Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, July 17, 2017 July 17-21, 8:30am-4:00pm

Building Upon the Foundation: Developing Additive Reasoning and Computational Fluency

In this course participants will examine how students construct understanding of addition and subtraction, analyze strategies students use, and explore various ways to assess and promote additive reasoning.

Loree Silvis

Howard Dean Center, Springfield
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 July 19-21; 8:30am-4:30pm; Follow up sessions: ; Oct, 18 & Nov. 8, 4-8:00pm; Dec. 8, 8:30am-4:30pm

NGSX: Next Gen Science Exemplars

NGSX, Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program, will focus on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations. The course supports participants to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom.

Matt Betz, Ben Lord

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 August 1-3,2017 or August 15-17, 2017

Success Counseling: Helping Educators and Students Become the People They Want to Be

The Aloha Foundation invites you to a summer training for educators and human service providers in the skills and concepts of success counseling to help educators and students become the people they want to be.

D. Barnes Boffey, Ed.D; Dr. Jeremy Cutler, Ed.D; Dr. Lynn Haas, Ed.D

Fairlee, Vermont
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 August 1-4, 2017; 8:30am-4:30pm; One follow up session

The Inspired Educator, The Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Strategies to Engage and Motivate Students, Build a Supportive Learning Environment, and Enhance Social-Emotional and Academic Success

Join in this fun and interactive course and learn practical ways to get your students, moving, talking, and reflecting; review and reinforce academic content in novel and engaging ways.

Jennifer Stanchfield

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Monday, August 14, 2017 August 14-17, Nov. 4, 2017; 8:30am-4:30pm

Discovering Community: Vermont Folklife Summer Institute

This year for the first time, the Vermont Folklife Center will bring its popular “Discovering Community” summer institute to southern Vermont, in cooperation with the Vermont Learning Collaborative. The Institute introduces educators to the methods of ethnographic field research and the techniques of documentary media-making and digital storytelling to encourage student involvement with the communities in which they live. Working with community resources and digital media tools offers rich opportunities for personalized, student-led learning experiences—with the capacity to engage both high-performing and at-risk students.

Education staff from Vermont Folklife Center

Downtown Brattleboro, to be announced
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 August 15-17, 2017; 8:30am-3:30pm; Follow up sessions: Sept. 15, Oct. 4, Nov. 7

Studying Skillful Teaching: Using Data Day to Day

Studying Skillful Teaching is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making, not a prescriptive list of do’s and don’ts; skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students.

Jim Warnock

The Learning Collaborative