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Jul
13
Mon
GOOGLE CLASSROOM SERIES/Be Ready for Google Classroom, Forms & Choice Boards & Hyperdocs @ Online Zoom Link
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am
GOOGLE CLASSROOM SERIES/Be Ready for Google Classroom, Forms & Choice Boards & Hyperdocs @ Online Zoom Link

Online Learning 4 part Mini-Series    Summer 2020

Instructor/Facilitator: Adam Seipel
Learning Technology Integrator for Albemarle County, VA, Masters in Instructional Technology, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator

Dates: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020

Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am   Each session is 75 minutes long with opportunities for Q & A.

Location:  Online Zoom Link

(note if this fills up, we will run a repeat summer series.)

Session 1: Google Classroom 101

Brand new to Google Classroom? Want to see how you can foster efficient learning and feedback? This is the session for you! Participants in Classroom 101 can start off as complete novices and end with their very own class ready to use with students. Users will need access to a G Suite for Education account.
Topics include:
⦁ Creating a class
⦁ Making Assignments
⦁ Organize your class with topics
⦁ Adding students
⦁ Themes

Session 2: Google Classroom 201

Learn how to supercharge your Google Classroom as we build an organized and responsive class. We’ll look at setting up your class, adding different types of resources, and giving enriching feedback as well as other tips and tricks. This workshop is designed for educators who have some experience or familiarity with Classroom.
Topics include:
⦁ Different types of posts
⦁ Organize your class with topics
⦁ Other ways to bundle learning for students
⦁ Creating quizzes and importing their results
⦁ Giving feedback in assignments
⦁ Mobile app
⦁ And some future updates coming your way

Session 3: Google Forms

It’s no lie that Forms is one of Adam’s favorite Google tools. From simple back to school to contact logs and weekly check-ins to self-grading quizzes, Forms is my go-to — and it will soon be yours, too. Participants will learn how to create a form, add questions and content, and complete challenges.
Topics Include:
⦁ Creating a Form
⦁ Adding questions & question types
⦁ Sharing form
⦁ Reviewing responses
⦁ Quizzes
⦁ Challenges

Session 4: Choice Boards & Hyperdocs Extended

Districts around the country are emphasizing the importance of instructional flexibility and student wonder over prescribed lesson plans. By using Choice Boards and Hyperdocs, teachers can facilitate learning that straddles the line between structure and fluid while emphasizing a holistic, child-centered experience for our learners. Participants will explore examples of Choice Boards & Hyperdocs, review best practices, and receive multiple templates to use. This session includes an additional fifteen minutes of building Choice Boards or Hyperdocs and Q&A

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About our Instructor:

Since 2008, I have taken my love of education to K-12 teachers and administrators. In fall of that year, I started helping other teachers in my district incorporate Google Sites, Docs and other tools into their instruction. Later, I continued introducing educators to Google Apps by piloting a 1:1 Chromebook program in my high school English class in which my students self-published an anthology of their own writing.
I work in Charlottesville, VA where I am a Learning Technology Integrator. I have the pleasure of working alongside teachers to help them prepare students for a future that includes maker spaces, coding and authentic creation. I am currently focused on aligning ed tech practices with the research-based concepts from John Hattie’s Visual Learning studies.  Additionally, I have my Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, am a Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator.

Jul
28
Tue
Digitally Tidy: Practical Strategies to Manage Communication During Distance Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am

A series of Virtual Learning sessions with Novice and Intermediate strands

Facilitator: Sarah Birgé

Dates: July 28, 29 and 30, 2020                 Time: 11 am – 12 pm

Location: ONLINE – a link will follow

Cost: Member: $90/series of 3 Sessions     Non-member: $100/series

*Pre-workshop preparation: Be ready with your computer and any other devices you may use in your day-to-day work!

Target Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, administrators, and anyone else working “in” a school.

With the deluge of new platforms, information, and communication techniques, many of us have been struggling to stay afloat. In addition to everything else being asked of us, it can be hard to be proactive about being organized and “digitally tidy.” With a differentiated approach, these bite-sized workshops will not only make your day-to-day work less stressful and more seamless, but also serve you well no matter what the future brings.

Takeaways:
⦁ Getting to “inbox zero” and other email management techniques
⦁ Navigating necessary documents and websites before and during video calls, plus effective screen sharing
⦁ Organizing your digital files & folders (Google Drive and more)

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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.

Sep
9
Wed
Courageous Conversation: LEADS (Leadership for Racial Equity) Seminars Full-waitlist available @ Virtual Online Training
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

LEADERSHIP FOR RACIAL EQUITY (LEADS) /Seminars Full-waitlist available

There is a possibility of an additional series added with new dates, more to come!

Prerequisite: Beyond Diversity 2 day Institute 

Dates: September 9, September 29, October 28 and December 11, 2020, January 12 and March 11, 2021

Times: 8:30 am – 12 pm full Video Seminar 

Cost: CVEDC Members $750 6 sessions    $625 if attended session 1    Non-Members  $900 6 sessions    $750 if attended session 1

Note: For district teams of 6 or more, Superintendent registration is included. (not transferrable).  Book included.

Seminar Descriptions and Learning Outcomes

LEADS Seminar #1 Introduction to the Theory of Transformation and Racial Equity Framework

Seminar 1 re-introduces PEG’s Systemic Equity Framework and Theory of Transformation (“Framework”). District and school leaders will utilize the language and tools of mindfulness to deepen understanding of the Courageous ConversationTM protocol and apply it in their personal and professional lives. In preparation for Seminar #1, participants should read chapters 1 – 3 of Courageous Conversations about Race (CCAR), 2nd ed., by Glenn Singleton. Learning Outcomes:

● Leaders will recognize and understand Courageous ConversationTM and Developmental Scale as essential tools and the foundation of systemic equity transformation.

● Leaders will be able to identify the Framework and recognize the interrelationship of its components, the training delivery model, their personal equity purpose, and their professional and organizational role and accountability as leaders for racial equity.

● Leaders will begin the process of creating the culture and conditions for achieving equity in their personal spheres of influence and understand it as a prerequisite to their professional and organizational development. Intersession Assignments (in preparation for Seminar #2): ● Read CCAR, chapters 4 – 7.

● Review and practice conditions 1, 2, and 3 and the Courageous Conversation Compass (refer to CCAR, chapters 4-7, as needed).

● Use Courageous ConversationTM (the Four Agreements, Six Conditions, an Compass) to explore a controversial topic.

● Read additional current topical articles to be assigned

LEADS Seminar #2 Using Critical Race Theory to Transform Leadership and District

Seminar #2 re-connects district leaders to Courageous ConversationTM as a requisite skill, and demonstrates its integral relationship to the “The Framework.” The seminar further examines the impact of race in schooling and introduces Critical Race Theory (CRT) – its importance, relevance, and application as an analytical tool for understanding race and the educational disparities resulting from systemic racism. CRT is established as a theoretical and requisite knowledge base in “Framework” for systemic equity transformation. Learning Outcomes:

● Leaders will deepen their understanding of Courageous Conversation as a skill and integral component of “The Framework.”

● Leaders will begin to understand CRT as an analytical tool for understanding social and educational inequity.

● Leaders will begin to understand CRT as a language and set of organizing tenets for examining personal and societal beliefs and behaviors connected to race. Intersession Assignments (in preparation for Seminar #3):

● Complete CRT Graphic Organizer

● Read CCAR Chapters 8, 9, and 10

● Read additional current topical articles to be assigned

● Revisit local racial disparity data

LEADS Seminar #3: Systems Thinking, Adaptive Leadership, and School Culture and Climate

Seminar 3 will review leaders’ understanding of critical race theory and begin a process of applying it as a tool for analyzing personal, professional, and organizational manifestations of systemic racism in their lives. Leaders will begin a process of internalizing adaptive leadership as a method to lead staff in identifying current organizational strengths and weaknesses for systemic racial equity transformation. This process will enable them to challenge existing systems and uncover underlying beliefs and assumptions that interfere with achieving racial equity. Leaders will be introduced to systems thinking and organizational learning, and will become acquainted with Peter Senge’s Ladder of Inference and Iceberg as tools for leading staff through individual and organizational introspection and uncovering racial inequities.

Learning Outcomes:

● Leaders will personalize adaptive leadership at a beginning level for purposes of understanding, engaging, and leading organizational learning for racial equity.

● Leaders will understand and be able to make personal, professional, and organizational connections to Critical Race Theory and its applications for interrupting inequitable systems.

● Leaders will understand and be able to apply systems thinking tools to surface beliefs and analyze the current racial equity challenges in their spheres of influence.

● Leaders will be able to assess the climate and culture of their district and schools with respect to racial equity strengths and challenges. Intersession Assignments (in preparation for Seminar #4):

▪ Read CCAR, chapters 11 – 13

▪ Read additional current topical articles to be assigned

LEADS Seminar #4: Creating Culturally Relevant Schools and Classrooms

Seminar 4 engages leaders in dialogue about the intersection of Race and Pedagogy. Conversations are facilitated to support and challenge participants’ thinking about the role of leadership in creating culturally relevant environments using “The Protocol.” Critical Race Theory, systems thinking, adaptive leadership, and organizational learning are revisited and connected to race and pedagogy. In seminar, participants will experience and deconstruct a professional learning environment in which teachers and administrators have balanced opportunities for reflection and productive disequilibrium. Leaders are introduced to Collaborative Action Research for Equity (CARE) as a method for transforming learning and teaching, and improving the participation and performance of all students, especially underserved students of color.

Learning Outcomes:

● Leaders will understand the Learning and Teaching domain of the PEG “Framework.”

● Leaders will recognize and understand Courageous ConversationTM as an essential tool for developing a culturally relevant environment.

● Leaders will understand CARE and be able to identify systems necessary to support the transformation of learning and teaching. Intersession Assignments (in preparation for Seminar #5):

▪ Read additional current topical articles to be assigned

LEADS Seminar #5: Empowering Families and Engaging Communities of Color

Seminar 5 engages Leaders in dialogue about the intersection of race and family/community empowerment. The seminar examines the often tightly held beliefs, mythologies, and pathologies that serve to marginalize and disenfranchise students, families, and communities of color. Using The Protocol, and informed by their emerging understanding of adaptive leadership, Critical Race Theory, systems thinking and organizational learning, participants will be challenged and supported to disavow these beliefs and engage with people of color in more authentic ways. Leaders are introduced to PASS (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students) as a process for developing effective relationships and partnerships with families and communities of color.

Learning Outcomes:

● Participants will be able to apply The Framework as a way to understand how to advance from parent involvement, through family engagement, to empowerment of communities of color.

● Leaders will be able to analyze and uncover systemic racism in schools, and engage in reflection and dialogue about its impact on family participation and student success.

● Leaders will understand PASS and be able to identify processes necessary to support a transformation in the relationship that school and district personnel share with families and communities of color. Intersession Assignments (in preparation for Seminar #6):

▪ Using the list from the seminar activity, explicitly plan and execute one of the suggested items. ▪ Using the terms of Critical Race Theory, discuss what systems in your school may be contributing to the marginalization of families of color, creating barriers to their authentic participation in the education of their children?

▪ Examine the ways in which your school currently is, or could be, utilizing the efforts of PASS to support culturally relevant pedagogy.

▪ Identify interventions and programs (past and present) specifically designed to address racial achievement disparities and parent empowerment. Include indicators of success and specific evidence documenting what has changed (or not) and the degree of success or impact on eliminating racial disparities.

▪ Review all previous LEADS seminars, then reflect on and articulate ways in which schools marginalize underserved families and communities of color through your understanding of CRT, CCAR, systems thinking, and adaptive leadership.

LEADS Seminar #6: Theory to Action: Creating a Framework for Accelerating and Sustaining District-wide Racial Equity Transformation

Seminar 6 prepares Leaders to move from racial equity theory into intentional practice. A major thrust of this seminar is focused around leaders assessing their understanding of and engagement with The Framework at a personal, professional, and organizational level. Participants will create a personal equity leadership plan and develop a distributive leadership structure for racial equity in their school or district department, and will begin the process of selecting Equity Teams to guide equity-focused professional learning. Leaders will also be introduced to an emerging district plan for equity transformation and will discuss how to anchor their own school or department improvement plans to the district’s overall equity transformation plan.

Learning Outcomes:

● Leaders will demonstrate mastery in understanding and applying The Framework.

● Leaders will demonstrate ownership for racial equity leadership and will have a plan to accomplish their work at the personal, professional, and organizational level over the next year.

● Leaders will be able to differentiate between delegated responsibility and distributive leadership and articulate their own personal and professional, as well as the organizational, will, skill, knowledge, and capacity to lead for racial equity.

● Leaders will understand the role of school-based Equity Teams, and the process and criteria for selecting E-Team members.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION FRAMEWORK

 

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 www.vtascd.org for more information.

Sep
17
Thu
CVEDC *Thought Partners Series 2020-21: Innovative Leadership-Lessons Learned from our Unplanned Remote Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform and Face to Face see below for details
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
CVEDC *Thought Partners Series 2020-21: Innovative Leadership-Lessons Learned from our Unplanned Remote Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform and Face to Face see below for details | Colchester | Vermont | United States

A CVEDC-subsidized event!

Co-facilitated by Pam Moran, Senior Philosophy and Policy Advisor and Ira Socol, Senior Provocateur and Learning Environment Specialist of Socol-Moran Partners

Dates:

Session 1 virtual   September 17: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 2 virtual September 18: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 3 virtual October 22: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 4 virtual webinar January 20, 2021 2-3 pm
Session 5 FACE To FACE* March 16, 2021 9 – 3 :30 pm
(15 recertification hours)*will be switched to virtual if health concerns necessitate.
Location: Online: Zoom platform Face to Face: Delta Hotel, S Burlington, VT
Cost: $300/series    Includes book: Timeless Learning by Ira Socol, Pam Moran and Chad Ratliff

*A CVEDC Thought Partner Series is a subsidized venue for collaborative work with regional partners and expert facilitation.

Target Audience: Leadership Teams focused on Equity & Innovation 

Sessions 1 & 2 Observation and Design:

Human-sensitive Learning (UX +UI) designing learning experiences with the empowerment grid (empowerment theme) –
• If you can’t put the genie back in the bottle, what’s your genie?
• What are the implications for professional learning based on your reflection and feedback?
• Where did ‘equity’ thrive or falter?

Session 3 Imagination and Innovation:
Powering up Learning – Development & use of strategies to create and sustain an engagement and equity mindset framework.
• How might a “blended-design” benefit students upon their return now and in the future?
• What opportunities do you see for critical variables in the change process?

Session 4 – one hour webinar to reconnect/Q & A
Session 5 Zero-based Thinking and Tactical Processes:

How do we become hyper-learning organizations where we learn, unlearn and relearn at the speed of change?
Incorporate observations and imagined design options from first two sessions
• Use research and development logic model that leads to the learner
user experiences for all – equity theme
• Cross-pollinate and network with other teams to enhance and reflect

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Thought Partners:
• Challenge your thinking
• Cause you to modify or change your paradigms, assumptions or actions.
• Has information/a way of thinking that provokes you to innovate or otherwise leads to value creation in your profession or life.
A CVEDC Thought Partner Series is a subsidized venue for collaborative work with regional partners and expert facilitation.

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 www.vtascd.org for more information.

Apr
13
Tue
Disrupting Poverty: Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools @ Delta Hotel
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

Facilitator: Kathleen M. Budge Co-author and Associate Professor at Boise State University

Dates: April 13 & 14, 2021 Time: Time: 8:30 registration  9:00 – 3:30 

Location: Deltal Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington

 Cost Includes breakfast and lunch and 2 books:

New edition: Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools (William H Parrett and Kathleen M Budge) 2020 ASCD and Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful  Classroom Practices (William H Parrett & Kathleen M Budge) 2018 ASCD          

Target Audience: K-12 Educators and Equity Leaders

We know the transformative power of educators, particularly teachers, to improve the life chances of children and youth who live in poverty. What sets these educators apart from others is not only attending to what and how they teach, but also to who they are (what they believe and value) and why they became educators in the first place.

In this 2-day institute, Dr. Budge will share practical advice from her best-selling ASCD books: Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices and her latest book (included with this institute) Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools. Participants will learn:
⦁ The five practices that foster a supportive classroom culture and build resilience
⦁ New data and insights into strategies for developing collective efficacy that support high poverty schools
⦁ Integrating social-emotional learning into schoolwide processes and classroom practices
⦁ Supporting children who have experienced trauma.

They will leave equipped with tools and a road map for disrupting poverty’s adverse influence not only on academic learning, but on social and emotional learning as well.

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Paul Gorski, founder of EdChange states, “Budge and Parrett are two of my go-to people on poverty and education and they ought to be two of your go-to people, too!”

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 www.vtascd.org for more information.