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21st Annual Teacher Recruitment &
Professional Development Symposium

"Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Embracing Change in the Educational Landscape "

MARCH 20, 2021

Virtual
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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21st Annual Teacher Recruitment & Professional Development Symposium
“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Embracing Change in the Educational Landscape”

Announcing Call for Topics
March 20, 2021
Virtual

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT: FEBRUARY 28, 2021

The Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. will be hosting the Twenty-First Annual Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development Symposium on March 20, 2021.  The theme for this year’s symposium is “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Embracing Change in the Educational Landscape.”

The symposium participants will consist of scholars (scholarship recipients who are currently enrolled in teacher education programs throughout the state of Florida).

The workshops designed for scholars will provide professional development sessions for those students who currently receive the Minority Teacher Education Scholarship at all of our 36+ participating institutions. Currently, FFMT has over 300 scholars and thus seeks to host several concurrent sessions to accommodate manageable sessions. Former sessions have included “Teachers as Leaders”, “The Role of the School Psychologist,” and “Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving.” FFMT is especially interested in sessions that are tied to the theme and provide a realistic application of principles and theory.

Scholars, primary contacts, state college contacts, district recruiters, college and university faculty, teachers, and principals are encouraged to submit a proposal to address our scholars. FFMT seeks diversity in the perspectives and professions of its presenters.

Workshop Formats

Please consider a variety of formats for your presentation. The workshops are one hour and 15 minutes in length. Interactive sessions engage the audience. We suggest considering the following as alternatives to the standard lecture presentation:

  • Debate: Two or three debaters hold clearly differing points of view. A chairperson with a prepared set of questions moderates the session.
  • Demonstration: This is a demonstration of a useful teaching tool or concept.  The audience will come away with an understanding of how it is used, but will not have any hands-on opportunities to try the tool or apply the concept.
  • Panel: This format focuses on a single issue facing the field of education. Two or three presenters will offer brief presentations on the topic and allow sufficient time for a question and answer session with the audience.
  • Collaborative Learning: This includes a presentation and discussion, with the majority of the session devoted to discussion and feedback. Presenters bring targeted questions to pose to the participants. This is ideal for networking and in-depth discussion on one topic.
  • Skill Building workshop: The presenter(s) teach the participants a specific skill needed by teachers and include at least one exercise to let the participants practice the skill.
  • Think Tank: This session focuses on a single issue or question. After the presenter describes the issue, participants break into small groups to discuss the topic and then reconvene to share their thoughts with the entire group.

Symposium Proposals can be submitted during registration and must include:

  • Presenter’s Name(s)
  • Presenter’s Biography (200 words or less please)
  • A one-page summary of the presentation that is comprised of a clearly stated objective; information that addresses the purpose of the presentation, the intended audience, and the format required. This will be used as a program book description.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. How clearly the objective is stated;
  2. How clearly the ideas in the proposal are expressed;
  3. Whether the proposal addresses an issue that ties into the symposium theme and objectives;
  4. Whether the workshop’s content is practical and useful for the intended audience (future educators).

Proposals must be received by February 28, 2021. 

If selected as a presenter, you will be notified via email. Please feel free to visit our web site to become familiar with our organization (www.ffmt.org). Each workshop can consist of 30-50 participants. Please prepare accordingly.

All presenters are responsible for providing their own technology needs. Presenters will be given Zoom access to control your break out room.

 

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Agenda

21st Annual Teacher Recruitment & Professional Development Symposium 

"Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Embracing Change in the Educational Landscape"

March 20, 2021
Virtual
9:30am - 5:00pm

9:30AM-10:55AM         Opening Session/Keynote Speaker

11:00AM-11:55AM        School District Recruitment – Session I

12:00PM-12:55PM        School District Recruitment – Session II

1:00PM-1:25PM            Break (Lunch on Your Own)

1:30PM-2:45PM            Breakout 1 Workshops/Professional Development/School District
                                        Interviews

2:50PM-4:05PM            Breakout 2 Workshops/Professional Development/School District
                                        Interviews

4:10PM-5:00PM            Closing Session

 

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