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School Leadership & Management, IT Leadership & Management

VTEd Learns Network: Collaboration Powered by VTAOE & Edmodo

In this interactive session, learn how to utilize Edmodo groups as a platform for digital collaboration with colleagues. We will review the functionality of Edmodo and how to create Groups, use the Group Directory for Districts and Schools, and invite members so that you can do more than just meet online and share resources with the tools provided in Edmodo. From Google,Microsoft, and Zoom integration to Design Thinking PLCS and hosting EDcamp-style learning sessions, you will be able to reimagine professional development and digital collaboration.

Speaker Bio: Kate Baker, M.Ed and MAIT, is the Senior Community Engagement Manager at Edmodo, a veteran high school English teacher with 20+ years classroom experience, board member of the Flipped Learning Network, and contributing author of Flipping 2.0:  Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Classroom. Passionate about evolving authentic learning into digital formats, Kate leads by example and shares her expertise with the global Edmodo Community and on Twitter @KtBkr4

Keynote Speaker: Robert Goodman

A Deeper Dive into Live and Asynchronous Teaching and Learning

This follow-up session with Keynote Speakler Bob Goodman takes a deeper dive into practical solutions for moving fluidly between classroom and remote teaching and learning, as may be necessitated by COVID. This includes approaches that are effective in teaching in classrooms or remotely on Zoom, including student polling, breakout rooms and annotating on shared screens. Both these forms of live instruction are supported by asynchronous online courses that facilitate a flipped classroom approach.

IT Leadership & Managaement

Leveraging Your Wireless Network to Support Remote Learners

This session will explore the latest advancements in both wired and wireless networking and how you can leverage your wireless network to provide secure internet to remote learners.  We will start by providing an overview of Remote Access Point (RAP) technology and how this can provide both enhanced remote wireless performance to users with limited internet options as well as extend your schools security policies to the remote user’s environment.   We will also explore alternative funding strategies, like grant opportunities, to assist with your distance learning model. We will be taking your questions using the chat feature.

Teaching & Learning, School Leadership & Management

Exploring how to Bring SEL, via Digital Citizenship, into the Distance Learning Environment

We know that meeting social & emotional needs of students is critical to academic success — students learn better when they feel heard, valued, & respected. Join Common Sense Education as we explore unique ways educators can use digital citizenship and social-emotional learning to create engaging welcoming learning environments whether in person or from a distance. Participants will discuss digital dilemmas our students may be facing and the questions that they raise. You will leave with strategies, thinking routines and tools to help students navigate their digital lives with perspective.

Participants register for a (free) account at commonsense.org/education

Teaching & Learning, School Leadership & Management, IT Leadership & Management

FLASH: Maestro Tips and Tricks

Making the most of Maestro is an opportunity for teachers and school support people to learn more about all the features in Maesto that make your life easy when communicating with students, parents and school counselors.  Topics we will cover communicating through the use if email templates, disipline reporting, and reports to name a few.  Make a list of your questions and join us for this Q & A session.

Teaching & Learning

STEM at Home: Hands on Opportunities for Hybrid and Remote Learning

We all know that hands-on learning in STEM such as science experiments, engineering challenges, maker projects and other similar opportunities require copious materials, specific tools, and safety and technical training for students. Or, does it? How do we engage students in hands-on learning at home with limited support and resources? Join our collaborative session to share and discuss how to deliver quality hands-on STEM learning opportunities to students in hybrid and fully-online environments.

Teaching & Learning

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for the Classroom

Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. As much as we want to deny it, we all have biases based on our life experiences. Each of us — teachers and students alike — enter classrooms from different perspectives and points of view. We must learn to negotiate those differences to better understand each other and our worlds, and to advocate for a better, more equitable future. To do so, we need to build a set of social and cultural literacies via multicultural education, social justice education, and culturally responsive pedagogy that help us navigate difficult conversations, acknowledgBlock E – October 28, 7:00 PMe and challenge bias and prejudice, create inclusive classroom spaces, and fight for social justice.

This session will showcase hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help educators better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies in the future.

Reference: https://tamresource.weebly.com/uploads/3/9/8/3/39835565/dimensions_of_equity.pdf

Teaching & Learning, School Leadership & Management

Mentoring School Librarians Matters

Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. As much as we want to deny it, we all have biases based on our life experiences. Each of us — teachers and students alike — enter classrooms from different perspectives and points of view. We must learn to negotiate those differences to better understand each other and our worlds, and to advocate for a better, more equitable future. To do so, we need to build a set of social and cultural literacies via multicultural education, social justice education, and culturally responsive pedagogy that help us navigate difficult conversations, acknowledge and challenge bias and prejudice, create inclusive classroom spaces, and fight for social justice.


This session will showcase hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help educators better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies in the future.