Teacher Education's Description

As you consider your proposal, remember the convention theme of Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals. The Teacher Education Division (TED) appreciates proposals that address this theme.

Additionally, TED values interactive presentations that facilitate audience participation, discussion, and implementation. Strengthen the quality of your proposal by describing how you will actively engage audience members.

Research Proposals
Accepted proposals present completed original research related to the use of technology, instructional design, 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 meta-analyses. Sharing examples of your findings to engage audience members in a discussion or hands-on application is encouraged. Place emphasis on potential IMPACT of findings and how they may influence the field.

Instructional Practices Proposals
Accepted proposals report effective instructional practices that have been researched and utilized in teacher education, PK-12, and professional development settings. Topics include innovative instructional design and development approaches, effective instructional tool use, program and professional development evaluations, and so forth. Proposals should address how theoretical frameworks and/or professional literature were used to support practice. They should also document how authors intend to share, discuss, and/or interact with audience members to help them integrate best practices in their own settings.

Inspire! Sessions
Accepted proposals focus on professional development opportunities. These 50-minute sessions encourage professional growth through knowledge, skill, and strategy exploration. They include clearly stated learning goals, hands-on activities, and discussion. Strong proposals describe how presenters will encourage interaction and professional development. Abstracts should also indicate whether audience members need to bring equipment and materials.

[Other] TED Camps/Birds of a Feather  
NOTE: Insert ‘TEDCAMP’ as the first line in the abstract when submitting this session type.

Presentations in this category facilitate group discussion and exploration of cutting-edge ideas and technologies as they relate to teacher education, PK-12, and professional development settings. Topics include but are not limited to technological pedagogical content knowledge, gaming, computational thinking, social networking, robotics, learning analytics, maker projects, learning management system uses, and video production. 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 to swap ideas with colleagues, combine mini-workshops, and discuss challenges and/or best practices. Presenters should make resources available at the start of each session so participants can follow along and experiment throughout the meeting. While there are aspects of presentation and demonstration, the greatest emphases are conversation and hands-on experience.

Panel Discussion
If you have an idea about a panel that you would like to organize or encourage TED to organize, please communicate directly with the conference planner (see Contact information below).

TED is soliciting interactive presentations that facilitate audience participation and encourage the discussion and/or implementation of new ideas. Proposals are evaluated using a detailed rubric. Strong proposals clearly articulate the purpose of the proposal, methods employed, and potential impact in the field. TED also welcomes multidisciplinary presentations, both from within AECT and from external contributors. Collaboration with others is encouraged.

For more information on submitting proposals to the Teacher Education Division, please contact the 2019 TED conference planner: Craig Shepherd at cshphrd2@memphis.edu