CVEDC (Champlain Valley Educator Development Center), LAPDA (Lamoille Area Professional Development Academy) and VLC (Vermont Learning Collaborative) have been the Vermont Professional Learning Network through an awarded contract from the Vermont AOE for the last three years, ending June 30, 2016. As part of that work, we created this website to host communication of the many events and courses we ran, house the handouts and registration for all the events, and house all the video learning series as well as the online self-paced mini courses that were created through the contract.
The Vermont AOE did not choose our organizations for the next Vermont PLN contract. The PLN Co-Directors: Casey Murrow, Lauren Wooden and Bob Stanton want to thank the hundreds of Vermont educators who took part in this important work. We were honored and indeed it was a pleasure to work statewide to provide this important professional learning to the field. As Vermont Educational Service Agencies, this is exactly the type of effort that we were designed for and our regional missions were greatly enhanced by our statewide efforts.
We have agreed to keep this website open and continue to house the learning modules and self-paced courses so that our fellow Vermont educators may access them until they are uploaded to the Vermont AOE's website. While all the resources and materials were transferred to the VT AOE, a new website for the AOE is being created and therefore, we wanted folks to have access to these important and relevant materials while this transition takes place (which will hopefully be completed by the end of summer.) We will put a link to the new site when it is available.
Thank you again for your commitment to continuous improvement and high standards for our students. We continue to serve you as professional learning providers and hope you will visit our own websites to learn about the professional development offerings we have that will assist you in your transformative efforts. Our Vermont nonprofit organizations benefit greatly from your support.
Over the last three years, the Vermont PLN has held numerous professional learning opportunities for Vermont educators that have been videotaped, and the results are 35 Video Learning Modules from Series that include video clips, facilitator guides, handouts and slides that help to share the learning with a wider Vermont audience. Many Vermont educators have already taken advantage of this opportunity and have been extremely pleased. Have a look and download what works for you as you plan for inservice and meetings moving forward.
If you click on the tab above marked Vermont PLN Series' Modules you can see the wide breadth of topics covered and the amazing experts who have come to Vermont to support our efforts to reach the Vermont EQS. These include:
Vermont PLN Series' Modules
A) Building the Systems Vision of a Common Core (Carr) 5 modules
B) Developing the Instructional Core around CCSS (Carr) 6 modules
C) Teams Supporting Deep Implementation (Carr) 4 modules
D) Creating Strategies and Action (Carr) 9 modules
E) Education Quality Standards (Riggs and Fowler) 4 modules
F) Focus on Plans & Moving Initiatives Forward (City) 9 modules
In addition to videotaping the series brought in over the years, the Vermont PLN also created Reflective Practice Video Learning Modules around the practices of Lesson Study and Lab Classoom. These Vermont educators were videoed in practice, in planning, and interviewed. They share their materials, challenges and successes through Video Stories with all their Vermont colleagues. These are all linked below.
The newest Vermont PLN online learning offering are FREE online mini-courses that are self-paced and will give Vermont educators a certificate for 6 hours recertification credit. The consist of video learning modules, questions that give you immediate results via email, handouts, templates and links. A great way to learn by yourself on your own timetable!
NOTE: These materials will be transferred to the Vermont Agency of Education website and when we have more information about that, we will post it.