Partnership With VT-HEC to Benefit Vermont Teachers

Vermont TeachersThe Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC) and Marlboro College have successfully formed a partnership to increase high quality professional development to Vermont teachers. Working through Marlboro’s Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology (MAT) program, the partnership enables VT-HEC to offer education courses with the option for graduate credit.

“Collaborating with VT-HEC to provide more high-quality, educational technology-oriented professional development to Vermont teachers complements our mission,” said Caleb Clark, faculty chair of Marlboro’s MAT program. “It builds on our existing educational technology courses, certificate, and master’s program.”

The first course in the partnership, Using Technology to Assist the Struggling Learner, filled up quickly with 25 students and began January 23 under the instruction of assistive technology expert Chris CichoskiKelly.

“This new partnership exemplifies our goal of addressing what Vermont educators have identified as a need to be successful at teaching all of the kids in their classrooms,” said Patty Morgan, director of programs at VT-HEC. “By working with Marlboro College, these teachers can not only learn from experts like Chris, but can also create a pathway for advancing their careers. It’s a wonderful ‘win-win,’ I believe.”