Making Legally Compliant and Student-Centered Decisions as an LEA: A virtual mini-series @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Serving as LEA at IEP and Evaluation Meetings
A virtual mini-series Co-facilitated by: Erin Maguire, EWSD Director of Equity, Diversity& Inclusion and
Heather T. Lynn, Attorney w/ Lynn, Lynn,Blackman & Manitsky, P.C.

Dates: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
 9 – 10 am
Location: ONLINE -Zoom platform  *invitation will be sent to Registered participants.


Target Audience: Principals & Educators Serving as LEA Reps
Every IEP and evaluation meeting requires an LEA representative for the school district (Local Education Agency). This 3-part series will help to identify the role and responsibilities of acting as an LEA.

Session I
• Who can be an LEA? Can I?
• Introduction to LEA Responsibilities
• FAPE: The Legal Constructs

Session II
• ChildFind and Evaluation
• Independent Evaluations
• Evaluations that lead to quality IEPs

Session III
• The IEP
• Relevant case law in LEA decision making
• Meeting Facilitation

Making Legally Compliant & Student Centered Decisions As LEA
Making Legally Compliant & Student Centered Decisions As LEA
559.2 KiB

As a special education director and Director of Equity, Erin Maguire has had years of experience in the LEA role and has trained principals for LEA roles. Heather Lynn counsels Vermont public school districts and supervisory unions, semi-independent schools and Vermont colleges and universities on a variety of issues including student discipline, student disability/special education law, and civil liability.

Instructional Coaching Academy/Course Full, waitlist available! @ CVEDC Classroom
Oct 15 all-day

Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, Washington Central UUSD Instructional Coach
(October 2020 – May, 2021)       3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits

Target Audience: New and experienced instructional coaches, administrators interested in developing a coach approach.

Course Full, waitlist available!

Dates: October 15 and November 12, 2020, January 15,  March 17, and May 6, 2021

Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch)

Texts: Jim Knight’s Corwin books: Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to be more Credible, Caring and Connected and  The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching

**Note: This course will be taught in either an in-person classroom(full) with COVID protocols in place or virtually, as needed. It is equipped with a ZoomRoom Classroom Camera for remote access for participants.


This course is designed to meet the learning needs of coaches with varying levels of experience. The learning opportunities are designed to fit within Jim Knight’s framework for Instructional Coaching and the Instructional Coaching Practice Standards developed by the New Teacher Center.

Throughout the course, participants engage in coaching cycles both as a coach and as a coachee as they dig deeper into their own coaching practice and goals. The individual sessions are structured to provide participants with opportunities to reflect, address problems of practice (or “coaching conundrums”) and share resources and materials that will improve their effectiveness as a coach. Using a cohort approach, participants will connect with one another and other skilled practitioners who can speak to meeting the varied expectations of those in a coaching role.

Through this course, participants will:
· Deepen their understanding of the processes and protocols involved in facilitating an instructional coaching cycle;
· Explore ways to engage teachers in collaborative, instructionally focused, problem-solving conversations and reflective analysis to promote teacher agency.
· Design a professional learning plan (PLP) outlining goals for coaching.
· Understand, reflect on, and strategically respond to problems of practice associated with instructional coaching.
· Contribute to the development of a collaborative Instructional Playbook that can be used during coaching cycles.

Visit CVEDC’s site for more about our instructor/facilitators.

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580.8 KiB

About the Instructor: Ellen Dorsey is an instructional coach in Washington Central Supervisory Union where she partners with teachers in grades K through 12 to meet their student-centered goals read more…

Disrupting Poverty: Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools @ Delta Hotel
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

Facilitator: Kathleen M. Budge Co-author and Associate Professor at Boise State University

Dates: April 13 & 14, 2021 Time: Time: 8:30 registration  9:00 – 3:30 

Location: Deltal Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington

 Cost Includes breakfast and lunch and 2 books:

New edition: Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools (William H Parrett and Kathleen M Budge) 2020 ASCD and Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful  Classroom Practices (William H Parrett & Kathleen M Budge) 2018 ASCD          

Target Audience: K-12 Educators and Equity Leaders

We know the transformative power of educators, particularly teachers, to improve the life chances of children and youth who live in poverty. What sets these educators apart from others is not only attending to what and how they teach, but also to who they are (what they believe and value) and why they became educators in the first place.

In this 2-day institute, Dr. Budge will share practical advice from her best-selling ASCD books: Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices and her latest book (included with this institute) Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools. Participants will learn:
⦁ The five practices that foster a supportive classroom culture and build resilience
⦁ New data and insights into strategies for developing collective efficacy that support high poverty schools
⦁ Integrating social-emotional learning into schoolwide processes and classroom practices
⦁ Supporting children who have experienced trauma.

They will leave equipped with tools and a road map for disrupting poverty’s adverse influence not only on academic learning, but on social and emotional learning as well.

345.2 KiB

Paul Gorski, founder of EdChange states, “Budge and Parrett are two of my go-to people on poverty and education and they ought to be two of your go-to people, too!”

CVEDC supports Vermont ASCD and their mission.  If you register for this CVEDC event, CVEDC will contribute $15 towards your VT ASCD member fee of $40 so that you will only be billed $25 for the year.  

After submitting your CVEDC event registration, just go to the VT ASCD site and become a VTASCD member and indicate that you are using CVEDC15OFF as a code for $15 off.  Go to for more information.