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.

September

23

Sep

Implementing a High Functioning Multi-tiered System of Support for All Students (Colchester)

For educators at all levels in the district, school and classroom interested in creating and sustaining an inventive and accountable MTSS system. The focus will be on creating effective: classrooms grounded in MTSS practice; school leadership and the role of teams; effective special and related services in an MTSS school and classroom; and balanced assessment planning to serve instructional excellence and learning

24

Sep

Implementing a High Functioning Multi-tiered System of Support for All Students (Killington)

For educators at all levels in the district, school and classroom interested in creating and sustaining an inventive and accountable MTSS system. The focus will be on creating effective: classrooms grounded in MTSS practice; school leadership and the role of teams; effective special and related services in an MTSS school and classroom; and balanced assessment planning to serve instructional excellence and learning

26

Sep

Teaching Strategies GOLD Introductory Trainings: Part 2 (Brattleboro Area)

The Vermont Agency of Education is sponsoring accredited trainers to conduct Teaching Strategies GOLD trainings throughout the year across the state. All trainings are free and open to all early educators supporting children 0-5 in Vermont. Introductory trainings are 12 hours and the three advanced trainings are 6 hours each.

26 - 27

Sep

Teaching Strategies GOLD Introductory Trainings (Rutland)

Introductory trainings are 12 hours and the three advanced trainings are 6 hours each. Introductory trainings are currently scheduled throughout the state and free to all participants. (There is a 10 participant minimum)

29

Sep

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

Agenda

29

Sep

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.

October

3 - 4

Oct

Teaching Strategies GOLD Introductory Trainings (Lyndonville)

Introductory trainings are 12 hours and the three advanced trainings are 6 hours each. Introductory trainings are currently scheduled throughout the state and free to all participants.

3

Oct

Teaching Strategies GOLD Introductory Trainings (Williston) – Day One

Introductory trainings are 12 hours and the three advanced trainings are 6 hours each. Introductory trainings are currently scheduled throughout the state and free to all participants. (There is a 10 participant minimum)

8

Oct

19th Annual Red Clover Award Conference

The VT AOE, Vermont Center for the Book and Vermont Department of Libraries invite you to the 19th Annual Red Clover Award Conference on October 8 at the Lake Morey Inn. This year’s conference features hands-on workshops including the Use of Technology through the Red Clover Program, Common Core Connections, Persuasive Writing, Art Projects, Connecting with Homeschoolers and much more. Keynote: Award winning author and illustrator David Macaulay, with an endnote by award-winning author Leda Schubert. All conference registrants will receive FREE digital and paper copies of the Red Clover Educator Resource Manual.

10

Oct

Teaching Strategies GOLD Introductory Trainings (Williston) – Day Two

Introductory trainings are 12 hours and the three advanced trainings are 6 hours each. Introductory trainings are currently scheduled throughout the state and free to all participants. (There is a 10 participant minimum)

10 - 11

Oct

Teaching Strategies GOLD Introductory Trainings (Berlin)

Introductory trainings are 12 hours and the three advanced trainings are 6 hours each. Introductory trainings are currently scheduled throughout the state and free to all participants. (There is a 10 participant minimum)

21

Oct

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.

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.

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.

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.

17

Nov

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

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

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.

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.

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.