Each fall for the last four years, The Rowland Foundation has offered a one-day conference for educators hosted by the University of Vermont at the Dudley H. Davis Center on campus in Burlington. It’s a popular conference, evidenced by the fact that this year’s event — themed Developing Character, Student Achievement and Socio-Emotional Learning (Oct. 30, 2014) — is completely sold out.
And while the event is open to all educators, the foundation specifically encourages eight-member teams from Vermont high schools to attend. Team members typically include the principal or head of school, two or three teachers and an additional administrator or two. In addition, each school is strongly encouraged to invite two students, as well as a school board member or superintendent.
What the Rowland Foundation does is provide Vermont’s secondary school educators with unique professional development and leadership opportunities, along with resources they can take back to their schools that positively affect student achievement and the culture and climate of their respective schools.
Eagle Rock — and in particular, personnel from our Professional Development Center — will be presenting a workshop during the conference, entitled, Cultivating the Synergy: Grit and Academics.
Note: Did you attend (or are you attending) our Rowland workshop? Downloadable resources from the presentation can be found here.
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