From July 2021 through June 2022, Northern Lights at CCV will be hosting planning teams to discuss two new potential statewide projects. These planning teams are designed to answer the question “Should we move this project forward?” Based on the answers to this question, Northern Lights at CCV will be prepared to work with partners to engage in the implementation work to stand up one or both projects in the following years.
Practice-Based Coaching Planning Team
The Practice-Based Coaching Planning Team will explore the Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) model including feasibility, viability, and value of building a statewide training and support structure. Planning Team members will review existing literature on PBC, hear from Head Start practitioners with a long history of effective implementation of the model, and work to answer the question, “Should we pursue implementation of a statewide training and support structure for Practice-Based Coaching in Vermont?”
Regional Conferences Planning Team
The Regional Conferences Planning Team will explore the feasibility, viability, and value of offering regional in-person conferences in four areas of the state in coordination – and ideally in partnership – with early childhood networks and local education agencies. Planning Team members will review existing in person and online real-time professional development opportunities, and available data from the field on professional development modality preferences. The team will also consult with relevant partners across Vermont to ensure regional conferences could be offered in collaboration and coordination with any existing opportunities, and will work to answer the question, “Should we pursue implementation of four regional, in-person conferences in Vermont?”