I here at Dynamic Landscapes in beautiful Burlington, Vermont today and yesterday (which was rainy and less beautiful). There is so much great information here and inspiring student projects.
Yesterday I attended a presentation panel about Book Battles and a variety of ways do host them. I am excited to do a Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Battle with my 4th and 5th graders next year!
In the afternoon I went to a fun workshop about "Putting the Creative in STEM" where we played with Spheros, Dash, and a basketball that can provide feedback to help you improve your game!
This morning attended a presentation by Diana Laufenberg all about how help kids determine what is true in this age of alternative facts and truthiness. We talked a lot about what it means to be a kid these days. I've got a few great ideas to include in my digital safety lessons.
I just finished an eye-opening presentation on copyright and the Creative Commons. So much to know and so much knowledge to share!
On deck for the afternoon is info about Vermont Online Library, Red Clover books, and putting it all into action!