Online Course: Introductory Course on the MA Standards for Pre-K and K Social And Emotional Learning (SEL) and Approaches to Play and Learning (APL)

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What:

This online introductory course will familiarize participants with the new MA Pre-K and Kindergarten Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Approaches to Play and Learning (APL) Standards. This five-week interactive course provides an overview of the Standards and includes videos, slides and voice-over commentary, weekly short reading and writing assignments, and partner activities. Grading is on a pass-fail basis. 

The course is presented on the Blackboard Learning platform and will be facilitated by an Early Childhood Professional from the Collaborative for Educational Services.

Download the course flyer here 

Who:

Early Educators from Community-Based Programs, Public Preschools and Kindergartens; and Family Child Care Educators.

Requirements:

  • Daily access to a reliable computer and high-speed internet. Those who are very comfortable using computers to navigate online are most likely to succeed.

  • To ensure that everyone can succeed, we strongly recommend taking a tutorial in Blackboard Learning prior to enrolling: http://www.umassonline.net/course-demo. In addition, to learn more about how online courses work in Blackboard Learning, visit a sample course here: Sample a Class in Blackboard Learning.

  • Educators will be asked to identify a colleague as a discussion partner to assist with some assignments.

Credits:

10 PDPs or 10 Training Hours will be awarded after all course requirements are successfully completed.

Dates:

This is an online course that will be presented on the Blackboard Learning platform. To ensure that everyone can succeed, we strongly recommend taking a tutorial in Blackboard Learning prior to enrolling. 

The course will take place from April 10 - May 21, 2017.

Note: The course is not self-paced. There are weekly assignments and due dates, but no face-to-face meetings.

Cost and Registration:

Registration for this course costs $100, and space is limited. Once you are confident that you have the necessary high speed internet access and online navigation technology skills to participate in this course, please use the form at the right-hand side of this page to register. Registration is on-going through May 21, 2017.

**If you are a kindergarten teacher, please write in your license number when asked to provide your EEC Program Number.

Questions and Information:

For information on the Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten in the Domains of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Approaches to Play and Learning (APL), please visit the mass.gov website.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5568
Email: 
ebouvier@collaborative.org