If you are interested in presenting a clinic at the 2014 KSBA Annual Conference, or if you have a group of talented student performers you would like to showcase in Louisville, time is slipping away to make your pitch.
The deadlines for both are this month. Here is the background:
Performing groups must represent a public school or group of public schools and have superintendent approval to represent their district. Much of the conference format lends itself best to instrumental and/or vocal music that can be “background” music for conference activities such as meals and receptions. It is recommended (but not required) that an audio and/or video audition tape be included if available. Meal and lodging costs for students and district chaperones are the responsibility of the respective school boards. Limited funds are available to help offset transportation costs for student performers.
The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.
Informational Clinic Sessions (75 minutes)
Each KSBA annual conference has about three dozen opportunities for presenters to share their experience, information, knowledge or research about successful programs in their district or topics of critical importance to board members and education leaders. Lecture portions should be interspersed with ample time for audience questions and participation.
Interactive, Skill-Building Sessions (3 hours)
Between five and six of these Friday morning preconference sessions give participants a chance to interact with each other and the presenter by asking questions and participating in skill-building exercises and activities. Lecture portions of the presentation should specifically address the practices, process, or strategies necessary to understand and implement the ideas presented.
The deadline for submission is Oct. 31.
Proposals for both types of sessions MUST relate to local school board team roles and responsibilities, relevance to conference theme (Kentucky Schools – Creating Next-Generation Leaders); identification of what the participants will know and be able to do as a result of their attendance at the session; support for the topic with appropriate research; clarity of intent, description and design for the session; clarity of learning objectives for the session; and degree of participant involvement such as interactive discussions, learning activities and skill-building exercises.
Proposals received from proprietary companies MUST offer information that will be beneficial to every participant regardless of whether that member’s school district hires the presenter’s company or one of its competitors.
All of the forms and more information for the three types of proposals may be accessed online here http://ksba.org/AnnualConference.aspx.
For more information, contact Kerri Schelling firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-372-2962.