Emotion, Identity and Academic Achievement

Summer Academy
Graduate Credits: 


This workshop is based in the most current research on the neurobiological foundations of learning, specifically exploring the immediate and crucial connection of emotional states to the learning process. These days it is being called "Social Emotional Learning."

In this training, participants will understand:

  • The important insights that the science can teach educators in this area
  • How to be more in synch with their students' emotional states of mind
  • How to respond more skillfully to student behaviors
  • How to teach in a more brain compatible way

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers of all disciplines; K - 12.


18 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these three days of training. With the completion of an additional assignment, participants may choose instead to take this class for one graduate credit through Fitchburg State University at an additional cost of $220. Graduate credit registration and payment occurs at the first section meeting, and payment can be made by credit card or check at that time. 


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Ken Pransky has been a teacher and teacher educator for 35 years in the US and abroad, teaching, coaching, and training, specializing in helping teachers work with struggling learners, including English learners.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


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 collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.