Professional Learning

Vermont Science Initiative Science and Engineering Academy

Date: August 6 - 11, 2017

Times: Sunday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.,  and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., plus three follow-up dates during the school year TBD.

Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons, Math/Science Partnership Program Manager, (802) 479-1425

The Vermont Science Initiative (VSI) is offering sustained support for K-8 teachers through a combination of a summer institute on science and engineering, three 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 four graduate credits. This opportunity kicks off with a summer institute from August 6-11, 2017.  Learn more on the VSI website or email VSI Project Managers Renee Affolter or Deanna Bailey.

Format:  Science/Engineering/Pedagogy Institute integrating science, engineering, model-based reasoning, formative assessment, and relevant technology.  An engineer, science professor and pedagogy specialist will work together to design and deliver the content and learning opportunities.

Stipend: $700 Stipend, four graduate credits, meals, and optional lodging.

Requirements:

  • Summer Institute, August 6-11, 2017.  Lyndon State College, 8:30 a.m. - 4 pm., and three required evening sessions.
  • Three follow-up days during the school year
  • Targeted Science Content through completion of three SciObjects. These learning experiences focus on a set of key content ideas and allow teachers to target and choose the content they need. For more information, please visit the NSTA Learning Center website 
  • Site-specific PLC work,  three professional learning community meetings will provide both the time and the collegial support to complete the requirements of the program. The PLCs will allow teams to examine key practices to enhance student learning, reflect on student progress, and plan next steps for instruction.
  • Participation in evaluation of the VSI program including but not limited to: teacher and student pre/post tests, surveys, and interviews.
Sunday, August 6, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 11, 2017 (All day)

Vermont Science Initiative NGSS Science Leader Program

Dates: July 9 - 14, 2017 plus three days TBD in 2017-2018 school year

Times: Sunday 4 p.m. -7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 8:30 - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.,  Wednesday-Friday 8:30 - 4 p.m. , plus three follow-up dates during the school year TBD.     

Location: Lyndon State College

Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons, Math/Science Partnership Program Manager, (802) 479-1425

The Vermont Science Initiative (VSI) NGSS Science Leadership Program will help build in-house capacity for science professional learning. The program will develop science education leaders across Vermont who can support other teachers in understanding the shifts in the NGSS by facilitating professional learning in their own supervisory union/district using the research-based Next Generation Science Exemplar System for professional learning (NGSX).  This opportunity kicks off with a summer institute July 9-14, 2017.  Stipend, use of materials and NGSX, and ongoing support as leaders implement the professional development is provided. Learn more on the VSI website or email VSI Project Managers Renee Affolter or Deanna Bailey.

Requirements:  Administrative support, participation in the summer institute and follow-up days, implement a study group back at the home site during 2017-2018, completion of evaluation tools such as surveys.  

Sunday, July 9, 2017 (All day) to Friday, July 14, 2017 (All day)

Science Resource Sharing for Expanded Learning Providers

Date: March 13, 2017

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 expanded learning providers to collaborate and share resources around the implementation of NGSS. This session is limited to 25 participants. Register online.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Kindergarten Conference: The Arts as a Tool for Learning

Date: April 7, 2017

Time: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Hilton Hotel, Burlington, VT

Contact: Pat Fitzsimmons or (802) 479-1425 

The Vermont Agency of Education, the Early Childhood PreK-3 Program at the University of Vermont, and VAEYC invite you to participate in the 25th Annual Kindergarten Conference. It will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Hilton in Burlington. The theme of this year’s conference is nurturing imagination and learning through the arts. Learn more about The Arts as a Tool for Learning.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm

Vermont Science Initiative Science and Engineering Academy

Date:  August 6-11, 2017

Times: Sunday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Monday & Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.;  Plus three school year follow up dates TBD

Location: Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Cost: $1,240, includes four credits

Contact: Renee Affolter or Deanna Bailey 

The Vermont Science Initiative (VSI) is offering sustained support for K-8 teachers through a combination of a summer institute focusing on life science and engineering, three 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. Kicks off with summer institute August 6-11.  Learn more and apply online

Sunday, August 6, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 11, 2017 (All day)

Vermont Science Initiative NGSS Science Leader Program

Date:  July 9-14, 2017

Times: Sunday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.;  Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.;  Plus three school year follow up dates TBD

Location: Lyndon State College, Lyndonville

Contact: Renee Affolter  or Deanna Bailey 

The Vermont Science Initiative (VSI) NGSS Science Leadership Program will help build in-house capacity for science professional development. The program will develop science education leaders across Vermont who can support other teachers in understanding the shifts in the NGSS by facilitating professional development in their own supervisory union/district using the research-based Next Generation Science Exemplar System for professional learning (NGSX).  Kicks off with a summer institute July 9-14, 2017.  Stipend, use of materials and NGSX, and ongoing support as leaders implement the PD is provided. Learn more and apply online

Sunday, July 9, 2017 (All day) to Friday, July 14, 2017 (All day)

Peer Review Clinic - FULL

Date: June 10, 2017

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, June 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Digging Deep Expert Series with Dr. Karin Hess

Date: November 29, 2016

Location: Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT

Contact: Carisa Corrow 

This series is designed for educators and school teams to join together to deeply examine assessment systems in their schools to support the implementation of the Vermont Education Quality Standards. Dr.  Karin Hess is a recognized international leader in developing practical approaches for using cognitive rigor and learning progressions as the foundation for formative, interim, and performance assessments. She is excited to share her expertise in her home state of Vermont.  The first day of this year's series is November 29, 2016 in Woodstock, VT.  

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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