Call for Proposals for Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions at each symposium offer opportunities for Chicago area educators to engage in discussions on a range of topics in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. We invite you to submit a proposal to organize and lead a breakout session. Each symposium program will have thirty- to sixty-minute periods for small group breakout sessions.
Breakout sessions should highlight instructional and curricular activities by educators in the Chicago area and provide opportunities for discussions of issues relating to undergraduate instruction in mathematics and science. This year we are expanding the program to include information tables, exhibits, and posters.
In the past, participants have enjoyed a wide range of topics and varying types of format at our breakout sessions. Well received breakout sessions often invite active participation by audience members. Presenters may present an ongoing project or use the session to lead a discussion on an important issue. A session may focus on an undergraduate math or science course that is being offered in an innovative way, or on issues of student learning that may apply to a wide range of situations. We invite first time presenters and innovative ideas. Please feel free to contact Martina Bode or any of the members of the Symposium Planning Board to discuss possibilities.
Proposals for a breakout session should include:
- Title of Session
- Presenter(s) including name(s), position(s), and affiliation(s)
- 1-3 Paragraph Abstract. Include:
- Issue and/or project to be focus of the session
- Format for the session. Be sure to indicate ways in which the session will encourage interaction among the participants, and between the participants and the presenter(s).
- Materials to be provided, if relevant.
- Vendor sponsorship, if relevant.
- Requested technology.
- The 2018 symposium you prefer for the session.
Vendors interested in sponsorship or exhibition should contact Martina Bode.
Send your proposal by email to Martina Bode. Include SYMP2018 in the subject line.
For more information, contact Martina by email: email@example.com.
Deadlines for submission: Proposals must be received by February 15, 2018 for full consideration.
Please note that all breakout presenters and attendees must register for the symposium and pay the registration fee.