PIA Pre-Conference Activities

The pre-conference activities portion of the Program Impact Assessment accounts for 10% of your overall score. Following are the requirements.

Register Your School by November 18, 2009

A facilitator registering for the conference by November 18 fulfills this requirement.

Submit Program/Project Photos by December 9, 2009

To receive credit for the Program Impact Assessment Pre-Conference Activity, your school must submit at least five (5) digital photos in high resolution, JPEG format. The best photos are those that show your students interacting while working together on projects and/or using the equipment in your classroom. Click here for more tips for successful photographs.

In addition to the five digital still shots, your school may also include brief video clips (QuickTime or .avi format) of similar concepts. There is no limit on how many you may submit.

Submission Instructions

Email your entries to events@eastproject.org or mail on CD to the following address by Wednesday, December 9, 2010. Please do not mail printed pictures.

Attn: PIA Photo Submission
c/o EAST Initiative
8201 Ranch Boulevard, Suite B1
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223 

Register Students and Chaperone by January 27, 2010

Select your conference team and make sure all students are registered by January 27, 2010. This is very important. Students must be registered in order to sign up for breakout sessions which will be published in early February. EAST also needs final school headcounts to place orders for printed conference items. 

Changes to your registration after January 27. The number of students attending is important for EAST’s planning purposes. If you must change your team roster, there is no need to notify us but be sure to bring correct name tags. We will correct your roster during registration on Tuesday, March 2. If your number of attendees changes (i.e. you registered 8 students but will only be bringing 7), please notify us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Submit 5 Projects by February 10, 2010 (Deadline extended to February 19 due to inclement weather)

We are happy to announce that EAST is in the process of building a project database. This will allow us to collect details about your projects and showcase projects for all EAST programs. The database will also eventually be accessible to everyone, through the EAST website.  You will be able to search both active and past projects of other EAST Programs.
Use the project upload to meet the Program Impact Assessment Pre-Conference Activities requirement. Each program should upload at least 5 projects by February 10 to receive credit.
Use the instructions below to upload your five (5) projects that exhibit the essentials of EAST and are active this school year.  

Project Information Needed:

  1. What is your project name?
  2. When did you begin this project?
  3. Is the project individual, school, local, or regional focused?
  4. Who is your client?
  5. What technologies were used?
  6. What software was used?
  7. Brief descriptions of the project goals, purpose of the project, the future plans, and any additional information.
  8. Up to 2 screen shots may be added.
  9. Is the project completed or ongoing?

To Add a Project

  1. Facilitators, log in to www.eastproject.org (only facilitators can manage projects)
  2. You can access the form by going directly to www.eastproject.org/projecttoolkit or by clicking on “My EAST” and then choosing “Projects” in the blue menu bar.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Click “Submit Project”.

To view or edit the projects after submitting, select the “Edit Project” tab on this page.  

Complete PIA Online Submission by February 3, 2010

The Online Submission is a vital portion of the Program Impact Assessment. Access the submission form, beginning in January, on your "My Planner" page. This document will be provided to the judging team weeks before the conference so they may to familiarize themselves with your program. Summaries (200-300 word limit for each category) will be required on topics such as self directed learning, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork, community involvement and collaboration and resource integration. Please be as specific and as detailed as possible in each section.  

Tip: To avoid losing your summaries online, if an error occurs, complete them in a Word document before filling out the form online. If re-submitting is required you can easily copy and paste the text.

Upload PIA Presentation by February 24, 2010

Whether using a PowerPoint presentation or not, this portion of the pre-conference activities must be completed. The presentation submitted may be what is used when presenting to the judges, or it can be slides of good photos and recaps of projects (particularly shots of students working, screenshots, etc.). Video files cannot be included and photo sizes should be considered. File size maximum is 5 MB. 

Presentations may be uploaded here. You can access this page at the bottom of My Planner.  Thanks!

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