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You can build your own schedule by creating a free account with Sched.com by selecting "SIGN UP" in the top right corner. To use the filter options, find the "Filter by Type" heading on the right side of the page and select one of the sessions.   A navigation bar will appear, showing all of the tracks.  Hovering over the "Schedule" tab at the top of the agenda will show the different ways to view the schedule.

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


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Tue Session 1 [clear filter]
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!


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

8:00am EDT

Assessment Outside the Box
Learn how to use Google Drawings and Google Slides as a creative, dynamic assessment strategy. I will show you the features of Google Drawings and how to add them to other GSuites Applications. I will also show you how to use Google slides to create dynamic digital presentations using ThingLink. To maximize your learning potential, please ensure that you have access to GSuite for Education prior to attending.

Presenter Material


Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
GBTC 112

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. )

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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 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

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.


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