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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions pertaining to professional learning opportunities. All participants will receive professional learning certificates which can be used for relicensure purposes.
Vermont-NEA Leadership and Learning Conference, August 1-3, 2017, Champlain College
Vermont-NEA is combining its yearly Leadership Conference with Professional Programs for the new "Leadership and Learning" Conference. This conference will allow all members to develop leadership and/or teaching and learning skills with sessions for paraeducators and teachers at all levels of their profession (new teachers through teacher leaders). Learn more and register here.
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. We will be including new material for the summer of 2017 with the introduction of Danielson's Six Clusters for High Level Learning. To Register, click here. Click here for the flyer and the link to the registration form.
Reflective Practice and Developing a Peer Review Portfolio
This course supports and guides teachers pursuing initial licensure or adding endorsements to their Vermont teaching license. Participants need to be in a school setting for student teaching will not be arranged through this course. As part of this course, participants 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 the collection of artifacts and a written commentary that describes, analyzes and reflects on the evidence. For the flyer, click here. To register, click here. If you plan on taking the course for credit, please register with Castleton as well here.
Spring Professional Learning in Vermont
Deconstructing Racisim: Friday, May 19th - This day-long workshop is for educators interested in ensuring their curriculum represents diverse perspectives and cultures and interrupts systemic racism and bias. Using educational materials from their own classrooms, educators will collaborate with each other and our guest presenters to revisit lesson content, methods, and assessments. Flyer Here
Summer, 2017 Professional Learning in Vermont
The 24th Middle Grades Summer Institute: MGI will take place at Champlain College from June 26-30, 2017. Seven strands are available, most faciliated by Vermont-NEA Members: Middle Grades Organiztion, Middle Grades Curriculum, Embedded LIteracy in Middle Grades, Nature & Needs of Young Adolescents, Middle Grades Learners and Technology, Personal Learning in the Middle Grades, and Flexible Pathways for the Middle Grades. Register Here. Downloadable Flyer here.
The Trauma of Poverty in Early Childhood: This four-day course will explore impacts of high poverty on children focusing on their learning and social emotional development. Participants will focus on defining, identifying, and understanding poverty-related stress in early childhood development, behavior, and learning. The goal is to help children, families, and programs to support and protect diverse and vulnerable learners. The structure of the learning and tasks will vary each day and will include writing assignments, discussion, and hands-on individual or group-based activities. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of teachers and care givers using a variety of learning styles, presentations, and source materials. More Information here.
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.