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Friday, November 7
 

8:00am EST

Chromebooks are Coming!
CSSU spent last year piloting Chromebooks. Based on that success, the schools within CSSU are moving forward with them in the classroom- some moving towards a 1:1. In this presentation, we will share what we learned over the last school year and what we are doing this summer to prepare for the next school year with Chromebooks.

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Presenters
avatar for Nancy Colbourn

Nancy Colbourn

Network Admin, CSSU
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Mike Kanfer

Technology support, Chittenden South Supervisory Union

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Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am EST
Gateway I

8:00am EST

DocuSped Online!
An introduction to the new online Docusped system for managing and print ion all special education required IEP, 504 and Medicaid reporting and documentation forms.
Features include direct user management, anywhere access, electronic and paper printing, and fully hosted online.

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Company Presenters
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Wild Branch Solutions, Inc.

Wild Branch Solutions, Inc. (Corporate Sponsor)
Wild Branch Solutions, Inc. has been a leading consultant in educational technology support in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom since 1995. Our growing team of technology professionals supports over 30 educational and private institutions throughout Vermont. Providing expertise in design... Read More →

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Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am EST
Gateway II

8:00am EST

Google Apps for Education: The Value of the Basics
Understanding the basics of Google Drive and the Google Apps Suite is invaluable to educators, administrators, and students.
Join me as I walk through the basics of GAFE tools, such as organizing and searching Gmail messages; leveraging Calendar as a professional and classroom tool; and utilizing, organizing, and sharing Drive folders, Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms.
In addition, we'll be taking a look at the power of Google+ as a professional development tool; and exploring some powerful mobile features for all of these tools.

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 →

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Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am EST
Northstar II

8:00am EST

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child - STEM and NGSS Real Application in Classroom and for Science Fair
This workshop on using the new science standards to connect the classroom to the community will present how an award winning Bio-Diesel project transformed the school and the community. Students are using the New Generation Science Standards on Engineering Design as it applies to research topics of students’ interest, from sustainability to climate change, and many other topics. The presentation will include over 25 different electronic posters, guiding the audience to replicate the research plan, identify the hypothesis or outcomes and differentiate between engineering design and scientific method. Technology and literacy are part of this complex science fair project, starting with writing the abstract and ending with data presentation. All students’ work was done in electronic format, using poster templates and printed.


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Dana Maria Dezotell

Teacher, MVU Science Fair Coordinator, Missisquoi Valley Union High School

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am EST
Northstar I

8:00am EST

Real-Life Success: The Impact of Universal Design for Learning with Students with Intensive Special Needs.
Meet a group of students from the Hartford Autism Regional Program. Follow their educational journeys and learn how to provide Universal Design for Learning. Follow the yellow-brick road using research-based, instructional lessons, aligned to the Common Core Standards, which “connect-the-dots” in creative classroom lessons. Get a multitude of ideas of how to successfully bridge the gap between learners - making your curriculum planning easier while guaranteeing meaningful inclusion and learning for ALL.

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Presenters
avatar for Angela Dougher

Angela Dougher

Special Educator, Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union
My name is Angela Dougher. I am currently a special educator in the behavior program for the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union. Prior to that, I was a special educator and co-director of the Hartford Autism Regional Program (H.A.R.P.). At HARP I worked primarily with students who... Read More →

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Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am EST
Escapade I

8:00am EST

The Right Tools for the Inclusive Classroom – Clicker and Clicker Apps
Discover how Clicker and Clicker Apps are an essential part of the elementary toolbox to support emergent and struggling learners build their literacy skills and work towards becoming more independent and successful readers and writers. Clicker Apps for the iPad offer unique features that ensure they are easily customizable, highly relevant to the curriculum, and engaging for all your learners. They also work with award-winning Clicker 6 to deliver a comprehensive learning solution.

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Company Presenters
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Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am EST
Roundabout

8:00am EST

Video Documentaries to Impact Social Change
In the spirit of Vermont’s active, local politics, let’s use technology to engage learners in a collaborative process of identifying and researching local topics of interest and then designing, creating, and using media to impact positive change.

This workshop outlines a video documentary assignment, teacher and student stories, and will explore student exemplar videos of social worth about a person, people, place, or issue that incites others to contemplate these worthwhile topics.

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Presenters
avatar for Tim O'Leary

Tim O'Leary

Technology Innovation Specialist; Fmr Eng Tchr., Shelburne Community School
I'm interested in empowering learners to become change agents, putting their voices among their community's decision makers.

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am EST
Escapade II