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Welcome to the interactive web schedule for the 2019 Vermont Fest Conference! Click on the "Helpful Info" section below for tips on navigating this site, and building your own agenda. (as of November 15, 2019)


PLEASE NOTE: Some sessions have a limited capacity. Seating for all sessions is first-come, first-serve. Advance RSVP is not an option; adding an item to your agenda in Sched does not guarantee you a seat. Look for LIMITED CAPACITY in the session title to see which sessions are going to close their doors after capacity is hit and read the session description to see how many people they will accept. 

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Thursday, November 14

9:15am EST

Education is Communication - Let’s Talk About It
Each day educators take part in a wide spectrum of activities to create personalized learning experiences for each of their students. Throughout these activities and experiences, effective communication of expectations, information, and student achievement is crucial. Everybody talks; let’s get together and talk about effectively communicating a myriad of information with Alma!


Raphael Adamek

Director of Instructional Technology, Windsor Central Supervisory Union, Alma
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Theresa Schneiderheinze

Director of PK-12 Educational Solutions, Alma

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am EST

2:45pm EST

Literacy: Blended/Personalized Learning
Literacy must be developed through an equity lens to increase opportunities for all learners, understanding that the opportunity gap has widened with the influx of technology. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage engaging, differentiated content to create equity-based, inclusive literacy instruction and reduce opportunity gaps through personalized learning.

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Jessica Wilson

Digital Learning Leader, Champlain Valley School District
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Tim O'Leary

Technology integrationist and faculty coach in Shelburne, Vermont; Co-Director of What's the Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team.
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Allison Griffin

Learning & Engagement Manager, Newsela
As a Learning & Engagement Manager with Newsela, I support educators, schools, and districts by serving as a resource regarding platform navigation, instructional implementation, and professional development throughout their Newsela journey. My background is in elementary literacy... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
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