Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Spring • Summer • FallProfessional Development 

Fall 2018

Media Literacy

Preparing Our Students to be Informed Citizens: Making Sense of the News Today, Alan Berolzheimer, Workshop and evening presentation: Montpelier, November 7, 2018, 4 pm - 6:30 pm, 7 pm - 8:30 pm; Rutland, December 5, 2018, 4 pm - 6:30 pm, 7 pm - 8:30 pm; February 6, 2019, 4 pm - 6:30 pm, 7 pm - 8:30 pm. The Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies annual conference in Manchester on December 7, 2018, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Various locations of First Wednesday talks sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council (Montpelier, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, VT) PLUS the Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies annual conference, Equinox Hotel, Manchester, VT.

Technology

Cricut Maker in Education, Patricia Aigner, this course begins in-person at Rutland High School on December 8, 2018, and continues in an online environment until February 3, 2019.

Trauma

Supporting Children through Trauma Poverty and Adversity, Julia A. Erdelyi, M.A.November 27 - May 21, 2019. In-person meetings on the following dates: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 2018, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21 2019, Stern Center for Language & Learning, Williston, VT.

Spring 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Stimulating Language, Social Communication and Social Emotional Learning from Birth through Third Grade, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP, January 10 – April 18, 2019. Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the Stern Center for Language & Learning in Williston. No class the week of February break.

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.

Classroom Management

Great Expectations: Improving Classroom Management, David Wells, February 2, 2019, through March 17, 2019. Workshop Session from 8:30 - 12:00 on February 2, 2019, in Berlin, Vermont. Online coursework from February 6, 2019, through March 17, 2019.

Coaching for Innovation

Coaching for Innovation, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, January 28 - March 24, 2019. Asynchronous meetings online.

Design Thinking & Creativity in Teaching

Design Thinking & Creativity in Teaching, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra & Anne Marquette, January 28 - March 24, 2019. Asynchronous meetings online.

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.

Equity in Learning

Teaching All Kids: Making Classroom Content Comprehensible to Children in the Language and Poverty Gap, Ana Rawson & Jennifer Course, February 2 – June 30, 2019. In-person sessions on Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4, 2019, at Cusick Conference Room, Brattleboro Union High School. Four additional after-school sessions TBD.

Energy and Climate

Personalized, Multidimensional Professional Learning for Energy/Climate Focused Instruction, Deanna Bailey, Rolling enrollment from September 4, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Health Education

Principles & Methods for Effective Health Education, Krystina Fernandez, January 21, 2019 – April 19, 2019, Online.

History

Teaching Strategies for the JFK Assassination, Bill Holiday, April 13 - 16, 2019, Dallas, Texas with pre-course readings and assignments. Selected sites in Dallas to include, but not limited to Dealey Plaza, Oak Cliff, Parkland Hospital, Dallas City Jail.

Literacy

Reconstructing Literacy Instruction in MTSS, Elizabeth Coltey, March 9 – May 11, 2019. Three in-person meetings on Saturday, March 9, April 6 & May 4, 2019 at Castleton University. The remainder of the course will take place in an online environment.

Mathematics

Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, January 22, 2019 to May 10, 2019, Online.

Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Philosophy & Organization, Dr. Monica McEnerny, February 9 – March 23, 2019. Two Saturday in-person sessions from 10:00-2:00 on February 9 and March 2 at Stafford Academic Center, Room 130, Castleton University. The remainder of the course will take place online using Google Classroom.

Music Education

MORE First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play, Betsy Greene, January 26 - March 24, 2019. In-person on Saturday, January 26, 2019; 8:30 - 5:00 PM; Music Room, Champlain Elementary
School; 800 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

National Board Certification

Accomplished Teaching- National Board Certification Renewal, Dr. Juliette Longchamp, January 15 – May 15, 2019, 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.

Proficiency-Based Assessment

Designing Proficiency-Based Assessments, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, January 28 - March 24, 2019. Asynchronous meetings online.

Proficiency, Personalization, and MTSS

The “Big 3”: Implementing Proficiency, Personalization, and MTSS in Vermont Secondary Schools, Michael McRaith, February 9 – April 11, 2019, Online.

Social Studies

C3 Social Studies: Inquiring Minds Want to Know!, David Wells, January 26, 2019 through March 10, 2019, Workshop Session from 8:30 - 12:00 on January 26, 2019 in Berlin, VT followed by online coursework through March 4, 2019.

Technology

Creating & Curating Videos for the Learner-Centered Classroom, Erica Zimmer & Jessica Audette, January 26- May 6, 2019, Two in-person classes at Castleton University on Saturday, January 26 and Saturday, April 6 from 9-3. The remainder of the course will take place in an online environment.

3D Sculpting & Painting in Virtual Reality, Clarena Renfrow & Rodney Batchelet, January 19 - May 31, 2019. Two in-person dates: January 19 & February 2, 2019, from 9 am - 4 pm at Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center, Room 156. The remainder of the course takes place in an online format.

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.

Technology for Struggling Learners (Tier 1 Without Tears), Patricia Aigner, Feb 9-April 28, 2019, Online.

Transforming Education with Virtual Reality, Clarena Renfrow, March 16- May 31, 2019. The course will start with an in-person session from 9:00-4:00 at Castleton University on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment. 

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 Microsoft Excel in The Classroom, Nicole (Nicky) DelNegro-Jozefiak, January 14 - March 20, 2019. In-person classes on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at Arlington Memorial High School, Room 127 with independent work in between.

Trauma

Fostering Resilient Learners: Creating Trauma-Sensitive School Communities, January 15 - May 17, 2019. In-person classes on January 13, February 15, March 14, and April 9, 2019, from 8:30-3:30 at Trader Duke's Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington. The final class will be held on May 17, 2019, at Faith Methodist Church in South Burlington.

Universal Design for Learning

Discover the Learner Using the UDL Lens, Kathleen McClaskey, February 19 - April 30, 2019. Online with live Zoom video meetings at specific dates/times to be announced.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning: Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools, and Businesses, Rich Tulikangas, March 2-May 4, 2019. In-person meetings at Vermont Tech Williston on March 2, March 23 & May 4. A fourth in-person meeting will be held on April 13 at a location yet TBD.


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