Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Spring 2017

Education & Ethnography

Education and Ethnography in Ethiopia, Kathleen Haughey, January - March 2017, Bristol, Vermont and Ethiopia.

Education for Sustainability

Education for Sustainability Winter Immersion, Jennifer Cirillo & Mary Rizos, Thursday, January 19, 5 pm - Saturday, January 21, 3:30 pm, Shelburne Farms.

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.

Executive Skills Coaching

Executive Skills Coaching for Learners, Peg Dawson, In-person in Montpelier and online. Feb 2-3, Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, Vermont; March 11 and April 29, 2 Prospect St, Montpelier, VT.

Health Education

Principles & Methods for Effective Health Education, Kate O’Neill, MPH, In-person and online. One in-person class on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2 Prospect Street, Montpelier, VT. The remainder in an online learning format, January 21, 2017 – April 16, 2017. In-person meeting on Saturday, January 21, 9 am to 12 pm.

Literacy

Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom (PreK-Grade 3), Laura King, January 21 – April 30, 2017. In-person meetings on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8 am - 4 pm, plus Mondays: 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27 & 4/10 from 4:30 am - 7:30 pm, Lothrop Elementary School, Pittsford, VT.

Mathematics

Addressing the Social Emotional Aspects of Math, Gabrielle Marquette, January 24-April 4, 2017, online

Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, January 17 - May 12, 2017, Online.

Math Practices That Can Energize Your Teaching, Melinda Robinson, January 16 - April 24, 2017, Online.

Music Education

Music Composition Techniques and Teaching Methods, Matt LaRocca, March 27, 2017 and meets for six weeks ending May 5, 2017, online.

New 2014 Music Standards: Further Implementation, Sandi MacLeod, March 27, 2017 and meets for six weeks ending May 5, 2017, online.

Review and Implementation of the New 2014 Music Standards, Sandi MacLeod, January 30, 2017 and meets for six weeks ending March 10, 2017, online.

Nature Education

EarthWalk Nature Mentoring Course #1: Nature Connection, Angella Gibbons and Karla Haas Moskowitz, Field Institute at EarthWalk: Thursday, April 27, 2017 6 pm - 9 pm; Friday, April 28, 2017 9 am - 9 pm; Saturday, April 29, 2017 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, April 30, 2017 8 am - 2 pm and Online Synchronous Sessions: Wednesdays (exact dates TBA), 6 pm - 8 pm, Field Institute at EarthWalk Vermont, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, Vermont.

Proficiency, Personalization, and MTSS

The "Big 3": Implementing Proficiency, Personalization, and MTSS in Vermont Secondary Schools, Michael J McRaith, February 6, 2017 - March 27, 2017, Online.

Refugee Relocation

Education for All: Refugee Relocation in Rutland and Local School Contexts, Emily Gleason, Mondays: January 23 - May 1, 2017 from 5 pm - 8 pm, Castleton University Downtown, Third Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont.

Science

Anchoring Phenomenon: Digging Deeper, Hannah Gelroth, Saturday, January 21 & Saturday, April 1 from 9 am - 3 pm, plus four bi-weekly assignments via Google Classroom, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS).

Anchoring Your Practice to Anchoring Phenomenon, Hannah Gelroth & Tim Brennan, March 14 & 28, 2017; April 11 & 25 2017; May 9 & 23, 2017, 4 pm - 6:30 pm, Woodstock Union High School, Room 11, Woodstock, Vermont and online.  

Green School Energy Challenge, Jess Angell, January 23, 2017 and virtual meetings with teachers and VEEP staff on Tuesdays, 3:30-5 pm January 31, February 14, March 7, and March 21, White River Junction, VT and online.

Three Dimensional Learning on Energy and Climate in NGSS, Jess Angell, •All-day in person meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9 am-3 pm - Three follow-up virtual meetings on Wednesdays March 8, March 29 and April 12 3:30-5 pm - On-site sharing meeting Tuesday, May 3, 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm, Bennington, VT and online.

Spanish Conversation & Composition

Spanish Conversation and Composition through Art, History, Culture and Current Events, Ana María Alfaro-Alexander, Mondays, February 6- May 15, 2017 (No class on Feb 20, April 3 or April 17) 4:30 - 6:30 pm plus an online component, Rutland, VT.

Special Education

Learning Disabilities I: Meeting the Instructional Needs of Students (Pre-K - 6), Loralyn LaBombard & Andrea Drolet, January 28 - April 15, 2017, 9 am - 3 pm, Montpelier, Vermont.

Technology

Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom (to Enhance Classroom Instruction), Patricia Aigner, this course will be offered twice this spring. Session 1 will begin on February 11, 2017 at Castleton Downtown, 3rd Floor Classroom from 9 am - 3 pm and Session 2 will begin on April 8, 2017, with the remainder online with flexible pace/schedule, Rutland, Vermont.

Introduction to STEM in the Classroom, Colleen Williams & Justin Marriott, February 18 - April 12, 2017, online and in person at Community College of Vermont in Winooski and Founders Memorial School in Essex.

iPads in the Classroom, Clarena Renfrow, Saturday, March 4, 2017 in-person from 9-3 followed by nine hours online. The course ends April 28, 2017, Castleton University, Castleton, Vermont and online.

Join the Maker Movement with 3D Printing, Clarena Renfrow & Rodney Batchelet, in-person classes on Saturdays: January 21, February 18, March 18, April 29 and May 27 from 9 am - 2 pm, plus online work in between, Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center, Castleton, Vermont.

Lego WeDo Robotics and Coding in the Elementary Grades, David Wells, This course starts with an in-person meeting and then continues in an online environment. Saturday, February 11, 2017, on-site workshop at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT from 9 am to 3 pm, the remainder of the course between February 12 and February 27, 2017 will be online, Berlin, VT.

Talking Posters & Galleries in the Content Area, Patricia Aigner, this course will be offered twice this spring. Session 1 will begin on January 21, 2017 and session 2 will begin on May 6, 2017 from 9 am - 2 pm with the remainder online with flexible pace/schedule, Rutland, Vermont.

Using Pinterest for Professional Development: Creative Teaching Ideas, Jennifer Hair, this course will take place in an online environment between January 23, 2017 and March 13, 2017, online.

Trauma-based Instructional Shifts

Trauma-based Instructional Shifts: personalized learning plans, performance assessments and proficiency-based grading, Kendra Rickerby,February 2, 2017 through May 19, 2017. Online sessions will meet every other Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:30 pm on February 2, February 16, March 2, March 16, April 6, April 20 and May 4. In-person sessions will meet from 9 am to 1:30 pm in Brattleboro on the following Saturdays: February 11, March 25 and May 13, Brattleboro, Vermont.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning: Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, David Culver, Mondays, January 30 - May 22, 2017 from 5 pm - 8 pm, no class on February 20 and April 17, River Valley Technical Center, Springfield, Vermont.

Work-Based Learning: Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, Rich Tulikangas, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and ending Tuesday, May 30, 2017. First in-person class on February 28, 2017 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm, Castleton University Downtown, 3rd Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT.

Writing

Teaching Writing with Digital Tools, David Wells, This course begins with an in-person meeting in Berlin, VT at the Central Vermont Medical Center, Conference Room 1, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm and continues in an online environment until March 15, 2017, Berlin, VT.

Writing from the Core: Bringing Mindfulness and Critical Thinking into the Classroom through Expressive Writing, Joanna Tebbs Young, MA-TLA, Two consecutive Saturdays, April 8 & April 15, 2017, from 9 am to 2 pm, plus work submitted throughout the week in an online format, Castleton University Downtown, 3rd Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT and online. 

Summer 2017

Literacy

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, VT.

Outdoor Education

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


Other Professional Development Opportunities

Changing Perspectives: Awareness Curriculum, Student Presentations & Educator Training

Literacy Workshops

The Second 'Young Folks Doing Old Stuff' Conference

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

Three Dimensional Learning