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

Librarian and Media Specialists PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 18 2018 - 4:30pm
Nov 15 2018 - 4:30pm
Jan 17 2019 - 4:30pm
Feb 28 2019 - 4:30pm
Mar 28 2019 - 4:30pm
Apr 25 2019 - 4:30pm
Jun 6 2019 - 4:30pm

This Professional Learning Community is designed to provide a space for Librarian/Media Specialists throughout the region to address and discuss a range of topics that are of vital importance in today's schools. At the first meeting, participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on the following topics and establish a set of priorities for the coming school year:

Status:
Active

Curriculum Leaders Professional Group

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 14 2018 - 12:30pm
Oct 12 2018 - 12:30pm
Nov 9 2018 - 12:30pm
Dec 7 2018 - 12:30pm
Jan 18 2019 - 12:30pm
Feb 15 2019 - 12:30pm
Mar 8 2019 - 12:30pm
Apr 12 2019 - 12:30pm
May 10 2019 - 12:30pm
Jun 14 2019 - 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

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Jan 22 2019 - 9:00am
This session addresses Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and their impact on school systems and their staff. Both statutes and their regulations outline the requirements for addressing the needs of disabled students in all aspects of the educational program and school related activities.
Status:
Disabled

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

ISTE Certification Training for Educators

thumbnail of ISTE logo
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Nov 29 2018 - 9:00am
Jan 28 2019 - 8:00am
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. CES has been selected by ISTE to become an authorized provider of the ISTE Certification for Educators because of their commitment to high quality edtech professional learning and the ISTE Standards as a guide for transforming teaching and learning.
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

February

Social Justice and Equity in Schools PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 4 2018 - 4:00pm
Oct 2 2018 - 4:00pm
Nov 6 2018 - 4:00pm
Dec 4 2018 - 4:00pm
Feb 5 2019 - 4:00pm
Mar 5 2019 - 4:00pm
Apr 2 2019 - 4:00pm
May 7 2019 - 4:00pm
Jun 4 2019 - 4:00pm

As part of the Social Justice and Equity Initiative at the Collaborative, we are hosting a PLC for educators and administrators from our member districts, and for CES employees. This monthly PLC will provide the space and time for participants to explore issues of social justice in schools. Participants will have the opportunity to develop support and inspiration networks across districts and schools with other educators, administrators and advocates.

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

Status:
Active

Technology in Education PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2018 - 8:30am
Nov 1 2018 - 8:30am
Dec 6 2018 - 8:30am
Jan 3 2019 - 8:30am
Feb 7 2019 - 8:30am
Mar 7 2019 - 8:30am
Apr 4 2019 - 8:30am
May 2 2019 - 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

Young Scientists Lead the Way

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Science
Event Start Date: 
Feb 7 2019 - 9:00am

In this workshop, teachers will investigate ways to more often put their elementary students in charge of their own learning, becoming partners in the science classroom. Participants will uncover fresh teaching ideas to engage and empower their students, allowing them to lead the way in making science discoveries and creating engineering marvels. This workshop will incorporate different strategies and ideas for crafting a unit, from engagement to assessment.

Status:
Active

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

Tech Integration/Educational Technologist PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Jan 14 2019 - 3:30pm
Feb 11 2019 - 3:30pm
Mar 11 2019 - 3:30pm
Apr 8 2019 - 3:30pm
May 6 2019 - 3:30pm

This professional learning community is for educators and leaders who are responsible for:

  • identifying and growing educator technology skills
  • developing differentiated learning opportunities
  • inspiring paths to innovative pedagogy
  • planning for strategic and continued growth

This monthly PLC will provide the space and time for participants to explore issues related to technology in schools and create a deeper understanding of how technology promotes our human connection to one another.

Status:
Active

No Cost/Low Cost Google Apps and Extensions for Assistive Technology

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Special Education - CCATT - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Feb 13 2019 - 9:00am
Google Chrome, which has many built-in accessibility features, is a great free resource for tools that benefit students with and without disabilities! In this course, you will learn how to enable various accessibility features and become familiar with the many quality AT tools that support students in building academic skills.
Status:
Active

Curriculum Leaders Professional Group

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 14 2018 - 12:30pm
Oct 12 2018 - 12:30pm
Nov 9 2018 - 12:30pm
Dec 7 2018 - 12:30pm
Jan 18 2019 - 12:30pm
Feb 15 2019 - 12:30pm
Mar 8 2019 - 12:30pm
Apr 12 2019 - 12:30pm
May 10 2019 - 12:30pm
Jun 14 2019 - 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

Queer Educators PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 16 2018 - 4:00pm
Dec 18 2018 - 4:00pm
Jan 15 2019 - 4:00pm
Feb 19 2019 - 4:00pm
Mar 19 2019 - 4:00pm
May 21 2019 - 4:00pm

 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

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: 
Feb 27 2019 - 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

Growth Mindset for Math Students

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Math
Event Start Date: 
Feb 28 2019 - 9:00am
Increase Perseverance and Engagement

Join us for a day filled with practical strategies and solutions you can use in your classroom or school to address persistent challenges facing math educators. Discover a wealth of classroom-proven strategies to increase your students’ perseverance and engagement in mathematics while building strong conceptual understanding. Help your students drop their fixed mindset and adopt a growth mindset.

Status:
Active

Librarian and Media Specialists PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 18 2018 - 4:30pm
Nov 15 2018 - 4:30pm
Jan 17 2019 - 4:30pm
Feb 28 2019 - 4:30pm
Mar 28 2019 - 4:30pm
Apr 25 2019 - 4:30pm
Jun 6 2019 - 4:30pm

This Professional Learning Community is designed to provide a space for Librarian/Media Specialists throughout the region to address and discuss a range of topics that are of vital importance in today's schools. At the first meeting, participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on the following topics and establish a set of priorities for the coming school year:

Status:
Active

March

Developing Academic Language in Mathematics

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners - Math - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Mar 1 2019 - 9:00am
This fully online course invites mathematics educators to approach mathematics instruction as a concerted effort in each lesson to develop students' content (knowledge, skills, understandings), academic language and thinking readiness.
Status:
Active

Engaging Culturally Diverse and Linguistically Diverse Families

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Arts
Event Start Date: 
Mar 4 2019 - 9:00am
Mar 6 2019 - 9:00am
This course focuses on effective strategies for engaging immigrant and refugee families in the education of their children. While the strategies presented most directly address families of students in grades PK-6, educators working with older learners are welcome to participate with an eye to adapting course strategies to fit middle and high school contexts.
Status:
Active

Social Justice and Equity in Schools PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 4 2018 - 4:00pm
Oct 2 2018 - 4:00pm
Nov 6 2018 - 4:00pm
Dec 4 2018 - 4:00pm
Feb 5 2019 - 4:00pm
Mar 5 2019 - 4:00pm
Apr 2 2019 - 4:00pm
May 7 2019 - 4:00pm
Jun 4 2019 - 4:00pm

As part of the Social Justice and Equity Initiative at the Collaborative, we are hosting a PLC for educators and administrators from our member districts, and for CES employees. This monthly PLC will provide the space and time for participants to explore issues of social justice in schools. Participants will have the opportunity to develop support and inspiration networks across districts and schools with other educators, administrators and advocates.

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

Status:
Active

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