Continuing Education, Workshops & Contract Courses

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Summer 2019

The summer semester is here! The Center for Schools has a wide variety of online, in-person and blended model courses starting between now and August. For more information, or to register, review the list below.

ADHD, Executive Function & Literacy

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Roots, Effects & Strategies, Debbie Tracht, MA, CAGS, July 8-12, 2019 from 8:30-4:30 at Burr & Burton Academy. The remaining 5 hours of the course will take place in an online environment. 

ADHD/Executive Function and Literacy: Roots, Effects & Strategies, Debbie Tracht, MA, CAGS, August 5-9, 2019 from 8:30-4:30 at St. Johnsbury School. The remaining 5 hours of the course will take place in an online environment.  

American Sign Language

American Sign Language 1, Melissa Adams, June 24-November 30, 2019. June 24- June 28, 2019 in-person at Castleton University from 9-3 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

American Sign Language 2, Melissa Adams, July 8-November 30, 2019. In-person July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019 at Castleton University with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Archaeology

Archaeology for Educators, Matthew Moriarty, June 24–28, 2019 with additional project time in July. Castleton University and the Helen W. Buckner Preserve in West Haven.

Phoenix Burning, Case Study of a Shipwreck, Christopher Sabick, July 1 – 3, 2019 from 8:30-4:30, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Phoenix Shipwreck Site-Colchester Shoal.

Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Stimulating Language, Social Communication and Social Emotional Learning from Birth through Elementary School, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, August 5-22, 2019, Stern Center for Language & Learning, Williston.

Biodiversity University

Nine one-credit Field Courses for Naturalists at North Branch Nature Center, June 2019, Montpelier. For full course descriptions and start dates click here. Register with North Branch Nature Center (NBNC) first. NBNC will then give you the link to Castleton's online registration form.

Climate Resiliency

Climate Resiliency Fellowship, Kerri McAllister & Aimee Arandia Ostensen, July 15, 2019-April 30, 2020, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne.

Coaching for Innovation

Coaching for Innovation, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, July 8- September 1, 2019. Asynchronous meetings online.

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring Educators in Schools, Juliette Longchamp, This course will be offered in 7 Vermont locations in an hybrid format. Starting dates vary by location June 19-August 15.

Computer Science Education

Exploring Computer Science Education Resources and IT Job Sector, Ronald Pulcer, August 15 - November 30, 2019, In-person at Castleton University August 15 & 16 and 1 day in November TBD. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Young Creators: Making & Coding for elementary and middle school students, Bjorn Behrendt, In-Person July 29 - Aug 2, 2019 from 9 am - 3 pm at the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union (BRSU) Central Office. An independent project presentation will be due online by Monday, Aug 5, 2019.

Cultivating Grit

RELENTLESS: Cultivating Grit and Consistency of Effort, Shawn Hair, July 1-August 18, 2019, Online.

Digital Storytelling & Place-Based Learning

Discovering Community: Digital Storytelling and Place-Based Learning with the Vermont Folklife Center Summer Institute, Trisha Denton & Mary Wesley, August 12 to November 1, 2019 (August 12-15 intensive, independent work through November 1), Fairbanks Museum, 1302 Main St, St. Johnsbury.

Diversity

Teaching Diversity through Literature, Benjamin White & Michael Berry, July 1-August 16, 2019. This course begins the week of July 1 in an online environment using Moodle. The course will hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom on July 8 and August 5 from 8:00-9:00 am.

Ecology

Special Topics in Lake Champlain Natural History, Elizabeth Lee, July 15-19, 2019, Kamp Kill Kare State Park, Burton Island, St. Albans Bay, Mississquoi River and nearby sites.

Education in Herbs

Wisdom of the Herbs Certification Program, Annie McCleary, June 22-23, July 20-21, August 17-18, September 14-15, Oct 12-13, 2019, Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury.

Wisdom Tutorial Certification Program, Annie McCleary, Rolling enrollment from May 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.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Institute July 22-25, 2019, Castleton University. The 13 courses aligned with this 3rd annual institute are now open for registration! Click on the institute title for more details and full course descriptions.

Energy & Climate

Ambitious Instruction for Energy and Climate Action, Deanna Bailey, August 12-16, 2019, plus 1 follow-up virtual meeting in September, Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee.

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.

Engineering

Incorporating Engineering and Making in Grades 4-12, not just for STEM, Karen Schroeder, June 24 - 27, 2019 from 9:00 to 4:00  plus a four-hour fall meeting time TBD, Arlington Memorial High School, Arlington.

STEAM: Engineering Design in the Physical Science Curriculum, Tim Thibodeau, June 24, 2019–August 16, 2019, Online + 1 in-person meeting to be set by the group within the first two weeks of the class.

Geography

Teaching with ArcGIS Online, Keighan Eaker & Scott Roper, July 15-September 15, 2019, Castleton University.

History

History, Race, and Inclusive Education, Sarah Rooker, June 25-August 15, 2019, Grafton Inn, Grafton.

Reading and Writing about History: Investigations into Community History, Sarah Rooker, July 9-August 15, 2019, Norwich Historical Society, Norwich.

Vermont History: An Inquiry Approach, David Wells, July 10-August 11, 2019. Workshop Sessions on July 10th & 11th at the Vermont Historical Society in Montpelier from from 9:00-2:00 followed by online coursework through August 11, 2019.

World Wars: Historical Comparison of the French & Indian War and World War I, Rich Strum, July 21-July 26, 2019, Fort Ticonderoga, NY. This course is part of the Seventh Annual Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute.

Indigenous Culture

Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom, Vera Sheehan & Melody Brook, August 8-10, 2019, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes.

Leadership

Leading with Character: When Doing Your Best Matters Most, Robert Wuagneux, June 25-October 1, 2019. June 25 & 26, 2019 in-person at CCV Rutland with the remainder of the course in an online environment. There will be two final in-person sessions in the fall. The dates and location will be determined by the group.

Literacy

Bringing It All Together – Using Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Elizabeth Coltey & Jodie Perry, August 12-October 31, 2019. In-person sessions August 12-15 from 9:00-3:00 at CCV Rutland. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment. 

Connecting Oral and Written Language, Fran Toomey, June 27-November 15, 2019, Combination of In Person (June, July and August) and Online October and November. In-person sessions will be held at the Stern Center for Language & Learning in Williston.

Leading Literacy Instruction, David Wells, July 8-August 17, 2019, In-person on July 8 from 8:30-2:30 in Berlin, VT. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course, Peggy Price, Monday – Thursday, July 8-11, 2019 & Monday – Wednesday, July 15-17, 2019 from 8:30-4:00, Vermont Technical College in Williston.

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Course, Peggy Price, August 12-16, 2019, 8:30-4:00, Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston.

Reading and the Brain, Peggy Price, July 29-August 2, 2019, 8:30-4:00, Vermont Technical College in Williston.

Reconstructing Literacy Instruction in MTSS, Elizabeth Coltey, July 15-18, 2019 from 9:00-5:00, CCV Rutland. The remainder of the course will take place in an online environment.

The Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators, Marilyn Varricchio, Rolling enrollment beginning May 18, 2019. May 18, 2019-May 18, 2020, Online.

Writing and Teaching Creative Nonfiction, Alison Dayton & Marianne Doe, June 24-28, 2019, 8:30-4:30 Monday - Thursday & 8:30-4:00 Friday, Community College of Vermont in Rutland.

Wilderness Writer’s Retreat: Developing Writing Skills with a Vintage Typewriter, David Wells, July 13-August 18, 2019,  Workshop in Montpelier’s beautiful Hubbard Park on July 13th from 9:00-1:00. Weekly online sessions through August 18, 2019.

Mathematics

Making Math Fun! Project based learning in K-8 Classroom, Monica Wood, June 24-28, 2019, In-person on June 24, 25 & 26 at Castleton University from 9-4 and online on June 27 & 28, 2019.

Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, July 1- August 18, 2019, Online.

Mathematical Problem Solving for Teachers, Brad Slonaker, July 15–19, 2019 from 8:30 – 4:00 at CCV Rutland.

Understanding Strategies and Order for Additive and Multiplicative Reasoning, Angela LaCroix & Kathy Gingras, July 8, 9 and 10, 2019 from 8:30-3:30 pm, Williamstown Elementary School.

Understanding Strategies and Order for Fractional Reasoning, Angela LaCroix & Kathy Gingras, July 11 and 12, 2019 from 8:30-3:30 pm, Williamstown Elementary School.

Middle Grades

Middle Grades Instruction and Assessment, Dr. Monica McEnerny, August 17 -September 28, 2019, two in-person sessions at Castleton University on August 17 and September 7, with the remainder of the course held in an online environment.

The 26th Middle Grades Summer Institute "Advancing Equity in the Middle Grades", June 24-28, 2019, Champlain College. The Castleton Center for Schools is offering graduate credit for any of the five courses aligned with the institute.

Multilingualism

Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities in Education, Adrienne Matunas, July 9- August 8, 2019, One in-person session in August at a location set by the group. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Music

Extend the Learning 2019: Professional Development Conference to Implementation, Matt LaRocca, June 28-July 8, 2019, Harwood Union High School, Duxbury. 

First Steps in MusicTM, Betsy Greene, July 15-19, 2019 from 8:00-4:00 at Champlain Elementary School, Burlington.

KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Aldo Mazza, June 25-30, 2019, KoSA Academy, Montreal.

Summer Composition Institute for Teachers, Matt LaRocca, July 22-26, 2019 from 9:00-4:00, University of Vermont.

Nature Mentoring

Summer EarthWalk Nature Mentoring: An Outdoor Learning Course for Educators, Angella Gibbons & Justin Sutera, August 5-9, 2019, EarthWalk Vermont, Plainfield.

Online Teaching

Methods II: Online Teaching Tools and Techniques, Jessica Leo, July 8-September 15, 2019, Online.

Outdoor Education

ECO Institute 2019: Educating Children Outdoors Level 1, Chip Darmstadt, Amy Butler & Brenda Hartshorn, July 8-12, 2019, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier.

ECO Institute 2019: Educating Children Outdoors Level 1 for Early Childhood Educators, Chip Darmstadt, Amy Butler & Mary Zantara, July 15-19, 2019, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier.

Fish & Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators, Ali Thomas, July 14-19, 2019, Buck Lake, Woodbury.

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.

The Outdoor Classroom, Joshua Hardt, July 8-12, 2019, 9:00-4:00, Lake Bomoseen State Park.

Physical Education

Performance & Conditioning for High School Athletes, John Feenick, July 8 to August 16, 2019, Online.

Proficiency-based Teaching & Learning

Designing Proficiency-Based Assessments, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, July 8-September 1, 2019. Asynchronous meetings online.

Learning from the Lake: Using Primary Sources at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to Teach Key Proficiencies, Dr. Harry Yeo Chaucer & Matthew Witten, June 24-27, 2019 and August 19, 2019 from 8:30-4:30.

Proficiencies in Action, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra & Jennie Lund, July 8-September 1, 2019, Online.

Project-based Learning

Designing Project-Based Learning Experiences, Gabrielle Lumbra, July 8-September 1, 2019, Online.

Science

Exploring Science Experimentation for the Elementary Classroom, Benjamin Worthing & Laura DesJardins, July 22- July 26, 2019, Fair Haven Union High School, Fair Haven.

NGSX: Next Generation Science Exemplar, Hannah Gelroth & Jennifer Stainton, August 12-16, 2019, VINS Nature Center, Quechee.

Skillful Teaching

Studying Skillful Teaching, Patricia Wiedel, August 13-15, 2019; 8:30-3:30 with follow up sessions:  Sept. 11, Oct. 1, Oct. 23, 8:30-3:30, Cusick Conference Room, Brattleboro Union High School.

Social Media

Social Media for Educators, Benjamin White & Michael Berry, July 1-August 16, 2019. This course begins the week of July 1 in an online environment using Moodle. The course will hold two synchronous meetings through Zoom on July 8 and August 5 from 9:30-10:30 am.

Spanish

The Spanish American Short Story and Legend, Ana María Alfaro-Alexander, July 15-19, 2019, 9:00 to 3:00, Community College of Vermont Rutland.

Bailando: Latin American Dances in the Spanish Classroom, Delma Wood, June 24, 25, 26, & 28, 2019 from 9:00-4:00 at Castleton University. June 27 in an online/independent format.

Special Education

Special Education History & Law, Andrea Wasson, June 28-July 28, 2019. In-person session on June 28 from 8:30-4:30 at the Montpelier Elks Club with the remainder of the course held in an online environment.

Educating Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities Section II), Joy Wilcox, July 29-August 6, 2019, 8:30-4:30, Montpelier Elks Lodge.

Technology

Apple Watch in Education, Patricia Aigner, June 15, 2019 from 9:00-2:30, Rutland High School, with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Design Technologies, Matthew Brown, June 24-27, 2019 from 8:30-4:00 at Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol, VT with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Experiencing Learning Through Creating and Making, Lucie deLaBruere, July 22 - August 22, 2019. This course is aligned with the Create Make Learn Summer Institute, July 22-26, 2019 in Burlington, VT. The institute will take place at the Generator Makerspace, Burlington. The remainder of the course will take place in an online environment.

Google for Education, David St. Germain, Rolling enrollment May 19-December 13, 2019, Online.

Innovation Camp for Educators, Max Vanatta, August 12-16, 2019 from 9:00-3:00, Innovation Studio at Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock.

Photoshop for Teachers: Introductory Level, Jennifer Hair, July 22-August 25, 2019, Online.

Technology for Struggling Learners (MTSS Without Tears), Patricia Aigner, August 10-October 12, 2019, Online.

TED Talks in the Classroom, Jennifer Hair, July 8-August 18, 2019, Online.

Transforming Education with Virtual Reality, Clarena Renfrow, August 10-October 30, 2019. The course will start with an in-person session from 9:00-4:00 at Castleton University on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.

Touch Chromebooks, Android Apps and Google Tools, Patricia Aigner, July 27-September 28, 2019. The course will meet in-person on July 27 at Rutland High School from 9:00-3:00. The rest of the course will take place online.

Video Leadership for Educators, Benjamin White & Michael Berry, July 1-August 16, 2019. Two in-person meetings using Zoom videoconferencing on July 8 and August 5. The remainder will be held online using Moodle.

Virtual Storytelling for the Classroom: Using Digital and Media Tools to Create Beautiful Web Stories, Jennifer Hair, July 8-August 18, 2019, Online.

Theatre Tools for Teaching

Theatre Tools for Teaching in the Innovative K-12 Classroom, Karen Klami, July 8 -12, 2019, CCV Rutland.

Trauma

Supporting Children through Trauma Poverty and Adversity, Julia Erdelyi, July 8-November 12, 2019, Stern Center, Williston.

Wellness

Taking Care: Theory & Practice of Wellness for Self & Students, Alex Shevrin Venet & Carolyn Crotty, July 8 - August 9, 2019. In-person for 3 days on July 8, July 9th, and August 9th from 8:30-2:30 at CCV Winooski with the remainder of the course in an online environment.

Work-based Learning

Work-Based Learning: Providing Safe, Legal and Effective Opportunities for Students, Schools and Businesses, Rich Tulikangas, July 10-August 14, 2019. In-person sessions will be held at Vermont Tech Williston from 4:30-7:30 on July 10, July 24, August 8 and August 14, 2019. The remainder of the course will take place in an online/independent format.

More Summer Offerings Coming 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