PLN ONLINE COURSE: Supervising and Evaluating NGSS Instruction

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Supervising and Evaluating NGSS Instruction
Instructor:  David Wells
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requires administrators to adjust their expectations around supervision and evaluation. Designed for administrators at all grade and experience levels, this course will:
•Increase participant’s overall understanding of the NGSS and how they are organized and implemented in their own school
•Increase participant’s understanding of Project Based Learning and how it can be implemented in their school
•Expand participant’s knowledge of unit and lesson planning that will close achievement gaps and help students use Project Based Learning to master the NGSS
•Increase participant’s knowledge of observation tools such as Danielson’s Framework and Marshall’s Mini-Observation model.
The required texts (either online or provided as part of the course) are:
The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2013 Edition: The newest rubric enhancing the links to the Common Core State Standards, with clarity of language for ease of use and scoring, Charlotte Danielson (free download)
Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, 2013, Rodger W. Bybee, Ph.D.
 Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap, 2013, Kim Marshall
Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, 2015, John Larmer, John Mergendoller and Suzie Boss.
For:  Vermont Educators – 3 credits through St. Michael’s College
Location:     ONLINE – EDU 2.0
Cost:$415.00 (includes 3 credits plus materials)
The Vermont Professional Learning Network  (PLN)
Providing professional learning opportunities for Vermont educators in Common Core State Standards and Instructional Leadership through a partnership with the Vermont Agency of Education  

Small Group Literacy Support for Intermediate Grades (3-5)

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Small Group Literacy Support for Intermediate Grades (3-5)

Instructor:  Mike Moss, RRTL, NWVT Literacy Consortium
Audience: Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for grades 3-5 for schools in Addison Northeast SU,Addison Central SU, Franklin Northeast SU, Franklin Northwest SU, Grand Isle, South Burlington and Williston School Districts.
Intensive Small –Group Intervention for Struggling Readers:
The Leveled Literacy Intervention is designed to close the achievement gap and to bring students to grade level performance. This intervention is supplementary to small-group teaching in the classroom and is one of the components for a system for accelerated change within the school setting. 
Instructor:       Michael Moss, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, NWVTRR
Location:         Allen Brook School, Williston
Dates:              August 12 & 13, 2015                                                                            Time:          9:00 am – 3:30 pm 
                         September 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8, 2015     Time:  4 p.m. – 7 p.m.                             
Cost:                RR Members:  $750 includes 2 graduate credits from St. Michael’s College (optional)
                        Non RR Members: $850 includes 2 graduate credits from St. Michael’s College (optional)

Readers ARE Writers, Integrating Instruction Across Reading and Writing Workshop K-3 NEW START DATE!

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 Readers ARE Writers-Integrating Instruction Across Reading and Writing Workshop K-3

Instructor:  Beth Moore*
NEW Start Date!  September 12, 2015
Target Audience:  K-3 Teachers with some familiarity with Reading/Writing Workshop
In this course, participants will study connections across reading workshop and writing workshop. Participants will learn to plan a yearlong curriculum for reading and writing that teaches kids to read in two ways: reading like a reader, and reading like a writer. Participants will study connections across reading and writing that align to Common Core State Standards and 21st century skills. 
Sat 9/12  8:30-4:30 and  
4 pm to 8 pm on: 9/15, 9/24, 10/6, 10/22, 11/3, 11/19,  12/1, 12/17
CVEDC classroom Fort Ethan Allen, 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester
$900CVEDC member (includes 3 graduate S. Michael’s credits & books)
$1000 non CVEDC member

Science and Engineering in the K-5 Classroom

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Science and Engineering in the K-5 Classroom

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards – 3 cr.
Instructor:  Liz Mirra (Math & Science Coach at Springfield High School, 2011 recipient of President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teacher; reviewer on NGSS throughout development process)
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.  
Course Dates:  Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, 2015 
Hours:              4:00 – 8:00 pm plus 21.5 online hours
Location:         CVEDC classroom, Fort Ethan Allen Dupont Hall, 123 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT and online
Cost:               $1000.00  CVEDC members (includes 3 St. Michael’s graduate credits)
                       $1100.00  non-CVEDC members 

SLIFE: Culturally Responsive Teaching

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SLIFE: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Adolescent and Adult English Language Learners with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) 2-Day Institute with Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D. & Helaine W. Marshall, Ph.D.
Thursday & Friday, October 1 & 2, 2015
Target Audience: Administrators, program directors, ELL and classroom educators of upper elementary and above, and school counselors in districts and adult and community programs serving students with limited or interrupted formal education.
*Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) are English language learners who have experienced interrupted education due to war, civil unrest, migration, or other factors; who have never had the opportunity to participate in any type of schooling before entering school in the United States; or who have experienced limited education in their home countries due to lack of resources or trained teachers, the type of schooling they participated in, or other circumstances. (DeCapua & Marshall, 2010)
Through the lens of culturally responsive teaching, we will examine the world of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) and develop the knowledge and skills essential to successful instruction for this at-risk population. The institute provides a theoretical framework, instructional guidelines, classroom activities, and assessment rubrics.
Location:     St. Michael’s College: Dion Roy Event Center, Colchester, VT  
Time:            8:30 – 3:30 pm daily (light breakfast, lunch and books are included)
Cost:            $325 for two-day institute.

Personalized Learning Using Technology

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Personalized Learning Using Technology

Instructors:  Joanne Finnegan and Lisa Barry
Target Audience:  Classroom teachers and Principals K-12
This 3-credit course will look at a process to implement personalized learning into your classroom or school district and the role technology can play for both showcasing work and supporting student learning. Using the resources established by the VT AOE, we will look at the components of a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and how to take that back and use it with students.  We will be focusing both on the PLPs and student portfolio creation for younger students.  
Class:              Thursdays- 10/1, 10/8, 10/29, and 11/12, 2015              4:00 – 8:00 pm
                       Saturdays- 10/3, 10/24 and 11/7/2015                           8:00 – 3:00 pm
                       Plus additional 5 online hours
Location:          CVEDC, Fort Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 
Cost:               $1510 CVEDC Members
                       $1610 Non-CVEDC Members
                      Cost includes Chromebook, and texts: Bray, Barbara and Kathleen McClaskey: 
 Make Learning Personal:  The What, Who, WOW, Where, and Why and Grant, Peggy:Personalized Learning:  A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology 

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Leadership Through Social Media

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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

Audience:    K-­‐12  Principals,  Superintendents,  Educational  Leaders    

This  workshop  is  for  digital  natives  and  newcomers  alike.    Join  Principal  Berry  as  he  helps  you   unpack  the  many  ways  social  media  can  help  you  tell  your  school’s  story.    Whether  Twitter,   Google+,  Facebook  or  Voxer,  you  will  learn  to  explore  different  social  media  to  understand   their  reach  and  impact.    

Dates:        October 23, 2015   Times:   8:30  Registration    9:00  –  3:00    (light  breakfast  &  lunch  included)  

Location:   Hampton  Inn  Conference  Center,  Colchester,  VT  

Cost:          $125    

Bring:         your  own  connectivity  tool  (smartphone,  tablet,  computer,  etc.)  


The Vermont Professional Learning Network (PLN) 2015-2016 PLN Curriculum Director PLC Series/Session 1 or Series

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 The Vermont Professional Learning Network (PLN)

2015-2016 PLN Curriculum Director PLC Series
Facilitated by Dr. Mary Lynn Riggs
Session 1: Thursday, October 29, 2015 or Full Series
Audience:  Vermont Curriculum Directors/Coordinators or others charged with district curriculum oversight.  
This is the third year of this professional learning community, which offers Curriculum Directors the chance to meet as a community of learners with shared questions, particular to their roles and responsibilities for implementing the standards.  Year three, facilitated by Mary Lynn Riggs, will be action-oriented, creating structures and models for district work.
The content is guided by the input from the curriculum directors, from those who are part of the PLN Advisory Council, and through guidance from focus forums so that the content, work and discussion stays relevant to the group.
Join your colleagues as you dive deeper into the work!
Location: Vermont Technical College,  Langevin House Conf. Center (VTC), Randolph, VT
Time:         9 am – 3:30 pm
Meals:       breakfast/lunch included
Cost:$50 per session/$200 series
Session 1: Thursday, October 29, 2015    
Registration is also available for the Full series on this form. You will be asked to choose "Day 1 ONLY" or "Series registration" on the application.
 Providing professional learning opportunities for Vermont educators in Common Core State Standards and Instructional Leadership through a partnership with the Vermont Agency of Education
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