Events

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 

 

A Close Look: National Visual Arts Standards and their Links to the Common Core

Event date:
04-16-2015
Event End Date:
04-17-2015

A Close Look: NationalVisualArtsStandards and their Links to the Common Core with:

Marilyn Stewart, Ph.D. and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Ph.D.

Target Audience: K-12 Arts Educators

 

In this informative and engaging two-day workshop, participants will:

*Consider the new standards with a member of the Visual Arts Standards Writing Team

*Explore how the new Visual Arts Standards align with the Common Core Standards in focus, intent, and pathways for integrating the arts,

*Engage in inquiry-based strategies to align with standards and take back to the classroom,

*Investigate models for assessment in standards-based curricula, and

*Become familiar with resources designed to assist teachers in working with the standards.

Dates:                          April 16 & 17, 2015

Time:                           9:00 am – 3:30 pm each day (registration at 8:30 am)

Location:                    Hampton Inn Conference Center, Colchester, VT

Cost:                            $150 for CVEDC members (includes two day conference & meals)

                                    $200 for non-members (includes two day conference & meals)

Flyer: ArtsWorkshop2015flyer  

Differentiation through Math Menu: Meeting the Needs of All K-5 Students/Summer 2015

Event date:
06-23-2015
Event End Date:
06-26-2015

Differentiation through Math Menu:

Meeting the Needs of All K-5 Students

Christian Courtemanche, Instructor

 

This 3 credit graduate course explores a menu model for differentiation, reframing Tier I math instruction in order to meet the ongoing range of instructional needs. Learn how to manage a ‘centers’ approach to your teaching, and restructuring your math block to allow for small group and individualized lessons. Embedded in the coursework will be examining lessons through the lens of the Common Core Math Standards of Practice, as well as how to utilize technology as a direct tool for math instruction.

Dates:           June 23 – 26, 2015             Time:     8:00am – 4:00 pm

                      plus 2 follow up classes October 1 and November 5   from 3:30 to 6:30pm  

Location:   CVEDC Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester

Cost:           $750.00      CVEDC Members(includes 3 credits)

                 $850.00     non-CVEDC Members

Flyer: Diffmathmenuflyersummer2015

Syllabus: Differentiation Math Menu Syllabus 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Multiplicative Reasoning in the Classroom: Ongoing Assessment and Instruction

Event date:
06-23-2015

Multiplicative Reasoning in the Classroom: Ongoing Assessment and Instruction 

Instructors:  Mary Abele-Austin and Karen Reinhardt
 
The ability to reason multiplicatively and recognize situations as multiplicative is the cornerstone concept for intermediate mathematics knowledge, and the foundation of middle school mathematics.
Audience:  Mathematics Teachers of Grades 3-6
 
This 3 graduate credit (St. Mike’s) course is a professional development opportunity for teachers based on the cognitive research currently available on misconceptions and developing understandings for students in multiplicative reasoning.  Teachers will become familiar with this research through the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP), which makes the research transparent and explicit, focuses on the systematic use of formative assessment in classrooms, and provides materials needed for implementation.
 
Text:  Fosnot, Catherine, Dolk, Marteen,  Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Multiplication & Division, 2001
 
Instructors:  Mary Abele-Austin works as a K-8 math coach providing embedded professional development for classroom teachers in the Waterbury/Duxbury School District. She is a trained facilitator for the On-Going Assessment Project (OGAP)in Fractions, Multiplicative Reasoning and Proportionality. 
                   Karen Reinhardt is a K-4 Math Coach and 5-8 Coordinator in Chittenden East Supervisory Union. She is coordinating a Vermont PLN Lesson Study project, has taught Math Coaching Institutes and multiple graduate
courses in teaching math and science.
 
Dates:         June 23-26, 2015 with two half-day follow ups (3:30-6:30 pm) 9/24, 10/22
Location:    Camels hump MS, Richmond
Time:          8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Cost:           $950.CVEDC Members (including 3 grad. Credits and book)
                  $1050. Non-members

OGAP2015flyer 

Making the Vision a Reality: Shifting K-12 Science Instruction to Align with the NGSS

Event date:
06-29-2015

 Making the Vision a Reality:

Shifting K-12 Science Instruction to Align with the Next Generation Science Standards
Instructor:  Liz Mirra 
 
This three-credit course will provide an opportunity for science teachers to work collaboratively to deepen their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and how the standards impact the teaching and learning of science and engineering.  Participants will learn strategies for implementing the instructional and content shifts prescribed by the NGSS, how to integrate the NGSS and the Common Core Standards for Math and ELA, and how to integrate engineering into science instruction.  NGSS aligned science and engineering activities will be modeled for participants.  Each participant will finish the course with an instructional sequence and performance assessment aligned to the NGSS for the grade level that they teach.
 
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:  June 29 – July 3, 2015           
Course Times: 8:00 – 4:00pm
Location:         CVEDC i-Classroom, 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 
Cost:                $1000.00 CVEDC members (including St. Michael’s 3 credits)
                        $1100.00 non-CVEDC members     

Differentiation Through Math Menu in the Middle School

Event date:
07-07-2015
Event End Date:
07-10-2015

Differentiation through Math Menu in the Middle School: Meeting the Needs of All 5th – 8th Grade Students

Karen Reinhardt, Instructor
 
This 3 credit graduate course explores a menu model for differentiation, reframing Tier I math instruction in order to meet the ongoing range of instructional needs. You will learn how to restructure your math block to allow for small group and individualized lessons. Embedded in the coursework will be examining lessons through the lens of the Common Core Math Standards of Practice, as well as how to utilize technology as a tool for math instruction.   
 
Dates:July 7-10, 2015                 Time:8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
          plus 2 follow up classes  October 8 and November 12     Time:  3:30 – 6:30
 
Location:CVEDC Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester
 
Cost: $850 CVEDC members - includes 3 credits from St. Michaels and book:“Minds on Mathematics”
         $950 non-CVEDC members

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MathMenuMSSyllabus2015 doc 

Developing as a School Leader

Event date:
07-13-2015

Developing as a School Leader 

Instructor: Jay Nichols, Superintendent of Schools, FNESU 
July 13 – 17, 2015
 
Target Audience:  Individuals who aspire to the principalship or some other leadership role in public schools.
 
Research clearly demonstrates the importance of school level leadership in increasing student achievement. This course provides background knowledge on the leadership practices that have demonstrated the greatest success in public schools. More importantly, the course deals with the pragmatic application of these practices in a real school context for all leaders. Finally, the course provides aspiring and current school leaders with the tools to refine leadership based on the needs of local school communities.
 
        
 
Location:     Enosburg Middle High School, Enosburg Falls
Dates:          July 13 – 17, 2015
Times:         8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Credits:       3 Graduate Credits from Saint Michael’s College included
Cost:            $850. CVEDC Members; $950. non-CVEDC members
Includes 3 grad. credits and book: Leaders of Learning by Rick DuFour and
Robert Marzano

Green Mountain Writing Project Open Institute 2015

Event date:
07-20-2015

Green Mountain Writing Project OPEN INSTITUTE 2015 – 3 credits

Course Instructors:  Catherine Lamb and Aubrey Garrison
July 20-24, 2014
 
Audience:  Vermont teachers Grades K-12
 
GMWP Open Institute 2015 is a 5-day week this summer, exploring your own writing in order to feel more competent and comfortable with classroom writing instruction.  You will participate in demonstrations on the teaching of writing led by teacher consultants of Green Mountain Writing Project and will read about, discuss and respond to challenges such as integrating writing in the content areas in meaningful ways, understanding the CCSS, linking reading and writing assessing writing, and using non-graded writing in the curriculum.
 
Catherine Lamb teaches grade 5/6 English and social studies at Browns River Middle School in Jericho, Vermont. She has been co-director at Green Mountain Writing Project, formerly National Writing Project in Vermont since 2003.  She has taught and lead summer advanced writing institutes, summer workshops, school workshops, study groups and on site courses
 
Aubrey Garrison teaches 7th and 8th grade English-Language Arts at Colchester Middle School.  She is a 2012 fellow of the Green Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Invitational Institute and former presenter at the Teachers Who Write Conference, sponsored by the Vermont Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.  She also teaches at the Community College of Vermont.
 
Dates:        July 20 - 24, 2014
Time:         8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday
Location:   CVEDC i-Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, VT
Cost:         $1100.00CVEDC members (includes 3 St. Mike’s grad credits & book)
                 $1200.00non-CVEDC members 
Book: Calkins, L., Ehrenworth, M., & Lehman, C. (2012) Pathways to the Common Core:  Accelerating Achievement. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann