Winooski and Burlington Schools Districts recognize that supporting teacher learning is fundamental to reshaping our educational system. As a result, we are working toward a systemic shift in the way teachers are supported to learn, collaborate, implement, and share the practices that help them meet the needs of all students.
In order to help spread the innovation and learning of our first two years school-wide, the Partnership worked with faculty and administrators to design the Partner Teachers program at Winooski Middle/High School and Burlington High School. This program aim to support and expand on new approaches to teaching and learning that are already emerging at WMHS and BHS. By providing teachers with time and support to innovate and collaborate, we hope to build an expanding community of Winooski and Burlington teachers equipped to lead the remodeling of our schools into a student-centered learning system.
Meet the 2015-16 BHS Partner Teacher Cohort
- Patrick Barrett & Kevin Cook | English
- Fran Brock & Tammie Ledoux-Moody | Humanities
- Kevin Cross | ELL
- Rob Bohn | English
- Gordana Pobric & Norm Tremblay | Math
- Aaron Fogg | Science/Technology
Partner Teacher Program Description
Partner Teachers are developing, implementing, and disseminating practices of personalized and proficiency-based learning (PPBL) at Burlington High School. The program gives Partner Teachers the time (20-40% FTE release time) and support (through training, collaboration, and 1:1 coaching during the summer and throughout the year) to develop and implement PPBL curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Partner Teachers will also support the dissemination and more widespread implementation of these practices by sharing their learning with other teachers.
Partner Teachers may focus generally on implementing PPBL systems in their classrooms or choose a more specific focus, such as: technology integration, interdisciplinary teaming, personal learning plan development, community-based learning, 11th/12th grade thematic academies, or specific academic skills or habits of mind. Teachers participate in this program either individually or as a co-teaching team.
Check back soon for updates on the work of the BHS Partner Teachers!