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.

October

22

Oct

VT Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) Meeting

The VSBPE is a 13-member, teacher majority, policy-making board appointed by the Governor. The Board’s purpose is to oversee the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators. Its overarching goal is promotion of educator quality.

22

Oct

Webinar: Teaching NGSS in Elementary School – First Grade

Review the general architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards and the specific expectations for first grade. Then learn how to use the standards to plan curriculum and instruction. During this 90-minute web seminar, you will also have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how the three dimensions of NGSS (practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are designed to blend together during classroom instruction; dive in to one or two examples of what the teaching and learning to achieve NGSS looks like in a first grade classroom; and discuss instructional practices with other first grade teachers and begin the development of a grade-level community in the NSTA Learning Center to support students learning.

22

Oct

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Applicant Workshop & Technical Assistance (Randolph)

Required team meeting for all 21C applicants. Repeated on October 16th. Pre-registration is required.

23

Oct

Federal Grants Management Training

Detailed agenda and registration information will be available soon.

23

Oct

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.

24

Oct

Vermont Afterschool Conference 2014

The Vermont Afterschool Conference is an annual event that brings together hundreds of expanded learning programs, partners, advocates, and educators from around the state for a full day of learning, networking, and celebration. The conference is sponsored by VT Child Development Division, VT Agency of Education, VT Student Assistance Corporation, and the C.S. Mott Foundation.

November

20

Nov

VCSEA Annual Conference: "Universal Design for Learning: Tools for all Educators in Serving All Students"

A pre-conference session on November 20 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on “MTSS Implementation in Vermont: Lessons from the Field" will feature teams who are working hard in their respective Supervisory Unions or School District on implementing MTSS. This event is co-sponsored by the Agency of Education.

19

Nov

State Board of Education Meeting

The State Board provides leadership, support, and oversight to ensure that the Vermont public education system enables each student to be successful. The board meets monthly to discuss topical education-related issues.

19

Nov

Governor’s Statewide School Safety Conference

Audience: School Administrators, School Threat Assessment and Crisis Team Members Secretary Holcombe (AOE) and Commissioner Flynn (DPS) are pleased to announce the Governor’s Statewide School Safety Conference to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in South Burlington on November 19, 2014. The conference is for public and independent school administrators, school threat assessment and crisis team members, school nurses, counselors and anyone who plays an active role in school crisis planning. This daylong conference will include morning and afternoon training sessions designed to facilitate statewide school safety planning. School administrators are strongly encouraged to take a leadership role and attend this conference with their individual school crisis team members.

19

Nov

Webinar: Teaching NGSS in Elementary School – Second Grade

Review the general architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards and the specific expectations for second grade. Then learn how to use the standards to plan curriculum and instruction. During this 90-minute web seminar, you will also have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how the three dimensions of NGSS (practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are designed to blend together during classroom instruction; dive in to one or two examples of what the teaching and learning to achieve NGSS looks like in a second grade classroom; and discuss instructional practices with other second grade teachers and begin the development of a grade-level community in the NSTA Learning Center to support students learning.

20

Nov

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

Nov

VT Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) Meeting

The VSBPE is a 13-member, teacher majority, policy-making board appointed by the Governor. The Board’s purpose is to oversee the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators. Its overarching goal is promotion of educator quality.

24

Nov

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

6

Nov

Instructional Leadership Toolkit: Science Strand (Day 1)

The LAPDA organization is offering a professional development series for Vermont science educators to strengthen leadership skills in providing constructive feedback and guidance for teachers as they begin to implement Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in their classrooms.

14

Nov

Physical Activity Leader Workshop

The Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is the professional development resource within Let's Move! Active Schools, which is a comprehensive program that empowers school champions to enable all students to get moving 60 minutes a day. The PAL Learning System begins with a free, one-day, in-person training focused on leadership skill building for champions. The PAL Learning System also provides an online community and resources to support champions after the training has taken place. To learn more about the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System, go to: http://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/workshops/lmas/. Attendance at this PAL workshop is limited to 30 participants. Pairs or small teams of champions from an individual school are highly encouraged to attend together. All those interested in attending must complete this application, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=F%2f0RJlHSMT35sfhvmLDH4A%3d%3d. Those who complete this workshop may be eligible for additional funding opportunities.

18 - 20

Nov

Training of Trainers (ToT): WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework

This three-day, interactive workshop is based on a student-centered, teacher-focused approach to engage participants in a variety of facilitation techniques about the ELD Framework. At the end of the three days they will be able to replicate these activities in a variety of settings. They will also have time to create and practice facilitation activities.

* On February 10-11, 2015, there will be Lesson/Unit Planning workshop as a follow-up to the November 18-20, 2014 Training of Trainers. This will provided an opportunity to come together and share again, as well as discuss what kinds of continued ongoing supports will help them to become effective trainers.

20 - 21

Nov

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Meeting the Challenge of Individual Differences

This conference is designed for all educators within district, school classroom with a focus on: the cognitive sciences base for UDL and the future of the work; school-wide structures, supports and roles needed to implement UDL effectively. Role of principal, department chairs, classroom teachers or co-teachers, special educators; establishing clear goals, assessment and evaluation structures and methods and materials; and lesson development guidelines and classroom based learning experiences using UDL.

December

17

Dec

Webinar: Teaching NGSS in Elementary School – Third Grade

Review the general architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards and the specific expectations for third grade. Then learn how to use the standards to plan curriculum and instruction. During this 90-minute web seminar, you will also have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how the three dimensions of NGSS (practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are designed to blend together during classroom instruction; dive in to one or two examples of what the teaching and learning to achieve NGSS looks like in a third grade classroom; and discuss instructional practices with other third grade teachers and begin the development of a grade-level community in the NSTA Learning Center to support students learning.

4

Dec

Instructional Leadership Toolkit: Science Strand (Day 2)

The LAPDA organization is offering a professional development series for Vermont science educators to strengthen leadership skills in providing constructive feedback and guidance for teachers as they begin to implement Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in their classrooms.

2015

January

21

Jan

Webinar: Teaching NGSS in Elementary School – Fourth Grade

Review the general architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards and the specific expectations for fourth grade. Then learn how to use the standards to plan curriculum and instruction. During this 90-minute web seminar, you will also have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how the three dimensions of NGSS (practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are designed to blend together during classroom instruction; dive in to one or two examples of what the teaching and learning to achieve NGSS looks like in a fourth grade classroom; and discuss instructional practices with other fourth grade teachers and begin the development of a grade-level community in the NSTA Learning Center to support students learning.

February

18

Feb

Webinar: Teaching NGSS in Elementary School – Fifth Grade

Review the general architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards and the specific expectations for fifth grade. Then learn how to use the standards to plan curriculum and instruction. During this 90-minute web seminar, you will also have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how the three dimensions of NGSS (practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are designed to blend together during classroom instruction; dive in to one or two examples of what the teaching and learning to achieve NGSS looks like in a fifth grade classroom; and discuss instructional practices with other fifth grade teachers and begin the development of a grade-level community in the NSTA Learning Center to support students learning.

March

27

Mar

23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference.