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.

May

28

May

Understanding Head Start in Vermont’s Universal Prekindergarten Education System Webinar

Webinar participants will learn about Head Start’s services, funding, and Program Performance Standards. Head Start programs may participate in Act 166 as a Vermont-approved prequalified prekindergarten education program. Federal Head Start funds must be layered onto Act 166 funds when used to serve children dually enrolled in both Vermont-funded Act 166 prekindergarten and federally funded Head Start services. In addition, the reporting requirements of Head Start programs serving dually enrolled children will be covered.

29

May

Spring Student Census / SECT Training

Registrars, Administrative Support, Student Information Systems Support Persons or any school personnel who are responsible for completing the Spring Student Census/SECT are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions: May 29, 2015; June 1, 2015; or June 5, 2015. Space is limited, so please register immediately by calling (802) 479-1064 or emailing glenn.bouchard@state.vt.us.

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.)
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June

1

Jun

Spring Student Census / SECT Training

Registrars, Administrative Support, Student Information Systems Support Persons or any school personnel who are responsible for completing the Spring Student Census/SECT are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions: May 29, 2015; June 1, 2015; or June 5, 2015. Space is limited, so please register immediately by calling the number below or emailing glenn.bouchard@state.vt.us.

2

Jun

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

4

Jun

Serving Children with Disabilities in a Public Pre-K Program Webinar

This webinar will focus on school district responsibility to provide special education and related services and supports to resident children 3, 4 and 5 years of age with disabilities who participate in school-based, school-operated or public pre-k partnership programs within and outside of the school district’s jurisdiction.

5

Jun

Spring Student Census / SECT Training

Registrars, Administrative Support, Student Information Systems Support Persons or any school personnel who are responsible for completing the Spring Student Census/SECT are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions: May 29, 2015; June 1, 2015; or June 5, 2015. Space is limited, so please register immediately by calling the number below or emailing glenn.bouchard@state.vt.us.

18

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.

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.

21 - 26

Jun

Engineering Content in the Next Generation Science Standards World

Audience: Science Teachers (Grades 7-12) - This four-credit course will take place from June 21st to June 26th on the campus of Norwich University. The course will present a holistic approach to incorporating engineering content into Science, Math, Technology and English Language Arts. More information and the interest form are available at http://msp.swvtccc.org/ or mmaidrand@brsu.org. AOE Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons at (802)-479-1425 or pat.fitzsimmons@state.vt.us.

22 - 25

Jun

BEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2015

The 2015 BEST/MTSS Summer Institute will be held on June 22-25h at the Killington Grand Resort. Registration materials are now online at http://goo.gl/xzDhNd. Register yourself and encourage your teammates to register NOW! The Institute is expected to fill up quickly!

25 - 26

Jun

Community Geodesign in Vermont (June)

Audience: Science Teachers (Grade 4-8) - This three-credit hybrid course meets face-to face on March 28th, June 25th & 26th at Castleton State College as well as online. Participants will explore geohazards in Vermont and focus on the potential engineering-related options for increasing resilience to these events. Coursework applies NGSS Science and Engineering Practices 1 through 8. More information and the interest form are available at http://msp.swvtccc.org/ or mmaidrand@brsu.org. AOE Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons at (802)-479-1425 or pat.fitzsimmons@state.vt.us.

25 - 26

Jun

State Board of Education

Pursuant to Title 16 of the Vermont Statutes, Chapter 3, the Vermont State Board of Education is responsible for the establishment, advancement, and evaluation of public education policy. The powers and duties of the Board include making regulations governing: attendance and records of attendance of all pupils, standards for student performance, adult basic education programs, approval of independent schools, disbursement of funds, and equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.

July

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.

27

Jul

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

August

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

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.

2016

April

8

Apr

SAVE THE DATE: 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference.