FY19 VCSEA Professional Development Events
Through January 2019


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

DMG Workday - Expanding Our Views of Student Supports
October 29, 2018
Franklin Center, Rutland
Audience:  Special ED Directors, Principals, Administrative Teams
Keynote:  Jen Patenaude, Special Education Consulting Teacher/Evaluation Specialist

This workday will help education leaders increase this capacity with existing resources, understand scheduling to support collaboration, and build strong systems and establish clear roles for the licensed and non-licensed staff (including classroom teachers, interventionists, special educators and para educators), all key parts of the District Management Group (DMG) report recommendations and move to the census-based special education funding model.

Registration is now open!  Click here
Cost:  Includes lunch - VCSEA members: $125.00 Non-members: $135.00 School District Package: (two or more administrative team members), $240.00 for two and $125.00 for additional members.

Special Education for LEA's:  A Leadership Seminar
December 10, 2018
Capital Plaza - Montpelier
9:00am - 3:00pm
Presented by:
Heather Lynn, Esq. and Brian Carroll, Student Services Director, Kingdom East School District/Caledonia North Supervisory Union

Join Heather and Brian for a day designed to discuss and engage in the core obligations for LEA's from both an educational and programmatic approach within the larger education, regulatory and legal framework.  Learn how to facilitate those critical IEP and school-based decisions required by school and district administrators that promote student outcomes and rationale legal compliance.  This unique seminar will blend the legal requirements of IEP development with best practices and ethical considerations that can go beyond simple compliance.  It is about providing a FAPE....and more!

Registration will open in Mid-October on the VCSEA website.
Cost (includes lunch):  VCSEA members:  $150.00; Non-Members:  $160.00; School District Package (two or more administrative team members):  $295.00 for two and $150.00 for additional members.

Second DMG Workday:
The New MTSS Field Guide (VTmtss Field Guide 2.0)
January 8, 2019
Green Mountain Club - Waterbury

Audience:  Special Education Administrators, Principals and Administrative Teams
Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Champlain Valley School District

The first VT MTSS Field Guide was published in 2014, after two years of work by a committed group of Vermont professionals.  Five years later, there is a need for a new Field Guide - one that captures the new policies and practices that have emerged from in Vermont and nationally.  The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 placed a renewed emphasis on equity and on improving educational achievement for all students, with a particular focus on closing the achievement gap(s) that continue to shadow so many schools in Vermont and in the country. These emphases, in addition to Vermont's focus on personalized and proficiency-based learning, have been integrated into the new Field Guide.  This workday will help participants understand Field Guide 2.0 and how a multi-tiered system of supports can realize the evidence-based practices outlined in the District Management Group (DMG) report.

Registration will open in early November on the VCSEA website.
Cost (includes lunch):  VCSEA Members: $125.00 Non-members:  $135.00 School District Package (two or more administrative team members):  $240.00 for two and $125.00 for additional members

New Leader Academy

Full Day Sessions July 16th & 17th 
Montpelier High School Library
followed by half day sessions at VCSEA on the following dates:  
September 13th
October 11th
November 8th
January 10th
February 14th
March 14th
April 11th
May 9th

If you have any questions please email mroy@cssu.org or maryl@mpsvt.org.

If you have questions regarding billing and payments please email ltourville@vcsea.net.

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