Submission Requirements

Please note--the following instructions apply to all presentations.

  • The presentation must address the theme of the Summer Institute: Making a Difference: with Knowledge Building Communities' Thinking

  • All papers will be reviewed blind; please prepare your papers accordingly.

  • All text should be submitted in word or .pdf format

1. Research Papers

Papers can be either long (3000 to 4000 words, without references) or short (2000 to 3000 words, without references) and should focus on theoretical or conceptual work at an advanced stage of development. The long paper is for work requiring lengthy explanations of the conceptual background, methodology, data, analysis, and implications. We also welcome shorter papers reporting significant work in progress, possible on a smaller scale or less advanced state than the long paper. All papers should follow this template: Microsoft Office document icon kbsi-template.doc

NOTE: For Webinars presentation slides must be submitted a week before the event.


2. Posters

Posters allow colleagues to gather around visual displays for extended dialogue regarding novel and promising ideas. The work may be at advanced or early stages of development and might focus on Knowledge Building high points, discourse analysis, case studies, pilot initiatives featuring new knowledge practices, technology developments, exemplary work from teachers, students, administrators, engineers, researcher, and so forth.

Posters can be paper- and/or video-based and should include 2 components. The first research component must be submitted for review:

(a) Research Summary: one page overview, including: Title 
- Authors/Institution/e-mail address (only in final version, not for the blind review submission)
. Statement of (1) the issue/problem, (2) major goals: what do you hope to achieve/accomplish?

 (3) how the research addresses the issue/problem, (4) advances--what has been learned to-date, and (5) next steps

(b) Display:  
If Print:
 Size: Max of 48” (W) x 36” (H)
 Recommended font sizes ensure posters can be read at a distance of 1.5 metres: Title 100 pt. bold Authors 60 pt. Headings 60 pt Body Text 40 pt., min. 28 pt Captions 24 pt.

If Multimedia: Please bring your own laptop for your presentation and a print resource to distribute, as we will not have projection equipment.


3. Workshops, Planning Sessions, and Interactive Symposia

These sessions provide an opportunity to explore topics in depth through hands-on activities, dialogue or debate, demonstrations, movies, design activities, or other forms of engagement with the audience.  

Your Workshop, Planning Session, or Interactive Symposia should have the following components: 

Summary.  One page overview including: Title 
- Authors/Institution/e-mail address (only in final version, not for the blind review submission)
. Statement of (1) the issue/problem, (2) major goals: what do you hope to achieve/accomplish?

 (3) Clear description of the focus and the means by which the audience will be engaged
- Overview of demonstration or other presentation material 
- Proposed length of session, including time for audience engagement.

 

Important Dates:

Monday, May 1, 2017: Deadline for submissions. 
Contact Susana La Rosa susana.larosa[AT]utoronto.ca for detailed information on registration and submission. 

June 18-22, 2017: KBSI 2017 and CSCL 2017