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Welcome!

The VSTE Board of Directors and Conference Committee are excited to have you join us at the 32nd Annual Technology in Education Conference. #VSTE17 promises to be the best ever.

Use the schedule to plan your conference. VSTE will NOT be providing a printed copy of the schedule so if you prefer paper, please print your own. If you create an account with sched.com, you can save and share your favorites as well as print a personalized schdule.

IMPORTANT: While we encourage you to save and share, indicating interest in a session DOES NOT guarantee a seat in a session. All sessions, with the exception of Promethean’s Escape Room, are first come, first served. 

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VSTE Innovates [clear filter]
Monday, December 4
 

9:45am

2nd Annual VSTE Demo Slam
The Second (Now Annual) VSTE Demo Slam
Join a group of NoVA educators as they give lively 3 minute presentation on apps, tools, gadgets and gizmos. You will leave with new ideas to fill your teacher tool box. Each presenter will be given a maximum of 3 minutes and 10 slides to present their entry into the demo slam. There will be a strict/monitored time limit. The audience will cheer and jeer and heckle (with nothing but love) the presenters. 
NEW FOR 2017: The top 5 vote getters will be brought back to to the closing keynote to compete for the VSTE Keynote Championship. In the end the audience will crown the VSTE Demo Slam 2017 King or Queen.

Outline:
Introduction of presenters and how the Demo Slam works.
Each presenter is given 3 minutes or less. Any additional time will be given to attendees to also share.
Voting for Demo Slam winner.

Monday December 4, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Buck Mountain

9:45am

Promethean Breakout EDU
Promethean Escape Room:Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may  be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean. Together this will both challenge and inspire you to use Promethean technology to its fullest potential  by getting your students excited about learning. 

NOTE: Escape room sessions are being held throughout the day on Monday but you MUST sign up. Slots will go FAST. 

Promethean Escape Room Signup

Monday December 4, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Brush Mountain

9:45am

By Your Powers Combined, We are...#EdCampVSTE
Ed Camp M100 & M200 2 hour session
 

EdCampVSTE, it’s our hero,

Gonna take boring PD down to zero,

It’s our powers magnified,

And it’s teaching on the education side

 

EdCamp is a form of "unconference" designed specifically for educators and their needs. Unlike traditional conferences (like VSTE) and PD, at EdCampVSTE we will choose, organize and schedule our sessions created by together at the start of the event.  Come to EdCampVSTE to create your own schedule to decide what you want to discuss and learn.  Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for a designated session, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands on sessions. EdCamp strives to bring teachers together to talk and learn about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions.


Speakers
MH

Molly Haines

Music Teacher, Hoffman Boston Elementary School
avatar for Samuel Wightman

Samuel Wightman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington County Public Schools


Monday December 4, 2017 9:45am - 12:00pm
Mill Mountain

9:45am

By Your Powers Combined, We are...#EdCampVSTE
Ed Camp M100 & M200 2 hour session
 

EdCampVSTE, it’s our hero,

Gonna take boring PD down to zero,

It’s our powers magnified,

And it’s teaching on the education side

 

EdCamp is a form of "unconference" designed specifically for educators and their needs. Unlike traditional conferences (like VSTE) and PD, at EdCampVSTE we will choose, organize and schedule our sessions created by together at the start of the event.  Come to EdCampVSTE to create your own schedule to decide what you want to discuss and learn.  Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for a designated session, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands on sessions. EdCamp strives to bring teachers together to talk and learn about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions.


Speakers
MH

Molly Haines

Music Teacher, Hoffman Boston Elementary School
avatar for Samuel Wightman

Samuel Wightman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington County Public Schools


Monday December 4, 2017 9:45am - 12:00pm
Mill Mountain

11:00am

BrandED: Tell Your Story, Build Relationships, and Empower Learning
If you don’t tell your story someone else will. Regardless of your position or where you work the digital age compels you to define yourself, school, and organization or be defined. Stories that pull on emotions while linking to successful outcomes can drive and sustain change. BrandED is a strategic mindset that harnesses the magic power of storytelling to showcase all the good that happens in our schools while building dynamic relationships. In this presentation Eric will showcase ways that every educator can become the storyteller-in-chief while illustrating how feeling can be cultivated through image, promise, result, vision, belief, emotion, and value. The time is now to unlock the potential of brandED.

Speakers

Monday December 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Buck Mountain

11:00am

Promethean Breakout EDU
Promethean Escape Room:Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may  be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean. Together this will both challenge and inspire you to use Promethean technology to its fullest potential  by getting your students excited about learning. 

NOTE: Escape room sessions are being held throughout the day on Monday but you MUST sign up. Slots will go FAST. 


Promethean Escape Room Signup

Monday December 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Brush Mountain

1:30pm

Promethean Breakout EDU
Promethean Escape Room:Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may  be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean. Together this will both challenge and inspire you to use Promethean technology to its fullest potential  by getting your students excited about learning. 

NOTE: Escape room sessions are being held throughout the day on Monday but you MUST sign up. Slots will go FAST. 


Promethean Escape Room Signup

Monday December 4, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Brush Mountain

1:30pm

VSTE Presents Chopped (Based Upon the Food Network Show Chopped)
Watch two teams battle in real time to be crowned the champion in this year’s spin off reality show of VSTE Chopped (Based upon the Food Network reality show Chopped). The two person teams will be informed by the moderator of the instructional tools they are to use in a lesson that Super Empowers student learning. This information will be provided to each team at the same time and they will then have 30 minutes to document their lesson on a Google Doc viewed by audience members. VSTE’s Chopped moderator will interact with judges and audience members alike to generate a plethora of additional ideas and thoughts as the teams battle. At the conclusion of their time, the two teams will share the lessons to critiqued and scored by our esteemed judging panel. Come and take part in this year’s VSTE Chopped session!

Want to be considered as a participating team? Enter your name into the VSTE Chopped pool by clicking on this text. 


Monday December 4, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Buck Mountain

2:45pm

Promethean Breakout EDU
Promethean Escape Room:Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may  be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean. Together this will both challenge and inspire you to use Promethean technology to its fullest potential  by getting your students excited about learning. 

NOTE: Escape room sessions are being held throughout the day on Monday but you MUST sign up. Slots will go FAST. 


Promethean Escape Room Signup

Monday December 4, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Brush Mountain

2:45pm

SuperReader Book Battle #KAPOW
Join three SuperReaders for a fast paced, multi-round book battle where all the books are awesome and the points don’t matter. Three avid readers will battle it out in a competition over three rounds where you vote to determine one SuperChampion (who gets all the bragging rights). If you are interested in #SuperEmpowering your or your team’s professional learning with a great book, we will highlight nine that will inspire you as a SuperEducator, SuperLeader, and SuperHuman. Learn how you can unleash the power of the spoken word through audiobooks with OverDrive and Audible, and leave with a free audiobook. #KAPOW!!!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Daniel

Erin Daniel

Innovative Learning Coach, Department of Innovative Learning


Monday December 4, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Buck Mountain

4:00pm

Promethean Breakout EDU
Promethean Escape Room:Come experience the excitement of an escape room, Promethean style! This 3D puzzle adventure is for anyone who is an existing Promethean customer or those who may  be interested in creating a truly immersive classroom experience with Promethean. Together this will both challenge and inspire you to use Promethean technology to its fullest potential  by getting your students excited about learning. 

NOTE: Escape room sessions are being held throughout the day on Monday but you MUST sign up. Slots will go FAST. 


Promethean Escape Room Signup

Monday December 4, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brush Mountain

4:00pm

VSTE Presents Chopped (Based Upon the Food Network Show Chopped)
Watch two teams battle in real time to be crowned the champion in this year’s spin off reality show of VSTE Chopped (Based upon the Food Network reality show Chopped). The two person teams will be informed by the moderator of the instructional tools they are to use in a lesson that Super Empowers student learning. This information will be provided to each team at the same time and they will then have 30 minutes to document their lesson on a Google Doc viewed by audience members. VSTE’s Chopped moderator will interact with judges and audience members alike to generate a plethora of additional ideas and thoughts as the teams battle. At the conclusion of their time, the two teams will share the lessons to critiqued and scored by our esteemed judging panel. Come and take part in this year’s VSTE Chopped session!

Want to be considered as a participating team? Enter your name into the VSTE Chopped pool by clicking on this text. 


Monday December 4, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Buck Mountain