Welcome to Middle Grades Institute 2017! 

Thanks for joining over 150 educators for our 24th year of improving learning for young adolescents. This year’s theme of Personal Learning in Practice: The Three Pillars stems from knowing the nature and needs of this age group and from Vermont’s adoption of Act 77 - creating Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs), Proficiency Based Assessment, and Flexible Pathways for all middle and high school students. We invite you to immerse yourself in learning through Town Meeting, Team Time, Workshops, small group discussions, and student consultations

This website provides the resources for our learning for this week and beyond.

Learning at MGI

To demonstrate strong middle level teaching practice, the faculty at MGI will model the educational structure, inquiry-based pedagogy, and learner-center instruction that we hope all middle level teachers will embrace for the 21st century. 

There are three primary learning outcomes for MGI. Participants are expected to:
  1. Engage in ongoing professional learning and use evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner.

  2. Seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.

  3. Design a professional inquiry project that investigates an educational issue in your classroom, at your school, or in your community.