Vermont-NEA Professional Programs
Vermont-NEA is here to support members in their professional learning and leadership goals. Contact the Director of Professional Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions pertaining to professional learning opportunities. All participants will receive professional learning certificates which can be used for relicensure purposes.
Interested in National Board Certification? Vermont-NEA held an introductory webinar on 5/29. Interested folks can watch the webinar here. Please feel free to contact Juliette Longchamp at email@example.com or 802-224-2421 with any questions, or if you would like a cohort in your school/district/area. As NBCTs in Vermont attest, "National Board Certification was one of the best professional learning experiences in my career and opened up teacher leadership opportunities."
Interested in starting the journey? We will have cohorts in the following schools. If there is not a sight near you, contact Juliette Longchamp to see if she can organize a cohort, or register for the online cohort.
Online Registration here.
Paper registration with cohort dates:
Thatcher Brook School, Waterbury - Nancy Daigle, NBCT Facilitator
Williston Central School, Williston - Deb Thompson-Taylor, NBCT Facilitator
Maine Street Middle School, Montpelier - Eli Rosenberg, NBCT Facilitator
Caledonia Central, Danville - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT Facilitator
St. Albans Elementary, St. Albans - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT Facilitator
Charlotte Elementary, Charlotte - Kelly Bouteiller, Facilitator
Mt. Anthony, Bennington - Kris Hansen, NBCT Facilitator
Brattleboro High School, Brattleboro - Katie Westby
Who: Teacher Leaders interested in coaching and mentoring educators in various stages of the Career Continuum
Where/When: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Caledonia Central Supervisory Union*, June 20 - 22, 2018
Champlain Valley Union HS, Hinesburg, VT – July 9 - 11, 2018
Hartford Supervisory Union*, Hartford, VT. August 13 - 15, 2018
Castleton University, August 20 - 22, 2018
Montpelier (Comfort Inn, Berlin) – August 13 - 15, 2018
Pre-Work: Adult Learning Theory Micro-Credential – Prior to your first class, register for the micro-credential Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory at nea.certificationbank.com. The micro-credential is in the “Cooperating Teacher” Stack. Complete Part 1 “Overview Question” and Part 2, #1 “Rewrite the scenario.” We will be sharing our responses to these two questions during our first class.
Day 1- Understanding the Framework for Evaluation- Participants will focus on understanding Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and the new Six Clusters for High Level Learning. Rutland Central mentors will receive training using the 5D+ Evaluation Rubric. We will also be exploring the Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching and discussing Adult Learning Theory (micro-credential questions)
Day 2 – Mentoring/Coaching Topics include: self-assessment on current understanding of mentoring, benefits of the mentoring process, roles of a mentor and coach, qualities of strong mentor teachers, communication, learning styles, stages of a teacher's first year, and coaching skills.
Day 3 – Mentoring/Coaching Topics include: generational differences, the coaching cycle and techniques (con’t), calibration and questioning techniques, analyzing student work protocols, site specific requirements of mentors (mentor coordinators lead this) and setting mentoring goals.
Fall Assignments (online for those who are taking the course for credit):
• Videotape and Analysis of your own teaching
• Observation notes and analysis of an educator’s practice (new educator, aspiring educator, or peer)
• Videotape and reflection of a coaching conversation following the observation
• Participate in webinar on October 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm via Adobe Connect
For more information, please call or email Juliette Longchamp at Vermont-NEA at firstname.lastname@example.org , 802-224-2421.
Cost: $600 per person (includes materials) without credit
$975 per person (includes materials) with 3 credits from Castleton
Lunch: One hour for lunch, please bring your own (unless provided by host school)
Deadline: One week before class start date
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 870 Williston Rd., South Burlington, VT 05403 (Formerly the Sheraton)
When: August 15 - 17, 2018
Cost: Vermont-NEA Members - Free; 3-Credit Cost - $600
Nonmembers - $500; 3-Credit Cost - $1100
Rooming: $139/night (double or single) - Call the hotel at 802-865-6600 to book. Let them know the event (Vermont-NEA) for this discounted rate. We have a limited number of room scholarships. Email the dates needed to Erin Green at email@example.com or call her at 802-224-2411.
This workshop is designed to deepen participants’ ability to design accurate assessments and to use assessment information formatively in the classroom to further student achievement. On the first day we will engage in activities that show how formative assessment strategies can be woven into daily teaching activities, focusing on diagnostic assessment, offering effective feedback, and preparing students to self-assess and to give each other effective feedback. On the second and third days we will delve into the components of assessment literacy, examining the five keys to classroom assessment quality with a focus on creating good performance tasks and rubrics. See www.vtnea.org/your-profession.php for more details.
For questions, please contact Juliette Longchamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin Green at email@example.com or call 802-224-2411.
Reflective Practice and Developing a Peer Review Portfolio
Vermont-NEA realizes we have teachers on the field working on provisional licenses. One path to Vermont Certification is through Peer Review. Vermont-NEA has one class currently in process and intend to have a course in the fall. For more information, please contact Juliette Longchamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEA has entered the micro-credential world, rolling out Micro-Credentials in many interesting topics. To look at the offerings, start an account at nea.certificationbank.com. Vermont-NEA will provide PD Certificates for each microcredential when you have successfully completed them. Each micro-credential should take approximately 15 hours, however, this depends on the background knowledge each participant has on the subject.
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.