Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, January 5, 2015 Jan. 5-Feb. 15, 2015

Vermont PLN Online Course: Preparing for Common Core Assessments through High Quality Instruction

Participants in this course will learn how Common Core assessments such as the SBAC will impact their students and schools.

David Wells

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Three on-site sessions:; January 29, 2015, 10am-2pm; March 19, 10am-2pm; May 7, 10am-2pm

Effective Data Leadership Course--A Special Opportunity

This important course designed to enable you to become a leader in the use of data for improving student learning is a hybrid course which includes three on site sessions plus six online modules.

Steve Bogdanoff

Online plus 3 meetings at VIT sites (see above)

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, September 8, 2014 September 8, Nov.5, Jan.26, 2015 and May 12

Curriculum Directors' PLC Series 2014-15

Year Two of these sessions specifically for Curriculum Directors throughout Vermont

Dr. Judy Carr

Randolph, VT
Monday, September 15, 2014 September 15, 2014-December 2014; online only

PLN Online Course: Algebra and the Common Core; Fostering Algebraic Reasoning


Leslie Ercole and Marny Frantz

on line only
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Sept. 17-Dec.10, 2014; four modules, 1-3 wks each ; online only

PLN 0nline Course: Talking Out Loud: Linking Vocabulary to Deeper Understanding within the ELA Common Core Standards

This online course will link vocabulary to a deeper understanding within the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Ellen A. Thompson and June Golato

Thursday, October 2, 2014 Oct. 2, 2014; Mar. 6, May 1, 2015: 9am-3:30pm

2014-15 PLN Leadership Implementation Team Series with Dr. Judy Carr

Audience: A small decision-making group that should include the Superintendent, as well as Principal(s), Curriculum Director, Special Education Director, and designated Coaches/Teacher Leaders. This team, will in turn, update and work with their local ‘action teams’ back in the district. The Leadership Implementation teams will charge their local teams with moving the work closer to the classroom level in their SU/SD.

Dr. Judy Carr

Oct 2&May 1: StrattonMtn.; Mar 6: NewsBank Chester
Friday, October 17, 2014 October 17 and November 14, 2014; 9:00am-4:00pm

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Instructional Shifts

Participants in this two-day workshop will explore the Next Generation Science Standards to learn about the shifts in content and instruction prescribed by the new standards.

Elizabeth Mirra

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston