How to implement VESS?

As educators and school operators, we have experienced the frustration that many schools and colleagues have faced for years. We all want to change, to innovate and to implement new ways of teaching and learning. School leaders bring consultants, trainers, and new proposals, but once they finish their workshops and are gone, school teachers struggle to apply in the classroom whatever they learned in the training.

That is why we have a different approach to professional development. In order to generate the change we want, we need to structure an implementation process that requires different levels of training, each level comes with coaching sessions for teachers and school leaders, teachers need tools and resources to help them in a practical way, so they also have access to the VESS platform where teacher finds videos, photos, bibliography, forums, webinars, testimonies and a network of schools and teachers who are implementing the program so they share experiences, knowledge, and ideas that are valuable for other teachers. In order to facilitate innovative change, training is necessary but is not enough, we need a comprehensive implementation model that leads to real personal, professional and institutional transformation.

There are different options on how a school can incorporate the VESS program.

 

1. VESS School Network

For those schools that decide to implement the VESS model. They seek accreditation in a VESS culture of thinking so they benefit from all the resources of the program: training, coaching, strategies, tools, the VESS Modules for classroom implementation, forums and access to the VESS Platform where they become part and participate in a learning community.

 

2. VESS Training

Educational centers with no formal ties to Edu1st and/or VESS. They are educational centers that decide to take some workshops without the commitment to become a VESS School Network or to obtain the VESS Accreditation.

 

3. Florida

An Educational Model approved for Florida’s School readiness programs. 

VESS – Educational Model approved for Florida’s School Readiness program.

 

  • Fully Digital Educational Model
    One price for the use of the Educational Model for the whole school no matter how many classrooms and teachers in there.
    The cost of Edu1st VESS Fully digital Educational Model goes as follows:
    • Membership Fee $499
    One time charge; you pay at the beginning of the contract.
    • Monthly Dues $99
    From the first month on until you complete your first 12 months. then you can either stop, or continue paying your monthly fee, receiving & using all updated themes and files for your new school year.
    Features
    • Includes: 1 thinking tools kit Manual + 1 Edu1st VESS Disc + 1 set of thinking keys.
    • Access to all modules with the theme of the month, country, and artist.
    • All support and foundational files for teachers to read and get to know the curriculum.
    • 10 hours of online training to access webinars.
    • One time school lead teachers and administration staff access to 16 hours of Edu1st training either at your location for all your staff at once, or at set locations organized by Edu1st throughout the year.
      • It is required for all lead teachers and administrators to have completed the Edu1st VESS Basic level of training before the third month of membership.
        • It is 2 days training (16 hours)
        • No extra costs for first-time participants
        • Extra costs may apply if other options are selected (visiting other schools to see theory in action, or extending training one day to deepen the coverage, meals, transportation)
    Conditions
    • Membership fee gives you access to the digital version of the curriculum.
    • One year contract with no additional fees for renewal.
    • A lapse of 2 or more months on monthly dues requires a new membership application (including the $499 fee)
    • Additional training options for an additional fee, please contact us at edu1st@educationfirstinc.com for details.
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

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