Professional Learning

An Aligned Approach

By aligning standards and processes for school and educator quality and increasing access to high quality professional learning, Vermont is creating a statewide system to increase student learning. Learn more.

Professional Learning

Quality professional development has the power to increase educators’ knowledge of academic content and teaching skills while changing what educators believe about student learning and how they interact with students. Professional development can transform schools into places in which everyone is deeply engaged in learning. Learn more.

Teacher / Leader Effectiveness

Effective teacher and leaders are critically important to the success of students in Vermont. In 2011-12, a task force developed and then the State Board of Education approved The Vermont Guidelines for Teacher & Leader Effectiveness, which is intended to clarify essential elements of a high-quality teacher and leader evaluation system. Learn more.

An Aligned Approach

By aligning standards and processes for school and educator quality and increasing access to quality professional development, Vermont is creating a statewide system to improve educator quality and increase student learning.

Professional Learning

High quality professional learning that spans the continuum of an educator’s career is essential to increase educator’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs so that they may enable all students to learn at high levels.

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  • Professional Learning Network (PLN) formed in 2013 is a statewide system to address the need for a coordinated, cohesive and consistent approach to professional learning across the state with an emphasis on geographic equity and comparable quality articulated in one specific scope of work. The PLN is working specifically on Instructional Leadership and Common Core implementation. The PLN is a collaborative project between Champlain Valley Educator Development Center, Lamoille Area Professional Development Academy and Vermont Learning Collaborative through a contract with the AOE.
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  • Vermont Higher Education Collaborative for Education Workforce Development (VT-HEC) was formed in 2000 as part of Act 117. It is the joint work of the Vermont Agency of Education, the Vermont State Colleges and the University of Vermont. The VT-HEC, along with Vermont school districts and other education related organizations, are working together in new ways to make quality preparation, development and support programs accessible to educators and educators-to-be in all parts of Vermont.

Teacher / Leader Effectiveness

The Vermont Guidelines for Teacher & Leader Effectiveness was approved by the Vermont State Board of Education on June 18, 2012. The document is intended to clarify essential elements of a high-quality teacher and leader evaluation system and provide guidance as districts work to design or improve their evaluation systems.

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2015