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.
Vermont-NEA Mini-Grant Proposals
Each Fall, Vermont-NEA offers teachers grants (20 in total!) of up to $500 for creative and useful initiatives in your own classroom or school, to improve student learning through projects focused on one of the following areas:
I. Student Achievement: (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment)
II. Association Member Well-Being (School Environment)
III. Active Membership (Effective Communications)
IV. Public Support (Community Connections)
For more information or to apply for the grants, click here. Proposals are due October 15, 2017 with November 15 as the notification date. Contact Juliette Longchamp at email@example.com if you have any questions.
National Board Certification Courses
Vermont-NEA is the Candidate Support Provider for National Board Certification. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has been certifying teachers since the early 90s against rigorous standards. Although this is a voluntary certification, it is a natural continuum of our profession. Accomplished professional teachers, as evidenced by National Board Certification, is a growing voice of our profession. For more information click here.
Mentoring and Coaching New and Preservice Educators
Vermont-NEA is offering a class to support teacher leaders become stronger mentors and coaches for new and preservice teachers. The course will include a utilization of Danielson's Framework for Teaching and the new Six Clusters Supporting High Level Learning. Classes will be in Lyndon and Montpelier (at Vermont-NEA). To Register, click here. Click here for the flyer and the link to the registration form.
2017 Vermont Music Educator Association Conference
The 2017 VMEA Conference is October 6, 2017 at Castleton University. The conference is held in partnership with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). John Feierabend will give the keynote address. Register here.
2017 VT Art Teacher Association Conference - STEAM & Design Thinking
VATA joins this year's STEAMFEST in Essex Junction, VT to present an exciting conference featuring Ruki Ravikumar from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Please join us Friday, September 29 and/or Saturday, September 30, 2017 for various workshops, artist markets, and presentations. For more details and to register visit Vermont Art Teachers Association here.
Reflective Practice and Developing a Peer Review Portfolio
Vermont-NEA has offered ths course for teachers on provisional licenses who would like to submit a Peer Review Porfolio in order to achieve a level I Vermont License. Currently, we have a class in progress. If you are interested in this class email Juliette Longchamp at firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest. It is possible to have a late fall class if there is significant interest.
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.