School Media & Technology's Description

Thank you for considering School Media and Technology (SMT) for your AECT 2019 proposal submissions!
SMT provides leadership in educational communications and technology by linking practitioners and researchers interested in best practices of digital integration for K12 learners in both informal and formal learning environments.
Our membership includes K12 educators, school librarians, computer or technology teachers, K12 support personnel, media and technology practitioners, and professors of school librarianship and educational technology, among others.
SMT encourages proposals that support the 2019 AECT Convention theme "Inspired Professional Learning," particularly as they relate to best practices in digital integration in both formal and informal K12 learning environments. We encourage proposals that address what may be traditionally underrepresented groups or populations. Proposers should attempt to address this theme in their proposals, highlighting where the proposal addresses this theme.
Topics may include but are not limited to:

  1. Technology integration in K12 contexts;
  2. The evolving roles of teachers, school library media specialists, and instructional technology specialists in online and blended K12 learning environments;
  3. The design of online and blended K12 environments that optimize student learning;
  4. Blended and online K12 professional development;
  5. K12 teacher created instructional materials connected to curriculum standards;
  6. Technology-related issues facing teachers and school librarians;
  7. Student media production;
  8. Technologies to support authentic assessment of student learning;
  9. Research into practice;
  10. Cultural diversity;
  11. School and technology leadership; and
  12. The design, development, and implementation of technology-enhanced K12 learning spaces or programs that support student inquiry, problem solving, complex thinking, or exploration.

SMT values interactive presentations that foster audience participation by enabling them to discuss new ideas they can then implement in their respective domains of practice.
To learn about the different types of Sessions, please revisit the main Call for Proposals page (, which details the nature of Concurrent Sessions, Panels, Posters, and Roundtables.
We hope you’ll submit with our division!
For more information regarding submitting proposals to the Division of School Media & Technology, please contact Tamera Hudnell, or Michele Stork,