2015 CCSA Conference: What makes a good proposal? Deadline to Submit is Oct. 16
August 28, 2014 The creative input of the charter school community makes the Annual CCSA Conference a world-class event each year. Our theme for The 22nd Annual CCSA Conference taking place March 16-19, 2015 in Sacramento, CA is "One Movement Many Voices." Submit a proposal and share your voice today!
What Type of Programming Are Attendees Looking For?
Attendees of the CCSA Conference are looking for interactive sessions in which they are active contributors to the conversation. Attendees want to understand how the content you are presenting is relevant to the work they are engaged in every day and they want takeaways they can apply when they return to their school.
Here are three tips keep in mind while developing your proposal:
1. Include at least two interactive facilitation techniques. According to 2014 evaluation data, attendees were five times more likely to give a session a higher overall rating if the presentation offered a high level of audience participation.
2. Feature school leaders, teachers, parents and community members as presenters. In 2014, the top rated sessions by teachers and school leaders were sessions that included experts from multiple areas. Share real life stories of engagement in the charter movement by co-presenting with school leaders, teachers, CCSA staff, and/or exhibitors/vendors with who your working.
3. Offer clear takeaways: Offer practical models, techniques and materials that are easily adaptable and can be implemented. Presentations that offered applicable skills were rated much higher overall by conference attendees in 2014.
To ensure you can join us in Sacramento, CCSA is offering the Back to School Registration Special--a discounted flat rate of $350. This rate is only available until Friday, September 19. Register with a purchase order to lock-in this low rate and you won't pay until March 2015. Register Now!
Attend conference and share your voice with others like Satpal N., Charter School Supporter from Los Angeles, CA. "I am a supporter and I advocate for the Charter School Movement because I believe in the difference charter schools can make in the lives of the next generation."
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