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Aug
12
Mon
Simplifying Fractions! Summer 2019 @ Montpelier High School
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am
Simplifying Fractions!  Summer 2019 @ Montpelier High School | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Betsy Allen. M.Ed., CAS


Dates: August 12 – 15, 2019 8:00 – 4:00 pm,  with Follow up dates Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 4 – 7:00 pm

Target Audience: Teachers Grades 3 – 8,  Special Educators, and interventionists

This 3-graduate credit course will explore the learning progressions and the standards progression of the Vermont Common Core State Standards along with current research on how students develop a deep understanding of fractional concepts.  Each participant will analyze student work to identify where students are on a learning progression, identify the common misconceptions, and then develop and plan next instructional steps. They will collaborate with other grade level teachers to strengthen and/or develop their fraction unit, including formative assessments and instructional strategies and lessons, with integrated technology.

Learning Outcomes

1. Participants will deepen their own content knowledge of fractions.
2. Participants will know and understand fraction content of the CCSS across grade levels and the shifts of content.
3. Participants will know the cognitive research about how children develop fractional concepts that is the basis for the learning progressions.
4. Participants will learn how to identify where students are on a learning progression and identify student misconceptions.
5. Participants will develop a variety of instructional strategies to promote student learning.
6. Participants will develop and/or strengthen a fraction unit of study and incorporate the use of formative assessments as an instructional strategy.
7. Participants will learn technology applications and games during the course so that they might incorporate them in their instruction.

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Fraction Syllabus Summer 2019
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About our Instructor: Betsy Allen is the District Math Coach in Essex Westford School District. Prior to this, she graduated from VMI and coached math at Hardwick Elementary. Betsy represented Vermont in several Smarter Balance Assessment projects.

Aug
14
Wed
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades K-2/BMUS @ Blue Mountain Union School
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades K-2/BMUS @ Blue Mountain Union School | Newbury | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Allyson Coburn, RR Teacher/Literacy Interventionist 

Dates: August 14 – 16, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Plus 9 monthly sessions  Thursdays: Thursdays: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/5, 4/9, and 5/7  Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location:  Blue Mountain Union School

 Cost:     $1000 w/out credit $1390 w/grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Allyson Coburn ally.coburn@bmuschool.org

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers
(All teachers are required to teach a small intervention group of 3 students for at least ½ year.)

This course is designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers in schools that have implemented Reading Recovery. Combined with Reading Recovery, it provides a systematic approach for improving the reading and writing achievement of the lowest achieving children in the early grades. Students participate in daily 30 minute small group lessons that combine:

*Reading ,Writing, Phonics / word study
*A specially created and sequenced set of original children’s books
*Highly effective teacher lesson plans

Emphasis will be put on professional teacher development in deepening the understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. The following materials and resources will be used:

*When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works
*The Continuum of Literacy Learning
*The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1: Teaching for Strategies in Reading and Writing
*The Leveled Literacy Intervention System*(Orange, Green or Blue depending on Grade level) Schools will need to purchase the System.
*See https://www.heinemann.com/collection/lli?utm_source=fountasandpinnell for pricing and ordering
*The Benchmark Assessment System is also strongly recommended.
Topics

*Assessing and Grouping Students
*Understanding the Lesson Framework
*Coding, Scoring and Analyzing Reading Behaviors
*Analyzing Reading Behaviors to Inform Teaching
*The Role of Oral Language in Literacy Learning
*Systematic Phonics Teaching
*Supporting Writing Development
*Teaching for Phrased, Fluent Reading
*Teaching for, Prompting and Reinforcing Effective Reading and Writing Strategies

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Aug
19
Mon
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades K-2/Williston @ Allen Brook School
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades K-2/Williston @ Allen Brook School | Williston | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Deb Boerner, RRTL

Dates: August 19 – 21, 2019 Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Plus 9 monthly sessions  Thursdays: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, and 5/14 Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location: Allen Brook School, Williston School District

 Cost:     $1000 w/out credit $1390 w/grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Deb Boerner  dboerner@cvsdvt.org

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers
(All teachers are required to teach a small intervention group of 3 students for at least ½ year.)

This course is designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers in schools that have implemented Reading Recovery. Combined with Reading Recovery, it provides a systematic approach for improving the reading and writing achievement of the lowest achieving children in the early grades. Students participate in daily 30 minute small group lessons that combine:

*Reading ,Writing, Phonics / word study
*A specially created and sequenced set of original children’s books
*Highly effective teacher lesson plans

Emphasis will be put on professional teacher development in deepening the understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. The following materials and resources will be used:

*When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works
*The Continuum of Literacy Learning
*The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1: Teaching for Strategies in Reading and Writing
*The Leveled Literacy Intervention System*(Orange, Green or Blue depending on Grade level) Schools will need to purchase the System.
*See https://www.heinemann.com/collection/lli?utm_source=fountasandpinnell for pricing and ordering
*The Benchmark Assessment System is also strongly recommended.
Topics

*Assessing and Grouping Students
*Understanding the Lesson Framework
*Coding, Scoring and Analyzing Reading Behaviors
*Analyzing Reading Behaviors to Inform Teaching
*The Role of Oral Language in Literacy Learning
*Systematic Phonics Teaching
*Supporting Writing Development
*Teaching for Phrased, Fluent Reading
*Teaching for, Prompting and Reinforcing Effective Reading and Writing Strategies

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Deb Boerner is a Vermont Reading Recovery teacher leader—trained as a Reading Recover teacher in 1997-98 and as a teacher leader in 2007-08.  I have worked as a Reading Recovery teacher leader in South Dakota, New Zealand, Arkansas and Vermont.  As a Reading Recovery teacher, I continue to work with children on a daily basis.  Worked as a reading specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education providing professional development (Early Literacy Learning) to classroom teachers.