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Friday, November 4 • 12:45pm - 3:00pm
The Digital Backpack

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Join three tech integration specialists (K-12) in a two-hour work session designed to complete a Digital Backpack, a website designed around Vermont’s Transferable Skills.  Last spring at Dynamic Landscapes we shared the first draft of the Backpack with approximately 20 teachers from across the state and gained valuable insights about what might work and what could be improved.  Together we explored tech tools that might be used to help learners practice skills toward each Transferable Skill.  As always, we want to be sure that good pedagogy is at the heart of any use of technology, so we are back with a two hour session in which we’ll:

1.    Explore the backpack, including the Skills and Rubrics

2.    Examine the tools already listed

3.    Consider adding new tools

4.    Discuss what learning opportunities could provide evidence of success at meeting each skill.

5.    Decide on a format for submitting examples of learning to the Backpack.

Discuss next steps in moving forward, management, and maintenance of the backpack.

Presenter Material 

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Kristen Courcelle

Technology Integration Specialist, South Burlington School District
Kristen Courcelle is currently a K-12 technology integration specialist for the elementary schools in the South Burlington School District.  Kristen has been in education for 16 years as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and innovative technology leader in various Vermont schools.  
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Lauren Parren

Tech Integration Coach, SBHS
I’ve been trying to change teaching and learning in VT since I started teaching 40 years ago. Although we’ve moved from Polaroids and 8-tracks to iPhones and Podcasts, often our pedagogy hasn’t changed. Let’s create new learning opportunities using the power of technology to do things we couldn’t have imagined back in the day!
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Steve Webster

Technology Integration Specialist, South Burlington School District
We produce power for our house and our 100% electric Nissan LEAF, as well as 10 other households. And we also host a 120 kW solar farm, which generates enough power for around 20 more homes. Doing our bit to combat global climate change!

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