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AMSA Late Winter / Early Spring PD offerings



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Professional Development for Educators

Spring 2 2018 Session (March 19 - April 13)

Online/One credit (or semester hour)/22.5 PDPs

Cost: $205.00 per course

To register online, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Registration" button.  Alternatively, please feel free to print the registration form and send it to Paula Hogard, Director of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development, FSU, 100 State St., PO Box 9101, Framingham, MA, or fax it to
508-626-4030. 

 

Pedagogy

PRDV #CRN #COURSE TITLESYLLABUSINSTRUCTOR
7072521152Professional Learning CommunitiesSyllabusScheidler
7462621162Opening EducationSyllabusMilligan

 

Physical Education Leadership

PRDV #CRN #COURSE TITLESYLLABUSINSTRUCTOR
7342621175Athletic Coaching Leadership: Issues Affecting Today's Student AthletesSyllabusHair, S.


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Professional Development for Educators

Spring 2 2018 Session (March 19 - April 13)

Online/One credit (or semester hour)/22.5 PDPs

Cost: $205.00 per course

To register online, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Registration" button.  Alternatively, please feel free to print the registration form and send it to Paula Hogard, Director of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development, FSU, 100 State St., PO Box 9101, Framingham, MA, or fax it to
508-626-4030. 

 ELA/Literacy 

PRDV #CRN #COURSE TITLESYLLABUSINSTRUCTOR
7132621153Common Core Writers Workshop: Teaching Students to Internalize and Apply Writing Strategies SyllabusScheidler
7022821205Common Core ELA Standards-Aligned Curriculum Development with Understanding by Design--new!SyllabusScheidler
7242621168Close Reading in the Common Core ClassroomSyllabusMoore
7272421183Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing in the Common Core ClassroomSyllabusMoore
7382721171Teaching the Narrative Point of ViewSyllabusCourchesne
7652421154Creative Ways to Teach ResearchSyllabusGlynn

    


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Professional Development for Educators

Spring 2 2018 Session (March 19 - April 13)

Online/One credit (or semester hour)/22.5 PDPs

Cost: $205.00 per course

To register online, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Registration" button.  Alternatively, please feel free to print the registration form and send it to Paula Hogard, Director of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development, FSU, 100 State St., PO Box 9101, Framingham, MA, or fax it to
508-626-4030. 

 Nutrition, Health & Wellness

 PRDV # CRN # COURSE TITLE SYLLABUSINSTRUCTOR
7102121172Hydration & BeveragesSyllabusCavallaro
7152721234Substance Abuse & AddictionSyllabusMaloney
7352221173School Gardening 101SyllabusSaleh

 

STEM


PRDV #CRN #  COURSE TITLE  SYLLABUS  INSTRUCTOR
7092721169Young Scientists, Young Engineers: STEM in the Elementary Classroom SyllabusLarkin
7152521167Universal Design for Learning in the Math Classroom Where Every Student CountsSyllabusKaczynski
7372621166Preschoolers and STEM/STEAM: Developing CuriositySyllabusKaczynski

 


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Professional Development for Educators

Spring 2 2018 Session (March 19 - April 13)

Online/One credit (or semester hour)/22.5 PDPs

Cost: $205.00 per course

To register online, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Registration" button.  Alternatively, please feel free to print the registration form and send it to Paula Hogard, Director of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development, FSU, 100 State St., PO Box 9101, Framingham, MA, or fax it to
508-626-4030. 

 Technology

PRDV #CRN #COURSE TITLESYLLABUSINSTRUCTOR
7001721473Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusCriswell
70328coming soon
Google Classroom Advanced UsersSyllabusMurray
7122321472Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get It?  Web Tools to Help with Formative (or Summative) AssessmentSyllabusCriswell
7132721151Google ClassroomSyllabusMurray
7191821178Making Technology Count in the K-8 ClassroomSyllabusNajarian
7252521180Assistive Technology and Accessible Instructional MaterialsSyllabusRobinson
7283321182Engaging the Digital ChildSyllabusRobinson
7322721177Beginning Photoshop for TeachersSyllabusHair, J.
7392321179Leveraging Technology to Create Differentiated Learning EnvironmentsSyllabusNajarian
7412421174Creating Quick Response (QR) CodesSyllabusCartier
7442321181Flipping the ClassroomSyllabusRobinson
7442621176Creative Teaching Ideas with PinterestSyllabusHair, J.

 


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Professional Development for Educators
Spring 2 2018 Session (March 19 - April 13)

Online/One credit (or semester hour)/22.5 PDPs

Cost: $205.00 per course

Social/Behavioral

PRDV #CRN #  COURSE TITLE  SYLLABUS  INSTRUCTOR
7152021155Social Emotional Learning: Creating an Inclusive School-Wide EnvironmentSyllabusGold
7182721165Move the Body, Engage the BrainSyllabusKazcynski
7242521161The Impact of Disabilities on BehaviorSyllabusGold
7292521164Impact of Poverty and Stress on Young LearnersSyllabusKaczynski
7322621170Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusGately
7352621163Mindfulness for Young LearnersSyllabusKaczynski

 

Special Education

 PRDV # CRN # COURSE TITLE SYLLABUS INSTRUCTOR
7251921156Special Education: IEP – An In-Depth StudySyllabusMerriam
7261921157Knowledge of Services: Developing Collaborative Relationships and Integrating ServicesSyllabusMerriam
7271921158Special Education: Federal and State Laws and RegulationsSyllabusMerriam
7392421159Design or Modification of Curriculum Materials and General Education Classroom Environments for Students with Moderate Disabilities SyllabusMerriam
7402421160Ways To Prepare and Maintain Students With Disabilities for General Education Classrooms: Including Use of Behavioral Management Principles SyllabusMerriam


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Workshop Title
Skill Level
Workshop Description
Makerspaces and G Suite  
Beginner/
Intermediate
Learn how to incorporate the Maker Movement, design thinking and the creative tools in a makerspace with Google Apps. We’ll discuss how you can use Drawings and Slides together to create large posters, laser cut designs, and 3D printable models. We’ll also dive into app smashing by organizing the workflows of the makerspace using Google Apps as well as 3rd-party tools


Google Certifications?  
Intermediate/
Advanced
Ever consider earning one of Google’s many certifications but aren’t sure where to start? We’ll share tips, tricks and details on the Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Administrator programs. Join us as we dive into the many certification options, share resources to help you prepare, and learn about the benefits of becoming Google Certified!


Google BreakoutEDU
Beginner/
Intermediate
Do you have what it takes to escape the room by exercising your GSuite Skills? Work collaboratively with other participants to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles across a wide range of the GSuite as we smash Google and BreakoutEDU.


Getting Nerdy with Google Sheets
Intermediate/
Advanced
Become a spreadsheet wizard with handy functions, amazing add-ons and a slew of tips and tricks that will save you time as you explore all that sheets have to offer. Learn how to turn your sheets into a Jeopardy-style quiz, pull live data from across the web, hack together your own spreadsheet database and more! Who knew sheets could do so much, or be so fun?


MassCUE’s Googlepalooza event is a full day of G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) hands-on workshops taught by experienced Google Certified Trainers and Educators to promote better learning in the classroom. Participants will have a choice between presentations at varied ability levels – all covering a wide variety of G Suite tools, devices (Chromebooks, iPads, Android Tablets), teaching strategies, and implementation.  All of this learning for just $65 (fee includes lunch.)

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Workshop Title
Skill Level
Workshop Description
Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Beginner/
Intermediate
In this session, participants will explore three areas of digital literacy: finding and consuming digital content, creating digital content communicating and sharing digital content from the student point of view using Google Classroom and various connected apps. Hands on experience will also incorporate various 4C activities that can be used in any classroom.


Interactive Notebooks for Project-based Learning 
Intermediate/
Advanced
 Intermediate Project-based learning is enhanced when students have a digital resource to review lessons, as well as share their work! This session will cover the creation, distribution and student interaction to demonstrate understanding using Google Slides. An example lesson/template will be shared for participants to update for their own use.

All Hyped Up!!
Intermediate/
Advanced

Are you looking for a way to transform and personalize learning in your classroom? Hyperdocs are a great way to get your students excited about learning and produce high-quality work. Teachers can package their content in a visually appealing and organized way to offer students choice and voice with their learning. Model lesson templates will be provided for participants to create their own lessons, which students can complete at their own pace using online tools.


Automate Your Digital Documents
Advanced (Nerdy)
  Need to issue awards or certificates? How about a hall pass or even a detention slip? Learn how to automate the creation and sharing of personalized digital documents with docs, Forms, and the autoCrat add-on! Examples and templates will be shared for participants to update for their own use.


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Workshop Title
Skill Level
Workshop Description
Automate Your Digital Documents
Advanced (Nerdy)

 Need to issue awards or certificates? How about a hall pass or even a detention slip? Learn how to automate the creation and sharing of personalized digital documents with docs, Forms, and the autoCrat add-on! Examples and templates will be shared for participants to update for their own use.


Make & Take Google Templates for Student Projects 
Intermediate

 Google templates for Drive can be used to seamlessly create Jeopardy-Style quizzes, flashcards, memory games, crossword puzzles and more! Join us for this make and take session where you can create an array of exemplars to bring back to your classroom! We will focus on ready-made templates that can easily be customized for your class and pushed out through Google Classroom for individual or group work. Leave this session with ideas you can use right away, to create novel activities for your students with minimal investment in your own time.

Providing Effective Feedback for Digital Writing
Intermediate


 Intermediate It’s time to retire that red pen in exchange for the powerful features of Google Docs and Add-Ons to help students develop 21st-century writing skills. Re-image the possibilities for peer collaboration and teacher virtual mini-conferencing. See how leveraging customized keyboard shortcuts can allow teachers to provide fast, effective feedback to improve student writing. Join us to learn how Google tools can help you to thoughtfully integrate technology in the writing process and narrow the gap between school and real-world writing.


Hidden Gems: Lesser Known Google Tools
 Intermediate / Advanced
Go beyond the basic Google Apps, and explore fabulous tools you've probably never even heard of! Join us as we dive into lesser-known Google Tools that you’ll wonder how you’ve lived without. Understand “Search” like never before with Google Instant, Reverse Image Lookup, Google Trends and Google Alerts. Geography and trivia combine for learning fun with SmartyPins! Explore museum collections from around the world with Google Cultural Institute. Test out your drawing skills with QuickDraw or see how to make music learning more accessible with Chrome Music Lab.


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Workshop Title
Skill Level
Workshop Description
Advanced Forms & Add-Ons
  All Levels

Super-charge your Google Forms with advanced tips and tricks. Learn how to use data validation to ensure respondents answer questions the way you want as well as forms branching to force users to different parts of a Form based on their selections. We’ll explore some of the most popular Add-Ons available to help you extend the functionality of Google Forms.


Your Extension Please! Chrome Extensions to Support Struggling Learners.
 All Levels

Chrome Extensions to Support Struggling and Unique Learners. Chrome extensions are valuable tools for anyone but for struggling students they can be a confidence builder. Participants will learn how certain Chrome Extensions can help support struggling learners, also explore and work with extensions and take away some class lesson ideas. I hope you will be willing to share your favorites.

Getting Organized with Google Keep and the New Google Calendar
 All Levels


We all know that it is easy to get overwhelmed with meetings, appointments, grades, conferences, etc. Let Google Calendar help organize and simplify your busy schedule. We will discover ways to let Calendar work for you. Make appointment slots, make a team calendar, get reminders, find other important calendars in your district, add an event from your email. You can invite people to an event and add attachments and notes for them prior to the meeting. Are you one with sticky notes everywhere? Google Keep is like using virtual sticky notes, only much better. Anyone can share notes with others, notes can be color-coded for visual organization, add labels, make lists, and so much more! There is even a Keep extension that you will wonder how you got by without it!


Engaging students using Google Maps and Google Earth
All Levels
 We will explore some of the vast activities/projects that students from all grade levels can experience. Come take a tour of historical sites on Street View to mapping gas leaks and their effects on global warming.


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Workshop Title
Skill Level
Workshop Description
CS First: Introducing Computer Science Curriculum to Students Ages 9-14
  All Levels

 Looking to start a computer science club or add CS into your curriculum? CS First with Google has complete curriculum kits for free! Students love coding with Scratch and Google makes it easy for you even if you have little to no experience in programming. Students get so involved they do not even realize that they are learning essential skills! Their kits include basic-advanced lessons. https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/materials


Intro to Forms
 Beginner

Google Forms can be used to quickly create simple surveys, "flip" lessons, formatively assess student learning, receive just-in-time instructional data and more! During this hands-on workshop, participants will practice the basics of Form creation and understand how to distribute their form and view responses. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your teaching and save time using this powerful, free tool!

NEW Google Sites
 All Levels


 Learn the power of the "NEW" Google Sites. You will learn how to create a Site for your classroom, projector as a student portfolio. You will learn how to use sites as a hub for your classroom and seamlessly share all you use in Drive and other applications. Come and learn how to create, collaborate and publish a NEW Google Site that will engage your audience.


Creating Dynamic Worksheets with Google
Beginner/
Intermediate
  Tired of searching through Google to find the perfect worksheet for your upcoming lesson? Start using Google Docs to create more dynamic and engaging worksheets to meet your teaching style and student learning needs in a variety of subject areas. Using Google Docs allows you to design worksheets through incorporating Google Drawings, images, unlimited web fonts and more! We will explore different tools built into Google Docs to spark your creativity so you can begin making your own worksheets.


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Workshop Title
Skill Level
Workshop Description
Digital Storytelling with Google Tour Builder
  All Levels

All Levels Take your digital storytelling to the next level with Google Tour Builder and Google Earth. Participants will build virtual field trips by choosing locations on a map, add in images, videos, text, and easily share for a fantastic presentation! Great uses in the classroom across all content areas, including literary journeys, ancient civilizations, foreign language cultures, and more!


#GoogleAddict
 Intermediate

 In this session, participants will learn the latest and greatest updates to Google. If you love Google and all that it has to offer, then this session is for you! Come learn about clever tips, ideas, tricks, and techniques that will take your #GsuiteEDU experience to the next level.

Bringing Presentations, Websites, and Youtube videos to the next level
 All Levels


 Learn how to take a Youtube video to the next level with Edpuzzle, a Google presentation to the next level with Pear Deck and a website into an interactive lesson with Insert Learning.

Exploring the world through Virtual Reality Google style
  All Levels

Learn how to use smartphones, tablets and Google Cardboard to bring your students on virtual field trips to more than 400 engaging locations from the Polar ice caps to art museums through Google Expeditions. See how easy it is to immerse students in entirely new experiences. Participants are encouraged to download the Google Expeditions app on their smartphone prior to this session if it is possible.


Universal Design for learning through a Google Lens
All levels
Have you ever looked at the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines? Are you overwhelmed trying to implement or support those Guidelines in the classroom? If so, or if you are looking for additional ideas for how to put the philosophy of UDL into action, then this is the session for you. Julie helps teachers increase student access to curriculum, developing choice assignments, modeling collection of Mastery-Oriented Feedback and other realistic applications of the philosophy of UDL. You will leave with lots of ideas of how to apply UDL in your classroom with and without the use of technology.

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Register For Google Palooza Here


This event will be held at:

Lunenburg High School
1079 Massachusetts Ave, Lunenburg, MA 01462


Date:

February 20, 2018

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Lead Like A Pirate

#MALeads18

MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and MASCD (the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD) have joined forces to bring together classroom and educational leaders for a one-day event of powerful presentations, workshops, hands-on sessions, and informal gatherings to address the critical issues of education. Both organizations believe in the importance of excellent leadership skills for teachers and administrators. Thus our theme this year is “Lead Like a Pirate”, based on the best- selling book by Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess. See our innovative workshop presentations that support our theme.



Location

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610


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Supporting students impacted by trauma is both a challenging and rewarding part of the work we do in our schools.  To support this work, facilitators from Wediko Children's Services will be presenting the workshop:  Supporting Students Impacted by Trauma at our Hudson office.  This workshop is on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 8:30am - 3:00pm. 


Supporting Students Impacted by Trauma is designed to provide general education and classroom support teachers with a background understanding of the effects of trauma on neurodevelopment and how to support students impacted by traumatic experiences. 


Objectives for the day include:

  • Describe how trauma can impact a student's ability to learn and their behavior. 
  • Identify features of positive universal support systems that can improve trauma-sensitivity in schools
  • Examine the five features of a trauma sensitive school and the role of caregiver affect management
  • Introduce and share strategies to support ourselves and others when involved in the escalation continuum
  • Explore secondary traumatic stress and how it can impact our work
  • Engage with and learn from peers, sharing strategies and ideas that have been helpful in challenging situations


A detailed agenda will be shared shortly before the event.


Please REGISTER HERE for this session and be sure to share the link with general education and classroom support teachers.


We hope to see you there,


The Capacity Building Network Team: Laura, Melissa, and Lina

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AP Annual Conference
Houston, Texas
July 19–22, 2018
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AP teachers, middle school teachers, AP coordinators, administrators, and counselors, join us in Houston to meet and learn from your colleagues across the country and the world.
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Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
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