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Sunday, September 24, 2017


 
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

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?

  • Refer to the KnightED Talks Student Showcase Presenter Handbook. 
  • If possible, attend some of the fall KnightED Talks workshops on presenting at the Showcase and how to write a proposal to present at the Showcase.    
  • Student presenters are mentored throughout the entire presentation process by interested faculty/advisors and members of the KnightED Talks Committee.
  • In mid-January, a KnightED Talks workshop on “Presenting Your Presentation” is dedicated solely to honing student presenters’ presentation skills. 
    Upon registering as a presenter, you will receive a link to submit your proposal!

When is the KnightED Talks Student Showcase?

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Whom do I contact for more information?

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