Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Course

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Professional Development


Personalized learning seeks to accelerate student learning by tailoring the instructional environment – what, when, how and where students learn – to address the individual needs, skills and interests of each student.

The Educational Equity through Blended and Personalized Learning Institute is being created in a partnership between the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) and Assabet Valley Collaborative (AVC), and will empower K-12 educators across the Commonwealth to create equity-based, inclusive schools, reducing opportunity gaps through technology-enhanced personalized learning. The model for this program provides time and guidance for your team to develop a shared understanding of blended and personalized learning and how your team will implement these practices in their buildings. Teachers will gain the skills and understanding necessary to help better support students to integrate their learning across modalities, rather than direct their efforts to externally produced online offerings. And for many districts moving toward a 1:1 program or investment in educational technology, this training will support an intentional and well-planned approach that leverages technology.

The Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning course provides school and district leaders with a rich and engaging blended experience where they learn to transform their schools by personalizing education for their students with blended and digital learning experiences.

Audience and Grade Level

Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Principals and Superintendents; Grades K-12


The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) will award a Certificate of Leadership in Educational Equity in Personalized Learning. 60 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of the training, in addition to outside assignments (as per ESE regulations).

Date and Location

This is a blended learning course, combining online and face-to-face work. Face-to-face sessions will take place from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton.

Face-to-face sessions: October 11 and 12, November 8, December 6, 2017, January 17, February 14, March 14 and 15, 2018 *Lunch will be provided.

Registration deadline: October 4, 2017

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $775 for member districts* and $895 for non-member districts.

*For this course, Member Districts also includes members of Assabet Valley Collaborative and ACCEPT. The following districts are considered members for this course: Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional, Ashland, Assabet Valley Regional, Belchertown, Berlin, Boylston, Berlin-Boylston Regional, Chesterfield-Goshen, Conway, Deerfield, Dover, Dover-Sherborn Regional, Easthampton, Erving, Framingham, Franklin, Franklin County Technical School, Frontier Regional, Gill-Montague Regional, Grafton, Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hampshire Regional, Hatfield, Hawlemont Regional, Holliston, Hopkington, Hudson, Leverett, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millbury, Millis, Mohawk Trail Regional, Nashoba Regional, Natick, Needham, New Salem, Northampton, Northborough, Northborough-Southborough Regional, Orange, Pelham, Pioneer Valley Regional, RC Mahar Regional, Rowe, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Shutesbury, Smith Vocational and Agricultural School, South Hadley, South Middlesex Regional Vocational, Southborough, Southampton, Stow, Sudbury, Sunderland, Ware, Wellesley, Wendell, Westborough, Westhampton, Whately, Williamsburg

For more information, contact:
Digital Learning Manager
413.586.4900 x5928


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, the Collaborative 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 5 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.