Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 January 28, 2015; 6:30-8:30pm

Community Forum on the Future of the Arts in Vermont

The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Learning Collaborative, invites you to participate in a conversation about the future of arts education in Vermont. Share your concerns, hopes, and ideas in a community forum.

Ben Doyle

Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 January 27, 2015; 9:00am-3:30pm

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
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 February 3, 10, 17 and 24

How Nature Models Sustainability: An Introduction to Community Ecology

Explore the principle of self-organization and how it plays out in co-evolved, symbiotic relationships with a leading ecologist and teacher.

Tom Wessels

Learning Collaborative
Thursday, February 19, 2015 to be set in consultation with participants

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

Sites to be confirmed with participants
Friday, April 10, 2015 April 10, 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 7, 2015 May 7, 2014; 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
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 June 30-July 1, 2015

Collaborative Practices for Teaching and Learning: Facilitating CFGs and other Educator Teams

What: Three days of reflection, new learning, practice and planning for moving collaborative work forward in your school

When: June 29th 30th July 1st 2015

Where: Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston (near Brattleboro), VT

Annie Leonard and Margaret MacLean

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 July 7-9 plus follow up sessions

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, 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
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 August 18-20, 2015; 8:30am-4:30pm; Three follow up sessions, 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
Monday, January 5, 2015 Jan. 5-Feb. 15, 2015

Vermont PLN Online Course: Preparing for Common Core Assessments through High Quality Instruction

Participants in this course will learn how Common Core assessments such as the SBAC will impact their students and schools.

David Wells