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.

February

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Feb

The SBAC Math Assessment as Part of a Balanced Assessment System (a Math Morsels Meeting) (Montpelier)

Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Math Educators and Supporters This conversation will begin by looking at the SBAC summative assessment and what teachers and students should know about the new testing format. We will also explore other resources offered by SBAC, such as the Digital Library of formative assessment practices and professional learning resources for educators. This conversation will emphasize SBAC as one part of a balanced assessment system that provides data for teachers to assess proficiency in mathematics. Based on feedback from our first meetings, a portion of each Math Morsel event will be reserved for strategy and resource sharing.

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Feb

The SBAC Math Assessment as Part of a Balanced Assessment System (a Math Morsels Meeting) (Newport)

Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Math Educators and Supporters This conversation will begin by looking at the SBAC summative assessment and what teachers and students should know about the new testing format. We will also explore other resources offered by SBAC, such as the Digital Library of formative assessment practices and professional learning resources for educators. This conversation will emphasize SBAC as one part of a balanced assessment system that provides data for teachers to assess proficiency in mathematics. Based on feedback from our first meetings, a portion of each Math Morsel event will be reserved for strategy and resource sharing.

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Feb

The SBAC Math Assessment as Part of a Balanced Assessment System (a Math Morsels Meeting) (St. Albans)

Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Math Educators and Supporters This conversation will begin by looking at the SBAC summative assessment and what teachers and students should know about the new testing format. We will also explore other resources offered by SBAC, such as the Digital Library of formative assessment practices and professional learning resources for educators. This conversation will emphasize SBAC as one part of a balanced assessment system that provides data for teachers to assess proficiency in mathematics. Based on feedback from our first meetings, a portion of each Math Morsel event will be reserved for strategy and resource sharing.

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Feb

Building Youth Developmental Assets in School Communities: An Implementation Workshop

This no-cost training prepares participants to effectively implement the Search Institute's Developmental Assets into the school community in order to spread the message further, faster, and easier to sustain the momentum within the school system.

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Feb

The SBAC Math Assessment as Part of a Balanced Assessment System (a Math Morsels Meeting) (Brattleboro)

Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Math Educators and Supporters This conversation will begin by looking at the SBAC summative assessment and what teachers and students should know about the new testing format. We will also explore other resources offered by SBAC, such as the Digital Library of formative assessment practices and professional learning resources for educators. This conversation will emphasize SBAC as one part of a balanced assessment system that provides data for teachers to assess proficiency in mathematics. Based on feedback from our first meetings, a portion of each Math Morsel event will be reserved for strategy and resource sharing.

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Feb

The SBAC Math Assessment as Part of a Balanced Assessment System (a Math Morsels Meeting) (Burlington)

Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Math Educators and Supporters This conversation will begin by looking at the SBAC summative assessment and what teachers and students should know about the new testing format. We will also explore other resources offered by SBAC, such as the Digital Library of formative assessment practices and professional learning resources for educators. This conversation will emphasize SBAC as one part of a balanced assessment system that provides data for teachers to assess proficiency in mathematics. Based on feedback from our first meetings, a portion of each Math Morsel event will be reserved for strategy and resource sharing.

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Feb

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.

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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.

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Feb

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.

March

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mar

23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference.

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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.

April

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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.

May

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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.

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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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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

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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.