The Innovator’s Mindset with George Couros @ Trader Duke’s Hotel, formerly DoubleTree
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Target Audience: Principals and other educational leaders

Dates: September 26, 2018; 8:30 am registration; 9-3:30 pm

Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only on what we know, but what we do with what we know.
In this workshop, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title and is included in this workshop). He’ll share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. This full day workshop is meant for leaders to help others within their organization not only accept change, but embrace it, to create better powerful learning opportunities for our learners. It is not focused on the “how to” of technology, but is more focused on the conversations that will help staff move forward in a way that they will be excited yet feel supported in their journey.
George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking. They will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this day. He will start the day with an inspiring talk and then have an open reflection break, allowing participants to share their needs for the day and giving him the opportunity to personalize the rest of the day for Vermont’s leaders.

* Includes meals and the book: Couros: The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity 

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 This workshop is a collaborative effort between CVEDC, the Vermont Principals’ Association and Vermont ASCD. We are proud to bring this dynamic speaker and educational leader here to Vermont.




George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.” see more…

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?
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?
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?

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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…