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The Vermont PLN is hosting a 3-part series in the north (Session 1 - Capitol Plaza in Montpelier and Sessions 2 & 3 at Hampton Conference Center, Colchester) and south (Newsbank Conference Center, Chester) with consultant and author Elizabeth City (co-author of Strategy In Action: How School Systems Can Support Powerful Learning and Teaching, Data Wise: A Step by Step Guide to Using Assessment Results To Improve Teaching and Learning, Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning, and the newest Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators (2014)) Liz is also the Director of Harvard's Doctor of Education Leadership Program.
Through these sessions, Liz will be emphasizing Rapid Learning Cycles (3-4 week cycles of action research to test out ideas, discuss, modify and then re-implement) In addition, After Action Reviews that allow teams to re-pause and use analysis tools to maintain focus and momentum will be explored using your team's "plan" that you care most about.
TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE
Northern Series Register HERE (Nov. 3, Jan 11, March 18) -Montpelier, Colchester, Colchester
Southern Series Register HERE (Nov 2, January 13, March 16) - Chester, Chester, Chester
A description of each session with many more specifics is available along with the flyer, below. The detailed description also gives a sense of how Dr. Elizabeth City will approach this work with Vermont educators.
Target Audience: Vermont Curriculum Directors/Coordinators or others charged with district curriculum oversight.
This is the third year of this professional learning community, which offers Curriculum Directors the chance to meet as a community of learners with shared questions, particular to their roles and responsibilities for implementing the standards. Year three, facilitated by Mary Lynn Riggs, will be action-oriented, creating structures and models for district work.
The content is guided by the input from the curriculum directors, from those who are part of the PLN Advisory Council, and through guidance from focus forums so that the content, work and discussion stays relevant to the group.
Where: Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT
When: 10/29, 12/18, 1/29, 4/29 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
breakfast and lunch included
Cost: $50 per session; $200 for series
COACHING FOR A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF CONTENT PROGRESSIONS IN MATHEMATICS SERIES
Target Audience: K-5 Math Coaches and Math educators who take leadership roles in mathematics and have the opportunity to re-deliver the training to others; including MTSS math coaches and curriculum directors.
Facilitators: Tracy Watterson and members of the AOE Elementary Mathematics Professional Learning Team
In this professional learning series participants will engage in a hybrid of three in-person half days and online seessions to apply strategies for purposefully examining student work and implementing effective instructional mathematics practices.
- investigate growth mindset and its importance in the learning of mathematics;
- solve and reflect on engaging math tasks for the purpose of deepening understanding of content progressions and improving teaching and learning;
- watch and discuss video clips that explicitly link to the standards to identify and discuss effective mathematical practices, explore vetted resources that will support their work with teachers, and
- join a cadre of math educators in support of each other's work.
Supervising and Evaluating NGSS Instruction
Instructor: David Wells
Target Audience: K-12 Administrators
NEW Starting Date: September 21, 2015
This course is designed around 6 online learning modules in EDU2.0 and a final project. Each module can be completed within a two week window of time and will contain assigned readings and/or videos, school-based practice with concepts, feedback from classmates on school-based practice through an online forum, and class forum discussions on concepts learned.
Participants will increase their overall understanding of the NGSS and how they are organized, as well as current trends in project-based learning. They will expand their knowledge of unit and lesson planning in relation to NGSS and observation tools such as Danielson's Framework and Marshall's Mini-Observation model.
Included with the price of this 3 graduate credit course (St. Michael's College) $415 - are these three books: Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction (2013 - Bybee), Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap (2013-Marshall) and Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning (2015 Larmer, Mergendoller and Boss).
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