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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

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

Classroom Assessment Scoring System PreK Introductory Training (Brattleboro)

Audience: Pre-K Teachers and Administrators

The 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. Learn more on dates and locations and register for Classroom Assessment Scoring System PreK Introductory Training.

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

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

Classroom Assessment Scoring System PreK Introductory Training (Rutland)

Audience: Pre-K Teachers and Administrators

The 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. Learn more on dates and locations and register for Classroom Assessment Scoring System PreK Introductory Training.

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

VELS Institute 3 - Language Development

Full Event Title: VELS Institute 3 - Language Development, Literacy Development, Creative Arts & Expression

Three 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:  December 7 & 8, 2017

Location: Sheraton Burlington Hotel, Burlington, VT

Contact: Kate Rogers

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:30am

Peer Review Clinic - FULL

Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 10:00AM-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, December 9, 2017 (All day)

Early Childhood Outcomes Data Day (Southeast)

Location: Quality Inn, Brattleboro, VT

Members of the Early Learning Team from the Agency of Education, The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) will be hosting regional Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Data Days for ALL Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Team Members including ECSE Directors, Related Service Personnel, ECSE Educators, and Classroom Teachers.

This day long academy will help all members of your ECSE team:

1. Gain knowledge about how statewide early childhood outcomes data are collected and reported.
2. Learn about critical questions that can drive early childhood outcomes data analysis and use.
3. Be better able to use early childhood outcomes data to sustain improved data quality and decision-making at the local level.

Learn more about and register for the regional Early Childhood Outcomes Data Days at a location and date that is convenient for your ECSE team.

Deadline to register: December 1, 2017

Contact: Katie McCarthy at katie.mccarthy@vermont.gov

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:15pm

Early Childhood Outcomes Data Day (Southwest)

Location: Holiday Inn, Rutland, VT

Members of the Early Learning Team from the Agency of Education, The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) will be hosting regional Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Data Days for ALL Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Team Members including ECSE Directors, Related Service Personnel, ECSE Educators, and Classroom Teachers.

This day long academy will help all members of your ECSE team:

1. Gain knowledge about how statewide early childhood outcomes data are collected and reported.
2. Learn about critical questions that can drive early childhood outcomes data analysis and use.
3. Be better able to use early childhood outcomes data to sustain improved data quality and decision-making at the local level.

Learn more about and register for the regional Early Childhood Outcomes Data Days at a location and date that is convenient for your ECSE team.

Deadline to register: December 1, 2017

Contact: Katie McCarthy at katie.mccarthy@vermont.gov

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:15pm

Early Childhood Outcomes Data Day (Central)

Location: Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT

Members of the Early Learning Team from the Agency of Education, The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) will be hosting regional Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Data Days for ALL Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Team Members including ECSE Directors, Related Service Personnel, ECSE Educators, and Classroom Teachers.

This day long academy will help all members of your ECSE team:

1. Gain knowledge about how statewide early childhood outcomes data are collected and reported.
2. Learn about critical questions that can drive early childhood outcomes data analysis and use.
3. Be better able to use early childhood outcomes data to sustain improved data quality and decision-making at the local level.

Learn more about and register for the regional Early Childhood Outcomes Data Days at a location and date that is convenient for your ECSE team.

Deadline to register: December 1, 2017

Contact: Katie McCarthy at katie.mccarthy@vermont.gov

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:15pm

Early Childhood Outcomes Data Day (Northwest)

Location: Holiday Inn, South Burlington

Members of the Early Learning Team from the Agency of Education, The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) will be hosting regional Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Data Days for ALL Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Team Members including ECSE Directors, Related Service Personnel, ECSE Educators, and Classroom Teachers.

This day long academy will help all members of your ECSE team:

1. Gain knowledge about how statewide early childhood outcomes data are collected and reported.
2. Learn about critical questions that can drive early childhood outcomes data analysis and use.
3. Be better able to use early childhood outcomes data to sustain improved data quality and decision-making at the local level.

Learn more about and register for the regional Early Childhood Outcomes Data Days at a location and date that is convenient for your ECSE team.

Deadline to register: December 1, 2017

Contact: Katie McCarthy at katie.mccarthy@vermont.gov

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:15pm

Early Childhood Outcomes Data Day (Northeast)

Location: Gateway Center, Newport, VT

Members of the Early Learning Team from the Agency of Education, The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) will be hosting regional Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Data Days for ALL Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Team Members including ECSE Directors, Related Service Personnel, ECSE Educators, and Classroom Teachers.

This day long academy will help all members of your ECSE team:

1. Gain knowledge about how statewide early childhood outcomes data are collected and reported.
2. Learn about critical questions that can drive early childhood outcomes data analysis and use.
3. Be better able to use early childhood outcomes data to sustain improved data quality and decision-making at the local level.

Learn more about and register for the regional Early Childhood Outcomes Data Days at a location and date that is convenient for your ECSE team.

Deadline to register: December 1, 2017

Contact: Katie McCarthy at katie.mccarthy@vermont.gov

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:15pm

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Barre, VT 05641

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