Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 September 27, 2016; 8:30am-11:30am

Educator Skillshare: Tier 2 K-6 Math Intervention

Learn with and from other K-6 educators to improve Tier 2 Math Intervention.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 September 27, 2016; 12:30-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare: Tier 2 K-6 Literacy Intervention

Learn with and from other K-6 educators to improve Tier 2 Literacy Intervention.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Thursday, October 6, 2016 October 6, 2016; 9:00am-3:30pm

Building a Positive, Supportive Learning Community for All: Experiential, Brain-Based Approaches that Promote Student Engagement and Motivation to Learn

This workshop will offer strength-based approaches to help educators differentiate instruction and maximize social-emotional learning and academic outcomes. Educators will take away practical, brain-based approaches to increase engagement and ownership in learning.

Jennifer Stanchfield

Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 October 11, 2016; 9:00am-12:00pm

Tech Troubleshooting Basics

Need some pointers on how to confidently deal with problems that arise when using your devices? Tech Troubleshooting Basics will give to give you a foundation to help you do just that. The workshop is especially geared toward those who didn’t grow up in the digital age, feel tentative in their approach to technology, and would like to become more self-sufficient with their computers and devices.

Adrienne LaPierre

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 October 11, 25, and Nov. 8; 4:00-6:00pm

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

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston VT
Thursday, October 13, 2016 October 13, 2016; 4:30-7:30pm

A Natural Connection: Farm to School and Next Generation Science Standards

Teachers will leave the workshop with concrete examples of how to meet some Next Generation Science Standards with Farm to School activities, including classroom cooking, farm field trips and general food & agriculture education. Includes a light dinner!

Helen Rortvedt; Beth Roy; Laura MacLachlan

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Friday, November 4, 2016 November 4, 2016; 8:30am-3:00pm

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
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare: Kindergarten Social Studies and Science

Learn with and from other Kindergarten educators to improve Social Studies and Science teaching and learning.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 November 9, 2016; 8:30am-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare: Grade One: Social Studies and Science

Learn with and from other grade level educators to improve Social Studies and Science teaching and learning.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 November 15, 2016; 8:30am-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare: Grade 2 Social Studies and Science

Learn with and from other grade level educators to improve Social Studies and Science teaching and learning.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 November 16, 2016; 8:30am-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare: Grade 3 Social Studies and Science

Learn with and from other grade level educators to improve Social Studies and Science teaching and learning.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Thursday, November 17, 2016 November 17, 2016; 8:30am-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare: Grade 4 Social Studies and Science

Learn with and from other grade level educators to improve Social Studies and Science teaching and learning.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

The Learning Collaborative
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 December 6, 2016; 8:30am-3pm

Flow of History: Immigration in American History

One day workshop about immigration in U.S. politics, and how to integrate a place based perspective, includes time to work on developing classroom activities or lesson plans about immigration.

Sarah Rooker and Alan Berolzheimer

Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 December 7, 2016; 8:30am-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare: Grade 5 Social Studies and Science

Learn with and from other grade level educators to improve Social Studies and Science teaching and learning.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

The Learning Collaboative
Thursday, December 8, 2016 December 8, 2016; 8:30am-3:30pm

Educator Skillshare : Grade 6 Social Studies and Science

Learn with and from other grade level educators to improve Social Studies and Science teaching and learning.

Emily Hartz; Casey Murrow

The Learning Collaborative
Monday, July 17, 2017 July 17-21, 8:00-4:30

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

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 August 2-5, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Three 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; Deb Coombs; Heidi Pancake

Cusick Conference Room, Brattleboro UHS
Monday, August 15, 2016 Aug. 15-19, 2016; Nov. 3 follow up session; 8:30am-2:30pm

Differentiated Instruction and the Common Core

Differentiation in instruction can lead to student success, proficiency and more! Join this carefully designed course with an on-going support structure!

Tina Shakespeare

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston