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.

March

17

Mar

State Board of Education

Pursuant to Title 16 of the Vermont Statutes, Chapter 3, the Vermont State Board of Education is responsible for the establishment, advancement, and evaluation of public education policy. The powers and duties of the Board include making regulations governing: attendance and records of attendance of all pupils, standards for student performance, adult basic education programs, approval of independent schools, disbursement of funds, and equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.

18

Mar

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.

19

Mar

Science Seminars (Middlebury)

Audience: All Science Seminars to provide tools and strategies for NGSS classroom implementation will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM in six Vermont schools during the month of March 2015. Science educators from Vermont schools will share their ideas on moving forward with NGSS in classrooms. Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us; Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@state.vt.us

19

Mar

Vermont Freemasons C.A.R.E. Booster Session

The C.A.R.E. one day Booster Session is designed for teams who have attended within the past 3 years (2014, 2013 or 2012). The primary objective is to refine their EST process. Bring your EST and share what has worked and learn from others how to improve. Identify a contact to register your school team. Deadline for registration is Friday Feb. 13th, 2015.

20

Mar

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

Mar

Science Seminars (Springfield)

Audience: All Science Seminars to provide tools and strategies for NGSS classroom implementation will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM in six Vermont schools during the month of March 2015. Science educators from Vermont schools will share their ideas on moving forward with NGSS in classrooms. Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us; Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@state.vt.us

25

Mar

Science Seminars (Rutland)

Audience: All Science Seminars to provide tools and strategies for NGSS classroom implementation will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM in six Vermont schools during the month of March 2015. Science educators from Vermont schools will share their ideas on moving forward with NGSS in classrooms. Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us; Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@state.vt.us

26

Mar

Science Seminars (Montpelier)

Audience: All Science Seminars to provide tools and strategies for NGSS classroom implementation will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM in six Vermont schools during the month of March 2015. Science educators from Vermont schools will share their ideas on moving forward with NGSS in classrooms. Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us; Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@state.vt.us

27

Mar

23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference. The Vermont Agency of Education and the Early Childhood PreK-3 Program at the University of Vermont invite you to participate in the 23rd annual Kindergarten Conference. This conference brings together kindergarten teachers, prekindergarten teachers and administrators, school administrators, pre-service teachers, researchers, and teacher educators to explore evidence-based practices, discuss issues, learn from each other, and become rejuvenated and inspired. This year’s conference theme is: Constructing Kindergarten.

27

Mar

Evaluating Listening and Reading Comprehension

This workshop will focus on the whys and wherefores of testing listening comprehension (LC) as part of a comprehensive reading evaluation. Participants will learn about definitional challenges associated with listening comprehension. They will learn about the different ways in which LC can be assessed, and how data from such tests can be used to reveal more about the reading mind. In the end, participants will learn how LC test results can be used to develop more effective recommendations for reading comprehension instruction.

27

Mar

Science Seminars (Lyndonville)

Audience: All Science Seminars to provide tools and strategies for NGSS classroom implementation will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM in six Vermont schools during the month of March 2015. Science educators from Vermont schools will share their ideas on moving forward with NGSS in classrooms. Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us; Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@state.vt.us

28

Mar

Community Geodesign in Vermont

Audience: Science Teachers (Grade 4-8) - This three-credit hybrid course meets face-to face on March 28th, June 25th & 26th at Castleton State College as well as online. Participants will explore geohazards in Vermont and focus on the potential engineering-related options for increasing resilience to these events. Coursework applies NGSS Science and Engineering Practices 1 through 8. More information and the interest form are available at http://msp.swvtccc.org/ or mmaidrand@brsu.org. AOE Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons at (802)-479-1425 or pat.fitzsimmons@state.vt.us.

31

Mar

Science Seminars (Essex Junction)

Audience: All Science Seminars to provide tools and strategies for NGSS classroom implementation will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM in six Vermont schools during the month of March 2015. Science educators from Vermont schools will share their ideas on moving forward with NGSS in classrooms. Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us; Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@state.vt.us

April

7

Apr

Preventing and Remediating Reading Difficulties: The Interactive Strategies Approach

Audience: Regular Educators, Title I and Special Educators K-12, Parents, Administrators, Related Service Providers, Curriculum Coordinators K-12 The Vermont Council for Exceptional Children and the Vermont Agency of Education are co-sponsoring a training on April 7, 2015, at the Killington Grand Hotel Resort and Conference Center, Killington, VT. Presenting will be Donna M. Scanlon, Ph.D., Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning & Child Research and Study Center, The University at Albany, State University of New York.

8

Apr

Consolidated Federal Programs Annual Conference, FY 2016

Consolidated Federal Programs (CFP) Annual Conference for FY2016 hosted at the Killington Grand Resort and Conference Center for CFP Leaders, Superintendents, Principals, or G3 CFP grant managers.

13

Apr

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.

16

Apr

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

Apr

State Board of Education

Pursuant to Title 16 of the Vermont Statutes, Chapter 3, the Vermont State Board of Education is responsible for the establishment, advancement, and evaluation of public education policy. The powers and duties of the Board include making regulations governing: attendance and records of attendance of all pupils, standards for student performance, adult basic education programs, approval of independent schools, disbursement of funds, and equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.

May

1

May

VSTA Science Conference

The Vermont Science Teachers’ Association (VSTA) will hold its annual conference—Spring into NGSS Implementation and Integration--on May 1, 2015 at the Hilton Burlington, in Burlington, VT. A variety of Vermont educators will share examples of science instruction and integration strategies that will support early implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Keynote speaker will be Dr. Joseph Krajcik, director of the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University, a nationally-respected author of science curriculum materials, and a faculty member in science education. Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us; Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@state.vt.us

8

May

Language Learning Differences & Disabilities in English Language Learners

Participants will gain a clear understanding of ELLs and the language/learning challenges they present; federal and state regulations related to ELL ; how to assess for eligibility and how to support language difference in the classroom relative to Common Core State Standards. This will be a combination of presentation and discussion which will include “burning questions” from participants.

19

May

State Board of Education

Pursuant to Title 16 of the Vermont Statutes, Chapter 3, the Vermont State Board of Education is responsible for the establishment, advancement, and evaluation of public education policy. The powers and duties of the Board include making regulations governing: attendance and records of attendance of all pupils, standards for student performance, adult basic education programs, approval of independent schools, disbursement of funds, and equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.

21

May

Peer Review Clinic

he 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.

4 - 28

May

2015 NECAP Science Assessment

The window for administration of the 2015 NECAP Science Assessment is from May 4 -May 28, 2015. (This window is longer than in past years, due to the SBAC testing in ELA and Mathematics which is scheduled from March 17-June 12, 2015.) Science assessment materials must be packed to be picked up at schools on May 29, 2015. (Schools may keep the performance task materials from grades 4 and 8 for their own future use.)
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1

May

Vermont Science Teachers' Association Conference

SAVE THE DATE! Implementation and Integration of NGSS: The annual VSTA Conference, "Spring into NGSS! Implementation and Integration," will be held on May 1, 2015, at the Burlington Hilton hotel. Registration will open in late January.

June

18

Jun

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.

21 - 26

Jun

Engineering Content in the Next Generation Science Standards World

Audience: Science Teachers (Grades 7-12) - This four-credit course will take place from June 21st to June 26th on the campus of Norwich University. The course will present a holistic approach to incorporating engineering content into Science, Math, Technology and English Language Arts. More information and the interest form are available at http://msp.swvtccc.org/ or mmaidrand@brsu.org. AOE Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons at (802)-479-1425 or pat.fitzsimmons@state.vt.us.

22 - 25

Jun

BEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2015

The 2015 BEST/MTSS Summer Institute will be held on June 22-25h at the Killington Grand Resort. Registration materials are now online at http://goo.gl/xzDhNd. Register yourself and encourage your teammates to register NOW! The Institute is expected to fill up quickly!

25 - 26

Jun

Community Geodesign in Vermont (June)

Audience: Science Teachers (Grade 4-8) - This three-credit hybrid course meets face-to face on March 28th, June 25th & 26th at Castleton State College as well as online. Participants will explore geohazards in Vermont and focus on the potential engineering-related options for increasing resilience to these events. Coursework applies NGSS Science and Engineering Practices 1 through 8. More information and the interest form are available at http://msp.swvtccc.org/ or mmaidrand@brsu.org. AOE Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons at (802)-479-1425 or pat.fitzsimmons@state.vt.us.

25 - 26

Jun

State Board of Education

Pursuant to Title 16 of the Vermont Statutes, Chapter 3, the Vermont State Board of Education is responsible for the establishment, advancement, and evaluation of public education policy. The powers and duties of the Board include making regulations governing: attendance and records of attendance of all pupils, standards for student performance, adult basic education programs, approval of independent schools, disbursement of funds, and equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.