Educators Symposium to be Held in Manchester
Maple Street School will host the sixth Southern Vermont Educators Symposium on Friday, March 18. Interested community members and edcuators from all elementary and secondary schools, private and public, as well as preschools in southern Vermont, are invited to attend or to present at the day-long symposium. By gathering together talented individuals and sharing ideas about what is most important in teaching, educators can hone their professional skills and share in collaborative opportunities. The theme for this year’s symposium is ‘Communities: in and out of the classroom.’ The keynote speaker, Dr. Jim Cain, is the author of 14 team- and community-building texts. His latest book is titled ‘Find Something to Do!’ Cain is also the creator of the innovative T&T Character Cards and the creative force behind his training company, Teamwork & Teamplay. Breakout sessions will allow participants to join smaller, more intimate groups led by educators and community members. Those who approach learning in a variety of ways and find success through many avenues are encouraged to present and share the “how to” of cultivating and nurturing connections within a community. Joy Stewart, SVES coordinator, states, “We invite local educators and community members to not only attend the Symposium, but to present as well. We know that there are many inspiring teachers in southern Vermont and we encourage them to join us.” The event includes continental breakfast, lunch, keynote address and two breakout sessions and costs $75 per participant. One faculty or staff member from every school is invited at no cost. To attend, call Joy Stewart at 802-362-7137 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.