SUPD 2023

The Call to Present is Open!

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.

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We are looking for presentations and peer-networking hosts in the following professional tracks:

  • All Staff
  • Early childhood (ages birth-2 years)
  • PreK (ages 3-5)
  • Elementary teachers
  • Middle school teachers
  • High school teachers
  • Teacher assistants
  • Technology instructors/coaches
  • IT (Information Technology)
  • Administrators
  • Administrative assistants
  • Exceptional student education/Varying exceptionalities
  • School guidance
  • Communications
  • Admissions
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Curriculum and instruction/academics
  • Aftercare
  • Advancement
  • Food services
  • Nurses
  • Discipleship
  • Athletics
  • Security
  • …and more!

Speaker details . . .

There are two session formats that SUPD is looking for:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  • Pre-record: pre-record your presentation and submit no later than January 27, 2023.
  • Prepare: Sessions will run for 45 minutes.
  • Plan: proposed content should be engaging, relevant, and interactive.
  • Provide: provide all materials necessary for facilitating the sessions.
  • Call to Present closes: October 27, 2022
  • Call to Present Committee review: October 28-November 15, 2022
  • Invitation to Present sent out: by November 30, 2022
  • Early submission of pre-recording (earn $25 bonus): January 10, 2023
  • All pre-recordings of sessions due: January 27, 2023
  • Stipend up to $150 ($75 for presenting at first session, $50 for presenting a second session, $25 bonus for submitting video early)
  • Special presenter gift bag

Peer-networking Host details . . .

  • 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.
  • Special Roundtable Host gift
  • Create an opportunity for you and your colleagues to engage in beneficial and current topics that pertain to your field as you build relationships with your counterparts from other schools in Florida.