Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, March 17, 2014 March 17, April 22, and May 15; 8:30am - 3:30pm

Educational Leadership: Effective Data Leadership and Practice

Develop the skills and tools to support systemic educational change. This course explores both data literacy and effective communication, both within the school and with our communities. COURSE FULL--PLEASE REGISTER FOR OUR WAIT LIST.

Steve Bogdanoff and Ryan Snyder

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Friday, April 25, 2014 April 25, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm

Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards: Conceptual and Instructional Shifts

Participants in this one-day workshop will explore the Next Generation Science Standards to learn about the shifts in content and instruction prescribed by the new standards.

Liz Mirra

The Howard Dean Center, Springfield VT
Friday, May 2, 2014 May 2, 2014; 9:00am-4:00pm

Inspired Teaching: Games and Activities that Help Students Learn

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
Friday, May 9, 2014 May 9, 2014; 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 to address harm and keep students connected.

Mel Motel

The Learning Collaborative
Thursday, May 29, 2014 May 29, 2014

iPad for Special Educators

This workshop focuses on the built-in accessibility features of the iPad that support students with a wide range of learning and physical challenges. Work your way through a day in the life of an iPad-toting student who takes advantage of the iPad, its features and some specialized apps.

Kathi Lengel

The Learning Collaborative
Monday, June 23, 2014 June 23-27, 2014

Flow of History Summer Institute: The Complex Texts of Community: Using Place to Teach Social Studies

Join us in Grafton, Vermont, as we explore its architecture, landscape, forests, cemeteries, and historic resources as a model for how to explore our own communities. Each day begins with an exploration of a particular community resource through presentation and a hands-on workshop tied to Common Core ELA strategies and content-specific standards. Each afternoon includes a specific project-based challenge that asks individuals or teams to connect the material to their own classrooms and communities. DEADLINE EXTENDED

Alan Berolzheimer, Jennifer Boeri-Boyce, Gordon Christie-Maples, Michael Eppolito, Frank Kelley, Nancy Lewis, Sarah Rooker, and Colin Tindall

Grafton, Vermont
Monday, June 23, 2014 June 23-June 27, 2014; 8:30am-4:30pm

Mathematics as a Second Language

Participants who take this course will gain a solid conceptual understandings of the operations of arithmetic. The course covers many of the critical concepts included in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M).

Susan Ojala

Hartford High School
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 June 25-July 1, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm

Technology Bootcamp

Technology Bootcamp will offer the instruction and help you need to make technology work for you AND your students.

Jeanie Phillips

Green Mountain Union High School, Chester, VT
Monday, July 14, 2014 July 14-18, 2014; 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
Monday, July 28, 2014 July 28-July 31, 2014; 8:30am-4:30pm

Habits of Mind

Participants will be introduced to the Habits of Mind—sixteen behavioral dispositions that help students and teachers successfully navigate the various challenges and problems they encounter in the classroom and in everyday life.

Dana Lesperance

Howard Dean Center, Springfield
Monday, August 4, 2014 Aug. 4-8, 2014; one follow up session; ; 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

Howard Dean Center, Springfield VT
Monday, August 11, 2014 Aug. 11-13, Oct. 1, Nov. 6, Dec. 2, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm

Collaborative Practices Seminar

The Collaborative Practices Seminar is a 6 day training designed to give participants the background and skills needed to participate and facilitate a Critical Friends group.

Ally Oswald, Michael Eppolito

Green Mountain Union High School, Chester
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 August 12-15, 2014; 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
Monday, August 18, 2014 August 18-20, 2014; including 3 follow up sessions

Analyzing Teaching for Student Results

CANCELLED. This course touches on the best practices for instruction to efficiently analyze teachers' effectiveness. We must have 22 registered participants by April 15 for this course to run. Please don't delay registering.

Jim Warnock

The Learning Collaborative

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 September 24, Jan 27, 2014 and May 19

Building Systems, Structures and Strategies to Bring Common Core to Routine Practice

First in an on-going series led by Judy Carr and the Center for Curriculum Renewal. Designed for school and SU Action Teams to bring the Common Core State Standards into schools and districts with new skills and supports.PLEASE READ DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND LOCATIONS.

Dr. Judy Carr

Stratton Mtn and Equinox, Manchester- See details!
Friday, September 27, 2013 Sept. 27, Nov.19, 2013, and Jan 31, March 25, 2014


Join statewide Curriculum Directors to forge innovative strategies for the Common Core this year and beyond, through these sessions and other supports and interactions.

Dr. Judy Carr

Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, VT
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 October 8, November 1, 2013; January 31, March 5, April 30, 2014

Year 2 - Common Core State Standards Professional Development Series for District/school Mathematics Leadership Teams

The Year 2 five-session series with Bob and Judi Laird and other grade level instructors, is designed for district and school level mathematics leadership teams. This series builds upon foundational concepts of the Common Core such as the Standards for Mathematical Practice, learning progressions, and implications for teaching that were explored in the Year 1 series.

Judi Laird ; Bob Laird and visiting instructors

NewsBank Conference Center, Chester VT
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 November 20, and January 30, May 22, 2014

Leadership Series in the Era of the Common Core

An opportunity for administrators to explore strategies and systems with colleagues -- statewide. Join us for three valuable sessions!

Dr. Judy Carr

Randolph, Burlington, Montpelier (see details)