VT Fest and Other Updates!

VTFest2015_LogoVT Fest is just around the corner!

Grab some familiar faces and some new ones and join us to innovate, collaborate, and recharge at Vermont’s premier ed-tech conference!  VT Fest 2015, November 4-6 at the Killington Grand Resort is just around the corner!

Grab your spot before it fills up!

Highlights this year:

  • We’re expanding the creative space to sit and try things out with mentors! Set your own pace and explore! Green screen, WeVideo, VoiceThread, video production, podcasting, eBook Q&A, Maker activities and many more. Bring your questions!
  • New meeting spaces: Propose your own meeting or topic or take part in some new discussions
  • Conference sessions, workshops of all shapes and sizes
  • Vendors with hand-on displays and training
  • The largest (and shortest) full assembly board meeting in VT history? It just might be! We’re seeking your creative input on how we can help you innovate
  • New lunch with more options!
  • New Grand Prize on Friday! Submit proposals at the conference for an ‘Innovation Grant.’
  • Social events! Pull up a chair and relax, mix and meet!

Educator extraordinaire Diana Laufenberg is our keynote speaker this year. Diana is an expert in inquiry and project based education, advisory programs, opening up the school schedule for innovation, a veteran TED speaker, and advocate for student voice in education. Diana will also be running a workshop on Wednesday for Tech Integrators!

Are you a new teacher? Working a new job in education? Experienced teacher looking for inspiration? Come to VT Fest and explore innovative ideas!

… and here’s the recharge part! The Killington Grand features an outdoor heated pool (rumor has it there’s even a conference session in the pool this year), sauna, steam room, full spa, amazing workout facilities, and if weather (and snow making) cooperates a few ski runs!

Register and get all the details for VT Fest at vtfest.vita-learn.org !

Regional PD is coming to your area!

Lucie deLaBruere and the other regional coordinators have some innovation headed your way.

Check our Regional Page for upcoming meeting details and contact information for coordinators in your area!

Regional meetings are free and close to your neighborhood! Get training, connect with peers in your region and get a chance to win prizes! All the upcoming meetings are also on our…

Calendar of Events

Find out what’s going on around Vermont in our Calendar of Events!

We need your help! Nominate Innovators for ISTE Making IT Happen and the Frank Watson Lifetime Achievement Award ASAP!

Get your innovators and mentors some recognition! October deadlines are coming up! Links to ISTE Making IT Happen and the Frank Watson Lifetime Achievement Award are ready for you in News and Announcements on the Vita-Learn home page!

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… and that’s the update!

We hope to see you at VT Fest!

Adam

Adam Provost
President, VITA-Learn
vita-learn.org