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VT-HEC News and Updates

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Lynn Lyons Returns to Vermont

Helping the Anxious Student: What Helps…and What Doesn’t? The VT-HEC is bringing back internationally-recognized psychotherapist, author, and speaker, Lynn Lyons to Burlington, VT, on May 9, 2019 to address the challenges and treatment of anxiety in children and youth. Anxiety i
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VT-HEC Equity Series Continues this Spring

Equity Literacy begins with the willingness to see what we might be conditioned not to see and with the humility to consider our collective culpability The Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC) is continuing its work with renowned educator, author, and speaker Paul Gorski to
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VT-HEC Board Commits to Going Green

Board Adopts Environmental Impact Policy At its meeting on December 12, 2018 the VT-HEC Board of Directors adopted a commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint with the goal of overall carbon neutrality. The statement commits the VT-HEC to assessing the effects program activities h
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VT-HEC brings renowned educator, author & speaker Paul Gorski to VT to Address Issues of Inequity in Schools

“Incredibly Valuable”  – Considering Issues of Inequity – In Participants Own Words  Over 80 participants spent two days focusing on issues of equity in Vermont schools sponsored by the VT Higher Education Collaborative’s Mission Investment Fund. During t
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Teacher from Kenya Attends VT-HEC Training

VT-HEC’s Mission Investment Fund Supports Participation in Autism Training Sellar Atieno, teacher and director of a small rural school in NW Kenya near Lake Victoria, attended a training focused on students with autism sponsored by the VT Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC).
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Lynn Lyons – Accommodation Plans & Anxiety: What Works & What Doesn’t

Almost every accommodation plan I have ever seen for an anxiety disorder actually makes the anxiety stronger Student abilities and challenges vary widely and we thus have an important federal statute (Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act) that guarantees all children hav
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VT-HEC Fall Focus on Special Needs

This fall VT-HEC has lined up a varied and robust schedule of professional development opportunities focused on students with disabilities, struggling learners and learners with various other challenges & needs Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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National Experts Coming to VT on: Anxiety, Student-Centered Learning, Equity, Special Education Law

Lynn Lyons; Carol Tomlinson w/Bill Rich; Art Cernosia; Paul Gorski In addition to the many excellent Vermont presenters the VT-HEC has scheduled for the coming year we are excited to announce a number of very special offerings by experts from around the country. Anxiety – Lynn L
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Dealing with Anxiety in Kids & Families – Lynn Lyons

Anxiety is a persistent master. When it moves in, it takes over every part of  life from daily routines to learning, from recreation to social connections. To make matters worse, many things adults do to help anxious children can actually make the anxiety stronger. Nationally recogniz
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