Professional Development


Professional Development


What do you want to know that will improve your practice?  Our professional development opportunities are designed to bring educators together for practical, collaborative, sustaining and transformational learning.  

At the Upper Valley Graduate School of Education, we believe that professional education is most meaningful and useful when the experience leads to practice that is demonstratively better   UVGSE offers a number of opportunities for professional development leading to graduate credit. 

For school teams of five or more, a discount may be applied to each participant’s tuition.

Spring 2018 Opportunities for Educators

Inquiry into Curricular Leadership (2 and 3 Credit Options)

School improvement efforts may fail to improve student achievement if they fail to strengthen instructional program coherence directed at providing instructional guidance and support to teachers. In this inquiry, you will engage in collaborative inquiry into how leaders can seek to maximize student learning through systems of support and effective assessment strategies that inform instruction, curricular materials that support effective teaching, authentic and differentiated professional development, coordination of these systems in ways that create opportunities to personalize the academic program to meet individual student needs.  Begins Wednesday, April 4.  Read more

Inquiry into School Change (2 Credits)

How do we strive to lead schools in a good direction, from whatever starting point? In this inquiry, you will incorporate research and expert knowledge related to understanding and driving school improvement in order to develop and refine how to engage your school community in change.  Begins Tuesday, May 15. Read more

For more information and/or to register: 

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Professional Growth Partnerships with Schools and School Districts

Let your school's Strategic Plan, School Improvement Plan or self-identified goals guide the formation of a school-based experience.  UVGSE can design a program with you that is linked to your school's goals.  Programs we have offered include:

  • Argument Writing Across Disciplines

  • Authentic Assessment of Competency-Based Instruction

  • Developing Teacher Leadership in Schools

  • Inquiry into Subject-Specific Pedagogy

  • Literacy:  Establishing Reader's Workshop

  • Project-Based Design and Implementation

  • Standards-Based Assessment