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It is said; an education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. The proposal which I am drafting right now would not only be putting light on the importance of education but the chances you get to avail it.

Proposal by Alyshan Sadruddin


Your Name and Title: Opportunities and Education by Alyshan Sadruddin (2011-2012 student)
School, Library, or Organization Name:
The City School, Religious center library for researching, iEARN (Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange Program)

 Co-Presenter Name(s):

 Country from Which You Will Present:

 Language in Which You Will Present:

 Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.)
The discussion would be a target for the teachers, school administrators, students, parents and the education network of the branch.

 Short Session Description (one line):
With reference to the importance of education, I would discuss the lack of penalties given to the students when they don’t care about the education but everything else in a very expressive and practical way.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Part 1:- It is said; You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better them. Education is important in every sector of the life. Teachers do their part in a very effective way. They just don’t speak out the words from the book but put it in an explanatory way in front of the students. Importance of education can’t be described in words. With education, you can be whatever you want; a business man, a person who would be rich, an accountant, doctor, lawyer and whatsoever but the real thing which would be forgotten by every single one of us is ‘Your Life’. With education, everyone would be so involved in all the materialistic stuff which would have an outcome of money but people have to think practically too. Education gives you the openness to your own life and you can use it wherever you want. When we study, we don’t want to think about the jobs we would get but we should think about our inner feelings and those feelings can’t be expressed but anyone could feel it. Part 2:- The second part of the plan is when I would discuss the penalties given to the students for not giving the required attention in the sector of Education but all the other sectors. When a student doesn’t study for the exams and gets a bad grade, all he gets is a C, D or any lower grade. It doesn’t affect him at all. This happens and so on. He is not given a penalty but just a chance to be lazy. This is not the purpose of the education. If teacher is giving the best thing to students that is; education, then the teachers are not supposed to pamper them but just give them a penalty. According to me, it’s not the fault of anyone. If this proposal is accepted, I would have a very effective and practical speech which could prove my point of giving enough penalties to the students so that education is not wasted. People would think, it’s kind of rude but with practical situations, this is life and you just need to live with it. Penalties are chances which would improve you even if you don’t like it. But, to get something, you need to lose something.  

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session (if any):

Expected Questions

Q1) Will there be any PowerPoint presentation/speech to support my points?
A1) Yes! There will be a speech which would be supported by a PowerPoint presentation.

Q2) Will I be the only one who would be presenting this project?
A2) Probably.

Q3) How long it would be?
A3) 20-30 minutes.


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Hi Alyshan,

Forgive me for taking so long to respond to you.  Did you intend your presentation to be for the iEARN Conference or the Youth Summit? I think it would be appropriate for either but if you target is to reach students then you might want to think about this for the Youth Summit.

Warm regards,

Diane Midness

iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit 2012 Session Acceptance

Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN InternationalConference and Youth Summit!  We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "iEARN accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.

1.  Because we have sessions being presented from all different time zones, as a speaker you actually schedule your own session time at http:// This allows you to see the available slots and to pick something that works within your time zone, work schedule, or other constraints. We're quite proud of how this works, as it is one of the benefits of a virtual conference, but if you should fun into any difficulties finding a time that works for you, email me directly (

We encourage you to do this quickly, as proposals are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted, so your priority for selecting a session time depends on you scheduling right away. When you do select you time, be sure that the scheduling system has the correct time zone for you!
To schedule your session, you should open to your presentation proposal (you can do a search on your name to find it, or click on "My Page" in the top menu and then click on the "discussion" link on the left side to find it). Open the session booking link from above in another tab. You will find it easiest to copy the information from one to the other rather than re-type it.  Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

2. As a presenter, you need to make sure you are a member of the iEARN conference "presenters group" on the network website. Most of our announcements to speakers will be sent to the members of this group, so as not to email all site members. Join the group (or check to make sure you're already a member) at

3. Presenters are responsible for knowing how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).  We will have a cadre of volunteers on hand during the conference to help with any issues, but you need to go through the moderator training for Collaborate if you are not a seasoned user. There will be a variety of training resources at the GEC Collaborate website, and we email the speakers group in some weeks alerting you to actual live training sessions.

Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit.  Thank you!

iEARN Conference Planning Committee


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