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
Main Street Middle School, Montpelier - Eli Rosenberg, NBCT Facilitator
Caledonia Central, Danville - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT Facilitator
St. Albans Elementary, St. Albans -Deb Thompson-Taylor, NBCT Facilitator
Blue Mountain School, Wells River - Melanie Gonyaw, NBCT (2002-2012), Facilitator
Charlotte Elementary, Charlotte - Kelly Bouteiller, Facilitator
North Country School District, Newport - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT, Facilitator
Mt. Anthony, Bennington - Kris Hansen, NBCT Facilitator
Brattleboro High School, Brattleboro - Katie Westby, Facilitator
Online - Juliette Longchamp Ed.D., NBCT Facilitator
Hazen Union, Hardwick - Kelly Robinson, NBCT Facilitator
Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference: Moving Mountains with Mathematics
Friday, October 19, 2018 at Norwich University - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Come and network with fellow VT Math Educators to discuss best practices and share resources and learn about topics including:
- Discourse in the math classroom
- Proficiency based learning / assessing
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports
- Equity in math teaching and learning
- And, many, many more!!!
Regular registration is $125, but register before September 28, 2018 and save $10!!! At vctm.wildapricot.org If you have any questions, email Conference Committee Chair Jaci Kendrew: firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the full program here.
Reflective Practice and Developing a Peer Review Portfolio
Vermont-NEA realizes we have teachers on the field working on provisional licenses. One path to Vermont Certification is through Peer Review. Vermont-NEA will once again offer a course for folks wishing to have a more structured experience pursuing peer review. The year-long course includes deadlines and support to keep you on track for completing the portfolio. To see the syllabus for the course here. Register for the course here. Please note that the first class date has been changed to Saturday, November 10th at Vermont-NEA, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier.
Registration Now Open for Vermont Jump$tart’s 2018 Educator Conference
Audience: Vermont Administrators and Educators
The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition will hold its Annual Education Conference at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont on Friday, November 2, 2018. AOE Secretary Dan French will speak and provide background on personal finance education, including his past involvement with the Vermont Financial Literacy Task Force. Sessions will focus on the newly adopted Jump$tart financial literacy standards and how they connect to student-centered learning in an interdisciplinary way. Educators can register by signing up using this form. Space is limited to 50 attendees.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2zljeLn or contact Amy Dickinson at email@example.com; 802-229-0341
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.
Teacher Renewal Retreat: Cultivating Well - being in High Stress Educational Settings
When: Two-day series (9-4:30: Saturday Nov 10th and 17th )
Where: All Souls Interfaith Conference Center, Shelburne, VT
Audience: Vermont K-12 teachers
Has the idealism that led you into teaching eroded? Are you feeling less motivated?
This 2-day (over two Saturdays) Teacher Renewal Retreat is designed to re-energize awareness of the pivotal role K-12 teachers play in their students' lives – recognizing the realities of the modern teaching landscape.
Come share your stories and learn from your peers in a beautiful, relaxing setting (and enjoy some great lunches). The retreat will revolve around content that enhances resilience through a combination of ideas about self-awareness and coping strategies – built on a shared sense of meaning and “calling.” We’ll talk about key challenges around conflict; working with inadequate resources; adjusting to change; communicating with students, parents and administrators; compassion; creativity and innovation.
The Teacher Renewal Retreat will led by Lumunos - a mission-driven non-profit that provides well-being services to human service professionals working in high stress environments (e.g., physicians.lumunos.org).
The retreat has been made possible by the generous support of the Vermont Community Foundation and Lumunos’ community of individual donors.
To Register, go to: www.tinyurl.com/lumunos-teach For more information, contact Becca Perry-Hill firstname.lastname@example.org Flyer Here.
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.