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Dynamic Perspectives in Education

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67.5 PDPs

This course brings together candidates across programs to examine issues facing educators today. Focal points will include curricular and instructional decisions, legislative mandates, school financing, technological advances, diversity, special education, and related contemporary topics in education. Examining personal biases and clarifying individual perspectives to develop professional empathy will be an integral part of the course.

This course asks participants to analyze the philosophical underpinnings of the common issues that affect the instructional practices of teachers and the decision made by instructional leaders.

This course focuses on relevant topics that are currently shaping education today. In doing so, participants will identify and analyze the effect of these issues on the stakeholders and the eventual outcome of the interplay between instructional practices and instructional leadership. Essential questions that will guide the course are: What influences school leadership? How do we teach and learn in the era of school reform? Where is the balance between standardization and educational equity?


This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available. This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course. This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.

Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence.

Course Structure

This course is fully online with 2 asynchronous sessions to be scheduled by the instructor in conjunction with the full group of participants.

Coursework begins on the course start date.

Registration Options

There are no available options to register for at this time.


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413-200-8395 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.

Event Contact

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Liza Manchester
Candidate Advising and Practicum Manager
(413) 239-2398

Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
  • Check
  • Purchase Order
  • CES Internal Transfer
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