The Rowland Foundation

Annual Conference 2011 at UVM

University of Vermont Every fall The Rowland Foundation offers a one-day conference hosted by the University of Vermont. While the conference is open to all educators, the Foundation specifically encourages eight-member teams from Vermont high schools. Team members typically include the principal or head of school, two or three teachers, an additional administrator or two, two students (strongly advised) and a school board member or superintendent.

A keynote address will be delivered by a nationally or internationally known educator, followed by morning and afternoon session workshops facilitated by our Rowland Fellows.

2018 CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 23, 2018, THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT conference 2018

Workshop Descriptions

2018 Annual Conference Schedule
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Workshops are space sensitive and will fill quickly. We urge schools to minimally register at least one eight-member team (principal, administrators, teachers). Once a team has been determined, we suggest one person be designated to complete the online registration where we ask for all names and workshop selections at the time of registration. After a team has been filled, students can be added to each eight-person team at the nominal cost of $30 each. Initially, we must limit registration to no more than 2-3 students per school. If space allows, we will open the conference to additional students.

Please note: If you pre-registered a team last spring, you must still register now (at the early bird registration fee of $1,000 per team).

2018 Annual Conference Fees

School Team of 8* $1,300
Student (Once a Team is Registered) $30
Individual Attendee $200
Keynote Only $75

*All Vermont superintendents are invited to join this conference as guests of The Rowland Foundation if a team is assembled from one of their schools. They must still register as individual attendees.

Conference fee covers keynote address, all workshops, lunch and parking. There is a modest registration fee charged by UVM. Shuttle buses will deliver participants to The Davis Center. Parking permits will be issued one week prior to the conference.

Register now!

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  TONY WAGNER'S SEPTEMBER 27TH KEYNOTE ADDRESS        2012 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS 

Tony WagnerTony Wagner has recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at Harvard's Entrepreneurship Center. He consults widely with schools across the country and internationally. He has been a high school teacher, a principal, a university professor in teacher education and the founding Executive Director of Educators for Social Responsibility and Harvard's Change Leadership Group.

Tony Wagner is the author of countless articles and five critically acclaimed books.

Tony Wagner Books

  MORE INFORMATION ON TONY WAGNER  

2011 CONFERENCE



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