Events

PLN Online Course:Preparing for Common Core Assessments through High-Quality Instruction

Event date:
01-05-2015
Event End Date:
02-08-2015

 PLN ONLINE COURSE

Preparing for Common Core Assessments through High-Quality Instruction – 3 credits

Instructor: David Wells, M.Ed., Principal

For: Vermont K-12 teacher leaders andadministrators

Schools are moving into a new era with assessments aligned to the Common Core. Participants in this course will learn how Common Core assessments such as the SBAC, will impact their students and schools.   Topics to be covered include:

 

Required Readings: Calkins, L., & Ehrenworth, M. (2012). Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating achievement. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (included with course)

Downloadable books/resources that are part of the syllabus.

 

Course Requirements:

6 Learning Modules including a Final Project

Module 1 Jan 5-11            ELA Standards

Module 2 Jan 12-18          Math Standards

Module 3 Jan 19-25          CC Pros and Cons

Module 4 Jan 26-Feb 1    Assessment &   Instruction that Supports Learning CCSS

Module 5 Feb 2-8             Computerized Assessment

Module 6 Feb 9-15           Developing a Common Core Assessment Plan 

  • Forum Discussions online

  • Assigned Readings or Videos

  • School based practice with concepts from each module

Location:   ONLINE - Edu20.org

Dates:        January 5 – February 15, 2015      

Cost:          $375.00 (includes 3 credits plus materials) 3 credits through St. Michael’s College

Asynchronous within the week’s module

 

The compressed timeline for this course will allow you to implement your Common Core Assessment Plan in time for the SBAC test window this spring! Sign up Today!  

 Flyer: PLN PreparingCCSSAssessmentsflyer

Syllabus :  PreparingforCCAssessmentsthroughHQinstruction

“Sharpening the Saw” PLC's at Work

Event date:
01-23-2015

“Sharpening the Saw”

Building and Sustaining High-PerformingProfessional Learning Communities at Work

 January 23, March 16, May 4, 2015

 

Presenter: J. Richard Dewey, PhD,  Solution Tree Associate

This three-part professional development series is designed to support ongoing substantive and sustainable school improvement by providing participants the knowledge, tools, skills and dispositions to:

  • Effectively take/retain active control of your Professional Learning Community Journey, focusing on the key leverage points for bringing the Three (3) Big Ideas and Four (4) Critical Questions of Learning to life in your school;
  • Coach for building the capacity of others within your learning community to function as leaders/participants of highly effective collaborative teams focused on student learning; and    
  • Support deep implementation toward success and sustainability.

J. Richard Dewey, PhD, a university teacher, has more than 39 years of experience as an educator. He is a recognized authority on school improvement, best practices and successful leadership. He has worked with hundreds of districts around the country and has advanced the design and construction of one of our most successful high schools – Rosemount High School, Minnesota, that embodies the principles of PLCS at Work.

 

Dates:           Friday, January 23, Monday, March 16 and Monday, May 4, 2015

Time:             Registration and breakfast 8:30 am, sessions are 9:00 am – 3:30 pm lunch included

Location:      Hampton Inn Conference Center, Colchester, VT

Cost:              CVEDC member price: $375 per participant for all three days – includes book

                       Non-member price:      $475 per participant for all three days – includes book

flyer: PLCDeweyflyer   

Leveraging Technology to Differentiate Instruction:Creating Rich Curricula for ALL Students-Spring 2015

Event date:
01-24-2015
Event End Date:
04-08-2015
Cost Info:
$1510 CVEDC Members $1610 Non- CVEDC Members
Additional Info:
Cost includes iPad mini 16GB, texts, iPad case, cover & stylus and 3 St. Mike's credits

Leveraging Technology to Differentiate Instruction:

Creating Rich Curricula for ALL Students-Spring 2015

Instructors: Lisa Barry and Chris CichoskiKelly

This project-based course is designed for all educators, grades K-12 regardless of technology skills and content area. Each participant will receive an iPad mini and will be gathering information about using it for instruction with their students. Aspects of Assistive Technology (AT), including assessment, tips on implementation and "What is Out There" will be covered, making this course particularly attractive for special educators, as well as general educators who are interested in exploring how they can differentiate and increase access to their curricula for all students.

*Please note that class attendance is very important and missing class without instructor approval and completion of any required make up work will result in a lower grade for the class. Class attendance the final day of class is mandatory.

What people are saying about the class:

"Teachers were great! Patience, understanding and knowledge are their strong suits!
I would highly recommend this class to people of all levels of technology abilities!"

"This class is an amazing resource to have in your back pocket because it gives you so many tools that will always be accessible by you for the months to come."


"Even though I am not a great presenter it was really quite painless to present all of the presentations that we had, you guys made it a fun and enjoyable but informative week. Thanks you for all that you have done."

Class Dates:        Saturday, January 24, 8:00 – 3:00pm

                            Wednesday, January 28, 4-8 pm

                            Wednesday, February 18, 4-8 pm

                            Wednesday, March 4, 4-8 pm 

                            Wednesday, March 11, 4-8 pm

                            Saturday, March 21, 8:00 – 3:00pm

                            Wednesday, April 1, 4-8 pm   

                           Wednesday, April 8, 4-8 pm, plus 5 online hours

 Location:          CVEDC Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Dupont Hall, Colchester

Cost:                $1510  CVEDC Members      (includes 3 St. Michael's graduate credits) $1610   Non- CVEDC Members  Cost includes iPad mini 16GB, texts, iPad case, cover & stylus

Flyer here:    Leveragingtechflyerspring15pdf

Syllabus:     Spring2015 SyllabusLeveragingTech

 

A Balanced Approach to the Common Core State Standards:Introduction to Balanced Literacy Components

Event date:
01-31-2015
Event End Date:
05-27-2015

A Balanced Approach to the Common Core State Standards:Introduction to Balanced Literacy Components – 3 credits

Instructor: Beth Moore

In this three-credit course, participants will learn to look at the Common Core State Standards as whole. Rather than looking at isolated strands, this course will look across the reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and foundational skills. Emphasis will be placed on practicing methods that are responsive to the needs and goals of each particular group of students, and balancing the use of each method according to the needs of the class.

 

Texts :                         The Continuum of Literacy Learning (Fountas & Pinnell) and Reading in the Wild (Donalyn Miller)

Credits:                       3 graduate credits from St. Michael’s College (Spring 2015)

Dates:                          Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:30 – 4:30 pm

                                     4 pm to 8 pm on the following weeknights: 2/2, 2/11, 3/2, 3/18, 4/6, 4/29, 5/4, 5/27

Location:                    CVEDC classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT

Cost:                            $900 CVEDC member (includes 3 credits and books)

                                    $1000 non-CVEDC member

Flyer:BalancedLiteracyflyerpdf 

 

Reading Instruction Meets the Common Core State Standards: Grades 2-8

Event date:
02-04-2015
Event End Date:
05-11-2015
Cost Info:
$930 CVEDC Members includes 3 grad credits & books/$1030. non-members includes 3 grad credits & books
Additional Info:
EDU20 – online

Reading Instruction Meets the Common Core State Standards Grades 2-8
Spring -   ONLINE ONLY February 4 through May 11
Instructor:  Ellen A. Thompson, Ed. D.

This 3 graduate credit course will focus energy on the role of close and critical reading, citing textual evidence, evaluating arguments, and reading media and life closely.  Best practices for reading instruction will include attention to classroom discourse, use of questions, process-centered teaching, explicit instruction, student engagement, and the use of real-time student feedback and support.

Dates:      Modules are each one week long from 2/4 - 5/11/2015
Location: EDU20 – online only, no face-to-face meetings.
Cost:        $930.   CVEDC Members includes 3 St. Michael’s College credits & books
                 $1030.  non-members includes 3 St. Michael’s College credits & books

Flyer: ReadingCCSSonlineflyerSpr15

Syllabus: ReadingInstructionMeetstheCCSSsyllabus,2015

Technology Paves the Way to the Common Core-Spring 2015

Event date:
02-05-2015
Event End Date:
04-02-2015
Cost Info:
$1510 CVEDC Members (including St. Michael’s 3 credits) $1610 Non- CVEDC Members (including St. Michael’s 3 credits)
Additional Info:
Cost includes iPad mini 16GB, texts, iPad case, cover & stylus

 Technology Paves the Way to the Common Core-Spring 2015

Instructors: Lisa Barry and Joanne Finnegan

 

Connections to technology are prevalent throughout the Common Core Standards. This project based course is designed to help teachers examine those connections and create learning experiences for their students that include Common Core Standards, NEXTGEN Science Standards and the Vermont Technology Standards/ISTE NETSS.

 

An iPad mini will be included with this course and will be distributed during the orientation session.

 

*Please note that class attendance is very important and missing class without instructor approval and completion of any required make up work will result in a lower grade for the class. Class attendance the final day of class is mandatory.

 

Dates:         Orientation:            Thursday,  2/5     4 – 8 pm

                             Class:             Thursdays: 2/12, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26 and 4/2 from 4 – 8 pm

                                                     Saturdays: 2/7 and 3/14 8 am – 3 pm

                                            Plus 5 additional online hours

 

Location:        CVEDC Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Dupont Hall, Colchester, VT                 

Cost:                $1510   (including St. Michael’s 3 credits)   CVEDC Members    

                         $1610   (including St. Michael’s 3 credits)   Non- CVEDC Members

                         Cost includes iPad mini 16GB, texts, iPad case, cover & stylus

 

FLYER HERE:          Techpaveswayflyer spring15pdf

SYLLABUS HERE:    Spring2015TechPavesyllabus

 

Science and Engineering in the K-5 Classroom: Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

Event date:
02-16-2015

Science and Engineering in the K-5 Classroom: Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

3 graduate credit - hybrid course

Instructor:  Liz Mirra

Target Audience:  Elementary Science Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Coaches

 

This 3 credit hybrid course will allow elementary educators to explore what it means to teach the NGSS at their specific 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.  There are four face-to-face sessions

 

How to incorporate the science and engineering practices and the engineering design process will be modeled at our class sessions. We will look at the overlap between the Common Core State Standards and the NGSS and how to seamlessly integrate the two sets of standards.  Each participant will end the course with a complete instructional sequence aligned to a NGSS performance expectation for their grade level that they can use as a model for planning future instruction.

 

Elizabeth Mirra is the Math & Science Instructional Coach at Springfield High School in Springfield, VT. She was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious President's Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Liz was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development.

 

Course Dates:  4 – 8 pm on February 16, March 19, April 13 and May 5, 2015   plus 21.5 hours online EDU20

Location: CVEDC i-Classroom, 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT and online

Cost: $1000.00 CVEDC members (including St. Michael’s 3 credits ,$1100.00 non-CVEDC members          

        

Flyer: NGSSK5Springflyer

Syllabus: CVEDC K 5 Syllabus

                                                            3 graduate credit - hybrid course

Instructor:  Liz Mirra

 

Target Audience:  Elementary Science Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Coaches

 

This 3 credit hybrid course will allow elementary educators to explore what it means to teach the NGSS at their specific 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.  There are four face-to-face sessions

 

How to incorporate the science and engineering practices and the engineering design process will be modeled at our class sessions. We will look at the overlap between the Common Core State Standards and the NGSS and how to seamlessly integrate the two sets of standards.  Each participant will end the course with a complete instructional sequence aligned to a NGSS performance expectation for their grade level that they can use as a model for planning future instruction.

 

Elizabeth Mirra is the Math & Science Instructional Coach at Springfield High School in Springfield, VT. She was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious President's Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Liz was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development.

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards:

Event date:
03-19-2015
Event End Date:
03-20-2015

 

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards:

Leading, Supporting, and Coaching Teachers through the Transition

Presenter: Liz Mirra, Math & Science Instructional Coach

Target Audience: Science Teacher Leaders, Coaches and Administrators

The Next Generation Science Standards call for teachers to make significant and potentially challenging changes to their pedagogical practices. This two-day workshop will help science leaders to strengthen their own skills and knowledge so they can clarify and prioritize the work that needs to happen in their schools and districts to make the vision of the NGSS a reality.

 

Elizabeth Mirra is the Math & Science Instructional Coach at Springfield High School in Springfield, VT. She was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Liz was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development.

 

Dates:           March 19 and 20, 2015

Time:            9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location:      Hampton Inn Conference Center, Colchester, VT

Cost:              $100.00 CVEDC Members (2 days includes breakfast and lunch)

                       $200.00 non-members  

FLYER: NGSSCoachMirra