Theme: The Future Present
What is the Future? The future is a reflection of the issues, social values, politics, technology, and educational practices that we employ right here, right now. The future is made today through a presence of mind that enables innovation. The future is not something that suddenly appears. The future is a choice. It takes time, persistence, and authenticity of experiential approaches to solve today’s modern problems.
The Future Present is about how critical this dynamic has become in our digital world. No more so than in education is this dynamic exposed at its most basic level. Educators must have one eye on the present, and one on the future, to determine how their teaching practices affects the future of their students. The reward of creating engaging experiences that prepare students for an unknown future in an uncertain digital age drives educators towards being the best at what they do. It also challenges them to move out of their comfort zones, and to change their paradigm of “good teaching”.
We cannot fully predict what students will encounter when they enter the job market, whether they are a year away from it or fifteen. Educators who teach or develop curriculum accept this challenge. Educators understand that, in The Future Present, our students need the ability to think digitally, to process information in evaluative and creative ways, and to learn skills to build other skills to meet this growing demand
|January 9, 2018||Call for proposals opens|
|January 9, 2018||Registration opens|
|April 13, 2018||Call for proposals closes|
|April 22, 2018||Early CFP Submitters Notified|
|April 27, 2018||Extended call for proposals closes|
|May 6, 2018||Extended CFP Submitters Notified|
|May 27, 2018||Program Published|
|June 17, 2018||Early bird pricing ends|
|August 31, 2018||Registration closes|
|September 30, 2018||Final registration closes|
|November 8, 2018||Conference Opens to Members Only|
|November 9, 2018||Conference Opens to All Attendees|
|November 10, 2018||Conference Closes|
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
This conference has been designated BYOD for presenters and attendees. Therefore, submitting a proposal should consider ways in which you may leverage BYOD and integrate it into your proposal.
Rockcliffe University Consortium does not promote one operating system or platform over another, so all presenters are encouraged to try to submit with a cross-platform mentality.