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Friday Session 4 [clear filter]
Friday, November 3
 

1:30pm

Cybersafety in the Classroom
You’re probably hearing the term cyber safety more often than ever before. What does it mean and why does it matter as an educator? We’ll deep dive into how cyber security protects you, your school, and your students. The session looks at techniques and tools that educators can use to keep abreast of the latest cyber threats targeting schools and families and how you can share this knowledge amongst coworkers, administrators, and parents.

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Friday November 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Northstar 1

1:30pm

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Passing the CETL Exam!
Become a Certified Education Technology Leader. What is it and how do you prepare? COSN’s CETL certification is a national certification for technology education leaders. Learn more about what it takes to prepare for and take the exam? The Connecticut COSN chapter recently held a CETL Bootcamp for over 20 technology leaders. Learn about the bootcamp, individual test preparation, and the CETL exam. This session will include information, activities, and an opportunity to answer your questions

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Friday November 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gateway 1

1:30pm

Open Education Resources--Building Local Awareness
Join Agency of Education personnel along with members of the new OER Ambassadors group to learn how Open Education Resources (OER) are making inroads into classrooms. Last Spring, the Agency developed a partnership with OER Commons, a tool for creating and disseminating high quality resources under OER. We’ll take a deep dive into the catalog and learn how Open Education Resources level the playing field for schools and teachers and create a model environment for sharing classroom resources.  To get the most from this session, bring a computing device.


Friday November 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gateway 2

1:30pm

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

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Friday November 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Escapade 2

1:30pm

SLDS Vertical Reporting Discussion Forum
An in-depth review of Vermont’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) project and new Vertical Reporting process. This session is a follow-up to the ‘SLDS Implementation Overview’ session taking place earlier in the day. It will include more in-depth details of how the SLDS will streamline your data reporting efforts as well as a discussion of the role that schools, districts, and their vendors will play as the Agency of Education rolls this system out statewide this year.

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Friday November 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Northstar 1

1:30pm

The Web - Complying with New Accessibility Guidelines
In January of 2017, the rules changed dramatically for web accessibility. 16 new regulations were added to address universal accessibility for all digital information being used by you, your school, and your district both externally and internally. Is your district ready? These new rules go into effect on January 18, 2018. This session will give you an overview of the new rules and the ways in which you can move your school’s digital use into compliance.

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Friday November 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Escapade 1