Continuing Education & Graduate Courses
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Academic Access & Achievement
Teaching All Kids: Strategies to Promote Academic Access and Achievement for All Learners, Jennifer Course and Deb Coombs, June 28 - July 2, 2021, plus two days TBD in the fall, Online.
Facilitating Career Development, Dr. Heather Maeitta, Rolling enrollment beginning May 15, 2021, Online.
School Development Advisor Course, Mark Danaher, M.A., M.S., July 19 - August 29, 2021, Online.
Classroom Management for Student Success, Colleen Cowell & Dr. Juliette Longchamp, August 2 - 6, 2021, Online.
Community & Culture
No Place Like Home: Community & Culture, Cookie Steponaitis, M.Ed. & Pamela Taylor, M.S., June 23 - August 5, 2021, Online.
Customized, Coached Education Courses
Customized, Coached Education Course, Dr. Maria Bove, Summer 2021, Rolling Enrollment, Online.
ADOBE SPARK to Create Easy and Amazing Visual Stories, Jennifer Hair, M.Ed., June 28 - August 16, 2021, Online, New!!
Ethnographic Learning, Community Collaboration, and Digital Storytelling for Public Education with the Vermont Folklife Center Summer Institute, Dr. Sasha Antohin & Mary Wesley, August 2-6; August 9-13, Two week intensive with the final assignment due August 31, Online. New!!
Visual Storytelling, Teaching Fluency with Technology (Pizza Box Reader's Theatre, Book Trailers, and more), Patricia Aigner, M.Ed., July 31 - August 20, 2021, One in-person meeting with the remainder of the course online.
Early Childhood Educators Institute
There are 14 courses aligned with this 5th annual Early Childhood Educators Institute, July 20, 22, 27 & 29 plus post institute work, Fully Online.
Education Recovery & School Health Improvement
Leveraging CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child and SHI Resources to Assess and Plan for Education Recovery & School Improvement Post COVID-19, Dr. Katy Culpo, July 7 – August 11, 2021, Online. New!!
Energy & Climate Focused Instruction
Personalized, Multidimensional Professional Learning for Energy/Climate Focused Instruction, Laura MacLachlan, M.Ed. & Mariah Keagy, M.S., Rolling enrollment, Location and format determined by instructor and student.
Walking with Horses, Anja Pfeffer, M.A.Ed., June 21 - August 20, 2021, Circle of Harmony Learning Center, East Hardwick, VT. New!!
Becoming an Antiracist Educator, Dr. Ben White, July 5, 2021 – August 22, 2021, Online.
Dismantling Inequity in Education in a Predominantly White Learning Environment: Developing skills for sustained engagement, self-reflection and inclusive curriculum, Madison Akin, July 12-21, 2021, Online.
Executive Function & Literacy
Rethinking Literacy in the K-12 Classroom: Understanding the Impact of Executive Function, Processing Speed, and Language on Reading and Writing, Debbie Tracht, M.A., CAGS, Session 1: July 13 - July 22, 2021 OR Session 2: August 3 -12, 2021, Online.
Experiential Learning using Design Activities, Donna Stepien, MFA, MBA, July 7 - October 30, 2021, Online. New!!
Farm to School
2021-2022 Northeast Virtual Farm to School Institute, Jen Cirillo, M.S., August 9 - December 24, 2021, Online.
Documenting Learning in Classrooms and Schools, Gabrielle Lumbra, M.Ed., & Maggie Cavazos, M.A., July 1 - August 12, 2021, Online.
Concepts in Personal and Community Health for Educators, Krystina Fernandez, M.S., June 21 - August 8, 2021, Online.
African American Experience 1619-Present, Cookie Steponaitis, M.Ed., & Pamela Taylor, M.S., June 29 - August 6, 2021, Online.
Freedom and Unity: The Struggle for Independence on the Vermont Frontier, Dr. Angela Labrador, Session 1: July 5 - 23, 2021 OR Session 2: July 19 - August 6, 2021, Online.
Cultivating Servant Leadership On and Off the Field, Shawn Hair, M.S., July 12 - August 23, 2021, Online. New!!
Bringing It All Together – Using Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Jodie Perry, M.Ed., August 2 - September 30, 2021, Online.
Building a Community of Writers: Every day practices to increase stamina, fluency, and motivation for all students, Laura King, M.Ed., July 5 - August 6, 2021, Online. New!!
Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators produced by Mindplay, Marilyn Varricchio, M.Ed., Rolling enrollment, Online.
Creating a More Responsive Reader’s Workshop to Ignite Student Learning, Aimee Toth, M.Ed., July 21 - August 14, 2021, Online. New!!
Differentiating Literacy with Menu Time, Karen Fredericks, July 12 - August 17, 2021, Online.
Orton-Gillingham Advanced Applications: Certified Level, August 2 - 5, 2021, Shirley R. Bate, M.Ed., Fellow/OGA & Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/OGA, Online.
Reading Comprehension Instruction: Empowering all students with deep meaning of texts, Laura King, M.Ed., July 5 - August 6, 2021, Online. New!!
When Writing is Hard: Written Language Disorders and Dysgraphia, Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., July 27 - August 13, 2021, Online. New!!
How Did You Get That? Improving Open Response Answers in Math: Strategies for Traditional Classrooms and Remote Learning, Bill Atwood, M.Ed., June 23 - August 25, 2021, Online.
Laying the Foundation: Building a Deep Understanding of Number, Loree Silvis, M.Ed., Session 1: June 21 - July 5, 2021, OR Session 2: August 16 -20, 2021, Online.
Relational Thinking in the Primary Grades: Foundations for Algebra, Loree Silvis, M.Ed. & Sandi Stanhope, Session 1: June 16 - July 2, 2021 or Session 2: August 11 - August 27, 2021, Online.
Mentoring & Coaching
Mentoring and Coaching, Dr. Juliette Longchamp, Three Sessions, Session 1: June 28 - 30 (Location TBA); Session 2: July 26-28 in (Bradford, VT) Session 3: August 9-11 (Location TBA).
Middle Grades Institute
The following courses are aligned with the 2021 Middle Grades Institute, Dr. Monica McEnerny, June 28 - July 2, 2021, Online.
Adolescent Growth and Development
Equity and Learning for Young Adolescents
Middle Grades Curriculum
Middle Grades Instruction and Assessment
Middle Grades Philosophy and Organization
Museums as Resources
Bennington Museum Teacher Institute: Museums as Resources, Jennifer White, July 12 - August 18, 2021 Bennington Museum and online. New!!
Creative Singing in Soundtrap, Stefanie Weigand, M.M.Ed., July 5 - 9, 2021, Online. New!!
Composer to Conductor: From The Score to the Stage, Dr. Sherrill Blodget, June 25 - July 12, 2021. New!!
Conversational Solfege Level 1 & 2, Betsy Greene, M.M.Ed., August 2 - 6, 2021, Online.
Jazz Immersion Camp, Glendon Ingalls, August 15 - 20, 2021, Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, VT and Online. New!!
Modern Music Production for the Inclusive Classroom, Geoff Moody, August 1 - October 31, 2021, Online.
Music-COMP Composition and Creativity Institute for Teachers, Dr. Matt LaRocca, July 19 - 23, 2021, Online. New!!
Vermont's Natural History, Teage O'Connor, M.S., June 28 - July 2, 2021, Online lectures, with field trips to Burlington area sites.
Online Teaching & Learning
Methods II: Online Teaching Tools and Techniques, Jessica Leo, July 12 - September 19, 2021, Online.
Nature Based Routines for Outdoor Classrooms, Amy Butler & Brenda Hartshorn, Session I: June 21-25, 2021 OR Session II: August 16-20, 2021, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier.
Vermont Biodiversity Institute for Educators, Ken Benton & Sean Beckett, M.S., July 26 - 30, 2021, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier.
Wildlife Management & Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators, Alison Thomas, M.S., July 11 - 16, 2021, Buck Lake, Woodbury.
Proficiency Based Classroom
Designing Learning Scales to Improve Self-Direction, Gabrielle Lumbra, M.Ed., July 5 - August 30, 2021, Online.
Rethinking Instruction & Assessment in a Proficiency-Based Classroom, Gabrielle Lumbra, M.Ed., July 5 - August 30, 2021, Online.
Project Based Learning
Designing Project-Based Learning Experiences, Gabrielle Lumbra, M.Ed., July 5 - August 30, 2021, Online.
Project Based Learning Made Easy, Teann McCrea, M.Ed., June 28 - July 2, 2021, Online. New!!
RELENTLESS: Cultivating Grit and Consistency of Effort, Shawn Hair, M.S., June 28 - August 9, 2021, Online.
The H.E.A.R.T. Method of Self-Care For Teachers, Becky Day, M.Ed., Rolling enrollment, Registrants have 5 weeks to complete this condensed summer course, Online.
Social Emotional Learning
Implementing and Integrating SEL Seamlessly: Collaborative Teacher Practices, Ryanne Spaulding, July 12 - 25, 2021, Online.
Using Social Media for Professional Development: Gather and Share Ideas, Jennifer Hair, M.Ed., June 21 - August 9, 2021, Online.
Children’s literature of the Spanish World: Modern and Traditional, Dr. Ana Alexander, June 15 - July 8, 2021, Online. New!!
Educating Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Joy Wilcox, M.Ed., June 24 - August 2, 2021, Online.
History, Legal Issues, and Support Systems in Special Education, Mary Lundeen, M.Ed., July 5 - August 6, 2021, Online.
Reflect, Refine, Repeat: Cultivating Student Engagement Through Reflective Practice, Dr. Eddie Wilkin, July 4 - July 31, 2021, Online.
Adopt-A-Bot, Bjorn Behrendt, M.Ed., August 2 - September 30, 2021, Online self-paced online format with flexible Google Meet office hours.
Cricut Maker in Education, Patricia Aigner, M.Ed., July 17 - August 15, 2021, a two-hour meeting with the remainder of the course online.
Flippin’ Tools w/ChromeOS Tablet & Stylus, Bjorn Behrendt, M.Ed., August 2 - September 30, 2021, Online self-paced online format with flexible Google Meet office hours. New!!
Google for Education, Dr. David St. Germain, Rolling enrollment, Online.
Photoshop for Teachers: Intro Level, Jennifer Hair, M.Ed., July 12 - August 23, 2021, Online.
Technology Integration: How do we re-imagine what we've learned to reach students where they are now?, Chris CichoskiKelly & Colleen Williams, August 2 - August 30, 2021, Online.
Trauma Informed Social Learning, Julie Erdelyi, M.A., June 28 - July 1, 2021, Online.
Taking Care: Integrating Wellness into the Classroom, Alex Venet, M.Ed., July 5 - August 13, 2021, Online.
Therapeutic Drawing for Student Wellness, Support, and Content Creation with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil, Patricia Aigner, M.Ed., July 24 - August 14, 2021, Online. New!!
Providing Effective Work-Based Learning Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, Rich Tulikangas, M.Ed., June 27 - August 3, 2021.
Don't hesitate to email us if you need a course or content area not offered above. We can custom build courses to meet unique needs.
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