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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February

Creativity, Imagination and Big Ideas!

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Educator Trainings
Event Start Date: 
Feb 20 2018 - 6:15pm
Feb 27 2018 - 6:15pm
Mar 7 2018 - 6:15pm

The future demands creative problem solvers, innovators, scientists, engineers and collaborators. How do we encourage children to expand on their ideas, ask good questions and find solutions? Giving students the time and support to generate and explore through imagination and play allows for a creative and open process whereby new and exciting ideas may emerge. In this workshop we will use simple materials to practice strategies for expanding our own ideas in order to help us model this process with students. We will take TIME to find out how we can work with children to become our future solutionaries.

Status:
Active

Educators Using G Suite PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Oct 26 2017 - 3:30pm
Nov 16 2017 - 3:30pm
Dec 14 2017 - 3:30pm
Feb 22 2018 - 3:30pm
Mar 22 2018 - 3:30pm
Apr 19 2018 - 3:30pm

This monthly PLC is devoted to educators who are using G Suite (Google Apps). Each month we will demonstrate a recent feature or application of G Suite, hear from participants about exciting new ways they are using G Suite, and have time for participants to ask questions of the group. We will also strategize and share resources. 

This is an online PLC, and you can join from wherever you are: school, home, coffee shop, dinosaur footprint, any place with an internet connection. There is no charge for participation.

Status:
Active

Apoyo Practico para Teaching Strategies GOLD PLC

Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Event Start Date: 
Feb 26 2018 - 6:30pm

Esta Comunidad Profesional de Aprendizaje (PLC por sus siglas en inglés) de cuatro sesiones es para los educadores que han completado el curso Teaching Strategies GOLD. Les proporcionará practica con usar la herramienta con su propia computadora portátil o tablet, y los datos de un niño en su propia clase. Los educadores pueden desarrolar sus habilidades en la carga de documentación fotográfica y de video, usando los Objectivos para Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, y el uso de notas para apoyar las observaciones. Participación en una PLC de Apoyo Practico para Teaching Strategies GOLD es ahora un requisito para los educadores que desean ser eligibles para un año de suscripción gratuita con portafolios para todos los niños en su clase.

Status:
Active

Creativity, Imagination and Big Ideas!

Thumbnail image of child in a cardboard box space helmet
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Educator Trainings
Event Start Date: 
Feb 20 2018 - 6:15pm
Feb 27 2018 - 6:15pm
Mar 7 2018 - 6:15pm

The future demands creative problem solvers, innovators, scientists, engineers and collaborators. How do we encourage children to expand on their ideas, ask good questions and find solutions? Giving students the time and support to generate and explore through imagination and play allows for a creative and open process whereby new and exciting ideas may emerge. In this workshop we will use simple materials to practice strategies for expanding our own ideas in order to help us model this process with students. We will take TIME to find out how we can work with children to become our future solutionaries.

Status:
Active

March

Positive Solutions - Session 4

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Mar 1 2018 - 10:00am
Facing the Challenge
This is one of four sessions in an evidence-based series developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). It is designed to help parent/caregivers promote their young child’s social and emotional development and to better understand young children’s challenging behaviors. Parent/caregivers will learn how to use positive approaches to improve their interactions with their child; help children learn appropriate behavior; and to build their child’s confidence and self-esteem. Thereby, preparing children for successful early learning experiences.
Status:
Active

Positive Solutions for Families with Young Children

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Mar 5 2018 - 5:45pm
6 Session Workshop

This is an evidence-based series of six sessions developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). It is designed to help parents and caregivers promote their young child's social and emotional development and to better understand young children's challenging behaviors.

Status:
Active

Understanding and Addressing Young Children's Behaviors

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Educator Trainings
Event Start Date: 
Mar 6 2018 - 5:45pm

Young children use their behaviors to communicate their feelings, needs and wants. This course looks at what children may be trying to communicate with their behavior, the impact of trauma on behavior and why children sometime have challenging  behaviors. Information on brain development, the importance of healthy social emotional development, and the impact of trauma will all be discussed in the context of understanding and addressing young children’s behaviors.

Status:
Active

Using Observation Skills for Planning and Assessment

Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Event Start Date: 
Mar 6 2018 - 6:00pm
Apr 16 2018 - 9:00am
May 16 2018 - 6:30pm
Observing children in the daily life of their early childhood program or classroom is a powerful way of assessing them. This course aims to convey the power of observational assessment for gaining a rich understanding of children so that you can use that information to plan how to meet their learning needs.
Status:
Active

Technology in Education PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2017 - 8:30am
Nov 1 2017 - 8:30am
Dec 6 2017 - 8:30am
Feb 7 2018 - 8:30am
Mar 7 2018 - 8:30am
Apr 4 2018 - 8:30am
May 30 2018 - 8:30am

The professional learning community is a collegial discussion group for technology directors, coordinators, and educators at all levels that meets regularly throughout the school year. 

Status:
Active

Public Preschool Teachers PLC

Offered by: 
Early Childhood
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2017 - 3:45pm
Nov 1 2017 - 3:45pm
Dec 6 2017 - 3:45pm
Feb 7 2018 - 3:45pm
Mar 7 2018 - 3:45pm
Apr 4 2018 - 3:45pm

Teachers will be engaged in discussions that address the unique complexities of their roles In the public schools and provides opportunities for them to share ideas and resources with each other to meet various requirements and strengthen their teaching practice.

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

Creativity, Imagination and Big Ideas!

Thumbnail image of child in a cardboard box space helmet
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Educator Trainings
Event Start Date: 
Feb 20 2018 - 6:15pm
Feb 27 2018 - 6:15pm
Mar 7 2018 - 6:15pm

The future demands creative problem solvers, innovators, scientists, engineers and collaborators. How do we encourage children to expand on their ideas, ask good questions and find solutions? Giving students the time and support to generate and explore through imagination and play allows for a creative and open process whereby new and exciting ideas may emerge. In this workshop we will use simple materials to practice strategies for expanding our own ideas in order to help us model this process with students. We will take TIME to find out how we can work with children to become our future solutionaries.

Status:
Active

Helping Families to Support Children as Readers

English Language Arts
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Arts
Event Start Date: 
Mar 8 2018 - 9:00am

Are you eager to engage harder-to-reach parents and family members in student learning? In this course, participants will learn ways to get family members directly involved in reading and talking about books with students, regardless of first language, levels of formal education, or their own confidence as readers.

Status:
Active

Baby Sign Language

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Oct 26 2017 - 10:00am
Mar 8 2018 - 10:00am
Mar 29 2018 - 10:00am
Apr 9 2018 - 9:30am

Join us to learn how you can enhance communication with your young child before they are verbal by introducing and using baby signs together.

Status:
Active

The Art of Observation PLC: Region 2

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Event Start Date: 
Mar 8 2018 - 6:30pm
Observation is truly an art that can transform your teaching. This PLC will provide an opportunity for early educators to hone their skills in observing, documenting, and assessing children's development.
Status:
Active

Hola Amigos y Amigas

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Mar 9 2018 - 10:00am
Mar 21 2018 - 10:30am
Mar 23 2018 - 10:00am
Apr 26 2018 - 9:30am
Apr 30 2018 - 10:00am
May 17 2018 - 10:15am
May 24 2018 - 9:30am
Jun 1 2018 - 10:00am
Hello Friends
Early childhood is a wonderful time to introduce young children to other cultures. This special event introduces the Spanish and Latin American culture, and it includes children’s music, stories, games, an art activity, and a special snack. La primera infancia es un momento maravilloso para introducir a los niños pequeños a otras culturas. Este evento especial da a conocer la cultura Española y Latinoamericana a través de la música infantil, cuentos, juegos, actividades artisticas y una merienda.especial.
Status:
Active

Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference

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Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Mar 10 2018 - 9:00am
Centering Youth Voice, Experience, and Power

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Status:
Active

Book Study Professional Learning Group

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Mar 12 2018 - 4:00pm
Students of the Global Majority, English Language Learners, and Special Education

Are you working to problem-solve how to best help your students avoid needing services from Special Education? Do you see higher than expected numbers of students of the global majority and English Language Learners participating in Special Education services and wonder why?

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: 
Mar 13 2018 - 8:30am
Apr 5 2018 - 8:30am
Apr 24 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

Educator Evaluation: Required Training for Evaluators

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Mar 13 2018 - 9:00am
The Required Training provides an introduction to all components of the Educator Evaluation System, and meets the state's minimum requirement for evaluator training. CES is an approved provider of training in the EES modules, which were designed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Status:
Active

Early Reading Skills

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Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Jan 26 2018 - 10:00am
Mar 13 2018 - 10:00am
Mar 16 2018 - 10:00am
Apr 2 2018 - 10:00am
Habilidades de Lectura Temprana
Talking, singing, playing and reading with your child all build early reading skills.  Join us to learn how you can do more of these activities with your child and how these and other everyday interactions with your child provides preparation for reading.
Status:
Active

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