Vermont Reads Institute at UVM
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January 29
Effective Professional Learning: Looking at Student Work and Demonstrating Good Teaching

February 5
Setting Up for Success Series

March 12
Foundations for Excellence in Comprehension Instruction K-8

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The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality professional development and research in all areas of literacy. Working in partnership with state agencies and universities, we are dedicated to supporting school improvement and to serving all educators and children in Vermont.  In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and help schools create conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.

VRI at UVM offer four distinct projects; the Literacy Leadership Initiative (Gr. K-12), Bridging Project (Gr. 3-6),  Vermont Adolescent Literacy & Learning Initiative (Gr. 6-12), and Summer Institute (Gr. K-12).

Welcome


The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality professional development and research in all areas of literacy. Working in partnership with state agencies and universities, we are dedicated to supporting school improvement and to serving all educators and children in Vermont.  In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and help schools create conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.

VRI at UVM offer four distinct projects; the Literacy Leadership Initiative (Gr. K-12), Bridging Project (Gr. 3-6),  Vermont Adolescent Literacy & Learning Initiative (Gr. 6-12), and Summer Institute (Gr. K-12).

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November 10, 2014

Georgia Heard on Poetry and Revision


On a clear and crisp Halloween day, I was fortunate enough to attend the Green Mountain Writing Project at UVM conference where author Georgia Heard was the keynote speaker. Author of multiple books, and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, her focus on the power of poetry, as well as a framework to help students with the hard work of revising, made for a day filled with stimulating conversation and reflection. Some of her tips on integrating the rich language and experience of poetry in a literacy rich classroom included: […]

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