Teacher Education's Description

As you consider your proposal, please remember a particular interest this year is a focus on Learning for All in teaching, research, and in design as applied to the field of educational technology. The Teacher Education Division (TED) appreciates proposals that address or incorporate this theme. 

Also, TED values interactive presentations that facilitate audience participation and encourage audience members to discuss/implement new ideas. Describing how you will actively engage audience members will strengthen the quality of your proposal. 

Research Proposals 

Accepted proposals present completed original research related to the use of technology, instructional design and development, or instructional/learning theory in teacher education programs, K-12 schools, or teacher professional development. Qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method empirical studies are expected to involve data collection or a meta-analysis. Sharing examples of your findings to engage audience members in a discussion of what this new knowledge means to the field and your own scholarly agenda is encouraged. An emphasis should be placed on potential IMPACT of findings and how they can influence change in the field. If accepted, the authors will be encouraged to submit their papers to the Conference Proceedings. 

Instructional Practices Proposals
Presentations in this category report effective instructional practices that have been researched and utilized in teacher education programs, K-12 school settings, and professional development settings. This includes innovative instructional design and development approaches and use of effective instructional tools. Proposals should mention theoretical concepts applied. You are encouraged to demonstrate or share part of this best practice with participants to assist them with integrating these practices within their own settings. 

[Other] Technological Innovations / TED Camps 

NOTE: Insert ‘TEDCAMP’ as the first line in the abstract when submitting this session type. 

Presentations in this category are designed to facilitate discussion and exploration of cutting-edge technologies as they relate to teacher education programs, K-12 schools, or teacher professional development. You are encouraged to propose hands-on and interactive demonstrations of technological innovation and showcase a final product. Technologies include but are not limited to technological pedagogical content knowledge, gaming, Web 2.0 tools, social networking software, podcasts, blogs, and maker projects. 

Sessions can be proposed as stand-alone sessions, or as mini-sessions to be part of a larger, casual “meeting of the minds.” Similar sessions may also be packaged together into larger sessions. These sessions are intended as a way to combine workshops, discussions of practice, as well as a way to swap ideas with colleagues. Presenters should plan to make resources available at the start of each session so that participants can follow along and experiment as you go. While there will be aspects of presentation and demonstration, the greatest emphases for these sessions are conversation and hands-on experiences for the audience. 

Panel Discussion

 If you have an idea about a panel that you’d either a) like to organize and coordinate or b) encourage TED to organize, please communicate directly with the contact information below. 

TED would like to solicit interactive presentations that facilitate audience participation and encourage audience members to discuss/implement new ideas. Proposals are evaluated using a detailed rubric. Strong proposals clearly articulate: the purpose of the proposal/study, the methods employed, and the potential impact of the presentation content on influencing change in the field. TED also welcomes multidisciplinary presentations, both from within AECT and from external contributors. Collaboration with others is welcome. 


For more information on submitting proposals to the Teacher Education Division, please contact the 2018 TED conference planner: Tracy (Russo) Amalfitano at amalfit@ferris.edu