Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Thursday, February 11, 2016 February 11, March 3, April 7, 2016; 4-6pm

Mindfulness for Educators and Human Service Providers

An exploration of Mindfulness as it applies to both the modern world and to education and human services.

Amir Flesher

Learning Collaborative in Dummerston
Thursday, February 25, 2016 February 25, 2016; 9am-2pm

Classism in the Classroom 101

The goal of this first of two Classism workshops is for teachers and school administrators to have a better understanding of classism, how it impacts the classroom and school, and gain tools for addressing it effectively.

Angela Berkfield

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Friday, March 11, 2016 March 11, 2016; 9:00am-3:pm

Introduction to Restorative Practices in Schools: A Workshop for Staff and Administrators

This one day workshop will explore the theory and practice of "restorative justice" and introduce school-wide techniques to address harm and keep students connected.

Mel Motel

The Learning Collaborative
Thursday, March 31, 2016 March 31, 2016; 9:00am-2:00pm

Classism in the Classroom 201

Classism in the Classroom 201 is a further exploration of how classism impacts the classroom and school.

Angela Berkfield

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Thursday, May 19, 2016 May 19, 2016; 9:00am-3:00pm

Games and Activities that Teach: A Workshop for Teachers, Advisory Group Leaders, Camp Counselors, After School Program Staff

Explore experiential, brain-friendly methods to involve learners emotionally, physically and intellectually in academics while practicing important social and emotional skills. These strategies will help educators facilitate learning and aid students in mastering common core standards through differentiated, developmentally appropriate techniques to learn, review, and apply content.

Jennifer Stanchfield

The Learning Collaborative
Monday, July 11, 2016 July 11-15, 2016; 8:30am-4:30pm; One fall follow up session

Laying the Foundation: Building a Deep Understanding of Number

During this 3-credit graduate course teachers will explore the foundational concepts of early numeracy including counting, number sense, magnitude, properties of number, and place value.

Loree Silvis

Howard Dean Center, Springfield
Friday, August 12, 2016 August 1-5, 2016; 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Two fall followup sessions to be arranged

All Kids: Making Classroom Content Comprehensible to Children in the Language and Poverty Gap

ALL KIDS presents best practices plus a researched based lesson delivery system, SIOP, to assist educators in providing equitable access to academic content for all students.

Ana Rawson, Jen Course, Alicia Brandon

Cusick Conference Room, Brattleboro UHS

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Sept. 23 and Nov. 18, 2015; Mar. 9, 2016; ; 8:30am-3:30pm

Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy: Using Collaborative Inquiry to Examine Student Work and Instructional Practices

This course is designed for Literacy/Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Curriculum Coordinators.

Vermont Agency of Education staff

Vermont Technical College and on-line follow-up
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Session One: September 30,2015; Session Two: November 19, 2015; Session Three: February 4, 2015

Coaching for a Deeper Understanding of Content Progressions in Mathematics

Three regional workshops to enhance support for math learning in the era of the Common Core. Specially designed for coaches and math leaders!

AOE staff and statewide math leadership team

Manchester, Chester, Dummerston
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Oct. 7; 8:30am-4:30pm; Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 9; 4-8pm; March 30; 8:30am-4:30pm; Min. 10 hrs in an online hybrid form

Next Generation Science EXEMPLARS (NGSX) Study Group

Core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, hands-on interaction with materials and models. A national model, now in Vermont!

Michele Hood; Matt Betz; Ben Lord

Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Thursday, October 29, 2015 October 29 and December 18, 2015; January 29 and April 29, 2016

Curriculum Director PLC Series: 2015-16

This series, intended for Vermont Curriculum Directors/Coordinators or others charged with district curriculum oversight, continues for the third year to offer a platform to share questions and concerns.

Mary Lynn Riggs

Vermont Technical College, Randolph
Monday, November 2, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015; registration 8:30am, 9:00am-3:30pm; Jan. 13 and Mar. 16, 2016; same times as above

So You Have a Plan, Now What?: Using Rapid Learning Cycles to Move Initiatives Forward

Using Rapid Learning Cycles to Move Initiatives Forward. Session One began on November 2. It is still possible to register for January and March!

Liz City

NewsBank Conference Center, Chester VT
Friday, November 20, 2015 November 20, March 4, May 12

Three Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards

Work with noted educator Carla Zembal-Saul and colleagues in this three part series held at sites noted for science and environmental education

Carla Zembal-Saul

First session, Middlebury, VT -- see details
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Online, asynchronous--your choice

Excel* Visual Analytics Toolbox for Educators™

This video series will aid educators to move from paper reports to technology-driven visual insights using The Excel* Visual Analytics Toolbox for Educators™, a toolbox to make Excel a high-functioning resource for educators. You choose when to start the series and how many modules to take.

Steve Bogdanoff

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 January 26, 2016 to April 29, 2016

Vermont PLN: Introduction to Data Visualization: Visual Analytic Resource Design for Educators

THIS CLASS IS FULL. WE HAVE STARTED A WAITING LIST. This online course presents several ways to develop, design and discuss educational data with a variety of participants. Ideal for school leadership, teacher leaders and any staff concerned with the productive use of data in schools.

Steve Bogdanoff