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.
Spring, 2021 Workshops and Classes
Ongoing - Reflective Practice and Certification through Peer Review
This course will support and guide teachers pursuing initial licensure or adding endorsements to their Vermont teaching license. Teachers will 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 collection of artifacts and a written commentary that describes, analyzes and reflects on the evidence. Participants should read the requirements and overview of Peer Review Program and complete step 1 prior to the first class. Directions for step one can be found https://education.vermont.gov/educator-licensure/become-a-vermont-educator/alternative-route. Step 1 includes applying to the program through the online system (ALiS). Applicants need to pass the Praxis Testing for the certification area you are seeking, prior to applying for peer review. Though this class does not have this requirement, it is highly recommended. Vermont-NEA has some materials to support you through the Praxis Core Math. Course Syllabus here. Note: This class started in November. If you are currently working on your Peer Review Portfolio, and would like support, email Juliette Longchamp at [email protected] There is a possibility to audit this class for the remainder of this year at no charge for Vermont-NEA Members.
National Board Certification
Visit the National Board Certification page for information regarding National Board Certification here. National Board Cohorts are all online during the 2020-2021 School Year. If you are interested in learning more about Board Certification please contact Juliette Longchamp at [email protected] There are ways you can start to prepare for the 21-22 cohort.
Professional Boundaries and Ethics for Educators
This popular Vermont-NEA workshop explores professional boundaries educators need in order to achieve the 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! Facilitator: Juliette Longchamp
Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Cost: Vermont-NEA Members - Free
Dave Melnick Webinar Series:
We were pleased to present a series with Dave Melnick examining stress, trauma and resiliency in both educators and students. If you were unable to attend, or would like to review the webinars as you plan for your schools, each webinar and materials are found below.
May 5th Webinar and Materials can be found here.
May 20th Webinar and Materials can be found here.
June 3rd Webinar and Materials can be found here.
K-2 Remote Learning Webinar
Independent Learning through 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 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. Visit the Micro-credential page for more information here.
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.