Digitally Tidy: Practical Strategies to Manage Communication During Distance Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am

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)

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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.

CVEDC *Thought Partners Series 2020-21: Innovative Leadership-Lessons Learned from our Unplanned Remote Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform and Face to Face see below for details
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
CVEDC *Thought Partners Series 2020-21: Innovative Leadership-Lessons Learned from our Unplanned Remote Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform and Face to Face see below for details | Colchester | Vermont | United States

A CVEDC-subsidized event!

Co-facilitated by Pam Moran, Senior Philosophy and Policy Advisor and Ira Socol, Senior Provocateur and Learning Environment Specialist of Socol-Moran Partners


Session 1 virtual   September 17: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 2 virtual September 18: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 3 virtual October 22: 9 – 11:30 am
Session 4 virtual webinar January 20, 2021 2-3 pm
Session 5 FACE To FACE* March 16, 2021 9 – 3 :30 pm
(15 recertification hours)*will be switched to virtual if health concerns necessitate.
Location: Online: Zoom platform Face to Face: Delta Hotel, S Burlington, VT
Cost: $300/series    Includes book: Timeless Learning by Ira Socol, Pam Moran and Chad Ratliff

*A CVEDC Thought Partner Series is a subsidized venue for collaborative work with regional partners and expert facilitation.

Target Audience: Leadership Teams focused on Equity & Innovation 

Sessions 1 & 2 Observation and Design:

Human-sensitive Learning (UX +UI) designing learning experiences with the empowerment grid (empowerment theme) –
• If you can’t put the genie back in the bottle, what’s your genie?
• What are the implications for professional learning based on your reflection and feedback?
• Where did ‘equity’ thrive or falter?

Session 3 Imagination and Innovation:
Powering up Learning – Development & use of strategies to create and sustain an engagement and equity mindset framework.
• How might a “blended-design” benefit students upon their return now and in the future?
• What opportunities do you see for critical variables in the change process?

Session 4 – one hour webinar to reconnect/Q & A
Session 5 Zero-based Thinking and Tactical Processes:

How do we become hyper-learning organizations where we learn, unlearn and relearn at the speed of change?
Incorporate observations and imagined design options from first two sessions
• Use research and development logic model that leads to the learner
user experiences for all – equity theme
• Cross-pollinate and network with other teams to enhance and reflect

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Thought Partners:
• Challenge your thinking
• Cause you to modify or change your paradigms, assumptions or actions.
• Has information/a way of thinking that provokes you to innovate or otherwise leads to value creation in your profession or life.
A CVEDC Thought Partner Series is a subsidized venue for collaborative work with regional partners and expert facilitation.

CVEDC supports Vermont ASCD and their mission.  If you register for this CVEDC event, CVEDC will contribute $15 towards your VT ASCD member fee of $40 so that you will only be billed $25 for the year.  

After submitting your CVEDC event registration, just go to the VT ASCD site and become a VTASCD member and indicate that you are using CVEDC15OFF as a code for $15 off.  Go to for more information.

Instructional Coaching Academy @ CVEDC Classroom
Oct 15 all-day

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.

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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…