The summer training will kick off on the afternoon of Monday, August 4th, with our keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Goe. Dr. Goe is a research scientist at ETS and Senior Research and Technical Assistance Expert for the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders and continues to research the impact of Student Learning Objectives on teaching and learning. If you would like to reserve a spot for just this keynote, please contact Julie Longchamp at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have limited number of seats for educators interested in just the keynote.
Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Training
SLOs are used by over 30 states to document student growth as part of a teacher evaluation. The Vermont State Board of Education, in their 2012 Teacher Evaluation Guidelines, wrote that teacher evaluation systems must have a measure of teacher effectiveness by measuring student growth. Vermont-NEA believes that SLOs are a much better way to measure student growth because it is a measure of student growth on standards taught in the classroom, regardless of content. It is a collaborative process that models strong, standards-based, data-driven instruction. This training will be delivered by the Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC). The goal of the training is to develop expertise in the state who will then train other teachers and leaders in the years to come. For more information, please contact Juliette Longchamp at Jlongchamp@vtnea.org.
Vermont-NEA Leadership Conference
Vermont-NEA Leadership Conference from August 5 to 7 at Champlain College - See more at: http://vtnea.org/Articles/save_the_date.aspx#sthash.z273O3DU.dpuf