Dynamic Landscapes is an annual conference put on jointly by Vita-Learn and the Vermont School Library Association for K-12 educators from across the state of Vermont. Each year we see more than 450 educators, and about 100 students. Attendees include classroom teachers, librarians, and tech integration specialists (among others). The conference highlights and celebrates the dynamic landscapes of learning in our K12 schools. 

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This year’s theme is
Empowered Learning for All.

Day 1 of the conference (Monday, May 18) will focus on empowering educators.
Day 2 of the conference (Tuesday, May 19) will focus on empowering students.

Highlights of the event include

— award winning keynote speakers

–annual awards presentations

— an Interactive Lounge filled with new technologies, student projects, networking opportunities, and hands on exhibits by teachers and students

— enhanced hands-on workshops with opportunities to gain new skills and take back he tools needed to apply those skills in your classroom or library

–exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services

— two days of through provoking presentations by students and educators 

Dynamic Landscape Champlain Room

Monday Sessions

Audiobook Options : Pros, Cons, and Best Fits

Becoming an ALA Emerging Leader

Book Repair/Book Covering/MHEC

Book Trailers: A TechLiteracy Project

Bring Learning Alive with Book Creator

Correlation or Causation: UDL andTechnology

Creating Evidence of Learning with Adobe Spark

Creative Chemistry: introducing basic chemistry concepts by making and using homemade art materials

Cultivating and empowering youth climate leaders in the overwhelming age of climate change

Digital Storytelling –  from WeVideo to. VR

Documenting Professional Learning with AdobeSpark

Empowering Learning for ALL Students Through Experiential Learning Opportunities

From Consumers to Contributors: Learn how to create 360° VR Tours

Google’s Geo Tools (Part 1/2)

Google’s Geo Tools (Part 2/2)

Hands-On Introduction to AI

How to get kids reading over the summer without getting burned!

Ideas, not Art: How to Use Sketchnotes to Deepen Learning

International Professional Development Fellowships for Educators

Lasso Your Data Round Table Discussion

NExT, Northeastern University’s Network for Experiential Teaching and Learning

Online Resources in your Classroom – VTLIB Has You Covered!

Personalize Learning with the UDL Lens: Empower All Learners with Agency

Planning a Whole School STEAM Day.

Podcasting Hands on

School Library Leadership: Mentoring Matters

School Storytelling with Spark

Science = Art. Develop and improve scientific observational and visual communication skills while engaging students in scientific illustration instruction.

That’s A Cool Graph

The Art of Storytelling in Mathmatics

The Pedagogy of AR in Instructional Design

Tune in to your library stations

Twelve Ready for Tomorrow Tips: Meaningful Formative Assessment with Technology

Tuesday Sessions include

6th Grade News!

Author Panel

Behind the Picture

Bookmaking: Binding together visual arts and student voice.

Bright Spots & Belly Flops of a New Negotiated Curriculum Model

Building an Entrepreneurship Program through Project Based Learning

Building Musical Instruments, Makey Makey, Music Videos, and Creativity

Bytes and Bots For Early Elementary

Catch Flipgrid Fever – Empower Student Voice!

Collect your Community

Compelling!: Computer Science @ Tech Centers

Conference-Based Assessments

Dungeons & Dragons and Role Play in the Classroom

Empowered as Digital Citizens – BHS #equalpay soccer team & Change the Story

Empowering Students to Become Changemakers in Their Community

Energized and Empowered: Community-Based Learning meets Integrated Studies at Randolph Middle School

Engagement via voice and choice at Lyndon Town School

Green Mountain Book Award List 2020-2021

How to Be a Smart Media Consumer (Media Literacy)

How to Have a Healthier Relationship with your Personal Electronic Devices

Interacting with a Gradeless Transcript

Kinder Club

Let them Lead: A how to guide for a self-directed elementary classroom

Microbits from Basics and Beyond

MicroBits: From Basics to Add-ons Pt 1/2

MicroBits: From Basics to Add-ons Pt 2/2/

Not Just Dead Mothers: The Dorothy Canfield Fisher List 2019-2020

OCSU Social Justice Library: Empowering Students to Engage with Diverse and Inclusive Books

Project LIT – Let’s collaborate

Projects for Hope: Service + Leadership in the  Kingdom

Putting the ‘A’ in STEAM with Artie 3000 Codable Drawing Robot

Reading Red Clover: Exploring the 2020-2021 List

Robotics, Coding and Making Collide with the Curiosity and Imagination of Young Learners

S.A.G.E. (Sexuality And Gender Equality), a Middle School LGBTQ+ Alliance

Spark Student Creativity

Students build mobile apps for Apple and Android phones

Taming the Wild Text: 15 Tools for Digital Readers

Teaching Project Based Learning Skills (Elementary)

Telling Stories: student created local media

The Books That Got Away: The Dorothy Canfield fisher B List