Creating and Sustaining an Effective Instructional Coaching Program
March 28, 2016
Killington Grand Resort, Killington, VT
Guest Presenters: Ellen and Bruce Eisenberg from the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching.
Target Audience: Administrators, Coaches and Curriculum Coordinators
Please join us for an opportunity to explore these and other issues related to the design and process components of effective instructional coaching programs.
Time: 8:30 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $75 per person (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
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 and be ready for the Jan 20 start!
Dr. Amy Fowler, Vermont AOE Deputy Secretary
Understanding Vermont's Education Quality Reviews
Introduction to Data Visualization:
Visual Analytic Resource Design for Educators
A Vermont PLN ONLINE COURSE
Begins: January 27, 2016
Participants: Vermont school leadership and all others concerned with the effective presentation and use of the data we have available to us.
The course: Available in Vermont for the first time as an online presentation, this unusual course has met with great success among Massachusetts educators and their Department of Education which as endorsed it for widespread use.
Providing ground-breaking instruction in Excel-based, two dimensional data display design theory and practice, The Introduction to Data Visualization: Visual Analytic Resource Design for Educators class helps schools and districts successfully address the increasing demand that educators work more effectively with information to support instructional, curricular, programmatic, operational, and strategic decision-making. Participants will develop a wealth of knowledge and skills to work more efficiently with the data they use in their day-to-day work. The course offers participants a chance to engage with 21st century methods for working more efficiently with the massive amounts of paper-based data that educators are required to use in their educational decision-making and 21st century leadership.
JOIN US FOR THE FINAL SESSION IN EITHER CHESTER () OR COLCHESTER ( )!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
The Vermont PLN is hosting a 3-part series in the north (Session 1 - Capitol Plaza in Montpelier and Sessions 2 & 3 at Hampton Conference Center, Colchester) and south (Newsbank Conference Center, Chester) with consultant and author Elizabeth City (co-author of Strategy In Action: How School Systems Can Support Powerful Learning and Teaching, Data Wise: A Step by Step Guide to Using Assessment Results To Improve Teaching and Learning, Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning, and the newest Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators (2014)) Liz is also the Director of Harvard's Doctor of Education Leadership Program.
Through these sessions, Liz will be emphasizing Rapid Learning Cycles (3-4 week cycles of action research to test out ideas, discuss, modify and then re-implement) In addition, After Action Reviews that allow teams to re-pause and use analysis tools to maintain focus and momentum will be explored using your team's "plan" that you care most about.
TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE
Northern Series Register HERE (Nov. 3, Jan 11, March 18) -Montpelier, Colchester, Colchester
Southern Series Register HERE (Nov 2, January 13, March 16) - Chester, Chester, Chester
A description of each session with many more specifics is available along with the flyer, below. The detailed description also gives a sense of how Dr. Elizabeth City will approach this work with Vermont educators.