Partners in Learning

Partners in Learning

Call For Proposals

Building Connections:
Big Ideas and Concrete Applications

Friday, March 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
De Anza College, Hinson Center, Conference Rooms A & B
 Presenters and attendees will receive PGA/PAA credit

Proposals Due:
Monday, November 24, 2014

Topics to provoke your imagination:

  • Making emotional intelligence work in the classroom
  • Developing concrete methods to foster engaged classes
  • Building equity by: reducing classroom expenses/doing civic engagement/meeting students where they are at/working with mentors

All De Anza staff, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to submit proposals consistent with the conference theme to explore questions around building connections on the De Anza Campus.

Conference Session format options include: questionshop, performance, activity, workshop, exhibit, panel, and lecture. At least half of each session should be interactive peer engagement. Trained student facilitators have become an integral part of this conference and are eager to work with presenters to facilitate these sessions.


Prepare the following information before you submit your presentation:

  • All presenters' names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
  • Title of your presentation (limit of 20 words)
  • The format of your presentation (workshop, questionshop, lecture, performance, activity, exhibit, or panel discussion).
  • A two to three sentence description of your presentation (limit of 40 words)
  • An abstract of 150 words or less describing what you're going to cover and what will be involved in the interactive portion.
  • What type of classroom or facility you need.
  • Which session you or your team prefer: session 1 from 10-11:45 a.m. or session 2 from 1:15 to 3 p.m.
  • Do you need a smart classroom setup.
  • Is there other non-computer equipment you need.
  • Would you like to have the support of trained student facilitators for your presentation?

Submit your proposal in Survey Monkey at

For questions about your presentation proposal please contact Cynthia Kaufman at; for questions about Survey Monkey, contact Mary Kay Englen at (408) 864-8322.

Partners in Learning
Contact: Mary Kay Englen
Phone: 408.864.8322

Last Updated: 10/29/14