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Digital Learning Plan, Draft for Public Comment

The Agency of Education is seeking public comment on the draft Vermont's statewide 2018 - 2021 Digital Learning Plan. As required, the Agency of Education will be accepting public comments for the 90 days from June 30, 2017 to September 29, 2017.

Comments and questions can be sent to Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, by email or US mail to Vermont Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Suite 402, Barre, Vermont 05641.

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this process.  If you have any questions about the public comment process, please email Peter Drescher or call (802) 479-1169.

Locals are still required to submit their own Digital Learning Plans to the Agency of Education, which are due on June 30, 2018. This released draft of the state Digital Learning Plan contains a suggested template section.

This requirement is an amendment to the Technology Plan requirement in the past. The Agency of Education still sees tremendous value in having Supervisory Unions, Unified Districts and Supervisory Districts create and turn in a three-year plan for how technology will support learning. The new plan, now known as the Vermont Digital Learning Plan, will be on a three-year cycle and will be required to be turned in at the start of each 3 year period.  While some plans in the past were on a different cycle, all will be on the same cycle, meaning there should be a submission from each SU or SD in this next iteration. Some have already passed in plans from the earlier request. To reiterate, plans will be due June 30, 2018. Webinars and other training materials will commence in Fall 2017 to further support this work. The final Digital Learning Plan will be posted around the beginning of October 2017.  We will also be seeking a peer review committee to evaluate submitted plans.

Friday, June 30, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 29, 2017 (All day)

Peer Review Clinic - FULL

No additional registrations for this clinic date will be taken, please review the calendar of events for future available dates.

Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 4:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Room 304 in Barre, VT

More information may be found on the Peer Review page.

Contact to register: AOE.PeerReview@vermont.gov

Peer Review Clinics are for educators that are interested in learning more about the Peer Review program.   There is limited space available, so please register in advance.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 (All day)

Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Pre-K Introductory Training (Brattleboro)

Audience: Pre-K Teachers and Administrators

Date: August 19, 2017

Location: Brattleboro

Contact: Ellen Cairns, (802) 479-1443 

CLASS is an assessment tool and professional development system that measures the interactions in classrooms and helps teachers improve those interactions. It is recommended by the Vermont Agency of Education and is used as part of the Vermont Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS). This free one-day workshop will give you an overview of what CLASS measures and how it helps to improve interactions in ten different dimensions, including Behavior Management, Concept Development, and Language Modeling. There will be six sessions offered on Saturdays in July and August throughout the state. Learn more about CLASS.   Register for the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) PreK Introductory Training.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

State Board of Education

Date: August 30, 2017 (Wednesday)

Location: Vermont Agency of Education,  219 North Main Street, Room 304, Barre, VT 05641

Meeting Materials: pending

Contact: Suzanne Sprague, (802) 479-1030

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (All day)

Classroom Assessment Scoring System PreK Introductory Training (Barre)

Audience: Pre-K Teachers and Administrators

Date: September 5, 2017

Location: Vermont Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Suite 402, Room 304, Barre, Vermont  05641

Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is an assessment tool and professional development system that measures the interactions in classrooms and helps teachers improve those interactions. It is recommended by the Vermont Agency of Education and is used as part of the Vermont Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS). This free one-day workshop will give you an overview of what CLASS measures and how it helps teachers improve interactions in ten different dimensions, including Behavior Management, Concept Development, and Language Modeling. The training is at the AOE in Barre on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Register for CLASS Intro Session

Contact: Ellen Cairns at (802) 479-1443 or ellen.cairns@vermont.gov

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Continuous Improvement Planning Workgroup Sessions

The Agency of Education is offering a free opportunity to engage in a collaborative workgroup series with the purpose of learning and applying the continuous improvement process for developing, implementing, and submitting continuous improvement plans.  There are three sessions in this learning series. 

Organizing and Planning for Continuous Improvement Using an Improvement Science Approach

Content: During each workgroup sessions, participants will engage in collaborative learning about the improvement science approach to continuous improvement, as well as the processes and practices within the phases of the continuous improvement process.

Audience: Ideally SU/SD teams comprised of the superintendent and/or directors of curriculum, a principal, and at least one educator. Maximum 5 per team.

Dates: September 7, 2017; December 5, 2017; March 8, 2018

Each session will be held from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Please come prepared with your own beverages and food for the day or feel free to purchase locally.  There is a limit of 35 people per session; an additional series will be added if needed.

Location: Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641- 3rd Floor, Conference Room 304

Cost: FREE

Design: In-person sessions include co-learning and co-design opportunities, followed by an action period during which time participants apply learning in their school settings through developing their continuous improvement plans.

RegisterContinuous Improvement Planning Workgroup Sessions

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Peer Review Clinic - FULL

No additional registrations for this clinic date will be taken, please review the calendar of events for future available dates.

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 10:00 AM - Noon

Location: Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Room 304 in Barre, VT

More information may be found on the Peer Review page.

Contact to register: AOE.PeerReview@vermont.gov

Peer Review Clinics are for educators that are interested in learning more about the Peer Review program.   There is limited space available, so please register in advance.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 (All day)

Vermont Early Learning Standards Institute 1

Two-day sessions about the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) for K-3 teachers, childcare providers, public/private PreK staff, administrators, Head Start, early childhood mental health providers, early childhood special educators, specialists and other educators. Lunch provided. Hotel accommodations are not included but lodging is available on-site at conference rates.

Location: The Lake Morey Conference Center, Fairlee, VT

Domains: Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Growing, Moving & Being Healthy

Please see the flyer for information and register for the VELS Institute 1. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm

VELS Institute 1 - Approaches to Learning Social and Emotional Development

Full Event Title: Institute 1 – Approaches to Learning Social and Emotional Development, Growing, Moving & Being  Healthy

One of three two-day institutes will be held this fall of 2017 for the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) guide educators in the development and selection of program-wide curriculum and educational strategies for children from birth through grade 3. Please see the flyer for information and register at the VELS Institutes. Register by July 15, 2017 for two out of three VELS Institutes and get one free!

Date:  September 28 & 29, 2017

Location: Lake Morey Conference Center, Fairlee, VT

Contact: Kate Rogers

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:30am

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Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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