Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Spring 2017

ADHD/Executive Function & Literacy

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students, Debbie Tracht, MA, Literacy; CAGS, March 8 to April 8, 2017. In-person classes on March 11, 18 and April 1 & 8, Central Vermont Medical Center, Board Room, Berlin, VT.

Arts Integration

Arts Integration: Teaching Using Traditional Music and Dance, Mark Sustic, May 5 & 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm - 9 pm, online wraparound May 1 - June 30, 2017, Bishop Booth Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.

Education for Sustainability

Education for Sustainability Winter Immersion, Jennifer Cirillo & Mary Rizos, Thursday, March 23, 5 pm - Saturday, March 25, 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.

Farm to School

Vermont FEED Level I Professional Learning Course: Cultivating Farm to School, Ryan Morra & Beth Roy, Tuesdays: 3/21, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23 and 6/6 from 4 pm - 7 pm, Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Canaan, NH.

Literacy

Introduction to Orton-Gillingham Approach, Peggy Price, April 14, May 8, May 9, May 22 and May 23, 2017 from 8:30 am - 3 pm, Dothan Brook School, 2300 Christian Street, White River Junction, VT 05001.

Music Education

Music Education: Percussion Workshop, Aldo Mazza, Monday March 6, 10 am -Sunday, March 11, 2017, 11 pm, Havana, Cuba.

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.

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.

School Leadership

School Leadership in the Digital Age, David Wells, March 10th, on-site workshop 9 am - 3 pm, online work between March 13th and April 17th, course begins with a one day residency at the Central Vermont Medical Center Board Room in Berlin, Vermont and continues online.

Science

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.

Sexuality Education

Increasing Teacher Competencies for Delivering K-12 Sexuality Education, Linda King & Donna McAllister, workshop April 4, 2017, online component April 9 - April 12, 2017 with final project due, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Berlin, Vermont.

Technology

Apple Watch in Education, Patricia Aigner, Saturday, March 18, 2016 in-person class from 9 am - 2 pm with the remainder online in two sessions, Rutland, VT.

Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom (to Enhance Classroom Instruction), Patricia Aigner, this course will begin on April 8, 2017, with the remainder online with flexible pace/schedule, Castleton Downtown, Third Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont.

iPads in the Classroom, Clarena Renfrow, Saturday, April 1, 2017 in-person from 9 am - 3 pm followed by nine hours online, ending May 26, 2017, Castleton University, Castleton, Vermont and online.

Talking Posters & Galleries in the Content Area, Patricia Aigner, will begin on May 6, 2017 from 9 am - 2 pm with the remainder online with flexible pace/schedule, Rutland High School, Rutland, Vermont.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning: Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, Rich Tulikangas,Tuesday, March 7, 2017 and ending Tuesday, June 6, 2017. This course is a hybrid model that includes 6 in-person classes in Rutland and the remainder in an online format. In-person classes will be held on the following dates: March 7, 14, April 11, May 9, 30 & June 6 from 3:30-6:30 pm, Castleton University Downtown, 3rd Floor Classroom, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont.

Writing

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

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, VT 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, VT.

History

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.

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.

Music

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

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, Chip Darmstadt, Amy Butler & Susan Koch, 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, 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, VT.

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

Technology

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

World Language

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


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

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