Call for Proposals
Main Conference: July 9-July 13, 2014
Deadline for submission: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
The Advanced Placement Program® and the AP® Annual Conference Steering Committee invite you to participate in developing the program for the College Board's AP Annual Conference 2014 by submitting a proposal for a main conference session.
As members of the AP and Pre-AP® communities, we share a commitment, and we must work together to ensure educational excellence for all our students. The AP Annual Conference is an opportunity for colleagues to come together from around the world to share experiences and best practices.
The College Board's AP Annual Conference Steering Committee welcomes your submissions. We recognize that AP Annual Conference participants are professionals who value learning in interactive sessions with audience involvement.
This year we are seeking proposals which follow under the following categories. We highly recommend that you consider these categories before drafting your session proposal. For further clarification, expand the session categories below to help you further develop your session.
- Deepening Content Knowledge
(e.g. Gain deeper understanding of difficult concepts to teach/learn, Deepening knowledge of a specific time period, Increase understanding of major issues within a content)
- Instructional Planning, Resources and Technology to Enhance Instruction in the AP Classroom
(e.g. Designing and/or planning/sequencing instruction, Using Technology/Web-based tools, Resources)
- Instructional Strategies That Lead to AP Success
(e.g. Using data/assessments to determine instructional strategies, Strategies for DBQs, FRQs, Strategies for text analysis, How to teach a certain content area)
- Building and Improving an AP Program
(e.g. State initiatives, Using data to improve an AP program, Building and/or strengthening higher education partnerships, Motivating students in an AP subject, Vertical Teams/Curriculum Alignment)
- Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
(e.g. Policies, programs and services to build equity and access, Differentiating Strategies)
- All main conference sessions are scheduled to run for 75 minutes. You should plan your session to allow for sufficient Q&A time.
- All rooms will be equipped with a microphone, LCD projector, and screen. Additional requests are subject to approval. Please note that we may not be able to honor all AV requests particularly ones that are late, or last minute on- site requests.
Guidelines and Procedures
- Submit a proposal only if you have secured funding from your institution to attend the conference and only if you are available to present at any time on July 11 and 12. Presenters are offered a 30 percent discount on the main conference registration fee.
- Presenters and co-presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel arrangements and expenses.
- Submit no more than two proposals, either as a main presenter or co-presenter. Obtain consent before you list other individuals as co-presenters and provide their contact information. As a lead presenter you are ultimately responsible for sharing with your co-presenters all information you receive from College Board staff about conference policies and logistics.
- All proposals will be reviewed by the AP Annual Conference Steering Committee using the scoring rubric.
Please note that proposals promoting the purchase of books, materials or services will not be considered for the conference program. Individuals who wish to promote a product should contact Christine Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss exhibit or sponsor opportunities.
Please keep in mind that because of the need for a balanced program and also because of time and space limitations, not all qualified proposals can be accepted. If your proposal is not accepted for this year's conference, please submit one next year.
The AP Annual Conference Steering Committee will review all proposals and notify you of its decisions in February 2014.
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