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Schedule of Events


COVID-19 Guidelines at the SJA Summer Symposium
Vermont has successfully kept COVID-19 cases low over the past year, and we expect this trend to continue into the summer. Vermont’s reopening plan is available here, and we will use the guidance laid out in the plan as we make decisions about safety measures that we will implement during the Symposium. We will be making a number of adjustments with the health of our participants in mind which will include the use of outdoor dining spaces, masking by participants and staff, and double rooms upon request for peers from the same institution only.


Sunday, July 25

ARRIVAL

 

3:00 – 6:00 Registration

 

5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour

 

6:30 Dinner followed by Keynote Speakers: Ivonne Chand O’Neal and Sharon Howell; Jessica Leahy and Richard Weissbourd

 

8:00 Music

 


Monday, July 26

SYMPOSIUM DAY ONE

 

6:00 – 7:45 Breakfast

 

8:00 – 9:45 Panel Session One

Fostering creativity as a Multi-Disciplinary Skill

or Remediating Students as a Result of Lost Instructional Time

 

9:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break 

 

10:20 – 11:20 Group Discussions

How will you use this information at your school?

 

11:25 – 12:00 Lunch

 

12:05 – 1:55 Panel Session Two

Using the Creative Arts to Re-Engage and Remediate Marginalized, Underrepresented, and Disconnected Students or Students Inspiring Students

 

1:55 – 2:55 Group Discussions

How will you use this information at your school?

 

3:30 – 5:30 Activities

(Examples: Hike Mt. Pisgah or Devils Hill, Kayak Shadow Lake, Bike the Rail Trail from Danville to St. Johnsbury, Guided Tour of St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Mountain Bike at Kingdom Trails)

 

5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour, Hors D’oeuvres, and Music in the Amphitheater  

 

6:30 – 7:00 Dinner

 

7:00 – 8:00 A Vermont Evening Conversation with All Panelists

 

8:00 – Evening Activities

(Bocce on the Lawn, Trivia Night, Vermont Craft Beer Tasting at the Red Barn Brewery)

 


Tuesday, July 27

SYMPOSIUM DAY TWO

 

6:00 – 7:45 Breakfast

 

8:00 – 9:45 Panel Session One

Creative placemaking or Meeting the Mental Health and Social-Emotional Needs of Students and Teachers

 

9:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break 

 

10:20 – 11:20 Group Discussions

How will you use this information at your school?

 

11:25 – 12:00 Lunch

 

12:05 – 1:55 Panel Session Two

Where to begin? Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Schools or Rethinking the Classroom and the Student Learning Experience

 

1:55 – 2:55 Group Discussions

How will you use this information at your school?

 

3:30 – 5:30 Activities

(Examples: Hike Mt. Pisgah or Devils Hill, Kayak Shadow Lake, Bike the Rail Trail from Danville to St. Johnsbury, Guided Tour of St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Mountain Bike at Kingdom Trails)

 

5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour, Hors D’oeuvres, and Music in the Amphitheater  

 

6:30 – 7:00 Dinner

 

7:00 – 8:00 Keynote Speakers — Howard Gardner (virtual) and Wendy Fischman

 

8:00 – Evening Activities

(Bocce on the Lawn, Trivia Night, Vermont Beer Tasting at the Red Barn Brewery)

 


Wednesday, July 28

DEPARTURE

 

6:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

 

2:00 Check Out

 

 

 

RETURN TO SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

 

Vermont mountain sunrise

Vermont Kayaking

Siitting on Stowe Green

Lake Willoughby sunset

Three musicians

Biking in Vermont

Lake Willoughby overlook

Hiking in Vermont

Streeter outdoor amphitheater