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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.

Mar
14
Wed
Inquiry-Based Practice in Social Studies Education: C3 Framework @ Trader Duke’s Hotel, formally DoubleTree
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Swan

Dates: March 14 & 15, 2018; 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included)  Location: Trader Duke’s Hotel, formally DoubleTree

Target Audience: K-12 Social Studies Educator Teams, Principals and Curriculum Leaders

This 2-day, hands-on workshop is designed to familiarize educators with the C3 Framework through a curriculum design process called the Inquiry Design Model TM (IDM).IDM TM is a distinctive approach to creating instructional materials that honors teachers’ knowledge and expertise, avoids over-prescription, and focuses on the key elements envisioned in the C3 Inquiry Arc.

Unique to the IDM TM is the Blueprint TM, a one-page presentation of the questions, tasks, and sources that define a curricular inquiry. The Blueprint TM offers a visualsnapshot of an entire inquiry such that the individual components and the relationship among the components can all be seen at once. Workshop participants will work individually and with others to develop an inquiry on a topic of their choosing using the 10-step design path. Participants should walk away with a solid understanding of social studies inquiry and how inquiry unfolds in the classroom.

Unique to the IDM TM is the Blueprint TM, a one-page presentation of the questions, tasks, and sources that define a curricular inquiry. The Blueprint TM offers a visualsnapshot of an entire inquiry such that the individual components and the relationship among the components can all be seen at once. Workshop participants will work individually and with others to develop an inquiry on a topic of their choosing using the 10-step design path. Participants should walk away with a solid understanding of social studies inquiry and how inquiry unfolds in the classroom.

*cost includes 2-day workshop and the soon-to-be released (Nov’17) book: The Inquiry Design Model:  Building Inquiries in Social Studies by Kathy Swan, John Lee, S.G.  Grant. Publisher: NCSS and C3 Teachers

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About our Presenter: Kathy Swan is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kentucky. She is the co-editor of the book, Teaching the C3 Framework: A Guide to Inquiry Based Instruction in the Social Studies. She is also the co-founder of C3 Teachers.  read more…
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