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Action research results represent a considerable effort, and should be shared with others who may be seeking solutions to the same problems. Teachers read education publications and attend conferences in search of knowledge that will improve their practice.

Making a presentation at a conference.

  • Choose the conference where the audience will have an interest in your work. A conference may be sponsored by a local school district, a regional consortium, a state education organization, a national group, or an international group. You can find conferences by asking others about the conferences they attend. reading educational publications, and by doing web searches. Most professional organizations sponsor conferences, so check with groups like the National Science Teachers association or the state association of science teachers, for example.
  • Read the timelines and proposal guidelines for the conference you have selected. Conferences require proposals to be submitted up to a year in advance. Each conference has unique requirements for proposals and presentations. Talk with someone who has successfully presented at the conference, such as colleagues or staff at the school district office or university.
  • Develop a proposal and ask a colleague to review it.
  • Submit your proposal.
  • Prepare your presentation. Look at a recent conference program or website to see sample handouts or presentations. Review websites that give presentation advice. Attend a conference and make note of the presentation techniques that you admire. See http://cse.edc.org/products/
    teacherleadership/makingpresentations.asp 

Writing an article for en education publication.

  • Choose the publication where the audience will have an interest in your work. Consider the publications you already read, or visit the school professional development library or a university library to identify other possibilities. Ask colleagues about the publications they read. Most professional organizations publish journals, so check with groups like the National Science Teachers association or the state association of science teachers, for example.
  • Read the timelines and submission guidelines for the publication you have selected.  Each publication has unique requirements for submitting articles. Talk with someone who has successfully published.
  • Develop an article and ask a colleague to review it.
  • Submit your article.
  • Prepare to work with editors to polish your piece, prepare illustrations, and format it for publication.
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