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Lead Instructor: Joan Robinson
Research substantiates the vital importance of performing arts in learning. Designed
for all levels of performing and teaching experience, this year‐long course explores
ways to effectively interweave theater and dance into the K‐12 Common Core.Because of the unique course design, it is strongly recommended that two or more teachers from the same school register.
Space is limited. Depending on availability, solo teachers may also be considered.

Dates:        Wednesdays: Sept 24, Nov 19, 2014 and Jan 28, April 8, 2015    PLUS 10 hours of meetings andc lassroom workshops

Time:         8:30‐3:30

Location:   Flynn Center

COST:        $1,680 for 3 grad credits from St. Michael's College or $1,350 for noncredit

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Leveraging Technology to Differentiate Instruction:Creating Rich Curricula for ALL Students-Fall 2014

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$1510 CVEDC Members $1610 Non- CVEDC Members
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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-Fall 2014

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." 

Orientation:      Thursday, September 25, 4-8 pm

Class Dates:       Saturday, October 4, 8:00 – 3:00pm

                           Wednesday, October 8, 4-8 pm

                           Saturday, October 25, 8:00 – 3:00pm

                          Wednesday, October 29, 4-8 pm

                           Wednesday, November 12, 4-8 pm

                          Saturday, November 15, 8:00 – 3:00pm, plus 7 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:   Leveragingtechflyerfall2014

Syllabus:         LeveragingTechnologySyllabus Fall2014


PLN Leadership Implementation Team Series

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The Vermont Professional Learning Network  (PLN)

PLN Leadership Implementation Team Series
with Dr. Judy Carr of the Center for Curriculum Renewal

Audience:  A small decision-making group that should include the Superintendent, as well as Principal(s), Curriculum Director, Special Education Director, and designated Coaches/Teacher Leaders. 

Each Leadership Implementation Team is expected to meet regularly (monthly recommended) to reflect on their progress, identify next steps, and plan concrete actions to be taken.

Purpose:  This Leadership Implementation Team Series will guide the work of the school leaders as they analyze, plan, support, and monitor the implementation of the Common Core State Standards across the SU/SD to assure all students have the opportunity to achieve the standards.  Over the course of the series, teams will:

  • Complete “non-negotiables” needs assessment, so that the team can plan strategies to bring the non-negotiables to reality;
  • Learn coaching strategies to support principals (for superintendents), and teachers (for principals) to deepen CCSS implementation which results in increased student performance;
  • Design a monitoring and support process to ensure full implementation of CCSS. 

North Location:  Hampton Inn Conference Center, Colchester, VT
Dates:       Oct. 1, Feb. 6, Apr.14

Time:         9 am – 3:30 pm

Meals:       breakfast/lunch included
Cost: $150 per team member for the 3-part series

Addtl: Online ‘office hours’ will be provided for teams  with Dr.   Carr

Register: through your central office

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Technology Paves the Way to the Common Core-Fall 2014

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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-Fall 2014

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.


Orientation:       Thursday, October 2, 4-7 pm

Class:             Thursdays: 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4 from 4 – 8 pm

                       Thursday   11/20 Online assignments – no face to face

                            Saturdays:  11/1 and 12/6  8 am - 3 pm


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:          Techpaveswayflyerfall

SYLLABUS HERE:   2014FallTechnologyPavestheWay Syllabus


Smarter Balanced Assessment Readiness

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 Smarter Balanced Assessment Readiness

"Preparing Your School to Administer the Tests and Integrate the Results into Practice"

with Vermont AOE Key Staff: Michael Hock, Peter Drescher & Frank Gerdeman and educational staff from last year’s field test

Audience: School Technology Coordinators, Curriculum Directors, Principals, SBAC Team Members

This half-day workshop is designed to provide suggested actions and ‘next-steps’ to help schools with Smarter Balanced readiness including:

  • Test design and accommodations – assessing your own school’s readiness
  • Practice test options – resources available
  • Timing and testing session options
  • Reducing student anxiety
  • Grade 3 students – special challenges
  • Ideal ways to set up equipment
  • Getting online and staying online
  • SBAC – getting familiar with Digital Library Resources
  • Are there risks of losing data?
  • Multiple platforms? How do we schedule students, spaces and the day most effectively?
  • What have others learned from the Pilot Test that we can all benefit from? – This panel discussion will provide you with time for questions and answers.

Note: After the first of the year, there will be Test Administrator Workshops provided around the state supporting SBAC nuts and bolts such as entering student data, etc. More information will be available for those from the Agency of Education. 

Date 1:               Friday, October 17, 2014           Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

or Date 2:          Monday, October 20, 2014        Time: 9:00 am - 12:00pm

Location:        Hampton Inn, Colchester, Vermont

Cost:                $25.00 per person (bring your laptop or online device for access to materials)

 NOTE: There will be two other sessions:

October 15th 1 – 4 pm      Stratton, VT.  - Register through ( )

 October 16th 1 – 4 pm       Capital Plaza, Montpelier- Register through ( )



Engaging Active Learners

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Engaging Active Learners-Integrating Dance and Theater into the Curriculum

A Day of Workshops for Educators K-12

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  * 8am - 3pm

The 6th Annual day-long conference celebrating the vital role of arts integration in 21st Century learning.

Designed for all educators--classroom teachers, content specialists, school counselors, literacy leaders, special educators and ELL teachers--this day of learning offers an array of diverse arts- integrated workshops presented by Vermont educators together with Flynn teaching artists that represent lessons they created together and found especially successful with their students. Return to your school inspired and renewed, with ideas to excite your students right away!

Register now to be assured a pleace. Space is limited!

Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Cost: $70 (regular): $65 (CVEDC Members)

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