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Designing for Proficiency Based Education

posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:54 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 7:55 PM ]


An Explainer: Proficiency Based Education

posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:46 PM by Lauren Baker

TRSU Curriculum Coordinator Michael Eppolito explains a seismic shift in public education, classroom work and grading that will be implemented throughout Vermont schools for those graduating in June 2020.

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An explainer: Proficiency Based Education is on the way

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Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements - Part 1

posted Jul 9, 2016, 7:38 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Jul 9, 2016, 7:38 PM ]


LPCTV Presents:  

BRHSMS Principal Shannon Martin & GMUHS Principal Tom Ferenc kick off a new series, discussing the new proficiency based efficiency standards in high school education.

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ACT 46 Information

posted Sep 11, 2015, 6:30 AM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Sep 11, 2015, 6:32 AM ]

Act 46 information can be found at http://education.vermont.gov/laws/2015/act-46

Innovations in Learning Best Practices Prezi

posted Apr 8, 2015, 7:36 AM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 1:39 PM ]


posted Dec 11, 2014, 8:29 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Dec 11, 2014, 8:30 PM ]

I have been following the blog of Franklin West Supervisory Union for awhile and am in awe of the daily blog posts that connect their learning targets with well written extensive descriptions of learning activities in the SU.  All posts are full of fabulous photos that give all of us the opportunity to begin to understand what a new kind of learning might look like.  I recommend subscribing to their blog for a small dose of inspiration every day.   http://fwsu-blog.org

Lauren Baker
Director of Information Technology
Two Rivers Supervisory Union

GMUHS February 2014:

posted Feb 21, 2014, 12:29 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Feb 22, 2014, 8:46 AM ]

Congratulations to Jeanie Phillips on acceptance to the Rowland Fellowship.  

The Rowland Foundation seeks applicants who are visionary, willing to lead, motivated and committed to affecting change in an area of concern within their respective schools, and who take risks and work collaboratively with others. The ideal candidates see connections between the school's culture and climate and a student's classroom performance. They demonstrate leadership within their school or are willing to step into a significant leadership role. They are keenly interested in their own professional development and are committed to their chosen discipline, the school and its students. The candidate is one who sees a task to a conclusion and is able to form clear partnership with others to realize a vision.

Two Rivers Never-ending Winter:

posted Feb 19, 2014, 9:46 AM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Feb 22, 2014, 8:49 AM ]

If you are looking for a meeting at the Two Rivers Supervisory Union "Roost", you may find it behind the growing piles of snow in the back parking lot.

Doug Wilhelm visits GM 7th graders

posted Dec 18, 2013, 8:04 AM by Jeanie Phillips   [ updated Dec 18, 2013, 8:04 AM by Lauren Baker ]

"You guys matter," Doug Wilhem told 7th grade readers. Young adult books are the biggest money makers at this moment, and Wilhelm listed examples such as Twilight,Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games.  He went on to say that it is a challenging audience to write for.  Teenagers will put down a book if it is not interesting right away.  Wilhelm knows that he has to grab his audience and make connections with them from the first few pages.

Having read Wilhelm's book The Revealers, GM students had the opportunity to ask the author questions.  Wilhelm responded with candor about his own experience as a middle school student and with bullies.  He also shared a notebook he uses to jot down ideas for future books.  He writes down things he hears students say, t-shirt slogans he sees, even the shoes a kid is wearing. Wilhelm says, "you can make up a whole character out of a few details." 

Special thanks to the Green Mountain Author Series for bringing Doug Wilhelm, Sharon Jonynas for hosting the event, and Brianna Luman for introducing the author.  The Green Mountain Author Series is funded by the Chester Academy.  

Hour of Code

posted Dec 13, 2013, 10:22 AM by eric.anderson@trsu.org   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 9:55 AM by Lauren Baker ]

A group of students met in the LLC on Wednesday after school to practice coding. They created their own games using Tynker, practiced analytical thinking with LightBot, and cast spells with Java Script. This event was inspired by the Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code program.  The event was organized to inspire more young people to learn computer coding.  More information and tons of coding resources can be found here: http://csedweek.org/learn.

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