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Aug
1
Sun
Introduction to PLC and RTI at Work/Postponed until August-date TBD @ Zoom Online
Aug 1 all-day

Facilitated by Jackie Ramsay-Tolman, EWSD Director of Learning and Instructional Impact with guest:

Jack Baldermann, Illinois Principal & leader of multiple award-winning schools

Date: Postponed until August-new date coming soon               Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm                 Location: Zoom                 Cost: $50

Note: In addition, they will introduce the CVEDC workshop series offered 2021-2022 with Jackie and Jack facilitating teams throughout next year – Registration is separate for series

Leading Vermont’s PLCs and RTI at Work   

Target Audience: Leaders and Improvement Teams

“When a school or district functions as a PLC, educators within the organization embrace high levels of learning for ALL students as both the reason the organization exists and the fundamental responsibility of those who work within it.” Dufour, Dufour and Eaker

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been at the forefront of reform efforts as a viable means of transforming schools to improve student achievement. Today’s educational leaders face complex challenges, and Professional Learning Communities have been at the forefront of reform efforts as a viable and researched based means of transforming schools to close achievement gaps for all students. Our work integrates the PLC model with the RTI at Work Model to support systemic change that has a positive impact on student achievement.

In this 75-minute session, Jackie Ramsay – Tolman and Jack Baldermann will share information about:
• the integration of these models,
• the work-to-date in EWSD and at Jack’s school,
• how this work can support your system
• how it is aligned to VT MTSS and
• introduce a workshop series that will be offered during the 2021 – 2022 school year. (October 1, December 3, March 18)
• discuss what team to bring for the series

Sep
30
Thu
Gholdy Muhammad: Culturally & Historically Responsive Education for Equity and Excellence @ Zoom Online
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Introduction to the Theory & Model/A virtual 90 minute presentation with book!                                 

Date: Sept 30, 2021          *Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm  *Time adjustment        Location: Virtual: Zoom

Cost: $125 CVEDC member $150 non-member

Includes the book (shipped to your address): Gholdy Muhammed: Cultivating Genius 

Target Audience: Educators K-12

In this foundational session, the facilitator will clearly define culture, equity, anti-racism and culturally & historically responsive education. Together, culture will be explored and revisited in deep, multifaceted ways. We will consider our own cultural identities and approaches to learning the cultures/identities of students. By the end of this session, participants will understand culture and will be charged to engage in self-identity work. The facilitator will also introduce participants to the model of culturally and historically responsive education. Participants will learn a brief history of CHRE and the power of education among communities of color in the United States. In addition, educators will be introduced to a five-layered equity model for teaching and learning (1) identity, (2) skills, (3) intellectualism (4) criticality and (5) joy. Exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels will be shown and discussed. The session will end with practical considerations for writing equitable lesson and unit plans.

Outcomes:
1. Educators will gain an understanding of culture, equity, anti-racism and culturally & historically responsive instruction (CHRE);
2. Educators will learn why youth and teachers need CHRE to advance equity and excellence;
3. Educators will learn how CHRE can be used to improve and advance pedagogical practices;
4. Educators will learn the difference between “good teaching” and CHRE; and
5. Educators will observe exemplar CHRE lesson and unit plans across the contents and grade levels.

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