Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Fall 2019

REGISTRATION FOR FALL COURSES WILL OPEN SOON! HERE IS A SAMPLING OF FALL OFFERINGS. MORE TO FOLLOW!

ADHD, Executive Function & Literacy

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Strategies to Support All Students, Debbie Tracht, MA, CAGS, October 7- December 9, 2019, Synchronous online meetings through Zoom Videoconferencing Mondays 6pm – 8pm with the balance online through Canvas.

American Sign Language

American Sign Language 1, Melissa Adams, Fall semester, in-person at Castleton University from 9-3 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

American Sign Language 2, Melissa Adams, Fall semester, in-person at Castleton University with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Career Development

Facilitating Career Development, Mark Danaher, September 9, 2019 to December 2, 2019 with Zoom video meetings on Tuesday nights from 6:45-9:00 on the following dates:  September 10, 17, October 1, 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 2019.

Diversity

Teaching Diversity through Literature, Benjamin White & Michael Berry, September 23 - November 8, 2019. This course begins the week of September 23 in an online environment using Canvas. The course will also hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom.

Energy & Climate

Personalized, Multidimensional Professional Learning for Energy/Climate Focused Instruction, Deanna Bailey, Rolling Enrollment. Flexible start and end dates within this time frame to be discussed with and determined by VEEP.

History

Vermont History: An Inquiry Approach, David Wells, Exact dates TBD. Workshop Sessions two dates at the Vermont Historical Society in Montpelier from from 9:00-2:00 followed by online coursework.

Literacy

Emergent Literacy in the Elementary Classroom, Melissa Knipes, October 5 - December 13, 2019. October 5 and November 9 at Castleton University from 9:00-3:00 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

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

Multilingualism

Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities in Education, Adrienne Matunas, September 16-November 9, 2019, The course will begin on September 16, 2019 with a live Zoom video meeting. There will be an in-person session at Castleton University on October 26 from 10-2 with the remainder of the course in an online environment using Canvas.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Focusing in on MTSS: Ensuring Effectiveness System-Wide, Libby Bonesteel, September 16-November 19, 2019, Four in-person meetings using Zoom videoconferencing. The remainder will be held online using Moodle.

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.

Social Media

Social Media for Educators, Benjamin White & Michael Berry, September 23 - November 8, 2019. This course begins the week of September 23 in an online environment using Canvas. The course will also hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom.

Technology

Google for Education, David St. Germain, Rolling enrollment beginning August 26, 2019, Online.

Transforming Education with Virtual Reality, Clarena Renfrow, October 26- December 30, 2019. The course will start with an in-person session from 9:00-4:00 at Castleton University on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Video Leadership for Educators, Benjamin White & Michael Berry, September 23 - November 8, 2019. The course begins in an online environment. There will be two Two in-person meetings using Zoom videoconferencing.

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