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Materials and/or text fees are payable to the instructor at the first class.

Tuition payments for courses will not be processed until after the course starts.

Course titles beginning with CI971 are Worcester State.  Those beginning with PRDV are Framingham State.

All courses are three (3) graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) unless otherwise noted.

LAST UPDATED: 12.03.18

NOTE: Course locations are subject to local district approval and could change.

 

 

ON-LINE COURSE

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CI971-R510 ELA MCAS Success (2 credits)

$475 Mem/$550 Non Mem

Weekly

Opens 1/7/19 - Closes 2/8/19

Final Projects due 2/6/19

Instructor: Dr. Kay Scheidler

For all ELA teachers Grades 3-12:

Preparation for the high level learning now needed for all students requires good planning for a strong ELA course. On the state test of Common Core Standards learning, students now are expected to provide text evidence to demonstrate effective reading comprehension, and to write well the three writing types of Argument, Essay, and Narrative. We'll analyze the expected two-page "text-based essay" for each grade level. and learn strategies to develop this writing well. Because tested reading passages have become more challenging, we'll present and discuss how to help students understand more complex reading passages. Learn new active student learning strategies that take the burden off teachers for tested ELA Standards. When these student-centered active learning strategies are all integrated into your coming school year course, students will learn at high levels. 

 

 

ON-LINE COURSE

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CI971-R506 Community of Learners (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Weekly

On-Line Opens 2/5/19 - Closes 5/7/19

Instructor: Kathryn O’Neil

For all Educators and Teachers interested in learning strategies to create strong classroom communities:

As teachers and professionals, we are aware that within a classroom relationships constructed on trust are critical for an efficient, collegial, and collaborative workplace. This course challenges candidates to confront the tremendous diversity in their current environments and develop strategies to build community in the midst of the social, ethnic, economic, and alternative lifestyle differences that permeate today’s 21st century workplace.

 



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CI971-R512 Curriculum Matters  (2 credits)

$475 Mem/$550 Non Mem

Weekly

Opens 1/21/19 - Closes 2/22/19

Final Projects due 2/20/19

Instructor: Dr. Kay Scheidler

For all K-12 Educators:

In this course we'll look at curriculum products and the process used to develop strong curriculum. Teachers should work in conjunction with an administrator rather than alone, and administrators shouldn't demand top-down curriculum without teacher in-put on student needs. Curriculum is best when it's a collaborative effort. Administrators can be included and should approve the work, for cross-role information.

Curriculum is dynamic, not carved in stone. We examine assessment data to revise learning goals, formative assessments inform next steps, and new effective learning activities are added as we discover these. Technology provides vast resources; Google Docs can allow ease of distribution and interaction.

Curriculum format varies depending on student and school needs. We'll examine several excellent different curricula and teachers will decide needs for their students and school, and draft a curriculum to meet needs as the final product, and share final drafts. 


 
 

ON-LINE COURSE

CI971-R513 Creating a Professional Learning Community (2 credits)

$475 Mem/$550 Non Mem

Weekly Opens 1/14/19 - Closes 2/18/19

Final Projects due 2/16/19

Instructor: Dr. Kay Scheidler

For all K-12 Educators interested in the art of professional collaboration:

Research and experience show that when teachers work together in collaborative groups to solve problems relate to learning, student performance improves. Researcher and national Professional Learning Community guru and former high school principal and superintendent Rick DuFour delineates the specific guidelines we can follow for having an effective group of teachers learn from one another to improve student learning. DuFour requires data-based study of student needs, with teachers using protocols to guide focused discussion. 

 

 

ON-LINE COURSE

CI971-R426 Google in the Classroom (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Opens 2/4/19 - Closes 4/26/19

Instructor:  Rebecca Patterson

For all K-12 Educators:

Google has a range of tools for teaching and learning that encourage sharing and collaboration, This course will include: Using Docs and Drive to store your files in the cloud; sharing documents with colleagues and students; You will learn how to create your own channel, organize and upload videos; Chrome - More than a browser, we will look at extensions and add-ons to make Chrome the most powerful piece of software on your computer; Sites- how to create a standalone website with Google tools; Hangouts/Skype- how to extend your classroom beyond the 4 walls; Using docs, forms, slides and sheets as a tool for teaching; mainly using Google Classroom how to set up and use this as a platform for your classes. 

 

ON-LINE COURSE

CI971-R519 Positive Classroom Discipline (2 credits)

$475 Mem/ $550 Non Mem

Opens 2/7/19 

Instructor:  Kay Scheidler

For all K-12 Educators:

This course on Positive Classroom Discipline provides over-arching theory of experts in the field Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Fred Jones, and learning disability expert Rich Lavoie for students to learn an effective and supportive approach to help struggling students work appropriately in classes.  Rich Lavoie’s concept is that a student with a learning disability is frustrated with learning that’s out of his ability to grasp, and Lavoie provides both understanding and supports for this.  Fred Jones provides classroom strategies that prevent inappropriate behaviors with behavior management theory.




INTERSESSION COURSE: STARTS 1/9 OVER BY 2/6

CI971-472 Social Issues in the Classroom   (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Wed and Thurs: Jan 9 and 10; Jan 16 and 17; Jan 23 and 24; Jan 30 and 31; Feb 6 – 4:00 – 8:00

Dudley Middle School - 70 Dudley Oxford Rd - Dudley, MA

Instructor: Lesa Patrock

For all Pre-K– 12 Classroom Teachers/Educators: 

Society has changed considerably in the last few decades and has brought to the forefront prominent social issues in education and the classroom. Our students are taught history, math, science, ELA and a number of other subjects in school. However, there are a large number of social issues that plague our education system. We need to prepare our students and provide the right kind of environment for them to get a proper education. Let us explore divorce, single-parent homes, same-sex families, kids being raised by grandparents, adoption, ELL students, blended families, family and relationship issues, domestic violence, stress, drugs, social anxiety and internet addiction issues and more.


 

CI971-R114 Creative Bookmaking (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Mondays: Feb 4-May6 - 4:30– 7:30 pm

Auburn High School - 99 Auburn St - Auburn, MA

Instructor: Maureen Caouette

For Pre-K-12 Teachers of any subject: A Hands-On class for Educators:

This course is a studio class that will introduce participants to a variety of bookmaking techniques that will provide teachers of any subject (K- 12) with an adaptable instructional and assessment tool. In this very "hands-on" class, teachers will collaborate in ways to incorporate book making into their curriculum areas. 

 

 
CI971-R517 Usings Phenomena and Discourse to Develop Meaningful, Equiptale Science Instruction (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 5-April 23 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Grafton High School - 24 Providence Street - Grafton, MA

Instructor: Kathleen Renfrew                                                                                                                                       

For all PreK-5 Teachers

This course is meant to enhance and the science instruction of in-service PreK-6 teachers. Phenomena & science talk is used to create a learning environment that fosters the engagement of students in the science and engineering practices, Participants will developing and refining foundational knowledge necessary for supporting and scaffolding children’s scientific thinking. A shared vision of meaningful and equitable science instruction will be constructed through exploring phenomena, investigation, science talk, real -time classroom work, videos, and assigned reading. Emphasis will be placed on the role and use of hands-on materials, resources, and technology that encourage the development of fundamental concepts outlined in the MA 2016 Framework of Science, Technology and Engineering.



CI971-R119 Inclusionary Practices (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Mondays: Feb 4-April 8 - 4:00-8:00 pm

East Brookfield EL - 410 E. Main St - East Brookfield, MA

Instructors: Kara Westerman                                                                                                                                          

For all regular education teachers interested in learning strategies for inclusion classrooms:

 

This course provides the theory and skills to modify curriculum materials, lesson plans, and classroom activities to best include special needs students in the regular classroom. It will provide information on the foundations of inclusion, sample lessons for instruction, strategies on how to effectively include all students in the regular classroom instruction, and how to prepare teachers to work collaboratively in the inclusion process.

 

  

CI971-R370 The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 12– April 23 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Auburn High School

99 Auburn Street - Auburn, MA

Instructor: Matt Watson

For Social Studies, ELA, and Special Educator of grades 6-12

This course will explore the tumultuous life of Adolf Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. Students will examine the roots, growth, and impact of Nazism upon the World. Students will create valid lessons, activities, and projects for use in their respective classrooms.

 

 

CI971-R455 Edgar Allen Poe: His Life and Writings (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 5– May 7 - 4:00-7:00 pm

Bartlett High School - 52 Lake Parkway - Webster, MA

Instructor: Paul Macek

For all K-12 Educators

This course covers the highest level of reading and writing on Poe's life and writings. This course begins with his "Early Years (1809- 1834)" in Boston, London, and Richmond, where he defines poetry as the idea of beauty and he writes his first short story on science fiction. Poe in Philadelphia (1838-1844) covers his most productive period where students explore the single effect in "The Fall of the House of Usher," the validity of the "Longfellow War," whodunit and the first detective story in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," psychological realism in "The Tell-Tale Heart," secret writing in "The Gold Bug," and a Jungian interpretation of "The Black Cat." Last section of the course deals with Poe in New York (1844-1849) covering "The Raven," "The Philosophy of Composition," "Eureka," "Eldorado," and "Annabel Lee." Course also deals with Poe's critique of the work of Bryant, Hawthorne, Dickens, and Lowell. 

 

 

CI971– R475 Comprehensive Strength Training in PE (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 5- May 7 - 4:30-7:30 pm

Tantasqua Reg HS - 319 Brookfield Rd - Sturbridge, MA

Instructor: Robert Casaceli              

For all Pre-K– Grade 12 PE teachers

This course will look to help develop strength training fitness programs and activities for physical education curriculums based on the needs/facilities/equipment for each person enrolled in the class. Participants will develop a program for their school specific to their needs and budgets. 

 

 

CI971-R17 Violence in Society (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 5-April 9 - 4:00– 8:00 pm

Auburn High School - 99 Auburn St - Auburn, MA

Instructor: Dr. Richard Brown

Materials Fee $25 payable to instructor at first class

For all K-12 teachers:

Unfortunately we live in a society filled with violence. It is no longer confined to the urban areas. We see it in the suburbs, the schools, and yes, our houses of worship.

It does not discriminate. It affects the rich, the poor, young and old alike.

Our schools, law enforcement and the courts are attempting to deal with this problem on a daily basis.

This course will examine all forms of violence in today's society. Topics covered will include child abuse, domestic violence, teen dating, harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

Hopefully we can find constructive ways to deal with this problem. This course, taught by an experience Educator/Lawyer will include guest speakers from the bench, bar and law enforcement and state agencies. 

 

 

CI971-R145 Aligning Curriculum to the Standards of the Learner (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 5– April 9 - 4:00– 8:00 pm

Charlton Elem School - 9 Burlingame Rd - Charlton, MA

Instructor: Tammy Bellerive

For all elementary teachers, special focus Pre-K-4:

This course is designed to assist teachers in preparing lessons that connect standards with many levels of learners that are in their classrooms. Demonstrations of curriculum that focus on the cognitive aspects of skill but also on the writing component will be shared and the rationale for this approach will be explained. Strategies to align what needs to be taught with the developing levels of learning will be a major focus of this course. Participants will design curriculum and assessment to map solid, well-defined goals. 

 

 

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CI971-R508 Film as Literature (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 5– April 9 - 4:00– 8:00 pm

Grafton High School - 24 Providence Rd - Grafton, MA

Instructor: Kathleen Black

For all teachers K-12 ELA Humanities Teachers

What was better: the book or the movie? In this course we will move beyond this question and look at film not in opposition to literature} but instead how film can be studied as literature. The course will provide teachers with information and strategies about how they can use and study film in the classroom. Teachers will learn cinematic basics before moving into a deeper study of narrative structure in films and how to lead students through analysis. The course will require teachers to adapt an existing unit or create a new unit that includes film analysis. 

 

 

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CI971-R502 Linking Literature and Social Studies Using Field Studies and Discussion (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: 4/23, 4/30, 5/87 5/14, 5/21- 4:00-6:30

Saturdays: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 - 12:30-4:00 pm

Burgess Elm School - 45 Burgess School Rd - Sturbridge, MA

*Materials fee of $45 paid to instructor at first class.
Instructor: John Baron

For all PreK-12 Science, Social Studies, and Art Teacher

 

Participants will explore a wide range of literary genre from mythology, science fiction, historical fiction, poetry and drama by participating in interactive activities and visiting related historic sites addressing mixed ability classroom groupings, the use of background knowledge using art and “google”, and addressing topics of theme, author’s purpose, and style.

 

 

ATTENTION…...Core Academic & Non-Core Teachers: Only Need 15 PDPs in SEI for Recertification?

 SEI: Teaching English Language Learners (no credits/ PDPs only)

******Tuition only $250********* No Grad Credits*******

Tuesdays: Jan 15-Feb 12 - 4:00-7:00 pm

Leicester Middle - 70 Winslow Ave - Leicester, MA

Instructor: Tanyalee Gallant-Smith

For all K-12 teachers: special attention non-core teachers (PE, Music, Art)

This course introduces and reinforces the Massachusetts English Language Development standards (WIDA) through practical, hands-on approach that connects to all subject matters. Teachers will learn how the standards are organized, foundational principle and practical applications and tools. Teachers will practice how to use these standards in tandem with content standards, to better support ELLs. This course is designed for any classroom teacher, specialist or coach who is responsibe for educating English learners. 

 

 

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CI971-R511 Positive Behavior Supports for Classroom Management (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: March 5-April 30 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Auburn High School - 99 Auburn St - Auburn, MA

Instructor: Charlene Hammond

For all Educators, Guidance, and Support Staff Grades K-8

This course will aid the teacher in creating a positive learning environment where students learn responsible behavior and self-esteem is increased. Learn from Lee Canter's Assertive Discipline Behavior Management which provides practical strategies for classroom discipline with effective results. Techniques will be shared to reduce stress when dealing with difficult students. 

 

 

BLENDED/ON-LINE CLASS

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CI971-R478 The Great War (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Wednesdays: 2/6, 3/13, 4/24 - 4:00-7:00 pm

27 Hours On-Line

Auburn High School - 99 Auburn St - Auburn, MA

Instructor: Matt Watson

For Middle and High School Social Studies, ELA and Special Ed Teachers

 

Students will plunge into the depths of World War I, also known as “The Great War”.   They will examine the crucial events leading to this global conflict, its vicious battles, and its everlasting legacy.  Participants will create valid lessons, activities, and projects that can be immediately utilized in the classroom.  The use of technology(iPad, iMovie, Keynote, Socrative, YouTube, Pages, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Classroom) will be a focus in creating lessons and activities.

 

 

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CI971-R518 Creating Engaging Digital Lessons Using Hyperdocs (2 credits)

$475 Mem/ $550 Non Mem

Wednesdays: Jan 9– March 6 - 4:00-7:00 pm

Millbury High School - 12 Martin St - Millbury, MA

Instructor: Susan Nichols

For all K-12 teachers

 

Transform a current lesson you are planning from worksheets to a digital experience. Students will be able to engage, explore and extend their learning experiences using the HyperDoc you create. Bring a curriculum unit you already teach and learn how to transform this lesson digitally to engage and enhance your students’ learning experience. In this course participants will: use technology to teach lesson, create a hyperdoc unit for your students, explore digital tools and resources available to use with students, create ways to for students to express themselves digitally, and transform the way you can teach and engage in the classroom

 

 

 

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CI971-R509 Social Emotional Learning/ Building a Classroom For the 21st Century Student (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Wednesdays: Feb 27– May 1 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Dudley Middle School - 70 Dudley Oxford Rd - Dudley MA

Instructor: Lesa Patrock

For all K-12 Educators

 

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. SEL is educating the whole child. It focuses on managing emotions, setting and achieving goals, maintaining positive relationships, making responsible decisions and managing this in your classroom. Students show greater academic growth when their social and emotional needs are understood and met. In this course participants will learn to help recognize and manage student’s emotions as well as help create learning environment that teach students to set and achieve positive goals, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle interpersonal situations effectively. The course will focus on real-world classroom practice with concrete strategies for success.

 

 

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CI971-R274 Understanding Science Part 1 (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Mondays/Wednesdays: 2/11, 2/13, 2/25, 2/27, 3/4, 3/6, 3/11, 3/13, 3/18, 3/20, 4/1, 4/3 - 4:00-7:00pm

Charlton Middle - 2 Oxford Rd - Charlton, MA

Instructor: Nancy Doucino-Garcia

For all K-12 Teachers (Emphasis on Science)

This course is designed to explore the astronomy/earth science portion of the National Standards and the Massachusetts Standards Frameworks. Emphasis will be on moon phases, solar eclipses and seasons. Participants will create valid lessons, activities, and projects that can be immediately utilized in the classroom.

  

 

CI971– R83 Classroom Management: Using Strengths to Promote Competency (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Wednesdays: Feb 6– April 10  - 4:00-8:00 pm

Oxford High School - Carbuncle Drive - Oxford, MA

Instructor: Elizabeth Sitko

For all K 12 teachers

This course provides a forum for the development of classroom management strategies that promote the success of ALL students. Focusing on both classroom programs and individual interventions, the course affords participants the opportunity to make connections between theory, research, and their own practice. Topics include motivation, creating a safe classroom environment, fostering positive interpersonal interactions, developing realistic expectations and consequences, and helping students grow.

 


CI971– R179 Designing the Ideal Wellness Program (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Wednesdays: Feb 6– April 10 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Millbury High School - 12 Martin Street - Millbury, MA

Instructor: Richard Bergin

For all K 12 PE teachers

This course is designed for PreK-12 physical education teachers to address all the necessary components to build a sound physical education program. Educators will examine teaching content and have the opportunity to branch beyond acquiring skills to create a program that is energized and provides the best possible education.

 

 

CI971-R396 We the Citizens: Rights and Responsibilities Under our Constitution (3 credits)

****Out of District Offering******TUITION ****$815******

Wednesdays: Feb 6– April 10 - 4:00- 8:00 pm

Woburn – TBD - Woburn, MA

Instructor: Dr. Richard Brown                                                                         

For all K-12 Educators

 

In compliance with the Common Core of Learning for Social Studies and Language Arts educators, as well as all educators, this basic course on our U.S. Constitution will connect important historical legal cases, events and issues, along with historic documents (Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Federalist Papers)

to enlighten participants as to how a democratic society governs itself. Skills will be developed in the area of communication, critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution, thus enabling educators and their students to be better informed citizens in the role of democracy.

 

 

CI971-R148 Early History of Webster, Dudley, and Oxford (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Thursdays: Feb 7– May 9 - 4:30– 7:30 pm

Bartlett High School - 52 Lake Parkway - Webster, MA

Instructor: Paul Macek

For all teachers K-12

 

This course focuses on a wide range of local historical topics such as the geography of New England and Worcester County and the mysteries of an ancient river; Native Americans; ancient paths and trails; history and meaning of the Great Pond; early settlers; causes and effects of the Pequot and King Philip wars; local historical responses to the American and Industrial revolutions and state government; birth of the tri-town area; the incorporation of the three townships of Webster, Dudley, and Oxford; and the American and Industrial Revolutions. This course not only focuses on local history, but on the histiry of Central Massachusetts, the colony and state of Massachusetts, and New England.

 

 

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CI971-R507 Science Meets History– Simple Machines Learning Engagement and Content (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Thursdays: March 7– April 11- 4:00-7:00 pm

Saturdays: March 23, 30, April 6 - 10:00-4:00pm

Burgess Elem - 45 Burgess School Rd - Sturbridge, MA

Instructor: John Baron

For all K-12 Science and Social Studies Teachers

 

Standards tend to compartmentalize subject matter, yet the history, is the story of scientific and technologic discoveries.  This class will feature engaging hands on activities and content using field studies to science and historical museums to show how simple machines and textile production influenced the ancient world and American history.

 

 

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CI971-R505 Afghanistan: America’s Longest War (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Thursdays: Feb 14– April 25 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Auburn High School - 99 Auburn St - Auburn, MA

Instructor: Matt Watson

For all Social Studies Teachers

 

This course is designed for Social Studies, ELA, and Special Educators of grades 5-12. What began with the “War on Terror” has become America’s longest military conflict.  This course will closely examine the controversial American military presence in the nation of Afghanistan from 2001 to the present.  Students will create valid lessons, activities, and projects that can be immediately utilized in their respective classrooms.

 

 

CI971-R446 Mind/Body Connection: Mindfulness, Yoga and Education: Part 2 (3 credits)

(Part 1 not required)

Thursdays: Feb 7– May 9 - 4:30-7:30 pm

Auburn High School - 99 Auburn St - Auburn, MA

Instructor: Deanna Towns

This course is beneficial across many areas...Physical Education, regular or special ed classroom, behavior specialist, and guidance.  Participants will create a unit incorporating Brain Gym, mindfulness and Yoga in a way that applies to their position/needs.  There will be daily practice of mindfulness, yoga (50+poses), 26 Brain Gym learning movements, and relaxation strategies.  We will use videos, small group practice, and class discussion to develop strategies, guided visualizations, and lesson plans which will facilitate learning and test taking, increase concentration and decrease behavior problems.  Students will participate daily in all physical activity and relaxation exercises and keep a journal, recording specifics, such as flexibility, strength and description of physical and psychological states before, during and after participation.  

 
BLENDED/ON-LINE CLASS

CI971-R516 Implementing Restorative Practices (3 credits)

Thursdays: Feb 7, Mar 14, Apr 25 - 4:00-7:00 pm

David Prouty High School - 302 Main Street - Spencer, MA

Instructor: Barbara Marderosian

This is a hybrid on-line/face-to-face course with the objective of introducing participants to the theory and practice of restorative practices in schools as an alternative to suspensions. Attendance is mandatory at the three face-to-face sessions. Participants will develop the foundational skills needed to create a restorative justice program in their own contexts. K-12 stakeholders will be trained on best practices to build capacity. Participants will gain an understanding of conflict resolution and restorative practices that can be applied to a school setting. This type of program can be used for school discipline programs or for improving social skills in general.



CI971-R410 Teaching with Your ART and SOUL (3 credits)

Thursdays: Apr 25, May 9 - 4:00-8:30 pm
Saturdays: Apr 23, May 4, May 18 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

French River Education Center - 672 Main Street - North Oxford, MA

Instructor: Cynthia Rawson

Applicable for all educators, and all levels, this course has been designed to coax educators “outside the box,” and to bring new innovation and inspiration into their content area. Through a combination of class-based workshops and visits to local museums, the Common Core Standards will be addressed and applied to newly created hands-on activities. Alignment with S.T.E.M, the National Visual Arts Standards, and Teacher Evaluation guidelines are also components that will benefit participants according to their individual educator goals.



ATTENTION…...Core Academic & Non-Core Teachers: Only Need 15 PDPs in SEI for Recertification?

 SEI: Teaching English Language Learners               (no credits/ PDPs only)

******Tuition only $250********* No Grad Credits*******

Friday: March 1– April 5 - 4:00-7:00 pm

Leicester Middle - 70 Winslow Ave - Leicester, MA - (NEW LOCATION)

Instructor: Tanyalee Gallant-Smith

For all K-12 teachers: special attention non-core teachers (PE, Music, Art)

This course introduces and reinforces the Massachusetts English Language Development standards (WIDA) through practical, hands-on approach that connects to all subject matters. Teachers will learn how the standards are organized, foundational principle and practical applications and tools. Teachers will practice how to use these standards in tandem with content standards, to better support ELLs. This course is designed for any classroom teacher, specialist or coach who is responsibe for educating English learners.

 

 

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CI971-R515 Law in Film in a Nutshell (Part 1) (1 Credit)

$250 Mem/ $350 Non Mem

Friday: March 15 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Saturday: March 16 - 8:00-4:00 pm              

French River Ed – 672 Main Street - N. Oxford, MA

Instructor: Richard Brown

For all K-12 Educators

 

This course is an abbreviated version of The Law in Film (CI971-R17 a 3 credit course). It is offered as a one credit, 12 hour class). It will explain our Legal System through the use of famous films. Part 1 will explore discrimination, pre-justice through the films “12 Angry Men”, “To Kill a Mocking Bird”, “The Scottsboro Boys”, “Mississippi Burning”, and “Gideon's Trumpet”. Justice is never to be confused with the Law.

 

 

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CI971– R514 Tort Liability for Schools and Educators (1 credit)

$250 Mem/ $350 Non Mem

Friday: March 29 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Saturday: March 30 - 8:00-4:00 pm

French River Ed – 672 Main Street - N. Oxford, MA

Instructor: Richard Brown

For all K-12 Educators and Administrators

 

This course introduces liability issues that may occur due to acts or omissions by school personnel. It will explain the Massachusetts Tort Claim Act (chp 258). Employer liability and the grounds for a claim of intentional and unintentional acts (negligence) will be covered in detail. Educators will have a better understanding of their responsibilities and defenses available under MA laws. The instructor is an experienced Lawyer/Educator.

 

 

ON-LINE/ SELF-PACED COURSE

15 PDPs EL

In need of 15 PDPs in the area of education of EL students?

Register for this self-paced on-line class

Perfect for non-teaching administrators or non-core academic teachers who need 15 PDPs for re-licensure

Contact Ricci Hall at the Center (rhall@frec.org) or 508-987-0219 x101

 

 

ON LINE/ SELF-PACED COURSE

15 PDPs SPED

In need of 15 PDPs in the area of education of SPED students?              

Register for this self-paced on-line class

Perfect for non-teaching administrators or non-core academic teachers who need 15 PDPs for re-licensure

Contact Ricci Hall at the Center (rhall@frec.org) or 508-987-0219 x101

 

 

 

 

 


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