Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events

On this page, you'll find a list of upcoming CES workshops and events with the option to narrow the results by a specific Month and Year. Click on the event title for more details to register online. 

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August

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Healthy Families and Communities - Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Aug 23 2019 - 8:30am
Oct 4 2019 - 8:30am
Jan 17 2020 - 8:30am
May 8 2020 - 8:30am
Participants learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents, how to be a first responder, and how to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis.
Status:
Active

Grades K-5 Social Studies - 2018 Framework

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Aug 27 2019 - 8:00am
The Massachusetts Board of Education passed a new Social Studies Curriculum Framework in June 2019 that mandates the teaching of social studies in all grades, including K-5. This training presents strategies to teach and integrate social studies in elementary schools. Participants will develop plans for your classroom and school.
Status:
Active

September

Charting the Course: School Committee Member Training by MASC

member Districts Event Icon
Offered by: 
Member Districts
Event Start Date: 
Sep 7 2019 - 8:00am

Description

This free training provides new school committee members with a complete orientation including:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Superintendent Evaluation
  • Introduction to Collective Bargaining
  • School Budget and Finance
  • Ethics Law
  • Open Meeting Law
  • Questions and Answers

Presented by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Status:
Active

Understanding and Teaching the US Constitution in the 21st Century

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Sep 20 2019 - 9:00am
How well has the U.S. Constitution protected the individual rights of all Americans? Who has been left out and why? How has Constitutional protection evolved?
Status:
Active

Curriculum Leaders Professional Group

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 20 2019 - 12:30pm
Oct 18 2019 - 12:30pm
Nov 15 2019 - 12:30pm
Dec 13 2019 - 12:30pm
Jan 10 2020 - 12:30pm
Feb 28 2020 - 12:30pm
Mar 20 2020 - 12:30pm
Apr 17 2020 - 12:30pm
May 8 2020 - 12:30pm

The Curriculum Leaders Professional Group addresses timely issues related to curriculum, instruction and assessment in PK-12 educational programs. Participants explore evidence-based approaches to problems of practice related to student outcomes. Members pose questions, share resources and support one another as thinking partners.

Participants are encouraged to come to all meetings if possible. There is no charge for participation.

Status:
Active

ISTE Certification Training for Educators

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Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Sep 23 2019 - 8:00am
Feb 11 2020 - 9:00am
ISTE Certification is a new competency-based, vendor-agnostic educator certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use educational technology for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.
Status:
Active

Partnering with Families of Young Children with Disabilities Transitioning into Public Pre-K or K

graphic thumbnail with text: Early Childhood Professional Development
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Educator Trainings - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Sep 23 2019 - 9:00am
Jan 27 2020 - 9:00am

The transitions to Pre-K and kindergarten are a time of both excitement and stress for families with young children with disabilities. Supporting families during this time is key to their engagement in their child’s education. Family engagement in early childhood education improves outcomes for children with disabilities. By researching, understanding, and applying evidence based practices for developing meaningful communication and positive relationships with families, school districts can more effectively meet the needs of young children with disabilities.  

Status:
Active

October

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Oct 1 2019 - 9:00am
Mar 3 2020 - 8:30am
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners–including students with disabilities–the best of inquiry-based instruction using primary sources.
Status:
Active

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Healthy Families and Communities - Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Aug 23 2019 - 8:30am
Oct 4 2019 - 8:30am
Jan 17 2020 - 8:30am
May 8 2020 - 8:30am
Participants learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents, how to be a first responder, and how to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis.
Status:
Active

Standards-Based Grading 101

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 8 2019 - 9:00am
A Case for Change
School leaders and teachers will learn about how standards-based grading can positively impact student learning, and the shift from a traditional grading system can prioritize student achievement, increase authentic critical educator collaborations, and provide a focus for formative and summative assessments.
Status:
Active

Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning

CCATT
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Oct 11 2019 - 8:30am
Strategies for Students with Learning Differences and Disabilities
The Collaborative for Educational Services, through its Collaborative Center for Assistive Technology and Training (CCATT), will provide a 45-hour year-long content institute on the topics of: quality indicators for assistive technology (QIAT) practices for students with learning disabilities from grades 4-12; assistive technology processes, use, and integration within the curriculum; accessible instructional materials; and, universal design for learning (UDL).
Status:
Active

Queer Educators PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 15 2019 - 4:30pm
Nov 19 2019 - 4:30pm
Jan 21 2020 - 4:30pm
Mar 17 2020 - 4:30pm
May 19 2020 - 4:30pm

 LGBTQ+-identified educators will come together to develop and share workplace practices and strategies for bringing our whole identities into our schools, creating safer workplaces, and supporting our students on the LGBTQ+ rainbow.

There is no charge for participation.

Certificates of attendance and PDPs are available. Please note: you must register here in order to receive a certificate or PDPs.

Status:
Active

Standards-Based Grading Implementation

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 16 2019 - 9:00am
Practical resources for leaders and teachers planning for implementation of standards-based grading, includes clarifying meaning in proficiency scales, support systems to ensure that all students make progress towards learning outcomes, and policies for revisions/retakes to measure student learning.
Status:
Active

Social-Emotional Learning: Laying the Groundwork

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Professional Development - English Language Learners - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Oct 17 2019 - 9:00am
Transform your work with a deep theoretical and practical understanding of social-emotional learning, including the role of identity in learning, executive functions, mindfulness, the power of motivation, biological foundations, cognitive processing, evidenced-based programs, and working with a high needs population.
Status:
Active

Curriculum Leaders Professional Group

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 20 2019 - 12:30pm
Oct 18 2019 - 12:30pm
Nov 15 2019 - 12:30pm
Dec 13 2019 - 12:30pm
Jan 10 2020 - 12:30pm
Feb 28 2020 - 12:30pm
Mar 20 2020 - 12:30pm
Apr 17 2020 - 12:30pm
May 8 2020 - 12:30pm

The Curriculum Leaders Professional Group addresses timely issues related to curriculum, instruction and assessment in PK-12 educational programs. Participants explore evidence-based approaches to problems of practice related to student outcomes. Members pose questions, share resources and support one another as thinking partners.

Participants are encouraged to come to all meetings if possible. There is no charge for participation.

Status:
Active

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

CCATT
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education - CCATT
Event Start Date: 
Oct 23 2019 - 9:00am
Learn how Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can provide support and increase engagement for students with little or no speech. Includes an overview of current technology for AAC and AT, strategies and best practices for selection, implementation and identification of AAC and services.
Status:
Active

November

SEI Special Topics: Mathematics and Academic Language

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners - Math - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Nov 5 2019 - 9:00am
Jan 24 2020 - 9:00am
We’ll deep dive into academic language, content (knowledge, skills, understandings), and thinking for EL students and others, and generate academic language at the discourse, sentence and word/phrase levels to meet the Mathematical Practice Standards.
Status:
Active

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Nov 6 2019 - 8:30am
Feb 4 2020 - 9:00am
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners – including English Learners – the best of inquiry-based instruction using primary sources. Course will feature exemplars of best practice based on the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S., using primary sources and analysis tools.
Status:
Active

Unpacking the Number System and Operations

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Math
Event Start Date: 
Nov 12 2019 - 9:00am
Jan 21 2020 - 9:00am
Unpack the big ideas that underpin a deep conceptual understanding of the base ten number system and operations, while reflecting on how to help students develop these understandings in a collaborative student-centered classroom environment.
Status:
Active

Annual Legal Issues Seminar

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Nov 13 2019 - 9:00am
Special Education Compliance
Attorney Regina Tate returns to address developments over the past year for legal decisions, issues, and legislation that affect special education. Many consider this annual review their “must-attend” event for updating their knowledge and preparing themselves for the year to come.
Status:
Active

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