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

Understanding and Implementing Developmental Screening

Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Event Start Date: 
Aug 25 2017 - 8:30am
Nov 10 2017 - 9:00am
Oct 17 2017 - 6:00pm
In this course you will learn why developmental screening is so important when working with young children. You will also learn what to look for when choosing a screening tool, ways to implement a screening program, how to involve parents in the screening process, and how to follow-up when screening results indicate children may need further evaluation.
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: 
Aug 25 2017 - 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 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:
Disabled

September

Using Observation Skills for Planning and Assessment

Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Assessment for Responsive Teaching
Event Start Date: 
Sep 1 2017 - 9:00am
Nov 10 2017 - 9:00am
Apr 16 2018 - 9:00am
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

SEI Teacher Endorsement Full Course (Open Enrollment)

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 27 2017 - 4:30pm
Sep 28 2017 - 4:30pm
The Collaborative for Educational Services has been designated by ESE as an SEI Endorsement Center for the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire County. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants to apply for the Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Endorsement. Participants must have daily access to ELLs in a classroom during the semester the course is taken.
Status:
Active

SEI Teacher Endorsement Full Course (Open Enrollment)

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 27 2017 - 4:30pm
Sep 28 2017 - 4:30pm
The Collaborative for Educational Services has been designated by ESE as an SEI Endorsement Center for the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire County. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants to apply for the Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Endorsement. Participants must have daily access to ELLs in a classroom during the semester the course is taken.
Status:
Active

Social Emotional Learning

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 30 2017 - 9:00am
This course explores the wide range of issues relating to what is now known as "social-emotional learning" (SEL): it's biological foundations, the connection of the social-emotional system to cognitive processing, the role of identity in learning, executive functions and SEL, SEL and mindfulness work, the power of motivation in learning, SEL programs, SEL and content learning (math, ELA, social studies), SEL and English learners, and SEL and SPED.
Status:
Active

October

Academic Conversations

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Arts - English Language Learners
Event Start Date: 
Oct 2 2017 - 4:00pm

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Understand what an Academic Conversation is and how it is different than turn and talk.
  • Explain the benefits of Academic Conversations and how these benefits transfer into literacy, math, and content area skills.
  • Name and understand the five common core communication skills (paraphrase, elaborate, support ideas with examples, build on/and or challenge ideas, and synthesize conversation points.
Status:
Active

Transforming Bias in Classrooms and Schools

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 3 2017 - 9:00am

Participants will conduct a thorough and self-reflective examination of how unconscious bias shows up in our daily-lives and will then engage in a collaborative, creative, and concrete exploration of ways to build anti-bias frameworks into: classroom instruction; classroom culture; family and community engagement; and teacher leadership.

Status:
Active

Hola Amigos y Amigas

Photo of grandmother and little girl smiling
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Oct 3 2017 - 9:30am
Oct 4 2017 - 9:00am
Oct 10 2017 - 10:00am
Oct 23 2017 - 10:00am
Nov 7 2017 - 10:00am
Dec 6 2017 - 10:30am
Dec 13 2017 - 9:30am
Dec 14 2017 - 9:30am
Jan 11 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

Raising Healthy Eaters

Thumbnail image of toddler eating an apple
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Oct 3 2017 - 10:00am

Good nutrition is key to healthy development. This workshop will offer information and ideas on how to help your child be a healthy eater.

Status:
Active

SEI Administrator Endorsement Course (Open Enrollment)

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 3 2017 - 4:30pm
The Collaborative for Educational Services has been designated by ESE as an SEI Endorsement Center for the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire County.
Status:
Active

Assistive Technology: From Access to Success in the Classroom

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2017 - 7:30am

CES, through its Collaborative Center for Assistive Technology and Training (CCATT), will provide a 45-hour year-long content institute on the topics of assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, and universal design. This institute is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Seconday Education (ESE) and is designed to help school and district personnel take advantage of technologies and resources that will enable all students, especially those with disabilities, to access the curriculum and to enhance their learning. 

Status:
Active

Hola Amigos y Amigas

Photo of grandmother and little girl smiling
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Oct 3 2017 - 9:30am
Oct 4 2017 - 9:00am
Oct 10 2017 - 10:00am
Oct 23 2017 - 10:00am
Nov 7 2017 - 10:00am
Dec 6 2017 - 10:30am
Dec 13 2017 - 9:30am
Dec 14 2017 - 9:30am
Jan 11 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

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.

Status:
Active

Proloquo2Go Training

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education - CCATT
Event Start Date: 
Oct 5 2017 - 9:00am

The day is split into two sessions - Introduction Session in the morning and Advanced Session in the afternoon. Participants can choose to attend the morning and the afternoon, just the morning, or just the afternoon.

Status:
Active

Hola Amigos y Amigas

Photo of grandmother and little girl smiling
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Oct 3 2017 - 9:30am
Oct 4 2017 - 9:00am
Oct 10 2017 - 10:00am
Oct 23 2017 - 10:00am
Nov 7 2017 - 10:00am
Dec 6 2017 - 10:30am
Dec 13 2017 - 9:30am
Dec 14 2017 - 9:30am
Jan 11 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

Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Course

Icon of mountain peak with flag at top
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Oct 11 2017 - 9:00am
The Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning course provides school and district leaders with a rich and engaging blended experience where they learn to transform their schools by personalizing education for their students with blended and digital learning experiences.
Status:
Active

Grandparents, Let's Talk!

Photo of grandfather reading to two children
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Oct 11 2017 - 11:00am
Dec 7 2017 - 10:00am
Mar 6 2018 - 10:00am
Being a grandparent can bring its own challenges (and joys), different from those of parenting. This is an opportunity for grandparents to connect with others, discuss their experiences and feel supported.
Status:
Active

Understanding Reading

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Arts
Event Start Date: 
Oct 11 2017 - 4:00pm
A Foundation for All Reading Instruction
This workshop will provide classroom teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, speech and language specialists and administrators an opportunity to attain a deep understanding of reading theory which can then be used to provide more thoughtful and effective reading instruction.
Status:
Active

Positive Solutions - Session 1

Photo of two toddlers playing peak a boo
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Parent Programs
Event Start Date: 
Oct 13 2017 - 10:00am
Making a Connection and Making it Happen!
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

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