Thursday, June 01, 2017

Innovation Lounge at Dynamic Landscape 2017



I just realized that I haven't posted anything in this blog since April - can that be?  Thinking about the past few months,  I realize why.  I've been immersed in planning what turned out to be one of the most rockin' Innovation Lounge experience yet for Dynamic Landscape Conference sponsored by  Vita-Learn and VSLA.









and OMG did it rock! Vermont is filled with the most amazing innovative educators!

If you weren't there.. here is a glimpse into the two days in the Innovation Lounge.


Our students are so lucky to have such  wonderful folks guiding them.  One of the best parts of this year's innovation lounge was that it was filled with student presenters.  We had over 100 teachers and students exhibiting innovative practices for teaching and learning over the two days in the Innovation Lounge alone.  Add that to all who presented in regular workshop sessions and you will soon realize why the 2017 Dynamic Landscape conference was an amazing event focused on  authentic student voice.

I'm also so thankful that Vermont has developed a relationship with amazing ed-tech partners who were so eager to support our Innovation Lounge Challenges this year, including WeVideo,  BirdBrain Technologies with Finch,  Therapin Logo w Blue-bot,  Cardboard Tech Instantute with Pinbox 3000.


And if two days just wasn't enough for you,  you might consider grabbing a friend and take a deeper dive at Create Make Learn Summer Institute. 

This year we have
-- a two day Intro to Making  option in Rutland on July 13 - 14
-- a two day Media Making option in Burlington on July 31 - Aug 1

along with our signature 5 day hands on Institute in Burlington July 31 - Aug 4.




Here is a list of the Innovation Lounge exhibitors I've been working with over the past few months!  LUCKY ME!  and Lucky YOU if you got to interact with them at Dynamic Landscape and even more Lucky students if you were inspired by this year's Innovation Lounge to try something new in your school.

Mon MorningExperience...
Mon May 22Design Challenge with Pinbox 3000Create Make Learn & Cardboard TechPete and Ben from Cardboard Instantute
Mon May 22Create AnimationsRice MemorialTony Galle
Mon May 22Making Media Challenge & Showcase Create Make Learn Community
Mon May 22Hero's Journey with PinballHunt Middle SchoolLee Slocum-Orlando
Mon May 22MVU Library MakerspaceMVUKim Hamel
Mon May 223D printing Fractal TowersMissiquoi Valley HSRichard Ballard
Mon May 22Paper Circuits Hands on ExplorationJill DawsonJill Dawson
Mon May 22Circuit Project using TouchboardsWilliston SchoolLeah Joly
Mon May 22Making KaleidoscopesEdmunds Middle SchoolDaryl Kuhn & students
Mon May 22Lego Design ChallengesShoreham Elementary SchoolAbby Adams
Mon May 22Learning to Code with Robot Rodeo & Robot Rodeo ChallengeMills RiverJoe Bertelloni & Students
Morning AfternoonExperience...
Mon May 22Pinball Design Challenge with Pinbox 3000 Cardboard Tech Instatute & Create Make Learn Community
Mon May 22Experience Augmented RealityRutland City Clarena Renfrow
Mon May 22Making Media Challenge & Showcase Create Make Learn Community
Mon May 22Experience MinecraftSt. Albans City SchoolCathy Cameron Muscente & students
Mon May 22Virtual Reality and Game Design Center for Tech EssexLorand Moore & students
Mon May 22Crossett Brook Library MakerspaceCrossett Brook MSJen Hill + students
Mon May 223D Printing & Finishing + VR and 3D PRintsBenson SchoolRodney Batschelet & student
Mon May 22Robotic CompetitionsRichford SchoolKris Hoyt
Mon May 22Learning to Code with Robot Rodeo / BluBot DemoSVSU SchoolsSally Bisaccio
Mon May 22Lego Design ChallengesShoreham Elementary SchooAbby Adams
Tuesday MorningExperience...
Mon May 22Design Challenge with Pinbox 3000 Cardboard Tech Instatute & Create Make Learn Community
Mon May 22Low Tech Design Challenge with Center for Tech at EssexCenter for Technology EssexCaty Wolfe and students
Tue May 23Experience 360 VideoRutland CentralErica Zimmer
Tue May 23Making Media Challenge & Showcase Create Make Learn Community
Tue May 23Tangible Learning With OsmoFletcher SchoolMC Baker + student
Tue May 23Bristol Elementary Library MakerspaceBristol ElementaryKyra Ginalski
Tue May 233D Vermont Williston Central SchoolEllen and Aaron & students
Tue May 23Wifi Connected Book Demo (IoT)Jill DawsonJill Dawson
Tue May 23Making Community/ Burlington Schools/ GeneratorFlynn Elementary / GeneratorNick Mack and students
Tue May 23Burlington Tech Center MakerspaceBurlington Technical CenterCourtney Asaro and students
Tue May 23Lego Design ChallengesShoreham Elementary SchooAbby Adams
Tue May 23Learning to Code with Robots Rodeo / Blu Bot GamesOrchard SchoolDonna MacDonald Steven Schmidt & Students

Tuesday AfternoonExperience...
Tue May 23Make Green Screen Movies with WeVideoSouth BurlingtonLauren Parren
Tue May 23Making Media Challenge & Showcase
Tue May 23Creating Games in Math ClassSouth Burlington High SchoolKristine Harootunian + students
Tue May 233D Design for AnimalsMilton HS / GeneratorCourtney Reckord & students
Tue May 23Pinball Design Challenge - Enchance with CircuitsCreate Make Learn / Cardboard Instantute/ Center for Tech Essex
Tue May 23Lego Design ChallengesShoreham Elementary SchooAbby Adams
Tue May 23Learning to Code with Robots Rodeo Richmond SchoolDarcie Rankins & Students
Tue May 23Essex High School Library MakerspaceEssex High SchoolMartine Gulick
Tue May 23Play to Learn/ Learn to Play & Design ChallengesCenter for Technology EssexCaty Wolfe
Tue May 23Vermont Robotic Teams Return from World CompetitionMill River Schoo Karen McCalla


You can also find more information from them on our Innovation Lounge Handout.



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