2017 Board and Officer Nominations

Please submit your completed form to emjakubowski@fsu.edu by Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by 5 pm.

The links to the online forms are on the right side of this page.


Welcome to Florida Association of Teacher Educators.

2017 Call for Proposals

2017 FATE Annual Conference

October 13-14, 2017


Grit, Mindset & Resilience:

Your Boundaries are Limitless

FATE invites education professionals representing all levels, content areas, and specialties, including PK-12 teachers, to submit an application to present at the 2017 FATE conference on October 13-14, 2017.

FATE brings together a collaborative community of educational leaders and experts in order to exchange techniques, and empower participants with strategies for teaching and learning success.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Student Showcase
  • Opening Speaker
  • Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Inservice Training for inservice and preservice PK-12 teachers
  • Breakout Sessions/Roundtables
  • Regional Meetings
  • Awards Luncheon with Guest Speaker(s)


Our attendees have varied professional roles in education, such as community/state college and university faculty, deans and administrators; PK-12 district administrators, classroom and resource teachers, instructional coaches and librarians.

Conference Strands


For this strand we are looking for presentations that include the use of technology for teaching, learning, or creative inquiry. Topics may include, but are not limited to mobile learning, gamification, analytics, tablet computing, open content, or cloud computing. While current technology can motivate learners, implementing and coupling with older technologies can also be just as inspirational.


Presentations under this strand highlight current research and emerging research in the field of education. This includes such topics as effective models for teacher education programs, research-based and research-validated instructional strategies for the PK-12 classroom to meet student academic and behavioral needs, motivation, student engagement, and assessment.


Implementing a standards based curriculum that incorporates data-driven instructional planning is used to improve student learning. This guides teachers in instructional planning, decisions, and responses to educational issues being confronted in the classroom or with any element of a school’s culture. Presentations under this strand emphasize the use of standards based curriculum, assessment data and analysis to create action that supports student success.


Teaching is often perceived as an increasingly demanding job with divergent influences, dynamic sources of innovation, and demands that make it a struggle. In reality teaching provides the potential to transform lives, provides opportunities for growth and improvement, personal satisfaction, and impact the lives of our most precious commodity – children. Consider an innovation, skill, strategy or mindset you implemented which helps you to persevere as an educator. In this strand presentations include a variety of methodologies, research, collaborations, strategies, and resources to meet and help sustain your long term goals in education.  

Presentation Formats

FATE is accepting proposals for three types of formats. You are required to select a preferred presentation type when you submit your proposal. FATE reserves the right to adjust formats from single to multiple presentations, if necessary, to give all accepted proposals a spot in the program.

  • Single Presentation – select this format if you will be a single presenter or will have co-presenters. This session will last 50 minutes
  • Multiple Presentation – select this format if you would like to be grouped with another presentation on a similar topic. This format will allow each presentation 20 minutes with a discussant who will facilitate questions for the final 10 minutes.
  • Roundtable – select this format if you would like to discuss your presentation in a small group format that may or may not include visuals. These sessions will last 20 minutes.

Electronic Proposal Form

The information supplied in proposals will be used to prepare the program and to advertise the conference on the FATE website. Please be sure that your information is complete and accurate. All proposals must be submitted online at the FATE website (click here for form). Proposals must include the following:

  • Title of presentation
  • Presentation format
  • Presenter(s) information
  • Conference Strand
  • Session description for the program (50 words)
  • Presentation abstract – used to assist with the selection process (300 words)
  • Contact information for all presenters
  • FATE Region – can be found on the FATE website

Review & Evaluation Criteria

All proposals undergo a blind peer review process. Criteria for acceptance are based on the following:

  • Interest to conference attendees
  • Current or cutting edge topic that relates to the conference strands
  • Content of presentation

Presentation Selection Timeline

Call for proposals closes

June 16, 2017

Submission Review Period

June-July 2017

Invitations to Present Issued

On or about August 10, 2017

Presenter Responsibilities

  • Please ensure that your contact information is current and up-to-date. All communications will be sent to the Lead presenter as identified in the proposal application. It is the Lead presenter’s responsibility to inform any co-presenters of their proposal acceptance.
  • Presenters must register for the conference in advance. Any presenter that does not register will not be listed in the conference program. Please see the FATE website for registration deadlines.
  • Please consider providing presentation materials for your participants, such as copies of powerpoints, handouts, online resources, etc.

AV Equipment
This year’s conference is being held at Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton. Each room will have a PC computer with Internet access, projector, and screen. Wireless Internet access is available to all attendees. If you are an Apple user, please bring your own laptop and appropriate projector connector (dongle) if you wish to use the projector.