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Vermont’s Premier Education Technology Conference

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Thursday, November 6

7:30am EST

Exhibitor area open
Exhibitor area open. Come visit!

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am EST
Oscar Wilde Ballroom

7:30am EST

Registration table is downstairs by the fireplace.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am EST
Fireplace Lobby

8:15am EST

Keynote: What is school? What can it be?
What is School 2.0? What are the pedagogical ideas that form it? Examine ideas of constructivist pedagogy and the use of 21st Century tools to create schools that are engaging, caring, and relevant places of learning for everyone involved. The history of the formation of the Science Leadership Academy will form the backdrop for this conversation.


avatar for Chris  Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Founder, Science Leadership Academy
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. Science Leadership... Read More →

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Thursday November 6, 2014 8:15am - 9:25am EST
Oscar Wilde Ballroom

10:00am EST

Visit the Maker Space - Open 10am - 4pm
Visit the Maker Space - An Ad Hoc Space Assembled by VITA-Learn

See examples of Maker/FabLab space, projects and techniques that are working in Vermont schools. Chat with experienced makers who can answer your questions. Experiment with 3D printers and circuits. Work collaboratively on any projects at our open tables. Hangout and surf. Open 10am - 4pm on Thursday and 8:30am - 2:30pm on Friday

3D printer
Circuits (Arduino)
Soft circuits - E-textiles. E-Origami, Toy Hacking, Squishy Circuits, and Plastic Plankton Chandeliers,Wearable Lilly pad
Local maker and EMC
Scratch, Tynker, and misc
Resource table - Books, ebook first page prints, websites. QR codes?
Student projects Lego League, Scratch, musical instrument created from Scratch program
Video Looping video of kids and their projects,
Hands on activities - littleBits, Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
Conference Hallway

11:40am EST

Lunch and Door Prizes
Lunch and Door Prizes

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Thursday November 6, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm EST
Oscar Wilde Ballroom

4:30pm EST

Exhibitor Reception with Cash Bar
Join your colleagues at the Exhibitor Reception with Cash Bar

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Thursday November 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Oscar Wilde Ballroom