New England Secondary School Consortium

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Vermont LIS Network Meetings

For additional information, e-mail Don Weafer.

Archived Meetings

October 3, 2019 | Harwood Union High School

Join members of the League of Innovative Schools from across Vermont for a day of learning and discussion at Harwood Union High School. Our focus for the day will be the Vermont Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (VTMTSS), Act 173, and the intersection of student supports with personalized learning.

Vermont LIS presentation slides
CVSU presentation slides
MVU MTSS Design Essential Elements

October 24, 2018 | Lake Morey Resort

This meeting featured a Personalized Learning and Flexible Pathways Showcase. During the 2017-2018 school year, 14 Vermont schools engaged in powerful work funded by the Agency of Education’s Flexible Pathways grants around 1) Developing and Scaling Career Advisory; 2) Integrated Expanded Learning Opportunities into Personalized Learning Plans; and 3) Developing Work-Based Learning at the Secondary Level.

Vermont LIS Keynote
About the League of Innovative Schools
Flexible Pathways
Personalized Learning
AOE Personalized Learning Self Assessment

Burlington and Lake Resources:
Morning Meeting and Closing Schedule
Copy of BCL 2018 – Applied Research Assessment Plan
City & Lake Semester Circle practice
BCL Pilot Program Plan – LIS conference 

North Country Supervisory Union Resources:
STEM Pathways

Winooski Resources:
Enhancing Learning in Partnership with External Learning Providers
Spartan Residency-CircusSecrets Alignment Guide
Spartan Residency-Circus Skills Rubric
Rubric Persistence
Spartan Residency – Class Climate Growth Survey
Spartan Residency Assessment 2017 – Climate Survey Results
Spartan Residency – SEL Assessment Activity
Spartan Residency Assessment 2017 – SEL Assessment Results
Spartan Residency – Case Study

May 14, 2018 | Springfield High School

The League of Innovative Schools is intended to create a network of support for schools to learn with and from each other as we continue to design and refine our personalized learning systems to improve student achievement and build towards equitable outcomes for all students. This meeting, hosted by Springfield High School, will provide an opportunity to access your peer network to gain valuable feedback on key topics.

Our focus for this session is “Personalized, Proficiency-Based Education for ALL Learners.” As schools across Vermont have implemented personalized learning practices, the ways in which those practices interact with special education systems has emerged as an area of need. To address requests for support from the field, the Agency of Education has developed a set of student case studies as exemplars to highlight possible interrelationship between student PLPs, IEPs and PBGRs in order to complement rather than duplicate each other. School teams will explore those case studies, have an opportunity to provide feedback, and apply their learning to their own practices.

Session Materials
Presentation slides

AOE Resources:
DMG Report
DMG Summary Poster
Crosswalk of IEP, PLP, 504, EST

January 29, 2018 | Cabot School and Twinfield Union School

Our first in-state LIS meeting will be co-hosted by Cabot School and Twinfield Union School and will extend learning begun with this year’s fall AoE sessions related to pathways and personalization. The event is free of charge for LIS schools and lunch will be provided. We hope you can bring a team from your school to learn and network together. We’ll send more specific information about our focus areas and site visits as the event approaches.

Presentation Slides
What is Personalized Learning?
Personalized Learning Self Assessment 

February 9, 2017 | Champlain Valley Union High School

In this session, we’ll continue our year’s focus on creating real opportunities for personalization in student learning. In the language of practitioners from CVU: “Personalization creates ownership without the certainty of integrity; Proficiency creates integrity without the certainty of ownership.” Finding that balance has been central to the ongoing work of the school. We’ll hear from instructional coaches who pursued personalized learning for their students before there was state law that required it, as well as current efforts to engage students with deep dives into areas of interest in the Hub program. Classroom visits are also an option for those who would prefer to see CVU’s model in action. As usual, participants will also bring their own problems of practice or dilemmas for feedback from colleagues from around the state.