Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, July 11, 2016 July 11-15, 2016; 8:30am-4:00pm

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
Monday, July 18, 2016 July 18-22, 2016; 8:30am-4:30pm

Using Personalized, Proficiency-Based Learning to Help ALL Students Master NGSS

Taking the next step in proficiency-based learning, this course begins practical implementation of PBL and personal learning plans in the subject area of science, building upon the widely acclaimed Next Generation Science Standards.

Liz Mirra

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
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
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Aug. 3-5, 2016; Oct. 15 follow up session; 9:00am-4:00pm

A Lasting Learning Opportunity: Non-Fiction Craft and Structure in Grades K through 5

Non-fiction reading brings challenges and opportunities to every classroom. Explore these issues with colleagues and an engaging expert in this two-credit course.

Hilary Kissel

Howard Dean Center, Springfield VT
Monday, August 8, 2016 August 8, 2016; 9:00am-3:00pm

Mindfulness for Educators

To bring mindfulness alive, Amir Flesher draws upon the work of Mindful Schools, the Mindfulness in Schools Project, and his experience over a decade teaching mindfulness in schools to students and teachers. In this workshop you will mostly learn by doing many short mindfulness exercises involving the five senses plus several other exercises focused on mindfulness of thinking and emotions. You will be encouraged to adapt the mindfulness exercises you learn and the stories, poems, metaphors, and humor to frame them in your unique talents and circumstances as an educator.

Amir Flesher

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston VT
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 August 9-11; 8:30am-4:30pm; one follow up session; Two online sessions TBA

Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI): Reasoning Algebraically About Operations

This hybrid course will help teachers prepare students to think algebraically for success in middle school and beyond.

Liz Van Cleef

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
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