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  • Fall 2016 Professional Development Opportunities

    Castleton University Center for Schools fall offerings include:

    Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments, Deanna Donza, September 16 - December 16, 2016, no class the week of December 5, hybrid and in person dates: September 24October 29 and December 39 am - 12 pm, Monument Elementary School, Bennington, Vermont.

    Redefining Teaching in a Chromebook Environment, David Wells, M.Ed., face-to-face meeting Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9 am to 3 pm, Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood, 213 Paine Turnpike N, Montpelier, Vermont, remainder of the required hours will be completed in an online learning environment between September 19 and October 24, 2016.

    Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom (to Enhance Classroom Instruction), Patricia Aigner, Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9 am, remainder of class is completely online ending December 17, 2016, Face-to-face at Rutland High School.

    Writing with Chromebooks, David Wells, M.Ed., one face-to-face meeting on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 am to 3 pm, remainder of the required house will be completed in an online learning environment between September 27 and November 1, 2016

    Lego WeDo Robotics and Coding in the Elementary Grades, David Wells, first class in-person in Montpelier onOctober 15, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm, remainder of the course will take place in an online learning environment between October 19 and November 23, 2016.

    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 5:56 AM by Susan Briere
  • Upcoming Courses at Marlboro Gradschool

    Game Design for Teachers

    100% online. 6-week course runs from August 14th, to September 25th, 2016 with one optional in-person session in Southern Vermont on the 14th.

    In this hands-on studio course, students will learn to use a variety of digital authoring tools—including but not limited to Twine, Inklewriter, and Adobe Captivate—to create instructional games and interactive educational materials. Participants will examine the intersections of gaming and learning and explore how we can push the boundaries of both forms to maximize student engagement. Topics covered in this course will include narrative structure, variables, and game mechanics. For a final project, students will produce an instructional game of their own design, using one of the tools covered in the course. Register here.

    Inquiry-Driven, Project-Based Mathematics

    100% online. 6-week course runs from August 1st, to September 16th, 2016.

    This course will serve as an in-depth exploration of high-school project based mathematics. The main objectives of the course are to guide teachers through the process of designing and implementing inquiry-driven, application-based projects in Algebra 1 - Calculus.  Topics to be covered include strategies for designing daily lessons that emphasize inquiry and critical thinking, resources available for creating in-depth projects, and specific ways to plan high school math curriculum around application-based projects. Theories engaged will include Dewey (Experience in Education), Noddings (Ethic of Care), and Dweck (Mindset). Participants will learn the material through creation of curricular resources. Specifically, major assignments will include the design of several inquiry-focused, student-driven lesson plans, major unit plans, and large projects tied to specific unit plans. Register here.

    Create, Make, Learn 2016
    August 1st-5th in Burlington with our partner Lucie DeLaBruere. Optional graduate credit includes post-workshop work. The fourth annual Create Make Learn summer institutes gives educators experience with active, hands-on learning in four areas:

      1. Create With Chromebooks

      2. Create with iPads

      3. STEAM Powered Learning

      4. Advance your Maker Skills
      Register here.

    Please send inquires to Kara Hamilton, Education Admissions Counselor: khamilton@gradschool.marlboro.edu802-451-7506
    You’ll find greater detail about each course and access to registration on our website:
    Posted Jul 18, 2016, 6:19 AM by Susan Briere
  • Tuition Awards Available
    Hey Folks!

    Interested in getting your MA in Teaching with Technology?

    Marlboro is offering two new $5,000 tuition awards. They have extended the deadline to April 15; perfect for signing up for May-Aug trimester. If you know of any teachers that are interested you can let them know there's still time to get their applications in. 

    Visit the registration page for the full schedule, or contact Kara Hamilton ( in admissions. 

    Posted Mar 21, 2016, 10:44 AM by Susan Briere
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