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1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
Social Emotional Learning: Where to Find It, How to Fund It
Rita Oates, Oates Associates, and Kirsten Williams, Campton Elementary School, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates that states measure at least one nonacademic indicator of school success. This could be school climate, how safe students feel at school, the prevalence of fights, suicidal thoughts, or other measures. SEL (social emotional learning) might not be core content, but it's the core of all content. New research indicates that school-based interventions to promote social and emotional skills have large--and long-term--positive impacts: an average of $11 for every dollar invested, according to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Another study finds that when SEL skills increase, there is more classroom time for academics, and students achieve more. Panelists share some data on social emotional learning, ideas of how to measure it, where to place it in the curriculum, and how technology is a contributor in this area. In addition, ideas for funding it will be discussed. For those who may be unfamiliar with this area, some background from organizations such as CASEL, Edutopia, and The Wallace Foundation is provided. Digital tools can be part of the assessment, the instruction, monitoring, and more.
9:35 am - 10:25 pm
Library Boot Camp: Pumping up Student Energy & Autonomy
Laurie Williams, Librarian/Tech Integrationist, Newbury Elementary School
Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Discover how BreakoutEdu, GooseChase, FlipGrid, Kahoot, Word Clouds, and even the Amazing Race can be incorporated into Library Boot Camp sessions designed to foster student understanding of library organization and independence in finding materials of interest. Each session combines exploration, play, and accountability. An added bonus: students learn technology tools that could then be integrated into classroom projects. After one GooseChase session, an NES 5th grader said it best: "This was awesome! It's like we had PE in Library!"
1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
Resiliency 101: Ensuring Your IT Resources Make the Grade
Rob Williams, FirstLight

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 9-12
Know what IT resilience is? It's a fancy term for making sure that your network, communication, and data resources can function optimally, even during common disruptions like power outages, human error, and viruses. Learn how you can be an IT honor roll star by ensuring you have the right network, cloud, and unified communications resources in place, including the right strategies for redundancy, data backup, and disaster recovery.