Online Presentation FAQs
We offer a few short checklist to support you in preparing for and enjoying your presentation experience.
Checklist for preparing for your Summit session
Note on the program the length of your session. Most are 45 minutes, so plan accordingly and consider practicing. For breakout sessions, we do hope there is some interactive portion so that teachers can engage in conversation and practice some of the strategies you suggest such as an opportunity to do some reflective-creative writing, read a short passage, discuss with a partner or small group, etc.
We anticipate about 100 individuals will be in attendance.
Checklist for the day of your Summit presentation
You will not have a session chair, so it is up to you and your co-presenters to introduce yourselves and your session in addition to monitoring your time and facilitating a discussion (if that is part of your session).
You will have one or two discussants who are there to specifically be present for your to witness your session and offer conversation during or at the end as you prefer. Leave time for discussion so that there can be conversation about your topic.
Checklist for the presentation itself
Most of the sessions are 45 minutes, so wear a watch or bring your phone (on airplane mode) to keep an eye on the time.
If you are prone to nerves, bring water with you to help you remember to take a pause.
Consider using a QR code on your slides or using a Tiny URL to share materials with attendees if you'd like to minimize passing materials or movement. It is up to you if you'd like to use a mask.
Leave enough time to debrief take-aways or for a Q&A session after your session.
Offer a way for interested audience members to get in touch with you after the conference or reach out to gain access to materials. It is completely up to you what/how/if to share intellectual property.
Checklist for after your presentation
We do hope you attend other sessions, but consider sticking around to answer any questions that weren’t covered in your Q&A.
Once the questions are over, find somewhere quiet to relax for a short time after – it’s likely you’ll have a post-presentation adrenaline crash. Sit back and jot down your impression of your presentation and what you’d like to change next time.
If your fellow students or colleagues were at the conference, ask them for honest feedback on how your presentation went.