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Thursday Session 5 [clear filter]
Thursday, November 2
 

2:45pm

Critical Elements in Sustainability - Keynote Follow-up Session
Join Diana Laufenberg as she reflects on a her experiences creating meaningful and engaged learning environments through new school creation, school transformation and professional development in schools across the country. Follow-up Session to Keynote. Resources here. 

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Diana Laufenberg

Inquiry Schools, Inquiry Schools
A farm kid from Wisconsin, Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies. Laufenberg most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA). For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning... Read More →


Thursday November 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Northstar 2

2:45pm

Finding and Using Open Education Resources: An Introduction
Have you heard of Open Education Resource? Do you know where to find them? Come to this info session to learn about an exciting opportunity happening for Vermont Educators. Open Education Resources are powerful tools that support the Student-Centered Learning Environment. Come find out how you can take advantage of Open Education Resources with your classes.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Escapade 2

2:45pm

Making the Perfect Cocktail: Technology Tools for the Three Pillars of Personalized Learning
We will review the three pillars of personalized learning - personalized learning plans, proficiency based assessment, and flexible pathways - and discuss the technology tools that middle and high school teachers are using to effectively engage students and monitor their academic career in light of Act 77 education reforms. We will provide specific examples how how specific technology can allow teachers to implement all three facets of personalized learning simultaneously in their classrooms and at their schools.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Gateway 1

2:45pm

Personalization: Thinking Small, and Going Big
Hazen Union Middle Level students and faculty engaged in a J-term last June, modeled after work from Lyndon Institute and other Vermont schools. Teachers created authentic, hands-on, applied learning seminars from the interests, strengths, and passions of our students; seminars were led by staff and community members to provide opportunities for meaningful learning experiences. Join us as we share our process and resources in this whole-school effort to create personalized, proficiency-based, flexible pathways for our students.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Northstar 1

2:45pm

Preparing the Pathway: Supporting College Success for Online High School Students
Every semester, several hundred high school students enroll in online courses at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) through Vermont’s dual enrollment program. CCV has developed a system to advise, orient, and support these students to ensure a successful first college experience. This workshop will introduce the CCV support systems in place for online high school students and highlight a new pilot project that employs text messaging to foster ongoing adviser-student communication.


Thursday November 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Escapade 1

2:45pm

Therapy
Vent, relax, and rejuvenate with peers in the pool!

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Thursday November 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Pool

2:45pm

Using Your Maker Space To Teach Solar Energy, Coding, Circuits, and Collaboration
High school students designed, coded, constructed and analyzed mini solar trackers to charge a cell phone. They used a Raspberry Pi and Python to control a servo to track the sun, built a charging circuit with a mini solar panel, and used a laser engraver to build a box to contain it. Not knowing how to do any of this, including the teacher, every student group succeeded in producing a working prototype in three weeks.

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Thursday November 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Gateway 2