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Oct
4
Thu
 Proficiency-Based Learning Boot Camp @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
 Proficiency-Based Learning Boot Camp @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Facilitated Facilitated by: Andrew Jones & Gabe Hamilton

Date:  October 4, 2018      Time: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included) 6 recertification hours

Includes book: Standards-Based Learning in Action: Moving from Theory to Practice (2018)

Target Audience:  Teachers of Grades 6-12 new to PBL

Description: Get up to speed with the “why”, “what”, and “how” of proficiency-based (PBL) practices. Regardless of the school or district policy in place, there are certain principles of practice that apply to any context. Whether you teach sixth grade or high school physics, this workshop will provide you with the key concepts and practices underpinning proficiency-based learning. Topics include: writing learning targets, leveraging formative assessments, providing effective feedback, making homework meaningful, designing summative assessments, structuring reassessment opportunities, using proficiency scales, and more. This workshop is particularly geared toward new teachers, however it is useful for any educator unfamiliar with the intricacies of proficiency-based learning.

Objectives:
• Understand the key principles and practices of proficiency-based learning
• Know how to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment with proficiencies
• Gain strategies for communicating the shift to PBL for students & parents
• Recognize the challenges and barriers to putting PBL into action in the classroom.

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Andrew Jones is the Director of Curriculum for Mill River School District. He has spent the last several years implementing proficiency-based learning in his science classroom at Mt. Abe, while also facilitating numerous workshops and courses on PBL both in Vermont and nationally.
Gabe Hamilton is the Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator at Mount Abraham UHS. Prior to teaching in Vermont, Gabe taught for several years in Oregon and has worked throughout the state of Vermont leading workshops and teaching courses on proficiency-based learning.

Oct
9
Tue
The Art and Science of Grading @ Capitol Plaza
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Art and Science of Grading @ Capitol Plaza | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Facilitated Facilitated by: Andrew Jones & Gabe Hamilton

Date:  October 9, 2018      Time: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included) 6 recertification hours

Target Audience: K-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Principals, Curriculum Leaders who want to implement proficiency-based grading

Grading is complex. Even with a school or district-based grading policy, the intricacies of assigning scores to assignments and assessments is tricky work. What assignments should you grade? What shouldn’t you grade? How do you ensure students complete assignments?

Ultimately, shifting from a culture of compliance to a culture of learning is no easy task. This workshop aims to provide strategies for putting proficiency-based grading practices into action. Topics that will be discussed include: zeros, extra credit, homework, calculations methods, midterms/finals, GPAs, weighting, aligning assessments with performance indicators and other grading nuances. Getting a grasp on the intricacies of classroom grading is a necessary step for effectively messaging the shift toward proficiency-based learning for both students and parents.

Objectives:
• To recognize grading practices that inhibit student learning
• To be able to apply equitable grading methods that support a culture of learning
• To clearly articulate the shift toward proficiency-based learning for all stakeholders

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Andrew Jones is the Director of Curriculum for Mill River School District. He has spent the last several years implementing proficiency-based learning in his science classroom at Mt. Abe, while also facilitating numerous workshops and courses on PBL both in Vermont and nationally.
Gabe Hamilton is the Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator at Mount Abraham UHS. Prior to teaching in Vermont, Gabe taught for several years in Oregon and has worked throughout the state of Vermont leading workshops and teaching courses on proficiency-based learning.