About

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

He also works with a number of schools and businesses on innovation, instructional design, social media / marketing and outreach initiatives, renovation, and implementation and analysis 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 and has helped the organization build professional development opportunities for teachers in Vermont including regional workshops and renovation of two major conferences (VT Fest and Dynamic Landscapes). Both conferences have set attendance and customer satisfaction all time highs. He also mentors social media and web renovation and ongoing 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.

Full details over the years are listed in his resume.

Innovation and Development Overview


In 2016 Adam was recruited to be Interim Director at Burlington Technical Center (BTC). Adam was charged to build a team and systems to increase enrollment, improve social media and outreach, build community connections, restructure the main office team, continue facility renovations, and unite the faculty on focused initiatives.

From 2013 - 2016 in the role of Technology Integration and Partnership for Change he helped create new courses, authored and was awarded the CTE Makeover Challenge Innovation Grant (one of 10 awarded in the country) for BTC, mentored facility renovation projects, built teacher professional development opportunities and a worked on a variety of other special projects. He also placed fourth in the 2014 National Amazon City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge for the development of 'Open Project,' and was invited by US-Ignite and Mozilla to attend #MozFest in London, England to continue and explore further development.


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 where he visited seven countries, 53 schools, and conducted over 300 interviews studying what fosters and inhibits innovation in schools. 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 taught an innovative digital art class that featured student websites and founded the groundbreaking rLab in 2005. He helped students build over 1000 projects of interest (self-designed learning projects) and connect 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. That work in the rLab informed many projects at other schools including the Winooski iLab, Mt Abraham Horizons program and Vermont Act 77 Flexible Pathways legislation. Students project work often evolved into proposals for changes to policy and procedure to open up student learning at the school. The Student for a Day Project, where teachers became students for a day, 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 (Pizza!) conference for IT professionals for seven years (which still continues to this day), 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.



Affiliations

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


Social Media

blogs at creativeStir.blogspot.com


Twitter: @batman44


Does consulting, workshops and presentations throughout the United States.


Coaching Bio: Used for clinics


Adam Provost has compiled a record of 464-204 as a Head Coach over 28 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...
School Leadership CAGS Program at St. Michael's College (3 courses)
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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