Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Thursday, April 28, 2016 April 28, May 12, 2016; 4-6:00pm

Mindfulness for Educators and Human Service Providers--Upper Valley series

An exploration of Mindfulness as it applies to both the modern world and to education and human services.

Amir Flesher

Prosper Valley School, South Pomfret VT
Thursday, May 19, 2016 May 19, 2016; 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, June 20, 2016 June 20-24 grad credits; 8:30am-4:30pm; June 20-22 certificate of completion; same time

Accessing Digital Resources to Improve Your Students' Learning

This teacher-developed course reveals a world of resources to support instruction through both classroom investigations and personal learning opportunities.

Alison Sullivan, Crystal Griswold

Learning Collaborative
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
Monday, August 1, 2016 August 1-5, 2016; 8:30 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 and ESOL faculty

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
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

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Oct. 7; 8:30am-4:30pm; Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 9; 4-8pm; March 30; 8:30am-4:30pm; Min. 10 hrs in an online hybrid form

Next Generation Science EXEMPLARS (NGSX) Study Group

Core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, hands-on interaction with materials and models. A national model, now in Vermont!

Michele Hood; Matt Betz; Ben Lord

Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Thursday, October 29, 2015 October 29 and December 18, 2015; January 29 and April 29, 2016

Curriculum Director PLC Series: 2015-16

This series, intended for Vermont Curriculum Directors/Coordinators or others charged with district curriculum oversight, continues for the third year to offer a platform to share questions and concerns.

Mary Lynn Riggs

Vermont Technical College, Randolph
Friday, November 20, 2015 November 20, March 4, May 12

Three Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards

Work with noted educator Carla Zembal-Saul and colleagues in this three part series held at sites noted for science and environmental education

Carla Zembal-Saul

First session, Middlebury, VT -- see details
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Online, asynchronous--your choice

Excel* Visual Analytics Toolbox for Educators™

This video series will aid educators to move from paper reports to technology-driven visual insights using The Excel* Visual Analytics Toolbox for Educators™, a toolbox to make Excel a high-functioning resource for educators. You choose when to start the series and how many modules to take.

Steve Bogdanoff

on-line
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 January 26, 2016 to April 29, 2016

Vermont PLN: Introduction to Data Visualization: Visual Analytic Resource Design for Educators

THIS CLASS IS FULL. WE HAVE STARTED A WAITING LIST. This online course presents several ways to develop, design and discuss educational data with a variety of participants. Ideal for school leadership, teacher leaders and any staff concerned with the productive use of data in schools.

Steve Bogdanoff

Online
Thursday, February 11, 2016 February 11, March 3, April 7, 2016; 4-6pm

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

Learning Collaborative in Dummerston