Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Spring 2019

ADHD, Executive Function & Literacy

ADHD, Executive Function & Literacy: Roots and Effects, Debbie Tracht, April 13 - June 1, 2019. In-person classes at Castleton University on April 13, May 4 and June 1 from 9:00- 3:30. The remainder of the course will be held on an online environment.

Career Development

Facilitating Career Development, Jim Peacock, April 5- August 14, 2019. In-person sessions on April 5, May 3, June 5, July 10 & August 14, 2019, from 8:30-4:30. Vermont/New Hampshire location yet to be determined.

Coaching for Innovation

Coaching for Innovation, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, April 23-June 18, 2019. Asynchronous meetings online.

Education in Fishing

Let’s Go Fishing, Alison Thomas & Corey Hart, April 13- November 30, 2019. In-person class on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30-3:30 at the Fish & Wildlife Department Essex Regional Office, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452. The course continues in an independent format with two clinic requirements-dates to be chosen by the students.

Education in Herbs

Wisdom of the Herbs Certification Program, Annie McCleary, April 27 - 28, May 25 - 26, June 22 - 23, July 20 - 21, August 17 - 18, September 14 - 15, Oct 12 - 13, 2019, Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury, VT.

Wisdom Tutorial Certification Program, Annie McCleary, Rolling enrollment from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Students choose their own start date which may be at any point in the year. Certification is awarded upon completion of 50 hours of combined one-on-one In-Person Tutorials and Home Tutorials, dates to be arranged.

Music Education

MORE First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play, Betsy Greene, March 23 - May 30, 2019. In-person on Saturday, March 23, 2019; 8:30 - 5:00 PM; Main Dunstable Elementary School, 20 Whitford Rd, Nashua, NH. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

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 Marquette Lumbra, April 23-June 18, 2019, Asynchronous meetings online.

Technology

Creating Virtual Reality for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Clarena Renfrow, April 27 - June 22, 2019. In-person class at Castleton University on Saturday, April 27 from 9 - 4. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom, Patricia Aigner, May 4 - June 29, 2019. One face-to-face meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Rutland High School, with the remainder online with a flexible pace/schedule.

Join the Maker Movement Meets Virtual Reality & 3D Painting, Clarena Renfrow & Rodney Batchelet, April 6 - May 25, 2019. The course begins in-person at Castleton University on Saturday, April 6, 2019 and continues in an online environment until May 25, 2019.

Universal Design for Learning, Special Education and the iPad, Clarena Renfrow, March 30 – May 31, 2019, The course will start in-person on Saturday, March 30 from 9:00-3:00 at Stafford Academic Center, Castleton University. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Using Pinterest for Professional Development: Creative Teaching Idea, Jennifer Hair, March 25 - May 22, 2019, Online.


Summer 2019

Archaeology

Archaeology for Educators, Matthew Moriarty, June 24–28, 2019 with additional project time in July. Castleton University and the Helen W. Buckner Preserve in West Haven.

Culturally Responsible Education

Culturally Responsive Education: Cultivating equity in schools, Vicki Mascareno Nelson, June 1 – August 3, 2019. In person June 1, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm at Castleton University. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Education in Herbs

Wisdom of the Herbs Certification Program, Annie McCleary, May 25 - 26, June 22 - 23, July 20 - 21, August 17 - 18, September 14 - 15, Oct 12 - 13, 2019, Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury, VT.

Wisdom Tutorial Certification Program, Annie McCleary, Rolling enrollment from May to December 31, 2019. Students choose their own start date which may be at any point in the year. Certification is awarded upon completion of 50 hours of combined one-on-one In-Person Tutorials and Home Tutorials, dates to be arranged.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Summer Institute July 22-25, 2019, Castleton University.

Geography

Teaching with ArcGIS Online, Eaker & Roper, July 15 - September 15, 2019, Castleton University.

History

History, Race, and Inclusive Education, Rooker, June 25 - August 15, 2019, Grafton Inn, Grafton.

Reading and Writing about History: Investigations into Community History, Rooker, July 9 - August 15, 2019, Norwich Historical Society, Norwich.

World Wars: Historical Comparison of the French & Indian War and World War I, July 21 - July 26, 2019, Fort Ticonderoga, NY. This course is part of the Seventh Annual Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute.

Literacy

Connecting Oral and Written Language, Fran Toomey, June 27 - November 15, 2019, Combination of In Person (June, July and August) and Online October and November, In-person sessions will be held at the Stern Center for Language & Learning in Williston.

Writing and Teaching Creative Nonfiction, Alison Dayton & Marianne Doe, June 24 - 28, 2019, 8:30-4:30 Monday - Thursday & 8:30-4:00 Friday, Community College of Vermont in Rutland.

Middle Grades

The 26th Middle Grades Summer Institute "Advancing Equity in the Middle Grades", June 24-28, 2019, Champlain College.

Music & History

Music & History, Bill Holiday, Travel July 5 - July 15, 2019, The final project is due August 10, 2019, This course includes travel to Cleveland, Detroit, Nashville, Memphis, and Muscle Shoals.

Outdoor Education

Fish & Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators, Ali Thomas, July 14 - 19, 2019, Buck Lake, Woodbury.

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.

The Outdoor Classroom, Joshua Hardt, July 8-12, 2019, 9:00-4:00, Lake Bomoseen State Park.

Physical Education

Performance & Conditioning for High School Athletes, Monday July 8, 2019 to Friday August 16, 2019, Online.

Proficiency-based Teaching & Learning

Proficiency-based Teaching & Learning Symposium, August 13, 2019, 8:00 - 3:00, Castleton University. Save the date! Registration will open soon.

Science

NGSX: Next Generation Science Exemplar, Hannah Gelroth & Jennifer Stainton, August 12-16, 2019, VINS Nature Center, Quechee.

Spanish

The Spanish American Short Story and Legend, Ana María Alfaro-Alexander, July 15-19, 2019, 9:00 to 3:00, Community College of Vermont Rutland.

Technology

iPads in the Classroom, Clarena Renfrow, June 8-July 27, 2019. In-person class at Castleton University on Saturday, June 8 from 9 - 4 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Design Technologies, Matthew Brown, June 24-27, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 at Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol, VT with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Transforming Education with Virtual Reality, Clarena Renfrow, June 1- July 20, 2019. The course will start with an in-person session from 9:00-4:00 at Castleton University on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

More Professional Development Opportunities

Coaching, Courses & Workshops on ADHD and Executive Function

Customized, Coached Education Courses

Early Childhood Summer Institute 2019

Learning Opportunity for Early Childhood Educators

Literacy Workshops

Supporting Online Students

The 26th Middle Grades Summer Institute

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