In light of the current COVID-19 situation and the current and anticipated strain it is placing on Florida school districts’ finances and travel guidelines moving forward, the FCTM Board has decided to transition this year’s 67th Annual Conference to a virtual format. This decision was a difficult one to make, as we know teachers across Florida and beyond look forward to gathering and networking together each fall. After considering multiple scenarios, we feel this transition will ensure equitable access to conference content for each of our members and can allow us to serve others who may not ordinarily be able to attend our events in person. Your FCTM Board is hard at work planning this transition and will communicate updated plans for the conference through our website, e-mail, and social media accounts over the next few weeks.
If you have submitted a proposal for the 2020 conference, we will be in contact soon to assess your willingness to present with our new virtual option. Please note that given the transitions educators have experienced over the past two months, new conference strands may be implemented to support those needs. Speakers will be allowed to submit new proposals for these strands. More information about virtual conference presentation formats will be forthcoming.
Thank you for your patience and for your willingness to share your knowledge with Florida’s teachers!