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May
13
Thu
Special Education for Classroom Teachers: What You Need to Know @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
May 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Facilitated by:

Meagan Roy, CVSD Dir. of Student Support Services and Erin Maguire, EWSD Director of Equity and Inclusion

Date:  May 13, 2021                                                                                              

Time:  3:15 – 4:15 pm

Location: ONLINE -Zoom platform  *invitation will be sent to Registered participants.

 Target Audience: Educators K-12

Classroom teachers, in collaboration with their special education colleagues, are the single most important influence in a student’s life. Supporting, accommodating and instructing students with special education needs is an integral part of every teacher’s work. Join us to learn about your critical role delivering first instruction to all of your students.

Teachers will:

  • Understand the tenets of universal design and the importance of creating educational programming that reaches each learner in the classroom
  • Understand basic special education requirements and regulations critical for classroom teachers
  • Learn about recent Vermont legislation around the implementation of multi-tiered systems of supports and special education rule changes that impact educators
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About our Presenters:  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 their LEA roles. Meagan Roy, Ed.D. is the Director of Student Support Services for the Champlain Valley School District. Meagan has years of experience leading student support services and as a special education teacher in Vermont, with a focus on implementing tiered systems of support. She was a member of the lead writing team for the VT MTSS Field Guide and currently chairs the Act 173 Advisory Group that was established as a result of the passing of Act 173 in 2018.

May
20
Thu
Introduction to PLC and RTI at Work @ Zoom Online
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Facilitated by Jackie Ramsay-Tolman, EWSD Director of Learning and Instructional Impact with guest:

Jack Baldermann, Illinois Principal & leader of multiple award-winning schools

Date: May 20, 2021               Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm                 Location: Zoom                 Cost: $50

Note: In addition, they will introduce the CVEDC workshop series offered 2021-2022 with Jackie and Jack facilitating teams throughout next year – Registration is separate for series

Leading Vermont’s PLCs and RTI at Work   

Target Audience: Leaders and Improvement Teams

“When a school or district functions as a PLC, educators within the organization embrace high levels of learning for ALL students as both the reason the organization exists and the fundamental responsibility of those who work within it.” Dufour, Dufour and Eaker

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been at the forefront of reform efforts as a viable means of transforming schools to improve student achievement. Today’s educational leaders face complex challenges, and Professional Learning Communities have been at the forefront of reform efforts as a viable and researched based means of transforming schools to close achievement gaps for all students. Our work integrates the PLC model with the RTI at Work Model to support systemic change that has a positive impact on student achievement.

In this 75-minute session, Jackie Ramsay – Tolman and Jack Baldermann will share information about:
• the integration of these models,
• the work-to-date in EWSD and at Jack’s school,
• how this work can support your system
• how it is aligned to VT MTSS and
• introduce a workshop series that will be offered during the 2021 – 2022 school year. (October 1, December 3, March 18)
• discuss what team to bring for the series

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Jun
21
Mon
Differentiation through Math Menu: Meeting the Needs of All K-6 Students Virtual Course – Summer 2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Jun 21 – Jun 24 all-day
Differentiation through Math Menu: Meeting the Needs of All K-6 Students Virtual Course - Summer 2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform

Christian Courtemanche, Instructor

Dates: June 21 – 24, 2021      Plus 2 follow-up classes Oct. 5 & Nov. 4 – 3:30-6:30 pm

**The 1st day of this course will be taped for those who may have a conflict with the date.

Daily: 8:30-12:00 synchronous w/break    Additional reading & asynchronous work

Location: ONLINE – Zoom platform

Cost: CVEDC Members: $825 w/out credit  $1215 w/grad credit*
           Non-Members: $925/$1315*

*includes 3 grad credits from St. Michael’s and  two texts: Jorgensen, J. and M. Murray (2007). The Differentiated Math Classroom: A guide for teachers, K-8 and Hoffer, Wendy Ward (2012). Minds on Mathematics: Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding in Grades 4-8

This 3 credit graduate course explores a menu model for differentiation, reframing Tier I math instruction in order to meet the ongoing range of instructional needs. Learn how to manage a ‘centers’ approach to your teaching and restructuring your math block to allow for small group and individualized lessons. Embedded in the coursework will be examining lessons through the lens of the Common Core Math Standards of Practice, as well as how to utilize technology as a direct tool for math instruction in any environment (face-to-face, distance, blended).

Explorations include:
• How can I keep up with my curriculum map AND make accommodations in time for students struggling with math concepts?
• What do I do with students who consistently finish their math assignments early?
• How do I maintain a pace that matches different students’ needs?
• How can I maximize integrating technology with limited resources?
• When do I use a Tier II intervention and when do I support students in the classroom?
• How can I find time to incorporate the great games and resources that are part of my math program?
• How can I use a menu approach to support differentiated needs of learners in a distance learning or blended environment?
• How can I use menu to provide intervention in a distance learning or blended environment?

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Christian Courtemanche, M.Ed is the District K4 Instructional Coach in Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District. He has been in elementary and middle school education for over 10 years as both a classroom teacher and a curriculum specialist. Christian was recognized for his integration of music into
curriculum and instruction. 

 

Jun
30
Wed
Shrink the Curriculum: Prioritizing What We Teach and Assess-Video Access @ Stand-alone, Asynchronous Workshop
Jun 30 all-day
Shrink the Curriculum: Prioritizing What We Teach and Assess-Video Access @ Stand-alone, Asynchronous Workshop

Andrew Jones, Ed.D. 

Stand-alone Asynchronous Workshop

Cost: $100 – for 2 taped sessions and accompanying slides for a 3 month period of your choosing ending June 30, 2022

Contact CVEDC for more information:  info@cvedcvt.org

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators, Principals, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Earlier in 20-21 this series was attended and videotaped. It is now available for access with 2 taped sessions and accompanying slides. There is simply too much to teach within any given academic year. The constraints of the current pandemic are also making it a challenge to fit in everything we once could. Attempting to “cover the content” and rushing through units is just not sustainable. A breadth over depth approach does not benefit students and ultimately is futile. This workshop (two half-day sessions) focuses on the concept of a “guaranteed and viable curriculum” and how to prioritize what we teach, with the recognition that we have to let go of some of our content. By going deeper with certain concepts and providing students the time to meet proficiency, we can promote higher levels of achievement.

Participants will:
• Be able to recognize the shortcomings of a “breadth over depth” curricular mentality
• Understand the importance of a guaranteed and viable curriculum
• Become familiar with a process for prioritizing performance indicators and learning targets to “shrink” the curriculum

Andrew Jones is the director of curriculum for Mill River Unified Union School District in Clarendon, Vermont. He is also the current president of the Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association (VTCLA). Prior to being a district administrator, Andrew taught high school earth science at Mt. Abraham UHS in Bristol, where he was awarded a Rowland Fellowship in 2015. Andrew is passionate about improving education systems to better meet the needs of ALL students, which means challenging some of the dominant conceptualizations about teaching and learning.

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 www.vtascd.org for more information.

Aug
13
Fri
Instructional Coaching Academy @ CVEDC Classroom
Aug 13 all-day

Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, WCUUSD Instructional Coach
(August 2021 – May 2022)       3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits

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

Dates: August 13 and November 11, 2021, January 12,  March 16, and May 5, 2022

Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch when not virtual)

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

NEW! We are offering the opportunity to invite an administrator to attend all or part of that first session to allow them to get on the same page. Please indicate on the registration if you will bring a guest and write their name in the comment box or send an email  at a later date if unknown at this time.

**Note: This course will be taught in either an in-person classroom 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.

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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…

Sep
15
Wed
Leading Vermont Schools Cohort #8-Understanding the Principalship @ CVEDC Classroom
Sep 15 all-day
Leading Vermont Schools Cohort #8-Understanding the Principalship @ CVEDC Classroom | South Burlington | Vermont | United States

Instructor/Facilitator: Jay Nichols, Executive Director VPA 

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

Dates: Yearlong September 2021 – June 2022

September 15, Oct. 12, Nov. 18, and Dec.17, 2021 Jan. 13, Feb. 15, Mar. 24 Apr. 15, May 12 and June 8, 2022

Time: 9:00-3:30 (includes light breakfast and lunch when not virtual)

Leading Vermont Schools Cohort #8

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 Dan French, Secretary of Education, to Brad James, Education Finance Manager present to this cohort, giving these principals a personal connection to leaders in Vermont education.


Target Audience: Principals, particularly those in their first years in Vermont schools
Whether you are new to supervision and evaluation, new to Vermont education legislation, or need a clearer understanding of practical and important facets of building leadership, each session brings Vermont experts that will give you guidance and knowledge in:
• supervision & evaluation of teachers and support staff
• legal issues
• systems management
• fiscal management & budget development
• student management
• instructional leadership and curriculum and assessment
• effective procedural development
• community involvement
• student voice
• communication
• school safety

Books (included): The Prinicpal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact by Michael Fullan and Leaders of Learning by Rick DuFour and Robert Marzano

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Jay is a previous member of the Champlain Valley Educator Development Center Board and Executive Committee. Jay was on the Board and a member of the hiring committee that appointed Lauren Wooden to be the organizations second Executive Director. Jay has taught several graduate classes through CVEDC and Saint Michael’s College. Annually, he facilitates the Leading Vermont Schools: Understanding the Principalship Cohort group that provides year-long training in a course structure designed specifically to support new and relatively new Vermont Principals.

Sep
29
Wed
Shrink the Curriculum: Prioritizing What We Teach and Assess-Video Access @ Stand-alone, Asynchronous Workshop
Sep 29 all-day
Shrink the Curriculum: Prioritizing What We Teach and Assess-Video Access @ Stand-alone, Asynchronous Workshop

Andrew Jones, Ed.D. 

Stand-alone Asynchronous Workshop

Cost: $100 – for 2 taped sessions and accompanying slides for a 3 month period of your choosing ending June 30, 2022

Contact CVEDC for more information:  info@cvedcvt.org

Target Audience: Grades K-12 Educators, Principals, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Earlier in 20-21 this series was attended and videotaped. It is now available for access with 2 taped sessions and accompanying slides. There is simply too much to teach within any given academic year. The constraints of the current pandemic are also making it a challenge to fit in everything we once could. Attempting to “cover the content” and rushing through units is just not sustainable. A breadth over depth approach does not benefit students and ultimately is futile. This workshop (two half-day sessions) focuses on the concept of a “guaranteed and viable curriculum” and how to prioritize what we teach, with the recognition that we have to let go of some of our content. By going deeper with certain concepts and providing students the time to meet proficiency, we can promote higher levels of achievement.

Participants will:
• Be able to recognize the shortcomings of a “breadth over depth” curricular mentality
• Understand the importance of a guaranteed and viable curriculum
• Become familiar with a process for prioritizing performance indicators and learning targets to “shrink” the curriculum

Andrew Jones is the director of curriculum for Mill River Unified Union School District in Clarendon, Vermont. He is also the current president of the Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association (VTCLA). Prior to being a district administrator, Andrew taught high school earth science at Mt. Abraham UHS in Bristol, where he was awarded a Rowland Fellowship in 2015. Andrew is passionate about improving education systems to better meet the needs of ALL students, which means challenging some of the dominant conceptualizations about teaching and learning.

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 www.vtascd.org for more information.

Sep
30
Thu
Gholdy Muhammad: Culturally & Historically Responsive Education for Equity and Excellence @ Zoom Online
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Introduction to the Theory & Model/A virtual 90 minute presentation with book!                                 

Date: Sept 30, 2021          Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm            Location: Virtual: Zoom

Cost: $125 CVEDC member $150 non-member

Includes the book (shipped to your address): Gholdy Muhammed: Cultivating Genius 

Target Audience: Educators K-12

In this foundational session, the facilitator will clearly define culture, equity, anti-racism and culturally & historically responsive education. Together, culture will be explored and revisited in deep, multifaceted ways. We will consider our own cultural identities and approaches to learning the cultures/identities of students. By the end of this session, participants will understand culture and will be charged to engage in self-identity work. The facilitator will also introduce participants to the model of culturally and historically responsive education. Participants will learn a brief history of CHRE and the power of education among communities of color in the United States. In addition, educators will be introduced to a five-layered equity model for teaching and learning (1) identity, (2) skills, (3) intellectualism (4) criticality and (5) joy. Exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels will be shown and discussed. The session will end with practical considerations for writing equitable lesson and unit plans.

Outcomes:
1. Educators will gain an understanding of culture, equity, anti-racism and culturally & historically responsive instruction (CHRE);
2. Educators will learn why youth and teachers need CHRE to advance equity and excellence;
3. Educators will learn how CHRE can be used to improve and advance pedagogical practices;
4. Educators will learn the difference between “good teaching” and CHRE; and
5. Educators will observe exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels.

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Oct
1
Fri
Leading Vermont’s PLCs and RTI at Work @ Delta Conference Center
Oct 1 all-day

Facilitated by Jackie Ramsay-Tolman, EWSD Director of Learning and Instructional Impact
& Jack Baldermann, Illinois Principal & leader of multiple award-winning schools

Dates: October 1 and December 3, 2021 and March 18, 2022 plus additional virtual consultation-one hour in November, Jan and Feb.   

Time: 9:00 – 3:30      Location: Delta Conference Ctr. S. Burlington, VT

Cost: $625 per participant Includes, breakfast, lunch and book: Eaker & Keating: Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom

Note: a virtual 90 minute workshop that is an Intro to this Series is available as a separate registration – May 20, 2021. Register here

Target Audience: School and District Leaders and Improvement Teams

“When a school or district functions as a PLC, educators within the organization embrace high levels of learning for ALL students as both the reason the organization exists and the fundamental responsibility
of those who work within it.” Dufour, Dufour and Eaker

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been at the forefront of reform efforts as a viable means of transforming schools to improve student achievement. Today’s educational leaders face complex challenges, and Professional Learning Communities have been at the forefront of reform efforts as a viable and researched based means of transforming schools to close achievement gaps for all students. Our work integrates the PLC model with the RTI at Work Model to support systemic change that has a positive impact on student achievement. This series will bring teams across Vermont together to dive into this work through:

• Teams will learn more about the role the district office plays in collaborating with instructional leaders and guiding coalitions/teacher leadership teams in supporting PLC/RTI implementation and school improvement efforts
• Observe how collaborative teams align their work school wide and district wide to ensure high levels of learning for all students
• Study real life exemplars and artifacts of best practices in action to inform participants next steps in their own school/district
• Receive protocols and templates for teams to move student learning forward and practice using protocols in real time
• Review a process for establishing a guaranteed and viable curriculum and discover strategies for analyzing student learning and making data-informed decisions about next steps on a doable, rapid, PDSA cycle

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