STEM Educators Conference
Call for Proposals
CFP Opens: March 6, 2023
Deadline for proposal submissions:
May 8, 2023
Notifications of acceptance sent by:
June 6, 2023
Accepting Proposals for:
- 60-minute concurrent sessions
- Poster presentations.
The Call for Proposals is now closed
Live Event: August 1-2 | On Demand August 3 – November 1
We want you! We are looking for innovative STEM educators who are passionate about the art and science of teaching. Faculty want to learn tools, tips, and techniques to improve their teaching from those that understand the specific complexities of STEM courses/students. This is your chance to get involved in our inaugural event.
COURSE PLANNING, DELIVERY, AND INSTRUCTION
Sessions in this track explore the different aspects of planning and teaching a STEM course. Topics may include: shifting to student-centered learning, creating a highly engaging classroom experience; fostering positive and productive learning; classroom teaching strategies; prompting discussion to facilitate learning; or developing critical thinking skills among students.
TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR TEACHING
Sessions in this track focus on the effective use of teaching and communication technologies including the theoretical underpinnings that drive the use of technology for teaching. Examples include: the pedagogical research that supports the tool; the pros and cons of the tool; an introduction to using the tool; or an example of the tool used in an online, hybrid, or traditional class.
Sessions in this track focus on assignments, assessments, and grading practices, or strategies measuring students’ accomplishment of course objectives and learning outcomes, such as: tests; and assignments; grading systems and criteria; self and peer assessment; rubrics; or feedback.
Sessions in this track promote any dimension of student engagement: behavioral, emotional, or cognitive, including: instructional strategies promoting engagement; practices supporting engaging classroom climate; promoting broadly engaged participation and discussion; or classroom-based engagement activities.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
According to the National Science Foundation (2018) the rapid growth of STEM careers over 10 years is not matched by a parallel growth in underserved populations entering these careers. Sessions in this track explore the unique challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion in post-secondary STEM education and offer solutions related to equity in curriculum and assessment to improve retention and advancement.
Sessions in this track address issues in STEM education and may include advising, student retention; balancing teaching and research; working with graduate assistants; or helping students prepare for graduate school, internships, or the workforce.
Submitting a proposal is easy! Simply fill out the form and select the track that best fits. All proposals must include:
- Session title and abstract
- Content and context
- Three literature references
- Engagement activities
If accepted as a session presenter, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference as well as extend your own network and grow professionally. All presenters must:
- Submit an electronic version of their PowerPoint slides
- Agree to having the session recorded for on-demand use
- Submit a PDF version of their poster and .MP3 audio narration
- Register for the conference (discounted fee for presenters: $250.00)