History of UP for Learning

2020
June

Designing Education Together Created

Designing Education Together Created

Designing Education Together created to assist schools’ understanding and meeting the demands of COVID-19

June

Remote Learning and the Brain

Remote Learning and the Brain

Remote Learning and the Brain webinar series designed for teachers and organizations

April

UP pivots during COVID-19

UP pivots during COVID-19

COVID-19 hits Vermont with a heavy toll – UP pivots to support adults and youth by offering support and programs online

January

New Executive Director

New Executive Director

New Executive Director Lindsey Halman takes the reins.

2017
July

2017 International Seminar

2017 International Seminar

Hosted 2017 International Seminar for Amplifying Student Voice and Partnership in partnership with Penn State University and UVM.

January

M3 Established

M3 Established

M3 established with the building of curriculum and shift to advisory sessions and peer-to-peer facilitation

2016
July

2016 International Seminar

2016 International Seminar

Hosted 2016 International Seminar for Amplifying Student Voice in Partnership with Penn State University and UVM. Alison Cook-Sather keynotes. (reach info from impact statement. B&P, Penn St., UVM

January
January

UP Partnered With Jane Feinberg And Daniel Baron

UP Partnered With Jane Feinberg And Daniel Baron

UP partnered with Jane Feinberg (Full Frame Communications) and Daniel Baron (The Project Foundation) to create “Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit” that serves both Vermont and the “Students at the Center” web site.

January

Redesigning Education In Vermont: Part 1 (2016) WCAX :30

Redesigning Education In Vermont: Part 1 (2016) WCAX :30

Redesigning Education in Vermont: Part 1 (2016) WCAX :30 – an interview UP for Learning Executive Director Helen Beattie and Harwood Union High School co-principal Amy Rex

January

Redesigning Education in Vermont: Part 2 (2016) WCAX :30

Redesigning Education in Vermont: Part 2 (2016) WCAX :30

Redesigning Education in Vermont: Part 2 (2016) WCAX :30 – an interview Harwood Union High School senior, Anneka Williams and teacher Ellen Berrings reflect on their experiences about how the new approach to learning and teaching is impacting them.

January

Helen Awarded The “Educational Champion Award”

Helen Awarded The “Educational Champion Award”

Helen awarded the “Educational Champion Award” from the New England Secondary School Consortium. Press Release (2016). Helen Beattie Recieves Educational Champion Award. Vermont Digger

2015
September
January
January

ASCD Published Article

ASCD Published Article

ASCD published article: Beattie, Helen., Rich, Martha., Evans, Peter. (2015). A Case for the Missing R. Educational Leadership. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

2014
July
June
January

Elevating Feedback Through Instructional Design efforts

Elevating Feedback Through Instructional Design Efforts

January

GTY shifts partnership to the VT Department of Health

GTY shifts partnership to the VT Department of Health

GTY shifts from a partnership with the VT Department of Education to the VT Department of Health

2013
January

Communicating School Redesign Created

Communicating School Redesign Created

2013-2014 Communicating School Redesign created to help YATST schools message Act 77 and Flexible Pathways in conjunction with  Full Frame Communications

2012
October

Daniel Baron facilitates the Youth Voice Advocates training

Daniel Baron facilitates the Youth Voice Advocates training

Daniel Baron facilitates the Youth Voice Advocates training at the Wildflower Inn in Burke, introducing SRI protocols as a key tool for YATST work

2010
November

First State-wide YATST conference

November first State-wide YATST conference at Goddard College

October

Original YATST schools

Original YATST schools

Original YATST schools: Concord, Harwood, Montpelier, Peoples Academy, Twinfield, Windsor & Winooski High Schools.

August

YATST becomes an independent organization

YATST becomes an independent organization

YATST becomes an independent organization, under the umbrella of the Vermont Rural Education Collaborative

January

YATST youth-adult team present at the BEST conference

YATST youth-adult team present at the BEST conference, highlighting the “Great Expectations…or Not” initiative

January

Partner with the VT Rural Partnership

Partner with the VT Rural Partnership

Partner with the VT Rural Partnership to pilot a YATST elementary school adaptation at Fayston & Moretown Elementary Schools

January

AOE funds the creation of “Great Expectations…or Not”

AOE funds the creation of “Great Expectations…or Not”

AOE funds the creation of “Great Expectations…or Not” middle and high school initiative & regional trainings hosted around the state

January
2008
November

Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together piloted

Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together piloted

Getting to Y is implemented with VT Department of Education for high school-aged youth