Request for Proposals
Share your Best Practices at the Green Schools National Conference!
Call for Conference Presenters!
Presentations Proposals are due on September 30, 2013
This year’s conference will celebrate the work of schools, districts, and partnerships that are leading the green schools movement and who can articulate best practices that are ready to be tested by others. Presentations that include successful partnerships among education, non-profit, corporate and public sector individuals and organizations will be the cornerstone of the 2014 conference.
We will host three different types of sessions this year:
- Breakout Sessions – These sessions are 75 minutes in length. The rooms for breakout sessions will hold up to 100 participants.
- Speed Greening Sessions – These sessions are fast and fun sessions that last ten minutes. These sessions will be a fun, interactive way to meet other GSNC participants, learn more about sustainability issues affecting you and your school, and provide a forum for you to be heard! Each Speed Greening session will have theme! Those themes will reflect the topics of the solution summits: green purchasing; healthy foods; design and management for energy efficiency; sustainability education; networks and partnerships; healthy school environments.
- Poster Sessions – We will host a Poster Area in the Exhibit Hall at the 2014 Conference. Up to 30 posters will be accepted. Posters that reflect student work, research, and other special projects will be accepted. During the Opening Reception on Thursday and Social Hour on Friday, Poster presenters will be asked to stay close to their posters to answer questions related to work represented.
We are seeking proposals in all areas that address the breadth of practices and structures that get to the “what” and “how” of transforming schools and school districts by and for students, teachers and leaders. As you prepare your proposal, consider the ways in which your school, district, state, project, or partnership is addressing the demands of organizational, operational, cultural and instructional shifts necessary to provide all students with the skills, dispositions and experiences they will need to navigate in an ever changing world.
Strand for the 2014 Conference include:
- Curriculum that Advance Sustainability Skills and Knowledge for the 21st Century
- Stewardship and Service Learning
- Sustainable Facilities Design, Management, and Purchasing
- Health and Well Being
- Strong Partnerships and Networks