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Monday, May 22
 

8:00am EDT

Out of Eden - Connecting Students around the World
Learn how your 6-12 students can take part in a global online classroom following the epic journey of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Paul Salopek, walking across the world to rediscover human connections. Student work shows learners taking pride in representing local identity, meaningfully communicating across cultures through respectful, thoughtful digital storytelling and dialogue with our cohort of learners from four continents.


Monday May 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
GBTC 114

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

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

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.

Presenters
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

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

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.

Presenters
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

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.

Presenters
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

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. 

Presenter Material

Presenters
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

Heart-Rate Monitoring and Personalized Learning in Phys Ed
Students will share how using heart rate monitoring technology in Physical Education at Crossett Brook Middle School personalizes learning and increases student motivation to be physically active. Presenters will demonstrate how the use of heart rate monitor watches enables learners to self-assess and adjust effort in class (from the instant, object feedback the monitors provide) so that they can reach (and maintain) a fitness-enhancing level of participation.  Time permitting, student presenters will also coach each audience member through the process of using a heart rate monitor so they can see first-hand how the personalized feedback motivates and actively engages all learners.

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Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
CCM 434

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

Middle School PLP - Report on Two Years of Progress
We are very excited to share our trials and tribulations regarding the PLP process from the lens of Lamoille middle school students. We will be presenting ideologies from 7th and 8th graders who are engaged in the 2nd year of the PLP process. Topics to be discussed are; passion projects, embedded service-learning initiatives, proficiency based learning, and much more!


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 112

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

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.  

Presenter Material

Presenters
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.

Presenters
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

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.

Presenters
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

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

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