Meeting Wise, Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators, a book study with co-author, Liz City
Join us for this unusual book study, beginning on January 20, 2016. Co-author, Liz City will facilitate it as we share ideas and discuss aspects of the book, focusing on a series of central questions that relate to chapters of the book. The flyer, available here, gives you details of the various two-week segments. Registration for this Google+ Community is very easy. You can ask to join the Community either from the flyer or right here: Dr. Liz City Book Study ~ Meeting Wise G+ Community.
This online series is FREE and you can choose to participate actively or simply follow it, session by session.The three partner organizations that created the Vermont Professional Learning Network are very pleased to be offering this one-of-a-kind book study. We are grateful to Liz City for agreeing to facilitate it. We have been asking ourselves, “When have you ever heard of a book study facilitated by the author, herself?” Ask to join this Google+ Community today!
Dr. Amy Fowler, Vermont AOE Deputy Secretary
Understanding Vermont's Education Quality Reviews
NGSS Professional Learning Series
Three-Dimensional Learning in Next Generation Science Standards
Coaches and Leaders of all disciplines welcome with emphasis on Science Coaches, Teacher Leaders, Lead Teachers, Curriculum Directors (or teachers in a position of moving implementation of NGSS forward).
In this professional learning series participants will engage in three sessions to experience three dimensional-learning as a learner, an educator and a leader of instructional change in science. Participants will:
▪ experience three-dimensional learning by making sense of phenomena;
▪ engage in the science and engineering practices of building explanations and argumentation as well as reflect upon the importance of using discourse & writing to demonstrate three- dimensional learning;
▪ analyze and reflect on the instructional shifts necessary for implementation of three-dimensional learning;
▪ apply understanding of three-dimensional learning to building of coherent content storylines and aligning current curriculum and/or instructional resources.
This unusual series has the expert leadership of Carla Zembal-Saul and meetings take place at three centers of science and environmental learning: Middlebury College, Montshire Museum and Shelburne Farms.
Where and when:
Session 1 November 20, 2015
Kirk Alumni Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Session 2 March 4, 2016
Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT
Session 3 May 12, 2016
Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT
Times: (all sessions) 9:00AM-3:30PM (includes lunch)
Target Audience: Vermont Curriculum Directors/Coordinators or others charged with district curriculum oversight.
This is the third year of this professional learning community, which offers Curriculum Directors the chance to meet as a community of learners with shared questions, particular to their roles and responsibilities for implementing the standards. Year three, facilitated by Mary Lynn Riggs, will be action-oriented, creating structures and models for district work.
The content is guided by the input from the curriculum directors, from those who are part of the PLN Advisory Council, and through guidance from focus forums so that the content, work and discussion stays relevant to the group.
Where: Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT
When: 10/29, 12/18, 1/29, 4/29 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
breakfast and lunch included
Cost: $50 per session; $200 for series
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