Call for Proposals

2019 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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Short Course & Workshop Proposals Closed: Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. We are currently in the process of reviewing proposals and we will send acceptance/decline notifications for workshops and short courses proposals on the following dates:

  • Proposal acceptance/decline notifications for short courses: March 29, 2019
  • Proposal acceptance/decline notifications for workshops: May 16, 2019

Exhibitor Workshop Proposals - Coming Soon! Check back in June 2019 for more information

Check out the schedule at a glance for information about the conference schedule. More information about conference events to follow as it becomes available.

Minimum System Requirements: The following web browsers are compatible with our proposal system:

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  • Safari 10 and later
  • Internet Explorer 11 and later
  • Microsoft Edge 15 and later

Proposal Deadlines:

  • Exhibitor Workshops: Coming Soon! Check back in May 2019 for more information

About Workshops: Workshops address an area of science, are targeted to one or more tracks, and may address several areas of emphasis. Workshops must be aligned with adopted state standards. They are 90 minutes in length and may consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion. Proposals should have embedded in the content appropriate disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and/or crosscutting concepts. CSTA encourages you to make your workshop subject matter and grade level specific (as opposed to spanning all grade levels). This, along with a well-organized, well written, and informative description, will increase your chances of having your proposal accepted. Submitters are limited to ten workshop proposals. Please review the Workshop Terms & Conditions before proceeding with your proposal.

Proposal System: CSTA has partnered with Slayte for our call for proposal system. Receipt of proposal confirmation emails will come from Slayte. In order to submit a proposal, you must log-in to your CSTA profile (the links provided will direct you to do so). Please take care when logging into the CSTA system to not create a duplicate record for yourself. Please use password recovery options, or contact CSTA at 916-979-7004 to update your email address rather than creating a new record. If this is your first interaction with CSTA in the last ten years, you may need to create a record for yourself.

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Discounted Presenter Registration: Lead presenters who are current members of CSTA will receive a fifty percent discount on conference registration, allowing full access to more than 200 workshops and events over the course of the conference. Registration is compulsory for all presenters. Co-presenters are not eligible for registration discounts.

Proposal Reviews and Scoring Rubric: All proposals will be reviewed by two members of the 2019 Conference Committee. The name of the proposal submitter is not visible to the reviewer. Proposals are reviewed using a rubric.

Proposal Selection: CSTA seeks to offer a variety and balance of programming across grade levels and subject matters. Thus, the selection of workshops and short courses is based not only on their review score, but also on the number of workshops and short courses needed to offer this diverse programming. Those submitting proposals will be notified by mail and/or e-mail of the status of their proposal as follows.

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