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 protected] for questions pertaining to professional learning opportunities.  All participants will receive professional learning certificates which can be used for relicensure purposes.


Coaching and Mentoring Educators - Summer 2019

Coaching and Mentoring Educators - Register HERE.
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Who:  Teacher Leaders interested in coaching and mentoring educators in various stages of the Career Continuum (Aspiring Teacher through Professional Educator)
1.  Orange East Supervisory Union - Location TBD - June 19-21, 2019
2.  North Country Supervisory Union - Supervisory Union Office - June 19-21
3.  Champlain Valley School District - CVU High School - July 8-11
4.  Burlington School District - Location TBD -  August 7-9
5.  Lyndon Town School - (Day 2 & 3 only) Location TBD - August 15-16 (Participant may select a Day 1 at another location)
6.  Hartford School District - Hartford High School - August 12-14
Note:  Montpelier session canceled due to limited enrollment.
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.   We will also be exploring the Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching and discussing Adult Learning Theory (micro-credential questions), Stages of a Teacher's First Year
Day 2:
Benefits of the Mentoring/Coaching Process
Roles of a Mentor as a Growth Agent Mentoring
Maximizing Time and Attention
Mentoring vs Evaluation - Charlotte Danielson’s Response
Communication Flow
Continuum of Learning-Focused Interaction
Four Stances and Intersection of Attitude and Aptitude
Learning Focused Conversation Templates
Personality Types and Learning Styles
Stages of a Teacher’s First Year
Adult Learning Theory (review Principles and pre-class assignments)
Day 3: (We put everything together on Day 3!)
Learning Focused Verbal Tools 
Designing Questions to promote thinking
Observation Cycle and Collaboration Log
Bias in Observation and Observation Practice
Supporting Analysis of Student Work
Mentoring for Equity
Generational Differences
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 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm via Adobe Connect (Link will be sent out a week prior)
For more information, please call or email Juliette Longchamp at Vermont-NEA at [email protected] , 802-224-2421.
Limit:  30 people each session
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

Reflective Practice and Developing a Peer Review Portfolio - Introductory Workshop

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 offer a one-day overview of the Peer Review Portfolio on July 25th at the Vermont-NEA Conference Room in Montpelier.  We will also provide information on a 2019-2020 School Year Course to support Peer Review Candidates complete their certification portfolio.  Information on this course will be available online in August and at the workshop.  Sign up here.


NEA Micro-Credentials

NEA has entered the micro-credential world, rolling out Micro-Credentials in many interesting topics.  To look at the offerings, start an account at   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.  


Professional Boundaries Training - July 26, 2019

Professional Boundaries and Social Networking for School Employees: This popular Vermont-NEA workshop explores professional boundaries educators need in order to achieve an environment that promotes the strongest student learning. Vermont-NEA staff will discuss boundaries in three categories: Physical, Emotional, and Knowledge. Additionally, they will address laws pertinent to educators such as mandatory reporting, FERPA, and restraint laws. Embedded in this workshop are scenarios for participants to analyze and discuss, applying what they have learned. Active questioning and discussion is encouraged throughout this session! Register here.  Facilitator: Juliette Longchamp

Date: July 26, 2019
Location: Vermont-NEA Conference Room, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier 05602
Time: 9 am - 12 noon

Cost: Vermont-NEA Members - Free
Nonmembers - $100

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