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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January

Studying Skillful Teaching

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Jan 20 2021 - 4:00pm
The Studying Skillful Teaching program is Research for Better Teaching's cornerstone program for building teachers’ capacity – the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction – to promote students’ motivation, learning, and increased achievement.
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America and World Fascism

Emerging America
Event Start Date: 
Jan 22 2021 - 9:00am
From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
For a century the world has experienced ideological–and actual–war between fascism and democratic-republicanism, anarchism, communism, and socialism. Examine the history of world fascism from its peak in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and WWII in Europe (1939-1945) through the Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946) to today. Study and discuss the impact of fascist thought and action on human rights through that decade of war, to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the post-WWII era, with effects that reach into neo-Nazi, White Supremacist, and other present-day far-right movements in Europe, America, and around the globe.
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Active

ISTE Certification Training for Educators

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Event Start Date: 
Jan 25 2021 - 4:00pm
Mar 29 2021 - 4:00pm
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.
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Active

February

Teaching the History's Mysteries K-5 Curriculum

Emerging America
Event Start Date: 
Dec 14 2020 - 7:00pm
Feb 10 2021 - 7:00pm
History’s Mysteries is a ready-to-use K-5 curriculum. There are History's Mysteries units for each grade level, each fully addressing a topic in the Massachusetts standards for that grade. Each unit includes three or more mysteries featuring student investigation of primary sources from the Library of Congress and other archives.
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Active

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

Emerging America
Event Start Date: 
Feb 19 2021 - 9:00am
Social Studies' authentic sources, connections to real-world issues, and lessons from disability history can offer tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students. This course offers strategies for harnessing primary sources and reducing barriers posed by discipline-specific vocabulary and difficult informational texts.
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Active

Tune in to Temperament

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Event Start Date: 
Feb 23 2021 - 6:30pm

 

Children enter the world with unique temperaments, which shape the personality they develop over time. Learn about the traits seen in the three temperamental categories, sometimes referred to as “flexible, fearful, and feisty”. Strategies on how to care for children based on their temperament will be discussed, as well as the ‘goodness of fit” between your own temperament and those of the children in your care.

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SEI Administrator Endorsement Course (Open Enrollment)

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Feb 25 2021 - 4:30pm
The Collaborative for Educational Services has been designated by ESE as an SEI Endorsement Center for the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire County.
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Active

March

Meeting the Needs of English Learners

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Mar 9 2021 - 4:00pm
In this course, participants will explore how to address the needs of English Learners (ELs) within a classroom or group that includes many fluent English speakers.
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Active

Using Dramatic and Pretend Play to Make Meaning of our Changing World

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Event Start Date: 
Mar 18 2021 - 6:30pm
Dramatic play is a powerful early learning tool that ignites imaginative play, creative expression, and helps children understand events, practice emotional regulation and read social cues. During these unusual times pretend play can help children process cultural shifts, and social changes.
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Active

Making Modifications in the Inclusion Setting

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Mar 23 2021 - 9:00am
Develop skills to make modifications to class material for students with learning disabilities in the general education classroom. Analyze assignment and assessment tasks, create and receive feedback on modifications.
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Active

ISTE Certification Training for Educators

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Event Start Date: 
Jan 25 2021 - 4:00pm
Mar 29 2021 - 4:00pm
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

April

Culturally Meaningful Books for ELs

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Apr 5 2021 - 4:00pm
In this fully online course, participants will learn about how to use content that resonates with immigrant and refugee students, both in ESL and General Education classrooms, in order to strengthen the participation and confidence of English Learners (ELs) in academic learning.
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Active

Annual Legal Issues Seminar

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Apr 6 2021 - 1:00pm
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.
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Inspiring Young Scientists

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Event Start Date: 
Apr 7 2021 - 6:30pm
Providing STEAM activities and exploration in the context of managing the pandemic health and safety concerns requires us to be innovative. Participants will learn safe and creative activities that allow for fun exploration and experimentation.
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Active

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources

Emerging America
Event Start Date: 
Apr 9 2021 - 9:00am
This course demonstrates English-learner-friendly approaches to primary and secondary sources using examples from the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S., and invites participants to create lessons in which inquiry energizes understanding for all students.
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Active

Annual Educational Team Leaders Seminar

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Apr 9 2021 - 9:30am
The 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.
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Active

Building Skills for Culturally Responsive Anti-Bias Early Learning Experiences

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Event Start Date: 
Apr 13 2021 - 6:00pm
Culture shapes our beliefs, values, practices, interactions and relationships. In this course, early childhood educators will explore the intersection and impact of culture and bias in early learning experiences. Opportunities for learning, reflection and discussion will support course participants’ journey to promoting anti-bias and anti-racist early childhood education.
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Active

May

The Right to Privacy

Emerging America
Event Start Date: 
May 3 2021 - 9:00am
"The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right"
This course will explore how the constitutional right to privacy developed; how it is applied; and the threats it faces today—from sexual to virtual. Neither the original body of the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights explicitly refers to a right to privacy, yet many amendments, like the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, clearly relate.
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Active

Understanding and Addressing Young Children's Challenging Behaviors

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Event Start Date: 
May 11 2021 - 6:00pm

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.

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