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:

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.


VTCLA 2021-2022 Membership @ Capitol Plaza and Zoom
Sep 29 all-day
VTCLA  2021-2022 Membership @ Capitol Plaza and Zoom | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association
2021 – 2022 Membership Registration

Meeting Dates

*Wednesday, September 29: Full-day in-person kick-off meeting at Capitol Plaza, Montpelier 

Friday, November 5: a.m. virtual half-day meeting on Zoom

Friday, January 7: a.m. virtual half-day meeting on Zoom

Friday, March 4: a.m. virtual half-day meeting on Zoom

Friday, May 6: Full-day in-person culminating meeting (location TBD)

*Full members may bring a Recovery teammate at no additional cost. Please include the name of your Guest for first session in comment box on your registration.

Membership fees: 

Individual Membership FEE: $1000- includes all Member Benefits

**Professional Organization Fee: $300 –  includes partial Member Benefits

Non-Member Meeting Fee: $250 per  in person meeting; $75 per virtual meeting – no Member Benefits 

Please make your choice of Membership level in the dropdown list below.

**VTCLA values its partnerships with other Vermont Professional Organizations (other non-profits supporting Vermont Education; not for school districts or supervisory unions). Toward those ends, VTCLA offers a reduced membership rate to other professional organizations, which includes benefits as detailed on the VTCLA website (

For questions, contact: Linda


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.

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.