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

9

Sep

Save the Date: Assessment Options for Students with Special Assessment Needs (Dummerston)

VT Agency of Education will be hosting a repeat of the May 29th conference on Assessment Options for Student with Special Assessment Needs which will provide an introduction to Vermont’s two new assessments: Smarter Balanced (SBAC) and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM). Strategies and information needed to complete assessment participation components of IEPs, 504 Plans or EST Plans will be emphasized. Participants are encouraged to attend in teams.

* QUESTIONS: Michael Hock | State Assessment Director | michael.hock@state.vt.us | 802-479-1288; Cindy Moran | State Director of Special Education | cindy.moran@state.vt.us | 802-479-1432

10

Sep

Federal Grants Management Training

Detailed agenda and registration information will be available soon.

13

Sep

Second Saturday: Granite Industry Tools and Machinery

Granite's weight and hardness made its quarrying difficult. Starting about mid-century and for the rest of the 19th century, tools, machinery and abrasives were finally invented that could efficiently extract, move and cut granite. This led to the rapid expansion of Vermont's granite industry—granite replacing marble for monuments, and used to clad some of the nation's most important buildings. Historian Paul Wood will share his expertise.

16

Sep

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.

18

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.

18

Sep

Save the Date: Assessment Options for Students with Special Assessment Needs (Newport)

VT Agency of Education will be hosting a repeat of the May 29th conference on Assessment Options for Student with Special Assessment Needs which will provide an introduction to Vermont’s two new assessments: Smarter Balanced (SBAC) and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM). Strategies and information needed to complete assessment participation components of IEPs, 504 Plans or EST Plans will be emphasized. Participants are encouraged to attend in teams.

* QUESTIONS: Michael Hock | State Assessment Director | michael.hock@state.vt.us | 802-479-1288; Cindy Moran | State Director of Special Education | cindy.moran@state.vt.us | 802-479-1432

19

Sep

Teaching Strategies GOLD Introductory Trainings: Part 1 (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.

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.

29

Sep

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

October

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.

23

Oct

Federal Grants Management Training

Detailed agenda and registration information will be available soon.

November

17

Nov

Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council

18

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.

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.

2015

March

27

Mar

23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Kindergarten Conference.