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Friday, June 22, 2018

Learn more about being a KnightED Talks Student Showcase Presenter


KnightED Talks

KnightED Talks Student Showcase

What is the KnightED Talks Student Showcase?

Watch the 2017 KnightED Talks
Student Showcase video:


One of the best ways to grow professionally is through participation in professional conferences.  The KnightED Talks Student Showcase, which simulates a professional conference experience, highlights our teacher candidates as presenters.  The Showcase is a forum for students to share their best work with their peers during a 30- or 45-minute time slot in an in-house conference venue.  This is a tremendous opportunity for professional development in which students can enhance their scholarship and presentational skills.  Student presenters engage in a powerful mentoring relationship with faculty as they progress through all steps of the presentation process – from brainstorming a presentation topic, to writing a presentation proposal, to honing one’s presentation, to actually presenting at the Showcase. This experience, which can be included on one’s professional resume, shows initiative and a desire to be a life-long learner, attributes highly valued by future employers.

What are the benefits to student presenters in the KnightED Talks Student Showcase?

Student presenters:

  • have a chance to share work of which they are very proud.
  • learn the process of submitting proposals for a conference.
  • be able to hone their presentational skills.   
  • participate in a real-life professional development experience.   
  • gain experience that they can include in their professional portfolios and resumes. 
  • qualify for a $500 scholarship that will enable them to attend a professional conference of their choice (available to undergraduate students only)

What are suitable topics for presentation?
Previous topics have included the following:

  • Assignments students have completed and of which they were proud
  • Strategies/activities learned in classes, workshops, internships, field experiences, conferences, etc.
  • Projects about which students are enthusiastic
  • Talents related to education that can be easily taught to the audience
  • A strategy that worked during one’s internship and/or tips for remaining during ones' internship

How do I get involved as a presenter?

When is the KnightED Talks Student Showcase?

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

How do I participate as a Sponsor or Vendor?

We welcome the communities support and participation in KnightED Talks Student Showcase. For more information on becoming a Sponsor or Vendor, please email

Whom do I contact for more information?

KnightED Talks Student Showcase Chairs
Dr. Lee-Anne Spalding
Dr. Taylar Wenzel

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