Annual Conference Session Proposal
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VASCD's 2017 Annual Conference will be held in Williamsburg on November 30 and December 1. Our theme is "RE:Thinking". Conference sessions should relate to developing students' and educators' thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. We are particularly interested in sessions that emphasize one or more of Virginia's "Five Cs": collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and citizenship.

Exciting, inspiring work is going on in Virginia's schools every day, and we are anxious for practitioners to share that work through the VASCD conference. We welcome your proposal! Questions should be directed to Conference Chair Julie Myers at or to Laurie McCullough at 

Proposals must be submitted by July 15. Selections will be made and communicated by August 11. Though the conference schedule has not been finalized, we anticipate that concurrent sessions will be 75 minutes in length.

We value the sharing and cross-pollinating of ideas! Our belief is that all of us have questions and all of us have value to offer; our intention is that presenters as well as those not presenting will have opportunities to interact and share throughout the conference.  Presenters may not participate unless they are registered for the conference.

All conference attendees, including presenters, are responsible for the costs associated with conference registration, hotel rooms if needed, and transportation to and from the conference.
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Please provide your contact information, including the email address where you can be reached in late July/ early August. All communications will come to this primary contact, so please plan to forward information to your co-presenter(s) if you are presenting with a team.

First Name:
Last Name:
Job Title:
Email Address:
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Address 2:
Postal Code:

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A phone number where you can be reached if we have questions about your submission.


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Your school name, if you work in a school.

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Your school division, company, or organization.


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Will others be presenting with you?  If yes, please provide their name(s), job title(s), school/division/organization(s), and email addresses in the comment box.

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Check those participants to whom your session is most relevant. (select all that apply)

Primary/Elementary Grades
Upper Elementary/Middle School
High School/Higher Ed
Classroom Teachers
Building Administrators
Division Leaders

If your presentation focus is one or more of Virginia's "5 Cs", please indicate which of them you will address (select all that apply). 

Critical Thinking
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Presentation title (no more than 12 words please)


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Session description (70 words maximum). Please note that if your description exceeds 70 words, we will edit it before sending it to the selection committee.


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We will share information about conference sessions in the weeks before and after the conference via our conference mobile app and our social media channels. If you'd like, please provide us with a sample tweet about your session!


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Optional: Is there any additional information you need to share with us regarding your session proposal?.


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