We are pleased to announce the Annual VSA, VCSEA and now VTCLA Conference, "Leading Inclusive Education Communities in the Time of COVID-19," to be held virtually from March 17-19.
        • March 17, 2021; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
        • March 18, 2021; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
        • March 19, 2021; 8:30 am to 4:30pm
Opportunities for networking, reflection, and district team time will be interspersed throughout the agenda.
The cost of the conference is $500 per independent school district or supervisory union. You can register up to ten members of your team under this registration. More than 10 people? Please add $50 per person. Students that you ask to join on the afternoon of March 18 do not count towards the registration total.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2021

     February 4, 2021 (half day) as VCSEA and VPA presents: 

   Differentiating Remote Instruction with Mastery  



      Dr. Thomas R. Guskey, Professor Emeritus, College of Education, University of Kentucky

Join Dr. Guskey for a timely virtual presentation and discussion relative to mastery learning in a remote setting. Presentation will include small group activities, interaction with colleagues, and question and answer sessions. The objectives of the sessions are the following: 1. Participants will learn about Mastery Learning strategies in virtual instructional settings and how these strategies can help teachers improve student learning at all grade levels. 2. Participants will explore strategies for implementing Mastery Learning for children in different subject areas and at all grade levels. 3. Participants will review guidelines for follow-up and support for teachers implementing Mastery Learning in a virtual platform, and for informing parents of these procedures.


VCSEA Administrative Assistant Workday - Supporting the Behind the Scenes Heroes!

Virtual Training

October 22, 2020 

10 to 3 (with an hour lunch break from 12 - 1) 

  • $50 - VCSEA AA Members
  • $75 - Non-Members


Audience:  Central Office and Building Level AAs


10:00 - 10:10 - Welcome


10:10 - 12  - Culture and Wellness in the Workplace 

The morning session will be led by Cara Capparelli of NFI and include strategies to address compassion fatigue, navigate “office politics”, and think about workplace systems also in the context of COVID-19.  It will include reflection on how people manage stress in relationships while maintaining personal/professional boundaries, the function of gossip and group norms and identify supports and skills needed to minimize conflict and contribute to wellness in the workplace.  

Cara Capparelli is a Licensed Psychologist-Master and the Clinical Director for NFI. She has worked in community mental health in Vermont for over 30 years.

12:00 - 1:00  - Lunch Break 

1:00 - 3:00 - Work Smarter, Not Harder - G-Suite Training 

This session will provide intermediate training on the G-Suite including Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms and enable participants to learn new skills, shortcuts, and more to support their further use of G-Suite in the workplace. A survey will be sent to participants prior to the training day to match needs with topics.  


Technology for Tomorrow, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, empowers people in need by providing technology education and supporting skills through various local, state, and national collaboration efforts, in order to help individuals reach their professional and personal goals.

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IMSE Live Virtual Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training (30 Hours)

Oct. 19-23, 2020 (full day - virtual) 
The IMSE Live Virtual Comprehensive OG Training is a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE’s enhanced Orton-Gillingham method and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom as well as the importance of a Structured Literacy program. A dynamic IMSE Instructor teaches this training live using the virtual format Zoom. Teacher-student ratio is low in order to allow for questions and interaction between instructor and other participants. After participating in this training, teachers will have an understanding of the structure and foundation of the English language. Teachers will have an awareness of how to assess and teach students with dyslexia as well as students in all three tiers of RTI. Teachers will be able to evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) is the leader in early reading professional development. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Southeast Michigan, IMSE has trained more than 250,000 teachers in more than 5,000 school districts in 46 states throughout the United States. As the pioneer of delivering face-to-face Orton-Gillingham (OG) curriculum and training to general education classrooms, our instructors have helped to make millions of new readers and changed just as many lives. IMSE has over 40 Master Instructors, all of whom are educators with a minimum of a Masters degree, certified through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction, have taught OG in the classroom and understand the complexities of differentiating and integrating OG into any setting. IMSE Master Instructors are some of the most engaging, powerful presenters in the field. IMSE has the skill and capabilities of fulfilling your needs. IMSE’s face-to-face training model, with hands-on multi-sensory instruction, is imperative to teacher success. IMSE is not a tutoring center or a boxed program. We specialize in professional development, and our reputation precedes itself. IMSE’s two levels of training, the Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham and the Intermediate Orton-Gillingham, are customized for educators in K-12 general education, special education, and paraeducators.

  • For more information and detail about each day of training click here or contact Traci Sawyers,

Cost $1400 per person

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VCSEA New Leader Academy 2020 - 2021 

The Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA) is pleased to announce the annual New Leader Academy.  The Academy is a professional development program supporting special education administrators who are new to the field of administration. The Academy uses a cohort model and provides academic and practical instruction in an array of skill and knowledge areas important to success as a special education administrator.  The cohort model ensures that participants have the opportunity to share experience, expertise and support in a collegial model.

Program dates:

    • July 21st and 22nd  - Full Day Sessions (Virtual) 
      • Monthly sessions from 9:00-12:00 (Virtual) - second Thursday of each month (no meeting in December)
          • September 10th
          • October 8th
          • November 12th
          • January 14th, 
          • February 11th
          • March 11th
          • April 8th
          • May 13th
      • If possible, the Academy will also include a few in-person regional gatherings.  

      The Academy is co-taught by Vicki Wells (Director of Student Services, Addison Central School District) and Kara Griswold (Director of Student Services, Addison Northwest School District).  Academy instructors and presenters will be Vermont educational leaders with extensive expertise and experience in the specific content areas.  In addition, the VT Agency of Education collaborates with VCSEA to present and co-facilitate a number of Academy topics.  In addition to covering primary areas related to special education administration, this year the Academy will also address issues related to COVID-19.

      Registration is open to new special education administrators who are currently in an administrative role and are in their first two or three years of leadership.  Aspiring special education administrators will also be considered.  Program enrollment is limited; if space is available, additional registrants who are not currently in an administrative role will be considered upon recommendation from current administrators.  The fee for participants for the year is $950.00.

      Registration Closed


      Adverse Effect Webinar


      Shannon Newell - Assistant Professor of Psychological Services Castleton State College

      Donarae Dawson - Director of Student Services Washington West Supervisory Union


      $50.00 per SU/SD to download

      The Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
      2 Prospect St., Suite 5
      Montpelier, Vermont 05602
      (401) 285-1674

      ** Click here for the VCSEA Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy regarding professional development opportunities through VCSEA.