Marlboro College announces new partnership with Vermont Higher Education Collaborative

BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC) and Marlboro College have formed a partnership to increase high quality professional development to Vermont teachers.

Working through Marlboro's Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology (MAT) program, the partnership enables VT-HEC to have some of its education courses include the option for graduate credit.

“Collaborating with VT-HEC to provide more high-quality, educational technology–oriented professional development to Vermont teachers compliments our mission,” said Caleb Clark, faculty chair of Marlboro's MAT program. “It builds on our existing educational technology courses, certificate in EdTech, and master's program.”

The first course in the partnership, “Using Technology to Assist the Struggling Learner,” filled up quickly with 25 students and began Jan. 23 under the instruction of assistive technology expert Chris CichoskiKelly.

This course is designed for educators interested in learning how to use technology to enhance their students' learning, through increasing independent learning and access to the curriculum.

Students who complete the course from Marlboro College will be awarded three graduate credits, which may be used by Vermont teachers seeking relicensure or put toward Marlboro's 30-credit M.A. in Teaching with Technology program.

“This new partnership exemplifies our goal of addressing what Vermont educators have identified as a need to be successful at teaching all of the kids in their classrooms,” said Patty Morgan, director of programs at VT-HEC (

The organization's mission is to collaborate with Vermont's higher education institutions, state and local agencies, and other organizations to make quality preparation, training, and support programs accessible to educators.

The goal of M.A. in Teaching with Technology program ( is for students to develop the ability to effectively integrate technology into teaching and training, according to a news release.

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