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Call for Proposals: InterAct CLASS Summit 2018


The call for proposals is open from now through Dec 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The InterAct CLASS Summit takes place in New Orleans, Lousiana on April 16-17, 2018. 


Improving child outcomes is our shared mission, but the way each of us approaches this goal is varied and diverse. Whether you are implementing a new PD initiative, researching best practices, or mentoring individual teachers—the summit will offer sessions that inspire you to transform new knowledge into action. The InterAct CLASS Summit of 2018— every keynote, session, and networking event—will be designed to help you Maximize Your Impact Today and Tomorrow.

Sessions at InterAct CLASS Summit are fun, interactive, and purposeful. We also want to ensure that sessions will cover a wide variety CLASS perspectives and settings. And while sessions do not need to directly relate to the theme, they should be relevant. Think of the theme as a guide that ties together all sessions, keynotes, and conversations at the Summit. Read on to find our suggestions for your proposals.

Suggestions for Proposals:

  • Implementation Stories
    • Developing CLASS leaders and teacher-mentors
    • Challenges and solutions
    • Building a culture of CLASS
  • Coaching and Professional Development
    • CLASS across system levels as a parallel process (teachers, coaches, leaders, families)
    • CLASS-based coaching strategies
  • Diversity of Settings
    • CLASS in different settings (family child care, public preschool, Head Start classrooms, educational , etc.)
    • CLASS in a variety of age levels—from infant through secondary
  • New Learnings
    • Research studying and/or using CLASS data
    • Aligning other assessments or systems with the CLASS tool


What's the average session size? Sessions will have between 60-85 attendees.

Who attends? School administrators, center directors, coaches/educational specialists, key leaders of national organizations, researchers, and educators.

What were the previous popular sessions? From the feedback we received after previous InterAct CLASS Summits, we know people like to hear a story. They like to hear about the bumps in the road, and how you got over them, the successes and failures. Attendees have let us know that they are particularly interested in attending more sessions around research, DLL, and K-12 use of CLASS. Last year's most visited sessions were about coaching and professional development and celebrated a community of continuous improvement.

Watch previous sessions here.

How are proposals selected? A small group of reviewers will blindly review all proposals against a rubric. This means that reviewers will not see who submitted proposals until final selections have been made. They will be looking to see that sessions are interactive, relevant for the audience, and purposeful.

Will I need to submit my slides in advance? No, but you will have two one-on-one calls with an organizer from Teachstone. He or she is your resource and partner in helping you plan your presentation.

Will sessions be shared out during/after the Summit? Attendees will have access to any shared materials during the event via the conference app. Afterward, attendees will be emailed a link to a shared folder with all materials. However, sharing slides or handouts is optional and not required for presenters to do.

Do presenters get a registration discount? One presenter per session will be guaranteed a discounted registration rate of $200.


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