Practical Tools for Teachers: Leveraging SBAC Interims and the New Lexile & Quantile Hub * Note: We will be giving more information about the workshop in the coming days @ Hampton Inn Conference Center
Apr 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

 * Note:  We will be giving more information about the workshop in the coming days

Facilitated by Sarah Birgé

Date: April 16, 2020                 Time: 8:30 Registration 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Cost Includes breakfast and lunch

What to Bring: Please also bring your laptop and any necessary planning materials (lesson book, etc.) to the workshop.

 Target Audience: Educators 3rd-12th, instructional coaches, and curriculum directors.

Understanding where your students are in key ELA and math skills can get complex, especially when it comes to differentiating and personalizing instruction. However, educators already have access to free tools provided by the state of Vermont.

This one-day workshop will teach you how to leverage two resources for educators: the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs), as well as the newly-released Lexile & Quantile Hub. The session will feature engaging small and whole group activities, and have immediate application to your own classes and school system. We’ll emphasize looking at data, connecting needs to resources, and having collaborative discussions about highly-specific instructional next steps.

⦁ How to administer the Interim Assessment Blocks, use them in instruction, interpret data, and access resources for instruction
⦁ How to use the Lexile & Quantile Hub, and identify applications to your own work
⦁ Experience processes and protocols you can also apply in your context

Pre-workshop Preparation: Educators should make sure that 1) they are able to access the SBAC system in the state’s assessment portal 2) they are able to access the Lexile & Quantile Hub and 3) they have ideally given an Interim Assessment Block to their students (although this is not necessary). Your district test administrator or school coordinator should be able to help if you cannot access SBAC.

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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.

Courageous Conversation: BEYOND DIVERSITY/Colchester @ Hampton Inn Conference Center
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
Courageous Conversation: BEYOND DIVERSITY/Colchester @ Hampton Inn Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Facilitator: Leidene King, Pacific Educational Group

Dates: August 24 & 25, 2020 Time: 8:30 am registration 9 am -4:30 pm (breakfast and lunches included)

Target Audience: Instructional leaders and coaches, special education leaders, curriculum leaders, select principals and school team members

Beyond Diversity is a powerful, personally transforming two-day seminar that helps teachers, students, and administrators understand the impact of race on our lives, our work and our learning. Interactive and stirring exercises strength participants’ critical consciousness of race and leads them to investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing achievement disparities. Most importantly, it models and teaches a protocol for discussing race in ways that are productive, insightful, and generative. We cannot solve the problems created by systemic racism without discussing race, and Beyond Diversity, a program with a 25-year history and over 100,000 alumni, imparts a method for having Courageous Conversations.

In a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools.

Using strategies for identifying and addressing the policies, programs, and practices that negatively impact students of color achievement and serve as barriers to ALL students receiving a world-class education

The knowledge and requisite skills for engaging, sustaining, and deepening Courageous Conversation about the impact of race and racism on schooling.

· Courageous Conversation Protocol
· Racial Identity Development and Practice
· (De)Constructing Systemic Racism
· Adaptive Leadership for Equity


“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race.”
-Hon. Sonia Sotomayor,  U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2014)

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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.