Professional Learning

STEM/STEAM Resource Sharing Day

Audience: K-12 STEM/STEAM Educators, CTE Educators, Curriculum Directors, PLP Coordinators

Location: MINT Makerspace, Rutland, VT

Register for STEM/STEAM Sharing Day, a free, full-day professional learning opportunity for STEM/STEAM educators on Monday April 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MINT Makerspace in Rutland. Participants at this STEM/STEAM sharing event will have the opportunity to learn about best practices in STEM/STEAM education, including the use of interdisciplinary performance assessments. Additionally, participants will learn from and network with other educators. Lastly the group will spend time designing future work and outcomes of a statewide STEM/STEAM network.
Contact: Greg Young at greg.young@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1448

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank In-Person Work Sessions for Visual Art Educators (Barre)

Audience: K-12 Visual Art Teachers

Location: Vermont Agency of Education, Barre, VT

In this work session art teachers will learn a process for unpacking the National Core Arts Standards into learning targets and receive an introduction to the Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank, which contains learning targets that can be used for both instruction and assessment. Participants will learn how to use the learning target bank to 1) build proficiency scales and 2) how to use the learning targets to build assessments and assessment tools. Finally, participants will explore the Model Cornerstone Assessments as examples of NCAS aligned performance assessments. Time will be provided for whole group learning, discussion, and collaborative work time in breakout groups. K-12 art educators welcome. Space is limited. Learn more and register for Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank In-Person Work Session.

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

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank In-Person Work Sessions for Visual Art Educators (Burlington)

Audience: K-12 Visual Art Teachers

Location: Burlington Electric Company, Burlington, VT

In this work session art teachers will learn a process for unpacking the National Core Arts Standards into learning targets and receive an introduction to the Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank, which contains learning targets that can be used for both instruction and assessment. Participants will learn how to use the learning target bank to 1) build proficiency scales and 2) how to use the learning targets to build assessments and assessment tools. Finally, participants will explore the Model Cornerstone Assessments as examples of NCAS aligned performance assessments. Time will be provided for whole group learning, discussion, and collaborative work time in breakout groups. K-12 art educators welcome. Space is limited. Learn more and register for Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank In-Person Work Session.

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank In-Person Work Sessions for Music Educators (So. Burlington)

Audience: K-12 Music Teachers

Location: South Burlington Public Library, South Burlington, VT

In this work session music teachers will learn a process for unpacking the National Core Arts Standards into learning targets and receive an introduction to the Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank, which contains learning targets that can be used for both instruction and assessment. Participants will learn how to use the learning target bank to 1) build proficiency scales and 2) how to use the learning targets to build assessments and assessment tools. Finally, participants will explore the Model Cornerstone Assessments as examples of NCAS aligned performance assessments. Time will be provided for whole group learning, discussion, and collaborative work time in breakout groups. K-12 music educators welcome. Space is limited. Learn more and register for Vermont Arts Learning Target Bank In-Person Work Session.

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

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Work-Based Learning Series

Work-Based Learning Coordinator’s professional learning series for SY18-19, is now open. The goal of this collaborative is to ensure schools create equitable, accessible, robust work-based learning experiences for all Vermont students. This three day series will focus is on Alignment, Assessment, and Communication. We encourage WBL Coordinators and educators to attend each session with at least one team member. The first session will take place on Thursday, November 1st at Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT. Cost for this three-day series is $125.00 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. Please register with payment by October 29th.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Math EdCamp Session (Chester - March 2019)

Location: News Bank Conference Center, 352 Main St., Chester, VT

Audience: Math Teachers, Coaches, Math Instructional Leaders, Principals, Special Educators, District Leaders, and teams from sites participating in the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

This EdCamp-style professional learning series is being offered to teams of VT educators who have a role in designing and implementing math instruction. This year's focus is building capacity to implement evidence-based mathematics instruction (core instruction and additional supports) that is responsive to the needs of ALL students. There will not be a fee for these sessions, and registration will be available soon. 

Contact: Meg Porcella at meg.porcella@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1870

Thursday, March 21, 2019 (All day)

Math EdCamp Session (Newport - March 2019)

Location: Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing St., Newport, VT

Audience: Math Teachers, Coaches, Math Instructional Leaders, Principals, Special Educators, District Leaders, and teams from sites participating in the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

This EdCamp-style professional learning series is being offered to teams of VT educators who have a role in designing and implementing math instruction. This year's focus is building capacity to implement evidence-based mathematics instruction (core instruction and additional supports) that is responsive to the needs of ALL students. There will not be a fee for these sessions, and registration will be available soon. 

Contact: Meg Porcella at meg.porcella@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1870

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (All day)

Vermont Personalized Learning Plan Platform Fair

Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

The fair will consist of various vendors of Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) platforms discussing and presenting their online platforms that are applicable in the management, cataloging and communication aspects of PLP’s. Because of space concerns we are initially limiting registration of the event to two individuals from each of the Vermont Supervisory Unions/Districts/Unified Districts. As registration gets closer to October 3, 2017 and space allows, we may be able to open it to more from each of those entities.

Registration is FULL AND CLOSED.

The below listed online platform products will be featured at the PLP Platform to be held on October 3, 2017 at Lake Morey Resort. Each of these platforms was selected after they responded to a formal Request for Information, following VT State Bulletin 3.5 Procurement procedures.

We encourage participants to browse the products prior to the event to better prepare your questions.  

Questions: Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator at (802) 479-1169

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Vermont State Plan Educator Information Session (White River Junction Area)

Date: July 27, 2017

Location: Hartford High School

Contact: Chris Case, (802) 479-1179

The AOE will be holding a series of State Plan information sessions for educators throughout July.  These sessions are meant to provide educators with information about the State Plan and to give them a chance to reflect on what the Plan will mean for their practice, along with how they might share session information with their colleagues.  Individuals and SU/SD “teams” are welcome  All sessions will cover the same content; topics will include how the State Plan connects with multiple existing state policies and initiatives, academic performance measures, long-term and interim academic goals, N size and its implications for Vermont, and anticipated continuous improvement supports. Register online for the session of your choice. The registration window will close on June 30, 2017.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Vermont State Plan Educator Information Session (Newport)

Date: July 24, 2017

Location: North Country Supervisory Union Office, Newport

Contact: Chris Case, (802) 479-1179

The AOE will be holding a series of State Plan information sessions for educators throughout July.  These sessions are meant to provide educators with information about the State Plan and to give them a chance to reflect on what the Plan will mean for their practice, along with how they might share session information with their colleagues.  Individuals and SU/SD “teams” are welcome  All sessions will cover the same content; topics will include how the State Plan connects with multiple existing state policies and initiatives, academic performance measures, long-term and interim academic goals, N size and its implications for Vermont, and anticipated continuous improvement supports. Register online for the session of your choice. The registration window will close on June 30, 2017.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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