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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.

    Registration for the VPA's 2019 Leadership Academy is now available! Info Here

    Ruha Benjamin

    And don't miss these VPA-sponsored upcoming events:

    Leading for Equity with Paul Gorski

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Room 105 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 light breakfast, full lunch and one of Paul's books (Reaching & Teaching Students in Poverty OR Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education)

    Cancellation policy: cancel by April 3rd to avoid a $50 charge.

    Register here. Download and Share


    The Together Leader: Plan, Prioritize and Protect Your Time with Cadhla Ball of The Together Group

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

    The Together Leader I: a unique professional development opportunity to help develop the habits, tools and skills to get organized, stay on track and keep it all together. Effective functioning requires strong planning, time and task management acumen, and reliable organization. Things get even more challenging with fuzzy boundaries around technology and communication and more choice about how your staff and faculty use their time. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, most people easily lose sight, not only of what they need to accomplish in their work, but also the passion that brought them there in the first place. The cost of not having a plan for how one spends their time is enormous: stakeholders suffer and leaders lose sleep—an overwhelming and dreadful combination that doesn't help anyone. Thankfully, with some intentionality, simple routines and good habits, it is possible to be an effective leader—AND have a life!

    The Together Leader workshop wil emphasize planning ahead, prioritizing clearly, increasing efficiency and improving follow-through. The workshop is engaging, fast-paced and applicable to the context of your school or organization. Leaders also have the opportunity to collaborate during dedicated work times. Together, we will examine and critique actual samples of others' organization systems, hold frequent (and fun!) checks for understanding, and save plenty of time for applying skills.

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

    Cancellation policy: cancel by May 6th to avoid a $125 charge.

    Register here.


    VPA Equity Summit III - Brattleboro

    Friday, May 24th, 2019, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the School for International Training, Brattleboro

    $50 includes lunch; students are Free! More info about the VPA Equity Summits

    Cancellation policy: cancel by May 17th to avoid a $50 charge (we order lunch on the 20th!)

    Register here.