Vermont 1:1 School Conference
Date: Monday, Sept. 26
Location: Lake Morey Resort, Vermont
Updated with Program Links!
Having a laptop for every student is the goal of a one-to-one program. Are you running a one-to-one program in your classroom or school? Are you planning to start one? Come meet with other teachers and administrators and share information on starting, running, and maintaining a successful one-to-one computing initiative.
Keynote - “From Madness to Method”
Eric is the lead trainer from Digital Wish and will kick off the day
He will share insights gained by managing 24 separate 1:1 computing programs through the e-Vermont initiative.
15 Sessions, 15 Opportunities to Learn!
We’ll have guest speakers from schools across the state of Vermont who are already implementing advanced 21st century learning initiatives. There will be informational workshops, across 3 different time slots, taught by educators who are working every day to transform classroom learning.
A Journey Well-Worth the Effort. Heidi Baitz, Ludlow Elementary
Deploying 1:1 with Ipads. Rob Gervais, Enosburg Middle/High School
Transforming your classroom through a 1:1 initiative. Kathy Hevey, Hunt Middle School
Collaboration! - The possibilities, the challenges and the logistics of bringing personal learning tools to an entire middle school. Dana Peterson, Woodstock Union Middle School
Navigating a 21st Century Classroom through a 1 to 1 Initiative. Kathy Gallagher and Brent Truchon, Edmunds Middle School
5 Reasons, 5 Challenges, and 5 Myths. Keith Nemlich, Manchester Schools.
From 30 to 115 personal computers and beyond. Jean Campbell and Jen Botzojorns, Mount Mansfield High School
Open One to One. Bryant Patten, Orange East School District
What about the Pedagogy - Panel Discussion. Paul Irish, Burlington School District
Opportunity Knocks: A State Initiative on One to One Computing. Peter Drescher, Vermont Department of Education
After the Hardware is Delivered - 1:1 Classroom Integration with Lessons, Units, and Online Tools. Megan Krohn, Digital Wish Northern Trainer
Building a 1:1 Program from the Ground up. Eric Bird, Digital Wish Lead Trainer
Leadership as a Driving Force. Heather Chirtea, Digital Wish Founder
From Hesitation to Confidence, Deb Partridge, United Christian Academy
Pick a number from a hat to determine your lunch table seating. Sit with educators whom you otherwise may never have met. You will come away with new contacts, peer mentors, and meet others who are part of the growing support network of 1:1 educators in Vermont.
Closing Keynotes - “Stories from the Trenches”
Each presenter will tell a 3-5 minute story that taught them a hard-won lesson on implementing 1:1 computing. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll inevitably repeat the best stories to your staff back at school! Join us for a very practical day of professional development and networking.
* Meet, Greet, and Register 8:00 - 8:40
* Keynote - “From Madness to Method” 8:40 - 9:15
* Learning Workshop 1 9:30-10:20
* Networking Topic 1 10:20-10:50
* Learning Workshop 2 11:00 - 11:50
* Networking Topic 2 11:50-12:20
* Lunchtime Mash-Up 12:30-1:30
* Learning Workshop 3 1:45-2:35
Closing Keynotes - “Stories from the Trenches” 3:00-4:00