Brainstorm 2017 has ended

Welcome to the Brainstorm 2017: Future Ready Students conference website.

PLEASE NOTE:  Using this tool to mark your personal scheduling preferences does not reserve a seat for marked sessions, nor does it register you for the conference.  

We do not plan to have paper programs available on site.
 If you would like a printed program, select the printer icon to the right to print a personal copy.  

Brainstorm 2017 is held in a public space, therefore we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, or news organizations from photographing conference activities. VSTE, SVTC and James Madison University reserve the right to use images taken at the Conference with your photograph and/or likeness on social media and/or in future marketing materials. We are NOT responsible for individual attendee’s use of your image or likeness.

Parking will be available on campus but it is limited. Consider car pooling.

Thank to EN Computers for their support of this event.  

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Diane DeMott Painter

Shenandoah University
Associate Professor
Round Hill, Virginia
As a retired K-12 special educator, I now teach part-time at Shenandoah University in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. I am also interested in how to use technology in maker spaces. I belong to Makersmiths, Inc. (a non-profit maker space in Loudoun County, VA) and serve as its educational liaison. The website is an example of one of my interests, working with middle school students at Makersmiths who are completing wind turbine and solar panel challenges through KidWind.org