Would you like to be considered as a presenter or a peer-networking host?
SUPD invites all faculty and staff representing all levels, content areas, and specialties to submit an application to present at the 2023 Schools United Professional Development Conference. We can’t wait to hear what great ideas you have to share.
There are two session formats that SUPD is looking for:
Session Presenter – 45 minutes Present a 45 minute interactive workshop on an area of expertise. The session should provide practical application and encourage attendees to take action.
Peer Networking Session Host – 45 minutes
Lead an interactive discussion among others in your field to discuss best practices and share innovative ideas. The host is only facilitating the discussion and is not expected to deliver a presentation.
Prepare: Prepare a brief list of the topics (and a description of each) that you plan to discuss during the round table discussion.
Plan: Peer-networking sessions are 1 hour in length. As you move from one topic of discussion to the next, give a quick overview of the topic, why it is important to this group, and what you would like the conversation to accomplish. You may also want to offer any current research or industry trends on the topic, or share a personal example of how this topic is impacting your school.
Provide: Provide copies of the discussion topics at each seat, so guests can prepare ways to contribute to the discussion.
Politely moderate: Politely keep conversations positive and ontrack. Be sure to keep track of time, wrap up on a positive note, thank everyone for participating, and give instructions for the guests about where they go after this session.