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.
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
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!
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
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
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