2023 ERB Annual Conference

Session Proposals

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We are looking for dynamic educators, subject matter experts, and thought leaders to submit conference session proposals for consideration. Sessions should be centered around the theme of Connections— specifically using data to understand the whole child and exploring how a student's emotional state of mind, engagement with their classes, and sense of fairness and belonging connect to their academic success.

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Attend the conference for just $350.

Submitting a proposal indicates your commitment to present in person during the conference, should your session be selected. As a thank you, up to two presenters per school or organization can register at the significantly reduced price of $350 each (not including pre or post-conference sessions)—a savings of nearly 50%!

Themes

Sessions should be centered around the theme of Connections—specifically using data to understand the whole child and exploring how a student's emotional state of mind, engagement with their classes, and sense of fairness and belonging connect to their academic success.

Proposals should highlight how benchmarking data can tell a profound and actionable narrative about individual and classroom level growth, impact curriculum and instruction, and inform important decisions for a school community. Successful proposals will inspire our community to engage in memorable conversations and spark creativity in using data to understand the whole child while telling a story about the broader school community.

Subthemes and Topics

Along with connecting to one of the conference themes, your proposed session must also demonstrate relevance to one or more of the following categories:

Diversity, Equity, Justice and Inclusion (Subtheme)
Social and Emotional Learning and Student Wellness (Subtheme)
Data, Analytics, and Insight (Subtheme)
Achievement
Administration or School Leadership
Admissions
Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty and/or Student Engagement
Governance
Stakeholder Communication
Well-Being

Formats

All sessions must be 60 minutes, except where noted otherwise, and can be presented in one of the following formats.

Audience

Your proposed session must appeal to one or more of the following audiences. You will also have an opportunity to indicate the level of prior knowledge that your audience will need to successfully engage with your session.

Teachers or Faculty
Counselors or Well-Being Personnel
Technology Directors, Coordinators, or Specialists
Test Administration Personnel
Instructional Coaches or Directors
School Leadership or Administration Teams
Curriculum Developers, Designers, or Directors
Consultants or Trainers
Admissions or Development Professionals
Data and Analytics Personnel

Selection Criteria

Submissions must be received by December 12, 2022. Session proposals will be selected based on the following criteria. Decisions will be announced no later than Monday, December 19, 2022.

1. Relevance

Relevance to the overall conference theme and/or sub-themes as well as the selected topic.

2. Originality

The degree to which the session offers new insight or original thinking as it relates to the field of education, use of data, assessment, admissions, or well-being.

3. Significance

Alignment to current educational trends and/or teaching and learning conditions.

4. Session Design

The degree to which the session inspires high engagement and clear calls to action for attendees—immediate application, considered follow-up, or further exploration.

5. Attention to Detail

Completeness of the proposal as well as grammar and spelling.

6. Experience

Knowledge and experience of presenter.

Submit Proposal

Submissions must be received by December 12, 2022.

Before submitting your proposal make sure that your session meets the requirements outlined above. Your submission must be completed in one sitting—to ensure you have everything you need to complete your submission, refer to our proposal guidelines below.

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