Upcoming events

Developing as a School Leader

Event date:
07-25-2016
Cost Info:
$1060 / $1160
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Instructor:  Jay Nichols, Superintendent of Schools, FNESU
Dates:       July 25-29, 2016
Location:   Enosburg Falls Middle High School

This 3 credit graduate course provides background knowledge on the leadership practices that have demonstrated the greatest success in public schools.  

Proficiency­ Based, Personal Learning

Event date:
07-25-2016
Cost Info:
closed registration
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July 25­ - 29, 2016

Instructors:  Gabrielle Marquette, Erik Remmers, Jody Vaillancourt

Closed Session for District course

As schools begin to implement Act 77, it is crucial that teachers engage with the conceptual and practical aspects of educational transformation.

 

Multiplicative Reasoning in the Classroom: Ongoing Assessment and Instruction

Event date:
07-26-2016
Cost Info:
$1100 / $1200
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Instructors:  Mary Abele-Austin and Karen Reinhardt
Dates:         July 26 - 29, 2016 
Location:     Camels Hump MS, Richmond
 
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. This is a professional development opportunity for teachers based on the cognitive research currently available on misconceptions and developing understandings for students in multiplicative reasoning.  
 
 

Bringing Science into Focus K-4 Summer 2016

Event date:
08-01-2016
Cost Info:
$1100 / $1200
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Instructors: Carly Epstein and John Wulff
Dates:      August 1 - 4, 2016                
Location:  CVEDC Classroom, Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, VT
 
This course will build teachers’ capacity around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and three dimensional learning within the context of our work as generalists in elementary classrooms.  We will be investigating best practices in science teaching as well as dynamic ways in which to assess student learning in science as part of this hands-on and interactive course.  

Leading Vermont Schools Cohort #3-Understanding the Principalship

Event date:
08-10-2016
Cost Info:
$1700.
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Instructor/Facilitator:  Jay Nichols, Superintendent FNESU
Start Date: August 10/Yearlong    Location: CVEDC
Target Audience:  Principals, particularly those in their first years in Vermont schools
 
This Principal cohort will meet once a month to explore how effective principals deal with the multiple roles and responsibilities of a Vermont building leader, balancing the practical daily issues while impacting student learning. Vermont’s leading experts, from Secretary Rebecca Holcombe to Brad James, Education Finance Manager present to this cohort, giving these principals a personal connection to leaders in Vermont education.  

Getting Googly One-day workshop/New Date Added!

Event date:
08-11-2016
Cost Info:
$125/$150
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New Date Added! One Day Workshop with Lisa Barry
Date:June 17, 2016
Location:CVEDC i-Classroom, Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, VT
 
This one-day workshop will go through the basics in Gmail, Calendar and Google Drive. Participants will learn (through hands-on activities) the joy of improved comfort level with these products and how to use them effectively.  

K-8 NGSS Science Lessons Meet Digital Tools 2 Day Workshop

Event date:
08-15-2016
Event End Date:
08-16-2016
Cost Info:
$250/$350
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Facilitated by Laura Pratt and Lisa Barry
August 15 & 16, 2016
Location:CVEDC i-Classroom
 
This workshop will focus on ways that teachers of Grades K-8 can use digital tools to enhance their science curriculum.

 

Tech Tools for Assessment

Event date:
08-18-2016
Event End Date:
08-19-2016
Cost Info:
$250/$300
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Two-day workshop with Lisa Barry & Chris CichoskiKelly
Dates: August 18 and 19, 2016
Location:CVEDC i-Classroom, Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, VT
 
This two-day workshop will focus on many technology tools that you and your students can use to assess student learning.  A few of the tools we will be using include Socrative, Kahoot, Plickers, Doctopus, Flubaroo and Google Forms.  

Literacy Teaching Empowered by Data and Assessment: Grades K-6

Event date:
09-14-2016
Event End Date:
12-08-2016
Cost Info:
$1100/$1200
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Hybrid:  ONLINE
September 14 - December 7, 2016
Location:      CVEDC Classroom and Online at EDU2.0
This 3 credit course will focus on the expectations (and significant instructional shifts) for teaching with the English-Language Arts Common Core State Standards (ELA CCSS) for reading and writing.  Participants will focus energy on four steps for using assessment data to create goal-driven instruction for students.  Time will be spent on understanding how to collect, analyze, interpret and use assessment and data about students’ reading and writing strengths and needs to form goal-driven instructional planning.  

Math for Struggling Learners

Event date:
09-17-2016
Cost Info:
$1100 / $1200
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Instructor: John R. Tapper, Ph.D.
Dates:      September 17 & 24, October 22, November 12 and December 10, 2016
Location:  CVEDC Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen Colchester, VT
 
MSL is a 3 credit course that answers the question: What can I do for the students in my class who have difficulty with mathematics? 

NGSS Part II: Using Personalized, Proficiency-Based Learning to Help ALL Students Master the NGSS

Event date:
09-26-2016
Event End Date:
12-12-2016
Instructor:  Liz Mirra (2011 recipient of President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching)
Dates:       September 28 - December 12, 2016
Location:   CVEDC i-Classroom, Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, VT
We are in exciting times in education.  We have new science standards that are causing us to think differently about how science instruction is delivered and what is taught, our classrooms are becoming more diverse creating teaching challenges we haven’t faced before, and we have new state guidelines requiring us to personalize learning and to evaluate students based on their mastery of proficiencies.  So how do we do this and what can it look like in a science classroom? 

Standards-Based Grading: Systems and Structures for Implementation

Event date:
10-04-2016
Cost Info:
$325
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2 Day Workshop facilitated by:  Andrew Jones & Gabe Hamilton
Dates:     October 4 & 5, 2016
Location: Hampton Inn Conference Center, Colchester, VT 
 
This two-day workshop aims to develop a foundational knowledge of standards-based grading practices as it aligns with the state initiative around proficiency-based graduation requirements.  

Weaving Standards, Technology and Lifelong Skills into Content Areas – Fall 2016

Event date:
10-06-2016
Cost Info:
$1100/$1200
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Instructors:  Lisa Barry and Chris CichoskiKelly
Dates:         Thursdays: October 6, 13 & 27      November 3 & 10  Hours:4:00-8:00 pm 
                  Saturdays: October 15 & 29          Hours: 8:00-3:00 pm   Plus 5 online hours
Location:     CVEDC Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, VT 
 
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Innovation, Inquiry and Problem Solving are the Transferable Skills identified by the VT AOE.
Using technology tools, apps and resources that are inexpensive or freely available, educators will learn how to bring student learning to a higher level. 

Fraction Reasoning in the Classroom: Ongoing Assessment and Instruction

Event date:
10-15-2016
Cost Info:
$1100 / $1200
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Instructors:  Mary Abele-Austin and Karen Reinhardt
Dates:         October 15, 2016 - February 23, 2017
Location:     Camls Hump Middle School, Richmond                         
                   
This 3 graduate credit Fractional Reasoning Course is a professional development opportunity for teachers based on the cognitive research currently available on misconceptions and developing understandings for students in fractional reasoning.