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.  

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 at Castleton University on March 7, April 4 and May 2, with the remainder of the course online through Canvas.

Leadership

Courage to Lead, Holly Wilkinson, 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

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. 

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. 

National Board Certification

Accomplished Teaching- National Board Certification Renewal, Juliette Longchamp-VT-NEA, Spring 2020, Online.

Online Teaching

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

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.

Social Studies

Helping Students Construct Understanding with C3 Inquiry, February 27 - March 12, 2020, Sarah Rooker, Two in-person sessions on February 27 from 8:30-3:30 and on March 12 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Norwich Historical Society.

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. NOTE: iPAD DELIVERY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED BY FEBRUARY 29 FOR ANY REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER FEBRUARY 21, 2020.

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.

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

Summer 2020

Registration for summer courses will open soon. Below is a sneak peak at some of the offerings. More will be added in the coming weeks.

Archaeology

Freedom and Unity: The Struggle for Independence on the Vermont Frontier, Angela Labrador, Two Identical Sessions: Session 1: July 13 – 17 in person + 2 weeks online (July 6-24) & Session 2: July 27 – 31 in person + 2 weeks online (July 20-Aug 7), Locations include:Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Crown Point and Chimney Point, Arnold’s Bay, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Mount Independence, Hubbardton Battlefield. New!!

Career Development

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

Facilitating Career Development, Jim Peacock, Summer 2020, In-person & Online. 

Facilitating Career Development, Mark Danaher, Summer 2020, In-person & Online. 

Civic Engagement

The Past is Present: Using History Inquiry to Inspire Civic Engagement, Sarah Rooker, June 22-25, 2020, Grafton Inn, Grafton. NEW!!

Energy & Climate

Energy and Climate Projects Academy, Laura MacLachlan, Mariah Keagy & Aubrey Nelson, August 10-14, 2020, plus 1 follow-up virtual meeting in September, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee.

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.

Ethnographic Field Research

Discovering Community Summer Institute, Trish Denton, August 10 - 13, 2020, Barre Civic Center.

History

In England - Developing Topics: Using Differentiating Instructional Methods, Bill Holiday, June 29 - July 13, 2020, Travel in England to a variety of historic sites with additional work required before and after the trip. New!!

Vermont’s Natural History, Andrew O’Connor, July 13-17, 2020, Burlington, VT with area field trips. New!!

Literacy

Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum- Grades K-4, Cheryl McDonough, June 20 - October 16, 2020. Online using Canvas and Zoom Videoconferencing. NEW!!

Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum- Grades 4-12, Cheryl McDonough, June 20 - October 16, 2020. Online using Canvas and Zoom Videoconferencing. NEW!!

Meeting Literacy Demands in Career and Technical Schools, Cheryl McDonough, June 20 - October 16, 2020. Online using Canvas and Zoom Videoconferencing. NEW!!

The “Text-of-Self”: A Curriculum of Inclusion, Alison Dayton and Marianne Doe, June 22 - 26, 2020, Rutland.

Outdoor Education

Advanced (Part II) Wildlife Management & Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators, Alison Thomas, June 2 – June 5, 2020, Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp, Castleton, VT. NEW!!

Biodiversity University, North Branch Nature Center Education Staff, throughout summer 2020, North Branch Nature Center.

ECO Institute 2020: Nature Based Routines for Outdoor Classrooms, Darmstadt, Butler & Hartschorn, June 29 - July 3, 2020, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier.

ECO Institute 2020: Natural History Connections for Outdoor Classrooms, Darmstadt, Benton & Koch, August 3 - August 7, 2020.

Fish & Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators, Alison Thomas, July 12-17, 2020, Buck Lake, Woodbury, VT.

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

NGSX: Taking it Back to Your Classroom, Gelroth & Brennan, August 10-13, 2020, Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

Technology

Create, Make, Learn Summer Institute, Lucie deLabruere, July 13 - 17, 2020, Bellows Falls.

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