PD for Educators

Marlboro College is pleased to provide a range of exciting professional development opportunities for teachers and other educators, both through our own faculty and through partner organizations across the state. Most of these courses offer the option of graduate credit, and can be applied toward Marlboro's popular MA in Teaching with Technology program. Find these courses below:

We also offer relevant graduate coursework such as Digital Research Technologies, Games and Simulations, and Leading Change. Visit Marlboro's Continuing Education page to learn more. 

Summer 2017 Professional Development Courses

Inquiry-Driven, Project-Based Mathematics

  • 1 credit Optional for an additional $105

  • 100 percent online. Starts Monday, July 3, ends Monday, August 7.

  • Cost: $500 Workshop Only or $605 Workshop + 1 graduate credit

  • Register Here

  • Syllabus Here

Course Description

An extension of the Project Based Mathematics sessions at the Dynamic Landscapes conference, this course will serve as an in-depth exploration of high-school project based mathematics. The main objectives of the course are to guide teachers through the process of designing and implementing inquiry-driven, application-based projects in Algebra 1 - Calculus. Topics to be covered include strategies for designing daily lessons that emphasize inquiry and critical thinking, resources available for creating in-depth projects, and specific ways to plan high school math curriculum around application-based projects. Theories engaged will include Dewey (Experience in Education), Noddings (Ethic of Care), and Dweck (Mindset). Participants will learn the material through creation of curricular resources. Specifically, major assignments will include the design of several inquiry-focused, student-driven lesson plans, major unit plans, and large projects tied to specific unit plans. 

Course Objectives

By the end of the class, participants will be able to…

  • Design inquiry-based mathematics lessons and activities.

  • Create in-depth application projects for high school math classes.

  • Re-design existing curriculum to be student-centered and problem-based.


Brad Latimer has been teaching high school students mathematics for the past decade. He has developed a passion for inquiry-driven, project-based learning teaching at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. SLA is a one-to-one public magnet school that emphasizes project-based learning across the curriculum, and teaching in such an environment has not only fine-tuned Brad's ability to collaborate with other educators in developing curricular materials, but also reinforced his belief in the true power of project-based mathematics. For the past four years Brad has also instructed the TFA Math Methods 1 course at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, working closely with first-year teachers to support them in the design of engaging secondary mathematics curriculum.

Help: Brad Latimer (blatimer@scienceleadership.org (267-886-6668)

Coordinator, Marlboro College Professional Development Institute
Julie van der Horst Jansen
jjansen@gradschool.marlboro.edu |  802 258-9204


Technology for Language Educators

  • 1 credit Optional for an additional $105

  • Blended,

    • Monday, July 6-August 3:  Online Pre-work Assignments

    • August 4-5:  Intensive Workshop on Marlboro Campus   

    • August 19:  Final Learning Statement Due

  • Cost: $500 Workshop Only - $605 Workshop + 1 graduate credit

  • Register Here

  • Syllabus Here

Course Description

This is an application-focused course for tech experts and novices alike to explore the interface of technology and English language learning. You will prepare for and participate in workshops where you will encounter, analyze, and utilize tools available to language educators, and work as a team to flip a traditional classroom. Guiding questions: What second language acquisition and pedagogical principles guide development and use of current language learning tools? What tools are available to me as a language educator? How can I be a technology steward in my current teaching context and throughout my teaching career? 

Course Objectives

Students will be able to…

  • Discuss the interface of technology and language learning.

  • Evaluate digital tools in terms of second language acquisition and language pedagogy.

  • Develop digital resources for the language learning classroom.

  • Integrate technology and e-learning theory in planning, instruction, and assessment. 


Jamie Polzin is a Marlboro MATESOL graduate with experience in adult language education in English and Italian and developing youth arts programming. She is currently an eLearning Development Consultant with Cardinal Health. She formerly taught non-credit ESL and computer courses at Columbus State Community College and performed instructional design for Franklin University Learning Solutions. She has extensive experience working with adult refugees and navigating technology barriers with adult immigrant and refugee populations. Her specific interests in language learning and technology lie in the digital divide, online/virtual identities, natural language processing, situated learning theory, and technology stewardship.

Help: Instructor: Jamie Polzin, jpolzin@gradschool.marlboro.edu

Coordinator, Marlboro College Professional Development Institute
Julie van der Horst Jansen
jjansen@gradschool.marlboro.edu |  802 258-9204 

Summer 2017 Courses with Optional Credit

Professional development courses in the area of education technology with optional graduate credit through Marlboro College. 

Creating Make Learn Summer Institute 

  • July 31 - August 4, 2017
  • Burlington, Vermont 
  • Register at www.CreateMakeLearn.org  Graduate or Recertification Credit. Housing Available.

Strand 1 Join the Maker Movement with STEAM Powered Learning 

Strand 1a - Focus on Younger Learners (Grades K-4)

Strand 1b - Focus on Older Learners (Grades 5-12)

Strand 2 - Extend Your Maker Skills. For educators with previous experience. Advanced workshops in Laser Cutting, 3D printing, etextiles, coding projects, and more
Strand 3 - Making Media Chromebooks,  iPads, iPods, and iPhones. Make Movies using iMovie or WeVideo, Add Green Screen,  Animation, Podcasting, and special effects. Document Learning for ePortfolios, Create Digital Story, Produce News shows or Radio Shows

Contact:  Lucie delaBruere  admin@techsavvysolution.com

Partner Courses

We partner with select organizations in the area and co-design professional development offerings with them that meet their goals, as well as our style of rigor and transformative learning.  


Vermont Virtual's Northeast Online Teaching Institute offers a certificate in online teaching designed for experienced K-12 teachers or teachers currently going through an approved teacher preparation program. For Vermont teachers, completing the three class sequence can earn you the Online Teaching Specialist endorsement. Our classes are a collaborative program with the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC) and the Teaching with Technology MAT-T program at Marlboro College’s Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. For an additional fee the three class sequence can earn you ten graduate credits from Marlboro College, nine of which you can apply directly towards your MA in Teaching at Marlboro.

OTS Course Info.
All Courses with Marlboro Credit
Info: NEOTI.org



“Create learning environments in which all students thrive, regardless of their learning preferences and abilities, by earning a Certificate in Executive Function and LD. The EFLD Certificate program is designed for professionals and graduate students in the fields of education, technology, and support services. Students in the program:

  • Discover the dynamic role of technology in creating accessible instruction
  • Create materials that can be used immediately to enhance educational practices that movtivate students
  • Acquire in-depth understanding executive function (EF) and evidence-based practices that help students thrive in the classroom 
  • Learn up-to-date information about neuro-developmental conditions that affect learning, such as dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD

Details and application at: Landmark College’s Certificate in Executive Function and LD: Integrating Strategies, Study Skills, and Technology website 



Credits: 1 graduate credit
Info: Register on-line: www.cvedcvt.org. For questions: info@cvedcvt.org.

Description: Why not join others in building your confidence with Google tools and distinguish yourself as an educator by becoming a Google Certified Educator? More and more educators are growing their skills with Google tools to better serve our students to complete their professional responsibility. This two-day boot camp will provide you with tips and pointers for successfully completing the materials and the official Google Certified Educator exams. You can complete the $10 exam on your own when you feel ready and confident with the materials.

Instructor:  Lucie deLaBruere has spent 30 years in K-12 education.  After many years in her own classroom, Lucie currently designs innovative professional development opportunities, teachers college courses,  and consults with schools.

Meets: July 11 & 12, 2016, 9:00am–3:30 pm (light lunch provided). Location: CVEDCi-Classroom, Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. Cost: $250 CVEDC. Members $300 non-members. All schools in Addison, Chittenden, Grand Isle and Franklin Counties are members.


Partner Information

Marlboro has formed partnerships with several Vermont institutions that provide excellent instruction in a variety of special areas. The partnerships allow the below institutions to offer Marlboro credit as an option to certain courses and workshops that fit into the MAT program. We have evaluated each offering to meet both our quality and rigor standards, as well as state and national requirements for graduate credit. 



VTVLC offers several online courses with the option for graduate credit in the MAT program. VTVLC provides online professional development and support through their teacher preparation program that includes mentoring and formal coursework in teaching online.

For more information please contact: Hannah Farnum, Administrative Support, 802-885-8331, or hfarnum@vtvlc.org



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VT-HEC’s mission is to collaborate with Vermont’s higher education institutions, state and local agencies, and other organizations to make quality preparation, training, and support programs accessible to schools, early childhood and human service providers, educators, and educators-to-be. VT-HEC seeks out experts in each field it addresses to work together to design and deliver high quality learning opportunities and supports in areas of critical need that could not be delivered by one organization alone and that help ensure the success of every child and student. VT-HEC offers a variety of programs, some leading to licensure or certificates. All our programs and offerings embody a set of principles and practices to support our work with educators in their professional training and enhance their innate capacity to learn.



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Tech Savvy Solution, owned by Lucie deLaBruere, offers consulting and professional development to schools. Lucie brings 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and educational technology specialist to her consulting business. 
In addition to being a core faculty practitioner in Marlboro's Teaching with Technology program, Lucie leads the popular summer Create Make Learn workshop and the Innovation Room at VITA-Learn's annual conferences, Vermont Fest and Dynamic Landscapes. Her blog is Learning with Lucie.  



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Since 1985, Landmark College has been the leader in creating successful learning approaches for students with learning disabilities including dyslexia, ADHD and ASD. Landmark College now offers a graduate level, five-course certificate program in Universal Design: Technology Integration (UDTI) designed for professionals and graduate students in the fields of education, technology and support services. This certificate program is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of universal design and technology, and their application to instruction in varied educational environments. Three of the courses are completely online, and the other two courses have a residency component. Students can opt to take the complete certificate program (15 credits) or simply enroll in one or more courses.

Four of the courses in the UDTI certificate program can be used as electives in Marlboro’s MAT program. Visit the Landmark College UDTI webstite, learn more about the certificate program courses and curriculum. For more information please contact: Rick Bryck at (802) 387-6306 or institute@landmark.edu



The Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative provides high quality professional development for educators throughout the eleven Windham and Windsor supervisory unions. Throughout the year, selected workshops offer the option for graduate credit in the MAT program.

For more information please go see course listing at: www.LearningCollaborative.org,  or contact Susan 802-257-8600susan@learningcollaborative.org