Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 October 29, 2015; 9am-3pm

Classism in the Classroom 101

The goal of this first of two Classism workshops is for teachers and school administrators to have a better understanding of classism, how it impacts the classroom and school, and gain tools for addressing it effectively.

Angela Berkfield

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
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 and statewide math leadership team

Manchester, Chester, Dummerston
Thursday, October 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

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.

Michele Hood; Matt Betz; Ben Lord

Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 October 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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 October 27, one day event

Introduction to Data Visualization for Educators

Join us and learn to prepare your own visual data that then supports informed inquiry within your building or district.

Steve Bogdanoff

Veterans' Administration, White River Junction
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
Monday, November 2, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015; registration 8:30am, 9:00am-3:30pm; Jan. 13 and Mar. 16, 2016; same times as above

So You Have a Plan, Now What?

Using Rapid Learning Cycles to Move Initiatives Forward

Liz City

NewsBank Conference Center, Chester VT
Friday, November 20, 2015 November 20, March 4, May 12

Three Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards

Work with noted educator Crrla 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 December 1, 2015; 9:00am-3:00pm

Classism in the Classroom 201

Classism in the Classroom 201 is a further exploration of how classism impacts the classroom and school.

Angela Berkfield

The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston

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

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
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
Monday, September 21, 2015 Learning Module 1: Sept. 21-Oct. 4; Learning Module 2: Oct. 5-18; Learning Module 3: Oct. 19-Nov. 1; Learning Module 4: Nov. 2-15; Learning Module 5: Nov. 15-30; Learning Module 6: Dec. 1-15

Online course: Supervising and Evaluating NGSS Instruction

Designed for administrators at all grades and experience levels, this course offers participants increased understanding and application of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

David Wells

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