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Professional Development Opportunities

July 27-29, 2021
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
No cost to BUUSD employees

This session is designed to enhance educators’ facilitation skills and prepare them to lead meetings that improve students’ learning. Using a cycle of inquiry and action, facilitators will develop skills to guide groups to analyze data, set goals, and determine strategies for improving students’ learning experiences.

Learn More! about Facilitating Professional Learning: From Implementation to Impact

June 21 - 25, 2021
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The Center for Community & Social Justice at Champlain College is offering credit-bearing professional development for all Vermont K-12 educators. The Summer Institute for Educators: Fostering Anti-Racists Classrooms will be offered online from 8:30 AM – 5 PM, June 21 through June 25, 2021. This professional development opportunity will be led by local and national experts who will provide attendees with actionable suggestions for creating inclusive classrooms and classroom resources.

Learn More! about Fostering Anti-Racist Classrooms

July 6-8, 2021
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
No cost to BUUSD employees

This workshop is open to any and all educators. It introduces participants to facilitation strategies, provides opportunities for active engagement and practice, and offers a framework for guiding effective professional learning in any meeting context: grade-level teams, content-specific meetings, faculty meetings, in-service professional development, professional training, and/or PLC/PLG groups.

Learn More! about Introduction to Creating & Facilitating Professional Learning Groups

August 11, 12, 16, & 17, 2021 (meet with facilitator, Karen Fredericks, plus online work prior to these dates)
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

In this 3 credit course, you will: 1. learn about the rationale behind using menus and choice boards in the classroom, and 2. receive guidance and support to create and modify your own (in time for the next school year).  The scope and sequence can be summarized as two distinct sections. 

  • The first four weeks will focus on learning about learning. These weeks will incorporate independent viewing of resources accompanied by discourse on the Canvas discussion board.
  • The last week will include 4 days of real-time exploration of menu/choice board samples and time devoted to shared development and modification of differentiated and integrated menus.
Learn More! about Literacy Differentiation Course

July 7 - 9, 2021
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: All Learners Network Learning Center, Chace Mill, Burlington, VT

Come investigate high-leverage strategies such as formative assessment, discourse, use of visual models and equity; and the All Learners High Leverage Concepts including rational numbers, ratio and proportion, and linear relationships. Delve deeply into these ideas during this three-day workshop where you will engage in the All Learners Lesson Structure as a learner, and then reflect as a teacher with colleagues.

Learn More! about Middle School Institute: Engage as Learners and Reflect as Teachers

August 9 - 11, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: East Side Restaurant, 47 Landing St, Newport, VT

This course is designed for classroom teachers, special educators, and math interventionists. It is based on current research which explores ideas for making change in effective teaching practices and building students’ understanding of essential math concepts.

Learn More! about Supporting "Ambitious Teaching" Changes: Investigating and Developing Effective and Equitable Teaching Practices and Math Content Knowledge