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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

SITE - Call for Participation

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Call for Participation Deadline: October 22

** Join with 1,200+ Colleagues from 50 Countries **

* Please forward to a colleague *

http://site.aace.org/conf/
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SITE 2008

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
International Conference

March 3-7, 2008 * Las Vegas, Nevada

(Riviera Hotel & Casino Convention Center)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

** Submissions Due: Oct. 22, 2007 **

Organized by
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
http://site.aace.org/
and
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
http://www.aace.org/
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** What are your colleagues saying about SITE conferences? **
http://site.aace.org/conf/testimonials.htm

COLOR POSTER--SITE 2008 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)
http://site.aace.org/conf/SITE08poster.pdf


>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Oct. 22th:
http://site.aace.org/conf/call.htm
http://site.aace.org/conf/submitguide.htm
http://site.aace.org/conf/PresenterLounge

2. Scope & Major Topics: http://site.aace.org/conf/topics.htm

4. Presentation Categories: http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://site.aace.org/pubs/

6. Corporate Participation: http://site.aace.org/conf/corporate.htm
7. For Budgeting Purposes: http://site.aace.org/conf/rates.htm

8. Las Vegas: http://www.aace.org/conf/Cities/LasVegas
9. Deadlines: http://site.aace.org/conf/deadlines.htm


INVITATION:
SITE 2008 is the 19th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.

You are invited to participate in this international forum which offers numerous opportunities to explore the research, development, and applications in this important field. All proposals are peer reviewed.

SITE is the premiere international conference in this field and annually attracts more than 1,200 leaders in the field from over 50 countries.

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To submit a proposal, complete the online form at:
http://site.aace.org/conf/submitguide.htm (online soon)

For Presentation and AV guidelines, see:
http://site.aace.org/conf/PresenterLounge
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PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers (Full & Brief)
* Posters/Demonstrations
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables
* Symposia

SCOPE:
The Conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on all topics related to:

(1) the use of information technology in teacher education, and
(2) instruction about information technology in
* Preservice
* Inservice
* Graduate Teacher Education
* Faculty & Staff Development

Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as describe innovative projects are encouraged.

MAJOR TOPICS

GENERAL TOPICS:
* Assessment and E-folios
* Corporate
* Distance/Flexible Education
* Electronic Playground
* Equity and Social Justice
* Evaluation and Research
* Information Technology Diffusion/Integration
* International
* Latino/Spanish Speaking Community
* Leadership
* New Possibilities with Information Technologies
* Graduate Education and Faculty Development
* Video Cases
* Web/Learning Communities
* Workforce Education

CONTENT AREA TOPICS:
* Art Education
* Human Languages Education
* Information Technology Education
* English Education
* Mathematics Education
* Middle School Education
* Science Education
* Social Studies Education
* Special Education/Assistive Technology
* Young Child Education

PRESENTATION CATEGORIES:
http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm
The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include keynote and invited talks, paper presentations, roundtables, poster/demonstrations, tutorials/workshops, panels, and corporate showcases.

PROCEEDINGS:
http://www.EdITLib.org
Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Technology and Teacher Education Annual proceedings series. Books in this series serve as major source documents indicating the current state of teacher education and information technology. This proceedings will be published as a searchable electronic book on CD-ROM.

The Annuals are internationally distributed through and archived in the Education and Information Technology Digital Library, http://www.EdITLib.org.

First and second paper authors are limited to two papers published in the Annual.

PAPER AWARDS:
http://site.aace.org/pubs/
All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories.

Award winning papers may be:
Invited for publication in the
- Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
(JTATE) (http://www.aace.org/pubs/jtate) or
- Online journal, Contemporary Issues in
Technology & Teacher Education (CITE) (http://www.citejournal.org/),

Highlighted in the:
- AACE online periodical AACE Journal (http://www.aace.org/pubs/aacej/), and
= Education and Information Technology Digital Library, http://www.EdITLib.org.

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION:
http://site.aace.org/conf/corporate.htm
A variety of opportunities are available to present research-oriented papers, or to showcase and market your products and services. For information about Corporate Showcases (30 minutes) and Corporate Demonstrations (2-hours, scheduled with the Poster/Demos), click here.

FOR BUDGETING PURPOSES:
http://site.aace.org/conf/rates.htm
http://site.aace.org/conf/hotel.htm

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be approximately $295 (members); $340 (non-members). Registration includes Proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions except tutorials.

The conference hotel (Riviera Hotel & Casino Las Vegas) specially discounted guest room rate is $119 (single/double). http://site.aace.org/conf/hotel.htm

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Experience the Shows, Dining, Shopping, Attractions, & Tours!
http://www.aace.org/conf/Cities/LasVegas/

Las Vegas, an ever-changing fantasy-land of a city, has seen unbelievable expansion since it emerged from the desert 100 years ago. Las Vegas continues to build upon its reputation as a vibrant showcase for the extraordinary. This is the city that attracts more than 38 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs and master sommeliers, and, of course, the brightest lights.

Las Vegas offers unmatched entertainment. Some of the many headliners include Celine Dion (Caesars Palace), Barry Manilow (Las Vegas Hilton) and Toni Braxton (Flamingo Las Vegas). Broadway hits such as "MAMMA MIA!" (Mandalay Bay), "Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular" (Venetian) and "The Producers" (Paris Las Vegas) are amongst visitor favorites. World-class productions are also available and include Cirque du Soleil's newest shows, "KÁ" (MGM Grand) and "LOVE" (The Mirage).

While planning an evening of entertainment, look to the growing roster of gourmet restaurants and unparalleled wine and food adventures in Las Vegas. A host of fine dining and lifestyle magazines have honored the city for its fantastic fare and hailed individual restaurants for their exquisite cuisine,

A shoppers paradise. Drawing an influx of designers and upscale specialty boutiques, Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country.

It's not just a conference. it's a vacation! So plan to join us in Las Vegas for SITE 2008, a great conference in one of the world's greatest destinations.

For further Las Vegas information, see:
http://www.visitlasvegas.com


DEADLINES:

Proposals Due: Oct. 22, 2007
Authors Notified: Nov. 21, 2007
Proceedings File Due: Jan. 21, 2008
Early Registration: Jan. 21, 2008
Hotel Reservation: Feb. 11, 2008
Conference: Mar. 3-7, 2008

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To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link to http://www.aace.org/info.htm

If you have a question about SITE, please send an e-mail to SITE/AACE Conference Services, conf@aace.org

Contact:
SITE--Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail: conf@aace.org * http://site.AACE.org

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