Call for Proposals

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2016 FATE Annual Conference!

October 7-8, 2016

Saint Leo University

Teach with Purpose . . .

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FATE invites education professionals representing all levels, content areas, and specialties, as well as K-12 teachers, to submit an application to present at the 2016 FATE conference on October 7-8, 2016.

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 7, 2016

  • Student Showcase
  • Opening Speaker: Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate
  • Reception

Saturday, October 8, 2016

  • Inservice Training for inservice and preservice K-12 teachers
  • Breakout Sessions/Roundtables
  • Regional Meetings
  • Awards Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jeff Borden
  • Breakout Sessions/Roundtables


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

Conference Strands


Presentations under this strand highlight current research taking place in the field of education. This includes such topics as effective models for teacher education programs, research-based instructional strategies for the K-12 classroom, motivation, student engagement, and assessment.


Data-driven instruction is the systematic approach teachers use to improve student learning. It is what drives their plans, 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 assessment data and analysis to create action that supports student success.


Emerging technologies have been defined as technologies recognized as having the capability of changing the status quo. For this strand we are looking for presentations that include the use of emerging 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 emerging technologies are typically viewed as newer, older technologies can also be just as impactful.


According to The Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Center, “UDL is an approach to curriculum design that can help teachers customize curriculum to serve all learners, regardless of ability, disability, age, gender, or cultural and linguistic background. UDL provides a blueprint for designing strategies, materials, assessments, and tools to reach and teach students with diverse needs.” Presentations covering any of these UDL aspects would be gladly welcomed.

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 (Closed)

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

(new deadline) June 30, 2016

Submission Review Period

May-July 2016

Invitations to Present Issued

On or about August 1, 2016

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 Saint Leo University in the new Kirk Hall building. Each room will have a PC computer with Internet access, projector, screen, Elmo, and Smartboard. Whiteboards and markers are also available in some of the rooms for participant usage. 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.

Mark Your Calendars…

for the

2016 FATE Annual Conference!

October 7-8, 2016

Saint Leo University


33701 State Road 52

St. Leo, FL 33574