Agency of Education

CACFP New Meal Pattern Training

Join this all-day intensive session to prepare your program for the changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program meal pattern that will take effect October 1, 2017. We will discuss the updated changes to the meal pattern in depth with hands on activities and recipes to prepare you for the implementation of the new meal pattern. The training will be held in-person at our office in Barre. The trainings will be from 9:00 am ~ 3:30 pm, and participants will earn 6 hours of continuing education credits. You will be on your own for lunch from 12 until 12:45. This training is free!

Location:  219 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05663

Contact: rebecca.cochran@vermont.gov, (802) 479-1192

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Visual Art Resource Sharing

Audience: Visual Art Teachers

Please join us for a professional learning day at the Vermont Agency of Education on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, where participants will have the opportunity to share and learn about a variety of resources from their fellow visual art teachers. Prior to the day, educators will select and upload a resource that they use in the classroom to be shared with the larger group. Time will be provided to explore and collaborate. Topics for sharing may include: curriculum, instruction, and assessment aligned with the National Core Arts Standards, performance assessment, learning targets, learning platform hacks, personalization, arts integration, proficiencies/PBGRs in the art room, transferable skills, contemporary practice, Teaching for Artistic Behavior, S.T.E.A.M, transferable skills, etc. Content of the sharing day will be participant driven. Participants will be introduced to #VTOpen group on OER Commons, Vermont’s open educational resource site, as an option for staying connected to resources. Art teachers K-12 are welcome with an acknowledgement that any great resource can be adapted to any age group and vertical alignment of arts programs benefits all students. Register for Visual Art Resource Sharing. Space is limited to 25 participants. Depending upon the popularity, a second resource-sharing day will be planned for the Spring.

Contact: Emily Titterton at (802) 479-1378 or emily.titterton@vermont.gov.

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Sample Arts Proficiencies/PBGRs Launch and Work Session

Audience: Arts Teachers and Administrators

Please join us for a professional learning day centered around proficiencies in the arts room on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Vermont Agency of Education. Sample Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements with Performance Indicators for Music, Visual Art, Dance, and Theatre are posted on the Agency of Education website. (Media Arts coming soon). They are aligned with the National Core Arts Standards. This session is for Arts educators PreK-16 and from all five arts disciplines. Teams are welcome to attend, as well as, curriculum directors and other administrators. The launch and workday will include an introduction and discussion of the new state sample Arts Proficiencies/PBGRs and sharing and collaboration to write learning targets, proficiency scales, and/or rubrics. Registration online for Sample Arts Proficiencies/PBGRs Launch & Work Session. Space is limited to 28 participants.

Contact: Emily Titterton at (802) 479-9981 or emily.titterton@vermont.gov.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

New CACFP New Meal Pattern Training

Join this all-day intensive session to prepare your program for the changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program meal pattern that will take effect October 1, 2017. We will discuss the updated changes to the meal pattern in depth with hands on activities and recipes to prepare you for the implementation of the new meal pattern. The training will be held in-person at our office in Barre. The trainings will be from 9:00 am ~ 3:30 pm, and participants will earn 6 hours of continuing education credits. You will be on your own for lunch from 12 until 12:45. This training is free!

Location:  219 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05663

Contact: rebecca.cochran@vermont.gov, (802) 479-1192

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

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, March 8, 2018 - 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

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

Continuous Improvement Planning Workgroup Sessions

Session is Full

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

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

Science, NGSS Resource Sharing

Date: June 12, 2017

Audience: Higher Ed, Science Teacher Leaders, Coaches, Professional Development Providers, Teachers

Location: Vermont Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Barre, in Room 204

Contact: Kathy Renfrew at (802) 479-1448 or kathy.renfrew@vermont.gov

During this session, participants will have an opportunity to share NGSS resources that you know of, have created, adapted and are willing to share. Our goal is for science leaders in the field to collaborate and share resources around the implementation of NGSS. This session is limited to 25 participants. Register online.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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)

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Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

(802) 479-1030 | aoe.edinfo@vermont.gov
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