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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017?7:00 PM - 8:15 PM EST
Register at http://neaorg.adobeconnect.com/eravuazgk8oq/event/event_info.html
Crisis is common in the lives of students, whether due to a crisis involving a student's individual family or one that affects the entire school community. These crises have the potential to cause short? and long?term effects on the psychological functioning, emotional adjustment, health, and developmental trajectory of children. Educational support professionals play a vital role in providing important support to students through their individual interactions with students as well as through the impact they have collectively on the school climate. This support promotes students’ understanding of the event, helps them learn coping strategies to accelerate adjustment and minimize their distress, and minimizes maladaptive coping mechanisms and behavioral difficulties. The presentation will provide practical suggestions on how to identify common adjustment difficulties in children in the aftermath of a crisis and to promote effective coping strategies to reduce the impact of the crisis. The presenter, David J Schonfeld, MD, established and directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak?Peck School of Social Work. He spoke on a different, but related topic (Supporting the grieving student) at a prior webinar. He will draw on 30 years’ experience in school crisis response to provide examples and answer questions from participants.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: NEA affiliate leaders, staff, members and partners. All interested parties are welcome. You are encouraged to forward this invite to your partners, leaders and other team members.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. David Schonfeld, MD, USC Professor of the Practice of Social Work, Department of Children, Youth and Families FACILITATOR: Jessica Brinkley, NEA Sr. Program/Policy Analyst
Questions? Contact Jessica Brinkley at email@example.com. For more ESP professional development opportunities including upcoming and recorded webinars, visit www.nea.org/esppd.
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.