Continuing Education & Graduate Courses

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SpringSummerFallProfessional Development

Fall 2019

Energy & Climate

Personalized, Multidimensional Professional Learning for Energy/Climate Focused Instruction, Deanna Bailey, Rolling Enrollment. Flexible start and end dates within this time frame to be discussed with and determined by VEEP.

Literacy

The Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators, Marilyn Varricchio, Rolling enrollment, Online.

Mathematics

Making Math Fun! Project based learning in K-8 Classroom, Monica Wood, November 21, 2019 - January 2, 2020, Online.

Outdoor Education

L.E.O. - Lessons in Educating Outdoors - Levels I, II, & III, Kurt Valenta, Exact meeting dates and times to be determined by the cohort. Each one of the stand-alone 1-credit courses to be held as a two-consecutive-day-session determined by cohort consensus. The instructor will hold the course at the participating school if a minimum of 6 teachers and/or staff members participate.

Technology

Google for Education, David St. Germain, Rolling enrollment, Online.

Join the Maker Movement Meets Virtual Reality and Sculpting, Clarena Renfrow & Rodney Batchelet, December 7, 2019 - January 30, 2020, Castleton University. 

 

Spring 2020

More spring courses coming soon! Registration will open in November.

ADHD, Executive Function & Literacy

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students, Debbie Tracht, MA, CAGS, Spring 2020, In-person and online through Canvas.

Career Development

Facilitating Career Development, Heather Maietta, February 15 - May 30, 2020. Online.

Facilitating Career Development, Jim Peacock, Spring 2020, In-person & Online.

Facilitating Career Development, Mark Danaher, Spring 2020, In-person & Online.

Cultivating Grit

RELENTLESS: Cultivating Grit and Consistency of Effort, Shawn Hair, March 2 - April 6, 2020, Online.

Diversity

Teaching Diversity through Literature, Benjamin White, Spring 2020. This course begins in an online environment using Canvas. The course will also hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom videoconferencing.

Energy & Climate

Personalized, Multidimensional Professional Learning for Energy/Climate Focused Instruction, Deanna Bailey, Rolling Enrollment. Flexible start and end dates within this time frame to be discussed with and determined by VEEP.

Engineering

STEAM: Engineering Design in the Physical Science Curriculum, Timothy Thibodeau, Spring 2019. This course begins in an online environment. There will be two in-person sessions at Castleton University. The in-person dates will be set by the group.

Literacy

Emergent Literacy in the Elementary Classroom, Melissa Knipes, Spring 2020. In-person at Castleton University and online.

From the Lab to the Classroom: Translating Science-Based Foundational Reading Research into High Leverage Instructional Routines, Laura King, Spring 2020, in-person and online.

Looking Carefully at Student Writing, Leigh Harder, Spring 2020. This class will meet in-person at the Salisbury Community School in Salisbury and online with readings and assignments given in between.

The Critical Nature of Picture Books in Elementary Classrooms, Nancy Daigle, January 6-March 23, 2019, Ten Mondays from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Thatcher Brook Library in Waterbury, VT.

The Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators, Marilyn Varricchio, Rolling enrollment, Online.

Mathematics

Making Math Fun! Project based learning in K-8 Classroom, Monica Wood, Spring 2020, Online.

Multilingualism

Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities in Education, Adrienne Matunas, Spring 2020, The course will begin  with a live Zoom video meeting. There will be one in-person session at Castleton University with the remainder of the course in an online environment using Canvas.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Focusing in on MTSS: Ensuring Effectiveness System-Wide, Libby Bonesteel, Spring 2020, Four in-person meetings using Zoom videoconferencing. The remainder will be held online using Moodle.

Outdoor Education

L.E.O. - Lessons in Educating Outdoors - Levels I, II, & III, Kurt Valenta, Exact meeting dates and times to be determined by the cohort. Each one of the stand-alone 1-credit courses to be held as a two-consecutive-day-session determined by cohort consensus. The instructor will hold the course at the participating school if a minimum of 6 teachers and/or staff members participate.

Proficiency-Based Learning

Designing Proficiency-Based Assessments, Gabrielle Lumbra, April 2 - May 28, 2020, Online.

Rethinking Instructional Design in a Proficiency-Based Classroom, Gabrielle Lumbra, March 9 - May 3, 2020, Online.

Project-Based Learning

Designing Project-Based Learning Experiences, Gabrielle Lumbra, March 9 - May 3, 2020, Online.

Self-Care

Self-Care for Teachers: Transform Your “Self” and Classroom, Rebecca Day, Spring 2020. Online using Zoom videoconferencing and Google Classroom.

Social Media

Social Media for Educators, Benjamin White, Spring 2020. This course begins in an online environment using Canvas. The course will also hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom videoconferencing.

Teaching Creativity

Teaching Creativity, Anne Marquette, Spring 2020, Online.

Technology

Google for Education, David St. Germain, Rolling enrollment, Online.

Touch Chromebooks, GSuite and App Smash (Book Creator, WeVideo and more!) for Engaged Kids, Patricia Aigner, January 25 - March 21, 2020. This course begins with an in-person session at Rutland High School on January 25, 2019 and continues in an online environment.

Using Microsoft Excel in the Classroom, Nicky (Nicole) DelNegro-Jozefiak, Spring 2020. This course will be held in a blended format with one in-person session on October 6 and the remainder online.

Video Leadership for Educators, Benjamin White, Spring 2020. The course begins in an online environment. There will be two in-person meetings using Zoom videoconferencing.

Trauma

Fostering Resilience: Creating Trauma Responsive School Communities, Joelle vanLent & Gillian Boudreau, January 13 - May 4, 2020. In-person at Capitol Plaza in Montpelier and online.

Trauma-Informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Stacy Shortle, January 25-May 2, 2020. In-person at Rutland High School and online.

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning: Making Instruction Accessible to All Students, Andrew Jones, Spring 2020, In-person at Mill River Union High School and online.

More Professional Development Opportunities

Coaching, Courses & Workshops on ADHD and Executive Function

Customized, Coached Education Courses

Learning Opportunity for Early Childhood Educators

Literacy Workshops

Supporting Online Students

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