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Jun
24
Mon
Standards-Based Learning: Facilitated Team Work Sessions: a Personalized Approach @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day
Standards-Based Learning: Facilitated Team Work Sessions: a Personalized Approach @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Facilitated/Coached by Emily Rinkema and Stan Williams


Date: June 24 & 25, 2019 with an online follow up in August (prior to 8/9/2019

Hours: 8:30 registration  9:00-3:30 (lunch included)  Recommended Text: The Standards-Based Classroom: Make Learning the GOAL.

Target Audience: School Teams interested in creating a strong standards-based learning environment

Using the foundational principles and guiding scales from the book The Standards-Based Classroom: Make Learning the Goal, teams of educators will set goals and work to create systems, structures, or strategies to improve learning in their classrooms, schools, or districts.

Facilitated and supported by long-time educators, proficiency-based coordinators, and authors Stan Williams and Emily Rinkema, these two days will be mostly work time. Teams of educators will communicate with the facilitators before arriving so that resources and support can be highly personalized based on team goals.

Teams may choose to work on one or more of the following targets to improve learning for student or adult learners, or may design their own targets based on individual needs:
· Develop course or unit KUDs to drive instruction and assessment.
· Create learning targets to articulate instructional goals.
· Develop instructional scales to drive instruction and assessment.
· Collaborate with special educators to improve learning for all.
· Design engaging summative assessments that provide reliable evidence of student achievement.
· Design formative assessment systems to support learning.
· Design instructional strategies to increase engagement and learning.
· Develop systems and strategies to more effectively differentiate.
· Develop systems for grading, tracking, and reporting that support learning

About our Presenters:

Emily Rinkema is a Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator in the Champlain Valley School District in Vermont, spending half of her time supporting standards-based instruction and learning at the high school, and half supporting the middle schools…..

Stan Williams has taught and worked in the Champlain Valley School District for over twenty years. Currently, he is a Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator for the district and spends his time supporting standards-based learning and instruction at the high school and the four district middle schools….

Aug
13
Tue
Using a Literacy Workshop Model as an Inclusionary Approach (Grades K-6) @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Using a Literacy Workshop Model as an Inclusionary Approach (Grades K-6) @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Facilitated by Juliet King


Date: August 13, 2019   8:30 registration  9:00-3:30 light breakfast and lunch included

Text: Participants choose either: The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook K-2 -or-The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook 3-6

Target Audience: K-6 Teachers and Special Educators, Leaders

The workshop model of instruction provides a comprehensive structure that best supports learning according to the findings of cognitive science.  The workshop model is an inclusionary approach, using a framework in which teachers can share focus lessons as well as provide guided, targeted instruction for small groups of students while other students build skills through purposeful, independent practice. 

During this workshop, participants will dig into this differentiated learning time to consider how teachers can use data to plan and implement a balance of small group and independent work that will best meet the varied instructional needs of all of their students.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own student data to use for planning purposes.

Participants will:
· review data to determine appropriate learning targets
· identify/create learning progressions 
· investigate opportunities for small group instruction
· explore the process for individual conferences
· design a plan for differentiated instruction during workshop

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About our Presenter: Juliet King has been a literacy specialist in Vermont for the past 20 years.  She currently works at Bellows Free Academy Fairfax Elementary School as the instructional coach.  In her position, Juliet supports teachers in all areas of the curriculum in administering assessments, interpreting data, analyzing student work, and planning instruction to meet the needs of all learners.