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Friday Session 1 [clear filter]
Friday, November 3
 

8:00am

Developing Digital Learning Plans - Remote Session
Join Peter Drescher and others in the VT Ed Tech community for both information and discussion on Digital Learning Plans. At the end of this school year, each Supervisory Union needs to submit a 3 year plan for how they will continue to support digital learning at their schools. Come learn about the process and hear from other educators about their plans to support digital learning. What role can you play in this process at your SU?

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Friday November 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Gateway 1

8:00am

Have You CYA With Policies, Guidelines and Procedures?
An open forum to discuss: Is it policy, guideline, or procedure, and why should you care? What should be included in an AUP? How do you address student photo and work publication? Who makes internet filtering decisions? Have BYOD rules? Have a staff device custody agreement? Who owns equipment obtained in workshops? Answers to life, the universe and everything await you!

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Friday November 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Gateway 2

8:00am

Spatial Analysis, Data and Geography
This session will focus on the ESRI ArcGIS software, including ArcInfo online, currently available at no cost to K-12 education. These tools bring geography and spatial analysis together in a set of visual tools that offer teachers and students powerful learning advantages. Participants will learn about the products, tools and resources available, see various presentation tool options and samples of Vermont student work, and have an opportunity for hands on work with the software.



Friday November 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Escapade 2

8:00am

Student Data Privacy - What’s Required?
This session will cover the basic requirements of the major student privacy laws; FERPA, PPRA, COPPA, HIPAA, & CIPA, focused on a basic understanding of the requirements of each of these laws for school districts. Emphasis will be place on operational impacts of these on day to day policies and procedures. Participants can expect to leave with a solid understanding of what may be required to ensure compliance with all student privacy regulations.

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Friday November 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Northstar 2

8:00am

We Love WeVideo
WeVideo is an amazing tool that allows students to produce polished, engaging videos to document their creativity and learning. Connected to their Google accounts, students can edit from anywhere or collaborate on group projects. From green screens to Youtube adventures, there are many ways students can use WeVideo to tell their own stories. In this session, I will share resources compiled during the Create Make Learn Institute as well as student examples.

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Friday November 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Escapade 1

8:00am

YWP Academy -- A new way for students to learn
A new free service for youths from Young Writers Project: YWP Academy, month-long, interactive workshops designed to help students dive deeper into all aspects and genres of writing and digital media. A powerful, interactive space with peer, mentor and instructor support. Finished work can be “published” to external audiences, saved to portfolios. A look at how it works, finished student work and youth reaction. Credit-worthy. Perfect for flexible pathways, blended learning, personal learning plans.

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Friday November 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Northstar 1