Welcome to VT Fest 2016!

Join us in Killington, VT November 3-4, 2016 for… something different!

We are so proud that VT Fest has been so successful over the last few years. More and more people have attended each year and attendee satisfaction has hit record heights. It was tempting to keep this great education conference just the same. But we saw the need to move things forward on some key initiatives in Vermont education. We took the challenge and decided to reshape VT Fest 2016 in four key ways.

All the evolving details are here in this website.

“To boldly go…” requires a sense of adventure. We can’t get there with status quo.

Contribute to these discussion with State leaders to help them hear what you need. Come and share your voice and your experience. Send out some invitations to peers to dive in with you. Come and learn and make connections. Let’s explore how to make these connections matter.

We hope to see you at VT Fest 2016,

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Adam Provost, President VITA-Learn

Click here to register!

Submit a Proposal for a Roundtable (EdCamp style) Session!


Features

Keynote Panel vt-ed-groups We’re assembling the heads of many VT organizations and in State education to: hear your voice, identify key issues, and work to simplify approaches. In our keynote panel these leaders will tackle one tough subject: PLPs. What are essential elements of PLPs in Vermont? What can / should we agree on?

 

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By popular demand, Diana Laufenberg returns to offer offer THREE workshops this year as part of an incredible team.

 

There are some timely discussion here this year and mentors who will help move your thinking forward. Dive in and explore a topic in depth with peers and session mentors.

 

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-8-10-09-pmAndrew Marcinek, Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy and Former Chief Open Education Advisor for USDOE, is coming to lead an Immersive in Open Education Resources.

 

 

Innovation Spaces! We’ve expanded the Innovation Spaces at VT Fest! Spend as much time as you like trying things out and building ideas mentors and peers. This is hands-on, and immersive! More equipment, more mentors, more exhibits that have more depth!

 

Green screen, 3D printing, modeling, soldering, creative robotics, bookmaking… wait’ll you see what’s in store. Dive into some training and exploration, build engaging ideas… and connect with peers!

 

Roundtable Discussions, edcamp style!
No projectors! No ‘at’ people. This is a ‘with’ people space! What are the topics YOU want to share and discuss? Propose an idea to lead a conversation!
Learn more and submit a proposal!

 

New Social Event!
New spaces at the Grand = a new social event!

 

2k Innovation Grant!webhomes-thinking-plus-innovation-innovation-plus-emerging-thought
What could you do with $2,000?

Last year’s winner, Arlyn Bruccoli from East Montpelier, will give us an update on and select the next winner!

 

… and recharge! Hey, it’s a resort, right? ; )

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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!



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