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For more information, watch a how-to video from Sched.com to learn about all of the features.


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Mon Session 2 [clear filter]
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.


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

9:15am EDT

Break Out of the Box with BreakoutEDU: A platform for immersive learning games exemplifying high- and low-tech integration.

"Experience the competitive fun of communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

BreakoutEDU was inspired by ""escape rooms"" around the world where you pay to get ""locked in"" a room with friends and try to escape by solving puzzles and unlocking codes.

We will have a pre-created learning adventure with a ""locked kit"" and a website to access clues.

We will play Time Warp: Get lost in time to navigate the history of communication to return to the present.

The framework of the learning game ensures that involvement leads to understanding. Players convert information and data into useful knowledge in the act of figuring out the problem.  Breakouts are being used to teach core academic subjects.   Learning standards that apply problem solving strategies are embedded throughout."

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 →

Monday May 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
GBTC 217

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!

Presenter Material

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

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.

Presenter Material

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.

avatar for Kathleen McClaskey

Kathleen McClaskey

CEO & Chief Learning Officer, Empower the Learner
Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) is CEO and Chief Learning Officer of Empower the Learner, LLC (empowerthelearner.com), founder of Make Learning Personal (kathleenmcclaskey.com) and co-author of bestsellers Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, Wow, Where and Why and How to Personalize... Read More →

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