NCAEE Annual Conference

2015 Elementary School Conference

Embassy Suites Resort

October 18 - 20, 2015
Embassy Suites Resort
Charlotte/Concord, NC


We're excited to announce the 12th Annual Elementary School Conference! We are already hard at work organizing the event, and we hope you'll plan to attend. Because of the great success of our 2014 conference at the Charlotte/Concord Embassy Suites Resort, we'll be there again this year - and we expect it to be even better than last year's!

Begin your planning to attend today and keep check back for details about this exciting program. We look forward to seeing you this year.


Keynote Speaker - October 19th

Angela Watson: NCAEE Keynote Speaker

...teaching strategies, daily routines, and mindset shifts that will infuse your day with joy and purpose!

Luncheon Speaker

Unshakeable: 3 Keys to Enjoying Teaching Every Day, No Matter What

Angela Watson

Many teachers enter the profession of teaching full of excitement, but later find their enthusiasm waning as they cope with the reality of the job's daily stressors. In this keynote, you'll learn teaching strategies, daily routines, and mindset shifts that will infuse your day with joy and purpose. Reconnect with your passion for teaching while inspiring your students to unleash their passion for learning!

A dedicated classroom teacher for 11 years, Angela Watson has turned her passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services in Brooklyn, NY, she has published 4 books, launched 2 online courses, hosts a weekly podcast, designs curriculum support materials, provides instructional coaching services, and conducts seminars in schools around the world.

Angela will also host a breakout session...

Keynote Discussion: Practical Steps For Aligning Your Life With Your Vision

Monday, October 19th (1:30 pm - 2:45 pm)

The principles from "Unshakeable" sound intriguing, but how can you integrate them in YOUR classroom? Come discuss your next steps in this roundtable session. Angela will share actionable tips for managing your energy level and creating time for what matters most. Share strategies with your peers and ask for advice on issues you're facing with mindset, time management, motivation, and more.


2015 Call for Presenter Proposals

2015 NCAEE School ConferenceDo you have engaging classroom practices or strategies to improve educator effectiveness that you want to share with other educators? Is your school or district on the way to supporting 21st century skills and implementing new curricula? If so, please join us at the 2015 Elementary Conference as a presenter!

It is the goal of NCAEE to support high quality conference sessions that are timely and relevant to elementary educators. Proposals should be very clear in how the session aligns with current research or best practice. We are particularly interested in sessions that actively involve the participants and model best practices for teaching and learning.

Conference Agenda and Session Times

The Elementary School Conference will be held from noon on Sunday, October 18th, to noon on Tuesday, October 20th. Sunday and Monday sessions will be 75 minutes long, and Tuesday sessions will be an hour long. On the web form below you may indicate whether you would prefer a 75 minute session on Sunday or Monday, a 60 minute session on Tuesday, or no preference. We will try to accommodate your desired length of presentation.

Presentation Purpose

The objective of the breakout sessions is to provide participants with valuable educational information. If you are representing an organization or company that offers materials or services to our participants, we welcome you to promote your organization in our exhibit area. Presenters may not promote books, products or services during sessions. Product or service sales may only take place at an exhibitor's booth.

Conference Strands

Our conference theme this year is "Building Our Future - Imagine, Inspire, Innovate." When you fill out the web form below, you'll be asked to choose ONE of the following seven conference strands that best fit your presentation. Please read the descriptions below so you can choose the strand that best aligns with your presentation.

  • Active Learning – Sessions designed to share strategies for actively engaging students in the learning process through hands-on experiences, cooperative learning interactions, kinesthetic activities, etc.
  • Educator Effectiveness – Includes sessions dealing with classroom management and organization, professional growth, teacher leadership, the teacher evaluation process, using data to improve instruction, etc.
  • Social and Emotional Development – Sessions that offer strategies for helping students develop positive relationships with others, manage and express ideas and feelings, succeed in school, etc.
  • Technology Integration – Sessions that offer strategies for effective integration of technology in education, including but not limited to blogging, mobile devices in schools, flipped classrooms, use of document cameras and whiteboards, free online educational resources, etc.
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) - Sessions that offer lesson ideas and strategies for STEAM integration in daily instruction.
  • Global Readiness - Sessions that include ideas to incorporate global readiness and cultural competency in the classroom.
  • Administration & Leadership - Sessions clearly aligned to administrator or school leader needs. Ideas and strategies that will give school leaders the tools to help them lead in the school setting.

Deadline Information

The deadline for Presenter Proposals is May 15th. Last year we received over 100 proposals for 65 spots, but it's possible that we will need to add sessions later if we have a large number of participants to register. You may submit a proposal after the deadline, but you will not receive a confirmation or any communication from us about your submission. If we need additional sessions later, we will check the submission form for new entries and will contact you at that time. Thanks for understanding!

The NCAEE committee will review the submitted proposals on May 30th, and will be communicating their decision by mid June.

How to Apply:

If you would like to submit a proposal and for additional information, click on the Presenter Proposal FormOpens a new window  button below. We suggest that you first create a document with all the information that is requested and then just copy and paste to the web form. Save your document for your reference since you will not be able to access the web form later.

If you have any questions about this online proposal or the criteria, please contact Chris Daugherty at

Presenter Proposal Form



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