Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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SpringSummer FallProfessional Development 

Fall 2017  


Apple Watch in Education, Patricia Aigner, Saturday, December 2, 2017 in-person class from 9 am to 2 pm with the remainder online in two sessions approximately 15+ hours total, Rutland High School.

Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom (to Enhance Classroom Instruction), Patricia Aigner, face-to-face Saturday, November 18 from 9 am to 3 pm with remainder online, Rutland High School.

iPads, Universal Design for Learning and Special Education, Clarena Renfrow, Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm in classroom (hands-on learning) and 9 hours online, Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center Room 156.

Spring 2018


Issues Facing Today’s Student Athlete, Shawn Hair, February 12, 2018 – April 9, 2018 (7 weeks, 45 contact hours), Online.

Career Development

Facilitating Career Development, James (Jim) P. Peacock, Fridays, January 19, February 23, March 30, April 27, 8:30 am - 5 pm, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Classroom Management

Great Expectations: Improving Classroom Management, David Wells, January 20 to March 17, in-person in Berlin and online.

Culturally Responsive Education

Culturally Responsive Education: Cultivating equity in our schools, Vicki Nelson, In-person March 3 (10-2) at Castleton University. March 3 - May 25 ONLINE. Final project presentation: May 26 (10-2), Castleton University and Online.

Digital Storytelling

Simple Virtual Storytelling for the Classroom: Using Digital and Media Tools to Create, Jennifer Hair, February 26 - April 15, 2018, online.

Educating Out-of-Doors

L.E.O. – Lessons in Educating Outdoors- Levels I, II & III,Kurt Valenta, M.Ed., exact meeting dates and times to be determined by cohort, the instructor will hold the course at the participating school if a minimum of 6 teachers and/or staff members participate.


Reading and the Brain, Peggy Price, This course will occur from 8:30 am - 4 pm on the following dates: -Thursday, January 25, 2018 -Friday, February 16, 2018 - Friday, March 16, 2018 - Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018, Stern Center for Language and Learning, 183 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495.


We are a World: Broadening World Views through Reading and Writing We are a World: The Pedagogical and Remedial Impact of Integrating Multicultural Young Adult Literature into a High School Learners’ Literacy Curriculum, David Mills, January 29-March 12, 2018, Online.

Literature & History

There are Many Others Within (the) U.S. (Personal History as Literature): How memoir, in the literacy curriculum, can inspire high school learners to expand their understanding of American History as a multicultural mosaic, David Mills, January 22, 2018- March 5, 2018, Online.


Mathematical Discourse and Math Journals, Melinda Robinson, January 15 to April 2, 2018, online.

Online Teaching

Methods I: Introduction to Online Teaching, Terri Vest, March 21 to May 29, 2018, online.

Methods II: Online Teaching Tools and Techniques, Jessica Leo, January 3 - March 20, 2018, online.

Online Teaching with Practicum, Julie M. Parah, March 21 to June 13, 2018, online.

Personal & Proficiency Based Learning

Designing Personal & Proficiency-based Learning Experiences, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, January 23-March 19, 2018, online.

The "Big 3": Implementing Proficiency, Personalization, and MTSS in Vermont Secondary Schools, Michael McRaith, February 10 to April 11, 2018, online.


Cricut Maker in Education, Patricia Aigner, January 20 to March 18, 2018, in-person meeting January 20 at 8 am, Rutland High School, Rutland, Vermont.

From Good to Great at Google Integration (Middle and High School Teachers), Patricia Aigner, March 24 to May 19, 2018, online.

Join the Maker Movement with 3D Printing, Clarena Renfrow and Rodney Batchelet, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 28 from 9 am to 4 pm, and the remaining hours online, Stafford Academic Center, Castleton University, Room 156.

Touch Chromebooks, Android Apps and Google Tools, Patricia Aigner, May 2 to July 21, 2018, in-person on May 2, 2018 and the remainder of the course will take place online, Rutland High School.

Tools & Techniques For Teaching

Theatre Tools for Teaching in the Innovative K-12 Classroom, Karen Klami, This course meets every other Saturday in-person from 9 am - 2 pm on February 3, 17; March 3, 17, 31; and April 14, 2018. There will also be independent online work in between in-person meetings, Old Chapel, Castleton University, Castleton, VT.


Supporting Challenging Students with Trauma-Informed and Strengths-Based Strategies, Alex Shevrin, February 3 to March 17, 2018, in-person meetings on the first and last day of the course, the remainder in an online environment using Moodle, CCV Winooski.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, Dave Culver, Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm from January 25 to May 17, 2018, The Howard Dean Education Center, Springfield, Vermont.

Other Professional Development Opportunities

Customized, Coached Education Courses

Learning Opportunity for Early Childhood Educators

Literacy Workshops

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