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Thursday, November 6
 

9:35am EST

Authentic Learning: Aquarium Design: Biological Engineering
High school students are challenged to develop a sustainable aquarium design, using engineering practices encompassing skills and knowledge that extend what is meant by "inquiring" in science. This session will share the process used in guiding students through developing an aquarium design project using Next Generation engineering standards. Students are using computers, phones, & cameras to record and analyze their data. Will also discuss collaboration with the UVM Watershed Alliance, & Friends of the Winooski. Students that are involved in this project also monitor our local watershed and that data is electronically entered into the Watershed /Alliance web page.

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BS

Brian Slopey

Teacher, U32

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Thursday November 6, 2014 9:35am - 10:30am EST
Gateway II

9:35am EST

Constructivist Learning through Web-Publishing
When using a mix of social media and web-publishing tools such as Google Plus, Blogger, YouTube and multimedia apps such as Pinnacle Studio for the iPad, students acquire Common Core communication proficiencies while publishing to an authentic, global audience. Web-publishing functions as a foundation for constructivist learning, helping students excel by responding to essential questions, researching, designing, editing, and reflecting, while giving students creative freedom to choose specific technology tools that engage them.

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avatar for Steven Davis

Steven Davis

Integration Specialist, BFA St. Albans
The link to the online Java IDE site (SoloLearn.com) and the workshop's slideshow will be posted on our Sched session page.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 9:35am - 10:30am EST
Roundabout

9:35am EST

Google Play For Education and Nexus Tablets: Empowering Teachers, Engaging Students, Improving Communities
Join 7th and 8th grade students and teachers from the Renaissance Community and the Innovation Specialist from St. Albans City School as we share how Google Play for Education and Nexus 7 tablets can take PBL to the next level, empower teachers, and engage students.

Using these tools, Renaissance students are learning through authentic community-based projects; teachers are in control of getting the resources and tools the students need, when they need them; and St. Albans City is reaping the benefits.

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avatar for Matt Allen

Matt Allen

Innovation Specialist, St. Albans City School
For the past two years, I've been an innovation specialist, the 6 years prior to that, I was a 4th-6th grade writing teacher, and starting next year, I'll be a 7th and 8th grade literacy teacher. (I'm excited beyond words to be going back to the classroom!) Right now, I'm most in... Read More →

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Thursday November 6, 2014 9:35am - 10:30am EST
Northstar I

9:35am EST

Managing Apple Devices in K-12
Apple has expanded its suite of features to make it easier than ever to deploy and manage iOS 7 and Mavericks devices in the K-12 environment. During this session we will be discussing what these features are and how they can best be used together to manage and deploy devices while facilitating the purchase, distribution and management of apps -- all with an eye towards improved learning and teaching. 

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Company Presenters
avatar for Apple Inc.

Apple Inc.

Apple, Inc.
We look forward to sharing powerful new possibilities made possible through Apple tools, and to hearing from educators and tech folks about the exciting things happening in Vermont classrooms and communities. Come talk to us about iOS, Mac, iBooks Author, iTunes U, iLife, iWork... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:35am - 10:30am EST
Gateway I

9:35am EST

Rigorous Relevant 3D Printing Projects
Imagine a group of middle school science students taping batteries, wheels, and wires to a plastic tricycle frame. Snap! The frame breaks, the students sigh…back to the tinkercad blueprint! See how students at Main Street Middle School use 3D printing to augment, modify, and redefine science class learning activities. Come discuss how you might weave your school’s 3D printer into your core class. Discuss technical hardware and software questions.

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avatar for Eli Rosenberg

Eli Rosenberg

Teacher, Main Street Middle School

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Thursday November 6, 2014 9:35am - 10:30am EST
Northstar II

9:35am EST

Solutions for Security, Mobility, Printing and High Demand Networks
In-depth discussion on security and demand for a high performance network environment which protects students, facility and staff while enhancing the educational experience.

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Company Presenters
avatar for Vermont Panurgy

Vermont Panurgy

President, Vermont Panurgy

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 9:35am - 10:30am EST
Escapade II

9:35am EST

Transforming Schooling: A Systems Approach to Personalizing Learning
Technology has already changed the structure of both knowledge and learning. Transforming the structure of schooling to adapt to this technological context has now become "the work" of educational leaders around the world. BRSU Superintendent Dan French will share the work of his supervisory union in creating a systems approach to transforming the structure of schooling to better meet the personal learning aspirations of each student.

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avatar for Dan French

Dan French

School Leadership Coordinator, Saint Michael's College
I am interested in changing the structure of schooling in order to better meet the personal learning aspirations of each student.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 9:35am - 10:30am EST
Escapade I