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Thursday, November 6
 

6:00pm EST

Digital Age Learning with Chromebooks & Google Apps
Join us for an evening of Digital Age Learning with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education. Beginning with an introductory hands-on look at the Chromebook, explore free Chrome Web Apps and see models/examples how these tools provide a powerful platform for digital age teaching and learning.

Participants get a new Chromebook or bring their own.

Resources


Presenters
avatar for Maggie Eaton

Maggie Eaton

Education Consultant , Former Middle Level Teacher and Curriculum Leader in Literacy
Student centered learning, digital literacy, Integrated Curriculum, Google Tools for Ed, empowering educators and students for innovation, independence and creativity in a digital world. Personal Interests: Enjoying the beauty of Vermont, swimming, reading, photography, hiking... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy

Google Education Trainer, Digital Learning Specialist
Elizabeth McCarthy has been an educator in Vermont for the past 18 years where she continues to supports teachers and students in leveraging technologies for deeper learning. As a Google Education Trainer, she provides professional development workshops, graduate level courses and... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

Exploring Educational Uses of iPads Lisa Barry & Joanne Finnegan
Come find out how to use your iPad in the K-8 classroom. We will be exploring content specific and productivity apps for the classroom teacher. There will be some basic operation information but the focus will be on educational use. Participants should know basic fundamental use of the iPad as those topics will not be covered. We will be downloading and demonstrating how to use programs that would be appropriate for use in the classroom by students and educators. Participants will be asked to share some of their favorite apps with others.

Participants will be given access to several good sites to find apps by content and grade level. The iPad can be a tool for individual use or by a group of students. We’ll discuss how use one iPad when you have a class of 20 students.

Participants receive a new iPad or bring their own.


Presenters
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Lisa Barry

Technology Integration Specialist, Essex Town School District
avatar for Joanne Finnegan

Joanne Finnegan

Tech Integrationist
I worked in public schools for over 42 years, as a math and computer programming teacher, and then as a technology integration specialist. Since I left the public school system, I have continued to teach graduate classes for teachers on the use of technology in education. Ask me... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

iLearning 21st Century Style
In this session you will learn about how iPad applications can be used as an assessment tool, to increase student learning and engagement, and differentiate instruction in your classroom. You will leave with a list of applications and lesson ideas, to take with you and feel confident about using this device in your classroom with students of all abilities. (Will support participant owned devices of iOS 7 or later.)

Presentation


Presenters
avatar for Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Rutland Central Supervisory Union
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at the RCSU. I work with students and teachers in grades k-8.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

It's Hip to Mine Squares
You’ve heard the talk about Minecraft from your students. Perhaps you’ve played. Maybe you’ve attended a workshop and considered how you might use this game in the classroom. Here’s your opportunity to try out the game as a teacher. This workshop will show you the basics of Minecraft while making connections to the Common Core and your own curriculum. We will explore the server tool so you can set up your own world, and show you how to manage both the world and students using the teacher dashboard, Come, play, explore, and mine - to learn!

Participants will need to bring laptop computers. Mobile devices and netbooks will not work for this session. Mac Users will need OSX of 1.6 or higher. Java must be installed on all laptops.
Included in the workshop: MinecraftEdu Server Tool


Presenters
avatar for Mike Beardsley

Mike Beardsley

Grade 4 Teacher, Putney Central School
Using games to teach, Minecraft Edu in the classroom, keeping learning fun and entertaining, ......
avatar for Sally Bisaccio

Sally Bisaccio

Technology Coach, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
I love games and using games in education. I have spent the last couple of years promoting MinecraftEdu as an important tool for learning and student engagement.

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

Mixed Tool Environments with Google Play for Edu, Android Tablets, and Chromebooks
Participants in this workshop will explore new features of Google Play for EDU that leverage Chromebooks and Android Tablets to change the learning landscape and taking differentiation to a new level. Take student learning beyond the classroom walls using features like Cameras and GPS chips Give students choice of tools (mobile tablets for field work or movie creation or Chromebooks for extended desk work) with new ability to managing multiple users per tablet. Make true differentiation of materials possible by using teacher’s ability to push out specific books, videos and apps to different groups of learners using Google Play for EDU.


Participants get a new Android Nexus 7 or bring their own Android tablet.
Participants should also bring a laptop or Chromebook.


Presenters
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 →
avatar for Lucie deLaBruere

Lucie deLaBruere

Digital Age Learning Consultant, Marlboro College / University of Vermont
After spending 30 years in K12 education, Lucie and her husband Craig currently live and learn in a 1983 vintage Bluebird bus visiting creative spaces around the US and seeking ways to partner with educators and students who are passionate about creativity and innovation. Lucie... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

Practical Magic : Arduinos and Physical Computing
‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’ and this level of technology is now available to you!

Our workshop will get you up to speed about how your students can use Arduinos to control their world. We'll discuss actual classroom projects and some of the ‘gotchas’ to avoid. No prior programming experience required. You’ll return to your classroom with lots of ideas about building your own technology!

Each participant will receive the Arduino Starter Kit
Please bring a laptop.


Presenters
avatar for Bryant Patten

Bryant Patten

Education partner, Long Arc Learning

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA

6:00pm EST

SBAC and Education Technology: It's All in Your Preparation
This session, led by representatives of the AOE, focuses on the upcoming SBAC assessment and is especially tailored to education technology professionals and the preparations they will need to be undertaking to ready classrooms for online assessment. The session will include updated information, a panel discussion with educators involved in the field test, and some small group activities to help frame your preparations. Be prepared by coming with your questions and ideas.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Drescher

Peter Drescher

Education Technology Coordinator, VT Agency of Education
Education Technology Coordinator, Vermont

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA