We did it! #VTFest2015 was a success!

Painting with programmable robots! Just one of the incredible activities in the Creation and Innovation Space!

Presenters! Send your materials to:  jessica.wilson@vita-learn.org

All links received will be added to their Sched page in: Conference App & Workshops

Check out some of the innovation on hashtags #VTFest2015 and #VTed

Congratulations to:

Bob Owens, winner of this years Frank Watson Lifetime Achievement Award!

Bonnie Birdsall, winner of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award!

Arlyn Bruccoli, winner of the VT Fest 2K Innovation Grant!

Highlights this year! New directions!

  • We expanded the Creation and Innovation Space!
    People dove in and tried out things with mentors! Set your own pace and explore! Green screen, WeVideo, VoiceThread, video production, podcasting, eBook Q&A, Maker activities and many more. Bring your questions!
  • New meeting spaces! Round table discussions were a success! Your topics, large group, small group, or organic peer group, with a moderator or without!
  • Conference sessions, workshops of all shapes and sizes
  • Vendors with hand-on displays and training focus
  • The largest (and shortest) full assembly board meeting in VT history? It just might be! We’re seeking your creative input on how we can help you innovate
  • New lunch with more options!
  • New Grand Prize on Friday!  ‘2K Innovation Grant.’
  • New social events!

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Educator extraordinaire Diana Laufenberg was our 2015 keynote speaker this year.

“You can’t ask for more creativity and more control and compliance at the same time,” was just one of Diana’s many messages to “work with kids” in education. Diana is an expert in inquiry and project based education, advisory programs, opening up the school schedule for innovation, a veteran TED speaker, and advocate for student voice in education. Diana also ran an incredible workshop on conference Wednesday called Making Learning Personal!

Are you a new teacher? Working a new job in education? Experienced teacher looking for inspiration?

Come to VT Fest in 2016 and explore innovative ideas!

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… And recharge!

The Killington Grand features an outdoor heated pool (rumor has it there’s even a conference session in the pool this year), sauna, steam room, full spa, amazing workout facilities, if weather (and snow making) cooperates a few ski runs, and great places to eat in the area!

Spread the word! If you loved VT Fest 2015, Dynamic Landscapes at Champlain College is coming up May 23-24, 2016!

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