Our Centers and Initiatives
- Center for World Education: The Center for World Education was established in 1974 by University of Vermont professors David Conrad and David Shiman for the purpose of helping teachers improve their understanding of multicultural and global issues. Areas such as human rights, social and economic justice, cross-cultural understanding, multiculturalism, ecological harmony, world hunger, alternative energy, peace and the prevention of war are just a few of the topics explored at the Center for World Education. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the Department of Education web site.
- Institute on Leadership, Disability and Students Placed at Risk: The National Institute on Leadership, Disability and Students Placed At Risk (NILDSPAR) supports the preparation of school leaders in educating students with disabilities and students placed at risk of school failure. The Institute is funded by a generous gift and directed by Dr. Susan Hasazi, Stafford Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Special Education at the University of Vermont. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the Department of Education web site.
- The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education: The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education was established in December 2009 through a gift to the University of Vermont from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation. The $5 million gift supports the Institute and its work for 10 years. Under the direction of Professor Penny Bishop, the institute focuses on technology integration into both classroom and curriculum, increased access to professional development for Vermont educators and honoring student voice in the 21st century classroom.
- Asian Studies: The Asian Studies Outreach Program (ASOP) of the University of Vermont is a non-profit organization that promotes teaching and learning about Asia. Founded in 1994 on the foundation of several teacher programs on China, ASOP now provides comprehensive services and programs for teachers, school administrators, and students to learn about China, Japan, and Thailand. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the Department of Education web site.
- National Writing Project: The National Writing Project is the premier effort to improve writing in America. Through its professional development model, NWP builds the leadership, programs, and research needed for teachers to help their students become successful writers and learners. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the Department of Education web site.
- UVM International Education Clearinghouse: UVM’s International Education Clearinghouse is the first comprehensive statewide resource for international education in Vermont. The purpose of the site is to provide all Vermonters, educators, students and community members, a source of information on all the various international education initiatives, programs/organizations, services and current events. The site currently offers information about and links to the various programs, organizations and services available in-state for educators, students and the public. Furthermore, the clearinghouse has been developed in order for students, educators, administrators and community members to learn about the different learning opportunities in Vermont in the area of international studies.
- VT Reading Initiative: The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality research and professional development in the area of reading and literacy. We are dedicated to helping students achieve the highest possible levels of competence in critical thinking and comprehension by enhancing teacher quality and supporting school change. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the Department of Education web site.
- VT Math Initiative (M.Ed.): The Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI), is a comprehensive, three-year, master’s degree granting, statewide professional development program for K-6 teachers. The mission of the VMI is to ensure high-quality mathematics instruction and high levels of student learning across the state of Vermont. The VMI has been designed to train a cadre of elementary teachers to serve as mathematics leaders in their schools, districts, and statewide. By clicking on this link, you will be leaving the Department of Education web site.
Last modified June 17 2011 02:42 PM