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The Key Comprehension Routine
This course provides grades 4-12 educators an opportunity to participate in Keys to Literacy professional development via an online format.

The online course is organized into modules that include interactive activities, reading assignments, quizzes, and video clips from live training. It is designed for use with The Key Comprehension Routine training book. Course participants complete “use your content” activities that allow them to generate lessons that incorporate the instructional practices into classroom instruction using existing content reading and teaching material. Registration for the online course includes a copy of the training book. 

Target Audience: Classroom teachers in grades 4 - 12
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Dates Dates: Rolling access; this course is web-based and self-paced.
Credits Credits: 13.5 Contact Hours
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An EDCO Bite: Bite-sized PD Webinar Series

Instructional methodologies have long been a foundational formula for designing curriculum. By harnessing the foundational principles behind instructional technology models like TPACK, not only can a chosen technology tool be used more purposefully, but there can also be a fundamental understanding of not just when to use technology, but why and how to use it to enhance a lesson or unit of instruction. In this bite-sized PD we will discuss the foundation of the TPACK framework, and how this instructional methodology relies on collaboration through partnership with your Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) and overlapping common core principles with digital tools.

Time will be allotted at the end for questions.  Sessions are run through ZOOM and a recording will be provided to participants after completion of the webinar and survey.


To learn more about what is offered in EDCO's Webinar Series, please click the links below.  

Digital Storytelling for Differentiating Your Instruction

UDL:  Concepts for Meeting Your Students Where They're at in the 21st Century Classroom


Personalized Learning for the Changing Classroom

Getting Started with Bulb Digital Portfolios
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Starts Starts: 12/17/2019 11:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1 Contact Hours
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Keys to Content Writing
This course provides grades 4-12 educators an opportunity to participate in Keys to Literacy professional development via an online format.

The online course is organized into modules that include interactive activities, reading assignments, quizzes, and video clips from live training. Participants learn how to teach writing skills and strategies that support writing in all subjects. These instructional practices are tightly aligned with Common Core writing standards, and include: the writing process, quick writes, writing from sources, basic text structure for the three types of writing, and use of a Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) to plan content writing assignments. It is designed for use with the Keys to Content Writing training book. Registration for the online course includes a copy of the training book.
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Dates Dates: Rolling access; this course is web-based and self paced.
Credits Credits: 14 Contact Hours
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Keys to Early Writing
This course provides grades K-3 educators an opportunity to participate in Keys to Literacy professional development via an online format.

The online course is organized into modules that include interactive activities, reading assignments, quizzes, and video clips from live training. Participants learn how to teach basic oral and written expression skills. These instructional practices are tightly aligned with Common Core writing standards, and include: the writing process, engaging a community of writers, daily pre-writing and quick writes, basic text structures, and writing scaffolds. Registration for the online course includes a copy of the training book.
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Dates Dates: Rolling access; this course is web-based and self paced.
Credits Credits: 16 Contact Hours
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The Key Comprehension Routine, Primary Grades
This course provides grades K-3 educators an opportunity to participate in Keys to Literacy professional development via an online format.

The online course is organized into modules that include interactive activities, reading assignments, quizzes, and video clips from live training. Participants learn how to use oral language, visuals, and read-aloud to provide comprehension instruction that is embedded in core reading and subject-area instruction. The routine includes categorizing and main ideas, text structure, top-down topic webs, two-column notes, retell and summary, and question generation. It is designed for use with The Key Comprehension Routine Primary training book. Course participants complete “use your content” activities that allow them to generate lessons that incorporate the instructional practices into classroom instruction using existing content reading and teaching material. Registration for the online course includes a copy of the training book.

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Dates Dates: Rolling access; this course is web-based and self paced.
Credits Credits: 9.5 Contact Hours
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The Key Vocabulary Routine
The online course is organized into modules that include interactive activities, reading assignments, quizzes, and video clips from live training. Participants learn how to teach writing skills and strategies that support writing in all subjects. These instructional practices are tightly aligned with Common Core writing standards, and include: the writing process, quick writes, writing from sources, basic text structure for the three types of writing, and use of a Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) to plan content writing assignments. It is designed for use with the Keys to Content Writing training book. Registration for the online course includes a copy of the training book.

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Dates Dates: Rolling access; this course is web-based and self paced.
Credits Credits: 9.5 Contact Hours
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This course will require (5) additional hours online.

Designed specifically for Music teachers, this 15-hour course will satisfy the requirement that all educators, including Music teachers, must have 15 hours of professional development in teaching English Learners (ELs).


This course will focus on helping teachers truly integrate ELs into Music classroom activities by ensuring that they understand directions and can effectively communicate with other students in the class. The course will give participating Music teachers an overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with specific reference to designing Music lessons that are inclusive and meet the needs of ELs.

Using this UDL approach, teachers will look at how to incorporate these principles into lessons that they have already been teaching. Through peer sharing and reading they will learn new activities that lend themselves well to an inclusive classroom. Teachers will work in age-alike small groups to discuss challenges they are facing in meeting unique needs and will problem-solve with one another. There will be whole group discussions on topics of concern with an emphasis on discovering how to think through unusual situations and needs.

Topics to be explored include:
  • understanding the different levels and abilities of ELs 
  • using multiple modalities for introducing materials and concepts, so that students understand and are engaged in the lesson and its goals 
  • employing communication strategies for ELs 
  • designing lessons using UDL principles, which offer a wide range of ways in students can participate and meet the lesson's goals 
  • creative ways to meet state and federal standards which can apply to all learners 
Audience: K - 12 Music Teachers

Graduate Credit: Participants may choose to apply for one optional graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125 payable to WSU. Registration forms will be available at the first class.
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Starts Starts: 1/4/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This workshop is co-sponsored by TEC and EDCO Collaborative. TEC members should register directly through TEC to receive the member rate.

This is an online course broken down into three modules:


Module 1 begins January 8th - Evaluation and Application of Transition Assessment Mandates

Module 2 begins January 15th - Analysis and Utilization of Transition Assessments

Module 3 begins January 22nd - Embedding Data into IEP and Transition Planning Form


Transition assessment is mandatory, and often feels overwhelming. It does not have to be! Good transition connects a student’s vision and current performance to a plan that helps her or him make progress toward goals. Before you can develop this beautiful plan you need to conduct transition assessment. Participants will learn to navigate the process of conducting ongoing transition assessment and how to easily integrate this information into an accessible IEP. Using practical and efficient tools, participants will see that valuable transition data is everywhere. Participants will also build their own toolkit of transition assessments. There are so many resources available that transition assessment can be free, easy, and practical. It does not have to be hard!

Target Audience: Grades 8-12 Special Education Teachers, Transition Program Teachers, Transition Specialists, and related Service Providers (SLPs, Social Workers, OTs, PTs)

Graduate Credit Option: Participants may choose to apply for 1 graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University. A final project will be due by February 12th for those who opt for the credit.
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Dates Dates: Online: January 8 - February 12, 2020
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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RAVE-O, Session A RESCHEDULED
This workshop will include 6 hours of self-paced online work that must be completed by December 30th.

RAVE-O is the first comprehensive research and evidence-based approach to building reading fluency. The program goes beyond repeated reading to help students develop their automaticity in all aspects of word knowledge. Each lesson targets simultaneous skill-building phonics, vocabulary, parts of speech and morphology. The program is designed for struggling readers in 2nd - 4th grade and features engaging characters from “RAVE-O town” who teach the students fluency strategies. It is the only known program specially designed to support students with weaknesses in Rapid Automatized Naming or RAN.

This 12-hour professional development workshops provides educators with the necessary information to implement the RAVE-O curriculum. This workshop offers a blended instructional model in which 6 hours of coursework will be completed at your own pace via an online platform, and 6 hours of coursework will be completed in person. Professionals will learn:
  • A new framework for understanding fluency based on the science of reading.
  • How to support students with RAN deficits.
  • Instructional strategies for connecting phonics, vocabulary, morphology, and syntax in each lesson.
  • The scope, sequence and delivery of RAVE-O lessons to put into practice in classroom and tutorial settings through demonstration lessons.
  • Considerations for integrating RAVE-O with phonics interventions.
The RAVE-O curricular materials are NOT included with the cost of the workshop. Please visit Voyager Sopris Learning to learn more about the RAVE-O toolkit. It is not necessary to purchase the curriculum kit in order to attend the training.

Target Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, School Psychologists, Curriculum Directors

Please note, online coursework is a critical element of the instruction, and it is required that you have access to a computer, and comfort with completing online coursework. Unfortunately, technical assistance is not available.

Canvas is the online learning platform used for the course and requires the following technical requirements:

Computer Speed and Processor

Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible

1GB of RAM

2GHz processor

Operating System

Windows 7 and newer (users on Windows 10 need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments)

Mac OSX 10.6 and newer

Linux – chromeOS

Internet Browser

Chrome 76 and 77

Firefox 68 and 69 (
Extended Releases are not supported)

Edge 44 (Windows only)

Safari 12 and 13 (Macintosh only)

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Starts Starts: 1/8/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours
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Additional dates for Capstones Presentations*/Make Up Sessions:
April 16, April 30 and May 7, 2020

*Capstone Presentations will meet from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Teachers who successfully complete this course will fulfill the requirement that all core academic teachers who have one or more English language learners (ELLs) in their classroom during the period from SY 2013 through SY 2016 must earn the SEI Endorsement.

The SEI Teacher Endorsement course focuses on current theories and evidence-based instructional practices related to the teaching of ELLs. This course is designed to promote continuous improvement in educator practice and to build teachers’ confidence and familiarity with research-proven practices for working with ELLs. Throughout the course, effective research-based strategies will be modeled. Teachers will have opportunities to practice the modeled strategies, to analyze their practice, to provide and receive feedback, and to reflect on their experiences. Through this cycle of reflective practice, teachers will gain new skills, knowledge, and dispositions for the education of English learners.

Assignments are designed to reinforce key concepts and practices. As participants proceed through the course, assignments will include a paper drawing on classroom data and information, classroom tryouts of modeled strategies which teachers will assess using a tool provided for the purpose; and the development, implementation, and presentation of instructional segments. Throughout, participants will be asked to reflect upon the impact of the course material and activities on their practice. 

*In addition to the course sessions, each participant is required to participate in a Capstone session at which they will make a 10 – 15 minute presentation utilizing the skills gained from the course. Participants will choose which capstone date they prefer to attend at the first session.

Credit Option: At the first class, participants may choose to register for 3 graduate credits through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $225. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.

Target Audience:  Teachers seeking SEI Endorsement

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Starts Starts: 1/9/2020 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Credits Credits: 67.5 Contact Hours and 3 Grad Credit
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This workshop will focus on adolescent substance abuse with a specific focus on vaping and marijuana. During this two-hour presentation, we will discuss how adolescent brain development creates special vulnerability to developing substance abuse disorders and provide research demonstrating how the adolescent brain is impacted by substance use and increases mental and physical health issues.  The session will also provide information on some validated tools for screening as well as evidence-based intervention strategies.


Target Audience:  Middle and high school nurses as well as administrators and teachers.

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Starts Starts: 1/13/2020 4:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 2 Contact Hours
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An EDCO Bite: Bite-sized PD Webinar Series

Digital stories are multimodal forms of communication that appeal to diverse sets of learners. Incorporating digital storytelling activities into learning experiences for students not only engages students in acquisition of 21st century skills, but also provides teachers with opportunities to differentiate instruction. Research has shown that the digital story-making process engaged students in all levels of higher order thinking skills such as critical literacy, solving real-world problems and making connections between the classroom and society. In this hour long session we will discuss the impact that digital storytelling has on the ability of student learners to demonstrate critical literacy through formative and summative assessment avenues eg. rubric and peer evaluation.

Time will be allotted at the end for questions.  Sessions are run through ZOOM and a recording will be provided to participants after completion of the webinar and survey.  


To learn more about what is offered in EDCO's Webinar Series, please click the links below.  

Unpacking TPACK and How to Partner with Your ITS

UDL:  Concepts for Meeting Your Students Where They're at in the 21st Century


Personalized Learning for the Changing Classroom

Getting Started with Bulb Digital Portfolios
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Starts Starts: 1/14/2020 11:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1 Contact Hours
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