Empty
Welcome Visitor
Browse Courses
  • Show All
  • +   15 Hour Courses
  • +   Administrators
  • +   All Educators
  • +   All Levels
  • +   Art
  • +   Early Childhood
  • +   English Language Learning
  • +   Family & Community Engagement
  • +   Foreign Language
  • +   Health and Wellness
  • +   IDEAS/Multi-Cultural Education
  • +   Interdisciplinary
  • +   Legal
  • +   Library
  • +   LIteracy/ELA
  • +   Online/Blended Courses
  • +   Pedagogy
  • +   Physical Education
  • +   SEI
  • +   Social Emotional Learning
  • +   Social Studies
  • +   Special Education
  • +   Technology
Color Legend
CELC (Special Education) Course
Online Course
IDEAS (MultiCultural) Course
SEI Course
Refresh Data
Sort by: Default Ascending | Course name | Course start | Location | Course time | Course date
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.
More
Starts Starts: 9/25/2018 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Credits Credits: 22.5 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
This course will require additional time online.


This workshop is designed for preschool and Kindergarten teachers who want to build responsive curriculum for the culturally and linguistically diverse students in their classrooms. After a review and discussion of what culturally responsive education and Sheltered English instruction look like in the early childhood classroom, participants will put these ideas into action by collaboratively developing interactive read-aloud mini-units based on their choice of multicultural literature. (Many age-appropriate books will be available to use during the workshop.) After participants have had a chance to implement their plans, we will reconvene to engage in reflective practice, with the goal to improve our future instruction of an increasingly diverse student body.

Target Audience: PreK and K teachers

Graduate Credit: At the first class, participants may choose to apply for one graduate credit for an additional fee of $125 payable to Worcester State University.
More
Starts Starts: 9/29/2018 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Cultivating moment to moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings is an incredibly useful skill for anyone, teachers and school-based professionals included. When teachers train their minds to become more aware of their inner and outer experience and learn to manage their emotions, they are able to do their job with more ease and be more fully present for their students. Practicing mindfulness can help with all aspects of teaching, from communicating with colleagues, students, and parents to building community, using time effectively, and managing students who at times you might find challenging.

Topics to be Covered:
  • A review of the newest research regarding meditation and yoga in schools. 
  • How to work with a mantra or affirmation in your own practice. 
  • How to teach your students to work with a mantra or affirmation. 
  • The research behind habit formation and how to apply it to create sustainable healthy habits. 
  • How to conduct simple breathing exercises with students. 
  • How to play mindful games with students. 
  • The research behind gratitude and its potential benefits. 
  • How to sit with uncomfortable emotions and how to teach your students to do the same. 
  • Practicing nonjudgmental awareness. 
Comments from a past participant of Mindfulness in the Classroom: “It was great that we had frequent opportunities to practice mindfulness exercises during the workshop to fully understand the experience and benefits rather than just talking or reading about it. Also, I appreciated the multiple opportunities to reflect, discuss, and make connections to our lives and teaching. Thank you for an excellent workshop that offered many insights for our teaching and our lives!” 

Prerequisite: Mindfulness in the Classroom (EDCO course) or similar. Email tracyaffonso@yahoo.com 
if you are uncertain of your qualifications.

Target Audience: K - 8 classroom teachers, specialists, learning center teachers;  many of the concepts can be adapted to 9 - 12 and the instructor will customize based on the make up of the class

Graduate Credit Option: At the first class, participants may choose to apply for one optional graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125, payable to Worcester.
More
Starts Starts: 9/29/2018 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
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.

What does it means to be sensitive and respectful of First Nations Native Americans? What we have learned about Native Americans and what we think we know, is often inaccurate or even offensive. But how do we know? Terms such as Indian, totem pole, tribe, pioneer, and costume may seem benign, when, in fact, there is a larger context of de-culturalization and cultural appropriation that needs to be acknowledged and integrated into discussions. Begin to unlearn, and then relearn the First Nations story through a critical analysis of images, history, and words used in the English language.

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

Target Audience: K - 12 Educators

Deadline for Registration: September 15, 2018.

More
Starts Starts: 9/29/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
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: September 15, 2018
More
Starts Starts: 9/29/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
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 considers the importance of understanding the interconnection of race, ethnicity, and oppression (i.e. stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination) on academic achievement and student engagement. Participants have the opportunity to explore concepts of racial identity development, micro-aggressions, and colorblindness. Research by Derald W. Sue, Ron Ferguson, and others is highlighted. Participants will develop culturally proficient skills and adapt identified successful strategies to promote excellence and equity in the educational environment.

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 1 graduate credit through Framingham State College for an additional charge of $75 payable to FSU.

Deadline for Registration: September 15, 2018
More
Starts Starts: 10/6/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 12.5 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
This course is an IDEAS sponsored event. To register, please contact jbagni@edcollab.orgPlease 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: September 15, 2018
More
Starts Starts: 10/13/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
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.

Additional Snow Dates:  March 5 and April 9, 2019 (4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.)

This 25-hour course is designed to build upon the foundational theories and complex issues studied in IDEAS 1: Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students. Participants will study systemic change models and develop, enact, and evaluate a project to effect change in their educational setting, whether that setting is working with a small group of students, a classroom, a grade level, a school, or an entire district.

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

Prerequisite: Successful completion of IDEAS 1.

Target Audience: K - 12 Educators who have completed IDEAS 1.

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: September 15, 2018
More
Starts Starts: 10/13/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
This course is an IDEAS sponsored event. To register, please contact jbagni@edcollab.orgPlease note that the IDEAS member rate applies after all course slots have been used.    

It's 2018 and many of us did not think we would need this conversation - yet, here we are. We find that more and more in our school communities, we are having to talk about and grapple with the use of this word and how to handle it when we hear it being used in our schools.

This workshop will seek to open the conversation for educators and frame it as an open dialogue to address the issue that if heard or said in our schools, all educators should be able to address it. The workshop will include the history of the word in our society and look at several generations and how some have tried to "reclaim" it. We will also read some articles and view some videos by respected academic scholars who have written and spoken about this dilemma. It is our hope that educators who attend will have a clearer understanding of why they do not want this word used in their school communities by anyone and some strategies on how to address it.

Target Audience: PreK – 12 teachers, administrators, counselors and specialists.

Deadline for Registration: September 15, 2018
More
Starts Starts: 10/13/2018 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
Additional snow dates scheduled for February 12 and March 26, 2019.

This is “Part II” for administrators who have already participated in one of Mary Sterling’s courses on the Massachusetts educator evaluation system with an emphasis on student learning. In a seminar format, we will focus more deeply on the impact of teacher practice on student learning. Each participant will contribute a case study to one session, which will include advance preparation with Mary Sterling. The lens of student learning will guide our efforts and anchor our commitment to teacher growth.

 

Case Consultation:

Each of the 4 sessions will feature specific problems of practice. Participants will present a case and we will use a protocol and discussion to understand the issues, provide perspectives, and offer suggestions.

 

Selected Topics:

Each session will have a specific topic that is timely in the evaluation cycle such as:

  • October:  Goal development -- evidence of student growth; observing for impact
  • December:  Coaching Non-professional status teachers; using data about student learning
  • February:  Difficult conversations; mid-year review of teacher performance and evaluation
  • March:  Hiring practices; leading productive, collaborative groups

We will connect through our 4 group sessions and on-line. An essential resource book will be: Strengthening Teacher Evaluation, by A. Platt & C. Tripp, 2014, Ready About Press (at RBT)

Please note that this workshop will be limited to 14 participants - sign up early!

Audience: District and Program Administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals, Department Chairs who have previously participated in Mary Sterling’s course on the Massachusetts evaluation process.


Deadline for Registration:  September 18, 2018
More
Starts Starts: 10/16/2018 7:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Credits Credits: 8 Contact Hours
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
This course is co-sponsored with The Education Cooperative (TEC).  TEC members should register directly through TEC.

A major goal of many school districts is to document curriculum in a common format. The Understanding by Design (UbD) template is one of the most frequently adopted means of doing so. Although the concept of backward planning is useful, the UbD template is complex and many not be well suited for world language programs. In this workshop, participants will get an overview of a template designed for language teachers. They will examine a model unit and then work as a group to create a new unit. To conclude, participants will develop a unit of their own design. 


By the end of this course participants will:
  • know the elements of an effective world language unit plan based on backward design
  • be able to create one of their own
All sessions will be face-to-face, however Google Drive will be used to share work.

Session Outlines:

Session 1: What is Understanding by Design? How can it be modified to reflect the needs of world language unit creation?

Session 2: What are essential questions? What are effective world language assessment strategies?

Session 3: What type of learning (instructional) plan will ensure that learning goals are met?

Audience: The audience for this course is teachers of world languages at all levels. While it is preferred that participants register in pairs or as a team, individuals may enroll and align themselves with others teaching the same language or working at the same level.

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. Participants who wish to receive course credit will submit a completed 4-6 week unit plan that will be assessed using a rubric.
More
Starts Starts: 10/20/2018 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 12 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
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.


Please note:  Additional Snow Date - December 8, 2018

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: September 15, 2018
More
Starts Starts: 10/20/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Credits Credits: 25 Contact Hours and 2 Grad Credit
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
To register please contact Jill Bagni - jbagni@edcollab.org or (339) 222-5606.
<< Previous of 4 Next >> Total: 42 Page size: