NASP Call for Webinar Proposals

Do you have an idea for a webinar that would be beneficial to the NASP audience? Would you like to share your knowledge in a particular subject area? If so, we invite you to contribute to our Call for Webinar Proposals.

NASP webinars are an effective way to engage school psychology professionals on crucial educational topics and emerging issues. These sessions ideally provide participants with best practices, effective solutions, strategies for direct application, and quality resources that help participants provide effective services.

NASP webinars typically run 60 minutes, with 45–50 minutes of presentation and 10–15 minutes to address participants’ questions. Presenters are also expected to provide handouts and resources. This is an exciting opportunity for you to share your knowledge and experience and contribute to the field of school psychology.

NASP purposefully seeks a wide variety of topics; however, presentation proposals will be selected based on certain general critera:

  • Quality of the proposal (e.g., description and learning objectives well written and aligned with the needs of the profession)
  • Grounding in research and evidence-based practice
  • Practical application
  • Evidence of previous presentation experience and expertise among the presenter(s)

We are soliciting proposals for webinars that will take place during the 2019–2020 school year and beyond. The deadline is October 16, 2019 at midnight EDT and presenters will be notified via email by mid-December 2019 regarding the status of their proposals.

Interested parties should review the FAQ for Webinar Presenters (see below) before completing the Webinar Proposal Application. Applications must be submitted to onlinelearning@naspweb.org no later than Wednesday, October 16, at midnight EDT. Proposals submitted by any other means or after the deadline will not be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions for Webinar Presenters

How do I present a webinar and am I equipped?

Webinars simply require a phone line, laptop with a webcam, and an Internet connection. Presenters will need to conduct the webinar by speaking into a phone line and navigating the PowerPoint slides (and any other audio or video files) at their own pace using their computer. All presenters will have an opportunity to do a practice dry run (“tech run”) a few days before the actual webinar.

Presenters should avoid using speakerphone during the presentation. We recommend using a headset or talking directly into the receiver.

If there is more than one presenter, those not speaking should plan on muting their lines during those periods.

What kind of webinar is NASP looking for?
We typically prefer webinars that have a clear practical focus for working professionals in schools, with a balance of theory and practical application. Our proposal reviewers will rate proposals on quality, grounding in research and evidence-based practices, practical application, and speaker quality (e.g., evidence of previous successful presentations).
What format is used?

Generally, we prefer to use the GoToTraining format.

Can participants interact with the presenters?

Participants can submit questions throughout the webinar, which will be moderated and facilitated for you. How questions will be handled can be discussed before the webinar. Presenters may also engage participants using the live polling feature.

What do I need to do leading up to the webinar?

We ask that all presenters do the following:

  • Complete the Webinar Authorization Form.
  • Develop an eight-question multiple choice test.
  • Write a brief entry for NASP’s “A Closer Look” blog.
  • Provide resources to share beyond the PowerPoint slides (e.g., articles, manuscripts, manuals, scripts).

Please send any PowerPoint files and handouts to Sol Livingston, Manager of Professional Development (slivingston@naspweb.org) at least 1 week prior to the webinar. All handouts will be made available to attendees unless otherwise noted. The PowerPoint should be sent as a PPT file, although it will be provided to applicants as a PDF handout. Other handouts can be disseminated as PDF files.

A practice “tech” run will be scheduled with you so you have time to familiarize yourself with the format and technology.

Can I play audio or video files during the webinar?

If you use the GoToTraining format, yes. There are two methods, and we can review those options with you.

How long does it take for the webinar to be archived and posted?

Typically a week.

Who owns the content once I do a presentation?

NASP retains rights to the recording and the webinar, but the presenter still has intellectual ownership of the content. In other words, nothing would prevent the presenter from using the same content in future presentations.

What are the expectations for me as a presenter outside of giving the presentation?

Willingness to share your webcam for some or all of the presentation and willingness to share your email at the end of the presentation for attendees to contact you directly with questions.

How long until I find out about the outcome of my proposal?

Expect to hear something within about 2 months after the proposal deadline.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact onlinelearning@naspweb.org. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

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