Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, September 15, 2014 September 15, 2014-December 2014; online only

PLN Online Course: Algebra and the Common Core; Fostering Algebraic Reasoning


Leslie Ercole and Marny Frantz

on line only
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Sept. 17-Dec.10, 2014; four modules, 1-3 wks each ; online only

PLN 0nline Course: Talking Out Loud: Linking Vocabulary to Deeper Understanding within the ELA Common Core Standards

This online course will link vocabulary to a deeper understanding within the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Ellen A. Thompson and June Golato

Monday, September 29, 2014 September 29, 2014; 8:30am-2:30pm

Technology Bootcamp for Teachers

Don't miss this one day workshop, a hands on session giving you specific technology skills. Through a specially designed survey, the workshop will be designed to meet your specific needs and requests.

Jeanie Phillips

Green Mountain Union High School library, Chester
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
Friday, October 10, 2014 October 10, 2014; 9:00am-4:00pm; October 24, Nov. 7 & 21 additional dates; with minimum 12 enrollment for four part series

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind Workshops

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

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 October 15, 2014; 1:00-4:00pm

Smarter Balanced Assessment Readiness Session

This half-day workshop is designed to provide suggested actions and ‘next-steps’ to help schools with Smarter Balanced readiness.

Vermont AOE key staff: Michael Hock, Peter Dresher, Frank Gerdeman and educational staff from last year's pilot test

Stratton Mountain Resort
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 October 15, 2014; 9:00am-3:00pm

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
Thursday, October 16, 2014 October 16, 2014; 9:00am-3:00pm

ePub for iPad

Prepare, develop, and publish your own e-book, embedded with your text, slide shows, video, quizzes, and more! Motivational, yes, and Common Core related, most definitely!

Kathi Lengel

The Learning Collaborative
Friday, October 17, 2014 October 17 and November 14, 2014; 9:00am-4:00pm

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Instructional Shifts

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

Elizabeth Mirra

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 October 22, 2014; 9:00am-4:00pm

The Inspired Educator, The Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Methods to Engage, Motivate, Build Community and Create Lasting Lessons

In this interactive workshop educators will fill their toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to engage and motivate students, inspire a sense of discovery, and create a positive, collaborative learning community.
We will explore a variety of brain-based approaches that involve students emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually.

Jen Stanchfield

Learning Collaborative, Dummerston

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
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, 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