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Jan
13
Wed
Shrink the Curriculum: Prioritizing What We Teach and Assess @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm
Shrink the Curriculum: Prioritizing What We Teach and Assess @ ONLINE -Zoom platform

 Facilitators: Andrew Jones, Ed.D. 

Dates: January 13th and January 27th, 2021

Hours: 2:00 – 5 pm

Location: Virtually via Zoom Total Hours: 6

Cost: CVEDC member $150 Non-Member   $200

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

Description: 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

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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.

Feb
5
Fri
VTCLA Membership Registration 2020-2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
VTCLA Membership Registration 2020-2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association
2020 – 2021 Membership Registration

Meeting Dates: November 6 and December 4, 2020  February 5, March 5, and April 2, 2021
Location:  Online Zoom platform
*Membership Cost: $200 (new individuals not registered for the 2019-2020 school year)

*Anyone who registered and paid for 2019-2020 membership is considered paid in full for the 2020-2021 membership!

For questions, contact: Andrew Jones:  ajones@millriverschools.org

About VTCLA
Vision
The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.

Mission

Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.

Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.

Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.

Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.

Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.

Mar
5
Fri
VTCLA Membership Registration 2020-2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
VTCLA Membership Registration 2020-2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association
2020 – 2021 Membership Registration

Meeting Dates: November 6 and December 4, 2020  February 5, March 5, and April 2, 2021
Location:  Online Zoom platform
*Membership Cost: $200 (new individuals not registered for the 2019-2020 school year)

*Anyone who registered and paid for 2019-2020 membership is considered paid in full for the 2020-2021 membership!

For questions, contact: Andrew Jones:  ajones@millriverschools.org

About VTCLA
Vision
The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.

Mission

Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.

Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.

Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.

Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.

Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.

Apr
2
Fri
VTCLA Membership Registration 2020-2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
VTCLA Membership Registration 2020-2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association
2020 – 2021 Membership Registration

Meeting Dates: November 6 and December 4, 2020  February 5, March 5, and April 2, 2021
Location:  Online Zoom platform
*Membership Cost: $200 (new individuals not registered for the 2019-2020 school year)

*Anyone who registered and paid for 2019-2020 membership is considered paid in full for the 2020-2021 membership!

For questions, contact: Andrew Jones:  ajones@millriverschools.org

About VTCLA
Vision
The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.

Mission

Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.

Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.

Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.

Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.

Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.