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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September

Understanding and Teaching Students in Poverty

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am
Feb 9 2019 - 9:00am
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), this rich and rigorous course is designed to enable Massachusetts’ preK-12 educators to help close the achievement gap among students of disparate income groups. Participants will explore the complex political, sociocultural and neurophysiological concepts underpinning the challenging issue of providing an inclusive educational experience for all students to succeed.
Status:
Active

October

Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2018 - 8:30am
Jan 23 2019 - 8:30am
In July of 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a requirement that every student have the opportunity to complete a civic engagement project between 8th and 12th grades. New History and Social Science Standards further reinforce this requirement with relevant content, including on media, and with literacy and practice standards that engage students in real-world projects in their communities.
Status:
Active

Introduction to Social Emotional Learning

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2018 - 9:00am

This workshop explores the following areas as they relate to social-emotional learning" (SEL): 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. Participants will develop a deep theoretical and practical understanding of this powerful topic thereby transforming how they think about and work with students.

Status:
Active

Ethnic Studies as Culturally Relevant Teaching

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 22 2018 - 9:00am

This workshop will introduce educators to Ethnic Studies. Participants will learn about the history of Ethnic Studies and its roots in the Civil Right's Movement; Ethnic Studies content and pedagogy, with examples from the Holyoke Public School's Ethnic Studies program; the benefits of Ethnic Studies in a K-12 context.

Status:
Active

Introduction to Project Based Learning: ELA, Math and a Rock Band!

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Arts - Math
Event Start Date: 
Oct 22 2018 - 9:00am
What is Project Based Learning (PBL)? How does it work in the elementary classroom? Come gain an overview of PBL, explore examples, collaborate with peers, brainstorm ideas, and discover steps to integrate PBL into your own classroom.
Status:
Active

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies - Two Days

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Oct 23 2018 - 8:30am
Social studies offers powerful strategies to engage diverse learners with informational texts, hands-on activities, and meaningful writing. Join Laurie Risler, veteran elementary teacher and specialist on exceptional learning, to explore strategies to teach social studies in elementary schools and develop plans for your classroom and school.
Status:
Active

Effective Instructional Strategies for ELLs

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners
Event Start Date: 
Oct 23 2018 - 9:00am
Participants will gain strategies to develop English language learners' (ELLs) content, language and thinking skills. In addition to supporting ELLs specifically, many strategies will support less-ready readers and writers generally.
Status:
Active

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners - History and Social Studies - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Oct 24 2018 - 8:30am
Nov 7 2018 - 8:00am
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

Roads to Resilience: Mobilizing for a Trauma-informed Hampshire County

Offered by: 
Healthy Families and Communities - Professional Development - Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth
Event Start Date: 
Oct 25 2018 - 8:00am

This conference will explore the compelling findings of the adverse childhood experiences research (ACES), and the impact of ACES on individuals and the community. The day will delve into how communities can engage in collaborative ways to improve responses to ACES-related issues within local cities and towns to create healthier, more vibrant places to live and work.  

Status:
Active

Teaching to Strengths: Two Day Workshop

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 26 2018 - 9:00am
Apr 8 2019 - 9:00am
Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress

Description

One in every two students is experiencing some type of childhood trauma. This startling statistic has, understandably, raised our alarm about what we can do to support them. Instead of looking at what is "broken"; in the lives of these students, this workshop will emphasize the urgent need for evidence-based teaching and leadership practices that focus on seeing, acknowledging, and capitalizing on the many assets these students and their families possess.

In this two-day version of the workshop, participants will collaboratively:

Status:
Active

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

CCATT
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education - CCATT
Event Start Date: 
Oct 31 2018 - 8:30am
Learn how Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can provide support and increase engagement for students with little or no speech.
Status:
Active

November

Informal Reading Assessment

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Arts
Event Start Date: 
Nov 1 2018 - 4:30pm
This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding and use of an informal reading inventory.
Status:
Active

Bootcamp: Become a Google Certified Trainer

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Nov 6 2018 - 9:00am
Are you ready to take your Google skills & practice to the next level? Want to expand your impact and gain access to a global network of Certified Google for Education Trainers (GET)? Join us for this 2-day, hands-on workshop where participants will learn about the process for certification AND create all of the materials and artifacts necessary to complete the GET application.
Status:
Active

Shifting the Landscape: Gender Inclusive Health Education

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Nov 6 2018 - 9:00am

Description

Status:
Active

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners - History and Social Studies - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Oct 24 2018 - 8:30am
Nov 7 2018 - 8:00am
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

Trans Students Learn Here

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Nov 8 2018 - 9:00am
Institutional Culture, Policy, and Practice

Join preK-12 educators and administrators who are excited about state protections for gender identity and ready to translate their understanding of gender identity into systemic change in their classrooms and schools.

Status:
Active

Vaping Prevention and School-based Responses

Offered by: 
Professional Development - Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth
Event Start Date: 
Nov 9 2018 - 9:00am
Learn about vaping trends, real health risks, industry tactics, and steps that schools can take to address and prevent vaping among students. Display of e-cigarette paraphernalia. Network and share strategies that are working in your school.
Status:
Active

Annual Educational Team Leaders Seminar

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Nov 13 2018 - 8:00am

This is the first annual ETL (Educational Team Leaders) Seminar offered for people from Massachusetts who chair IEP team meetings. Each year, we will select topics of interest to support IEP Team Leaders to strengthen collaborative and compliant practice. The event is designed to provide professional development and face-to-face opportunities for maintaining the state-wide professional community of Educational Team Leaders.

Status:
Active

Annual Legal Issues Seminar

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Nov 14 2018 - 9:00am
Special Education Compliance
Popular and informative presenter Gini Tate returns to address issues with legal ramifications for your school. Attorney Tate specializes in keeping current with the legal decisions and legislation that affect education today, and many administrators consider the Annual Legal Issues Seminar their “must-attend” event for updating their knowledge and preparing themselves for the year to come.
Status:
Active

World Geography and History - Designing Grades 6-7

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Nov 15 2018 - 8:30am
Jan 29 2019 - 8:30am
Participants will gain essential knowledge and tools to design and teach the two-year World Geography and History requirements laid out in the 2018 Social Studies standards. This workshop will empahsize the use of a variety of primary and secondary sources, and teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Status:
Active

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