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.
Summer 2021 Workshops and Classes
Mentoring and Coaching Educators in Schools
Summer Peer Review Support!
Classroom Management for Student Success
Facilitators: Dr. Juliette Longchamp, NBCT and Colleen Cowell
This course presents best practices in classroom and behavior management - from organizing time, materials, and classroom space to strategies for managing individual and large group student behaviors, for building relationships with students, providing strategies to help create a positive community and creating a classroom environment that enhances student learning. The general purpose of this course is to strengthen teachers’ understanding of the relationships among classroom environment, classroom behavior, and learning. In the context of this course, you will learn essential principles and theories of classroom motivation and management to prepare you to develop a comprehensive classroom management program of your own. You will gain understanding of how to create learning communities where everyone feels safe, accepted and respected.
This class will run one-week and will include 2 1/2 hours of synchronous instruction each day that will utilize online tools to strengthen a teacher’s understanding of online engagement tools. Additionally, participants will have daily reading and reflection questions using the main text below and additional readings. The final paper for class will be a well thought-out and comprehensive classroom management plan that will give each participant a clear vision for their work when they start school in late August.
Registration will occur through Castleton University for this class. Register here.
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: June 21, 2021
Time: 9:00-11:00 am
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.