A new program at CVU aims to tap student passions

By Abbie Bowker Last spring we reported that my colleague Peter Langella and I were named to the 2017-18 class of fellows by The Rowland Foundation. Peter and I are both educators at Champlain Valley Union High School. I am a visual art teacher and Peter is a librarian. Our fellowship included a sizeable grant… Read More »

Conferences demonstrate personalized learning process in action

by the Champlain Valley School District Last month we shared with you the core elements of Vermont’s Act 77: Personalization, Proficiency Based Learning, and Flexible Pathways. This month’s letter will highlight a great example of personalized learning for grades 9-11 at Champlain Valley Union High School. March 23 was Personalized Learning Process Conference Day at… Read More »

Muslim Girls Making Change to bring their social-justice poetry to Charlotte

The popular Muslim Girls Making Change youth slam poetry group visits Charlotte next week in a free presentation at Charlotte Central School May 17 at 6:15 p.m. The group was formed by Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Lena Ginawi and Balkisa Abdikadir who were tired of having their voices ignored by older generations. In 2016 this group of… Read More »

Still time to sign up tweens and teens for outdoor summer opportunities

Two programs, sponsored by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and University of Vermont Extension 4-H, offer opportunities for young people to make friends, learn outdoor skills and have fun. Green Mountain Conservation Camps and Natural Resources Management Academy have a few openings remaining for youth interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, wildlife and orienteering. Green… Read More »

CVU student group hosts ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ film, discussion May 10

The students from Champlain Valley Union High School’s Think Tank will host a showing May 10 of the award-winning documentary film, “Most Likely to Succeed.” This film discusses the shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world and offers inspirational and provocative ideas about the future of our schools. CVU and the Champlain Valley… Read More »

Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

After school Monday afternoon, the art room at Shelburne Community School was abuzz with activity. Paint and glue, iPads and string. Hearing that the googly-eye supply was gone, art teacher Pete Boardman asked what else could be used for eyes? He suggested paint. “It’s truly mixed media,” Boardman said as fifth graders swirled around his… Read More »

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