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The Agency of Education created the weekly field memo to keep subscribers up-to-date with current education policy, state-wide education initiatives, and official messages from the AOE. The field memo may also include education-related items from other state agencies. And at our discretion, we may include other events or information from other organizations not directly affiliated with the AOE. The field memo is not intended to serve as a newsletter.

Volume 13, Issue 9

01 March 2019

Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) Training

Audience: Anyone is welcome. It is recommended that participants attend in teams.
This full-day workshop or half-day refresher on March 14, 2019 provides training in a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help human service workers provide for the best possible care, welfare and safety of children who become out-of-control or physically aggressive. Completion of the 8-hour training leads to CPI certification. If you have already completed CPI training within the last 12 months, there is a 3-hour CPI refresher to review CPI principles and strategies as well as opportunities for practice and problem-solving. Completion of this training will result in re-certification. Registration forms are due ten days before the scheduled training you plan to attend. Space is limited and participants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
Contact: Sherry Schoenberg at sherry.schoenberg@uvm.edu or (802) 656-9656

MTSS Educational Equity Brief, Volume 1, Issue 3: Supporting Our Students of Color

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Leadership Team Members
Welcome to the third brief in our educational equity series. It focuses on students of color. The brief offers research and suggestions that promote success for these students through an MTSS framework. Practical resources provide tangible approaches for the systemic work of leadership teams. View the MTSS Educational Equity Brief, Vol. 1 Issue 3 online.
Contact: Emma Louie, Ed.D. at (802) 479-1336 or emma.louie@vermont.gov

Creating an Adoption-Sensitive School: Free Training from the Vermont Consortium for Adoption and Guardianship

Audience: Vermont Educators, Guidance Counselors, Principals, Superintendents, and all other school staff
This training from the Vermont Consortium for Adoption and Guardianship is designed to increase children’s ability to access learning when, due to early trauma and/or normative adoption/guardianship developmental issues, they experience school as unsafe or have triggering experiences. School staff will increase their understanding of the seven core issues of adoption, increase their understanding of the impact of developmental trauma, and learn how these might present in the classroom and what strategies can help these children and youth succeed in school. To learn more or to schedule a training for your school please email vtadoption@vermont.gov.
Contact: Catherine Harris at vtadoption@vermont.gov or (802) 241-0901


Courtesy Posts

Applications Now Open: Advanced Coder Camp

Applications for the Advanced Coder Camp (days) July 22 to 26, 2019 at Vermont Technical College, Williston Campus for rising 7th–11th graders are now open. The camp provides an opportunity for students with some programming background to dive deeper into programming. Campers will learn to develop simple Android applications using Java and xml. Smartphone apps, robots, video games and small business - the world runs on code. Whether you dream of becoming a Google developer or want to launch your own mobile game start up, your coding path continues here. $175 (includes workbook, activities, instruction, some lunches, snacks, field trip and more) Many partial fee scholarships available.
Contact: Laurel Butler at lbutler@vtsbdc.org or (802) 922-3692

Summer Institute: Ambitious Instruction for Energy and Climate Action

The Vermont Energy Education Program is offering a five-day Summer Institute for K-12 science teachers, August 12 to 16, 2019, at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. The institute, Ambitious Instruction for Energy and Climate Action, is a week-long dive for K-12 teachers into hands-on investigations, best instructional practices and student-driven action. Tuition includes lodging and meals, with optional graduate credits; scholarships available.
Contact: Deanna Bailey at deanna@veep.org

Professional Development: Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course & Practicum

Registration is open for the Stern Center for Language and Learning’s Orton-Gillingham Associate Level course & practicum. The Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory structured language instruction. Participants will learn both the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially and systemically to struggling readers. Teachers may choose to further their OG training with a 100-hour practicum, which is required for OG Associate Level certification. Registration due by July 1, 2019. Grant funding towards tuition is available.
Contact: SJ White at swhite@sterncenter.org or (802) 878-2332 ext. 320

Applications Now Open: Computer Camp

Applications for a new Computer Camp days July 29 to Aug 2, 2019 are now open. The camp will be held by Vermont Technical College on the CCV Upper Valley Campus in White River Junction for rising 7th – 10th graders. Campers will have a chance to explore/experience a wide variety of topics in computer programming, website development, networking, cybersecurity and related fields working with Vermont Tech faculty. They’ll also have an opportunity to meet with industry professionals who will share their experience on why careers in computing can be so rewarding. Learning, physical activity, and fun will be in abundance. The week will culminate with campers presenting their work to families and friends. $175 (includes all activities, instruction, some lunches, snacks, field trip and more) Many partial fee scholarships available.
Contact: Steven Airoldi at: steven.airoldi@vtc.edu or (802) 728-1337

K12 Arts for Equity Educator Institute

Clemmons Family Farm, the Flynn Center and Vermont Abenaki Artists Association are pleased to announce this year's K12 Arts for Equity Educator Institute from August 12 to 16, 2019 at Clemmons Family Farm. Teams of educators engage with nationally recognized leaders and Vermont's artists and cultural bearers of the African diaspora and Abenaki communities in culturally inclusive curricula and arts integration. Highlights include live performances by guest artists, place-based inquiry and learning and culturally responsive curriculum design sessions guided by national experts and local artists. Registration and financial aid applications will be available mid-March, 2019.
Contact: Lauren Genta at lgenta@flynncenter.org or (802) 652-4508

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