Presenter Proposal Form

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for submitting a proposal for the 2013 NCPN Conference in San Antonio, TX. Please read the following before completing the form.

This form must be completed in a single session. (The form will not save your information after you have closed your browser. Your network may periodically "time-out," causing loss of information, so it's best to finish within a relatively short period of time.) You will not be able to retrieve and revise your information once it has been submitted.

You should receive a copy of your submission via email. To ensure that you have a copy for your records, please print a copy of the form prior to submission.

As the key presenter, you will be responsible for disseminating information to co-presenters.

If you have questions or problems with the form, please contact Sheila Wilson.


Thanks
Sheila Wilson
Conference Manager


Key Presenter Information (Registration fee: $375)
Please do not register until you know if your presentation has been accepted. Presenters will receive a presenter registration form. (Presenters should not register online or on the registration form in the brochure.)

* Denotes a required field.
* First Name   Middle Initial
* Last Name
* Job Title
* Organization
* Address Line 1
Address Line 2
* City
* State/Province
    * Zip/Postal Code
* Phone
   Ext.
* Fax
* E-mail
Summer Address: (where you can be reached in the summer if different from above)
Summer Address
City
State/Province
  Zip/Postal Code
Phone
  E-mail
Presentation Information

* Program Strand Descriptions

(You can choose only one strand. Please read the program strand descriptions and select the one strand that best fits your topic.)

Impactful Instruction

Presentations in this strand include the “what” and the “how” of instruction.

  • What to teach includes all topics related to course development, curriculum design, and integration of academics with CTE. Examples of Rigorous Programs of Study are included here.
  • The How of instruction includes presentations on topics like learning styles, contextual teaching, best teaching practices for improved learning, technology in the classroom, and assessments.
  • Also included are school structures for improved student success such as smaller learning communities and career academies


Career Counseling & Coaching

  • Presentations in this strand include career guidance tools (such as interest inventories and occupational outlook information), the role of career counseling in Programs of Study, individual learning plans, career coaching, and counseling curriculum for various education levels.
  • Also included are topics such as counselor professional development, dropout prevention, and parental engagement.


Adult Career Pathways

  • Presentations in this strand include an overview of the characteristics of various adult groups in need of a second chance at education and family-supporting wages.
  • In addition, topics of interest are the obstacles and challenges faced by adults and the support services for meeting those needs.
  • Adult literacy, adult basic education, dislocated workers, remediation, and retraining are also topics that may be addressed in this strand.
  • Military pathways and credit for prior learning are part of this conference strand.
  • Also, topics that may be covered in other strands like learning strategies and counseling may be included here if oriented toward adult populations.


Leadership and Operational Strategies

This strand includes topics of interest to those in positions of leadership that may or may not be included in other categories.

  • It includes introductory and in-depth information about Career Pathways such as definitions, organizational structures, partnership development, funding, Perkins Act reauthorization, and the collection and use of data for decision making.
  • Also included here would be information on choosing appropriate types of professional development and technical assistance.


Pathway Transitions

Presentations in this strand deal with issues involved in helping students transition from one level of education to the next and on to careers.

  • Included are topics like dual and articulated credit, multiple entrance and exit points, recruitment, remediation, dropout prevention, and the role of community colleges.


Workforce & Economic Development Solutions

Involvement of business and industry partners is key to the success of Career Pathways programs. Presentations in this strand will include the elements of successful partnerships.

  • Active advisory boards, legal issues, internships, apprenticeships, and business involvement in curriculum development will be topics worth sharing.
  • The link between education structured around Career Pathways and the resulting improvement in the availability of a highly qualified workforce and economic prosperity are a central focus of this strand.


Funding and Sustainability

Many consider "funding" as the most important issue in their state. Sustainability deals with how to keep Career Pathways programs active and successful during a time when funding is being reduced.

  • Some of the topics in this strand are advocacy, sources of funding, grant writing, building community support, employer support, obtaining buy-in, return on investment, and internal investment.


* Title of Presentation
(Maximum: 12 words. The title should clearly commmunicate what the presentation is about.)
* Description of Presentation
(Maximum: 50 words. Describe what conference attendees can expect from your session and how they will benefit from it.)

Do not use URLs as this will cause your submission to be rejected. This description will appear in the conference program book.

* Abstract

(Maximum: 100 words. Give a brief summary of what you plan to accomplish in your session and how you will present it. Cite relevant information such as awards won.)

Do not use URLs as this will cause your submission to be rejected.

This information will not be published and is used only for evaluating presentations.

* Type of Presentation 

Forum (45 minutes)
Forum (60 minutes)
Clinics (75 minutes)
Roundtables (presented twice within a 60- or 75-minute time slot)(no equipment)
Poster sessions (Present Monday at designated times)
NCPN cannot guarantee you will be assigned the “type” of presentation you selected above, but will do its best to accommodate your request..

* If you chose forum or clinic but are not selected for that type of presentation, are you willing to present in a roundtable?

Yes
No

* If you chose forum or clinic but are not selected for that type of presentation, are you willing to present in a poster session?

Yes
No

* Room Setup
(Select one.)

Theater (rows of chairs)
Banquet (round tables)

* Will this session be presented in panel format?
(Will you need head tables with microphones for your panelists?)

Yes   
No

* Audiovisual Equipment
(Select all that apply.)

An LCD projector, Internet, screen, sound for laptop, and microphone (as needed) will be provided in each meeting room. There will be no equipment in roundtable or poster session presentations.
NCPN does NOT provide laptop computers.

DVD player & monitor     Flip chart

Expected Audience Size
(Room assignments are based on availability.)
* Presentation Audience
(Select all that apply.)
Postsecondary    Secondary    Adult Education     Business
* Audience Position
(Select all that apply.)

Counselor
Faculty/Instructor
Local or Regional Career Pathways or TP Director/Coordinator 
State Career Pathways or TP Director
Secondary Administrator
Postsecondary Administrator
School Board Member
Superintendent 
Employer
WorkForce/Economic Development
Other

* Will your session promote a product or service that is commercially available.

Yes
No

If yes, which company?

* Have you presented
before at NCPN?

Yes
No

List other major conferences where you have presented within the last two years:

*Name of Reference
(Please provide the name and contact information for someone who can attest to the quality of your proposed session and presentation skills.)

*

* Phone

* E-mail

Additional comments that might help us in reviewing your proposal
(70 words or less)

Co-Presenter Information

Additional presenters: $375

Student presenters: $75

NOTE: Please do not register until you know whether your presentation has been accepted. Presenters will receive a presenter registration form in the mail. (Presenters should not register online or on the registration form in the brochure.)

* Do you have any co-presenters? If so, please tell us how many and complete their information.
No  One  Two  Three  Four  Five 

Do you have student presenters? Yes    No

First Co-Presenter
Student presenter?
Yes    No
First Name
 
Last Name
Job Title
Organization
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
   Zip/Postal Code
Phone
Summer Phone
Fax
E-mail
Second Co-Presenter
 
Student presenter?
Yes    No
First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Organization
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
    Zip/Postal Code
Phone
Summer Phone
Fax
E-mail
Third Co-Presenter
Student presenter?
Yes    No
First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Organization
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
  Zip/Postal Code
Phone
Summer Phone
Fax
E-mail
Fourth Co-Presenter
Student presenter?
Yes    No
First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Organization
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
  Zip/Postal Code
Phone
Summer Phone
Fax
E-mail
Fifth Co-Presenter
Student presenter?
Yes    No
First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Organization
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
    Zip/Postal Code
Phone
Summer Phone
Fax
E-mail

* I agree to present in any time slot to which I'm assigned on Monday or Tuesday.   

* I understand that I (and additional presenters, if applicable) am responsible for my own travel, hotel expenses and applicable presenter registration fees. Travel arrangements should not be made until you have been assigned a presentation time slot in July.

*Security Question:
What is the sum of 5 plus five?

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we recommend that you also print a copy of the form prior to submission.

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