Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Spring 2018


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

ADHD, Executive Function & Literacy

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students, Debbie Tracht, MA, Literacy; CAGS, Mind, Brain & Teaching,The class will have face-to-face meetings on Saturdays, 2/10, 3/10 and 4/7 from 9:00-3:30. The balance of the class will be online through Moodle., Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT.

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.

Creativity in Teaching

Teaching as a Creative Act, Gabrielle Lumbra & Anne Marquette,March 13 to May 8, 2018, 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.

Digital Storytelling

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

Diversity & Inclusion

Admire, Advocate, Acknowledge, and Accept - The Values of Individual Diversity and Inclusion Within The Elementary School Classroom, Laura Terry, B.Ed., BA.P. and P.G.C.SE., Monday, February 5 to Monday, April 16, 2018, online.

Driver Education

Extraordinary Zone Control, Richard Hansen & Joseph Barch, March 12 through April 21, 2018. Webinar Dates: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9. Hands-on – April 8, April 15 and one TBD., In-person in Jericho and online.

In-Vehicle Teaching Techniques, Richard Hansen & Joseph Barch, April 30 through June 9, 2018. Webinars Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Hands-on May 20, June 3 and one TBD., In-person in Jericho and 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.

Energy & Climate

Three Dimensional Learning on Energy and Climate in NGSS, Deanna Bailey & Laura MacLachlan, region 1: Upper Valley  In-person meetings on the following dates: ● Tuesday, March 13, 9 am - 3:30 pm ● (Snow Date:  March 20) ● Tuesday, April 10, 12:30 - 3:30 pm ● Tuesday, May 8, 12:30 - 3:30 pm  + Two google discussion board meetings/ Region 2: Concord  In-person meetings on the following dates: ● Thursday, March 15, 9 am - 3:30 pm ● (Snow Date:  March 20) ● Thursday, April 12, 12:30 - 3:30 pm ● Thursday, May 10, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. + Two google discussion board meetings, this course will be offered twice in 2 different locations: Upper Valley beginning on March 13 and Concord beginning on March 15, 2018.

Health Education

Dishing Up the Whole School; Whole Community, Whole Child Model: From the Basic Ingredients to Bon Appetit. Shevonne M. Travers, one in-person session. The remainder of the course will take place online using Canvas. Face-to-face class from 4-7 pm on Monday, February 5, 2018, VT Chamber of Commerce Building, Berlin, VT.

Middle Grades

Middle Grades Organization, Dr. Monica McEnerny, February 10-April 13, 2018. Two Saturday in-person sessions on February 10 and March 31, 2018 and the remainder online using Google Classroom, Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center, Room 130.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities II, Loralyn LaBombard, Ed.D. & Amy Gregoire M.Ed., This semester-long course will be a hybrid course.  The course officially starts with a face-to-face meeting on: March 31st, April 7, May 5 and May 19 from 9-3. The rest of the course will be online and you will have four threaded discussions, The face-to-face classes will meet at the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce in Berlin, VT. The building is very close to the Central Vermont Hospital and Walmart in Berlin.


Building and Appreciating Values, Perspectives, and Beliefs through the Incorporation of Non-Fiction Multicultural Children's Literature within the Literacy Curriculum, Laura Terry, B.Ed., BA.P., and P.G.C.SE., Monday, April 16, 2018 to Monday, June 25, 2018, online.

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.


Purposeful Writing In The Elementary School Classroom: Incorporating Multicultural Children's Literature Into The Writing Curriculum, Laura Terry, B.Ed., BA.P., and P.G.C.SE., February 5 to April 16, Online.

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.


All Students Can Develop Their Own Understanding of Number: Using the Math Workshop Approach, Laura Terry, B.Ed., BA.P., and P.G.C.SE., Monday, April 16 to Monday, June 25, 2018, online.

Problem Solving: Making Sense of Mathematics, Loree Silvis, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 13, 27, Apr 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018 from 3:45-7:00., Dummerston School, East Dummerston.

Problem Solving: Making Sense of Mathematics, Loree Silvis, Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 26, May 10, 17, 24, 2018 from 3:45-7:00., Orleans, VT. School yet TBD.


Kosa Cuba Workshop, Aldo Mazza, March 4-11, 2018, Havana, Cuba.

 Online Teaching

Methods I: Introduction to Online Teaching, Terri Vest, March 21 to May 29, 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, March 13 to May 8, 2018, online.

Making Sense of Proficiency-Based Grading, Andrew Jones, February 12-May 5, 2018. There will be face-to-face sessions on: Saturday, Febrary 17 and Saturday, May 5 from 9 am - 12 pm with online work in between, Rutland County (Exact location TBD).

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

Robotics & Coding

Lego WeDo Robotics and Coding in the Elementary Grades, David Wells, M.Ed., February 3 to March 17, 2018, in-person workshop session from 8:30 am to 12 pm on February 3, 2018 in Berlin followed by online coursework through March 17, 2018.

Social Studies

Social Studies Today: Inquiring Minds Want to Know!, David Wells, M.Ed., February 10 to March 31, 2018, in-person workshop from 8:30 am to 12 pm on February 10, 2018 in Berlin, Vermont followed by online coursework through March 31, 2018.


Cricut Maker in Education,March 3 to April 28, 2018. The course begins with an in-person meeting on Saturday, March 3 at 9 am. The remainder of the course will be held in an online format, 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.

iPads in the Classroom, Clarena Renfrow, February 17-April 20, 2018. Saturday, February 17 from 9 am to 4 pm in the classroom, plus 9 hours online, Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center, Room 156.

Join the Maker Movement with 3D Printing,Clarena Renfrow and Rodney Batchelet,February 3, March 3, April 28, May 5 from 9 am - 4 pm and 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.

Technology for Universal Design & Special Education

iPads, Universal Design for Learning and Special Education, Clarena M. Renfrow, March 10 - May 5, 2018, Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center, Room 156 and online.

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.


Fostering Resilient Schools: Creating Trauma Sensitive School Communities, Joelle van Lent, Psy.D. & Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D., January 18 to May 17, 2018. In-person meetings on 1/18/18, 2/16/18, 3/16/18, 4/12/18, & 5/17/18, Capital Plaza, Montpelier, 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.

Work-Based Learning: Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, Rich Tulikangas, March 17, 2018 to May 19, 2018, online and in-person at Vermont Tech Williston.

Summer 2018

Driver Education

Driver Education II, Rich Hansen, June 24 though June 30, 2018. No class on June 27 this is a schedule day for student to work on projects.  8:30-5:30., In-person at Barre Town Municipal Center, 149 Websterville Road, Websterville.


Outdoor Education

Fish & Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators, Alison Thomas, July 15-20, 2018, Buck Lake, Woodbury, VT.

The Outdoor Classroom, Joshua Hardt, July 9-12, 2018 from 9:00-5:30 each day., Staging area of Bomoseen State Park in Bomoseen, Vermont.  Rustic state park style lodging is available at a number of state parks by registering with Vermont Parks if the drive seems a bit much. From Bomoseen State Park, the class will make satellite trips to an array of exciting locations in Addison and Rutland Counties.

Performance & Conditioning

Performance & Conditioning for High School Athletes, John J Feenick, July 5, 2018 to August 11, 2018, Online.

Study In Germany

Through WWII & The Cold War Era IN GERMANY, Bill Holiday, July 2 to July 12, 2018, preparation in the United States and fieldwork in Germany, travel to Berlin, München, Leipzig and Nürnberg, Germany.

Wildlife Biology

Field Techniques and Current Topics in Wildlife Biology, John McDonald, May 13-26, 2018, Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, VT. This facility is centrally located in the Northeast, situated on Lake Bomoseen in southwestern Vermont. It is located on 120 acres of land and is within four miles of Castleton University and eight miles of three state Wildlife Management Areas totaling 2,243 acres.

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