Session Formats

It is imperative that you deliver your session according to the session format in which you applied and were accepted. Your proposal was emailed to you upon proposal submission. If you cannot find your proposal, contact Diane Henderson, MACUL's Speaker Coordinator. Descriptions of the five session formats:

Listen and Learn

Traditional 60-minute sessions offered by an individual or a team of presenters.  Sessions are informative, focusing on various aspects of educational technology. Attendees sit back and soak up the learning.

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Participate and Share

60-minute sessions offered by an individual or a team of presenters. Audience participants interact with the facilitator and other attendees as they learn. Social/informal in nature, these sessions focus on an identified topic. Attendees network and share ideas with like-minded peers.

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Explore and Create

60-minute sessions offered by an individual or team of facilitators focusing on an identified topic in which attendees bring their own devices, participate in guided hands-on activities and learn by doing. Session proposals must include all app, device, or software requirements in the session description.

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Panel Session

60-minute sessions highlighting Ed Tech topics and concepts. Moderator interacts with co-presenters on an informal panel. Panelists present different perspectives or experiences on the topic. Questions from the audience are encouraged, creating an interactive and dynamic environment.

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Deeper Dive

These 90 minute hands on sessions will focus on a resource, site or procedure and allow you to learn and play. Participants will need to bring a device which can access the resource so that they can take part in the activities for the session.

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Session Evaluations are Important
  • Remember to encourage participants to use the conference app to evaluate your session
  • Consider adding a slide to your presentation so that you do not forget!

Share Your Resources

Please post your handouts and electronic resources to the MACUL16 app for prospective participants. We know, from their feedback in prior years, that participants are particularly grateful for any handouts they can access. Refer to the Share Your Resources page for instructions. 


Presentation Tips

Review the information on the Technology Info page and come prepared!

Think back up! MACUL is taking every precaution to make sure that the network is functioning properly and that you will be able to access the Internet for your materials, examples or presentation. But, things can happen. Therefore:
  • Be prepared to present without a connection. This could mean having your presentation saved on a USB drive or computer.
  • Have screenshots or videos ready to use in place of a live connection.
Once you know your room assignment, look at the maps to determine the room size. Use this information as you prepare your presentation. Think about sound, text size, etc.

Practice, Practice, Practice!


Resources from Garr Reynolds (author of Presentation Zen):

Ten Tips for Better Slide Decks from David Epstein 
David Epstein is TED's in-house expert on making slides that communicate your idea.

http://blog.ted.com/10-tips-for-better-slide-decks/