Call For Proposals

Ohio Google Summit 2023

May 15-17, 2023 | Sandusky, OH | #ITIP2023

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2023 ITIP Ohio Google Summit, May 15 (pre-conference), 16 & 17 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio!

The Google Summit spotlights amazing Google integration practices going on in Ohio schools. Each year we select and feature the best technology using educators and we invite you to be part of this spotlight and submit a proposal to share some of the Google-tastic activities you are using in your classroom or district!

Deadline for session proposals is December 5, 2022.

Presenter Eligibility: Presenters must be employed by a K-12 school district or educational institution.

Presenter Options: The 2023 Google Summit is hybrid so presenters have the opportunity to reach an expanded audience. ITIP Ohio is accepting proposals for BOTH in-person presentations and virtual-only presentations. See terms below for more detail.

Presenter Terms for those presenting in-person:

In-Person Presenters: Lead presenters for accepted proposals will receive complimentary in-person conference registration by agreeing to the following:

    • Present at least one live, in-person session.

    • Prior to the start of the conference, Concurrent Session presenters will submit a pre-recorded video of your live session to be included in the schedule for the virtual component of the Summit. Video should be at least 20 minutes, but no more than 45 minutes, in duration. Deadline to submit the video is April 15. Please note that pre-recorded videos are not required for poster sessions.

    • Give ITIP Ohio permission to use the recording.

    • Be available to repeat the live session, if requested (popular topics may be asked to repeat).

Secondary/co-presenters do not receive complimentary registration and their information is not collected in the session proposal. Co-presenter information may be added by the lead presenter via the conference app presenter portal.

Presenter Terms for those presenting virtually:

Virtual Presenters: Lead presenters for accepted proposals will receive complimentary virtual conference registration by agreeing to the following:

    • Submit a pre-recorded video of your session to be included in the virtual component of the Summit. Video should be at least 20 minutes, but no more than 45 minutes, in duration. Note: There is no live component for the virtual presentations as all virtual sessions are pre-recorded for on-demand viewing. Deadline to submit the video is April 15.

    • Give ITIP Ohio permission to use the recording.


Pre-Conference Poster Pageant - New this Year

Calling all Educators! Present in the Pre-Conference Poster Pageant!

Poster sessions are impactful information sessions presented in an informal, multi-table environment for sharing educational technology tools, programs, and technology integration practice.

During the pre-conference poster sessions, presenters will be available to share information about how they are using Google and Google-friendly tools in their schools and classrooms. Attendees can use this one-on-one time with presenters to learn more, ask questions, and talk through implications for their own classrooms.

Please note that Poster Sessions do not have a virtual presentation option; all presenters must register for and attend the place-based conference at Kalahari.

Easel, table, and chair will be provided, we recommend standard poster board size for easel. Presenters are encouraged to bring materials (handouts, resources, etc.) that will enhance the display and presentation. Presenters may bring their own laptop/Chromebook and monitor as well but access to electrical outlets may be limited (more details will be provided with Presenter acceptance information).

1. Know Your Audience

Educators from around Ohio and beyond attend the Ohio Google Summit. Attendees include:

  • Teachers, faculty, K-12

  • Principals, assistant principals

  • Tech integration specialists, media specialists

  • Consultants, trainers

  • Curriculum coordinators, specialists

  • Tech coordinators, specialists, facilitators, directors

  • Superintendents, assistant superintendents

2. Pick Your Format

In the session proposal form, you will be asked to select one of the following formats:

  • Concurrent: Interactive 45 minute session.

  • Deep Dive: Interactive, 110 minute hands-on session that allows for a more focused, in-depth exploration of a topic. Presented in a limited classroom setting & double the length of a regular session, attendees engage in hands-on opportunities to learn, create and plan for implementation of the featured technology tool(s).

  • Poster Session: Informal, multi-table environment for sharing educational technology tools, programs, etc. or technology integration practice. This format calls for displaying information using poster boards and media to engage with attendees in small groups or one-on-one. Note: Poster Sessions are during the evening pre-conference on May 15.

  • Virtual only: Pre-recorded, 20-45 minute asynchronous video presentations.

3. Choose A Strand

In the session proposal form, you will be asked to choose no more than 2 of the following:

  • Productivity: offers examples of how Google applications can help to manage workflow, increase efficiency and/or streamline a process or task; 45 minute session

  • Classroom Integration: features a lesson, practice or instructional model that integrates Google applications; 45 minute session

  • Elementary: spotlights a K-4 specific lesson, practice or instructional model that integrates Google applications; 45 minute session

  • Case Studies: shares how Google applications have impacted student learning where presenters reflect upon successes and challenges of implementing a program or initiative; 45 minute session

  • What's New with Google? spotlights a new feature or function of Google tools, services or integrations with other apps or services; 45 minute session

  • Advanced Googlers: spotlights advanced functions of Google tools and allows presenters to focus on new and/or high-level features & practices; 45 minute session

4. Complete Your Proposal

Proposal form asks for the following information:

    • Contact information

    • Session format (options above)

    • Session strand (options above)

    • Session description (be sure your topic relates to Google tools/services)

    • Session learning targets

    • Date preference (in-person session proposals only)

    • Complete an application form for EACH proposed session

    • Submit your proposal by December 5, 2022

5. Check Your Email

    • Proposal submitters will be notified if their session was selected by mid January. Please check your spam/junk mail folder if you do not receive an email.

    • In-person presenters will need to supply their own laptop, Chromebook, etc. and the necessary adapter to connect to an LCD projector.