Call for Presentations

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Share your expertise through H2T365

Head to Toe has provided school health and behavioral health professionals with professional development for the past 25 years through our annual conference.  In the spring of 2020, in response to the pandemic, we launched H2T365 to allow us to continue offering this valuable information. From  May through July we provided 28 presentations attended by more than 1,600 people.  The recording of these presentations will become available in September 2020.

Head to Toe is a unique opportunity for you to educate, enlighten, and inspire your peers to that they can continue to improve student health and academic success. 

Audience:  Head to Toe attracts school health professionals, primarily school nurses, counselors and social workers from New Mexico, but with the new virtual environment, our audience is expanding.  Attendees range from individuals who are brand new to the field of school health to professionals with more than 20 years of experience. We seek programming that benefits all levels.  When developing your presentation, keep in mind the cultural diversity of New Mexico’s students; also consider rural, frontier, and urban differences.

How H2T365 Works:  For Fall 2020 we will offer two live, online presentations every Tuesday and Thursday at either 10:00 am or 2:00 pm.  Sessions vary in length, depending on speaker needs and are recorded, to be uploaded at a later date for on-demand viewing.  Presentations are currently free of charge, and participants will earn continuing education.  The program is sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health. 

Our initial fall calendar will launch in late August, so if you would like to be included, we suggest submitting your application no later than August 21. We will conduct rolling reviews after that and continue to accept applications until the calendar is full.  

Virtual Presenter Requirements: 
1) Access to a computer with a webcam and microphone in a quiet environment.
2) Strong internet signal with a minimum of 1.5 Mbps (up/down). If you plan on sharing video, your signal would need to be more, 3.0 Mbps. 
3) Ability to participate in a production meeting no less than 10 days before your presentation.  

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Before you begin, read all of the guidance below on what will be requested on the application. If you plan on submitting more than one application, you will need to enter each application separately. When you are ready to apply click the button below.

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The following are the items that will be collected as part of the application process. We recommend typing the requested information into a Word document so you can easily cut and paste the text into the application.

  • Workshop Summary

    Two to three paragraphs describing the content of your presentation and the types of learning activities in which participants will be engaged. Include tools, ideas, or strategies participants will take away to help them in their work, any opportunities for interaction and reflection that are part of the presentation, and any hands-on activities. Also, identify your intended outcomes for participants and how you will know if you are successful in meeting your outcomes. Workshops that give the participants skills/activities to take back to their schools will receive priority consideration. THIS IS FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO CLEARLY UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESENTATION, SO BE COMPREHENSIVE.

  • Workshop Description

    A 75 – 100-word description of your session.  This is NOT the same as your summary. If your proposal is selected, this description will be used to market your presentation.  Make your description appealing while simultaneously giving readers a clear understanding of your presentation’s focus. Include a statement of need – why the subject matter is important – and key points you wish attendees to take away from your session. This description may be edited for length or content. 

    Writing Guidelines: 
    Write out the first reference of an acronym.
    Do not reference the presenter’s name in the description.
    Use the active vs. passive tense, i.e., “The session explores …” NOT “The session will explore.”

    Helpful resource:  Writing Stellar Session Descriptions
  • Biography/Resume or CVYour professional background as it relates to the topic being presented. We will also need you to upload a resume or CV. If there are multiple presenters, we will need contact information and a biography for each presenter. 
  • Photograph Please supply a headshot that can be used for marketing purposes.  Submit as a .jpg, .jpeg or .png of at least 300 dpi.
  • Presentation Objectives/Outline
    Approximately 70% of our conference attendees need CEUs to maintain their licensure, and all CE credentialing boards have various submission requirements. We have tried to streamline the collection of this information as much as possible. We need THREE clearly defined objectives stated in measurable, operational, and behavioral terms that define the expected learner outcome. NOTE: You will be evaluated BY ATTENDEES on if you have achieved these objectives. Therefore it is very important that your objectives accurately reflect the presentation you provide.  Important: There are keywords you should not use when writing your learning objectives. Click the details button to learn more.  Details


    If you need more guidance or examples, please contact the conference office (H2T@KessJones.com).

Notification Procedure

Individuals submitting a Call for Presenters will be notified within 7 to 10 days regarding the status of their proposal.

Questions

If you have questions regarding possible session topics or the submission of proposals for presentation, please contact Susan Ward at (505) 266-3451 or via e-mail at H2T@KessJones.com.