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This course is an IDEAS sponsored event. To register, please contact jbagni@edcollab.org.

Please note that the IDEAS member rate applies after all course slots have been used.


This course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement. This course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships. This course will also help educators increase their skills of cultural proficiency.

Please note that this course may be canceled if there are fewer than 12 participants.

Target Audience: K - 12 Educators

Credit Option: Participants may choose to register for 2 graduate credits through Framingham State College for an additional charge of $150 payable to FSU.
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Starts Starts: 1/5/2019 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
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To register, please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
Additional snow date scheduled for February 2, 2019.

Music teachers, have you found yourself teaching in the classroom crammed full of 29 desks, chairs and students? This course will be chock full of repertoire for K-8 general music classes! We will experience and develop modifications for songs, games and activities that foster beautiful, independent singing, cooperative group ensemble practice, a sense of play and skills needed for music literacy while working in the confines of the classroom. So many lessons can be taught through the medium of hands-on music making. Everyone comes with their own portable instrument, the human voice.

Participants should come ready to sing, dance and move around in confined spaces. I am looking forward to sparking discussion and learning from your creative ideas!

Target Audience: K – 8 music teachers and classroom teachers interested in incorporating music into their classrooms.

Graduate Credit: At the first class, participants may choose to apply for one optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University.
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Starts Starts: 1/5/2019 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course is co-sponsored with MassCUE.  MassCUE members should register directly through MassCUE.

This course will require approximately 3 hours on line per week with no set times.  

In this course you will learn how to incorporate a few fun and engaging tools that will help you gather information on your students as they work towards their learning goals in your classroom.  Participants will reshape an existing lesson, or build a new one, to include these tools to enhance your teaching and/or your students’ learning. Activities include readings and/or videos, with periods for discussion and reflection. Using Backwards Design theory and a Constructivist approach, you will design an assessment that supports the curriculum frameworks/standards.  Many resources discussed in this course integrate with Google Apps for Education and/or Chrome.

 

Orientation:  Introductions and Share (What do I hope to get out of this course?)

 

Session 1: Activate Prior Knowledge

Objective:   Help students make connections to the new information they will be learning by tapping into what they already know. Use simple web 2.0 tools to quickly assess students’ prior understanding of a topic (backchannel, Padlet, Poll Everywhere)

 

Session 2: Formative or Summative Assessment

Objective: You will experience tools like Playposit, Plickers, Kahoot, Socrative and others to design assessments that can be used as a dipstick or as a more formal assessment tool to gather data on your students’ understanding at any given point.

 

Session 3: Self Assessment

Objective: Learn how QR codes can help your students become more independent learners in your classroom.  Using QR codes can also help with classroom management.

 

Session 4: Tickets to Leave

Objective:   Use tools like GoFormative, Socrative, Google Forms to find out if there are any ideas, concepts or skills they are still unsure of or have misconceptions about before you move forward with the content.

 

Final Assignment:  Choose from one of the tools experienced in this course and design an assessment for your students.

 

Course Requirements:

This collaborative online learning experience is arranged in modules. Participants are expected to complete all readings and assignments, as well as post reflections in the online discussions.  Postings should be made early in each Module to foster deep and ongoing conversation. Rubrics for the Discussion forums and the final projects are provided in Module 1. You must also have access to the Internet and/or chosen application(s) for the final project lesson plan and must complete assignments by their due dates. Final assignment is due within two weeks after the final class session.

 

This course, including all course materials and discussion forums will be delivered via the Blackboard learning platform. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of how to use a Web browser (Chrome,, Safari, Internet Explorer, for example), navigate a computer system (saving files, attaching files), and a fundamental knowledge of basic applications such as word processing.


Target Audience:  K - 12 teachers and specialists

Graduate Credit: Participants may choose to apply for one graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125 payable to WSU.
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Dates Dates: Online 1/7 - 2/4/19, No set times - approximately 3 hours per week
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course is co-sponsored with MassCUE.  MassCUE members should register directly through MassCUE

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Online Session 1: In this first module, you will be introduced to Carol Dweck’s research in mindsets. You will learn the differences between fixed mindset and growth mindset and take a pre-assessment to determine your own mindset. Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. You will learn how to use the pre-assessment tool in your own classroom.

Online Session 2: The second module will focus on effective teacher-to-student communication that fosters a growth mindset. You will learn about the importance of word choice and power of “not yet.” Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. You will learn how to use Google tools to create an introductory activity for your students to learn about Growth Mindset. You will also be introduced to several Growth Mindset OERs that you can use as resources for your lessons.

Online Session 3: In this module, we will discuss what we should do when students fail. You will learn about celebrating mistakes, providing students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery, and providing continuous feedback to students that promotes a growth mindset. Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. Tech tools covered in this module will be ones that help teachers provide growth-oriented feedback to students, including Google tools, Padlet and EdPuzzle.

Online Session 4: The final module will focus on integrating classroom activities to foster a growth-oriented classroom. You will learn about modeling a growth mindset with technology in your classroom. Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. As a final assignment, you will create a lesson plan that fosters a growth mindset that 1) uses at least one tech tool, 2) incorporates teacher-to-student feedback, and 3) gives students the opportunity to learn from their initial mistakes and demonstrate mastery.

Note: Each session will incorporate tech tools that help foster a growth mindset in the classroom and building.

Target Audience:  Teachers and Administrators of Grades 6 - 12
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Dates Dates: Online January 7 - February 7, 2019; No set times
Credits Credits: 16 Contact Hours
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This course will be held online through the Schoology platform. The course will require approximately 3 hours per week, with no set times.

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each student has an individual style of learning. Not all students in a classroom learn strategies or concepts in the same way or share the same level of ability. Technology Integration is a method of designing and delivering instruction to best reach each student. Tablets and laptops provide students with opportunities to complete classroom assignments in ways that capture their personal interests and learning styles. With a technology-enhanced program, a teacher can foster student creativity and engagement while also differentiating according to students' abilities, multiple intelligences, and specific needs.

Incorporating technology in lesson plans, classroom routines, and behavior monitoring systems can increase students' motivation to learn, make progress, and act appropriately as a member of the classroom community. When used effectively, web tools can increase student engagement, aid instruction, and take a routine math class to exciting new levels.

This course is designed to provide opportunities for teachers in grades 3-8 who are looking for opportunities to integrate technology in their math instruction. During this course, you will work closely with G-Suite’s apps, Desmos, Assistments, and other math related web-tools to keep your students engaged and excited about mathematics

By the end of the course, participants will begin thinking differently about how they can use their classroom technology and students' devices to differentiate mathematics instruction in order to meet individual student needs. In addition, participants will be able to work with web 2.0 tools that can support students with disabilities in the classroom. These tools can be used to personalize individual students learning experiences, formal (IEP) or informal.

Each of the sessions are broken up into 3 parts:
  • Explore & Learn - Participants will complete exploration assignments of the week (may include watching videos, exploring web-tools, reading articles, etc.) 
  • Apply & Practice - Participants will apply what they learned in a real-life situation with a small group of students, individual student, or a coworker. 
  • Share & Connect - Participants will share what they have learned and how it did/did not work in application and provide group members with feedback. 
Target Audience: Teachers and specialists, Grades 3 - 8

Graduate Credit: Participants may choose to apply for one optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University. A registration form and additional details will be made available before the start of the course.
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Dates Dates: Online: January 7 - February 4, 2019
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course will be held entirely online between 1/7 - 2/11/19.  There is a time commitment of 3 hours per week at your own pace.

This course satisfies the requirement that all educators must have 15 PDPs related to teaching English learners when they recertify after July 1, 2016.

Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, working with English language learners is both rewarding and challenging. The goal of this workshop is to help educators answer the question: “What can I do to meet my ELLs’ academic needs and also understand their experience?”

We begin the course by reflecting on our own cultures and experiences as language learners. We will examine the heterogeneity of ELLs as a group- one size does not fit all! We will learn the basics of second language acquisition and discuss sociocultural factors and the challenge of connecting with families. The overall goal is to build an empathetic, informed approach to working with ELLs that will help them become active participants in their school communities. Among the topics to be addressed are:
  • The role culture plays in our classrooms 
  • Second language acquisition and its stages 
  • Sociocultural characteristics of ELLs 
  • Language proficiency levels (WIDA Standards) 
  • Connecting with parents and families
Comment from a past participant:  "The most valuable aspect of this workshop was that I was provided with concrete, real-world examples of how ELLs function on a daily basis and why they may be reacting, interacting, etc. they way they are. I found myself wanting more time!

Audience:  K - 12 teachers, specialists, school psychologists, social workers and school nurses

Credit Option:  Participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.

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Dates Dates: Online January 7 - February 11, 2019
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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Schoology is a K-12 learning management system (LMS) that provides teachers with the tools to reimagine learning and create community. Teachers can build and share engaging content, manage lessons, assess student understanding, and connect with other educators in their district and globally, all within the Schoology platform. Schoology seamlessly integrates with Google Drive and allows for easy workflow for assignment monitoring and submission.

During this 12 hour course, participants will:
  • enroll as students in Schoology, a Learning Management System (LMS), to view the platform from a student’s point of view 
  • access materials, discussions, and assessments through the Schoology portals 
  • learn how an LMS can serve as a means for differentiation in the classroom 
  • practice using Schoology from a facilitators point of view 
The course will be broken down into (3) sessions and each of the three sessions will be comprised of (3) parts:
  • Explore & Learn: Complete exploration tasks to learn about the different features of using Schoology 
  • Apply & Practice: Apply what you learned in your own Schoology course(s) 
  • Share & Connect : Share what you have learned and reflect on your applications; Provide group members with feedback 
Participants will be asked to log onto Schoology, complete a survey and review the course January 14th – January 16th. The first session will begin on January 17th.

Session 1, January 17th – January 31st
Learners will gain knowledge and practical applications in Schoology focusing on navigating and notifications, creating course materials, and designing your courses.

Session 2, January 31st – February 14th
Learners will gain knowledge and practical applications in Schoology focusing on discussions, assignments, and grading.

Session 3, February 14th – March 7th
Learners will gain knowledge and practical applications in Schoology focusing on groups and resources.

A final assignment will be required and due by March 15th.

Target Audience:
Teachers and specialists of grades 3 – 12 who are beginner users of Schoology looking to advance their skills.

Graduate Credit: Participants may choose to apply for one optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University. Additional information about applying for the graduate credit will be made available before the course begins.
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Dates Dates: January 14 - March 15, 2019; No sessions over February break.
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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Two additional snow dates (if needed):  March 26 and April 2, 2019.

This course is only for administrators who will be evaluating teachers with English language learners in their classrooms. Administrators who successfully complete this course will fulfill the requirement that all administrators who supervise teachers with ELLs in their classroom must earn the SEI Endorsement. Participants must attend all sessions to be eligible for the endorsement.

The SEI Administrator Endorsement course is designed to promote continuous improvement in educator practice, and to build administrators’ confidence and familiarity with procedures and strategies for supporting teachers in developing research-proven practices for working with ELLs. Throughout the course, effective methods of examining data, observing teaching practice, and providing support to teachers will be explored.


Assignments are designed to engage administrators in conducting research within their school buildings. Assignments include careful analysis of school, district, and state data pertaining to English language learners, as well as data collection on the classroom practice of SEI teachers. Administrators will learn about the elements to look for in teachers’ lesson plans, as well as the SEI strategies to look for during classroom observations. Throughout, administrators will be asked to reflect upon the implications of the course material and their findings on their responsibilities as school leaders.


Audience: K – 12 administrators who will be evaluating teachers with English language learners in their classrooms


Credit Option: At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $75. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.
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Starts Starts: 1/15/2019 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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Additional dates for Capstones Presentations*/Make Up Sessions:
May 2, May 9 and May 16, 2019

*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: 1/17/2019 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Credits Credits: 67.5 Contact Hours and 3 Grad Credit
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Co-sponsored with MassCUE.  MassCUE members should register directly through MassCUE.

This workshop directly fulfills the new DESE Individual Professional Development plan requirement of 15 PDPs in the area of training related to strategies for effective schools for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.  

Each session will include a short reading, and an exploration of two or more Google Tools. Also, as part of each session, participants will be asked to contribute to a comprehensive and collaborative collection of lesson plans and ideas that will be shared amongst the group. The goal is to create a resource to be used by all - both within the course and beyond.

Weekly Outline:

Online Session 1: Google Tools for Executive Functioning

Learn how to use Google Tools within Drive and Docs to aid students with tasks that require planning, organization, memory and time management.

Online Session 2: Google Tools for Differentiated Instruction

Learn how to use Google Tools to create lesson plans that differentiate learning to encompass a variety of different learning styles and academic levels.

Online Session 3: Google Tools for Multiple Intelligences

Explore the multiple intelligences and learn how to use Google Tools such as Google Slides to diversify your teaching to encompass them.

Online Session 4: Google Tools for Students with Learning Disabilities

Use Google Tools to create an effective learning environment for students with learning disabilities. Explore a variety of Google Add-ons that can be used in conjunction with Docs, Sheets and forms to help students excel in their learning environment.

Prerequisites: Teachers must have a Google account and Chrome Browser set up prior to orientation. Basic knowledge of Google is helpful.

Target Audience: Regular and Special Education Teachers, Technology Specialists, Administrators

Credit Option:  Participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125 payable to WSU.  Additional details regarding graduate credit will be available before the course begins.
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Dates Dates: Online 1/22 - 2/22/19 - No set times
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course will require 5 additional hours online in between sessions.
A snow date is scheduled for March 2nd.


This course satisfies the requirement that all educators must have 15 PDPs related to special education when they re-certify after July 1, 2016.

This course is an introduction to a broad range of topics related to student developmental disabilities, including categories of cognitive, physical, emotional, and learning delays. The inclusion of students into educational environments will be highlighted. Topics will include:
  • History of special education and inclusion 
  • Laws which govern inclusion, IDEA, and the integration of students with disabilities 
  • Family concerns and challenges 
  • Current and future trends and best practices 
  • Specific disability exploration and knowledge through readings documentaries and case study analysis 
  • Best practices in Universal Design for Instruction for students with disabilities and diverse learning styles 
  • Supporting the successful transition to post-secondary environment 
Target Audience: Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Administrators

Graduate Credit:
At the first class, participants may choose to apply for 1 graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University.
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Starts Starts: 1/26/2019 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course is an IDEAS sponsored event. To register, please contact jbagni@edcollab.org.

Please note that the IDEAS member rate applies after all course slots have been used.


This course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement. This course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships. This course will also help educators increase their skills of cultural proficiency.

Please note that this course may be canceled if there are fewer than 12 participants.

Target Audience: K - 12 Educators

Credit Option: Participants may choose to register for 2 graduate credits through Framingham State College for an additional charge of $150 payable to FSU.


Deadline for Registration: January 10, 2019
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Starts Starts: 1/26/2019 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
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To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
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