Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Friday, April 10, 2015 April 10, 2015; 9:00am-4: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
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 April 15, 2015; 9am-3pm

Classism in the Classroom

The goal of this workshop 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
Thursday, May 7, 2015 May 7, 2015; 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, May 11, 2015 Monday, May 11, 2015

Common Core: Challenges and Opportunities

An unusual one-day event at Lyndon State College, focusing on two major Common Core issues and sponsored by the Vermont Professional Learning Network.

Judy Carr

Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT
Monday, June 29, 2015 June 29-July 1, 2015; 8:30am-4:30pm

Collaborative Practices for Teaching and Learning: Facilitating Educator Teams

This course will offer three days of reflection, new learning, practice and planning for moving collaborative work forward in your school.

Annie Leonard and Margaret MacLean

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 July 7-9; 8:30am-4:30pm; Follow up sessions Oct. 22 aft. and Sat. Oct. 23

The Inspired Teacher, 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, reflecting and review and reinforce academic content in novel and engaging ways.

Jen Stanchfield

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Monday, July 13, 2015 July 13-17, 8:30-4:30; one follow session

Building upon the Foundation: Developing Additive Reasoning and Computational Fluency

In this course participants analyze strategies students use and explore various ways to assess and promote additive reasoning.

Loree Silvis

Howard Dean Center, Springfield
Monday, July 20, 2015 July 20-24, 2015; 8:30am - 4:30pm

Green Mountain Writing Project -- Open Institute

More than ever, students' writing is the evidence of their learning and the way we assess that learning. The Green Mountain Writing project offers an opportunity to explore your own writing in order to feel more competent and comfortable with classroom writing instruction.

Lisa Italiano and Nelson Jaquay

Dean Center, Springfield, VT
Monday, July 27, 2015 July 27-31, 8:30am-4:30pm; One follow up session date to be decided by group

Technology Bootcamp for Teachers

Technology Bootcamp, intended for novice to intermediate tech users, is an opportunity to get the instruction and help you need to make your technology work for you AND your students.

Jeanie Phillips

Green Mountain Union High School, Chester
Monday, August 3, 2015 Aug. 3-7, 2014; one follow up sessionTBD ; 8:30am-4:30pm

Moving Toward the Next Generation Science Standards

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the instructional and content shifts prescribed by the NGSS, the connections between the NGSS and the Common Core Standards for Math and ELA, and how engineering can be integrated into science instruction.

Liz Mirra

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Monday, August 10, 2015 August 10, 12, 14; 8:30am-noon; Two 2.5 hr. follow up sessions in fall, dates TBD

Mathematics: Creating a Culture of Learning for the Common Core

Teachers need effective strategies for students to meet the Mathematical Practice Standards. This course introduces eight powerful Mathematics Teaching Practices recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Shana Frank

The Learning Collaborative
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 August 18-20, 2015; 8:30am-4:30pm; 3 follow up sessions:; 9/25, 10/15, 11/12; 8:30am-4:30pm

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

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
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
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Feb, 19, 2015 start with online modules

Effective Data Leadership

This important course is designed to enable you to become a leader in the use of data for improving student learning.

Steve Bogdanoff

Online, with one meeting to be determined