GOOGLE CLASSROOM SERIES/Be Ready for Google Classroom, Forms & Choice Boards & Hyperdocs @ Online Zoom Link
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am
GOOGLE CLASSROOM SERIES/Be Ready for Google Classroom, Forms & Choice Boards & Hyperdocs @ Online Zoom Link

Online Learning 4 part Mini-Series    Summer 2020

Instructor/Facilitator: Adam Seipel
Learning Technology Integrator for Albemarle County, VA, Masters in Instructional Technology, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator

Dates: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020

Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am   Each session is 75 minutes long with opportunities for Q & A.

Location:  Online Zoom Link

(note if this fills up, we will run a repeat summer series.)

Session 1: Google Classroom 101

Brand new to Google Classroom? Want to see how you can foster efficient learning and feedback? This is the session for you! Participants in Classroom 101 can start off as complete novices and end with their very own class ready to use with students. Users will need access to a G Suite for Education account.
Topics include:
⦁ Creating a class
⦁ Making Assignments
⦁ Organize your class with topics
⦁ Adding students
⦁ Themes

Session 2: Google Classroom 201

Learn how to supercharge your Google Classroom as we build an organized and responsive class. We’ll look at setting up your class, adding different types of resources, and giving enriching feedback as well as other tips and tricks. This workshop is designed for educators who have some experience or familiarity with Classroom.
Topics include:
⦁ Different types of posts
⦁ Organize your class with topics
⦁ Other ways to bundle learning for students
⦁ Creating quizzes and importing their results
⦁ Giving feedback in assignments
⦁ Mobile app
⦁ And some future updates coming your way

Session 3: Google Forms

It’s no lie that Forms is one of Adam’s favorite Google tools. From simple back to school to contact logs and weekly check-ins to self-grading quizzes, Forms is my go-to — and it will soon be yours, too. Participants will learn how to create a form, add questions and content, and complete challenges.
Topics Include:
⦁ Creating a Form
⦁ Adding questions & question types
⦁ Sharing form
⦁ Reviewing responses
⦁ Quizzes
⦁ Challenges

Session 4: Choice Boards & Hyperdocs Extended

Districts around the country are emphasizing the importance of instructional flexibility and student wonder over prescribed lesson plans. By using Choice Boards and Hyperdocs, teachers can facilitate learning that straddles the line between structure and fluid while emphasizing a holistic, child-centered experience for our learners. Participants will explore examples of Choice Boards & Hyperdocs, review best practices, and receive multiple templates to use. This session includes an additional fifteen minutes of building Choice Boards or Hyperdocs and Q&A

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About our Instructor:

Since 2008, I have taken my love of education to K-12 teachers and administrators. In fall of that year, I started helping other teachers in my district incorporate Google Sites, Docs and other tools into their instruction. Later, I continued introducing educators to Google Apps by piloting a 1:1 Chromebook program in my high school English class in which my students self-published an anthology of their own writing.
I work in Charlottesville, VA where I am a Learning Technology Integrator. I have the pleasure of working alongside teachers to help them prepare students for a future that includes maker spaces, coding and authentic creation. I am currently focused on aligning ed tech practices with the research-based concepts from John Hattie’s Visual Learning studies.  Additionally, I have my Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, am a Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator.

Digitally Tidy: Practical Strategies to Manage Communication During Distance Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am

A series of Virtual Learning sessions with Novice and Intermediate strands

Facilitator: Sarah Birgé

Dates: July 28, 29 and 30, 2020                 Time: 11 am – 12 pm

Location: ONLINE – a link will follow

Cost: Member: $90/series of 3 Sessions     Non-member: $100/series

*Pre-workshop preparation: Be ready with your computer and any other devices you may use in your day-to-day work!

Target Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, administrators, and anyone else working “in” a school.

With the deluge of new platforms, information, and communication techniques, many of us have been struggling to stay afloat. In addition to everything else being asked of us, it can be hard to be proactive about being organized and “digitally tidy.” With a differentiated approach, these bite-sized workshops will not only make your day-to-day work less stressful and more seamless, but also serve you well no matter what the future brings.

⦁ Getting to “inbox zero” and other email management techniques
⦁ Navigating necessary documents and websites before and during video calls, plus effective screen sharing
⦁ Organizing your digital files & folders (Google Drive and more)

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About our Presenter: Sarah Birgé is the District Instructional Coach for Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools. Prior to that, she was the ELA specialist at the Vermont Agency of Education as well as a member of the state assessment team. Originally from the Northeast Kingdom, Sarah spent a decade teaching ELA, French, and ESL in the Bronx, South Korea, and Vermont public schools. She is also executive director of the Nanubhai Education Foundation, a non-profit that sends young women from rural areas of India to college.

CVEDC *Thought Partners Series 2020-21: Innovative Leadership-Lessons Learned from our Unplanned Remote Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform and Face to Face see below for details
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
CVEDC *Thought Partners Series 2020-21: Innovative Leadership-Lessons Learned from our Unplanned Remote Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform and Face to Face see below for details | Colchester | Vermont | United States

A CVEDC-subsidized event!

Co-facilitated by Pam Moran, Senior Philosophy and Policy Advisor and Ira Socol, Senior Provocateur and Learning Environment Specialist of Socol-Moran Partners


Session 1 virtual   September 17: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 2 virtual September 18: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 3 virtual October 22: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 4 virtual webinar January 20, 2021 2-3 pm
Session 5 FACE To FACE* March 16, 2021 9 – 3 :30 pm
(15 recertification hours)*will be switched to virtual if health concerns necessitate.
Location: Online: Zoom platform Face to Face: Delta Hotel, S Burlington, VT
Cost: $300/series    Includes book: Timeless Learning by Ira Socol, Pam Moran and Chad Ratliff

*A CVEDC Thought Partner Series is a subsidized venue for collaborative work with regional partners and expert facilitation.

Target Audience: Leadership Teams focused on Equity & Innovation 

Sessions 1 & 2 Observation and Design:

Human-sensitive Learning (UX +UI) designing learning experiences with the empowerment grid (empowerment theme) –
• If you can’t put the genie back in the bottle, what’s your genie?
• What are the implications for professional learning based on your reflection and feedback?
• Where did ‘equity’ thrive or falter?

Session 3 Imagination and Innovation:
Powering up Learning – Development & use of strategies to create and sustain an engagement and equity mindset framework.
• How might a “blended-design” benefit students upon their return now and in the future?
• What opportunities do you see for critical variables in the change process?

Session 4 – one hour webinar to reconnect/Q & A
Session 5 Zero-based Thinking and Tactical Processes:

How do we become hyper-learning organizations where we learn, unlearn and relearn at the speed of change?
Incorporate observations and imagined design options from first two sessions
• Use research and development logic model that leads to the learner
user experiences for all – equity theme
• Cross-pollinate and network with other teams to enhance and reflect

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Thought Partners:
• Challenge your thinking
• Cause you to modify or change your paradigms, assumptions or actions.
• Has information/a way of thinking that provokes you to innovate or otherwise leads to value creation in your profession or life.
A CVEDC Thought Partner Series is a subsidized venue for collaborative work with regional partners and expert facilitation.

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.