Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Summer 2017

ADHD/Executive Function & Literacy

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students (Session 1), Debbie Tracht, M.A., July 10 - 14, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Community College of Vermont (CCV) Upper Valley, 145 Billings Farm Rd, White River Junction, Vermont.

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students (Session 2), Debbie Tracht, M.A., August 10, 11, 14, 15, and 16, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, The Sapphire Center, 87 Rivers Bend Road, New Haven, Vermont.

Archaeology

ArchaeoTeach: Bringing Archaeology to the Classroom, Christopher Sabick, Jennifer Craig, Matthew F Witten & Allyson Ropp, July 31 at 8 am - August 4 at 5 pm, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes, Vermont.

Computer-Aided Design

Advanced CAD Technologies, Matthew Brown, June 26 - June 29, 2017, Mount Abe High School, Bristol, Vermont.

Co-Teaching

Co-teaching Structures: Reaching All Students, Dr. Maria Bove, July 24 - July 28, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Castleton University Downtown, 3rd Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont and online.

Creative Teaching Ideas

Using Pinterest for Professional Development: Creative Teaching Ideas, Jennifer Hair, July 10 - August 18, 2017, online.

Culturally Responsive Education

Culturally Responsive Education: Cultivating equity in our schools, Vicki Nelson, June 26th-30th, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, plus some independent work, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte, Vermont.

Discovering Community

Discovering Community: Students, Digital Storytelling, and Place-Based Learning, Mary Rizos & Myles Jewell, June 26-29, 2017 for eight hours per day, Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main Street, Middlebury, VT.

Discovering Community: Students, Digital Storytelling, and Place-Based Learning, Mary Rizos, MA; Myles Jewell, MA, August 14-17, 2017 for eight hours each day, Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston, VT.

EarthWalk Nature Mentoring

EarthWalk Nature Mentoring: A "Natural" Pathway to Vermont's Transferable Skills, Angella Gibbons & Barry Wyman, August 7 - 11, 2017, EarthWalk Vermont, Plainfield, Vermont.

Educating Out-of-Doors

Introduction to Lessons in Educating Out-of-Doors (L.E.O.), Kurt Valenta, M.Ed., at individual schools sites for qualifying cohorts, dates to be determined by cohort.

History

Last of the Mohicans: Early American History and Literature **Only 5 seats remain in this summer institute**, Rich Strum, July 23 - July 28, 2017, Silver Bay Conference Center and Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

Reading and Writing about History: Investigations into Community History, Sarah Rooker, June 26 – 29, 2017 9 am – 5 pm. June 26, 27, 28 7 – 9 pm. August 3, 2017 [date may change with group consensus] 9 am – 4 pm, Grafton Inn, Grafton, Vermont.

Understanding Immigration: Then and Now, Sarah Rooker, July 12 - 14, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm plus 6 hours of online work to be completed by August 1, 2017, Burlington, Vermont and Manchester, New Hampshire.

Inspired Educator

The Inspired Teacher, The Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Strategies to Engage and Motivate Students, Build a Supportive Learning Environment, and Enhance Social-Emotional and Academic Success, Jennifer Stanchfield, August 1-4, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and one follow up session, Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Route 5, Dummerston, Vermont.

Leadership

School Leadership in the Digital Age, David Wells, M.Ed, Thursday, July 13 on-site workshop from 9 am - 3 pm followed by online work between July 14 and August 15, 2017, Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood, 213 Paine Turnpike N, Montpelier, VT and online.

Literacy

Adolescent Literacy, Susie Girardin, 3 face-to-face sessions on June 28, 29, 30, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm, plus 2 days online, Vergennes.

Developing Skilled Readers: Targeted, Interactive Practices for Literacy Success, Laura King, Monday and Tuesday, July 10, 11 and Friday, August 4 from 9 am - 4 pm, Brandon, Vermont.

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course, Peggy A. Price, Monday - Thursday, August 7-10, 2017 and Monday - Wednesday, August 14-16, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4 pm, Stern Center for Language and Learning, 183 Talcott Road, Williston, Vermont.

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Course, Peggy A. Price, June 20-23, 2017, 8:30 am - 4 pm, Barre Town School, 70 Websterville Road, Barre, Vermont.

Reading and the Brain, Peggy A. Price, Monday - Friday, July 24-28, 2017, 8:30 am - 4 pm, Stern Center for Language and Learning, 183 Talcott Road, Williston, Vermont.

The "Text of Self" and Nonfiction Reading and Writing, Alison M. Dayton & Marianne Doe, June 26 - 30, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Castleton University Downtown, 3rd Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont.

T.I.M.E For Teachers™ Foundational Literacy Skills, Janet B. Steward, June 26 - 30, 2017, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Rutland Central Supervisory Union (RSCU) Central Office, Rutland, Vermont.

Literature

Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents, Dr. Martha A. Beede, in-person on July 11, 12 & August 17 from 9 am - 3 pm with additional online work in between, Castleton Downtown, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont.

Living History

Lake Champlain: Waterways of Empires, Neil Murray & Chris Dipasquale, August 7-11, 2017, Fort Ticonderoga - Crown Point.

Mathematics

Addressing the Social Emotional Aspects of Math, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, asynchronous meetings from July 3 - August 27.

Building upon the Foundation: Developing Additive Reasoning and Computational Fluency, Loree Silvis, July 17 - July 21, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4 pm, The Howard Dean Center, Springfield, Vermont.

Guided Mathematics Models: Developing a Framework for Meaningful Instruction, Sandi Stanhope, August 7, 8, 9, 10 (8 am – 4 pm) & October 9 and November 6 (3:45 pm – 7 pm), Mill River Union High School, Clarendon, Vermont.

Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, June 18 - August 20, 2017, online.

Mathematical Problem Solving for Grades K-8 Teachers, Brad Slonaker, June 26 - June 30, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm plus 15 hours of independent work online, Rutland, Vermont.

Operational Thinking: From Concrete Models to Abstract Ideas, Sue Generazzo, Ph.D. & Gillian Galle, Ph.D., July 17 - July 21, 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm, September 23, 2017 from 8 am to 11:30 am, Bennington, Vermont.

Mentoring & Coaching

Mentoring and Coaching Preservice and New Teachers, Juliette Longchamp, Hartford Supervisory Union, Hartford, VT. June 21-23 (EDU 5515 C71A) Champlain Valley Union HS, Hinesburg, VT – June 26-28 (EDU 5515 C71B) Otter Valley High School, Brandon, VT – August 7-9 (EDU 5515 C71C) Southeastern VT (Location TBA) - August 14-16 (EDU 5515 C71D) Vermont-NEA, Montpelier – August 16-18 (EDU 5515 C71E). Online work continues through the fall.

Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Adolescent Embedded Literacy, Dr. Monica McEnerny, this course is part of The 24th Middle Grades Summer Institute at Champlain College June 26-30, 2017, coursework will continue online after the conference.

Middle Grades Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Dr. Monica McEnerny, This course is part of The 24th Middle Grades Summer Institute at Champlain College June 26-30, 2017. Coursework will continue online after the conference, Champlain College & online.

Middles Grades Nature and Needs, Dr. Monica McEnerny, this course is part of The 24th Middle Grades Summer Institute at Champlain College June 26-30, 2017. Coursework will continue online after the conference, Champlain College & online.

Middle Grades Organization, Dr. Monica McEnerny, part of The 24th Middle Grades Summer Institute at Champlain College June 26 - June 30, 2017, coursework will continue online after the conference.

Responsive Middle Level Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction: The First Six Weeks, Susie M. Girardin, July 10, 11, 12, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.

Music

Gather at the River Conference, Dr. Sherrill Blodget, June 22 - June 23, 2017, Castleton University, Castleton, Vermont.

First Steps in MusicTM, Elizabeth M. Greene, July 17 - July 21, 2017, 8 am - 4 pm, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vermont.

KoSA International Percussion Workshop, June 26 - July 1, 2017, 9 am - 11 pm, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble, Anthony Mazzocchi, June 14-18, 2017, Kinhaven Music School, 354 Lawrence Hill Rd, Weston, Vermont.

Technology for Teaching and Learning in Music Classrooms: Summer Institute, Matt LaRocca DMA & James Frankel Ed, July 17 - July 21, 2017, 8:30 am - 5 pm, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vermont.

Outdoor Education

Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) Level 1 Session 1, (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL, but a waitlist is being compiled. Please contact North Branch Nature Center, (802) 229-6206 if you wish to be put on the list) Chip Darmstadt, Amy Butler & Brenda Hartshorn, June 26-30, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont.

Education Children Outdoors (ECO) Level 1 Session 2,(THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL, but a waitlist is being compiled. Please contact North Branch Nature Center, (802) 229-6206 if you wish to be put on the list) Chip Darmstadt, Amy Butler & Mary Zentara, July 24-28, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont.

Fish & Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators, Alison Thomas, July 16-21, 2017, Buck Lake, Woodbury, Vermont.

The Outdoor Classroom, Joshua Hardt, July 10 - 14, 2017, 9 am - 5:30 pm, staging area of Bomoseen State Park, Bomoseen, Vermont.

Performance & Conditioning

Performance & Conditioning for High School Athletes, John Feenick, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Saturday, August 12, 2017, online.

Personal & Proficiency Based Learning

Designing Personal & Proficiency-based Learning Experiences, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, July 3 - August 27, asynchronous meetings online.

Designing Proficiency-based Learning Experiences, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, June 26 - June 30, 2017, Enosburg Falls High School.

Journeying Toward Proficiency and Personalization - ONLY 2 SEATS REMAIN, Adam Rosenberg, August 14, 17, & 18, 8 am - 3pm: Rutland Central Supervisory Union Conference Room; August 15 & 16: Castleton University, 8 am - 3 pm.

Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning and ePortfolios with The NEW Google Sites & Google for Education Tools Integration, Patricia Aigner, in-person on July 15 from 9 am to 2 pm and continues in an online environment until August 15, Rutland High School.

Place-Based Education

Project Seasons for the Young Learner - Cultivating Joy & Wonder, Jed Norris, July 11 - 14, 2017 from 9 am - 4:30 pm with one after class meeting on Wednesday and/or Thursday directly after 4:30 pm, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont.

Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning, K-12, Adam K Brua, July 10-12 from 9 am - 4 pm, July 13 and 14 from 9 am - 12 pm, and the remainder of the course in an online format, Castleton University, Castleton, Vermont.

Reflective Practice & Peer Review

Reflective Practice and Developing a Peer Review Portfolio, Shannon Miller & Juliette Longchamp, five classes between August 1 and November 11 with offline work between classes, Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.

Science

Biodiversity: What and Why and How, Dr. Elizabeth Sherman and Christine Ferris-Hubbard, June 26-30, 2017 8 am - 4 pm and additional half day* (July 1 or September 9, 2017) *individual choice, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont; and Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert, Vermont.

Connecting the NGSS with the Common Core, K-8, Adam Brua, July 17-21, 2017; July 17-20 from 9 am - 4 pm; July 21 from 9 am - 12 pm; the remainder of the course in an independent/online format, Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center, Room 142.

Energy and Climate as Disciplinary Core Ideas, Cara Robecheck & Mariah Keagy, June 26 - June 30, 2017, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont.

NGSX: Next Gen Science Exemplars, Matt Betz & Ben Lord, July 19-21; 8:30am-4:30pm Follow up sessions: Oct, 18 & Nov. 8, 4 - 8 pm Dec. 8, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston, VT.

Skillful Teaching

Studying Skillful Teaching: Promoting Student Motivation, Learning, and Achievement, Jim Warnock, August 15-17, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with follow up sessions September 15, October 4 and November 7, The Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Route 5, Dummerston, Vermont.

Spanish

Spanish Conversation and Composition through Art, History, Culture and Current Events, Ana María Alfaro-Alexander, July 17, 19, 20 & 21 from 9 am - 3 pm, July 18 from 9:30 am - 3 pm, Rutland, Vermont.

Special Education

History, Legal Issues, and Support Systems in Special Education (History & Law), Andrea Wasson, June 30 to July 28, 2017. Only face-to-face meeting will be on June 30, 2017 from 8:30-3:30. The remainder of the course will be online, VPA Building, 2 Prospect St, Montpelier.

Moderate to Severe Disabilities: Meeting the Instructional Needs of All Students, Joy Wilcox, June 26, 2017-July 6, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, VPA Building, 2 Prospect St, Montpelier.

Organization and Collaboration in Special Education, Dawn Campbell, August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 from 8 am - 5 pm and September 14 from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. 

Technology

Getting Started with Maker Centered Learning, Lucie deLaBruere, July 13 - 14, 2017 from 8 am to 3:30 pm, Rutland High School and Greater Rutland Maker Space, Rutland, Vermont.

Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom (to Enhance Classroom Instruction), Patricia Aigner, in-person on July 29 from 9 am to 2 pm and continues in an online environment at a flexible pace, Rutland High School.

iPads in the Classroom, Clarena M. Renfrow, Monday, July 10 from 9 am to 3 pm in classroom and 9 hours online until August 18, 2017, Castleton University.

iPads, Universal Design for Learning and Special Education, Clarena M. Renfrow, in-person on Tuesday, July 11 from 9 am to 3 pm at Castleton University plus 9 hours online, Castleton University and online.

Redefining Teaching in a Chromebook Environment, David Wells, July 14 from 9 am - 3 pm at the Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood, 213 Paine Turnpike N, Montpelier, Vermont then July 15 - August 18 in an online environment.

Tech Tools for Efficient and Effective Classrooms, Monica McEnerny, July 10-14, 2017, 9 am - 3 pm, Stafford Academic Center, Castleton University, Room 139.

The New SMART Notebook 16.1, Designing for SMARTBoards, Chromebooks, Computers, Tablets and Phones, Patricia Aigner, in-person on August 12 at 9 am and continued in an online environment until September, Rutland High School.

Trauma

The Trauma of Poverty, Julia A. Erdelyi and Ben Williams, July 10-13, October 12, November 9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Stern Center for Language and Learning, 183 Talcott Road, Williston, Vermont.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning: Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, David Culver, July 20 - August 17, 2017, in-person at the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, Vermont and online.

World Language

Integrated Performance Assessments in the World Language Classroom, Elizabeth Filskov, July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017, 9 am - 3 pm, Rutland, Vermont.

Writing

Designing an Effective Writing Program, William Atwood, July 10 - July 14, 2017, Southeast Vermont Supervisory Union (SVSU), Bennington, Vermont.

Writing with Digital Tools, David Wells, M.Ed,Saturday, June 24 in-person class at Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood, 213 Paine Turnpike N, Montpelier from 9 am – 3 pm, followed by online work between June 25 and July 26.

Fall 2017

Artifacts and Institutes - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Artifacts and Institutes - Using Primary Sources from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to Teach Personalization, Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication, Dr. Harry Chaucer and Matthew Witten, Saturdays, September 9, 23, October 7, November 4 and 11, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

Mathematics

Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, August 28 - December 15, 2017, online.

Science

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards, Hannah P Gelroth, combination of in-person meetings and online/independent work using Google Classroom, in-person Mondays, 4 - 7 pm on September 18, October 2, 16, 30 and November 13, Rutland, Vermont.


Other Professional Development Opportunities

Castleton Early Childhood Summer Institute

Changing Perspectives: Awareness Curriculum, Student Presentations & Educator Training

Green Mountain Capstone Symposium

Literacy Workshops

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Teacher Professional Development Program

Two Day Symposium at Castleton University: Vermont's Journey Toward Proficiency and Personalization