Call for Presenters and Workshop Facilitators
BC Social Studies Teacher’s ConferenceOctober 20th 2017
Request for Proposals:
Our Conference Theme this year is focused on exploring "Historical thinking"
We invite enthusiastic workshop presenters to submit proposals for presentations at this conference. We will be looking for proposals that speak to the conference theme while also addressing the common concerns of social studies educators everywhere. Presentations should be no loner than 75 minutes. There will be AM and PM sessions with options to present in one or both sessions.
The deadline for proposals will be July 15th 2017.
Priority will be given to proposals that can incorporate the curricular competencies and content in the new curriculum.
K to 9 curriculum can be found here: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum
Drafts of the 10 to 12 curriculum can be here: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/10-12#ss
Please keep these in mind as you prepare your workshop proposal
- Do the title and abstract match the presentation description?
- Do the discipline and primary audience designations correlate with the description?
- Are the objectives clearly stated?
- Does the proposal create a clear picture of how the presentation will flow?
- Are the content and/or skills discussed relevant to the intended audience?
- Are there opportunities for audience interaction?
- Can the objectives be met and activities completed in the time and format selected?
Proposals can take a variety of forms including serving as the coordinator of an open round-table for topic of debate or hosting a meeting where interested professionals can collaboratively generate new lessons and materials "unconference” style. We are open to any and all creative proposals. We would like to be clear that workshop presenters at the BCSSTA annual conferences are not provided stipends, however by volunteering to present & facilitate you are actively helping to enrich the professional development of fellow educators, also you will have free admission, access to all the proceedings, lunch and a very nice 'thank you' gift package.
We are also looking for a few proposals to host field excursions. These
are day-trips that access local sites of interest to teachers such as
walking tours, historic locations, geographic phenomena, situated case
studies, or "behind-the-scenes” with museum staff. Excursions are both
learning opportunities for teachers and training for teachers who
conduct field trips or place-based activities with students. As the
host, you would plan and organize the details of the excursion and the
BCSSTA can arrange a bus from Van Tech Secondary (unless using local
transit) and a bagged lunch, plus necessary material costs. In your
proposal, please indicate whether it fits into 9:00-2:30 (5hr30min) or 10:45-2:30 (3hr45min).
Finally, we ask that you bring any computers, projectors and photocopying you need with you. We will not be able to provide these for you. We can and will make sure you are booked into rooms with screens and internet access if required. If you have handouts / materials you would normally like to have copied, but cannot arrange to copy it in advance; we will be happy to host electronic copies of your materials on our BCSSTA resources website.
If you have questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org