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Innovation in Education

Woodstock, Vermont

 April  2-4, 2019

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About the Conference

The Innovation in Education Conference will be hosted at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, VT. The conference is designed as a collaborative endeavor for teachers, technology integration specialists, and administrators. 

This conference is being sponsored by The Windsor Central Supervisory Union.

How it Works: Choose to follow one of our five conference strands below then take a deep dive into this topic over the course of our 2-day event. Gather each morning for a keynote session followed by a morning and afternoon break out session with your strand. Participants must choose one strand for the entire event. Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided each day.

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Greg Kulowiec from EdTechTeacher leads this strand with an exploration of why entrepreneurship can and should be a component of a student’s education.

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Deeper Learning

Tom Driscoll from EdTechTeacher will take you through the core competencies, case studies, and actionable plans to effectively foster deeper learning environments.  

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Modern Digital Citizenship and Civic Education

Shawn McCusker from EdTechTeacher will explore the concept of how to create the informed citizen in relation to modern news and information.

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Early Education Technology

Rosey McQuillan from EdTechTeacher will explore how technology can meet the needs of the digital native learners.  

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Intensive Interventions

Sherry Sousa, Director of Instructional Support Services for Windsor Central Supervisory Union, will demonstrate innovative models for delivering specialized instruction and how they can be implemented. 

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Pre Conference Workshops

April 2, 2019

Using a Portrait of a Graduate to Transform Your District: A Leaders Workshop

The most transformative districts in the country have engaged their larger community in developing a Portrait of a Graduate, a collective vision that articulates the community’s aspirations for all students. Locally developed, but globally positioned, the Portrait of a Graduate serves as a North Star for system transformation. Leadership teams work collectively to build this vision into every aspect of their strategic plan. In this interactive and engaging workshop, education leaders will be challenged to: 1) create a leadership strategy for engaging their community in the development of a Portrait of a Graduate, and 2) develop a roadmap for implementation, considering key shifts in instruction, professional learning, assessment, and school culture. Participants will leave with free tools and resources to help bring to life their vision of 21st century learning for all students.

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Launching Innovation in Schools

Every great teacher and every great school constantly work towards creating better learning conditions for students. Just as we hope our students become lifelong learners, we as educators should be 21st-century learning and improving. This workshop is for school leaders of all kinds (from teacher-leaders to principals to superintendents) who are launching innovation in schools—starting new efforts to work together to improve teaching and learning. Together, we’ll examine key elements of the “blocking and tackling” of leading a change initiative, from bringing people together around ideas they care about, refining a vision and getting to work, empowering teacher-leaders as change leaders, and effectively creating the conditions for classroom innovation. 

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Speakers & Presenters

We have gathered world-renowned speakers to share their knowledge, insights, and experience in innovation in education.

Sabba Quidwai

Keynoter – April 3rd

Education Development Executive with Apple Inc.

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Greg Kulowiec

Strand Presenter from EdTechTeacher

Entrepreneurship

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Tom Driscoll

Strand Presenter from EdTechTeacher

Deeper Learning

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Rosey McQuillan

Strand Presenter from EdTechTeacher

Early Education Technology

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Sherry Sousa

Strand Presenter from Windsor Central Supervisory Union

Intensive Interventions

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Ken Kay

Pre Conference Presenter

Using a Portrait of a Graduate to Transform Your District: A Leaders Workshop

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Justin Reich

Pre Conference Presenter

Launching Innovation in Schools

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Conference Schedule

April 2nd: Pre-Conference
  • 8:00 – 8:30 – Registration 
  • 8:30 – 11:30 – Using a Portrait of a Graduate to Transform Your District with Ken Kay 
  • 11:45 – 1:00 – Lunch Sponsored by EdLeader21
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – Launching Innovation in Schools with Justin Reich
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April 3rd - Conference
  • 7:45 – 8:15  –  Registration
  • 8:15 – 9:30  – Keynote from Sabba Quidwai,  Education Development Executive with Apple Inc.
  • 9:30  – 10:00  – Break & Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00  – 12:30  – Morning Sessions 
  • 12:30  – 1:30  – Lunch with entertainment from WUHSMS Jazz Funk Band
  • 1:30  – 3:30 – Afternoon Sessions
April 4th - Conference
  • 8:00 – 9:00Inspire Sessions with Strand Presenters 
  • 9:00 – 9:30 – Break & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 12:30 – Morning Sessions
  • 12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch with entertainment from WUHSMS Speak Chorus 
  • 1:30 – 3:30 – Afternoon Sessions

Conference Details

Woodstock Inn & Resort

14 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091

Lunch: Provided each day

Parking: Available Onsite

Hotel: Rooms are availabe at $169.00 per night for a single or double room plus $10.00 per room resort fee and tax. Please call 866-592-9611 and identify yourself as a participant of the group  "Innovation in Education"  to get the special rate.

Questions: Contact gail@edtechteacher.org