Courses and Workshops

Begins Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Monday, June 23, 2014 June 23-August 25, 2014; online

Online course: Supervising CCSS Instruction: Supervision and Evaluation with the Common Core and 21st Century Teaching in Mind

Designed for administrators at all grade and experience levels this course will increase the participant’s knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and effective technology integration strategies through course study and practical exercises.

David Wells

online
Monday, July 14, 2014 July 14-18, 2014; 8:30am-4:30pm; One fall follow up session

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, August 4, 2014 Aug. 4-8, 2014; one follow up session; ; 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

Howard Dean Center, Springfield VT
Monday, August 4, 2014 Aug. 4-8, 2014; 8:30am-4:30pm

Mathematics as a Second Language

Participants who take this course will gain a solid conceptual understandings of the operations of arithmetic. The course covers many of the critical concepts included in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M).

Jim Wright

Rutland Central S.U., 16 Evelyn St., Rutland
Monday, August 11, 2014 Aug. 11-13, Oct. 1, Nov. 6, Dec. 2, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm

Collaborative Practices Seminar

The Collaborative Practices Seminar is a 6 day training designed to give participants the background and skills needed to participate and facilitate a Critical Friends group.

Ally Oswald, Michael Eppolito

Green Mountain Union High School, Chester
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, August 18, 2014 August 18, 2014-December 2014; online only

PLN online course: Algebra and the Common Core; Fostering Algebraic Reasoning

A Mathematics Institute for 6th through 10th Grade Educators

Leslie Ercole and Marny Frantz

on line only
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.

Judy Carr

Oct 2&May 1: StrattonMtn.; Mar 6: NewsBank Chester

In Process

Began Date(s) Title Description Instructor(s) Location
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 September 24, Jan 27, 2014 and May 19

Building Systems, Structures and Strategies to Bring Common Core to Routine Practice

First in an on-going series led by Judy Carr and the Center for Curriculum Renewal. Designed for school and SU Action Teams to bring the Common Core State Standards into schools and districts with new skills and supports.PLEASE READ DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND LOCATIONS.

Dr. Judy Carr

Stratton Mtn and Equinox, Manchester- See details!
Friday, September 27, 2013 Sept. 27, Nov.19, 2013, and Jan 31, March 25, 2014

Building Systems - CURRICULUM DIRECTORS' PLC

Join statewide Curriculum Directors to forge innovative strategies for the Common Core this year and beyond, through these sessions and other supports and interactions.

Dr. Judy Carr

Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, VT
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 October 8, November 1, 2013; January 31, March 5, April 30, 2014

Year 2 - Common Core State Standards Professional Development Series for District/school Mathematics Leadership Teams

The Year 2 five-session series with Bob and Judi Laird and other grade level instructors, is designed for district and school level mathematics leadership teams. This series builds upon foundational concepts of the Common Core such as the Standards for Mathematical Practice, learning progressions, and implications for teaching that were explored in the Year 1 series.

Judi Laird ; Bob Laird and visiting instructors

NewsBank Conference Center, Chester VT
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 November 20, and January 30, May 22, 2014

Leadership Series in the Era of the Common Core

An opportunity for administrators to explore strategies and systems with colleagues -- statewide. Join us for three valuable sessions!

Dr. Judy Carr

Randolph, Burlington, Montpelier (see details)
Monday, July 14, 2014 July 14-18, 2014; 8:30am-4:30pm; One fall follow up session

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