Resources & Information

This page provides a limited listing of resources and information that can be used to develop professional development programs and plans for individuals and districts. This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of professional development providers or resources.

Use the following links to view information about professional development:


Vermont Professional Development Standards
The Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE), a 13-member, teacher majority, policy-making board appointed by the Governor, has adopted the standards for professional development included in this document. These standards are based on the National Staff Development Council standards for professional development and incorporate additional areas of concern for Vermont educators. These standards are intended to be used by principals, curriculum coordinators, professional development committees, and others involved with educator professional development to evaluate current professional development structures and offerings and to guide development of new programs.

  Vermont Professional Learning Network

You can find all the details of the Vermont PLN offerings and resources at:

The Vermont Professional Learning Network is a collaborative project between Champlain Valley Educator Development Center (CVEDC) , Lamoille Area Professional Development Academy (LAPDA) and The Vermont Learning Collaborative, Inc. through a contract with the Vermont Agency of Education.

The focus of PLN- related work is on the facilitation of Instructional Leadership and Common Core Implementation (in person, virtual, and online), state wide over . Many resources are archived and available anytime!

Projects include professional learning opportunities for: Supervisory Union /District CCSS Action Teams Leadership Teams Professional Learning Communities for Curriculum Directors Teachers and others taking online courses taught by Vermont educators.

Support for Common Core initiatives also include: Edited videos to capture central themes of varied professional learning Facilitator Guides to support those videos for discussion and debate locally Development of tools and resources around topics such as Lesson Study and Lab Classrooms.

For updates on plans and programs, see

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If you would like more information regarding the PLN you may contact M.C.Moran at the Agency of Education at 802-479-1205 or .  

  Vermont Professional Learning Network
  Vermont Higher Education Collaborative for Education Workforce Development(VT-HEC)
The 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.

Vermont Agency of Education Calendar of Events
Use this calendar to learn about professional development events sponsored by the department.

  State, National & Regional Organizations
  • Professional Learning Network (PLN)

  • Learning Forward
    Learning Forward is committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement. The Learning Forward website contains information about professional development standards, a library, information about membership, publications, professional development opportunities and a bookstore.

  • ASCD
    The ASCD advocates and promotes best practices for effective teaching and learning through professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building. The ASCD Web site includes resources, publications, and professional development opportunities as well as information about membership.

  • Regional Educational Laboratories (REL)
    The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) serves New England, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The region includes over 5 million students, nearly 10,000 schools and 2,000 districts, from rural settings to New York City. REL-NEI’s mission is to help preK-16 educators at the state, district and school levels increase their use of scientifically based evidence to make decisions that lead to improved student achievement and reduced performance gaps among student groups. REL-NEI is funded by a 5-year contract from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

    REL-NEI is operated by Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts. EDC is an international nonprofit organization that conducts and applies research to advance learning and promote health. EDC manages more than 325 projects in 35 countries.


MC Moran at or (802) 479-1205

Page Last Updated on July 27, 2015