Mmmusd Podcast



Welcome to the MMMUSD Education podcast where we explore, share, challenge and search out innovations in education, starting right here in our own backyard of Vermont.


  • MMMUSD Ed. Podcast E012: A Look At Personalized Learning Plans in #vted

    28/06/2015 Duração: 24min

    In today's episode we visit with the Vermont Agency of Education as well as MMMUSD educational leaders to introduce the work happening with P.L.P.'s or Personalized Learning Plans. This is a first of many visits to the topic.

  • MMMUSD Education Podcast E011: B.P.M.S. All School Meeting

    13/06/2015 Duração: 06min

    In today's episode we visit Brewster Pierce Memorial School in Huntington, Vermont. While we were there the school community gathered for one of its weekly all-school meetings where the learning community gathers to celebrate learning and time together.

  • MMMUSD Education Podcast E010: Integrated Arts

    06/06/2015 Duração: 12min

    In today's episode we visit Underhill Central School to learn about their integrated arts work. This year educators at UCS implemented a hands on integrated arts block that allowed for collaborative learning (both for adults and scholars), passion driven education, professional development time for staff and a whole lot of success for scholars.

  • MMMUSD Education Podcast E09: Welcome to Mansfield Academy

    25/05/2015 Duração: 14min

    In today's episode we visit Mansfield Academy, MMMUSD-CESU's alternative education program, at Jericho Elementary School. Mansfield Academy is an innovative program that supports students in developing self-management skills that support success in the classroom. Follow Brett Divenere at @MrDatMa Follow Galen Perkins at @MrsPerkinsinVT Music from

  • MMMUSD E08: New Teacher Professional Development and Mentorship

    17/05/2015 Duração: 08min

    In today's episode we listen in on an annual event we call the Colloquium. At the Colloquium our newest teachers share their growth and journey through their year of learning. Professional mentors sit beside their mentees and share with a group of other educators their goals, their accomplishments and where they are heading next. It's one small example of a great way to support new teachers and encourage collaboration and growth.

  • MMMUSD E07: S.T.E.A.M. Education...Where Do We Start?

    10/05/2015 Duração: 15min

    On today's episode of the MMMUSD Education Podcast we visit David Bouchard, Enrichment teacher at Jericho Elementary School. As scholars program robots in the enrichment space David shares some of his experiences digging into S.T.E.A.M. education, where he's been and what he's thinking for the future. Follow him on Twitter at @davebschool

  • E06 MMMUSD Ed Podcast The Art of Conferring: Mentor Texts in Kindergarten

    24/04/2015 Duração: 15min

    In our final episode of our series exploring The Art of Conferring we visit a Kindergarten classroom where we listen as Ileen Gilbar uses a mentor text to anchor conversations in her student conferences. We also hear from Pam Foust about the different types of conferences and the evolution we are all going through in our learning.

  • MMMUSD Podcast E005 The Art of Conferring: Using a Glow On, Grow On Doc with First Grade Writers

    12/04/2015 Duração: 08min

    In today's episode of the MMMUSD Education Podcast we continue our exploration of the Art of Conferring in Tamara Pack's first grade classroom. Tamara uses many different tools to connect with and extend the learning of her scholars. Listen and hear more about her Writer's Workshop and conferring.

  • MMMUSD E004: The Art of Conferring Part 3 Independence and Focus

    29/03/2015 Duração: 09min

    On today's episode we continue our exploration of the art of conferring. In Aimee Randall's fourth grade classroom scholars have honed the practice of independence and focus in their conferring sessions, making solid use of time and resources to improve as writers. Aimee can be found on Twitter at @teachvt and has many other amazing insights to teaching and learning at her blog.

  • MMMUSD Podcast E003: Conferring Part 2 Coaching Conferring with Students

    22/03/2015 Duração: 08min

    In this episode we visit Tonya Darby's third grade classroom to listen in as she coaches students on the art of conferring. From mini-lesson to student conferences we hear one approach to sharing the art of conferring and ultimately reaching our writers and their craft.

  • MMMUSD E002- The Art Of Conferring Part 1

    15/03/2015 Duração: 22min

    Our next series of podcasts will center on The Art of Conferring. Conferring is a central piece to any classroom, throughout content areas and time of day. We're digging deeper into conferring through the context of Writer's Workshop. What better place to start our learning than with Beth Moore (@BethMooreTCRWP). Beth is a staff developer and learner from Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She's also a wealth of knowledge about this topic. Make sure to check out her posts on the Two Writing Teachers Blog. We're very appreciative of Beth taking the time to start off our conferring journey in this podcast. Be sure to join us in the next episode as we visit classrooms and talk to educators about their journey in conferring.