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The course will include two on-site individual consultations in November and January - the specific dates and times will be arranged with participants. 

Make the new educator evaluation system meaningful and manageable! In a collaborative group 
of administrators, we will navigate the phases of the supervision and evaluation process with a 
focus on teacher and student learning. Using readings, discussions, video clips, and examples of 
observation scripts and feedback, you will enhance your skill as an evaluator. We will dig into 
questions such as: 
  • How do our beliefs about student learning guide the use of this evaluation system? 
  • In what ways can we give feedback that really makes a difference to a teacher’s focus on student learning? 
  • How do we supervise caseload educators who only teach a few students at a time? 
  • When a supervisory situation calls for critical communication, how do we do that well? 

We will connect in several group sessions, on-line, and in one-to-one visits. Our focus will be both strategic and practical to refine your skill with supervision and evaluation. Please note that this workshop will be limited to 12 participants.

Target Audience: K - 12 District Administrators and School-based Principals, Assistant Principals and Department Chairs
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Starts: 9/15/2016 7:30 AM
Sessions: 6
Credits: 15 Contact Hours
Pricing:
Location:
Wait space available
Five additional dates for Snow dates/Capstone Presentations*:

January 9, 2017

January 10, 2017

January 23, 2017

January 30, 2017

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.

Audience:  K  - 12  educators


Graduate Credit:  At the first class, participants may choose to register for 3 optional graduate credits through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $225 payable to WSU.

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Starts: 9/19/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 12
Credits: 67.5 Contact Hours and 3 Grad Credit
Pricing:
Location:
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Five additional dates for MakeUp Dates/Capstone Presentations*:

February 13, 2017

February 27, 2017

March 6, 2017

March 13, 2017

March 20, 2017


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.

Audience:  K  - 12  educators

Graduate Credit:  Participants may choose to register for 3 optional graduate credits through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $225 payable to Worcester State.   A registration form will be available on or before the first day of class.

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Starts: 9/19/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 12
Credits: 67.5 Contact Hours and 3 Grad Credit
Pricing:
Location:
Wait space available
This course is supported by the Newton Public Schools and only open to Newton Public Schools employees. Participants should contact their district to register. An access code is required.

Five additional dates for MakeUp Dates/Capstone Presentations*:

February 13, 2017

February 27, 2017

March 6, 2017

March 13, 2017

March 20, 2017


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.

Audience:  K  - 12  educators

Graduate Credit:  Participants may choose to register for 3 optional graduate credits through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $225 payable to Worcester State.   A registration form will be available on or before the first day of class.

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Starts: 9/19/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 12
Credits: 67.5 Contact Hours and 3 Grad Credit
Pricing:
Location:
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Five additional dates for Snow dates/Capstone Presentations*:

March 28, 2017

April 4, 2017

April 11, 2017

April 25, 2017

May 2, 2017


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.

Audience:  K  - 12  educators

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Starts: 9/20/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 12
Pricing:
Location:
Wait space available
Five additional dates for Snow dates/Capstone Presentations*:

January 10, 2017

January 17, 2017

January 24, 2017

January 31, 2017

February 7, 2017


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.

Audience:  K  - 12  educators

Graduate 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.
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Starts: 9/20/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 12
Credits: 67.5 Contact Hours and 3 Grad Credit
Pricing:
Location:
Wait space available
Participants must attend all sessions to receive the SEI Endorsement.

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.

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.


Make Up Dates (in case a class is canceled):  November 10, 16 and 22, 2016
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Starts: 9/22/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 5
Credits: 22.5 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing:
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This course will focus on PreK and K classrooms.

Capstones Presentations:
March 28 & April 4, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM*

Snow dates:
April 11 & 25, 2017

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.

Register by:  Priority will be given to EDCO members up until April 1, 2016.  After April 1st, registration will be open to anyone across the state needing the course.

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Starts: 9/27/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 12
Pricing:
Location:
Wait space available
This workshop is co-sponsored with CASE, EDCO and LABBB (CELC). Members of CASE and LABBB should email mcswineyctr@edcollab.org for a discount code before registering to receive the member rate.

This workshop is geared to teams of Administrators in all capacities including those who supervise, oversee discipline issues and participate in 504 or IEP meetings. Topics will include:
  • Employment Law - including evaluation and supervision 
  • Student Discipline 
  • Chapter 504 and IDEA updates 
Target Audience: K - 12 Administrators including Superintendents, HR Managers, Principals and Special Education Administrators. This workshop is ideal for district teams.

Fee: $190 for CASE, EDCO & LABBB members or $685 for a team of (4);
$230/$830 for non-members 

The workshop fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.  A discount will be applied to those districts registering as a team after registration is complete.
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Starts: 9/30/2016 8:30 AM
Session: 1
Credits: 6 Contact Hours
Pricing:
Location:
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This course is supported by the Lowell Public Schools and is only open to Lowell Public School employees. An access code is required.

Additional Dates for MakeUp Dates/Capstone Presentations*:

January 10, 2017

January 12, 2017

January 17, 2017

January 19, 2017


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.  The Capstone sessions will run from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Audience:  K  - 12  educators

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Starts: 10/4/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 12
Credits: 67.5 Contact Hours and 3 Grad Credit
Pricing:
Location:
Class full
Make up dates (in case of inclement weather) are scheduled for December 8, 15 and 22, 2016.


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: 10/6/2016 4:00 PM
Sessions: 5
Credits: 22.5 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing:
Location:
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Designed specifically for school librarians, this 15-hour course will satisfy the requirement that all educators, including school librarians, must have 15 hours of professional development in teaching ELLs in order to renew or advance a teaching license after July 1, 2016. This requirement is part of the new Massachusetts initiative for teaching English Language Learners called RETELL.


The course will give school librarians an overview of RETELL and its components (SEI, WIDA, ACCESS), and will focus on the ways that school librarians can help their English language learners to use the library and improve their academic skills. Topics of discussion will include demographics, the socio/cultural issues of teaching ELLs, the basics of second language acquisition, and literacy development for ELLs. Each of these topics will be examined through the lens of the school librarian and will address the implications for the school library program and curriculum.


Specific areas of focus for librarians will include collection development with regard to ELLs, adapting library lessons, developing special programs for students and their families, and supporting teachers. In addition, the connection between RETELL and the Common Core will be examined.


By the end of the course, school librarians will:

  • understand RETELL and its implications for the school library 
  • adapt current library lessons for English Language Learners

Audience:  K  - 12 Librarians

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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Starts: 10/15/2016 9:00 AM
Sessions: 3
Credits: 15 Contact Hours and 1 Grad Credit
Pricing:
Location:
Closed Enrollment
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