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Monday, May 22
 

8:00am EDT

Podcasting 101- A Beginner’s guide to creating a podcast using easy-to-use Google tools!
Podcasts are a great way to share information with students, staff & community. They allow people to listen in when it is convenient for them. We will discuss equipment & software needed for beginner podcasters to get started. Also discussed will be recording tips, where and how to export and store recordings, how to publish using Google drive and sites.

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Monday May 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
CCM 424

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

How does Shelburne Museum portray the American Dream? Shelburne Community School’s Partnership with the Shelburne Museum
Eighth grade students on the Holden Team defined personal American Dreams and explored the American Dream in novels, history and at the Shelburne Museum. With support from Shelburne Museum Educators, each small group created thesis statements and used the museum as research. Hear our story about the experience, research, and exhibit they displayed at the museum.


Monday May 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 117

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

9:15am EDT

UDL and Personalized Learning: Realizing Proficiencies with All Learners
In ESSA, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is considered the scientifically-based approach to personalize learning. How can we harness UDL to help each learner develop the proficiencies to be future ready? Discover how to use the UDL Lens in a 3-step process to develop a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) designed with goals so that each learner can gain independent, self-directed skills to master the proficiencies to be prepared for college, career and life.

Presenters
avatar for Kathleen McClaskey

Kathleen McClaskey

Advocacy Chair, NHSTE
Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) is Founder of Make Learning Personal and co-author of bestsellers Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning: A Practical Guide for Getting Started and Going Deeper. She is an innovative leader, education technologist, international speaker... Read More →



Monday May 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
CCM 424

11:30am EDT

Student Voices- helping students find the power of their work and create positive action.
Students from Burlington High School International Club will share their #AllAreWelcome project which is spreading nationwide. They will share how this process started, how it has grown, and how it has helped them discover their voice and the power of working together to affect change. Participants will brainstorm opportunities for bringing student voice and ownership to their own schools.

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avatar for Susan Blethen

Susan Blethen

ELL Teacher, Burlington High School
Burlington High School English Language teacher, Susan Blethen, has embraced technology in her classroom creating a blended learning environment. As a 1:1 school, Susan and her students have discovered new and exciting ways to demonstrate learning using technology.


Monday May 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
CCM 442

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

1:45pm EDT

Become a Power Searcher
Learn how to create a search plan that will yield desired search results. No more scrolling through endless search pages for authoritative sources. Improve your search terms and phrases, learn about search tools, modifiers and Google Scholar. The focus will be on Google Search and Scholar. The search strategies and skills learned can be applied to other search engines.

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Monday May 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
GBTC 117

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

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

PLPs, New Google Sites and Student Led Conferences
Learn more about how to use the New Google Sites from my students. Students have been working as support crew members this year to teach other students how to create sites and build online portfolios as part of their goal setting work and PLPs. Students will showcase their portfolio site examples and how they have used sites during their student led conferences.

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Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GBTC 112

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.

Presenters
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

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

Get Chatty: How the Snapchat App Captures Ideas, Connections, Explanations, Inspirations, Moods, and Creative Guts
Listen. No one's saying to turn kids loose with social media and hope for the best. Be real. But acceptable use policies don't necessarily prevent use of the app for learning and documenting. The app allows users to download created content which can then be applied in a myriad of ways. Even if your students don't use it, there are tons of applications for the educator. Oh, and there's app smashing too! I'll show you how. (Download the app ahead of time and start an account if you can. )

Presenters
avatar for Cynthia Day

Cynthia Day

Maker Educator, Green Mountain Performing Arts
Educator. Tutor. Tinkerer. Mild mathematical genius. MakerFaire enthusiast. Maker of things that move, things that light up, and things that make noise. Builder of things that get knocked down. Toy hacker and chain reaction builder. Re-user of stuff people throw away. Bulk buyer of... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
CCM 233

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

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

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

Collaborative WeVideo Teams
WeVideo has advanced features allowing students to collaborate in video editing teams. Join my students as they show you how they use WeVideo Projects to create and collaborate at the same time. A student showcase of examples will be shared along with easy to follow steps to bring back to your classroom and students.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
CCM 233

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

Green Mountain Book Award - Get Teens Reading!
Preview the 2017-2018 GMBA list with members of the GMBA Committee. You’ll hear booktalks on the new list of nominees. You’ll also get a chance to talk with individual committee members about incorporating GMBA books into class curricula, promoting the books to students in libraries, and using them to help students connect to online reader communities. Come join the conversation about how to get teens reading!


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
CCM 442

9:15am EDT

Putting the ME in PLP!
We are a group of 5th - 7th graders embarking on a journey to re-design our PLPs. This pilot group has been working for several weeks to learn the design thinking process and apply it to the Personalized Learning Plans. Come learn about our experience and add to our conversations about the process and product of personalized learning.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
CCM 424

12:30pm EDT

Fostering Student Voice Through Unconditional Positive Regard
When students feel safe in school, their voices flourish. But how can we let them know that we truly want to hear what they have to say? It’s not about a program, strategy or tool - it’s how we carry ourselves in relationship with students. Unconditional positive regard is the guiding philosophy that creates powerful relationships in which amazing learning and growth happens. Learn about how to embrace this approach!

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
GBTC 112

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

Find Your Superpower: Specializing in the Library
Librarians are expected to know a lot and do a lot, which can be overwhelming at times. Come learn how four middle and high school librarians are specializing in their buildings to enhance student experiences: building empathy through reading, harnessing the power of social media, teaching with practices that honor the teen-aged brain, and innovative new courses.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
GBTC 114

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

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

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

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