VCSEA Upcoming Events

VCSEA Fall Conference

September 28
 The Franklin Conference Center
Rutland, Vermont 

September 29
The Hampton Inn Burlington
Colchester, Vermont 
Lee Ann Yung

In this interactive session participants will consider the challenge of leading significant changes in assessment, grading and feedback necessary to support deep student learning. We will revisit guiding principles of mastery learning and explore ways to use new paradigms, including principles of standards-based learning and grading, to support our assessment practices to prepare learner for lifelong success. 

Goals for the day include: 

Know the measurement issues that provide the foundation for standards based grading. 

Know the difference between accommodations and modifications and how this affects what is measured.

 Know research based ad systematic assessment and feedback practices that support all students to meet the standards.

For more information regarding Lee Ann Yung, please take a look at our conference brochure, here

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Please note our cancellation policy at the bottom of this page. 

VCSEA Annual Conference
December 7 & 8
 The Hilton Burlington
Burlington, Vermont 

For more information regarding the conference, please take a look at our conference brochure, here

The registration for these events will open October 1. 

Please note our cancellation policy at the bottom of this page. 

December 7
National Issues in Special Education 
Luann Purcell 

Luann Purcell serves as the Executive Director, CASE-CEC. She has serve in this capacity since 2002. This interactive session is designed to address the policy and legislative issues impacting special education nationally. Luann has extensive professional experience in special education and in national leadership and collaboration maximizing CASE's impact on practice, policy and legislation. 

December 8
The Neuroscience of Early Literacy Success
Laura Stewart 

Many students are at risk of academic failure, and a common denominator for those students is an inability to read grade-level text. Neuroscientific research in reading promotes instructional practices that reduce the probability of reading failure. Laura will be presenting the latest scientific evidence about early reading and the importance of creating "neural pathways" in the brain. She will also introduce what to look for in beginning reading instruction, and what elementary educators must do to prevent students from needing reading intervention in grades 3 & 4. Laura Stewart has been in education for more than 30 years, working as a classroom teacher, building and district administrator, adjunct professor, and director of national professional development initiatives, including Wisconsin's Reading First program. She is co-author of “The Everything Guide to Informational Texts, K-2”. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction. She is the Chief Academic Officer of the Highlights Education Group.

New Leader Academy
Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, VT
Full Day Sessions July 18 & 19 
followed by half day sessions at VCSEA on the following dates:  
September 14
October 12
November 9
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10

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