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Workshops and Related Courses


n addition to our Pathways to Licensing and Certificate programs, the VT-HEC annually offers an array of short-term learning opportunities designed to support educators and other professionals who work with children and youth. These include individual workshops, workshop series, WORKshops (see description below), and related courses.         

These offerings are designed using the principles of educational neuroscience and effective professional development, and they aim to support educators in their goal to benefit all students.  You can read those expectations, values, and principles here:

VT-HEC Expectations for Ensuring Quality of Professional Development Activities

VT-HEC Values, Principles, and Priorities

Among our short-term offerings, the VT-HEC has developed a special series we call WORKshops. WORKshops are specifically designed to emphasize opportunities to put into practice the newly learned knowledge and skills in the participants’ own work-setting. They are based on the design principles of Learn, Practice, Apply. You can read more about VT-HEC’s WORKshops here:

VT-HEC’s WORKshops: Short-term Learning Opportunities Designed to Promote Application in Real-World Settings – coming soon!

Topic areas we offer include:

  • Autism & Developmental Disabilities

  • Early Childhood

  • Education Technology

  • Effective Instructional Practices

  • Leadership, School & Systems Improvement

  • Legal, Policy Updates & Issues

  • Health Education, Gender/Sexuality

  • Special Education

  • Struggling Learners

  • Trauma, Anxiety, Behavior, Resilience

For more information on current workshops and related courses, go to our Home Page. 

Then, view our “Upcoming Workshops and Related Courses” or the current “Course Catalog”. You can also contact Wendy Cohen, Director of Professional Development and Supports, at [email protected].