Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Thursday, March 9, 2017 March 9, 16, 23, 30; 4:00-6:00 pm

Transformative Technology

This workshop's aim is to give the participant expertise in developing, adapting, and integrating technology into lesson plans in a meaningful way, and to feel confident field-testing new tools and troubleshooting the most common challenges of working with new technologies.

Adrienne LaPierre

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 April 26, 2017; 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
Thursday, May 4, 2017 May 4, 2017; 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.

Jennifer Stanchfield

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

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
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 July 19-21; 8:30am-4:30pm; Follow up sessions: ; Oct, 18 & Nov. 8, 4-8:00pm; Dec. 8, 8:30am-4:30pm

NGSX: Next Gen Science Exemplars

NGSX, Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program, will focus on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations. The course supports participants to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom.

Matt Betz, Ben Lord

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 August 1-4, 2017; 8:30am-4:30pm; One follow up session

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

Jen Stanchfield

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Monday, August 14, 2017 August 14-17, Nov. 4, 2017; 8:30am-4:30pm

Discovering Community: Vermont Folklife Summer Institute

This year for the first time, the Vermont Folklife Center will bring its popular “Discovering Community” summer institute to southern Vermont, in cooperation with the Vermont Learning Collaborative. The Institute introduces educators to the methods of ethnographic field research and the techniques of documentary media-making and digital storytelling to encourage student involvement with the communities in which they live. Working with community resources and digital media tools offers rich opportunities for personalized, student-led learning experiences—with the capacity to engage both high-performing and at-risk students.

Education staff from Vermont Folklife Center

Downtown Brattleboro, to be announced
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 August 15-17, 2017; 8:30am-4:30pm; 3 follow up sessions TBD

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
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 October 25, Nov. 8, Jan. 24, 4-6 pm

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