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2018 Call for Proposals


Please use this form for general submissions. If you are submitting sessions as part of an Affiliate Strand or on behalf of a CAST sponsor, please use the Affiliates & Sponsors form. If you are returning to edit an in-progress proposal, please log in to the Proposal Service Center using the login information you received in your confirmation email. Please contact stat@statweb.org if you did not receive a confirmation email.

The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) is excited to announce that the CAST 2018 Call for Proposals is open through June 15, 2018.

Each year, more than 6,000 educators and science advocates gather for the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, aka CAST, one of the nation’s premier science education conferences. What makes this three-day festival of all things science possible is you. Our program includes hundreds of breakout sessions presented by educators who generously share strategies for introducing students to the phenomenal world of science.

We seek proposals for sessions geared toward all grade levels and subject areas. A team of STAT members—science educators like you—will score all proposals and make recommendations for which sessions to include on the CAST agenda.

Proposal Submission Requirements

Before you log in to the Call for Proposals website, gather the information listed below. You may also download a PDF of a sample proposal for reference as you prepare your submission.

• Proposed session title
• Session description (50-word limit)
• Description of attendee interaction during your session—i.e., will they engage in interactive discussion, skill-building exercises, etc.? (50-word limit)
• Three session outcomes/takeaways
• Explanation of how your proposal aligns to research, best practices and/or STEM standards
• Target grade level, if applicable
• Subject area, if applicable
• Content level (foundational, applied or strategic)
• Target audience (classroom teachers, campus leaders/coaches, district supervisors, informal educators or all)
• Presentation logistics (panel, lecture, roundtable, demonstration/hands-on investigation, extended session [formerly “Short Course”], 20- to 30-minute poster session/lesson share)
• Maximum attendee request
• Room set-up request (roundtable, classroom set, theater)
• Name of lead presenter and any co-presenters

Submissions will be accepted until June 15, 2018. STAT will notify you in August to let you know whether your proposal has been accepted.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact STAT at stat@statweb.org. We can’t wait to read your proposal!

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