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Professional Development Opportunities

Summer of 2023 Professional Development OpportunitiesBarre UUSD Sponsored: 

There may be funding available for some of these opportunities. Please check in with Karen Fredericks  if you are interested in accessing support in funding.

  • Great Schools Partnership

Barre UUSD Endorsed: 

  • Educating Children Outdoors - “Educator Institutes provide week-long nature immersion courses for teachers, assistants, and administrators. Our institutes feature inquiry-based, outdoor learning through intensive experiential lessons, activities, and discussions. Led by NBNC staff and veteran public-school teachers, participants will move beyond the classroom and engage with nature as a learning partner. Participants will develop a nature pedagogy and learn to incorporate VELS, NGSS, and Common Core into their design of nature immersion curricula.  “Educator Institute

  • All Learners Network: ALN Events 

  • Begin free 40 hour Registered Behavior Technician training here. 

  • Neurodiversity: A Framework for Teaching and Learning: Online Graduate Course

    • This course will offer an introduction to the Neurodiversity movement, including its origins, history, evolution, key concepts, and vocabulary. Participants will have an opportunity to use their new learning to inform teaching practices both in service to students receiving special education and in honoring the neurodiversity inherently present in all spaces where students learn. Link to Register

  • Vermont Higher Education Collaborative Summer Catalog

Action and Artifacts:

  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Send a brief proposal to Karen Fredericks for approval. Work should:

    •  be in alignment of goals of the strategic plan,

    •  include opportunities to collaborate,

    •  be used by a larger team (when applicable).

    •  If approved, this work would come with a stipend.

Specific to Paras and BIs:


Dominican University: Take advantage of many self-paced, affordable, and relevant courses to help you be physically and mentally healthy! All courses offered were developed by educators for educators. Click to find out more.

Job Embedded Professional Development for more information please see this video on coaching in the BUUSD.

  • Instructional Coaching

  • Tech Integrationist

Instructional Coach Request Form

Recommendations for outside of the district Professional Learning: