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Upcoming Events

March 19 or/and March 21: Youth-Adult Partnership Professional Development Series (Part 2) with Up for Learning - March 19 for High School, March 21 for Middle School. Hampton Event Center Colchester, VT

March 19: Confronting Gender-Based Inequity in Classrooms and Schools with Ellen Tuzollo and Leigh Thompson. The first in a three-part Education Equity series hosted by the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative. Capital Plaza, Montpelier.

March 24-25: NESSC School Redesign in Action: Learn and Lead for Equity. A school improvement conference for educators, by educators. Norwood, MA.

April 2: Proficiency-Based Learning Forum. A gathering to inform and amplify a strengths-based and solution-focused public narrative about proficiency-based learning in Vermont. 4:00-6:00 PM, Capital Plaza, Montpelier.

April 2-4: Innovation in Education Conference. Take a deep dive into a new kind of conference designed to be a collaborative endeavor for teachers, technology integration specialists, and administrators. A partnership between EdTechTeacher and Windsor Central SU at the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT.

April 6: Design Studio: TOGETHER we build resilience - engage in a creative curriculum design day on the theme of complex socio-ecological relationships in the Lake Champlain Basin.

April 12: Who’s Country Is This? Race, Racism and Refugee Status in America with Taharee Jackson, Ph.D. The second in a three-part Education Equity series hosted by the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative. Capital Plaza, Montpelier.

May 1: Power 2 Conference - in partnership with VTLFF, Up for Learning will host their 5th annual youth-led summit showcasing the transformative power of Youth-Adult Partnership in Vermont education. Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

May 15: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap with Paul Gorski. The third in a three-part Education Equity series hosted by the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative. Capital Plaza, Montpelier.

For more opportunities, here is a link to a Vermont Professional Learning Collaborative Calendar, hosted by the VPA

YOUTH-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES:

Vermont Youth Council - Vermont Afterschool is convening a statewide youth council that will ultimately distribute over $15,000 in grant money to fund projects developed by youth for youth.

Youth Lobby - A youth-led, statewide coalition of students working to address issues of climate change, youth voting rights and representation through “action civics.” Join the Rally for the Planet at the Capital on May 2nd!


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Future of Learning Design Studios

VTLFF is offering a series of design workshops focused on place-based learning that integrates personalized learning plans, flexible pathways and proficiency based graduation requirements.

Design Studio II: Civics and Engagement - Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, February, 2019

Design Studio III&IV: Science, Society and Sustainability - Shelburne Farms; Ethnography, Equity, and Restorative Practice - Vermont Folklife Center

LEARN MORE - Design Studios Slideshow


join an action team

Design Ecosystem: Jen Cirillo (jcirillo@shelburnefarms.org)

Youth Adult Partnership: Lindsey Halman (lindsey@upforlearning.org)

Youth with Access to Learning Potential: Alex Dombi and Beth White (beth@bigpicturelearning.org)

Digital Learning: Susan Hennessey (susan.hennessey@uvm.edu) and James Nagle (jnagle2@smcvt.edu)

Framing and Messaging: Kathleen Kesson (kathleen.kesson@gmail.com)


Spread the Word

Increase our impact - share the work of VTLFF with your school, community and professional network!

VTLFF Action Plan - Click through to access page 2

VTLFF Action Plan - Click through to access page 2