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

23

Feb

Making Thinking Visible KLEWS

Participants will have opportunity to learn and practice instructional strategies of making thinking accessible for all students by engaging with science phenomena and student discourse.

16

Feb

VT 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.

17

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.

18

Feb

STEM Collaboration: Expanded Learning Opportunities in Afterschool and Summer"

Vermont Afterschool invites K - 8 classroom teachers and afterschool providers to review data and emerging collaborations that support quality STEM experiences linking formal and informal learning. Participants will explore STEM professional development, inclusion of NGSS dimensions, and communication tools for coordination of STEM learning beyond the bell.

March

4

Mar

Day 2: What Do I Need to Move Three-Dimensional Learning in Science Forward in my School, District, Supervisory Union and/or State?

The second day of the professional learning series will offer participants the opportunity to engage in rich learning and discourse about what is necessary to move the three-dimensional learning of the Next Generation Science Standards forward in their school, district, supervisory union and/or state. The dialogue will address items such as: what does it mean for me to move NGSS forward, how do I set up a science learning community in my school, and how do I work with leadership teams to move NGSS instruction forward.

9

Mar

2015-16 Coaching for Proficiency in Literacy Series: Collaborating About Problems of Practice to Improve Teaching and Learning

How can we use discourse and collaboration to effectively address problems of practice? Participants will engage in dialogue to share current problems of practice, provide feedback, and explore strategies for continuous improvement.

15

Mar

VT 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.

16

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.

16

Mar

Grant Writing Workshop and Bidder’s Conference for 2017 Comprehensive School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention Grant

All SU/SDs interested in submitting a proposal for competitive school-based tobacco use prevention grant of $30,000 per year for four (4) years to support SU/SD-wide efforts they are strongly encouraged to send a team of up to five (5) to this event.

* Questions? Contact Bob Uerz at VT Agency of Education at robert.uerz@vermont.gov

22

Mar

Exploring Three-Dimensional Through Effective Instructional Strategies

During this conversation participants will discuss the use of supportive learning strategies and classroom accommodations to support three-dimensional learning of NGSS for all students.

22 - 23

Mar

Vermont Freemasons Comprehensive Assessment and Recovery Effort (CARE)

This training helps schools support, develop and improve upon their Educational Support Team (EST) as part of their Educational Support System (ESS). This two-day workshop builds educators’ skills in identifying at-risk students for substance abuse, depression, suicide or violence; developing a referral system; and providing support. There is no direct cost to schools as it is funded by the Vermont Freemasons. The deadline to register is February 6, 2016.

25

Mar

SAVE THE DATE: 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference

28

Mar

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

10

Mar

Creating Coherent Storylines

Teachers will learn about storylines and how this tool can be used to plan instruction around a phenomenon and the NGSS standards. It will show ways of integrating science meetings, science notebooks, and claims, evidence, and reasoning.

April

5

Apr

Exploring Three-Dimensional Learning Through Coherence and Storylines

During this conversation participants will discuss the three-dimensional learning of NGSS through Storyline development.

15

Apr

AEL Assessment Instrument Training

Adult education and literacy (AEL) program staff who need to administer any of the following standardized assessment instruments should take the relevant portion(s) of this training agenda every 3 years: Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) 9/10; CASAS Employability Competency System (ECS); and TABE Complete Language Assessment System–English (CLAS-E)

20

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.

22

Apr

AEL annual assessment and National Reporting System Updates (Webinar)

All AEL staff with assessment duties and managers must successfully complete this training each year.

* Webinar

29

Apr

AEL annual assessment and National Reporting System Updates (Webinar)

All AEL staff with assessment duties and managers must successfully complete this training each year.

* Webinar

May

11

May

Save the Date: 2016 Transition and Career Planning Conference

An announcement will be sent out in early spring when online registration is open.

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.

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 (2016)--NGSS and Vermont’s Changing Classrooms--Beyond the Four Walls!

Save the date! More info. to come at a later date.

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.

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

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

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.

July

25

Jul

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council