Professional Development


NOVEMBER 30, 2017, January 12 & February 13, 2018 
Math Menu for Teams : 3-Day Workshop Series

Participants will be guided through how the math menu differentiation approach can connect with and augment the programs and practices already in place in classrooms. A portion of each session will be facilitated in a menu format and include an additional learning opportunity for coaches or lead teachers at the end of the day.
Target audience: Grades K-6 educators & coaches and school/district-based teams interested in adopting or fine-tuning a menu model of differentiation to meet the needs of all learners.
Presenter: Christian Courtemanche
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hampton Inn and Conference Center, Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester
Cost: CVEDC members, $500 (includes book); $600 non-members
To register: email:; website:



DECEMBER 6, 2017

The Restorative Classroom: Using Circles and Restorative Communication to Improve Learning

In this experiential and informative workshop, participants will learn the concepts, practices and techniques to begin building a stronger learning community right away.
Presenter: Annie O'Shaughnessy, M.Ed. in Mindfulness 
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 CVEDC members; $225 non-members (light breakfast & lunch included)

To register: email:; website: 

DECEMBER 7, 2017

Partnerships for Literacy and Learning:

Creating Attentive and Engaged Readers: Strategies 

That Improve Comprehension    

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Essex Resort and Spa
Cost: $175 or $450 for a team of 3
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In their newest book, "Disrupting Thinking," Kylene Beers and Bob Probst focus on the problem of lack of engagement with reading. In this workshop, they will also share new strategies and ideas that will help your readers develop into students who engage in conversations and collaborations to strengthen ideas they find in the texts they read and write.

December 15, 2018
Student-Centered Learning Differentiation and Personalization - How Does It Al Fit Together?

Time: 8:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Double Tree Inn, Burlington, VT
Cost: No cost for Vermont-NEA members
Limit: 100 educators
For registration information, please contact Erin Green: (802-224-2401)

Carol-Ann Tomlinson will explore how student-centered, differentiation and personalization all fits together. Participants will explore the three ideas and reflect on their classroom practices in order to strengthen student learning through student-focused instruction that blends together differentiation and personalization. Participants will learn with concrete ideas and resources to strengthen student-centered learning in the classroom. Finally, Tomlinson will share her cautions and thoughts about personalized learning and how personalization requires effective teaching first, technology second.


January 12, 2018
Designing & Using Learning Scales That Create Competence

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Double Tree Inn, Burlington, VT
Cost: $190 (lunch included)
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What is a learning scale? How is it similar to and different from a rubric? What are the smartest ways for teachers and students to use them? Whether you're new to learning scales or someone who's been at this for a while, this WORKshop will make sure you've got the inspiration, resources, and guidance you need to begin drafting and refining learning scales that will make a difference for you and your learners - be they middle/high schoolers or your colleagues-- this  year.


March 9, 2018

Partnerships for Literacy and Learning:
Intentional Teaching in Reading and Writing Workshop
Time: 8:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Essex Resort and Spa
Cost: $175 or $450 for a team of 3
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Penny Kittle is a master teacher, literacy coach, director of new teacher mentoring in New Hampshire, and an author of professional books. She speaks about empowering students through independence in literacy and believes in curiosity, engagement, and deep thinking in schools for both students and their teachers.

Professional Development Opportunities

VT-HEC Course and Workshop Catalog
Fall 2017