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Shooting Stars is an event of short talks, with a twist!  


Speakers will receive five minutes and will use their 20 slides to make one point to enlighten and entertain the audience.  If you would like to be a part of Shooting Stars at CAST 2015 then please propose a topic to be considered for one of the 10 speakers featured.  Shooting Stars presentation will take place during the CAST 2015 on Friday, November 13th, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Fort Worth Convention Center.


So what is Shooting Stars?

Shooting Stars is a platform perfectly designed to feature science teachers or a sales professional from a variety of personal and educational backgrounds interested in sharing their passion, their cause or their meaningful life moment.


Please submit your presentation idea by Thursday, October 1, 2015.  You will be notified in mid-October on the status of your proposal.  You must be registered for CAST 2015.


Things to remember as you prepare your application: 

  1. Focus your session on a quick concept.  Shooting Stars presentations work best for delivering helpful information in an entertaining way.  Your presentation must adhere to the five-minute, 20-slide format (20 slides = 15 seconds per slide.)  No reading from a script or notes.  Keep it entertaining and informative.
  2. Incorporate slides with fewer words and more pictures.  Do not rely on traditional, text-heavy Power-Point slides.
  3. The format is extremely fast paced, it lends itself to presenting less-detailed information that doesn't necessarily need to be retained.  Be concise,
  4. What you learned from the experience.  What one point do you want people to remember from your shared story.

Ideas to present:

  1. First day of teaching - your personal story setting the stage for your professional career
  2. A science experiment to remember (good or bad)
  3. A student taught me . . .
  4. I discovered this APP and it has . . .
  5. "My dog ate my homework" or other stories you have heard through the years and what you have learned from these "stories."
  6. When I discovered a student (or students) was (were) really watching me and I . . .
  7. My personal life achievement (did you make a discovery, achieved a personal goal . . .) and your life lesson learned.
  8. Something you want to share - life experience, professional experience, a lesson you have learned.

We will hold a rehearsal on Thursday 11:15 am to 12:45 pm,  bring your slides on a flash drive.

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