First Annual LDC/MDC Networking Conference Engaging Students With the Common Core State Standards A Call to Present Charlotte, North Carolina | July 15 – 17, 2013 Westin Charlotte Hotel The First Annual LDC/MDC Networking Conference is for teacher, school, district and state leaders who are engaged with or interested in adopting the tools and strategies of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) to advance students’ gradelevel mastery of rigorous common core state literacy and math standards. CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES I. Capture lessons learned, best practices and results by enabling teachers who have experience with LDC and MDC to participate in facilitated sharing sessions by content areas. II. Provide opportunities for state, local and school leaders who are supporting teachers in effectively using the LDC and MDC tools and strategies to share lessons learned about successfully growing the number of districts, schools and teachers participating. III. Introduce new participants represented by state, district and school teams to LDC and MDC through sessions based on best practices. They will learn ways to adopt these strategies, and support the growth of school and teacher involvement in order to better prepare students for further studies and careers. First Annual LDC/MDC Networking Conference Engaging Students With the Common Core State Standards PRESENTERS To submit your proposal, please fill out the Presenter Form. Registration Fee – $150 PRESENTER INFORMATION This is a call for presenters with successful experiences using the LDC and MDC tools and strategies. Proposal Deadline – April 19, 2013 The First Annual LDC/MDC Networking Conference website and online registration will be available January 2013 at www.sreb.org. NON-PRESENTERS Attendees’ conference fees will be either $180 if paying by check or $200 if a purchase order is submitted. The First Annual LDC/MDC Networking Conference website and online registration will be available January 2013 at www.sreb.org. n Teachers experienced with LDC and MDC who can share lessons learned and the impact the frameworks have had on student engagement and performance n State, district and school leaders who can share lessons learned about building capacity in districts, schools and teachers and growing the number of districts, schools and teachers participating n Consultants who can share proven strategies, resources that enhance successful integration of the LDC and MDC frameworks to advance student learning Connections Housing will act as the booking agent for all contracted conference hotels. For more information about hotel reservations or to reserve a room, please call (404) 844-4404 or (800) 262-9974. You can also visit us at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/LDCMDC. SESSION TYPES The conference will include a variety of session types and formats to meet the diverse needs of participants, whether they are new to LDC or MDC or in advance stages of implementing key tools and strategies. I ntroduction – These sessions will be designed to present participants new to LDC and MDC the tools, strategies, and success stories from experienced teachers and leaders. est Practices – Experienced teachers and leaders will B share LDC and MDC best practices and lessons learned by discipline areas for middle grades, high schools and technology centers. vidence-Based – These sessions will involve teachers, E leaders, and researchers in sharing evidence about the effectiveness of LDC and MDC in engaging students through challenging assignments. eep-Dive – These sessions are aimed at preparing teachers D to return to their classrooms with plans to implement a key strategy from LDC and MDC with support from their principals. caling – These sessions will share successful strategies used S by states, districts, and schools to increase the use of LDC/ MDC tools and strategies within districts and schools in order to have wall-to-wall teacher participation. ound Tables – Experienced teachers, leaders and providers R involved with LDC and MDC by content areas will share lessons learned with discussions led by a facilitator and table leader. lanning – These sessions will be for district and school P teams to develop a purposeful approach for their district and school over a three-year period using the LDC and MDC tools to advance students’ readiness for high school and postsecondary studies and careers. First Annual LDC/MDC Networking Conference Engaging Students With the Common Core State Standards PRESENTER FORM Presenter’s Name ___________________________________________________________________________ School or Organization _______________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address ____________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip _____________________________________________________________________________ Job Title __________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail Address _____________________________________________________________________________ Daytime phone number ______________________________________________________________________ Type of School (check one) o High School o Middle Grades School o Career/Technical Center Presenter School Location (check one) o Rural o Suburban o Urban o Not Applicable Content Area (check one) o English/language arts o Social Studies o Science o Pre-algebra o Algebra I o Geometry o Career/Technical o Other Elective Leadership Area (check one) o State Leader o District Leader o School Leader o Librarian o Teacher o Special Education Teacher o Counselor o Other Preferred Date to Present July 15:___ Monday afternoon July 16:___ Tuesday morning, ___ Tuesday afternoon July 17:___ Wednesday morning Session Types Select the session type your proposal best fits o Introduction o Best Practices o Evidence-Based o Deep-Dive o Scaling o Round Tables o Planning Session Title and Description Provide a three sentence description to help SREB understand your session. Include the specific LDC or MDC tools you have used, how you were prepared to use these tools, changes you have made or have seen in the classroom and its effect on student achievement, engagement, etc. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 404-875-9211.