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Apr
1
Wed
Coaching Seminar: Instructional Coaching – Clear Systems to Grow Internal Capacity/WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING – STAY TUNED @ Hampton Inn Conference Center
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING – STAY TUNED

Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, Washington Central SU Instructional Coach 

Date: April 1, 2020  Time: 8:30 Registration 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Includes: Breakfast and Coffee Treats  Lunch · Links to Resources

 Target Audience: Instructional coaches, administrators who support coaching(Ideally teams of coaches and administrators)

Instructional coaching has the potential to improve instructional practices and student outcomes. However, in practice, coaching outcomes often fall short of our hopes. Coaches need to be skilled in facilitating adult learning, but also their systems of support need to provide them with the vision, space, and time necessary to make their partnerships impactful. In this workshop, coaches and/or their administrators will understand issues within a system that undermine coaching (such as: consistency, role clarity, time, and support) and develop strategies to mitigate them.

In this one-day workshop, participants will:

· Explore and understand six key issues that undermine instructional coaching partnerships.
· Assess their own coaching system in relation to the key issues.
· Learn strategies to mitigate the key issues.
· Develop an action plan to improve support for coaching in their own context.

Note: It would be beneficial (but not mandatory) for coaches and administrators to attend together as there will be time to think about coaching in their setting.

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Apr
16
Thu
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.

Takeaways:
⦁ 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.