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.
⦁ 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)
|Date:||June 23, 2020|
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.
Instructor/Facilitator: Jay Nichols, Executive Director VPA
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: Yearlong September 2020 – June 2021
September 15, Oct. 12, Nov. 18, and Dec.17, 2020 Jan. 13, Feb. 15, Mar. 24 Apr. 15, May 12 and June 8, 2021
Time: 9:00-3:30 (includes light breakfast and lunch)
Leading Vermont Schools Cohort #7
This Principal cohort will meet once a month to explore how effective principals deal with the multiple roles and responsibilities of a Vermont building leader, balancing the practical daily issues while impacting student learning. Vermont’s leading experts, from Dan French, Secretary of Education, to Brad James, Education Finance Manager present to this cohort, giving these principals a personal connection to leaders in Vermont education.
Target Audience: Principals, particularly those in their first years in Vermont schools
Whether you are new to supervision and evaluation, new to Vermont education legislation, or need a clearer understanding of practical and important facets of building leadership, each session brings Vermont experts that will give you guidance and knowledge in:
• supervision & evaluation of teachers and support staff
• legal issues
• systems management
• fiscal management & budget development
• student management
• instructional leadership and curriculum and assessment
• effective procedural development
• community involvement
• student voice
• school safety
Books (included): The Prinicpal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact by Michael Fullan and Leaders of Learning by Rick DuFour and Robert Marzano
|Date:||May 15, 2020|
Jay is a previous member of the Champlain Valley Educator Development Center Board and Executive Committee. Jay was on the Board and a member of the hiring committee that appointed Lauren Wooden to be the organizations second Executive Director. Jay has taught several graduate classes through CVEDC and Saint Michael’s College. Annually, he facilitates the Leading Vermont Schools: Understanding the Principalship Cohort group that provides year-long training in a course structure designed specifically to support new and relatively new Vermont Principals.
Instructor/Facilitator: Ellen Dorsey, Washington Central UUSD Instructional Coach
(October 2020 – May, 2021) 3 Graduate St. Michael’s Credits
Target Audience: New and experienced instructional coaches, administrators interested in developing a coach approach.
Dates: October 15 and November 12, 2020, January 15, March 17, and May 6, 2021
Hours: 9 -3:30 pm (includes light breakfast & Lunch)
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
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.
Visit CVEDC’s site for more about our instructor/facilitators.