The Professional Development department offers extensive opportunities for educators and school systems to improve teaching and learning through high-quality, evidence-based, and data-driven professional development programs. CES offers programs throughout Massachusetts for teachers seeking Highly Qualified Educator Status, Initial Licensure, and renewal of Professional Licensure. Customized, on-site services and training opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact: Cecelia Buckley, Director of Professional Services 413-586-4900 x137
Educator Licensure Courses (may be taken individually). Become a licensed educator, or earn the PDPs you need to attain or renew your Professional License. See a full list of current licensure courses at Teach in Mass.org.
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Free, collegial discussion groups for educators meet regularly through the school year in Franklin and Hampshire Counties.
Center for English Language Education (CELE)
Introduction to WIDA (World Class Instructional Design & Assessment) -- Choose from two sessions:
PDPs available. Both sessions held at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton, MA. For more information, download an Intro to WIDA Registration Form (1-pg PDF) or visit cele.collaborative.org/pd.
Understanding Learning for Better Instruction: July 23-25 and August 6-8, 2013. In these three-day sessions, Ken Pransky sheds light on the brain's memory systems and learning, and offers guidance for how to build teaching practices that will improve outcomes for all students. Early bird pricing through June 7, and district team discounts available. Download a Registration Form (2-pg PDF) or find more information on our Summer Learning Institute page.
Planning your summer PD? For more information about the 2013 Franklin-Hampshire County Summer Academy, visit: http://collaborative.org/profdev/summeracademy
2013 Summer Institute in Assistive Technology and Accessible Instructional Materials -- FREE for educators (20 slots available). Begins on June 27, 2013 and includes 4 full days in summer and two-and-a-half days in fall. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Applications due May 30. Download an application form (2-pg PDF) or visit the Special Education Events page.
New Requirements from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) As of July, 2011: New American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEU eligibility requirements: Individuals must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligibile to earn ASHA CEUs:
As of September 14, 2011: New ASHA CEU Participant Form includes place to document eligibility: If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any one of the other criteria, they may provide their eligibility on the ASHA CEU Participant form at the course or inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by completing the Web form found here.
If an attendee does not meet the eligibility criteria, they should not fill out the ASHA CEU Participant form.
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