Peter,Just wanted to say we would love a Rutland date. We'd even be willing to host if you need a location.That said, I do have a question. I know the program is about 1:1... how do they define 1:1... some of my teachers are starting to ask about iPads for the classroom, but we are pretty far from a true 1:1...more like looking for best price on 20 for now, and maybe more later...--On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Drescher, Peter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The Vermont Showcase Demonstration Event slated for May 2 and 3 is coming along. There is limited room in our venue for those days, so if you can help us by keeping your participation to 1 or 2 folks that would help.
The registration link is now on our web page, along with all the other information, proposals, etc. etc.
The best way for participants to get the most out of the day is to do a little homework… familiarize yourself with the different options and come with questions specific to your situation… There may be some questions that don’t get answered if we are still in state based negotiations, but those questions can inform some of that work too.
Remember.. same agenda both days.. pick one or the other to attend.
A couple of things to alert you about in the meantime:
I will be doing a road show of sorts over the next two weeks.. making my way about the state between the April vacations..My intent is to provide a way for folks far away from Montpelier to see the devices and have a chance to delve a bit into the proposals. I am not quite an expert yet on all the various nuances, but I can do my best.. and any questions you have for vendors that I can’t answer we’ll record and I can ask when we see the vendors in May. I will have all of the devices with me for your review.
I will be in the following locations for the better part of the day on these dates:
April 16: Newport VT, at the Central office for North Country schools.. the address is
338 Highland Ave Suite#4
Newport, VT 05855
I will post a sign for the room we are going to be hosting in…going to be there from about 9-3 or so.
April 17: Burlington School District Central Offce
Address: 150 Colchester Ave. Burlington..
I will be there from 9-3. Please email me your intent to come by and
IMPORTANT: parking is limited, if you come with other people, please carpool.
April 26: Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative
Dummerston VT. (ESA Office)
I will be there from 9-3 or so.
Directions can be found here
Rutland is a possibility, but not confirmed yet.
These road show events are not necessary to register for, but I would appreciate an email letting me know when you would like to come if you are in that region.
Education Technology Coordinator
Vermont Agency of Education
Integrated Support for Learning Division
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05620