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VINS School Programs enhance the STEM, science inquiry, and place-based education in schools across the Upper Valley and beyond. VINS Science Educators COLLABORATE with teachers to plan and execute lessons designed to excite and engage students while increasing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge.

VINS School Programs provide RESOURCES and ON-GOING SUPPORT for implementing hands-on science and place-based lessons.

To bring VINS School Programs to your school, complete our School Programs Interest Form and a VINS Staff Member will be in touch shortly to begin the scheduling process.

Continuing to Prioritize and Implement:

Teacher Professional Development

Next Generation Science Standards

Direct Student Instruction

VINS School Programs is working hard to have a safe and fun academic year. Whether our interactions are in-person or virtual, we are excited to continue to work with our partner schools. The VINS School Programs team is actively taking the following measures to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and staff:
 
  • VINS School Programs is and will continue to closely follow the safety and health guidance provided by the Vermont Agency of Education and Department of Health for the reopening of schools in fall 2020.
  • We are writing grants that will help to support virtual learning experiences for teachers and their students.
  • We are working to sanitize materials and increase the number of content that will be utilized in the classrooms / outdoor classrooms.
  • We are working to plan and prepare more lessons to be conducted outdoors at our partner schools.
  • We are preparing contracts for the upcoming academic year, (per the VT AOE and DoH), to continue our partnership with schools.
 
These protocols are subject to change at any point to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and staff.
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Ages 1 - 3

Wee Wonders

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Preschool | Ages 3 & 4

Small Wonders

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Grades K - 5

ELF Science

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Grades K - 5

Storylines Advanced

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Grades 4 - 12

Science Symposium

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PreK - Grade 5

Virtual Lessons

VINS School Program Benefits

VINS School Programs is designed around building long-term relationships with schools and providing sustained support to teachers over the years.  By participating in VINS School Programs, your school will receive benefits that will continue to enhance STEM and place-based education.  The more grade levels and classrooms that participate in VINS School Programs, the more benefits you will see.

Level 1
School

Schools with one or two grade levels participating in VINS School Programs receive the following benefits.

Level 2
School

Schools with three or more grade levels participating in VINS School Programs receive the following benefits.

Wee & Small Wonders School

Schools with all preschool classrooms participating in VINS School programs receive the following benefits.

Partner Schools:

  • 4 Corners Children's Center, Hartland, VT
  • Albert Bridge School, Brownsville, VT
  • Bethel Elementary School, Bethel, VT
  • Black River Independent School, Ludlow, VT
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Cradle and Crayon, Hanover, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, Hartford, VT
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Middletown Springs Elementary School, Middletown Springs, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Randolph Technical Career Center, Randolph, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT
  • Upper Valley Haven, White River Junction, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Windsor Central Supervisory Union Virtual Elementary School
  • Windsor Head Start, Springfield, VT
  • Woodstock Nursery School, Woodstock, VT
  • 4 Corners Children's Center, Hartland, VT
  • Albert Bridge School, Brownsville, VT
  • Bellows Falls Middle School, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Cradle and Crayon, Hanover, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Junction, VT
  • Elm Hill School, Springfield, VT
  • FitKids Childcare at RVC, Lebanon, NH
  • The Grammar School, Putney, VT
  • Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Killington Elementary School, Killington, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH 
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Mountain Village Charter School, Plymouth, NH
  • Northshire Day School, Manchester, VT
  • Norwich Nursery School, Norwich, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • The Robin's Nest CEC of Gifford, Randolph, VT
  • Saxtons River Elementary School, Saxtons River, VT
  • Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Waterville Elementary School, Waterville, VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • Williamstown Elementary School, Williamstown, VT
  • Windsor Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Windsor Head Start, Windsor, VT
  • Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville, NH
  • Woodstock Nursery School, Woodstock, VT
  • 4 Corners Children's Center, Hartland, VT
  • Albert Bridge School, Brownsville, VT
  • Barnard Academy, Barnard, VT
  • Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT
  • Canaan Elementary, Caanan, NH
  • Charlestown Primary School, Charlestown, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Elm Hill School, Springfield, VT
  • Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Killington Elementary School, Killington, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • ​Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • The Newton School, South Strafford, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Richards Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Robins Nest CEC of Gifford, Randolph, VT
  • Saxtons River Elementary School, Saxtons River, VT
  • Thetford Academy, Thetford, VT
  • Union Street School, Springfield, VT
  • Echo Valley Community School District -- Washington Campus, Washington, VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • Windsor Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Woodstock Union High School & Middle School, Woodstock, VT
  • Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville, NH
  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, VT
  • Bath Village School, Bath, NH
  • Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT
  • Canaan Elementary, Caanan, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • ​Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, Haverhill, NH
  • ​Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Newton School, South Strafford, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Tunbridge, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary, Plainfield, NH
  • Rainbow Preschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • ​Richards Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Weathersfield School, Windsor, VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • ​Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville, NH
  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, V
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
  • ​Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lebanon Middle School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Northeast Kingdom Community Action Center, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Tunbridge, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Prosper Valley School, Pomfret, VT
  • Rainbow Playschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Richards School, Newport, NH​
  • Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
  • Rutland Intermediate School, Rutland, VT
  • The Newton School, Strafford, VT
  • Union Street Elementary School, Springfield, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • White River School, White River Jct., VT
  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, VT
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Grand Isle Supervisory Union, Grand Isle, VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
  • Union Street Elementary School, Springfield, VT
  • Marion Cross Elementary School, Norwich, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Towle Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, VT
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Grand Isle Supervisory Union, Grand Isle, VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
  • Union Street Elementary School, Springfield, VT
  • Marion Cross Elementary School, Norwich, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Towle Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Elementary School, Hartland, VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Rainbow Playschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Ray School, Hanover, NH
  • Stowe Elementary School, Stowe, VT
  • Dothan Brook, White River Jct., VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Elementary School, Hartland VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme NH
  • White River School, White River Jct., VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT

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"As our final education experience comes to an end, we wish to give a shout out to Michelle Amato, expressing both our gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional opportunities she afforded our students and school community. It has been a pleasure collaborating and working with Michelle throughout the past four weeks. The enthusiasm displayed by ALL the kindergarten and first-grade students in anticipation of her visits was contagious, energizing all of us prior to her arrival..."

Middletown Springs Elementary School

Middletown Springs, VT

"Thank you for your excellent puppet shows, wonderful explorations, and keeping the children on task and learning!  I am very impressed at the quality of your program and appreciate your presenting the developmentally appropriately paced activities and curriculum.  The children enjoyed every moment and were engaged throughout each science class time!  I will be telling all the pre-school teachers and Kindergarten teachers about you and your work this year with us! 

Wishing you all the best and hope that we can do this again in the future!"

Barnard Academy

Barnard, VT

"It was certainly a true pleasure to have worked with you over the past two years. You are always so knowledgeable and well prepared, as well as work collaboratively to be sure your lessons meet our goals. I would highly recommend you and VINS to any organization looking to support their science curriculum..."

Berlin Elementary School

Berlin, VT

"We LOVE VINS! We LOVE your lessons and the support for the children at our Center. We feel very lucky to have VINS as a resource for our community. Thank you for all that you do!"

Orange County Parent Child Center

Tunbridge, VT