Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Saturday, August 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
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
Monday, August 10, 2015 August 10-14, 2015

Green Mountain Writing Project -- Open Institute

More than ever, students' writing is the evidence of their learning and the way we assess that learning. The Green Mountain Writing project offers an opportunity to explore your own writing in order to feel more competent and comfortable with classroom writing instruction.

Lisa Italiano

Lamoille Union Middle/High School, Hyde Park
Monday, August 10, 2015 August 10, 12, 14; 8:30am-noon; Two 2.5 hr. follow up sessions in fall, dates TBD

Mathematics: Creating a Culture of Learning for the Common Core

Teachers need effective strategies for students to meet the Mathematical Practice Standards. This course introduces eight powerful Mathematics Teaching Practices recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Shana Frank

The Learning Collaborative
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 August 18-20, 2015; 8:30am-4:30pm; 3 follow up sessions:; 9/25, 10/15, 11/12; 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
Thursday, August 20, 2015 August 20, 2015

Effective Data Leadership and Practice (on-line)

14 week on-line course for current and future K12 leaders who aspire to transform learning in schools or districts through the appropriate use of information-supported decision making.

Steve Bogdanoff

On-line
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Sept. 23 and Nov. 18, 2015; Mar. 9, 2016; ; 8:30am-3:30pm

Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy: Using Collaborative Inquiry to Examine Student Work and Instructional Practices

This course is designed for Literacy/Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Curriculum Coordinators.

Vermont Agency of Education staff

Vermont Technical College and on-line follow-up
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 September 9, 2015

Session ONE only: Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy

See the details for this series.
You may choose to attend any single session, but the full value is in the complete series with reflection and collaboration among peers.

Vermont Technical College, Randolph
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Session One: September 30,2015; Session Two: November 19, 2015; Session Three: February 4, 2015

Coaching for a Deeper Understanding of Content Progressions in Mathematics

Three regional workshops to enhance support for math learning in the era of the Common Core. Specially designed for coaches and math leaders!

AOE staff

Southern Vermont sites,TBD
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Session ONE only: Coaching for Deeper Understanding of Content Progressions in Mathematics

Please see the details for this series.
This session is titled: K-5 Operations and Algebraic Thinking on the Road to Expressions and Equations

TDB
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 November 18, 2015

Session TWO only: Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy

See the details for this series.
You may choose to attend any single session, but the full value is in the complete series with reflection and collaboration among peers.

First Last

Vermont Technical College, Randolph
Thursday, November 19, 2015 November 19, 2015

Session TWO only: Coaching for a Deeper Understanding-Math

Please see the details for this series.
This session is titled: K-5 Number and Operations in Base Ten

AOE Staff

TBD
Thursday, February 4, 2016 February 4, 2016

Session THREE only: Coaching for a Deeper Understanding-Math

Please see the details for this series.
This session is titled: Numbers and Operations - Fractions

TBD
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 March 9, 2016

Session THREE only: Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy

See the details for this series.
You may choose to attend any single session, but the full value is in the complete series with reflection and collaboration among peers.

Vermont Technical College, Randolph

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, July 13, 2015 July 13-17, 8:30-4:30; one follow session

Building upon the Foundation: Developing Additive Reasoning and Computational Fluency

In this course participants analyze strategies students use and explore various ways to assess and promote additive reasoning.

Loree Silvis

Howard Dean Center, Springfield
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 July 28-30; 8:30am-4:30pm; Follow up sessions Oct. 22 aft. & Oct. 23 all day

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

NOTE THE DATE CHANGE. Still taking registrations. 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