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Friday, November 7
 

10:45am

A Safer Place to Be; Whalley Computer Associates and ELERTS
School safety, it’s something that can never be taken lightly. What if you could change the way educators and students respond to threatening or suspicious events? ELERTS Lock It Down is one of the most effective and robust public safety communication platforms using smartphones. Using mobile technology to combine official-sourced alerts with crowd-sourced reports, ELERTS is putting safety and security in the hands of smartphone users in schools across the nation. Join WCA and ELERTS to learn how to make your school a safer place today.

Company Presenters
avatar for Whalley Computer Associates (Executive and Corporate Sponsor)

Whalley Computer Associates (Executive and Corporate Sponsor)

Whalley Computer Associates (Executive and Corporate Sponsor)
Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, Whalley Computer Associates, Inc. (WCA) is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty, and staff learning environment while enhancing... Read More →

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 10:45am - 11:40am
Gateway I

10:45am

A Vermont Fest Connection Leads to a Kidblog Collaboration!
Attend this session to hear how two teachers, from different schools in Vermont connected here at Vermont Fest and how their early elementary students became mentors and models using Kidblog and Twitter as a platform to connect and engage in fun and meaningful learning activities!

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Presenters
avatar for Sharon Davison

Sharon Davison

Teacher, Allen Brook
Sharon Davison is a passionate Kindergarten teacher at the Allen Brook School in Williston, Vermont. She is the Vermont-NEA Angelo J. Dorta Teacher of the Year, a National America Achieves Fellow, Kidblog Ambassador, NEA Foundation Global Leadership Fellow and an online facilitator... Read More →
avatar for Brianna Laue

Brianna Laue

6th Grade Teacher, St. Johnsbury School

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 10:45am - 11:40am
Northstar I

10:45am

Bookshare.org- Making Print Accessible to All Students
Come explore Bookshare.org to make books, newpapers and other print materials accessible for students Grade 3 and older. This is a free national program available for students who qualify for an IEP or 504 Plan, who have a print disabiity due to physical, learning or visual challenges. Learn how to use Bookshare.org on an IPad or PC computer. This AT tool can open up the world of print for your students with the most challenging reading difficulties.

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Karen Downey

Occupational Therapist/Assistive Technology Professional, Burlington School District

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 10:45am - 11:40am
Escapade I

10:45am

Chrome Supports for Struggling Readers and Writers
Chrome Supports for Struggling Readers and Writers
While the Google Apps for Education environment provides great tools for productivity and collaboration, they still lack some of the supports needed by struggling readers and writers. Attendees will see demonstrations of these supports in Read&Write for Google™, which includes a Chrome Extension that works on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks to make Google Documents more accessible, a toolbar for reading in the Chrome browser, and Apps to make PDF and ePub accessible within Google Drive.

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Company Presenters
avatar for Texthelp Inc.

Texthelp Inc.

Texthelp Inc

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 10:45am - 11:40am
Roundabout

10:45am

Leveraging Learning Management
What are the advantages and challenges of “paperless classrooms?” How can Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Schoology increase efficiency, improve communication between teachers, students and parents and allow teachers to personalize learning? Mount Mansfield is in it’s second year of school-wide LMS implementation and we continue to learn and grow. Come hear our experience and learn some of the strategies we have developed along the way.

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Presenters
avatar for Eric Hall

Eric Hall

Technology Integration, Mount Mansfield Union High School

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 10:45am - 11:40am
Gateway II

10:45am

Writing, Technology, and the Common Core
Many schools are now using the Lucy Calkins writing workshop materials in grades K-5. Have you noticed that they do not include mention of technology? Most teachers using these materials are building units of study to implement this great resource, but how can we better integrate technology in an authentic manner that not only supports the writing workshop model, but also impacts building student technology skills? These authentic writing experiences utilizing technology will also help prepare our students for the SBAC.

In this workshop, participants will hear about and see examples of how teachers in CSSU and Vermont are striving to integrate technology into this program and other literacy areas. Together, we’ll build a collaborative resource to share and use with our collective ideas. This work also directly corresponds to many Common Core standards that address writing and technology.

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Presenters
avatar for Bonnie Birdsall

Bonnie Birdsall

Director of Digital Learning & Communication, CVSD
Bonnie Birdsall is the Director of Digital Learning and Communication for the Champlain Valley School District in Vermont, serving the communities of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston, and St. George.

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 10:45am - 11:40am
Escapade II

10:45am

“In Plain English”- Adventures in Making Common Craft Style Videos
This hands on style of video production can be done with a wide range of grade levels with minimal equipment. It’s conducive to small group work with unique roles and can also be used for any content area and supports CCSS, as well as serving as an assessment tool. The greatest benefit is that students will be doing the majority of the work.

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Presenters
avatar for Dave Davidson

Dave Davidson

tech integration specialist, CCSU
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Lisa Foley

Art Teacher, Thomas Fleming

Session Type

Friday November 7, 2014 10:45am - 11:40am
Northstar II