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Thursday Session 3 [clear filter]
Thursday, November 2
 

10:30am

Bricolage: Creation from a diverse range of available things
How do you change up a system of learning? You begin by using a wide range of available things! Bricolage! Join the discussion to bring to light the multi-modal needs that true learning design incorporates when used for personalizing student learning across a system. What is working in your school? District? Explore tools and professional development ideas to support this type of change.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Escapade 1

10:30am

Creating A Global Culture For Learning
How to create a culture for learning via the Global Goals for Sustainability. We will learn what the goals are and why they are important. We will explore the Global Goals and how they can be implemented throughout the year. I will share how both synchronous and asynchronous tools through a global lens that can connect students, family, and community and globally and build an awareness for positive change.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Northstar 2

10:30am

Creating and Making: Curriculum and Standards Through Creating and Making
Come share ideas for different types of creating and making activities and how they contribute to student learning. Which standards can be addressed through creating and making? Transferrable Skills? Proficiencies? CSTA, Transferrable Skills, NGSS, Math, ELA, SS, Art standards? Come share your ideas or pick up some new ones in during this discussion.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Gateway 2

10:30am

Digital Badging & Micro-credentialing VT Style
Join us as we explore how Vermont learners, both teachers via professional development and students via flexible pathways and PLP’s, can be supported through a micro-credentialing pathway. Who are the issuers? How do earners display their achievements? Why earn a micro-credential or badge in the first place? We will share current pilots designed to support students and educators, and include strategies, tools, and challenges facing us as Vermont educators develop personalized pathways for learning.


Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Gateway 1

10:30am

The Full Monty: How a Vermont District Went Gradeless
At FNESU this year, our freshman are “gradeless”-- their progress is shown by proficiency. Our discussion will be structured to surface your own school’s or district’s challenges with PBGR as we share systems FNESU has used to support: reporting, defining mastery, redesigning curriculum in a proficiency framework, accommodating self-paced learning, and strategies to communicate redesign. Your session outcomes: collect systems and strategies, generate solutions and share ideas, and gain models of proficiency-based curriculum design.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Northstar 1