Judith G. Coven (MS, CAS)

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Education

Workshops and Presentations

December 3, 2008, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH: Workshop presenter, “Yoga in the Elementary Classroom: The Power of Being Present.”

November 7, 2008, The Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum, Charlotte, NC: Workshop presenter, “Yoga in the Elementary Classroom: Tools for Developing a Culture of Decency and Respect.”

November 6, 2008, The Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum, Charlotte, NC: Co-Facilitator, “ ‘Less is More’: A National Elementary Slice Pre-Conference.”

May 6, 2005, The Coalition Center for Essential School Reform Spring Forum, Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH: Session Facilitator, "NCLB: What's Next?"

November 12, 2004, Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum, San Francisco, CA: Session Facilitator, “Teacher Education in the Era of NCLB: Strategies to Support and Empower New Teachers.”

April 30, 2004, Coalition Center for Essential School Reform Spring Forum, Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH: Session facilitator, “Maintaining a Small School Culture in a Growing School.”

March 21, 2003, Coalition of Essential Schools Spring Forum, Portsmouth, NH: Presentation and round table discussion on “The Steering Committee: A Model for Shared Decision Making Between Parents and Teachers.”

March 6, 2003, Putney Central School: Presentation on “Teaching and Learning in Multiage Classrooms” at a Community Forum.

September 27, 2002, Oak Grove Elementary School: Inservice day presentation on strategies for multiage teaching.

January 2002-May 2002, Vermont Institute of Science, Math, and Technology: consultation with teachers at the Newbury Elementary School, Newbury, VT, on best practices in math education.

November 2000-March 2001, Wardsboro Elementary School: consultation with Kindergarten-First Grade teacher on strategies for multiage teaching.

November 6, 1997, Coalition of Essential Schools National Conference, San Francisco, CA: roundtable presentation on the steering committee, a model for shared decision making between parents and teachers.

August 14-15, 1997, National Conference on Multiage/Continuous Progress, Kalamazoo, MI: workshops on reading in the nongraded primary classroom and primary school classroom practices.

May 22, 1997, Saxtons River School, Saxtons River, VT: presentation to Parent/Teacher Organization on the steering committee, a model for shared decision making between parents and teachers.

November 15, 1996, Coalition of Essential Schools National Conference, Albuquerque, NM: roundtable presentation on graduating projects for elementary school children.

September 20-21, 1996, "Successful Restructuring: Multiage and Beyond" conference, Westminster Center School, Westminster, VT: workshops on teaching reading in a multiage classroom and multiage questions and answers.

May 9, 1996, Molly Stark School, Bennington, VT: all day inservice on thematic curriculum/integrated instruction.
December 8, 1995, Molly Stark School, Bennington, VT: consultation with teachers on transition to multiage program.

March 1995, 1994, 1993, Chesterfield Central School, Chesterfield, NH: consultation with teams of multiage teachers about questions related to multiage teaching.

October 1994, JCPS Gheens Academy, Louisville, KY: presentations and parent forum on multiage teaching.

April 28-29, 1994, Jefferson County Public Schools, Jefferson, KY: Elementary Principals' Institute--presentations on the multiage classroom.

December 8, 1993, Northeast Regional Laboratory, New England Center, Durham, NH: "Multiage Learning: Voices from the Field"--workshop, "Roadmaps to Multiage Classrooms."

July 1993, Northeast Regional Laboratory, Andover, MA: focus forum on multiage teaching.

April 19, 1993, Harding Elementary School, Corvallis, OR: daytime workshop for teachers on curriculum for mixed age elementary classes and evening session with parents.

March 11-15, 1993, Glasgow, KY: inservice for teachers--work in classrooms on math and writing and all group workshops on same.

December 14, 1992, Westmoreland School District: after school workshop for teachers on multiage teaching.

November 3, 1992, South Huntington Union Free School District, Huntington Station, NY: presentation and panel discussion on non-gradedness.

October 23-24, 1992, Glasgow, KY: inservice for teachers and discussion with parents on multiage teaching.

July 30, 31,August 1, 1992, Lexington, KY: Primary School Conference--"Curriculum in the Multiage Classroom": workshops on whole language strategies for beginning readers and integrated curriculum.

June 22-26, 1992, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Henry County, Camden Station, Owen County, Elizabethtown, Shelbyville, KY: inservice for teachers on primary school management techniques and assessment strategies, whole language/literature based reading, and thematic teaching.

June 12, 1992, Boone County Schools, Florence, KY: presentation for teachers on multiage teaching.

May 1992, West Tisbury School, West Tisbury, MA: inservice for teachers on multiage teaching.

April 13-14, 1992, Bend and Portland, OR: Primary School Conferences--"A Day in A Primary School Classroom."

January 18, 1992, Ashland, KY: Primary School Conference--"A Day in a Primary School Classroom."

January 11, 1992, Owensboro, KY: Primary School Conference--"A Day in a Primary School Classroom."
1991-1992, Chesterfield Central School, Chesterfield, NH: series of consultations with teams of multiage teachers to help with transition to multiage program.

October 14-18, 1991, five days of conferences in Louisville, Bowling Green, and Lexington, Kentucky, giving presentations on whole language, thematic curriculum planning, and multiage teaching.

August 15, 1991, Early Education Institute, Stowe, VT: presentation on thematic curriculum planning for a multiage classroom.

July 1991, Norwich University course, Montpelier, VT-- "Frames and Alternative Assessment: Theories, Models, and Applications": presentation on project oriented learning and portfolio assessment.

June 1991, Chesterfield Central School, Chesterfield, NH: presentation and question and answer period with parent group about multiage classrooms.

May 13, 1991, Windsor Elementary School, Windsor, VT, inservice day: consultation with teachers on changing over to multiage teaching.

May 11, l99l, Western Massachusetts Whole Language Conference, Williamstown, MA: workshop--"Using a Literature Based Reading Program."

April 11, 1991, Society for Developmental Education, Early Childhood Conference, Nashua, NH: workshops--"The Multiage/Grade School, an Alternative That Works," and "People and Places: Social Studies Comes Alive."

March, l99l, Community College of Vermont, Brattleboro, VT, Social Studies for Children course: presentation with slide show of social studies as the core of the curriculum.

December 5, 1990, Society for Developmental Education, Curriculum and Strategies Conference for Grades 3-6 Educators, Manchester, NH: workshop--"People and Places: Social Studies Comes Alive."

November 20, 1990, Addison Elementary School, Addison, VT: presentation for teachers on interdisciplinary curriculum and the use of projects with an emphasis on math and writing and the portfolio system.

November 17, 1990, Vermont College Adult Degree Program, Putney, VT: presentation for adult college students in literacy seminar on literacy learning in a multiage classroom.

November 15, l990, Fitchberg State Teachers College, Fitchberg, MA: presentation, for graduate students in whole language course, on literacy learning in a multiage classroom.

October 18 and 19, 1990, Department of Public Instruction, Dover, Delaware: presentations on multiage teaching and Primary Program model for classroom teachers, for Phi Delta Kappa meeting, and for administrators and chapter 1 teachers.

May 1988, Norwich University, Putney, VT: presentation on children's play for early childhood special education course.

November 18,1988, New England Kindergarten Conference, Randolph, MA: panel presentation of case studies of exemplary programs, and workshop on music, art, and drama in a whole language classroom.

November 20,1987, New England Kindergarten Conference, Randolph, MA: roundtable facilitator--classroom management strategies.

1986-1991, one week in August, Northeast Whole Language Conference, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT: a variety of workshops on issues related to whole language teaching/literature based reading.

1981-1990, RAP agent for the VT Department of Education: workshops on integrated curriculum and whole language teaching.