CASE Presenter Information
We are so appreciative of the support of our CASE presenters, without them, our events would not be possible. For general guidelines on our presenter criteria, please see below. More information, including presenter deadlines, will be released prior to each event. The invitation to present at our annual CASE Convention takes place each spring. Presentations for our annual CASE Winter Leadership Conference are by invitation only. For questions regarding presenting for either event, please contact our Director of Professional Learning, Ryan Harrison, at email@example.com.
The presenter application for the 48th Annual CASE Convention will open later this spring.
GENERAL PRESENTER INFORMATION
Our events are driven by high-quality, professional and engaging presenters from schools, districts, education organizations and partners. This year, consider contributing your own experiences to the benefit of others' professional learning:
- Connect with attendees from around the state that are decision-makers in their schools and districts.
- Make new contacts and create name recognition for your organization, district, school, program or personal success.
- Engage with the highest level of experts in the field to enhance your own professional learning.
- Be part of the excitement of the largest professional learning experience for school and district leaders in Colorado.
BREAKOUT SESSION SCORING AND DEFINITIONS
BREAKOUT SESSION SCORING CRITERIA
Breakout session proposals are reviewed by CASE staff, the CASE Professional Learning Advisory Group and CASE department boards. Reviewers use the proposal scoring criteria below as the basis for scoring and selecting sessions for the Education Leadership Convention. Please note that the sessions for the Winter Leadership Conference are selected by CASE staff and are made on an invitation-only basis.
PROPOSAL SCORING CRITERIA:
1. Department Relevancy: To what degree does your proposal meet the needs of our CASE departments? Please note that sessions are not scored based on how many departments would find the session relevant, but rather on the content and learning outcomes of the session and its application to department needs.
2. District and School Representation: Any exhibitor or sponsor applying to present is strongly encouraged to partner with a school or district leader. Vendor proposals are typically disqualified unless a clear partnership with a Colorado school or district leader is outlined.
3. CASE Vision: To what degree does the session proposal align with the mission of CASE to "empower Colorado education leaders to deliver on the promise of public education?"
4. New: The CASE Professional Learning Advisory Group elected in the fall of 2015 to adopt Learning Forward's professional learning standards. Presenters are encouraged to visit the Learning Forward website to learn more about the standards before completing the proposal form. The form will ask presenters to identify which of the standards the proposed session addresses.
5. Logistics: Often times, we receive several proposals focused on the same content area and need to limit the number of accepted sessions. In some instances, we will need to decline your proposal. In other cases, presenters may be invited to combine sessions. The proposal form allows you to accept or decline this option.
DELIVERY FORMAT DEFINITIONS
Presenters should identify which of the following formats will be used to present their breakout session.
CASE Study: A systematic way of examining a single instance, program, initiative or event by collecting data, analyzing information and reporting the results. The presenter explains how a program was designed and implemented in response to a particular challenge or issue then shares results, pitfalls, successes and lessons learned from the experience. The presenter provides examples of processes that participants can transfer to their projects to better serve their own communities.
Collaborative Dialogue: This conversational format encourages meaningful dialogue, purposeful and collaborative thinking, and positive inquiry. Sessions give participants the opportunity to ask direct questions of the expert, as well as the opportunity to give input on the specific issues addressed.
Demonstration: A presentation to demonstrate how things are done and showcase a specific teaching technique, leadership skill, product or material.
Lecture with Interaction: Oral presentations intended to present information or teach participants about a particular subject. A lecture is generally one-way communication used to convey critical information, history, background and theories. Many lectures are visually engaging and give opportunity for listeners to ask or answer questions during the lecture and/or at the close of the session.
Panel Presentation or Symposium: A forum for a group of scholars, experts, knowledge leaders or government representatives to discuss specific pedagogical policy, practice or research issues from a variety of perspectives with alternative solutions. Moderator allows time for Q&A following the presentation.
Project-Based Workshop: A highly interactive and productive workshop to address pertinent issues and responsibilities affecting the everyday work life of CASE members. Participants leave with a game plan, solution, method and/or work already done.
CRAFTING ENGAGING SESSIONS
CASE is looking for thoughtful, engaging and timely sessions for our attendees. For tips on developing an engaging and interactive breakout session, click here to download the CASE Presentation Planning Guide. Please click here to access a breakout session sample proposal.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FORM
Thank you for expressing interest in being a breakout session presenter at an upcoming CASE event. Please note the following CASE policy regarding breakout session presenters:
All Conference and Convention breakout session presenters are identified as volunteer independent contractors.
The independent contractor understands that he/she:
- Is not entitled to any workers’ compensation benefits in the event of injury.
- Is obligated to pay all federal and state income tax on all money earned while performing services for the business, if applicable.
- Is obligated to provide workers’ compensation insurance for all workers the he/she hires.
All presenters must affirm their understanding of and agreement to the above Independent Contractor statements for themselves and all of their co-presenters on the online presenter application forms. For additional information about presenting as an independent contractor, please contact CASE at firstname.lastname@example.org.