Calendar

Oct
23
Tue
C-3 In Action! Going Deeper into C-3 Standards, IDM, Focused Inquiry and Assessment @ Hampton Inn Conference Center
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
C-3 In Action! Going Deeper into C-3 Standards, IDM, Focused Inquiry and Assessment @ Hampton Inn Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

a 2-day Institute with Dr. Kathy Swan, C-3 Lead Writer

October 23 & 24, 2018            Hours:  8:30 registration Workshop 9:00-3:30

Includes 2-day institute, meals, and Kathy Swan’s books: Inquiry-Based Practice in Social Studies Education – and Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework, part 2.

Target Audience: K-12 Social Studies Educator Teams, Principals and Curriculum Leaders

In this 2-day institute we will dig deeper into the C3 Framework, the Inquiry Design Model (IDM), other inquiry-based curricular models, and implementation issues that surface when teaching through inquiry.

On Day 1 of the Institute, we will review the principles of IDM and abbreviate an inquiry into a 1-2 day lesson—a “focused” inquiry—and then expand an inquiry so that students play a bigger role in developing the questions, tasks, and sources of an inquiry—an “independent” inquiry. Additionally, we will examine different curricular inquiry models so that teachers can create a tapestry of meaningful inquiry experiences that can become the spine of the social studies curriculum. On Day 2, we will turn our attention to key issues when implementing inquiry. In these sessions, we will discuss approaches to assessing the products of inquiry and how we pace and scaffold inquiries to help all students build their capacity to ask good questions, make evidenced based arguments, and share their conclusions in powerful ways.

Day 1
9:00 a.m.-noon Innovating with the Inquiry Design Model
· Key questions to address: What is IDM again? What does a 1-2 day IDM look like? How might students take a bigger role in driving inquiry?
Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Inquiry as the Spine of the Curriculum
· Key questions to address: How should I integrate other inquiry models? How often should I do inquiry? How might districts approach inquiry?
Day 2
9:00 a.m.-noon Assessing Products of Inquiry
· Key questions to address: Why is assessment so tricky? How should I approach the formative work of inquiry? How do I manage all of the summative products?
Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacing and Scaffolding Inquiry
· Key questions to address: How long should an inquiry take? What if students struggle with particular inquiry skills? What is the right amount of structure for inquiry? When should scaffolds be removed?

C3inActionflyer
C3inActionflyer
C3inActionflyer.pdf
686.5 KiB
95 Downloads
Details
About our Presenter: Kathy Swan is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kentucky. She is the co-editor of the book, Teaching the C3 Framework: A Guide to Inquiry Based Instruction in the Social Studies. She is also the co-founder of C3 Teachers.  read more…
Nov
2
Fri
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association

Target Audience:  Vermont Curriculum Leaders
Meeting Dates and Time: Sept 7, Nov 2,   Feb 1, April 5, May 3 (1st Friday of the month)  – Meetings will start at 9:00 with food and drinks available at 8:30 am
 
Cost:  $400 for all five meetings or $90 for individual meetings (includes breakfast and lunch)
 
Location:  The first three meetings will be at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.  The last two will be held at the AOE or another location in the Barre/Montpelier area if numbers are too big for the AOE conference room.

Theme and structure for 2018/19: “How equity drives instructional shifts within our systems of proficiency and personalization.”

The steering committee felt that last year’s theme of equity was interrupted by the need to understand the new expectations in the grant writing process. While the changes in the meeting content were helpful as we all figured out the new guidelines and systems it did turn us away from discussions that impacted student learning. This year we are hoping that there will be few changes in the grant preparation process but we want to build in time for each meeting for updates from the AOE. The first two hours of our meetings will be focused on the theme with time for updates before lunch. Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build a proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership. This year we will use short articles and/or videos to guide the afternoon discussions. (It is always OK to participate if you haven’t read the article.)

September 7th Meeting:

am:  Guest Speaker Vermont’s NEW Secretary of Education:  Dan French

pm:  Professional Learning:

Overview:  Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership

Designing for Equity: Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeed: Article Link

  • How can proficiency-based learning provide equity for all students?
  • How do we ensure that our systems of proficiency do not create yet another “game of school”?

Meeting facilitator:  Stuart Weiss

To register, go to the registration form below and choose the number of sessions you wish to attend. If you choose all five, there is a discount!  If you are choosing to come to some, not all, please indicate which sessions you will be attending in the “Other Things We Should Know” section of the registration form.  Thanks!

Cancellation Policy
No Refunds will be given. You may send someone else in your place if you cannot attend a session you have registered for– simply notify VTCLA (link below) of the attendance change.

If you have questions about VTCLA programs for this year or membership arrangements, contact Andy Kepes at the following email address.
 For questions, contact: Andy Kepes (eMail)

About VTCLA

Vision

The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.

Mission

  • Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.
  • Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.
  • Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.
  • Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.
  • Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.
Nov
7
Wed
Jim Knight-Designing High Impact Professional Development for High Impact Instruction @ Hampton Inn Conference Center
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – Nov 8 @ 3:30 pm

A 2-day institute tailored for Vermont

Dates: November 7 & 8, 2018; 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30

*Includes 2-day institute, meals, Jim Knight’s book & materials: The Impact Cycle bundle and Instructional Coaching to Increase Engagement workbook

Target Audience: Instructional Coaches, Principals, Professional Developers, Curriculum Directors and other educational leaders

This two-day institute will take your leadership skillset to the next level. The teachers and faculty in schools that make a difference have meaningful dialogue, exciting professional learning opportunities and leaders who are connected to the school community. How can your presentations or teacher workshops inspire and deliver a powerful message? How can your work with teachers show them how to increase student engagement so that you have a high impact school?

Day 1: How to Create High Impact Presentations and Workshops
• Use effective design to develop your presentation
• Designing slide decks (Jim worked with the woman who created Al Gore’s slide deck for a presentation that lead to the Nobel Peace Prize.)
• Apply the learning to real life
• Powerfully deliver your message
• Connect with and read your audience and adapt!
• Keep the energy high throughout.
• Telling stories to bring the learning home.

Day 2: Engagement: What is it? Why is it important? How can we foster it?
Research is quite clear that when students are not engaged, they are more likely to drop out. Engagement is an equity issue. Whether teaching students, adults or each other, engagement matters.
• Why engagement is important for healthy relationships, happiness, and success
• What engagement is, and the difference between behavioral engagement, cognitive engagement, and affective engagement
• How different approaches to engagement can be measured through time on task, experience sampling, and student qualitative responses
• How positive relationships, thinking prompts, effective questions, cooperative learning, quality assignments, stories, and experiential learning can be used to increase engagement
• How the impact cycle can be used to help teachers set goals and implement teaching strategies that increase engagement

KNIGHTHIGHIMPACTFLYER
KNIGHTHIGHIMPACTFLYER
KNIGHTHIGHIMPACTFLYER.pdf
600.2 KiB
58 Downloads
Details

knight2Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching and has written several books on the topic, including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by
Corwin and Learning Forward (2007). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management. He also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives.
Knight has authored articles on instructional coaching and school improvement in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Teachers Teaching Teachers.
Several research projects directed by Knight include an IES-funded qualitative and quantitative assessment of coaching and Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, districtwide school reform project for the Topeka Public School District in Kansas. Knight also leads the coaching institutes and the Annual Instructional Coaching Conference offered by the University of Kansas.
Frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches, Knight has presented and consulted in more than 35 states, most Canadian provinces, and in Japan. He has a PhD in Education and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. He also writes the popular radicallearners.com blog.

Feb
1
Fri
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association

Target Audience:  Vermont Curriculum Leaders
Meeting Dates and Time: Sept 7, Nov 2,   Feb 1, April 5, May 3 (1st Friday of the month)  – Meetings will start at 9:00 with food and drinks available at 8:30 am
 
Cost:  $400 for all five meetings or $90 for individual meetings (includes breakfast and lunch)
 
Location:  The first three meetings will be at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.  The last two will be held at the AOE or another location in the Barre/Montpelier area if numbers are too big for the AOE conference room.

Theme and structure for 2018/19: “How equity drives instructional shifts within our systems of proficiency and personalization.”

The steering committee felt that last year’s theme of equity was interrupted by the need to understand the new expectations in the grant writing process. While the changes in the meeting content were helpful as we all figured out the new guidelines and systems it did turn us away from discussions that impacted student learning. This year we are hoping that there will be few changes in the grant preparation process but we want to build in time for each meeting for updates from the AOE. The first two hours of our meetings will be focused on the theme with time for updates before lunch. Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build a proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership. This year we will use short articles and/or videos to guide the afternoon discussions. (It is always OK to participate if you haven’t read the article.)

September 7th Meeting:

am:  Guest Speaker Vermont’s NEW Secretary of Education:  Dan French

pm:  Professional Learning:

Overview:  Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership

Designing for Equity: Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeed: Article Link

  • How can proficiency-based learning provide equity for all students?
  • How do we ensure that our systems of proficiency do not create yet another “game of school”?

Meeting facilitator:  Stuart Weiss

To register, go to the registration form below and choose the number of sessions you wish to attend. If you choose all five, there is a discount!  If you are choosing to come to some, not all, please indicate which sessions you will be attending in the “Other Things We Should Know” section of the registration form.  Thanks!

Cancellation Policy
No Refunds will be given. You may send someone else in your place if you cannot attend a session you have registered for– simply notify VTCLA (link below) of the attendance change.

If you have questions about VTCLA programs for this year or membership arrangements, contact Andy Kepes at the following email address.
 For questions, contact: Andy Kepes (eMail)

About VTCLA

Vision

The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.

Mission

  • Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.
  • Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.
  • Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.
  • Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.
  • Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.
Apr
5
Fri
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association

Target Audience:  Vermont Curriculum Leaders
Meeting Dates and Time: Sept 7, Nov 2,   Feb 1, April 5, May 3 (1st Friday of the month)  – Meetings will start at 9:00 with food and drinks available at 8:30 am
 
Cost:  $400 for all five meetings or $90 for individual meetings (includes breakfast and lunch)
 
Location:  The first three meetings will be at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.  The last two will be held at the AOE or another location in the Barre/Montpelier area if numbers are too big for the AOE conference room.

Theme and structure for 2018/19: “How equity drives instructional shifts within our systems of proficiency and personalization.”

The steering committee felt that last year’s theme of equity was interrupted by the need to understand the new expectations in the grant writing process. While the changes in the meeting content were helpful as we all figured out the new guidelines and systems it did turn us away from discussions that impacted student learning. This year we are hoping that there will be few changes in the grant preparation process but we want to build in time for each meeting for updates from the AOE. The first two hours of our meetings will be focused on the theme with time for updates before lunch. Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build a proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership. This year we will use short articles and/or videos to guide the afternoon discussions. (It is always OK to participate if you haven’t read the article.)

September 7th Meeting:

am:  Guest Speaker Vermont’s NEW Secretary of Education:  Dan French

pm:  Professional Learning:

Overview:  Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership

Designing for Equity: Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeed: Article Link

  • How can proficiency-based learning provide equity for all students?
  • How do we ensure that our systems of proficiency do not create yet another “game of school”?

Meeting facilitator:  Stuart Weiss

To register, go to the registration form below and choose the number of sessions you wish to attend. If you choose all five, there is a discount!  If you are choosing to come to some, not all, please indicate which sessions you will be attending in the “Other Things We Should Know” section of the registration form.  Thanks!

Cancellation Policy
No Refunds will be given. You may send someone else in your place if you cannot attend a session you have registered for– simply notify VTCLA (link below) of the attendance change.

If you have questions about VTCLA programs for this year or membership arrangements, contact Andy Kepes at the following email address.
 For questions, contact: Andy Kepes (eMail)

About VTCLA

Vision

The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.

Mission

  • Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.
  • Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.
  • Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.
  • Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.
  • Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.
May
3
Fri
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area
May 3 @ 9:00 am
VTCLA Meetings 2018-2019 (Choose to attend all or some) @ Barre/Montpelier Area | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association

Target Audience:  Vermont Curriculum Leaders
Meeting Dates and Time: Sept 7, Nov 2,   Feb 1, April 5, May 3 (1st Friday of the month)  – Meetings will start at 9:00 with food and drinks available at 8:30 am
 
Cost:  $400 for all five meetings or $90 for individual meetings (includes breakfast and lunch)
 
Location:  The first three meetings will be at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.  The last two will be held at the AOE or another location in the Barre/Montpelier area if numbers are too big for the AOE conference room.

Theme and structure for 2018/19: “How equity drives instructional shifts within our systems of proficiency and personalization.”

The steering committee felt that last year’s theme of equity was interrupted by the need to understand the new expectations in the grant writing process. While the changes in the meeting content were helpful as we all figured out the new guidelines and systems it did turn us away from discussions that impacted student learning. This year we are hoping that there will be few changes in the grant preparation process but we want to build in time for each meeting for updates from the AOE. The first two hours of our meetings will be focused on the theme with time for updates before lunch. Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build a proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership. This year we will use short articles and/or videos to guide the afternoon discussions. (It is always OK to participate if you haven’t read the article.)

September 7th Meeting:

am:  Guest Speaker Vermont’s NEW Secretary of Education:  Dan French

pm:  Professional Learning:

Overview:  Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission.  The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build proficiency-based system of education.  This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership

Designing for Equity: Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeed: Article Link

  • How can proficiency-based learning provide equity for all students?
  • How do we ensure that our systems of proficiency do not create yet another “game of school”?

Meeting facilitator:  Stuart Weiss

To register, go to the registration form below and choose the number of sessions you wish to attend. If you choose all five, there is a discount!  If you are choosing to come to some, not all, please indicate which sessions you will be attending in the “Other Things We Should Know” section of the registration form.  Thanks!

Cancellation Policy
No Refunds will be given. You may send someone else in your place if you cannot attend a session you have registered for– simply notify VTCLA (link below) of the attendance change.

If you have questions about VTCLA programs for this year or membership arrangements, contact Andy Kepes at the following email address.
 For questions, contact: Andy Kepes (eMail)

About VTCLA

Vision

The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.

Mission

  • Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.
  • Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.
  • Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.
  • Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.
  • Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.