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Jan
24
Wed
Leading the Implementation of Proficiency-Based Learning: Creating the Conditions for Success @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Leading the Implementation of Proficiency-Based Learning: Creating the Conditions for Success @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Facilitated Facilitated by: Andrew Jones & Gabe Hamilton

Dates: January 24, 2018; 8:30 am registration; 9-3:30 pm

Target Audience: Instructional Coaches, Principals & District Leaders

Description: This one day workshop is meant to help school and district leaders support teachers with the implementation of proficiency-based learning practices. This session focuses on seven high leverage tools and strategies that can be utilized to facilitate the implementation of proficiency-based systems of teaching and learning.

Gradebooks, vision statements, professional development opportunities, instructional coaches, guiding documents, distributed leadership structures, and professional learning communities all provide a cohesive package of tools that can support the shift to a proficiency-based model of education.

Objectives:
● To gain a systems perspective of proficiency-based learning implementation
● To understand the challenges and barriers of implementation
● To be able to leverage certain tools and strategies to support the shift to PBL
● To share successes and challenges of implementation strategies

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Andrew Jones is the Director of Curriculum for Mill River Unified Union School District.  He is a doctoral candidate at UVM, focusing his research on the implementation of proficiency-based learning.  Andrew is a 2015 Rowland Fellow.

Gabe Hamilton is the Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator at Mount Abraham UHS in Bristol, VT. He is also a 2015 Rowland Foundation Fellow. Both have provided quality professional learning on the PBL model.

Apr
5
Thu
Dr. Ross Greene: Advanced Training in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions @ Trader Duke’s Hotel, formally DoubleTree
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

Advanced Training in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students

A 2-day Institute with Dr. Ross Greene

Dates: April 5 & 6, 2018; 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included) LocationTrader Duke’s Hotel, formally DoubleTree

Dr. Ross Greene’s evidence-based, empirically-supported CPS model – as described in his books Lost at School and Lost & Found — has a track record for dramatically reducing discipline referrals, detentions, and suspensions, improving student behavior, and improving relationships and communication. The model represents a shift away from modifying behaviors and toward solving the problems that are causing that behavior. And the problem solving is collaborative and proactive rather than unilateral and reactive. It’s the future of school discipline…but it’s happening already in countless schools across the world.

Participants in this workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the model, along with practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to their schools.

Day One:
Key Themes
The Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP)
Practice and Feedback: Using the ALSUP
Overview of The Three Plans

Day Two:
Overview of Plan B
Plan B Video, Practice, and Feedback
Implementation in Schools and with Nonverbal Youth
Conclusion

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Describe how different explanations for and interpretations of challenging behavior in kids can lead to dramatically different approaches to intervention, and why conventional reward and punishment procedures may not be effective for many challenging kids.
• Identify and assess the various cognitive skills that are central to adaptively handling life’s social, emotional, and behavioral challenges
• Identify and prioritize unsolved problems precipitating challenging behavior
• Describe the three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B, and C) and what is accomplished by each, and the three steps or “ingredients” of Plan B
• Describe how to effectively implement Plan B to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior

*fee includes the book:  Lost & Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students

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Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is an American clinical child psychologist and the author of the books The Explosive ChildLost at SchoolLost and Found, and Raising Human Beings.” Dr. Greene is the developer of the research-based method now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions.Read More