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Spring 2019

ADHD, Executive Function, & Literacy

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students, Debbie Tracht, MA, CAGS, January 14 - March 19, 2019, Online, synchronous online meetings through Zoom, Mondays 6pm – 8:30pm, balance of the course will be held online through Moodle.

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students, Debbie Tracht, MA, CAGS, March 16 - May 11, 2019, Face-to-face meetings on Saturdays March 16, April 13 & May 11 from 9-3pm, the remainder of the course will be held online using Moodle.

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, Mark Danaher, January 14 - April 8, 2019, Online using Zoom Videoconferencing. Zoom meetings January 15, 22, February 5, 19, March 12, 19, April 2 & 9, 2019 from 6:45 - 9:00 pm EST.

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

The Tea Project: Growing an Herbal Medicine Garden for Tea in the Classroom, Angie Barger & Joseph Kiefer, January 13-June 7, 2019, weekend workshops & weekday on-site consultations, Marshfield & Montpelier, VT

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, 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.

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 - 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

Building and Appreciating Values, Perspectives, and Beliefs Through The Incorporation of Non-Fiction Multicultural Children's Literature Within The Literacy Curriculum, Laura Terry, March 4 - May 27, 2019, Online.

Nonfiction Readers Workshop, Melinda Robinson, January 21 - April 5, 2019, Online.

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

All Students Can Develop Their Own Understanding of Number: Using the Math Workshop Approach, Laura Terry, March 4 - May 27, 2019, Online.

Discourse and Journaling, Melinda Robinson, January 21 - April 12, 2019, Online

Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, January 22 - 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, Rooms 142 and 130 respectively, 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, VT. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

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.

National Board Certification

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

Online Teaching

Methods I: Introduction to Online Teaching, Terri Vest, March 20 - May 28, 2019, Online.

Online Teaching with Practicum, Julie Parah, March 20 - June 11, 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.

Science, Nature Play and Learning Professional Learning Community, Emily Pals, February 27 - October 16, 2019, In-person meetings on February 27th, March 20th, May 1st, June 5th, September 18th, & October 16, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Meeting one is at Tinmouth Mountain School then rotated to other sites.

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.

Resilience

RELENTLESS: Cultivating Grit and Consistency of Effort, Shawn Hair, March 11 - May 6, 2019, Online.

Social Studies

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

Special Education

Emotional and Behavioral Challenges in Special Education, Sarah Schoolcraft, January 12 - March 30, 2019. There will be four in-person meetings on 4 Saturdays:  January 12, February 16,  March 9 and March 23 from 8:00 - 4:00 in Montpelier, VT. The remainder of the course will be held in an online, independent format.

STEM

Mother Goose Cares About STEM in the Early Years, Meredith Wade, January 19 - March 1, 2019, Bradford, VT

Technology

Creating & Curating Videos for the Learner-Centered Classroom, Erica Zimmer & Jessica Audette, February 9- April 13, 2019. Two in-person classes at Castleton University on Saturday, February 9 and Saturday, April 13 from 9-3. The remainder of the course will take place in an online environment.

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.

Cricut Maker in Education, Patricia Aigner, March 9 – May 4, 2019. This course begins in-person at Rutland High School on Saturday, March 9, 2019 and continues in an online environment until May 4, 2019.

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.

Join the Maker Movement Meets Virtual Reality Sculpting & 3D Printing, Clarena Renfrow & Rodney Batchelet, February 16 - April 6, 2019. The course begins in-person at Castleton University on Saturday, February 16, 2019 and continues in an online environment until April 6, 2019.

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 28 - March 31, 2019. The course will begin with an in-person class on Monday, January 28 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Arlington Memorial High School. The remainder of the course will be held in an online/independent format.

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

TED Talks in Education

TED Talks in the Classroom, Jennifer Hair, January 28 – March 25, 2019, Online.

Trauma

Beyond the Buzzword: Deepening Knowledge & Practice of Trauma-Informed Education, Alex Shevrin Venet, February 4 - April 1, 2019. Online using Moodle and Zoom Videoconferencing.

Fostering Resilient Learners: Creating Trauma-Sensitive School Communities, Joelle vanLent & Gillian Boudreau, 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, April 6 & May 4.


Summer 2019

Early Childhood Education

Castleton University will be hosting the 2019 Early Childhood Summer Institute July 22-25, 2019. Registration will open soon. Stay tuned.

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.

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.

 

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