Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Elementary School Conference - Call for Proposals!

NC Elementary School Conference
Proposal Deadline April 7th

Have you ever presented a session at a local or statewide conference? If so, you know it can be exciting to share strategies that are working for you and to see other educators get just as excited about them as you are! It's both gratifying and humbling to know that you can impact others simply by taking time to share your expertise with them.

Maybe you don't think of yourself as an "expert" and worry that others won't be interested in what you have to offer. But if you love teaching and are successful in your own classroom, chances are good that you are more of an expert than you realize. Do you use hands-on strategies to reach your students? Do you use technology in creative ways? Are your students excited to be in your classroom each day? If so, it's time to step into a leadership role where you can share these experiences and positively impact others!

The NCAEE is seeking presenters for the Elementary School Conference at the Koury Center in Greensboro this October, and we invite you to submit your proposal today. Our theme is "Common Core and So Much More," so sessions tied directly to the Common Core are definitely needed. However, with the recent focus on technology in the classroom, we are also seeking presentations that will help teachers meet these new digital demands. If you would like present a session at this year's conference, you can learn more and submit your proposal online at http://www.ncelementary.org. The proposal deadline is April 7th, and we hope to be able to notify those who are accepted by the end of April or early May.

Whether or not you submit a proposal, we hope you'll join us on October 22nd for the Elementary School Conference. Registration is already open, and if you sign up now you'll save with the Early Registration discount. Visit the NCAEE Conference page to learn more and register. Hope to see you in Greensboro in October!


  1. Afternoon! The sign up page for the proposals states that the Koury Center has internet access. The last time I was involved with presentations there last week, we had to pay for internet unless we stayed at the hotel. Will this also be the case there again?

    1. Good question. Last year they had free Internet for everyone, but you are correct. Their policy changed and you do have to pay $10 a day for Internet unless you stay at the hotel. If you stay at the Koury you get free Internet access. One more reason to stay at the Koury!

    2. Sigh. If only I had the money to stay! But the Ramada across the street is...inexpensive, at least.