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Thursday Session 4 [clear filter]
Thursday, November 2
 

1:30pm

Community Storytelling in Digital Spaces
YWP, in its 12th year helping students gain writing and digital media skills and assisting teachers in the classroom, leads a fun, interactive storytelling session. Experience the power of YWP’s latest intuitive platform that helps students develop ideas, exchange peer-to-peer feedback and find audience for best work. See content available to teachers to use in the classroom. Get new ideas for bringing storytelling – and community connections – to the classroom. Student exemplars. Bring laptops.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Northstar 2

1:30pm

Extending and Deepening PBL: Service Learning
Service learning has taken root in colleges across the country. But what about its potential to help middle level students learn transferrable skills, disrupt bias, and meet proficiencies? A quick research review how service learning benefits middle level students will be shared along with examples of how it is being implemented in schools. Resources for deepening project based learning to include service will be shared and explored as well.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gateway 1

1:30pm

Making and Engineering with Wood
Making and Engineering with wood is a sustainable and satisfying activity for kids. Learning how to use woodworking tools and equipment builds skills and confidence that can last a lifetime. This workshop will introduce the nuts and bolts (hammers and nails) of woodworking and constructing with wood, for kids K-6.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gateway 2

1:30pm

Personalized and Digital Learning: Conversations with and Resources from the AOE
How are schools using technology to personalize learning for students? How does digital learning enhance personalized learning? The AOE Personalized Learning team will lead a discussion around these questions, show examples from the field, introduce you to their new online resources, and get your feedback around what additional resources are needed to support personalized learning efforts around the state.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Northstar 1

1:30pm

The Transferable Skills Implementation Project
This session focuses on the development and implementation of a data driven system of supporting students’ proficiency with self-direction. This year, VTVLC has implemented a process that requires students to set learning goals and report their progress twice each month. Data reports and teacher/course examples will be shared to demonstrate the program’s implementation and effectiveness.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Escapade 1