UVEI Statement Opposing NH HB 544

The Upper Valley Educators Institute’s purpose is to partner with schools and educators to foster deeper learning among students in our region. Deeper learning engages students in investigation and questioning, grappling with difficult issues and ideas, understanding different perspectives, formulating conclusions supported by evidence and reason, and speaking one’s truth. Among UVEI’s core values is […]

Invitation for Public Comment

The Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI) and the Upper Valley Graduate School of Education (UVGSE)  will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit between October 18-21, 2020 by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).  The […]

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. We at UVEI want to take this moment to amplify these students’, parents’, educators’, and activists’ voices: http://www.racialequityvtnea.org/watch-now-video/.  Listening to these stories tells us unequivocally that we as educators of teachers and leaders, and as part of a larger community of educators, are failing our students – individually, institutionally, and structurally.  There […]

Upper Valley Racial Literacy Fellowship Teacher Orientation POSTPONED

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop UVEI continues to monitor our local situation.  We are in frequent contact with our state agencies to determine our responses.   At this time UVEI programs are continuing as planned, and faculty and staff are making decisions about adjustments to specific program elements, events, and gatherings as necessary. With […]

UVEI COVID-19 Update

Dear UVEI Community, We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, paying particularly close attention to the impacts on K-12 schools in the region where most of the learning through UVEI takes place. At this time we will continue to deliver our programs as usual. We are developing contingency plans for providing alternative means of participation […]

Learning by Doing

When we ask participants why they choose UVEI, the top answer, consistently, is that they are attracted to “learning by doing.” Experiential learning has been at the heart of UVEI programs since our founding in 1969, and full immersion in practice, working together with colleagues and coaches, remains the core of our approach. As Laurie […]

It Takes Deliberate Practice

Ever wonder what makes some people really good at what they do? How did Michael Jordan become the greatest basketball player of all time? What did it take for Toni Morrison to write a Pulitzer Prize winning novel? Although Hollywood might have us believe that great teachers are great because of their innate talent (an inspired […]