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VT-HEC News and Updates

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ASAP: VT-HEC’s Comprehensive Training Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders

ASAP  – Approaching the Solution to the Autism Puzzle The Vermont Interagency White Paper on Autism Spectrum Disorders of 2006 confirmed what all school districts in Vermont have been experiencing: a dramatic increase in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) over an exte
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Making Standards Work in the Real World

Exciting New Workshop Series and Course for Middle & High School Educators Can a standards-based approach to education actually work in today’s schools? Using Neuroscience to Make Standards Work for ALL Students  is a new series of four workshops that address real-life issue
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VT-HEC Starting New Cohorts for Endorsement in Special Education, Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Ed

The VT-HEC has announced that it will be starting new cohorts this summer in their very popular licensing endorsement programs for Special Education, Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education.  The courses start this summer and many of the courses are hybrid in f
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Grant Wiggins: Current Views on Curriculum, Testing and HS Diplomas

What if Curriculum Focused on Performance & Ability and High School Really Prepared Students for Their Adult Lives In a couple of deeply thought-provoking articles the co-author of books such as Learning By Design and Schooling By Design asks us join him in thinking about some bas
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Culture, Caring and Character – All Linked to Student Gains

While the emphasis on school transformation focuses on standards, cognitive skills, and teaching strategies, research is mounting that character, culture and social/emotional development may be just as important. The programs described below may emphasize different qualities and have
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An Interview with Daniel Pink: Selling Students to Become Self-Directed Learners

Teachers as Persuaders, Problem-Finding vs Problem-Solving and Learning Goals vs Performance Goals One of our favorite authors, Daniel Pink (Drive), has a new book and was recently interviewed by Larry Ferlazzo for Education Week.  Pink’s new book is titled: To Sell is Human: Th
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Early Childhood Education: An Economist’s View

Is High Quality Early Education a Good Investment? We have often heard educators say that it pays to invest in early childhood development, but what would an economist say about  early childhood education as a public investment? In his article, “The Economics of Inequality”
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Classroom Design Features Have Surprising Impact on Student Progress

Study Finds that Classroom Design Can Affect Academic Progress by as Much as 25%.  This year-long pilot was carried out looking at 750 elementary students in 34 classrooms over a full year. The study looked at two sets of data. The first was student data such as age, gender and perfor
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VT-HEC and VPA Partner Again on Summer 2013 Events

The VT Principals’ Association (VPA) and the VT-HEC will be partnering for the 2nd year in a row on the VPA’s 2013 Leadership Academy to be held July 29 – August 1, 2013 at the Killington Grand Resort.  For this Academy, the VT-HEC will first present a day with Chris Jernstedt a
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