Please use the drop-down menu to see course options:  

Option 1 ($400):  67.5 Massachusetts' D.E.S.E. Professional Development Points

Option 2 ($850):  3 Endicott College Graduate-Level Credits

*Registration for Endicott College credits must be completed at course start. 


Fall Session 1:  9/24/17 - 11/4/17  (Opening Soon)

Culturally Competent Classrooms

Dissecting an IEP

Effective Co-Teaching for Student Success

Engaging All Students

Foundations of Inclusion

Implementing Writer’s Workshop

Managing Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

Promoting Positive School Culture in the Classroom

Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Classroom

Supporting English Language Learners in Special Education



Supporting English Language Learners in Special Education

Supporting English Language Learners in Special Education

This course is designed to provide educators with the knowledge of how to support English Language Learner students who are also in special education.  Participants will learn specific accommodations to support students.  Current issues in ELL referrals to special education will be covered.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to support ELL, special education students as well as increase the home/school component of education.

$400.00

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Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Classroom

Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Classroom

This course will enhance participants’ understanding of the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework in local and state agencies.  Participants will gain an understanding of the RTI components of student screenings and progress monitoring, including how to identify students with special needs.  This course teaches how to design and implement RTI in the classroom.  Participants will explore evidenced-based interventions for students struggling with Reading, Writing, Math, Behavior, and Social Emotional challenges.

$400.00

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Implementing Writer’s Workshop

Implementing Writer’s Workshop

This course is designed to help participants transform their classroom into a well-organized and well-managed Writer’s Workshop that promotes writing growth.  Using a balanced literacy approach, course participants will learn how to implement Writer’s Workshop.  The course will cover practical ideas for launching Writer’s Workshop, including mentor text, planning strategic mini-lessons, ideas for maintaining records and creating portfolios for assessment, organizing supplies, building and managing community, and establishing a productive learning environment.  Teachers will discover new ways to integrate content areas into writing as well as learn classroom management skills specific to the model.  

$400.00

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Dissecting an IEP

Dissecting an IEP

This course will cover Massachusetts’ student eligibility process for an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Participants will dissect an IEP and learn how to align student IEPs to Common Core State Standards.  This course will take participants through the IEP process, including initial evaluations, annual reviews, and tri-annual evaluations, as well as through each part of the IEP.  Definitions and expectations for each part of an IEP will be explored.

$400.00

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Effective Co-Teaching for Student Success

Effective Co-Teaching for Student Success

This course is designed to provide educators with an understanding of collaborative and co-teaching models and prepare them to implement these models in their schools and classrooms.  A model of shared responsibility among staff will be studied.  Participants will learn about the unique, diverse, and specialized skills and instructional practices of co-teaching, including pedagogical skills consistent with state and local educational goals.  Varied strategies that will meet the needs of all learners in a co-taught classroom will be explored.  

$400.00

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Promoting Positive School Culture in the Classroom

Promoting Positive School Culture in the Classroom

This course is designed to provide educators with an overview of the essentials required in a positive school and classroom culture. Participants will learn the components of positive school and classroom communities. The components of bridging the home school connection will be covered as well as community involvement in schools. Topics covered will include zero tolerance, bullying, creating a supportive school, service learning, teaching social responsibility, connecting with diverse families, and more.

$400.00

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Managing Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

Managing Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

This course introduces educators to strategies for managing challenging student behavior.  The study of teaching and curriculum and classroom design are studied as factors affecting student behavior.  Participants will learn to de-escalate challenging students.  Presentations, discussions, case studies, role plays, and explicit teaching of de-escalation and restraint techniques will enrich participants’ experience. 

$400.00

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Engaging All Students

Engaging All Students

One of the most challenging obstacles for educators is understanding and responding to our students’ varying learning styles and needs.  This course will introduce participants to best practical and applicable instructional strategies for all classroom settings to raise student achievement and motivation.  Participants will learn to design a cognitive context for learning, including methods of differentiation and project-based learning design.  In addition, the course will discuss best instructional practices for classroom management, productive classroom discussions, classroom probes to inform instruction, working effectively with families, and development of higher order thinking skills.  Participants will review current research on the brain and student learning to support all students through appropriate challenges and supports, including technology, to promote success for all students.

$400.00

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Culturally Competent Classrooms

Culturally Competent Classroooms

This course is designed to provide educators with an overview of the essential components in creating a culturally competent classroom.  Participants will evaluate the Competencies of a Culturally Competent Classroom and learn how to implement evidence-based best Inclusive Practices.  Course topics will explore Teaching Tolerance and cultural competency aligned to the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Social Emotional Learning.

$400.00

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Foundations of Inclusion

Foundations of Inclusion

This course is designed to provide educators with an overview of the foundations of inclusion and evidence-based best practices for inclusion.  Participants will explore such practices following the principles of Inclusion, Universal Design for Learning, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Social and Emotional Learning, and Co-Teaching, while learning implementation strategies for student success.  Participants will learn a structured approach to assess students’ needs, provide appropriate modifications and accommodations as needed, and design and provide suitable interventions.

$400.00

Syllabus:  Click Here