Differentiation through Math Menu: Meeting the Needs of All K-6 Students Virtual Course – Summer 2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Jun 21 – Jun 24 all-day
Differentiation through Math Menu: Meeting the Needs of All K-6 Students Virtual Course - Summer 2021 @ ONLINE -Zoom platform

Christian Courtemanche, Instructor

Dates: June 21 – 24, 2021      Plus 2 follow-up classes Oct. 5 & Nov. 4 – 3:30-6:30 pm

**The 1st day of this course will be taped for those who may have a conflict with the date.

Daily: 8:30-12:00 synchronous w/break    Additional reading & asynchronous work

Location: ONLINE – Zoom platform

Cost: CVEDC Members: $825 w/out credit  $1215 w/grad credit*
           Non-Members: $925/$1315*

*includes 3 grad credits from St. Michael’s and  two texts: Jorgensen, J. and M. Murray (2007). The Differentiated Math Classroom: A guide for teachers, K-8 and Hoffer, Wendy Ward (2012). Minds on Mathematics: Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding in Grades 4-8

This 3 credit graduate course explores a menu model for differentiation, reframing Tier I math instruction in order to meet the ongoing range of instructional needs. Learn how to manage a ‘centers’ approach to your teaching and restructuring your math block to allow for small group and individualized lessons. Embedded in the coursework will be examining lessons through the lens of the Common Core Math Standards of Practice, as well as how to utilize technology as a direct tool for math instruction in any environment (face-to-face, distance, blended).

Explorations include:
• How can I keep up with my curriculum map AND make accommodations in time for students struggling with math concepts?
• What do I do with students who consistently finish their math assignments early?
• How do I maintain a pace that matches different students’ needs?
• How can I maximize integrating technology with limited resources?
• When do I use a Tier II intervention and when do I support students in the classroom?
• How can I find time to incorporate the great games and resources that are part of my math program?
• How can I use a menu approach to support differentiated needs of learners in a distance learning or blended environment?
• How can I use menu to provide intervention in a distance learning or blended environment?

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Math Menuflyer.21
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Syllabus  Math Menu 2021 DIGITAL
Syllabus Math Menu 2021 DIGITAL
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Christian Courtemanche, M.Ed is the District K4 Instructional Coach in Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District. He has been in elementary and middle school education for over 10 years as both a classroom teacher and a curriculum specialist. Christian was recognized for his integration of music into
curriculum and instruction. 


Instructional Coaching Academy @ CVEDC Classroom
Aug 13 all-day

Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, WCUUSD Instructional Coach
(August 2021 – May 2022)       3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits

Target Audience: New and experienced instructional coaches, administrators interested in developing a coach approach.

Dates: August 13 and November 11, 2021, January 12,  March 16, and May 5, 2022

Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch when not virtual)

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

NEW! We are offering the opportunity to invite an administrator to attend all or part of that first session to allow them to get on the same page. Please indicate on the registration if you will bring a guest and write their name in the comment box or send an email  at a later date if unknown at this time.

**Note: This course will be taught in either an in-person classroom with COVID protocols in place or virtually, as needed. It is equipped with a ZoomRoom Classroom Camera for remote access for participants.

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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Coaches Academy 22 Flyer
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Coaching Cohort #3 Syllabus
Coaching Cohort #3 Syllabus
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About the Instructor: Ellen Dorsey is an instructional coach in Washington Central Supervisory Union where she partners with teachers in grades K through 12 to meet their student-centered goals read more…