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Crowdmark Community Conference

JUNE 13, 2024

Become a speaker

Call for proposals

The Crowdmark Community Conference is dedicated to furthering the conversation on authentic assessment, effective teaching, and successful learning. This one-day online users conference will spotlight the most innovative and relevant practices in teaching and learning today. 

For our users conference, we invite you to submit a proposal to give a presentation, panel discussion, or workshop. 

Want to know what we’re looking for? Check out the guidelines below.

2024 CONFERENCE THEMES

All sessions should relate to one of the following themes:

Learn what evaluation methods through innovative AI technologies Crowdmark users are exploring in their classrooms.

Gain insight into how fellow instructors are using Crowdmark to elevate their grading and assessment processes in their classes. 

Learn about the principles, theories, and methodologies underlying the process of assessment in education. 

TO HELP YOU GET STARTED WITH YOUR PROPOSAL

How do you grade more quickly and effectively, while giving rich feedback?

How do you help students reach learning outcomes? Are there elements of authentic assessment incorporated into your course structure?

How do you onboard, train, and maintain cohesiveness of grading teams? Is there a process that you follow to ensure consistency of grading?

How have you improved upon remote learning through assessment? Are there in-person or hybrid lessons that you’ve been able to use?

How have you improved upon in-person learning through assessment? Are there online or hybrid lessons that you’ve been able to use?

How have you improved upon hybrid learning through assessment? Are there online or in-person lessons that you’ve been able to use?

What aspects of group assessment have you found to be most beneficial? How do you use this technique throughout the term?

How do you examine data or content to discover deeper insights, make predictions, or generate recommendations to improve teaching and learning?

Are there unique ways in which you design your assessments to ensure that students perform well? What innovative assessment types have you employed in your courses?

What projects have you worked on above and beyond “traditional” teaching and learning? How have you used educational technology to further student learning?

Accessibility for underserved and marginalized students–as well as students with disabilities–is always a challenge. How have you supported students who may not fit the “traditional” model?

How do you encourage academic integrity in the classroom? Are there methods or techniques that you employ to reduce the motivation to cheat?

SESSION FORMATS

Sessions should be 30-60 minutes in length, including any discussion / Q&A periods.

Individual Presentation

Focus on one subject, with a single speaker. Presentation should speak specifically to one topic and/or technique.

Panel Discussion

With a panel of colleagues, address questions related to one conference topic. Panels should involve three to five panelists and a moderator.

Interactive Workshop

Take participants through the process of designing and implementing a strategy. Workshops should include participant activities.

Alternative Format

We invite you to propose a format for your session that may better suit your outcomes than the session formats suggested above.

Review Criteria

Relevance of proposal to the conference topical areas and how Crowdmark supports these

  • Demonstrated understanding/awareness of issues related to teaching and learning.
  • Alignment of proposal ideas to relevant literature or best practices.
  • Interdisciplinary relevance.
  • Clarity of intended session objectives/learning outcomes.
  • Overall clarity of proposal.

Registration coming soon!

Crafting Your Proposal

  • The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, May 15th, 2024 at 11:59:59 ET.
  • Proposal length 200-300 words.
  • Please consider two to three main takeaways from your work (if someone were unable to attend your session, what key research findings/practical experiences would you want them to know?)
 
To submit your proposal, please email us at proposal@crowdmark.com.