Call For Proposals

Call for Proposals Is Now Closed

If you submitted a proposal, you will hear back from us in early October.




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The theme for TIES 2016 is Empowering Learners.



  •          Preconference Workshops – Three-hour hands on sessions on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11
  •          Breakout Sessions
  • Listen and Learn – 50-minute presentations, primarily one-way interaction between presenters and audience.
  • Explore and Create – 90 minute presentation, presentation of content emphasizes hands on exploration and creation of content by audience members.
  • Poster Sessions– 50-minute presentations – presenters informally interact with conference participants about specific projects or practices, or demonstrate technology tools they have successfully implemented.


Your proposed breakout session or preconference workshop topic should fit one or more of the following conference strands:

• Digital-age learning experiences – How can students use technology to learn in transformative ways?

  • Academic content areas technology integration: Breakout sessions demonstrate technology integration best practices in specific content areas.
  • Emerging technologies: Breakout sessions demonstrate the latest in new technologies and innovative uses in education.
  • Mobile devices and mobile learning: Breakout sessions will describe the integration and classroom management of mobile devices in E-12 classrooms.
  • Online teaching and learning: Breakout sessions will demonstrate best practices of development and delivery.
  • Transformative Instructional Strategies with Technology: Breakout sessions will explore new and innovative strategies for teaching and learning with technology in terms of curricular design, instructional strategies, learning environments, improved student achievement, models for integration that promote transformational levels of technology integration and design thinking.

• Professional growth and leadership – How can educators use digital tools to transform pedagogy? What is the impact of technology on professional practice?

  • Leadership, vision and curriculum: Breakout sessions will offer information on innovative projects and policies around technology use (BYOD / flipped classroom / 1 to 1 projects and equity) personalized learning and integration models.
  • Data-informed decision-making: Breakout sessions emphasize data-informed decision-making to support improved student achievement.
  • Professional development: Breakout sessions demonstrate ways to enhance professional practice, personalize student learning and increase the productivity of teachers, administrators and the community through formal and informal professional development, professional learning networks and collaboration.

• Responsible digital-age citizen – How do we move beyond “Acceptable Use” to “Responsible Use”?

  • Developing responsible digital-age citizens: Breakout sessions address the equity issues, ethical challenges, guidelines, policies and Internet safety curriculum for responsibly using collaborative technologies, social networking and cloud computing.

• Technical support and infrastructure – How are we going to efficiently and effectively support increased infrastructure demand with less resources?

  • Technical support best practices: Breakout sessions focus on the technology and resources required to build, manage and support the technology infrastructure for effective teaching, learning and administration including BYOD and 1:1 projects.



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