K-5 Common Core Writing Strategies-Session 2

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Cost: $850. CVEDC Member $900. Non-member
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includes 3 St. Mike's credits, one grade level completed boxed set from the series Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing: A Common Core Workshop Curriculum and accompanying Trade Book Set of Mentor Texts.

 K-5 Common Core Writing Strategies  New Session just added!

3 Graduate Credits

Instructor: Elizabeth Moore, Reading and Writing Project

This 3 credit course is designed to help teachers in grades k-5 learn how to teach writing effectively using writing workshop, mini-lessons, conferrin, small group work, shared writing, and interactive writing. Teachers will learn how well designed phonics and word study instruction interects with the teaching of writing. An introduction to tools for assessment that will help teachers analyze student work and set goals with students that will help them meet or exceed the Common Core State Standards for writing.

Space is limited, sign up today!

Dates: July 28 - August 1, 2014

Time: 8:30 - 4:30pm

Location: CVEDC Classroom, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, VT

Cost: $850. CVEDC Member            $900. Non-member      includes 3 St. Mike's credits, one grade level completed boxed set from the series Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing: A Common Core Workshop Curriculum and accompanying Trade Book Set of Mentor Texts.  Final project due: August 15, 2014

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Understanding the Principalship - 4 credits

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Cost includes 4 credits, meals and books

Understanding the Principalship - 4 credits

Instructor:  Jay Nichols

This Principal Cohort will meet monthly 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.  As a professional learning community, participants will receive training and professional learning led by Vermont experts in the most important aspects of the principalship.  

Target Audience:  New or Veteran Principals in Vermont Schools

Books (included): Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement by John Hattie and Leaders of Learning by Rick DuFour and Robert Marzano

Dates: August 11, Sept 11, Oct.15, Nov.25, Dec.22, Jan 16, Feb 18, Mar 24, Apr 16, May 22, June 24 (2 hrs)

Time: 9:00 am- 3:30 pm (includes breakfast refreshments and lunch)

Location: CVEDC i-Classroom in Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester,VT

Cost: $1240 includes 4 St. Mike’s credits, meals and books –           $800 without credit


VT PLN-Algebra and the Common Core: Fostering Algebraic Reasoning

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$375 Includes 3 credits and book "Fostering Algebraic Thinking"
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The Vermont Professional Learning Network



Algebra and the Common Core: Fostering Algebraic Reasoning

A Mathematics Institute for 6th through 10th Grade Educators

Instructors: Leslie Ercole, Marny Frantz      

This three-credit graduate online course offers educators in grades 6-10 the opportunity to investigate deeply the Functions and Algebra strand and the Mathematics Practices Standards of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) at their grade level and how they relate to those at other grade levels, to share and create activities and materials that are useful in the presentation of algebraic concepts, investigate manipulatives and technology that promote algebraic understanding among their students, and to strengthen and deepen their own understanding of algebra.

For course information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 802-879-0509 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   802-535-9306

For: Vermont Educators – 3 credits through Castleton State  

Dates:  12 online sessions from  August 18 to December, 2014

There will be no face-to-face sessions. Online discussions will be asynchronous in that participants will contribute weekly according to their own schedule.

Cost:   $375.00 Includes 3 credits and the book “Fostering Algebraic Thinking”  by Marc Driscoll  

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Differentiating Your CCSS Writing Instruction

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 Differentiating Your CCSS Writing Instruction: On-Demand Assessments, Learning Progressions, and Goal Setting aligned with The Common Core State Standards

Instructor:  Beth Moore   
Audience:  Grades K-5 Teachers

This 3 credit course will meet this fall to study and practice various writing assessment tools including on-demand prompts, performance assessments, portfolios of published work, one to one assessment through conferring, small group assessments, and student self-assessments. 

Text:   Writing Pathways by Lucy Calkins et al. - included with the course fee.

Credits:  3 graduate credits from St. Michael’s College

Dates:  Saturday 9/6 8:30 – 4:30 pm
            4 pm – 8 pm on the following weekdays: 9/8, 9/18, 10/6, 10/16, 11/3, 11/20, 12/1, 12/11

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

Cost:   $900    CVEDC member (includes 3 credits and book)
          $1000  non-member fee



Laying the Foundation: Building a Deeper Understanding of Number

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Laying the Foundation:Building a Deeper Understanding of Number
with Sandi Stanhope

Appropriate for Early Educators, Primary and Elementary level as well as Special Educators.


This 3 credit graduate course will focus on developing a deeper understanding of the foundational concepts of early numeracy, examining how students develop an understanding of number, and exploring ways to promote early numeracy development throughout the day. This course will focus on ways to build the depth and rigor for developing early number sense articulated in the Common Core State Standards.



Dates:           September 8, 15, 22

                      October 6, 13, 20, 27

                      November 10, 17, 24

                      December 1, 8 with course completion date of December 13, 2014


Hours:          3:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location:     St. Albans City School, St. Albans

Cost:             $980   CVEDC members (includes 3 credits)

                     $1030 non-CVEDC members




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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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