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Monday, May 22
 

9:15am EDT

"Flipping the Switch” for School Library Advocacy
Promotion and marketing of your school library program creates that core of advocates that we all need. The presenter will take you through the steps of creating a marketing/communications plan that can make a difference for your support by students, teachers, staff, school board and community. It's all about attitude, leadership and preparation.

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Monday May 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
CCM 442

9:15am EDT

Encourage authentic student voice with Open Educational Resources(OER)!
OER is a hot topic in colleges and universities around the world. K-12 schools can also use these free resources to encourage authentic student voice! In this session you will learn what Open Educational Resources are, their origins, where to find them, how to evaluate the quality of their content, and how you can use them to create personalized, student-centered learning opportunities in your school district!

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Monday May 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 114

9:15am EDT

Open Studio as Live Action Portfolio and Alternative to Traditional Grade-Level Assembly
Experience what it is like to participate in a student-led open studio. Students use Design Thinking to reflect on their learning and share their take aways with our school community. They engage guests of all ages in interactive activities, presenting their third-grade journey through artifacts and original creations. See examples of their live-action portfolios and talk to the teachers that were involved.


Monday May 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 112

9:15am EDT

Tips for Implementing a Successful 'Battle of the Books' Program at Your School
Four elementary librarians will share their procedures and tips for implementing the 'Battle of the Books' program at their school. (But this need not be only an elementary school program!) Learn step-by-step how to proceed from start to finish with conducting the program. In some instances, the list of books to read is focused on the DCF books, but others create their list with different criteria. There will be demonstrations and discussion, followed by a Q&A session. It should be fast-paced and informative and, we hope, inspirational.

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Monday May 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 206

11:30am EDT

Learner-Centered Proficiency-Based Science
Science at Rutland Town School has fully transitioned into a learner-centered proficiency-based classroom. In this presentation 6th grade RTS students will be presenting how they learn and how it is going for them with no teacher providing whole class instruction. They will explain the team structure and how they conduct inquiries. Finally, they will be able to explain all the mechanisms that make science fun. These 6th graders will answer all your questions about their learner-centered classroom!

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Monday May 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
GBTC 217

12:30pm EDT

Hands on Workshop: Using Spheros in the classroom.
Sphero Robots take Hour Of Code to the next level and into your classroom curriculum. At Hunt Middle school we are using them in Math class by creating lessons that support common core standards .   We will also touch on how they can be used in other subjects like Social Studies and Art.   In this fun hands on workshop see the potential of the Spheros in the classroom as well as get a basic understanding of the Lightning Lab coding app.

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avatar for Valerie Lodish

Valerie Lodish

Technology Integration Specialist, Burlington School District


Monday May 22, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 434

1:45pm EDT

Copyright - Yes You Can!
Copyright and fair use are issues that concern librarians, teachers, tech integrationists and administrators alike. The ease of publishing online provides a powerful platform for student voice. Yet many schools operate in a culture of fear and uncertainty: what uses are legal? What is Fair Use? Transformativeness? Explore essentials of copyright to feel more confident in your use of images, songs, movies, news media, advertising, online resources and popular culture, to build students' critical thinking and communication skills.

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Monday May 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
GBTC 114

1:45pm EDT

Engaging Literacy Learners with Seesaw
Seesaw, a durable, digital portfolio, allows parents to see their child’s work anytime from anywhere. Seesaw is used cross-curricular within a ½ multiage classroom, but is suitable for all ages. Students can demonstrate their various skill levels with their Daily 5 work stations, book reviews, and writing workshop pieces. Seesaw connects with Explain Everything and Chatterpix to build an appsmashing platform!

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Monday May 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 424

1:45pm EDT

Student Voice in Library Book Purchasing
Release the purse strings and give students power over your budget! Find out how a group of 5th and 6th graders at Moretown School took control over part of the library budget. Students will present their experiences of how they determined what books to buy for the library and how they helped to further the culture of reading in our school.

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Monday May 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
GBTC 206

1:45pm EDT

Talk with the experts: Leadership Tips and Strategies for School Librarians
A panel of distinguished and experienced school librarians will discuss practical strategies you can use to transform and enhance your role as school librarians into recognized leaders in your schools and states. ESSA, The Essential Librarian, and Student Equity will be addressed in their discussions. Brought to you by New England School Librarians Association (NESLA)


Monday May 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 442

3:00pm EDT

ESSA In Vermont: Opportunities for Equity
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has replaced No Child Left Behind as the major federal legislation supporting the education of historically marginalized students. Come learn how to leverage the law to meet the equity goals of Vermont’s Education Quality Standards and be an informed voice in your school’s development of a comprehensive improvement plan. Patrick Halladay and Christopher Case, ESSA Project Managers at the Vermont AOE, will lead the conversation.

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Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 206

3:00pm EDT

Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. Rajnii Eddins is a spoken word/hip hop artist who works his magic developing youth voice. Learn about his work with students, including the youth-led group Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC) dedicated to social justice through poetry.


Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 117

3:00pm EDT

Self-Published Author Panel
Self-publishing books is more prevalent than ever. But it’s difficult for many librarians to evaluate self-published titles and authors for inclusion in library collections since they are typically not promoted or reviewed in the same ways as traditionally-published books. Come listen to a panel of both self-published authors and traditionally-published authors discuss how they get their books published, how they promote their books, and what they want teachers and librarians to know about them

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Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 442

3:00pm EDT

Why You Should Be the Next ALA Emerging Leader!
The American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders program is an amazing experience for young and/or new library professionals. This year I had the pleasure of being sponsored by the Vermont School Library Association as their first Emerging Leader. Come hear about the experience and why you should be VSLA’s next ALA Emerging Leader.

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avatar for Shannon DeSantis

Shannon DeSantis

library media specialist, Peoples Academy
School librarian at Peoples Academy Middle and High School in Morrisville, VTVSLA Board Member: Conference, and Membership ChairsALA Emerging Leader 2017AASL School Library Month Committee member



Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 114

4:15pm EDT

 
Tuesday, May 23
 

8:00am EDT

An Elementary School Makerspace Journey
Richmond Elementary School began a journey last year to convert our computer lab space into a makerspace. This presentation will share how we incorporated student voice into our makerspace journey (from design to implementation to continued use). We will share ideas for makerspace creation and our progress towards support for increased tinkering at our school. Students will engage you with their passion for making and share why a makerspace is an awesome learning tool. Come prepared with questions and to make!



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Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
GBTC 217

8:00am EDT

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Committee Panel
Join members of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award committee for a quick intro to the 2017-2018 list of 30 nominated titles. If there is time at the end, we will talk about the selection process and highlight some of the books that did not make it this year. Please bring your questions!


Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
CCM 442

8:00am EDT

Exploring STEM & Coding with LEGO WeDo 2.0
Interested in learning more about LEGO WeDo 2.0? Looking to add STEM standards into your classroom? Join us as third and fourth graders from Moretown School will share their experiences building and programming WeDo robotics. Students explored robotics through real-world, problem-based learning opportunities in multiple settings. Come listen to them present their learning. Attendees will have time to explore the WeDo platform.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
GBTC 114

8:00am EDT

Student Journalism in the Age of New Media, Truthiness and Alternative Facts
Now, more than ever, it is important to teach young journalists ethics and effective use of new school multimedia technologies to enable them to communicate the world’s stories with integrity, effectiveness, and comprehensive coverage. Meet student journalists from Burlington High School and Integrated Arts Academy involved in cutting-edge reporting and student journalism advocacy to learn how they use new and traditional media tools to communicate their message.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
GBTC 117

8:00am EDT

Twenty-first Century Learning Engagement
Twenty-first Century learners require more engagement than students have ever before. We know that a hands-on approach to learning fosters collaboration and inquiry, and aids retention. This session will cover ways to assess student learning while increasing student engagement using participatory learning tools such as Kahoot, BreakoutEDU, Goosechase, and more.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
CCM 424

9:15am EDT

Administrators+School Librarians=Collaborations for Learning
What do school administrators and school librarians have in common? How can a collaborative relationship between an administrator and a school librarian improve learning for everyone in the school community? Discover answers to these questions and more, as collaborative partners from several Vermont school districts share experiences about the benefits of their work together to improve learning for all.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 117

9:15am EDT

Developing Your Character: Learning Transferable Skills With the Habits of Mind
Learn the Habits of Mind and see how they seamlessly fit with the PBGR’s Transferable Skills. We will explore Vermont award books and characters to develop an understanding of the Habits of Mind, and model ways to infuse them into instruction. My literacy example transfers to all content areas, including math, science, arts and more. Join us – this is transferability at its very best!

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 114

9:15am EDT

Supporting PBL & student choice with a Makerspace
A Makerspace has much more potential than just providing a space for students to explore and tinker. A makerspace can become an integral part of what is going on every day in classrooms. At PES the makerspace is being used to enhance & support PBL and student choice for school work, enrichment as well as a space for students to follow their own passions and create their own learning.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 217

1:45pm EDT

Breakout BLAST!!
Looking for a new and innovative way to teach critical thinking, teamwork and complex problem solving? Have your heard of Breakout EDU and wondered what the buzz is all about? This immersive workshop will go over the basic components of the Breakout EDU kit and challenge participants to experience first hand the Breakout EDU craze!! Can be used in the classroom in all content areas as well as with staff, faculty, and administration.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 424

1:45pm EDT

Creating and Empowering Lifelong Learners
"Swift House creates and empowers lifelong learners through a personalized and engaging experience." Learn how this middle school team's organizational structure and systems address the three pillars of personalized learning.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 444

1:45pm EDT

Designing Effective STEM in the Classroom
Join Christopher Whitaker, STEM Education Coordinator from the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, to experience how design challenges provide engaging hands-on activities to investigate the engineering design cycle. Test your STEM skills on several of ECHO’s challenge science activities as we identify and discuss the characteristics of effective STEM education.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
GBTC 112

1:45pm EDT

The Red Clover Award: Introducing This Year's Nominees to Your Students.
Vermont's Children's Choice Picture Book Award is now in its 22nd year and this year's list is better than ever! Join us as we present the nominees and give you some concrete ideas to help kickstart your program.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 442

1:45pm EDT

VOL and VALS: the new (and improved) systems behind the acronyms
There have been many changes to the Vermont Online Library, online databases available to all Vermonters, and the Vermont Automated Library System, the state's interlibrary loan system. In this session, you will learn the nuts and bolts and the tips and tricks.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
GBTC 117

3:00pm EDT

Author Panel: How do authors create unique voice of their characters?
How do authors create the unique voices of their characters? How important is it for readers to see themselves in a book? Do authors write with an intended audience in mind or do they just let the story and characters unfold? Come hear some local authors discuss their work and their writing process at this panel, with discussion questions generated by students.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 117

3:00pm EDT

Empower, Educate, Engage: Combining Data, Stories and Conversations to Develop Community Partnerships at All Levels
Listen, contribute, and take away some new ideas. Join this panel discussion to hear colleagues offer examples of how they have reached out into their communities to share the role of the School Library Media Specialist and how they contribute to an ever-changing learning landscape. Add your ideas about growing partnerships for the good of all, and empower yourself with tools and ideas that will engage your communities.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 424

3:00pm EDT

Newbury Dragon Award: PBL in a K/1 Classroom
Based on Vermont’s Red Clover Award, the Newbury Dragon Award is a tech-infused PBL initiative that takes student voice and choice and parent involvement to a richer level. As members of the school library’s Picture Book Committee, students develop criteria for choosing 7 new picture books. Activities and companion book recommendations are created. Then, fellow K-2 students are invited to read and vote for the winner!


Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 442

3:00pm EDT

Transform Teaching and Learning with Technology and Competency-Based Standards!
Become an educational leader! Learn how school librarians can create and model opportunities to provide professional development for colleagues in their schools and districts that align with local, state, and national standards and initiatives. Explore and identify innovative technology that can transform teaching and learning, and enhance opportunities for personalized, student-centered learning. Take home shared documents and resources that will guide professional learning in your local district.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 114