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This course will be held entirely online between 4/22 - 5/28/19.  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 April 22 - May 28, 2019
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This is a co-sponsored workshop with MassCUE. Participants who are MassCUE members should register through them.

As students navigate their way through the digital world, it is our responsibility to provide them with the tools that will shape them into responsible digital citizens. Our roles as educators allow us the prime opportunity to help students learn and grow as they take advantage of the technology that is available to them. This online workshop will teach key concepts surrounding the topic of digital citizenship and supply you with a variety of creative and fun ways to weave positive digital practices and lessons into your teaching. Each week, we will create a badge for that session’s specialized topic related to Digital Citizenship for participants to use with their students. We will use elements of technology and social media throughout the workshop to integrate key digital citizenship concepts into students’ daily lives.

Weekly Outline:
Online Session 1: Teaching Digital Safety – Navigating Safely through Cyberspace (create Digital Safety Badge)

Online Session 2: Teaching Empathy and Awareness – Cyberbullying (create Digital Empathy Badge)

Online Session 3: Teaching Digital Responsibility and Ethics – Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism (Create a Digital Ethics Badge)

Online Session 4: Teaching Digital Self-Awareness – Creating Your Digital Footprint (Create a Digital Self-Awareness Badge)

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Students will create a Trek for Digital Citizenship via Google Slides – detailing their learning and progression through course content.

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers, Special Educators, Technology Specialists and Administrators, K – 12

Graduate Credit: Participants may choose to apply for one graduate credit for an additional fee of $125, payable to Worcester State University.
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Dates Dates: Online April 23 - May 23, 2019
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course satisfies the requirement that all educators must have 15 PDPs related to teaching English learners when they recertify after July 1, 2016.

Co-teaching is a partnering of two teachers with differing expertise who plan, teach, assess and reflect together. This model has great potential for teaching English learners and for enacting the fullest potential of the SEI Endorsement initiative. As numbers of English Learners increase in Massachusetts, content and special educators in Massachusetts need to be able to effectively shelter content to students at a wide range of ELD levels. ESL teachers, too, are working “double time” to do direct language instruction and support in SEI, often times with schedules that constantly shift or “push in times” that wind up feeling like tutoring or catch-up sessions. Both general educators and ESL have plenty “on their plates” (i.e. their roles, responsibilities and expertise), but it’s not always clear to each how their expertise and efforts can complement one another for the benefit of the students.


 Co-teaching means equitable education for ELs in that they receive instruction that is “just right” for their ELD needs along with the same opportunities for content skill/concept development as their “English-only” peers. When ESL and General Educators co-teach for equity, they construct lessons teach both engaging content and skills with supportive language scaffolding at the same time/same lesson. Participants in this workshop will explore 3 key elements for forming and sustaining co-teaching partnerships that create conditions for academic achievement: mutually developed expectations and logistics for co-teaching, plan/teach/reflect routines that leverage what’s on each teachers’ plates, and ways to explain student learning benefits for administrators to consider when scheduling co-teaching teams.

Learn more about what it means to “push in” as a co-teacher of language and content including key takeaways such as: tools to unpack personal temperaments and teaching styles that undergird all co-teaching relationships, easy to adopt routines for managing co-planning/co-teaching/co-reflecting “logistics” and for co-assessing student work.

Target Audience: K - 12 general education teachers and EL teachers

Graduate Credit: At the first class, participants will have the option of applying for one graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University.




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Starts Starts: 4/27/2019 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course will require 5 additional hours online in between sessions.


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

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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: 4/27/2019 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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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: 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.

Weather Related Make Up Dates: 6/12 and 6/19/19
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Starts Starts: 4/29/2019 4:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Credits Credits: 22.5 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This workshop is co-sponsored with MassCUE.  MassCUE members should register directly through them to ensure the member rate.    

This workshop will focus on incorporating Google Poly, Expeditions, and Cardboard tools into classroom instruction. It is recommended that participants have a laptop or desktop device that supports WebGL as well as an iPhone, Android, or iPod Touch device. Participants may also wish to purchase the Google Cardboard VR viewer available on Amazon for $15.00, though this is not required.

Target Audience: K - 12 teachers and specialists

Graduate Credit: At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University. 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 May 1 - May 31, 2019
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course satisfies the requirement that all educators must have 15 PDPs related to teaching English learners when they re-certify after July 1, 2016.

Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, working with English learners (ELs) can be both incredibly rewarding and extremely challenging. The goal of this workshop is to help teachers answer the question, “What can I do to meet my ELs’ academic needs and support them in adjusting to a new culture?”

Art teachers are in a unique position in working with ELs. The art classroom provides a welcoming and safe environment for EL students to be able to express themselves, and the creation of art can prompt important oral language skills. Additionally, as art teachers often work with students over multiple years, they can be a source of support to EL students as they adjust to new classes from year to year. This workshop will allow us to explore how we can take advantage of hands-on strategies and activities specific to the art classroom that are effective with ELs.

Topics to be covered include:
  • connections between language and culture
  • WIDA Can-Do Descriptors - how to use the WIDA to focus on what the ELs are capable of doing
  • art projects that are easily adapted for use with ELs
To process our learning, this workshop will include 2D and 3D art making such as collage, assemblage and book arts. We will also discuss simple strategies to adapt what you already do with your students to make your lessons more “EL friendly.” Materials for art-making will be provided, though participants are welcome to bring their own favorite materials.

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of effective methods for working with ELs, an assortment of activities to use in their classrooms, and examples of art works they may use in their classroom.

Target Audience: K - 12 Art teachers

Credit Option: At the first class, 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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Starts Starts: 5/4/2019 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This is a co-sponsored workshop with MassCUE. Participants who are MassCUE members should register through them.

This course will require two online meetings on May 6th and May 13th followed by self-paced practice.  


This course is designed for school districts that are making the switch to GSuite (formerly Google Apps for Education) from other platforms, such as Microsoft Office. An overview of GSuite applications such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Drive and Classroom will be provided. In addition, tools and add-ons that will enhance your experience using GSuite will be demonstrated.

Target Audience:  K - 12 educators new to using GSuite
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Starts Starts: 5/6/2019 3:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 10 Contact Hours
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This is a co-sponsored workshop with MassCUE.  Participants who are MassCUE members should register through them.


In this online course participants will create a series of Google Slides in new and creative ways. Google Slides, one of my favorite Google tools, allows users to create beautiful projects asynchronously or not, as a team or independently. Learn how to insert and manipulate images with a variety of tools, e.g change the transparency, add color hues, cutting the images into shapes… without scissors to create infographics, storyboards, refrigerator magnets, comic strips, and more. In addition to exploring these tools, we will learn some choices for searching the internet for copyright free images. Participants will also learn how to share Google files and publish their own works. Join us to create meaningful, fun, and visually appealing Google Slides for any curriculum topic or occasion.

Online Session 1 – 5/6 to 5/13:  Behind the scenes with underutilized tools. Infographic basics.

Online Session 2 – 5/13 to 5/20:  Building storyboards, and matching games.

Online Session 3 – 5/20 to 5/27:  Thinking outside the box. Tips and tricks to save time.

Online Session 4 – 5/27 to 6/3: Comics for kids.

Online Session 5 – 6/3 to 6/10: Stop motion and refrigerator magnets.

Target Audience:  All Educators

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

Project Description: Participants wishing to receive one credit from WSU will be creating a lesson in one of the topic areas that incorporates at least one tool and strategy learned to support struggling learners. This lesson and its resources will be shared on a Google Site.
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Dates Dates: Online May 6 - June 10, 2019
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This workshop is a collaboration among the CASE, EDCO and LABBB Collaboratives (CELC).  CASE and LABBB members are eligible for the member rate and should email mcswineyctr@edcollab.org for a discount code before registering.

In this half-day workshop, participants will collaborate and reflect on his or her role as a paraprofessional and discuss challenges within the profession. Topics on the agenda will include:

  • IEPs and the law
  • the paraprofessional’s role in the classroom
  • navigating parent contact and conversations
  • the pitfalls of social media
  • boundaries and confidentiality
Target Audience: K - 12 Paraprofessionals

A repeat session of this training will be offered later in the day. To register for the afternoon session, please click
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Starts Starts: 5/8/2019 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 3 Contact Hours
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This workshop is a collaboration among the CASE, EDCO and LABBB Collaboratives (CELC).  CASE and LABBB members are eligible for the member rate and should email mcswineyctr@edcollab.org for a discount code before registering.

In this half-day workshop, participants will collaborate and reflect on his or her role as a paraprofessional and discuss challenges within the profession. Topics on the agenda will include:

  • IEPs and the law
  • the paraprofessional’s role in the classroom
  • navigating parent contact and conversations
  • the pitfalls of social media 
  • boundaries and confidentiality

Target Audience: K- 12 Paraprofessionals

A morning session is also available. To register for the morning session, please click here
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Starts Starts: 5/8/2019 12:30 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 3 Contact Hours
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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.

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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 5/13 - 6/13/19; approximately 4 hours per week
Credits Credits: 16 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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