Professional Development



                                                          August 6-11, 2017

VSI Science and Engineering Academy Summer Academy

The Science and Engineering Academy supports teams of teachers within districts to transfer pedagogy and build content knowledge through creation of NGSS-aligned instructional units. It kicks off with a week-long summer session, with three follow-up sessions and on-site professional learning community meetings in our district.


August 6-11, 2017

Vermont Science Initiative Science and Engineering Academy

Audience: Administrators, K-8 Educators

The Vermont Science Initiative (VSI) is offering sustained support for K-8 teachers through a combination of a summer institute on science and engineering, three follow-up days, sustained support through on-site team meetings (PLCs), and additional content through the NSTA Learning Center. Teachers will deepen their understanding of science and engineering content and best instructional practices and earn four graduate credits. This opportunity kicks off with a summer institute from August 6-11, 2017. Learn more on the VSI website:
or contact Pat Fitzsimmons: (802) 479-1425 (


August 7-11, 2017

Secondary School Summer Institute

The current shifts toward Proficiency-Based Learning, Personalized Learning Plans, and MTSS/UDL have created new PD needs, and a new urgency for high-quality PD as well.The following five courses will run concurrently to take up the what, why, and how of school transformation, with a localvore luncheon and some opportunities for teachers to share professional learning across districts:
    • A Culture of Deeper Learning
    • Engaging Students with Sustainability Education
    • Social Emotional Learning for Personalized Learning
    • Transforming Schools Through Collaborative Practice
    • Understanding by Design for Proficiency
To register:    To register, go to:
Cost:              $750 for members; $850 for non-members. An additional $500 for optional 3 graduate credits from St.                           Michael's College
Location:       Montpelier High school
Time:              8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Opportunities

VT-HEC Course and Workshop Catalog
Fall 2017