Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association
Theme and structure for 2018/19: “How equity drives instructional shifts within our systems of proficiency and personalization.”
The steering committee felt that last year’s theme of equity was interrupted by the need to understand the new expectations in the grant writing process. While the changes in the meeting content were helpful as we all figured out the new guidelines and systems it did turn us away from discussions that impacted student learning. This year we are hoping that there will be few changes in the grant preparation process but we want to build in time for each meeting for updates from the AOE. The first two hours of our meetings will be focused on the theme with time for updates before lunch. Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission. The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build a proficiency-based system of education. This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership. This year we will use short articles and/or videos to guide the afternoon discussions. (It is always OK to participate if you haven’t read the article.)
September 7th Meeting:
am: Guest Speaker Vermont’s NEW Secretary of Education: Dan French
pm: Professional Learning:
Overview: Professional growth and learning is a central component of the VT Curriculum Leaders Association mission. The afternoon portion of our meetings is devoted to professional development through discussions and activities targeted at building capacity to build proficiency-based system of education. This time is a great chance to learn from others and expand your conceptions of curriculum leadership
Designing for Equity: Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeed: Article Link
- How can proficiency-based learning provide equity for all students?
- How do we ensure that our systems of proficiency do not create yet another “game of school”?
Meeting facilitator: Stuart Weiss
To register, go to the registration form below and choose the number of sessions you wish to attend. If you choose all five, there is a discount! If you are choosing to come to some, not all, please indicate which sessions you will be attending in the “Other Things We Should Know” section of the registration form. Thanks!
No Refunds will be given. You may send someone else in your place if you cannot attend a session you have registered for– simply notify VTCLA (link below) of the attendance change.
If you have questions about VTCLA programs for this year or membership arrangements, contact Andy Kepes at the following email address.
For questions, contact: Andy Kepes (eMail)
The Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association is a professional organization focused on effective teaching and learning practices in Vermont schools and school systems. VTCLA partners with agencies, organizations, policy makers, and educators to provide expertise, leadership, and advocacy regarding issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance learning in Vermont’s schools.
Improve PreK-12 student learning and outcomes.
Collaborate effectively with other organizations that are within and beyond Vermont.
Maximize support and sustainability of our membership by providing opportunities for professional growth and networking.
Expand the network of Vermont curriculum leaders in our organization.
Increase our advocacy efforts in the State of Vermont.