Calendar of Agency-sponsored Events

The Agency's calendar of events is designed to be used as a planning tool for educators in the field. The calendar lists Agency-sponsored events that are intended to benefit service providers, educators, and administrators.

May

2 - 26

May

NECAP Science Assessment Window for 2016

The 2016 NECAP Science assessment window will extend from May 2 -May 26, 2016 with materials to be packed and picked up at schools on May 27, 2016. Testing materials will arrive at schools during the third week of April 2016.

4

May

VT Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE)

The VSBPE is a thirteen member teacher majority board appointed by the Governor. With Act 214 (2007), the Vermont Legislature created the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE). We are a teacher majority board that supports the self-regulation of Vermont Educators. We continue to promote high standards determined by school professionals to ensure the highest quality education for all students.

6

May

BEST Plus Assessment Recertification

Each year BEST Plus test administrators are required to take a refresher training and to pass a re-certification exam administered at the close of the training session.

10

May

Education Quality Reviews (EQR) Summit

Registration was by invitation only, done on-line to educators, public, AOE staff that were involved with the Pre-Planning Summit 2015, 8 Integrated Field Review Pilot Districts, and Legislators were invited.

* Amy Fowler, 479-4308, amy.fowler@vermont.gov

11

May

Transition and Career Planning Conference

“Your Story, Your Path: How Our Stories Shape Our Direction” Telling your own story -- sharing your journey. These shared stories are the moments that can define us and direct our path. The practice of storytelling offers students a sense of their own history -- a sense of belonging and understanding. Storytelling can bolster passion and drive toward a career. It’s in the knowing, the understanding, and the telling that we develop and determine our path.

12

May

Day 3: What Is and How Do I Create a Coherent Content Storyline of Three-Dimensional Learning

The final day of the professional learning series will focus on developing coherent content storylines. The session will address questions such as how do I incorporate student interest in a coherent storyline, what’s an anchoring phenomena and where do I find them, do we write new curriculum or how do I adapt my current curriculum.

13

May

VSTA Conference--NGSS and Vermont’s Changing Classrooms--Beyond the Four Walls!

The Vermont Science Teachers’ Association (VSTA) will hold its annual conference—NGSS and Vermont’s Changing Classrooms--Beyond the Four Walls--on May 13, 2016, at the Hampton Inn, in Colchester, VT. Through fourteen workshops a variety of Vermont educators will share examples of science instruction and integration strategies that will support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Keynote speaker will be Dr. Carla Zembal-Saul, Kahn Professor of STEM Education at Penn State University, a nationally-respected author of science instructional strategies. Also, Dr. Carolyn Hayes, current NSTA President will provide a noon-time presentation.

17

May

Peer Review Clinic

The agency offers monthly peer review clinics to provide support for candidates who are considering peer review or who would like a consultation as they prepare their portfolios.

17

May

State Board of Education

The State Board and Agency of Education provide leadership, support and oversight to ensure that the Vermont public education system enables each student to be successful.

20

May

BEST Plus Recertification

Each year BEST Plus test administrators are required to take a refresher training and to pass a re-certification exam administered at the close of the training session.

25 - 26

May

Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students (ELLs)

English language learners need instruction that is differentiated for their diverse proficiency levels. Participants will collaborate on how to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing WIDA tools (e.g., K-12 WIDA Standards, Can Do Descriptors, and Key Uses Edition) while taking academic language into consideration.

25

May

Exploring Three-Dimensional Learning Through the Use of Explanations

During this conversation participants will discuss the use of Explanations to support three-dimensional learning of NGSS.

June

16

Jun

VT Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE)

The VSBPE is a thirteen member teacher majority board appointed by the Governor. With Act 214 (2007), the Vermont Legislature created the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE). We are a teacher majority board that supports the self-regulation of Vermont Educators. We continue to promote high standards determined by school professionals to ensure the highest quality education for all students.

20 - 23

Jun

BEST/MTSS Summer Institute

This year’s BEST/MTSS Summer Institute provides opportunities for school teams of educators, family members, community and human services providers to share and learn strategies for improving and strengthening the systems, data and practices within a multi-tiered system of supports. Expect to learn about new programs, curricula, practices and activities that emphasize positive, research-based strategies to support all of our students. Individual or team-attended strands and workshops are intentionally designed to complement afternoon school team planning for building an effective multi-tiered system of supports.

21

Jun

Peer Review Clinic

The agency offers monthly peer review clinics to provide support for candidates who are considering peer review or who would like a consultation as they prepare their portfolios.

21

Jun

State Board of Education

The State Board and Agency of Education provide leadership, support and oversight to ensure that the Vermont public education system enables each student to be successful.

July

20

Jul

Peer Review Clinic

The agency offers monthly peer review clinics to provide support for candidates who are considering peer review or who would like a consultation as they prepare their portfolios.

25

Jul

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

August

4

Aug

Peer Review Clinic

The agency offers monthly peer review clinics to provide support for candidates who are considering peer review or who would like a consultation as they prepare their portfolios.

17

Aug

Peer Review Clinic

The agency offers monthly peer review clinics to provide support for candidates who are considering peer review or who would like a consultation as they prepare their portfolios.