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Teaching All Secondary Students (TASS) Programs Overview and Admissions

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ASS (Teaching All Secondary Students) has been supporting middle and high schools in their efforts to improve outcomes for all students since 2005 by offering embedded professional learning opportunities, coaching and leadership support. Now TASS is building on that foundation to offer schools and individual educators more ways to focus on the nature and needs of adolescent learners in the current world of proficiencies, graduation expectations and new testing.

TASS programs include:

  • School Support
  • Leadership Support
  • Professional Learning Opportunities - Neuroscience/Standards WORKshops & Courses

 

Contact Wendy Cohen, TASS Program Coordinator, for further information about any of our TASS programs and admissions: [email protected]

TASS Participating Schools

Addison North East Supervisory Union – Mt. Abe
Danville School
Green Mt. Valley School
Hartford School District
Harwood Union High School
Missisquoi Valley Union
Milton High School
Oxbow Union Schools
Peoples Academy
Rutland City Public School
Rutland North East Supervisory Union – Otter Valley, Neshobe, Barstow
Washington North East Supervisory Union – Twinfield, Cabot
Winooski High School

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TASS School Support Program

 

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ASS School Support Program is focused on supporting middle and high school in their efforts to improve outcomes for all students. This program delivers a comprehensive, coordinated and coherent array of supports and learning opportunities designed to apply the principles of Education Neuroscience in a standards-based learning context for the 21st Century. We provide a long-term, integrated system of embedded professional development and coaching and leadership support within a system of collaborative implementation that is tailored to the long-term goals and short-term needs of each school. TASS consultants include Bill Rich, Val Gardner, Wendy Cohen, Susie Girardin and Otho Thompson; all long-time educators working in Vermont schools.

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TASS Leadership Support Program

 

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ASS Leadership Support Program consultants, Val Gardner and Bill Rich, have designed a series of WORKshops for leaders interested in and committed to applying principles of brain-based learning design to create cultures of ongoing learning. This learning opportunity has been offered at the VPA Leadership Academy and will be offered as a series of WORKshops this year for education leaders. This year the first WORKshops will be held on October 3, 2014, Who Are Our Learners? Applying Brain Research to How We Lead our Adult Learners. This will be followed by three more support sessions for those who have attended one of the introductory sessions at the VPA or are from a TASS school.

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TASS Professional Learning Opportunities

 

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sing Neuroscience to Make Standards Work for ALL Students is a series of four WORKshops that can be taken individually, as a series or as a course that focus on the practical application of the principles of education neuroscience to standards-based learning in middle and high schools. These WORKshops have been designed by Bill Rich and will be supported by other TASS consultants with plenty of time allocated for participants to apply the new learning to their own setting.

Crafting Student-Friendly Learning Targets – October 9, 2014; Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT
Designing Performance Tasks to Power Student Learning – November 21, 2014; Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT
Getting to (& Surviving) Standards-Based Learning March 8, 2015; Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT
Data Tools to Keep You in Sync with Your Students – May, 1, 2015; Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT

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