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.
The fall mini-grant cycle was overwhelmed with grant proposals! So many, that the Professional Development Committee decided to grant the entire budget in the Fall this year. We had a total of 32 grant submissions, and awarded 16. This was a thoughtful decision on part of the Professional Development Committee. Money awarded in the fall can impact its award winners for 3/4 of the school year, and this year demonstrated some excellent use of funds. For all those that did not receive a grant, and others who have an idea for a grant, please consider applying for an NEA Grant. All the information can be found at www.nea.org/grants.
The grantees this year were the following:
Theresa Gurdak Carter, Karli Logan, Kari Magoon, Christina Perkins
|Rosie's 5th Grade Girls Developed from Vermont Works for Women, Inc.
||Rosemarie McMahon, Wendy Cobb
||Pamela Quinn, Martha Santa Maria
|Updated Literacy for All
|Project Picnic Table
||Marie Anderson, Keri Bristow
|Castleton University Student Education Association
||Daniella Doolan, Allison Dwinell, Sarah Czarnecki
|Rock On with NGSS
||Amy Tatro, Robin O'Neil-Wright
|Stopping By a Book on a Snowy Evening
||Keelin McGrath Simpson, Pamela Van de Graaf
|Alternative Seating in Kindergarten
|Sound System for Choral Music Department
|Pedometers for Health Class
|Otter Valley Union High School Writing Center
|Cross-Curricular Integration Outdoor Classrooms
||Susan Page, Shari Sargent, Michael Mazola, Natalia Klein
|Literacy in a Digital World
||Renee M. Berthiaume
|Standing for ADHD
||John N. Swanson
National Board Certification
We have nearly 40 teachers in Vermont pursuing National Board Certification under the newly revised process. If you are interested, it is not too late. Contact Juliette Longchamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.
Other Workshops, Conferences and Trainings offered by folks from around the state:
Transforming the NGSS into Instructional Practice
Audience: Science Educators
Tools, resources, and support will be provided in this course to help educators create instructional units that will enable students to develop deep understanding of key disciplinary core ideas while engaging in important science and engineering practices. The focus will be on constructing units that ask students to develop and revise an explanatory model over time for a phenomenon with intentional planning of opportunities for talk and writing to make meaning and apply learning. Additional information and registration are available online.
Contacts: Dave White at email@example.com or Renee Affolter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning without Boundaries: Creativity, Global Savvy and Social Responsibility
The Roland Foundation presents its Fifth Annual Statewide Conference featuring Dr. Yong Zhoa, the Director of the Institute for Global Education at the University of Oregon and an expert on the implications of globalization and technology in education. He is the author of twenty books, most recently World Class Learners and Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Click here for the Conference Schedule and Workshops (Many by Vermont-NEA members) and here for the Registration form.
Making It Work: Getting through School vs. Family Disputes
Dec 2, 2015 at the Capitol Plaza, Montpelier
Audience: PK-12 education, higher education, and others
Web Site: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1732621
Description: While schools and families usually get along, school-family disputes can be very challenging on both sides. This workshop will present an overview of the types of disputes that can arise between educators and families in both the general education and special education contexts. We will look at how these disputes arise, strategies for avoiding disputes, and methods for dealing with situations when they do arise. Besides looking at informal dispute resolution strategies, we will also look at some of the more formal methods available to resolve disputes, including mediation, suspension and expulsion hearings, state and federal administrative complaints, special education due process hearings, and litigation.
For information please email email@example.com or call 802-656-8352.