Continuing Education & Graduate Courses

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Spring 2020

Career Development

Facilitating Career Development, Heather Maietta, Rolling enrollment, Online.

Facilitating Career Development, Jim Peacock, March 30 - August 26, 2020, In-person & Online. 

Facilitating Career Development, Mark Danaher, January 6 - March 30, 2020, In-person & Online. 

School Career Development Advisor Training, Mark Danaher, February 3 - March 12, 2020, Online.

Classroom Management

Great Expectations: Improving Classroom Management, David Wells, February 1- March 7, 2020, Berlin & Online.

Creativity

Teaching Creativity, Anne Marquette, March 1 - April 26, 2020, Online. 

Cultivating Grit

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

Energy & Climate

Personalized, Multidimensional Professional Learning for Energy/Climate Focused Instruction, Mariah Keagy and Laura MacLachlan, 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, February 29 - April 24, 2020. This hybrid course will have 2 in-person days, one on 02/29/20 and one other by appointment, at Castleton University. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment using Canvas.

Executive Function and Literacy

Supporting Executive Function in the Classroom: Related topics including ADHD, Literacy, Processing Speed & Trauma, Debbie Tracht, MA, CAGS, March 7 - May 2, 2020, In-person in Rutland County and online through Canvas.

Leadership

Courage to Lead, Holly Wilkinson, Session 1: January 22-24, 2020 or Session 2: March 25-27, 2020, The weekend long course begins Wednesday at 5 pm and ends Friday at 3 pm Rock Point Center, Burlington.

Literacy

Emergent Literacy in the Elementary Classroom, Melissa Knipes, January 25 - March 28, 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, February 2 - June 30, 2020. In-person on four Saturdays from 9:00 am -1:00 pm at the RNESU Conference Room and 4 Thursday afternoons from 4:00 -7:00 pm at Lothrop Elementary School.

Integrating Writing Across Science and Social Studies, David Wells, February 8 - March 20, 2020, In-person in Berlin and Online. 

Looking Carefully at Student Writing, Leigh Harder, January 30 - April 16, 2020. This class will meet in-person at the Salisbury Community School in Salisbury and online with readings and assignments given in between.

Nonfiction Readers Workshop, Melinda Robinson, February 3 - April 12, 2020, Online.

Orton-Gillingham for the K-2 Educator, Peggy Price, January 21 - April 8, 2020, Ferrisburgh.

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

Writers Retreat: Developing Writers Skills with a Vintage Typewriter, David Wells, March 7 - April 18, 2020, Montpelier and Online.

Mathematics

Making Math Fun! Project based learning in K-8 Classroom, Monica Wood, April 30 - May 28, 2020, Online. 

Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, February 1 - May 5, 2020, Online.

Mathematical Problem Solving and STEM, Melinda Robinson, February 3 - April 12, 2020, Online.

Relational Thinking in the Primary Grades: Foundations for Algebra, Loree Silvis, January 21 - May 31, 2020 in Newport.

Supporting all Math Learners, Beth Adreon, February 1 - May 5, 2020, Online. NEW!

Middle Grades

Adolescent Growth & Development, Dr. Monica McEnerny, February 1 - March 13, 2020. In-person sessions at Middlebury Middle School, room 218, February 1 and February 29. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment. 

Multilingualism

Teaching Emergent Bilinguals: Challenges and Opportunities, Adrienne Matunas, March 9 - May 2, 2020, The course will begin with a live Zoom video meeting. Two Saturday in-person sessions in April/May with the remainder of the course in an online environment. 

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Focusing in on MTSS: Ensuring Effectiveness System-Wide, Libby Bonesteel, March 16 - May 18, 2020, Four in-person meetings using Zoom videoconferencing. The remainder will be held online using Canvas.

Music Education 

Conversational Solfege Tune-Up:  Level 1 and 2, Betsy Greene, March 14 - April 23, 2020, In-person on Saturday, March 14 from 8:00 - 4:00 in Burlington followed by four in-person, 1 hour meetings on March 26, April 2, April 16 and April 23. 

Online Teaching

Methods I: Introduction to Online Teaching, Terri Vest, March 18 – May 26, 2020, Online.

Methods II: Online Teaching Tools and Techniques, Jessica Leo, January 20 – March 29, 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.

Proficiency-Based Learning

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

NEW!!!Instruction and Assessment in a Personalized Proficiency-Based System, Gabe Hamilton, January 29 - May 13, 2020, In-person at White River Valley Supervisory Union on Jan 29, March 18, April 15 and May 13 from 4:30-6:30 pm. The remainder of the course will take place in an online environment.

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, February 10 - May 15, 2020, Online using Zoom videoconferencing and Google Classroom.

Social Media

Social Media for Educators, Benjamin White, February 9 - April 6, 2020. This course begins in an online environment using Canvas. The course will also hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom videoconferencing.

Spanish

The Spanish and Spanish American Short Story and Legend, Ana Alexander, February 3 - March 12, 2020, Online using Google Classrooms, Flipgrid and Zoom videoconferencing.

Special Education

Emotional Behavioral Issues in Special Education, Sarah Schoolcraft & Many Couturier, February 1 - April 11, 2020, Four in-person dates in Berlin with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Technology

Cricut in Education, Patricia Aigner, March 7 - April 30, 2020, In-person at Rutland High School and online.

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

iPads, Universal Design for Learning and Special Education, Clarena Renfrow, February 29 - April 25, 2020, The course begins in-person at Castleton University on February 29 from 9:00-4:00 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Photoshop for Teachers: Introductory Level, Jennifer Hair, March 2 - April 6, 2020, Online.

Simple Virtual Storytelling for the Classroom:  Using Digital and Media Tools to Create Easy and Beautiful Web Stories, Jennifer Hair, April 6 - May 17, 2020, Online.

Technology for Busy Administrators, Patricia Aigner, May 2 - July 12, 2020, In-person in Rutland and online.

TED Talks in the Classroom, Jennifer Hair, April 6 - May 17, 2020, Online.

New!!!Transforming Education with Virtual Reality, Clarena Renfrow, March 14 - May 16, 2020. This course starts with an in-person class on March 14 and continues in an online environment.

Using Microsoft Excel in the Classroom, Nicky (Nicole) DelNegro-Jozefiak, January 26 - March 22, 2020. This course will be held in a blended format with one in-person session the week January 26 and the remainder online.

Using Pinterest for Professional Development: Creative Teaching Ideas, Jennifer Hair, March 23 - April 13, 2020, Online.

Video Leadership for Educators, Benjamin White, February 9 - April 6, 2020. The course begins in an online environment and will use Canvas and Zoom Videoconferencing.

Trauma

Beyond the Buzzword: Deepening Knowledge & Practice of Trauma-Informed Education, Alex Shevrin Venet, February 3 - April 3, 2020, Online.

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning: Making Instruction Accessible to All Students, Andrew Jones, February 29 - April 24, 2020, Four in-person dates 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