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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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How to Implement the Three Reads Routine Remotely
Please note that the time is 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 

This is a live webinar and will not be recorded.

Are you worried about your students being able to make sense of problems independently in a remote setting. The Three Reads instructional routine will build your students’ capacity to be independent problem solvers. In this webinar we will share materials, tools, and strategies for remote implementation of the Three Reads routine. We will address a variety of teaching/learning formats - print materials sent home, asynchronous engagements, and synchronous interactive teaching.





Target Audience: All educators. The routine is adaptable for all grades, however content we will explore together will target math concepts from grades 3-8.
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Dates Dates: This webinar will run on 1/22, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. E.S.T. (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST)
Credits Credits: 1.5 Contact Hours
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This course is an IDEAS sponsored event. To register, please contact dmullaley@edcollab.org. Please note that the IDEAS member rate applies after all course slots have been used.

This course will meet live via zoom and 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 14 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 15, 2021
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Starts Starts: 2/6/2021 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
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To register please contact Dana Mullaley - dmullaley@edcollab.org.
This course will be held live via zoom. To register, please contact mcswineyctr@edcollab.org. Please note that the IDEAS member rate applies after all course slots have been used.

This course is designed for educators who wish to understand multicultural curriculum transformation using the model developed by James Banks and incorporating the Teaching Tolerance standards regarding identity, diversity, justice and action.  Participants will explore "challenging and changing the narrative" to include more multicultural perspectives, adapting pedagogy to be more culturally responsive, and challenging systemic racism and bias.  Participants will then adapt/develop their own lesson/unit plan.

Please note that this course may be canceled if there are fewer than 14 participants. Participants who cancel must do so within 7 days of the start date to avoid a charge.

Target Audience: K - 12 Educators

Credit Option: Participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credits through Framingham State College for an additional charge of $75 payable to FSU.


Deadline for Registration:  January 15, 2021
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Starts Starts: 2/16/2021 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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To register please contact Dana Mullaley - mcswineyctr@edcollab.org.
This course will require 15 hours online, approximately 3 hours per week.


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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Dates Dates: Online February 22 - March 29, 2021 15 hours
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course is an IDEAS sponsored event. To register, please contact dmullaley@edcollab.org. Please note that the IDEAS member rate applies after all course slots have been used.

This course will meet live via zoom and 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: February 4, 2021
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Starts Starts: 2/22/2021 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
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To register please contact Dana Mullaley - dmullaley@edcollab.org.
This 15 hour course fulfills the requirement that all educators must have 15 PDPs related to English as a Second Language when they re-certify after July 1, 2016. The instructor is a DESE-approved PD provider.

This asynchronous, online 15 PDP ESL course involves 4 (approximately 2-hour) weekly self-paced modules. After finishing the 4 weekly modules, participants will have an additional week to complete the other 7 hours of the course by developing a Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Lesson Plan to synthesize learning from the reading and modules.

 

How will students analyze complex texts across content areas while we meet their broad range of needs in all educator roles in our K-12 teaching environments? Research demonstrates that students greatly benefit from consistent use of graphic organizers. Participants will work with two research-based, visual comprehension strategy tools, top-down webs and two-column notes, to support all our students to comprehend higher-level concepts and to assist ELs to work at a higher level while still building their academic vocabulary. Course topics to be covered include top­-down web and two­-column notes skills and application, Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) strategies, and review of lesson examples aligned with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Participants will share best practices, plan, and design scaffolded lessons applying top-down web or two-column notes graphic organizers or prerequisite skills that they can implement right away- synchronously or asynchronously. The final assignment of the development of a Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Lesson Plan synthesizes the module learning, incorporating course applications and takeaways from online reading. How can we provide our students consistent support for distance learning in a changing environment? 

 

Graduate Credit:  Participants may choose to apply for one graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 to Worcester State University.

 

Target Audience:  K – 12 Teachers


Final Project Due:   April 1st
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Dates Dates: This is an online course with no set times. Final projects are due by April 1, 2021.
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This course will include (2) live sessions via Zoom on February 27th and March 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with five hours online at your own pace in between sessions.

This course satisfies the requirement that all educators must have 15 PDPs related to special education.

Physical Educators typically teach the entire student population within a school. With this in mind, they are teaching hundreds of children throughout each school year. It's critical for Physical Educators to understand the components of Special Education, support students on IEP's and 504 plans, and provide differentiated instruction for all learners.

In this course, participants will:
  • Discuss the history of the Special Education Law, including the state and federal regulations 
  • Review the components of an IEP and 504 plan 
  • Gain an understanding of the process of eligibility (special education services and adapted physical education) 
  • Explore a variety of Adapted Physical Education objectives 
  • Experience adaptations and modifications used for different abilities
  • Discuss the role of anxiety and how it effects children school, but specifically in PE
Graduate Credit Option: 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.

Target Audience: K – 12 Physical Education and Health and Wellness teachers.
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Starts Starts: 2/27/2021 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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This class will meet live via Zoom from 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. and then there will be online activities from 8:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

As students who have received services on IEP's and 504 plans enter the post-secondary arena, the need for collaboration and communication between sending high schools and receiving colleges and universities is imperative. High School personnel (Pupil Services, Guidance Counselors, Special Educators and Transition Specialists) want to begin the process of preparing their students and their families for this successful transition. Current information on the guiding laws, process, and procedures to access accommodations in the post-secondary settings, as well as ways that the high school can foster their student's independence, metacognition and self-advocacy skills, can make all the difference in the student's success. Workshop attendees will gain an understanding of the difference between services and accommodations for students from K-12 to college/post-secondary and how best to prepare their students for success to include:


  • Understand the differences between K-12 and college for students who have received services under IDEA. 
  • Define and gain an understanding of applicable laws in post-secondary settings under the Americans with Disabilities Act and 504 of the Rehab Act. 
  • Discuss the process for determining eligibility, documentation and requesting accommodations. 
  • Identify documentation needed to support students' request for accommodations 
  • Discuss the concept of "reasonable accommodations" in post-secondary settings and distinguish between reasonable accommodations in a college setting and services provided under IDEA. 
  • Learn how to assist students in the transition to college/post-secondary environments, including what to expect, how to prepare for the next step in their academic career and questions to ask the College/University Disability Services Office. 
Target Audience: High School Guidance, Special Education, Pupil Services and Transition Specialists
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Starts Starts: 3/2/2021 7:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 5 Contact Hours
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This workshop will meet live via zoom.

This workshop seeks to increase understanding for what it means to be a culturally responsive educator. Over the course of three sessions, we will explore aspects of culturally responsive education and culturally responsive pedagogy thus, laying the foundation for examining and understanding what it means to become a culturally responsive teacher. Independently, and in small groups, participants will explore the personal, institutional, and instructional distinctions of culturally responsiveness, which enhances the ability to access the necessary knowledge to incorporate the desired skill(s) for culturally responsive teaching.

Deadline for Registration: February 3, 2021
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Starts Starts: 3/3/2021 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 6 Contact Hours
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To register, please contact Dana Mullaley - dmullaley@edcollab.org
This course will meet live via zoom.

This 6 hour seminar will provide an opportunity for white people who are working to be anti-racists to take a deep dive into our racial identity and examine how we are impacted by white supremacy. We will develop strategies and actions that we can implement to become stronger allies and accomplices so that we can work effectively with BIPOC to dismantle racist systems, policies and practices.

Deadline for Registration: February 3, 2021
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Starts Starts: 3/3/2021 3:45 PM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 6 Contact Hours
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To register, please contact Dana Mullaley - dmullaley@edcollab.org
This course is an IDEAS sponsored event.  To register, please contact dmullaley@edcollab.org. Please note that the IDEAS member rate applies after all course slots have been used.

This course will meet live via zoom and will explore cooperative group work, student engagement, and specially designed instruction with a focus on a variety of co-teaching models. Participants will explore how to support all students, particularly those who are in special education, come with a socio-emotional/ trauma history, are English language learners, and belong to racial and ethnic minority populations. This course highlights neurological research and its connection to culturally responsive co-teaching (based on the work by Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain). Participants will learn strategies for attention, retention, and assessment. Humor, movement, and novelty is explored in order to plan instruction and maximize learning. Strategies and information could be adapted to all classrooms and subjects. Completion of this course will satisfy special education endorsement requirements.

Graduate Credit: Participants may choose to apply for 1 graduate credit for an additional fee of $75, payable to Framingham State University.

Deadline for Registration: February 25, 2021
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Starts Starts: 3/4/2021 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Credits Credits: 12.5 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
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To register, please contact Dana Mullaley - dmullaley@edcollab.org
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