Instructional Coaching Academy @ CVEDC Classroom or Hampton Inn and Conference Ctr.
Aug 13 all-day

Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, WCUUSD Instructional Coach
(August 2021 – May 2022)       3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits

Target Audience: New and experienced instructional coaches, administrators interested in developing a coach approach.

Dates: August 13 and November 11, 2021, January 12,  March 16, and May 5, 2022  

Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch when not virtual)

*Location: Hampton Inn Conference Center or CVEDC Offices

Texts: Jim Knight’s Corwin books: Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to be more Credible, Caring and Connected and  The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching

NEW! We are offering the opportunity to invite an administrator to attend all or part of that first session to allow them to get on the same page. Please indicate on the registration if you will bring a guest and write their name in the comment box or send an email  at a later date if unknown at this time.

**Note: This course will be taught in either an in-person classroom with COVID protocols in place or virtually, as needed. It is equipped with a ZoomRoom Classroom Camera for remote access for participants.

This course is designed to meet the learning needs of coaches with varying levels of experience. The learning opportunities are designed to fit within Jim Knight’s framework for Instructional Coaching and the Instructional Coaching Practice Standards developed by the New Teacher Center.

Throughout the course, participants engage in coaching cycles both as a coach and as a coachee as they dig deeper into their own coaching practice and goals. The individual sessions are structured to provide participants with opportunities to reflect, address problems of practice (or “coaching conundrums”) and share resources and materials that will improve their effectiveness as a coach. Using a cohort approach, participants will connect with one another and other skilled practitioners who can speak to meeting the varied expectations of those in a coaching role.

Through this course, participants will:
· Deepen their understanding of the processes and protocols involved in facilitating an instructional coaching cycle;
· Explore ways to engage teachers in collaborative, instructionally focused, problem-solving conversations and reflective analysis to promote teacher agency.
· Design a professional learning plan (PLP) outlining goals for coaching.
· Understand, reflect on, and strategically respond to problems of practice associated with instructional coaching.
· Contribute to the development of a collaborative Instructional Playbook that can be used during coaching cycles.

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Coaching Cohort #3 Syllabus
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About the Instructor: Ellen Dorsey is an instructional coach in Washington Central Supervisory Union where she partners with teachers in grades K through 12 to meet their student-centered goals read more…

The UDL Approach: Design & Deliver Planning & Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning @ Delta Conference Center/hybrid
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The UDL Approach: Design & Deliver Planning & Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning @ Delta Conference Center/hybrid

A 2-year hybrid series  Facilitated by Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.

Year 1: 20 hrs. Prof. Learning This is a 2-year series. The dates and pricing are for year 1 only.

• Sept. 24, 2021        Time: 9 – 3:30      Location: Delta Hotel, S. Burlington, VT
• Nov-Jan: 4 asynchronous hour-long sessions and 45 min. team meeting scheduled with Loui
• May 10, 2022         Time:9 – 3:30         Location: Delta Hotel, S. Burlington, VT   

Plus: Book Study (optional) Choose from one of three hour-long sessions September-October, December-January or March-April

Cost: 5 person team price $3000      Individual price $700 *includes meals when in person and her books Design & Deliver and A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principals & Practice

Year 2 Dates TBD-similar framework  Theme: Using UDL to Reach All Learners   Book: Culturally Responsive Design: The UDL Approach

Target Audience: Teacher Teams and Building-Based Teams including special educators, paraprofessionals, coaches, etc.

This UDL series will span 2021-2023 and is an opportunity for educators to gain information about the UDL framework design and intent and create and implement a team plan for implementation.

In addition to 2 full day in-person sessions each year, there will be asynchronous, virtual sessions as well as 45-minute consults with each team mid-year. The design is to help teams gain a deeper understanding of the framework, including what it means to be an expert learner and what rigor looks like. Teams will have the opportunity to work where they are in the framework.

Book Study with Loui: Design & Deliver: Planning & Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning: Choose from one of three hour-long sessions in August, October and February.

Year 1 will focus on:
• Understanding and applying from the roots of UDL
• Taking initial or continued steps with the three principles, and
• The forces that support or inhibit UDL implementation
Year 2 will focus on: Using UDL to Reach All Learners and teachers will see the framework as a tool to design culturally responsive environments and applying what we know about the brain to the design of your environments.

920.3 KiB

Loui Lord Nelson, Educational Consultant and owner of the UDL Approach, is an international leader in universal design for learning (UDL) implementation. She is the author of three books and a card game about UDL and hosts the popular podcasts UDL in 15 minutes and UDL Research in 15 minutes.

Curriculum Leadership Academy: Leading a Learning Organization @ CVEDC Classroom
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Curriculum Leadership Academy:  Leading a Learning Organization @ CVEDC Classroom | South Burlington | Vermont | United States

Instructors/Facilitators: Megan Grube, GISU Director of Curriculum Instruction & Technology and

Violet Nichols, ANWSD Director of Learning

(October 2021 – May 2022)      3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits

Note:  This course will be taught in either an in-person classroom with COVID protocols in place or virtually, as needed. It is equipped with a ZoomRoom Classroom Camera for remote access for participants.

Dates: October 22 and November 19, 2021, January 21, March 25 and  May 20, 2022   *Additional participation in online discussion and reflection on learning and growth required for course.

Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch) 

Text:  Deep Learning:  Engage the World Change the World  by Michael Fullan, Joanne Quinn and Joanne McEachen

Target Audience:  Current and Aspiring Curriculum Leaders, Teacher Leaders

Curriculum Leaders are the shepherds of continual learning in Supervisory Unions and School Districts.  They are capacity-builders, vision keepers, lead learners, framework builders, innovation catalysts and more.  In collaboration with other key leaders, we are the designers, teachers, and stewards of the creation of learning organizations. Whether detailing a Recovery Plan, facilitating district curriculum meetings, leading district efforts at school improvement, grant writing or data diving, this cohort will offer you the expertise to guide you through your early years of this exciting field.

This Leadership Academy is designed to meet the learning needs of both current and aspiring Curriculum Directors.  Each session will include:

  • an exploration of a focus area
  • introduction to a component of the final project,
  • a takeaway tool to support your work now and in the future
  • a personalized facilitated work session with ‘experts in the field’

The major work of the course will be the development of a continuous improvement plan for an individual, a grade band, a school, or an SU as this work is the keystone of learning organizations; defining the why, what, how and where of innovation efforts.

Designing and building dynamic environments for students requires that schools, districts and Supervisory Unions become learning organizations. Peter Senge defines a learning organization as a place “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire; where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole (reality) together” (Senge 1992).

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Megan Grube is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology for the Grand Isle Supervisory Union. .read more….

Violet Nichols is the Director of Learning and Technology for ANWSD read more