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Professional Development Opportunities

July 27-29, 2021
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

No cost to BUUSD employees

August 20, 2021
8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

No cost to BUUSD employees

This session is designed to enhance educators’ facilitation skills and prepare them to lead meetings that improve students’ learning. Using a cycle of inquiry and action, facilitators will develop skills to guide groups to analyze data, set goals, and determine strategies for improving students’ learning experiences.

Learn More! about Facilitating Professional Learning: From Implementation to Impact

August 11, 12, 16, & 17, 2021 (meet with facilitator, Karen Fredericks, plus online work prior to these dates)
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

In this 3 credit course, you will: 1. learn about the rationale behind using menus and choice boards in the classroom, and 2. receive guidance and support to create and modify your own (in time for the next school year).  The scope and sequence can be summarized as two distinct sections. 

  • The first four weeks will focus on learning about learning. These weeks will incorporate independent viewing of resources accompanied by discourse on the Canvas discussion board.
  • The last week will include 4 days of real-time exploration of menu/choice board samples and time devoted to shared development and modification of differentiated and integrated menus.
Learn More! about Literacy Differentiation Course

August 9 - 11, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: East Side Restaurant, 47 Landing St, Newport, VT

This course is designed for classroom teachers, special educators, and math interventionists. It is based on current research which explores ideas for making change in effective teaching practices and building students’ understanding of essential math concepts.

Learn More! about Supporting "Ambitious Teaching" Changes: Investigating and Developing Effective and Equitable Teaching Practices and Math Content Knowledge