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.
The Critical Nature of Picture Books in Elementary Classrooms - This class was advertised, but will be offered in the Spring, 2020 due to low enrollment.
Reflective Practice and Developing a Peer Review Portfolio
Course Instructors: Shannon Miller, M.A.T
Writing Days Facilitator - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT
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. Participants should read the requirements and overview of Peer Review Program and complete step 1 prior to the first class. Directions for step one can be found at https://education.vermont.gov/educator-licensure/become-a-vermont-educator/alternative-route. Step 1 includes applying to the program through the online system (ALiS) and completing the testing requirements.
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.
Professional Boundaries and Social Networking for School Employees: This popular Vermont-NEA workshop explores professional boundaries educators need in order to achieve an 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! Register here. Facilitator: Juliette Longchamp
Date: December 9, 2019
Location: Vermont-NEA Conference Room, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier 05602
Time: 9 am - 12 noon
Cost: Vermont-NEA Members - Free
Nonmembers - $100
NEA Academy offers many free and low cost professional learning in a variety of areas.