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.

2015

January

14

Jan

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

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.

22

Jan

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.

30

Jan

Assessing Social Cognition

This six hour course will provide an introduction to social cognition, including social cognitive theory and areas of social cognitive functioning. Discussion of formal and informal assessment measures including theory of mind tasks, false belief tasks, language assessments, and perspective taking tasks will provide a framework for assessing areas of social cognitive functioning and informing interventions for students. Click here for more information.

February

5

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.

11

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.

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.

19

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

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

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.

27

Mar

23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference.

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. Click here for more information.

April

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.

May

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.)
Click here for more information.

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.