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Monday, May 22
 

8:00am EDT

Creating Apps for the Community
Students at Essex High School learned HTML, CSS and JavaScript using the online, self-paced Treehouse platform and then used these skills to develop their own apps. We partnered with Apps for Good in the United Kingdom to acquire the research and design skills necessary to make digital products and take them to market.

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Monday May 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
GBTC 217

8:00am EDT

What's The Story? Blending Virtual and Experiential Spaces
Find out about www.whatsthestoryvt.com, an innovative course for middle and high school students from across Vermont united around positive social action. Blurring virtual and experiential lines, WtS leverages web tools for #socialaction, #reflectivelearning, and #digped as a #OER. We'll explore how hybrid learning and narrative research can build empathy and change agents, how domains can nurture blended learning, blended activism, and self-reflection, and how we can share pedagogy in ways that are engaging, adaptable, and actionable.



Monday May 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
GBTC 112

11:30am EDT

Making Presentations Come Alive: Using Conductive Paint and Makey-Makey to Demonstrate Learning
Our 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies students created interactive posters to demonstrate their learning from research and reading analysis.  See how we did it and share your ideas for how you might do it too.

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avatar for Jack Adams

Jack Adams

Tech Integrationist, Rutland Middle School
avatar for Patricia Aigner

Patricia Aigner

IT Director, RCPS


Monday May 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
GBTC 112

12:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Personalized Learning- kinda messy but really worth it!
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I often feel overstretched with the task of supporting students' individual needs and interests, but every single day I am truly inspired by their persistence and creativity. Personalizing learning requires additional time and flexibility to set up and manage, but the rewards of fully engaged students and innovative projects are a true mark of success. In this workshop, I will provide tools and tips for how to ‘make it work’ as well as specific ideas for project-based learning.

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avatar for Daisy Frederick

Daisy Frederick

Tech Ed Teacher, Brattleboro Area Middle School
goo.gl/rJWb8c I am currently teaching (and learning!) game design, animation, robotics, engineering design challenges, electronics ,3D design etc with middle school students in southern Vermont. I am also developing a makerspace, gathering ideas, materials, resources, collaborators... Read More →


Monday May 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
CCM 424

1:45pm EDT

Making it Personal: Opportunities for Service Learning
Join Christopher Whitaker, STEM Education Coordinator from the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, for a discussion about the role informal science institutions play in Vermont’s Flexible Pathways Initiative. ECHO will showcase its Personalized Learning Program as a model for mentored learning opportunities tailored to individual middle and high school students. The discussion will include how to navigate the unique challenges of service learning outside the classroom.


Monday May 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 426

1:45pm EDT

Virtual Reality Can Teach Empathy
Learn how teachers can use virtual reality technology as the tool for more engaging and authentic learning. Young adults need to engage with curriculum that is meaningful and relevant. This technology can make an even greater connection to issues of social justice around the world.

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Monday May 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
GBTC 112

3:00pm EDT

Digital Dossier: Curriculum, PLPs and Reports with Tech-Tools
Academic work, personalized learning plans, and proficiency-based assessments. These define the products and processes of learning and growth. With the use of technology these elements form a "digital dossier" - a narrative of each student's learning experience. Through the use of Google Classroom, Jumprope, Protean and more, students at the Edge Academy and Shelburne Community School have explored numerous resources to collect, review, and express their learning while defining 21st century "digital citizenship". Gary Tilden will also present on the newest features that Protean offers as a platform for PLPs.

Q+A, discussion, and conversation will be built in to this presentation. 

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avatar for Samuel Nelson

Samuel Nelson

6-8 Humanities/Social Studies Teacher, Shelburne Community School
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrNelsonTeaches


Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 444

3:00pm EDT

Students Are Historians
How can students become more engaged in the study of history? Encourage them to be real historians. Challenge them to follow their passions, conduct archival research, and present their websites and documentaries to other historians. Students will share their experiences with Vermont History Day, a structured program that predates personalized learning plans, but provides students the venue to practice transferrable skills while learning a wide variety of history content.



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Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 424
 
Tuesday, May 23
 

8:00am EDT

Student Leadership with Brainado!
Last year our school launched a Genius Hour experience that we call Brainado. In the second year we have formed a Student Leadership Group to support Brainado 2.0 from the school-wide launch to the final exhibition (Sharenado!). Join us to hear how student leadership is taking Brainado to the next level.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
CCM 434

9:15am EDT

Harnessing Student Energy as a Path to Proficiency
At Harwood Union High School, students within the school’s shared leadership team are creating a “passage presentation” for ninth graders that provides a structure for using personalized learning plans and digital portfolios as vehicles for demonstrating proficiency. In this session, co-principal Amy Rex and her students will share how they are harnessing student energy to build criteria for meeting proficiency-based graduation requirements and communicating it to their peers.

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avatar for Amy Rex

Amy Rex

Principal, Harwood Union



Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
CCM 434

11:30am EDT

Choose Your Own Adventure: Flexible Pathways in Proficiency-Based Learning.
Student voice and choice guide what, and how, we explore content with use of the negotiated curriculum and student planning committee models. The mantra? Curriculum is a conversation, not a mandate. Practicing and applying transferable skills to content has become the mode of communicating student growth. This results in more feedback, less grading. A student panel will share their perspective from this year's units, including "Election 2016", "You Say You Want A Revolution!", and more. 

In short: A teacher should not monopolize planning curricular content. With valuable and practical transferable skills at the core of learning, the content is interchangeable. Therefore, students should be involved with every level of planning and engaging with content.

Q+A, discussion, and conversation will be built into this presentation.  

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avatar for Samuel Nelson

Samuel Nelson

6-8 Humanities/Social Studies Teacher, Shelburne Community School
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrNelsonTeaches


Tuesday May 23, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
CCM 233

11:30am EDT

PBL or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Learner Centered Education
This workshop will follow a first year teacher's journey implementing the Learner Centered model as well as community based PBL. Topics will include strategies for implementing a Learner Centered model in your classroom, as well as examples of student projects and interviews with the students themselves.

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avatar for Ben Curtis

Ben Curtis

Social Studies Teacher, Proctor Jr/Sr High School


Tuesday May 23, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
CCM 444

12:30pm EDT

From Auto-mechanics to Neuroscience: Purposeful, Proficiency-based Senior Projects
Compass School has been successfully challenging seniors to complete independent projects for fourteen years. As the facilitator of these required culminating projects, I will share my curriculum, sample projects, and testimonials from students. Materials include an overview for students and parents, formative and summative assessments, sample report card (using proficiencies), and timeline. I will explain how students plan and implement projects that are both personally meaningful and challenging.


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Tuesday May 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
GBTC 114

1:45pm EDT

An Educator’s Survival Guide to the Internet of Things
What is the Internet of Things (IoT), why should educators care and what amazing opportunities does it afford your students? This session will answer these questions and show how the IoT can combine STEAM curriculum and a school’s Makerspace to create real-world citizen science opportunities for your students. If you enjoyed experimenting with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi but wondered what’s next, come and find out.

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avatar for Bryant Patten

Bryant Patten

President, Long Arc Learning, LLC
I have spent the last 25+ years developing educational software for a variety of clients. I have managed the engineering departments for several companies, including his own, and been luck enough to win several awards for software design. I enjoy bringing Open Source software and... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 233

1:45pm EDT

Using an LMS to Roadmap Student Proficiency
Using an LMS helps educators create an efficient process for building skills and documenting proficiency. Starting with a PBGR, participants will map specific standards aligned with the graduation requirement to activities and assessments within the LMS environment to create a purposeful roadmap to document student growth over time. Although we will Canvas, the focus of the strategies used will be transferable to other systems.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
CCM 434

3:00pm EDT

Creating Authentic Learning Using an LMS
Interested in what works and what doesn't in online classes? I will share with you my experience creating two project based semester long classes in Computer Science for students in 7th and 9th grades. I’ll also discuss the free tools that I use to create resources. Students will discuss what they liked about the classes, what was challenging, and what they learned.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 444

3:00pm EDT

Ideas Into Action!
You've been here at DL and your head is full of great ideas. Let's not lose them, let's make a plan to get at least one idea rolling into action!

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 112

3:00pm EDT

PLP Implementation - Questions and Solutions
Discussion Panel with AOE Participation. What are the ways we are implementing PLP; what challenges are we trying to meet? What are critical elements, and what solutions hold promise? What are our next steps?

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 434