Instructor/Facilitator: Jay Nichols, Executive Director VPA
Dates: September 12, Oct. 11, Nov. 20, and Dec.17, 2019 Jan. 13, Feb. 13, Mar. 24, Apr. 15, May 15 and June 8, 2020
Time: 9:00-3:30 (includes light breakfast and lunch)
Leading Vermont Schools Cohort #6
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
• 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.
Instructor/Facilitator: Megan Grube, Grand Isle SU Director of Curriculum Instruction & Technology
(September 2019 – May 2020) 3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits
Target Audience: New and Aspiring Curriculum Leaders, Teacher Leaders
Dates: September 27, November 15, 2019, January 17, March 20, and May 22, 2020
Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch) *Additional participation in online discussion and reflection on learning and growth required for course.
Text: Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn
The learning opportunities are designed to align with Michael Fullan’s four components of the Coherence Framework:
· Focused direction to build collective purpose;
· Cultivating collaborative cultures while clarifying individual and team roles;
· Deepening learning to accelerate improvement and foster innovation;
· Securing accountability from the inside out.
The sessions are structured to highlight and dig deeper into what drives and shapes a “successful and sustainable approach” to the work of curriculum leaders along the calendar year. Using an “experts in the field” approach, participants will connect with skilled practitioners who can speak to meeting the varied expectations of curriculum leaders across districts, along with the strengths of networking, systems design, improvement cycles, contemporary approaches to curriculum, instruction, and assessments, and communication. Participants will also have opportunities to address problems of practice, review resources, design solutions, and create responsive action plans that will lead to greater success.
Participants will receive guidance in the following areas:
· Vision and Systems-Design
· Relationship Building and Distributing Leadership
· Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Design
· Continuous Improvement Planning and Measuring Progress
· MTSS Models
· Professional Learning and Capacity building
· Grants Development and Management
· Contemporary Education Issues: Local, State, National Personalized learning
· Digitally-Powered Communication (including social media)
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Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, Washington Central Supervisory Union Instructional Coach
(October 2018 – May, 2019) 3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits
Target Audience: New and experienced instructional coaches, administrators interested in developing a coach approach.
Dates: October 15 and November 13, 2019, January 8, March 17, and May 6, 2020
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
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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