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Thursday Session 2 [clear filter]
Thursday, November 2
 

9:15am

Assessment and Technology - A Perfect Blend
We’ll explore current aspects of assessment & technology, including many tenets of proficiency-based learning. We will share and evaluate a variety of digital tools for summative and formative assessment. We will discuss how feedback and reflection play an integral part of the assessment process and share various digital tools to support that. Finally, we’ll take a close look at the ISTE standards, especially those related to assessment, with an eye toward developing learning targets.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Gateway 1

9:15am

Creating and Making: Implementing your Space - Logistics, Budget, and Practical Considerations
This discussion will range from physical space to making space in the day or space in your curriculum. From library corners, to old computer labs, to mobile carts, creating and making can look very different in each of our schools. What functions does your space need to address (storage, safety, creativity tools, etc). Where does creating and making fit into a student’s day? Come share your school’s approach or come pick up some ideas for your own planning.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Gateway 2

9:15am

Digital Learning Portfolios that work!
Seesaw is a digital portfolio that collects students’ digital and physical work in one place. Everything is organized, making assessment and conferences easier! A space that each student can own to capture their learning, reflect, and develop skills. This tool also allows for easy day-to-day communication with parents to share what’s going on in the classrooms. Best of all there is a free trial version available to you for attending this session.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Escapade 1

9:15am

Directing Self-Direction: Helping Students Cultivate Self-Direction
Personalization, Proficiency-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning—their common boon is the opportunity to create student agency and give students ownership over their learning, enabling them to learn on their own and with others. In this workshop attendees will have the opportunity to use a digital learning menu designed to help them self-direct independently and cooperatively for learning how to cultivate self-direction in their students. This activity will be followed with a group debrief of the experience.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Northstar 1

9:15am

DIY Google PD - Becoming a Google Certified Educator
Do you use Google tools in the classroom or want to learn more? This session is for both beginner and intermediate Google users and will give you LOADS of great Google tips and tricks. It will get you started on how to work through the 15 hour self-guided study and prepare you to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification. Learn the resources and start one of the self study units. Join this PLC as you work through this DIY PD.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Escapade 2

9:15am

Making History: Using Social Media to Connect with Our Community
In 2014 BAMS entered into a partnership with the Brattleboro Historical Society and WKVT to produce a weekly radio show about local history. Since then we have expanded our work with the historical society to include a podcast, Twitter account and Facebook page. Students complete research, compose content and create recordings for each of these social media platforms. In this workshop students and adults will demonstrate the techniques used for our Making History project.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Northstar 2