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 email@example.com for questions pertaining to professional learning opportunities. All participants will receive professional learning certificates which can be used for relicensure purposes.
Vermont-NEA Facilitated Courses
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.
Vermont-NEA will have at least seven cohorts throughout the state, all facilitated by Vermont-NEA members who are NBCTs. Classes will begin in October and run through May. For information and registration materials, visit http://www.vtnea.org/national-board-certification.php.
What to learn about National Board Certification?
Vermont-NEA hosted a quick informational webinar on September 26th. If you missed it, you can view it here. Thanks to Kate McCann, NBCT (U-23), Ian Bleakney, NBCT (Edmunds) and Martha Santa Maria, NBCT Candidate (Middlebury) for facilitating this webinar.
Reflective Practice and the Peer Review Portfolio - Starts Saturday, November 12th
Are you currently pursuing initial licensure or adding and endorsement through the Peer Review Alternative Certification Route? This course supports and guides teachers pursuing initial licensure or adding endorsements to their Vermont teaching license. Participants need to be in a school setting, for student teaching will not be arranged through this course. As part of this course, participants examine the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards (Vermont Core Teaching Standards) and content endorsement standards and develop an electronic portfolio demonstrating their competency on each standard through the collection of artifacts and a written commentary that describes, analyzes and reflects on the evidence. Vermont-NEA members taking this course will qualify for Vermont-NEA Scholarships to pay for the Peer Review Fee. Registration form here.
Healthy and Ready to Learn: State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness Webinar
Nov. 17, 2016
11 a.m-12 p.m. Central
Currently, states around the country are working to develop state plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA recognizes the need for schools to support the whole child and specifically acknowledges the importance of student health and wellness. To help school health advocates and others take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to integrate health and wellness into education policy and practice, Healthy Schools Campaign and Alliance for Healthier Generation will be releasing Healthy and Ready to Learn: ESSA State Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness.
This webinar is an opportunity to learn about this important resource and connect with other advocates working to advance student health and school wellness through ESSA state plans.
Other Vermont Professional Learning Opportunities
Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators - Winter Conference: Sheraton Inn & Conference Center, Burlington.
Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching as a Key to Prevention and Intervention with Dr. Anita Archer
Date: Friday, December 2, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Inn & Conference Center, Burlington
Audience: Classroom and Title 1 teachers, special educators, curriculum leaders, principals, SLPs, OTs and PTs, paraeducators, MTSS and PBIS team members, parents.
Description: Dr. Archer is an internationally known presenter on explicit instruction, and the winner of many awards honoring her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of education. She co-authored the textbook, Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching. She gets rave reviews for her presentations: "I believe her strategies have the power to change the way teachers teach and students learn."
Links to brief Dr. Archer You Tube videos:
Structuring Active Participation - 7th grade
Vocabulary Instruction - 2nd grade
Writing Frame - Conference Presentation
To access further information about the December 2 session with Dr. Archer, and the December 1 afternoon session with Phyllis Wolfram from the national Council of Special Education Administrators (CASE) regarding policy and legislation, click here for the complete brochure.
You can register for either or both sessions here.
Questions? Contact: Jo-Anne Unruh at junruh@vcsea,net or 802-595-5799
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.