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.

July

10

Jul

L/RSB Summer Conference

All conferences will be held at the AOE offices in Barre, VT.

15

Jul

L/RSB Summer Conference

All conferences will be held at the AOE offices in Barre, VT.

15

Jul

Peer Review Info Session

The agency offers bi-monthly 45 minute peer review informational sessions to provide more information for candidates who are considering peer review.

16

Jul

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 - 31

Jul - Aug

Assessment Basics for Adult Education (Online Course)

This online course is designed for teachers and program administrators who want to understand fundamental assessment information necessary for quality in test use, administration, and design; alignment of goals, curriculum, and assessment; and using alternative forms of assessment. The course surveys the most currently prominent tests and resources in use today.

* Online Course

24

Jul

L/RSB Summer Conference

All conferences will be held at the AOE offices in Barre, VT.

27

Jul

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

28

Jul

L/RSB Summer Conference

All conferences will be held at the AOE offices in Barre, VT.

29

Jul

L/RSB Summer Conference

All conferences will be held at the AOE offices in Barre, VT.

30

Jul

L/RSB Summer Conference

All conferences will be held at the AOE offices in Barre, VT.

August

7

Aug

College and Career Readiness Standards Implementation—Next steps for Adult Education and Literacy center managers (Part 1)

Meredith Liben will be returning to work with adult education center managers on concrete implementation steps for the ELA/ Literacy standards. Each center/ regional manager should participate in the sessions, and each is encouraged to bring an additional experienced and trusted teacher who will be able to assist the center/ regional manager with the implementation activities.

27

Aug

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.

6

Aug

NECAP Science Bias/Sensitivity Review Committee Meeting and NECAP Content Item Review Committee Meeting

7

Aug

NECAP Science Item Review Committee Meeting

2 - 7

Aug

VSI Science and Engineering Academy – Life Science and Engineering

The Vermont Science Initiative (VSI) is offering sustained support for K-8 teachers through the 2015-2016 VSI Science and Engineering Academy. Through a combination of a summer institute focusing on life science and engineering, 3 follow up days, sustained support through on-site team meetings (PLCs), and additional content through the NSTA Learning Center, teachers will deepen their understanding of science and engineering content and best instructional practices and earn 4 graduate credits. Contact Project Managers: Renee Affolter raffolter.vtscience@gmail.com or Deanna Bailey deannabaileyscience@gmail.com.

September

8 - 29

Sep

Formative Assessment for Adult Education (choose math or writing focus) (Online Course)

Formative assessment refers to both the formal and the informal processes that teachers and students use collaboratively to gather evidence of student learning for the purpose of improving the learning. Formative assessment occurs while the learning is taking place, as opposed to summative assessment that typically occurs at the end of a learning unit or course to determine what the student has learned. Formative assessment is a process, not a one-time event; it is assessment for learning, rather than assessment of learning, as with summative assessment. By the end of this course, participants will be able to define formative assessment and its benefits for classroom instruction; describe strategies for using formative assessment in the adult education classroom; and identify a goal for using one or more formative assessment strategies.

* Online Course

10

Sep

Executive Function: Organizing the Classroom for Independent Functioning Skills (Colchester)

Please join VT Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA) and VT Agency of Education to learn more about creating the conditions for independence in your classrooms and for promoting self regulation, task initiation and sustained motivation. Practical, inventive and accountable tools for educators to address elementary, middle and high school student executive function needs will be presented by Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP whom is a leading expert and international presenter on developing executive function skills for student independence.

11

Sep

Executive Function: Organizing the Classroom for Independent Functioning Skills (Killington)

Please join VT Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA) and VT Agency of Education to learn more about creating the conditions for independence in your classrooms and for promoting self regulation, task initiation and sustained motivation. Practical, inventive and accountable tools for educators to address elementary, middle and high school student executive function needs will be presented by Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP whom is a leading expert and international presenter on developing executive function skills for student independence.

23

Sep

Peer Review Info Session

The agency offers bi-monthly 45 minute peer review informational sessions to provide more information for candidates who are considering peer review.

24

Sep

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.

October

2

Oct

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).

16

Oct

College and Career Readiness Standards Implementation—Next steps for Adult Education and Literacy center managers (Part 2)

Meredith Liben will be returning to work with adult education center managers on concrete implementation steps for the ELA/ Literacy standards. Each center/ regional manager should participate in the sessions, and each is encouraged to bring an additional experienced and trusted teacher who will be able to assist the center/ regional manager with the implementation activities.

23

Oct

GED Examiners’ Annual meeting

All GED examiners in Vermont must attend an annual meeting for essential updates and discussions about the GED.

2016

April

22

Apr

AEL Anual 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

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).

8

Apr

SAVE THE DATE: 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference.

May

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.

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.