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Friday Session 2 [clear filter]
Friday, November 3
 

9:15am

Building a Data Culture: Using Data PLCs to Drive Decisions about MTSS, Curriculum, and Instruction
We will discuss the evolution of Data PLCs and how they have been shifting the culture to use data to make decisions at the District, School, Grade and Classroom level. We will talk about the challenges and benefits of implementing data teams, using data with the MTSS model, and low-tech and high-tech processes. Come see how a robust data environment can support an MTSS model and drive instructional practices.


Friday November 3, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Northstar 1

9:15am

Children's Internet Usage Study
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education conducted a study with US children in 4th to 8th grades, and their parents, to better understand children’s Internet usage behavior and the extent to which they engage in age inappropriate, or even dangerous, behavior while using the Internet. This session will take a look into how this usage impacts the classroom and the collective steps we all can take to help guide children into better internet habits.

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Escapade 1

9:15am

Facebook, FUD and Risk - the role of decision makers in school technology initiatives
Who makes the technology decisions at your school? Who do they trust for information? How do you balance risk and innovation? Who sets expectations for new learning goals in our changing world? Come share and discuss whether Facebook should be allowed while at school.

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Gateway 2

9:15am

Harnessing the Power of Google Products in a 1:1 Environment
Google products are powerful tools for personalization, differentiation, UDL and deeper engagement of students. They are the cornerstone of our 1:1 program. We'll walk through the popular aspects of Google Docs, Keep, Forms, Sheets, Sites, Classroom, Slides, and Drawing. And we won't forget to examine Chrome Store Apps, Extensions and Android Apps. Using the Google Admin Console we will look at key reports (so you can gain greater understanding of your implementation and usage of these powerful tools).

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Gateway 1

9:15am

Pop-Up Maker Space
Come play and explore in the pop-up maker space!

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Escapade 2

9:15am

Student Data Privacy Consortium; Operational Resources to Address Privacy Issues
Come learn how the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is assisting Districts in addressing day to day operational issues around meeting student data privacy concerns and requirements. The SDPC is growing quickly with thousands of districts, state agencies and vendors represented, with alliances being formed in 16+ states . Current projects include; A Common Contracting Framework, Digital Tools Governance, and Application Profiles. How can SDPC assist Vermont Districts in dealing with student data privacy issues?

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Friday November 3, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Northstar 2