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    This calendar includes opportunities for leaders in schools and school systems, as well as educators and others interested in the education of Vermont's children.


    Upcoming VPA Opportunities:

    Building a Culture of Equity: VPA's Equity Summit II

    Friday, November 30th, 8:30 to 3:00 (Champlain Room at Champlain College)

    We invite school and district leaders, teachers and students, education partners, and you to our second in a statewide tour of 'pop-up' Courageous Conversations to remove barriers to equity in our schools and school systems. Over the course of the day, we will discuss bias, identity, our core beliefs, structural inequities, dreams and visions, success stories and lessons learned. The agenda is similar... and different from our May 30th summit: new voices, some new exercises, a new movie, same goals, same passion and intent. Hope to see you there.

    Facilitators: Rebecca Haslam and Linda Wheatley

    $50 registration fee includes lunch; students attend free thanks to the Vermont Community Foundation. Register by completing this form or by contacting Mallori at the VPA. MORE INFO


    School-Based Investigations

    w/Pietro J. Lynn, Esq., Partner, Lynn, Lynn Blackman & Manitsky, P.C.

    Monday December 3, 2018, 9 to 3 at VSBIT, 52 Pike Drive, Berlin

    The day will include discussion about what information triggers a duty to investigate, the law governing school investigations, both for students and employees and a practical approach to proper investigation technique. Topics will include student and parent rights during an investigation, employment/labor law as it applies to investigations and how to navigate the investigator’s role in the context of the many legal complexities of the school environment. The program will include group exercises to practice the principles of adequate investigation. The training is designed for building administrators.

    $75 fee includes lunch. Register by emailing Mallori at the VPA BY Monday, November 26th!


    Enhancing School Leadership With iPad

    • Monday, Jan 14 - Community College of Vermont in Winooski
    • Tuesday, Jan 15 - In the Cafe at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield
    • Wednesday, Jan 16 - Burke Mountain Room at Northern Vermont University in Lyndon

    Workshops are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

    Learn how to use iPad and the Apple ecosystem to support your role as a principal (or assistant principal). Join us for a hands-on experience designed to increase awaeness among school leadership about the impact of mobile learning with iPad.

    The $550 registration fee includes an Apple iPad WiFi 32 GB, an Apple Pencil and lunch. Register by emailing Mallori at the VPA


    Rescheduled! Leading for Equity with Paul Gorski

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the College of St. Joseph, Rutland

    Equity Literacy for School Leaders: The single most important factor when it comes to equity progress in school is leadership. Do you have the knowledge, skills, and will to be a threat to inequity in your school or district? In this workshop we will explore what it means to lead for equity, to recognize and respond to inequity, and to make schools equitable spaces for each student. We will work first on strengthening our understandings of why educational disparities persist across race, class and other identities. We will then apply these understandings to a discussion of critical equity practices for school leaders.

    $175 includes lunch and one of Paul's books Reaching & Teaching Students in Poverty OR *Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

    Register by emailing Mallori LaPointe at the VPA


    Hold the Date! The Together Leader with The Together Group

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier

    $575 includes lunch and The Together Leader by Maia Heyck-Merlin, founder of The Together Group

    Register by emailing Mallori LaPointe at the VPA