Vermont-NEA Professional Programs
Vermont-NEA is here to support members in their professional learning and leadership goals. Teacher and ESP leadership is essential in order to meet the high educational goals we have for Vermont students. Secretary Duncan and NBPTS President and CEO Ron Thorpe, announced a new initiative that will create more leadership roles for teachers without leaving the classroom. They both recognize that when important decisions are made about the work teachers do, teachers need to be at the table in order to “set the direction for their classrooms, schools, the profession, and ultimately ensure students have the best opportunity to learn.” Vermont-NEA supports the “Teach to Lead” initiative and would like to see teacher leaders in every Vermont school.
This Fall, Vermont-NEA will award eight (8) teacher grants of up to $500 for creative and useful initiatives in your own classroom or school. This represents an increase over the past years. Applications are online and due on or before October 15th. Teachers and ESPs who are part of the Vermont-NEA Professional Development and National Board Committees will rate each grant proposal. Notification of awards will be on or before November 15th. There is another grant award cycle in the spring! Access the online application here.