Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Spring 2017

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.

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, Beth Roy & Ryan Morra, March 21, April 4, April 25, May 5, May 23, 4 - 7 pm, Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Canaan, New Hampshire.

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, Vermont 05001.

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.

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.

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 April 30, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Berlin, Vermont.

Technology

Apple Watch in Education, Patricia Aigner, Saturday, May 13, 2017 in-person class from 9 am - 2 pm with the remainder online in two sessions approximately 15+ hours total, In-person meeting at Castleton Downtown, 67 Merchants Row, Rutland. The remainder of the course will be in an online environment.

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.

Writing

Slow Writing: Developing Writing Skills with a Vintage Typewriter, David Wells, April 1 & May 6 on-site workshops, 9 am - 3 pm, online work between April 4 and May 5, in-person at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Vermont.

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, Vermont and online. 

Summer 2017

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.

Underwater Archaeology Field School, Christopher Sabick, Jennifer Craig & Allyson Ropp, Sunday, May 21, 2017 5 pm - Saturday, June 10, 2017 12 pm, including weekends, 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.

Higher Education Administration

Introduction to Higher Education Administration and Instruction, Jeremy J. Gibbons, June 26 – August 13, 2017, online.

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.

Leadership

School Leadership in the Digital Age, David Wells, M.Ed, Thursday, July 13 on-site workshop from 9 am - 3 pm at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin followed by online work between July 14 and August 15, 2017, Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT and online.

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, Vermont.

Mathematics

A Principal's Role in Mathematics Classrooms Today, Melinda Robinson, June 5 - August 18, 2017, online.

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

First 20 Days of Math, Melinda Robinson, June 5 - August 18, 2017, online.

Middle East Perceptions & Realities

The West and the Middle East: Perceptions and Realities, Adam Chill, the course will have a hybrid structure, with 9 in-person meetings at Castleton Downtown, Merchants Row, Rutland, and substantial engagement in an online environment.

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.

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, 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.

Journeying Toward Proficiency and Personalization, Adam J. Rosenberg, August 14, 17, & 18, 8 am - 3 pm: 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.

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

Cricut in Education, Patricia Aigner, June 10 - July 10, 2017, in-person meeting on June 10 at 9 am with the remainder online, Rutland High School.

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.

Lego WeDo Robotics and Coding in the Elementary Grades, David Wells, June 23-July 8, 2017. Friday, June 23 on-site workshop at Underhill Elementary in Jericho, Vermont followed by online work.

Redefining Teaching in a Chromebook Environment, David Wells, July 14 from 9 am - 3 pm in Berlin then July 15 - August 18 in an online environment, Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Vermont and online.

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.

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

Writing with Digital Tools, David Wells, M.Ed, Saturday, June 24 in-person class in Berlin from 9 am – 3 pm, followed by online work between June 25 and July 26, Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT and online.


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