According to Common Sense Media Media literacy is literacy expanded to include all forms of communication — whether that’s a paperback book or a Twitter chat. Embracing that broader definition of literacy is essential for the development of curricula that can empower students to fully participate in all aspects of life these days How might you integrate media literacy in your curriculum? This 4 part series will start by taking a look at how we define literacy to include media literacy. We’ll get a chance to create media using cloud based tools such as WeVideo – (video creation) and Sound Trap (podcast and audio creation). We’ll end the day by reflecting on the power of media in our world and concrete ways you can integrate media literacy in your classroom, tomorrow! You are welcome to attend individual sessions or come for the whole strand. Media Literacy Strand – Session […]
We are excited to announce that Registration is open for Over 100 workshops over two days. Monday will be willed with opportunities to IGNITE your network as we empower educators through sharing, learning, and connections. Tuesday will feature over 150 students as empowered learner on Tuesday. Some of our themes this year include Redesigning learning spaces from makerspaces to libraries to innovation hubs. Innovative Practices from VR, AR, STEAM, Game Design, Robots, Comics, Flipped Classrooms, Drones and more Projects and Project Based Learning engaging local and global communities Pedagogical and Professional Practices Hands on Coding for all ages from Young Learners to Advanced High School Technical Strands from Data Privacy, CyberSecurity to Block Chain Author Panels, Book Awards, Intellectual Property, and so much more from our Empowered Librarians Empowering All Learners with UDL, Social Justice, Personalized Learning, Assistive Tech, and even Dungeons and Dragons Innovative Tech Tools from Comics, to […]
We are excited to announce Jennifer Casa-Todd, named one of the Top 10 Newsmakers of the Year in Tech as Monday’s keynote at Dynamic Landscape 2019. Jennifer is a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada and the author of Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership Her book is full of examples of students who are leveraging social media for good, and the teachers who are empowering them to do so. “We have banned and blocked social media for over a decade, and we are not exactly happy with the result. It’s time for a new approach.” “I love learning and connecting with other educators from across the globe, and am passionate about connecting students to each other and to the world. Technology has the potential to transform learning in ways we can only have imagined when we were in school! With awesome power, comes awesome responsibility too! I believe we need […]
Vermont School Library Association is excited to announce the keynote speaker for Tuesday May 21 — Tanya Lee Stone, an award winning author who writes nonfiction that is as gripping as fiction. Tanya is best known for telling little-known or unknown stories of women and people of color. She writes MG/YA narrative nonfiction such as Girl Rising, Almost Astronauts and Courage Has No Color, and nonfiction picture books such as Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? and The House that Jane Built. Her work has been recognized by the NAACP Image Award, Robert F. Sibert Medal, Golden Kite Award, Bank Street Flora Straus Steiglitz Award, Jane Addams Honor, YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, NPR Best Books, and NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors. She is also the author of the YA verse novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, which was a Top Ten Banned Book. Stone studied English at Oberlin College, later earned a […]
We’ve got some great topics coming your way at Dynamic Landscape. The following topics have been accepted for this year’s conference. Look for the official schedule and some fun surprises later this month for Dynamic Landscape 2019
Save the Date! Dynamic Landscapes 2019 will be held Mary 20 and 21, 2019 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Make plans now to join us!
Share Your KnowledgePresent, Facilitate, or Lead Vita-Learn and VSLA seek proposals from educators and educational leaders at all career stages and from every corner of Vermont. Our theme this year is Monday May 20 – Focus on Empowered Learning as Educators Tuesday May 21 – Focus on Empowered Learning for/by Students We encourage you to bring students to share and showcase their learning in a variety of formats.All presentation involving students will be scheduled on Tuesday. Formats include 50 minute standard length session Facilitate a Conversation, Dialogue, Information Exchange Standard Presentation by Educator(s) Hands on – Standard Session (50 min) Standard Presentation primarily lead by students Standard Presentation with students included Exhibit Style Session – Playground or Innovation Lounge All day/ Half Day/ 2 hour slots available Empowered Educator – How to Demo Empowered Educator -Poster or Project Showcase Empowered Student – Lead How to Demo Empowered Student – […]
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Exhibitor and sponsor registration for Dynamic Landscapes 2019 is open! Link for sponsors coming soon. Review the registration brochure to learn about opportunities for exposure, and benefits of joining us as a sponsor. Exhibitors have the option to register for a full booth inside the main exhibit hall ($700), a table top display inside the main exhibit hall ($600), or a table top display in the lobby ($500). Download the floor plan to see the space. Be sure to select the correct level when registering as space is limited, and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event will sell out! Sponsor and exhibitor registration is online only; click here to sign up: http://www.cvent.com/d/0tqcdq/4W