About

Photo from the 90 Mile Beach in New Zealand
Adam Provost currently serves as Director of Burlington Technical Center, Burlington, VT. 

From 2013 - 2016 in the role of Technology Integration and Partnership for Change he helped create new courses and programs, mentor facility renovation projects, build teacher professional development opportunities and a variety of other special projects. 


He also works with a number of schools on innovation projects (see Presenting and Consulting) and teaches as an adjunct at SNHU and Marlboro College Graduate School.

Adam is currently the President of VITA-Learn which builds professional development opportunities for teachers in Vermont including regional workshops and two major conferences (VT Fest and Dynamic Landscapes), and mentors social media and web development for the organization. VITA-Learn is an affiliate of New England ISTE.


Adam also serves on the advisory board for the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative, VTVLC which brings online courses to Vermont schools and enhances dual-enrollment opportunities. 


Prior to coming to Burlington he taught at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT for nine years. He was nominated by peers the opportunity to take a seven month Rowland Sabbatical. He visited seven countries, 53 schools, and conducted over 300 interviews studying innovative student programs and school leadership and systems that foster that culture. He wrote some of those stories for Edutopia (link to all stories to date) along the way and is currently synthesizing them into a book.



While at Burr and Burton he founded the rLab in 2005 where students picked their own projects of interest and connected with community consultants throughout the world. Word about the innovation spread and the rLab hosted many visitors and helped open up new programs around the State in project based and student topic choice education. Students in the program were mentored to develop proposals for changes to policy and procedure to open up student learning at the school. That work was also used by many others in Vermont to open up discussions about student access toward educational goals. The Student for a Day Project where teachers became students for a day to open up discussions on 'the student experience in the master schedule,' was a smash hit. The project was featured in journals, blogs and publications throughout the United States. Students in the rLab passed on the production notes from the project to over 100 inquiring schools who have since conducted their own versions of the innovative project.


Before going to Burr and Burton he traveled the path from Network Technician, Network Administrator to Technology Coordinator at South Burlington School District in Vermont. He started and emceed a Statewide technology conference for IT professionals for seven years, brought the Cisco Regional Networking Academy program to the high school, helped build a new centralized IT support structure that was replicated in many schools throughout Vermont, created a Student Help Desk program that again conjured many other such projects throughout the State, and involved students in the Metro Baseball League web page, the first high school league sports program in the United States.


Full details over the years are listed in his resume.

Affiliations

President of VITA-Learn (Vermont educator PD)
Board of Directors for the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association
Executive Director of the 643DP Foundation

blogs at creativeStir.blogspot.com

Twitter: @batman44

Does consulting, workshops and presentations throughout the United States.

He's also coached a lot of baseball!


Coaching Bio: Used for clinics

Adam Provost has compiled a record of 464-204 as a Head Coach over 22 years in Vermont coaching an array of middle school, 14-15 year old Babe Ruth, Senior Babe Ruth, American Legion and high school baseball. Provost was the head coach at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, Vermont over six seasons 2006-2012. During this time the baseball program has the most wins in school history over a six-year span, including three trips to the State Finals in the last four years. Prior to coming to BBA, Provost coached at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) for 15 years, with 10 at the Varsity helm. Provost led CVU to it's first Division I State Title in 2003 and was named Metro Division Coach of the Year. He has conducted over 100 highly regarded instructional camps for youth and for coaches over his career. Retired from high school baseball, Provost now coaches in the Summer months with the Colchester Cannons baseball American Legion program in Vermont. 

Provost was on sabbatical in the Spring of 2013, traveling the world to study innovation in education and school leadership and wrote for Edutopia. Provost holds a Masters Degree from Marlboro and a BA from Union Institution and University. He currently works at Burlington High School in Technology Integration and the Partnership for Change Initiative. He also serves as President of the Vermont Information Technology Association for Learning (VITA-Learn), Board Member (former President and Executive Director) for the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association, Executive Director of the  643DP Foundation, and is an Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and at Marlboro Graduate School. Provost resides in Colchester, VT his wife, Janice, and two children, Grace and Eben.


Education

"Keep learning with people. It's more fun."


More formally...

Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology, Marlboro Graduate School
Bachelor of Arts in Educational Technology, Union Institute and University
University of Vermont
Berklee College of Music
Lyndon State College



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