Upcoming events

Teaching and Assessing the NGSS in Middle and High School

Event date:
02-16-2016
Cost Info:
$1000.00 CVEDC members (includes 3 St. Michael’s graduate credits) $1100.00 non-CVEDC members

Next Generation Science Standards: Teaching and Assessing the NGSS in Middle and High School

Hybrid Online Course ~ Start Date February 16, 2016
 
Instructor:  Liz Mirra (2011 recipient of President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teacher; reviewer on NGSS throughout development process)
Explore what it means to teach the NGSS at their grade level by deepening their knowledge of the disciplinary core ideas, the science and engineering practices, and the crosscutting concepts that their students are expected to master. 
 
Location:         CVEDC classroom, Fort Ethan Allen Dupont Hall, 123 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT and online
 

VT AOE NGSS Professional Learning Series: Three-Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards

Event date:
03-04-2016

NGSS Professional Learning Series: Three-Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards 

What does three-dimensional learning mean for students and teachers? 
 
Target Audience: Coaches and Leaders of all disciplines welcome with emphasis on Science Coaches, Teacher Leaders, Lead Teachers, Curriculum Directors (or teachers in a position of moving implementation of NGSS forward). 
Sessions Overview 
 
DAY 1: November 20, 2015  What is Three-Dimensional Learning for Students in Science? 
 
DAY 2: March 4, 2016 - What Do I Need to Move Three-Dimensional Learning in Science Forward in my School, District, Supervisory Union and/or State? 
 
DAY 3: May 12, 2016 - What is and How Do I Create a Coherent Storyline of Three-Dimensional Learning? 
 
Members of the Science Professional Learning Team: 
•Gail Hall, 6-12 Science Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
•Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Weaving Standards, Technology and Lifelong Skills into Content Areas

Event date:
03-05-2016
Cost Info:
$1510 CVEDC Members $1610 Non-CVEDC Members
Additional Info:
includes Chromebook, texts & 3 Graduate SMC Credits

Weaving Standards, Technology and Lifelong Skills into Content Areas

Instructors:  Lisa Barry and Chris CichoskiKelly

March 2016
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Innovation, Inquiry and Problem Solving are the Transferable Skills identified by the VT AOE.
This 3-credit course will focus on the use technology to help all students attain national and Vermont standards and skills. Using technology tools, apps and resources that are inexpensive or freely available, educators will learn how to bring student learning to a higher level. We will focus on how to align content-based graduation proficiencies with the transferable skills to create curriculum around all content areas.
 
Location: CVEDC, Fort Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 
 

VTAOE: Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy: Using Collaborative Inquiry to Examine Student Work and Instructional Practices

Event date:
03-09-2016
Cost Info:
Fees: $150 for the series
Additional Info:
Date(s): Sept. 23 and Nov. 18, 2015; Mar. 9, 2016; Time: 8:30am-3:30pm Credits: certificate program (no graduate credit)

VT AOE: Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy: Using Collaborative Inquiry to Examine Student Work and Instructional Practices

 **September 23rd, 2015        **November 18th, 2015          **March 9th, 2016

In this professional learning series participants will engage in a hybrid of in-person and online sessions to apply strategies for purposefully examining student work, determining proficiency levels, and implementing effective instructional practices in a proficiency-based learning system. 

Interim online professional learning and networking sessions will focus on digging deeper and differentiating learning; dates and times will be announced in the fall.

LocationVermont Technical College and on-line follow-up 

VT PLN: So You Have a Plan, Now What? Dr. Elizabeth City

Event date:
03-18-2016

The Vermont Professional Learning Network (PLN) 

So You Have a Plan, Now What? 
Using Rapid Learning Cycles to Move Initiatives Forward
Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth A. City, Director of the Doctor of Education Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School
 January 11 and March 18, 2016
Intended Audience:  Teams and leaders implementing standards and other change initiatives in Vermont schools
 
No matter what your educational teams have been working on, or how impressive your implementation plans are, staying focused and understanding how to move forward and learn after the work begins can be difficult to maintain, yet crucial to success.
 
Southern site:Chester, VT     REGISTER HERE FOR SOUTHERN SITE

Leadership Through Social Media

Event date:
03-25-2016
Cost Info:
$125
Additional Info:
Bring: your own connectivity tool (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.)
Leadership Through Social Media
A One-day administrative workshop to support educational leaders build their social connectivity skills and improve their communication skills.

Instructor: Mike Berry, Principal of Richmond Elementary School

March 25, 2016

Join Mike Berry for this one-day workshop that Vermont leaders have said had them learning quickly while having great fun with colleagues and helped them be able to implement new social media skills right away! 

Location:   Hampton  Inn  Conference  Center,  Colchester,  VT  

 

VT PLN: Creating and Sustaining an Effective Instructional Coaching Program

Event date:
03-28-2016

The Vermont Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Creating and Sustaining an Effective Instructional Coaching Program

March 28, 2016 at the Killington Grand Resort, Killington

Please join us for an opportunity to explore issues related to the design and process components of effective instructional coaching programs.

VT PLN: Curriculum Director PLC Series/Session 4

Event date:
04-29-2016
Cost Info:
9 am – 3:30 pm
Additional Info:
breakfast/lunch included~$50 per session/$200 series

The Vermont Professional Learning Network (PLN)

2015-2016 PLN Curriculum Director PLC Series Facilitated by Dr. Mary Lynn Riggs

Session 4:  Friday, April 29, 2016  

Session IV:  Scaling Up the Transformation

What are your strategies for hiring well and building internal capacity? How do you ensure a growth mindset among practicing teachers?

Location: Vermont Technical College,  Langevin House Conf. Center (VTC), Randolph, VT
 
Audience:  Vermont Curriculum Directors/Coordinators or others charged with district curriculum oversight.  

VT AOE NGSS Professional Learning Series: Three-Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards

Event date:
05-12-2016

NGSS Professional Learning Series: Three-Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards 

Members of the Science Professional Learning Team: Gail Hall, 6-12 Science Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

What does three-dimensional learning mean for students and teachers? 
 
Target Audience: Coaches and Leaders of all disciplines welcome with emphasis on Science Coaches, Teacher Leaders, Lead Teachers, Curriculum Directors (or teachers in a position of moving implementation of NGSS forward). 
 
DAY 1: November 20, 2015  What is Three-Dimensional Learning for Students in Science? 
Location: Kirk Alumni Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT            
 
DAY 2: March 4, 2016 - What Do I Need to Move Three-Dimensional Learning in Science Forward in my School, District, Supervisory Union and/or State? 
Location:  Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT               
 
DAY 3: May 12, 2016 - What is and How Do I Create a Coherent Storyline of Three-Dimensional Learning? 
Location:  Shelburne Farms, Carriage Barn, Shelburne, VT     

Constructing Number Sense

Event date:
05-26-2016
Cost Info:
$1000 CVEDC Members $1100 Non- CVEDC Members
Additional Info:
includes 3 St. Michael’s grad credits and 2 texts

 Constructing Number Sense

Instructor:  Betsy Allen. M.Ed., COA, ETSD Math Coach

Start Date  May 26 (4:00 - 7:30) Face to Face June 20-23, 2016 **Note:  May 26th date allows teachers to administer an assessment that will be used during the course.

Target Audience:  Math Teachers – K-3       This 3 credit course will examine research on how students develop a deep understanding of number and mathematical thinking.  Participants will look at both the learning progressions and the standards progression from concept of number to additive reasoning and fact fluency in the Vermont Common Core State Standards.