Dr. David St. Germain, chair of the Education Division at College of St. Joseph, presented at the International Center for Innovation in Education at the Université Paris Descartes in Paris, France, earlier this month.
St. Germain presented along with Dr. Trevor Tebbs, a Rutland psychologist who has developed cloud-based software for capturing data.
This program has been developed with students in mind but could be adapted for many other areas. The software, called Chandelier, records and displays information, such as academic results, behavior, attendance, and personality profiles in one easy to read graphic. Once fully in place, teachers will be able to view a large amount of student information in one space and easily generate a picture of the whole child.
“It was a great experience. We had folks from more than 10 different countries attend our presentation,” St. Germain said.
The software will get a pilot run this fall at the Roots and WIngs Academy, a pre-K to eighth grade school in Fair Haven, Vt.
“This program can be used in a number of environments. My goal is to bring the program to schools so they can use it to help all students reach their full potential.” St. Germain said.
The topics of the conference were centered on creativity and innovation in education.
“There is a great amount of interest in the Chandelier program. Everyone we talked to is interested to see the results of the pilot, as are we. We expect that once we get it operational, this is going to be well-received.”