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3 Endicott College Graduate-Level Credits

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67.5 Massachusetts' D.E.S.E. Professional Development Points.

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The Holistic Classroom

The Holistic Classroom

This course will explore the neurological process of executive function (goal-directed behavior, planning, organization, and impulse control) and the negative impact that stress is having on student learning and achievement.  Participants will evaluate and learn to implement activities for improving students’ working memory, emotional regulation, and resilience.  Topics covered will include the mind-body connection, mindfulness, grit, yoga, and movement-based learning, promoting pro-social behaviors and general well-being of learners.  Participants will gain strategies for incorporating holistic components into their classrooms and schools.

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Getting Started with Reading Workshop

Getting Started with Reading Workshop

This course will explore the components of Reading Workshop.  The course will focus on the foundations of literacy, instructional strategies, and assessment through the lens of Reading Workshop.  Participants will learn strategies to improve student literacy through the workshop model using a balanced literacy approach as well as the essentials required to establishing a workshop structure in the classroom at any level.  Topics covered will include the stages of literacy, elements of guided reading, lesson planning, setting up and managing reading workshop in the classroom, phonics and word study, evaluation, flexible groupings, and more!

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Getting Started with Math Workshop

Getting Started with Math Workshop

Getting Started with Math Workshop is designed to introduce participants to a structure for teaching math that supports each child’s development in order to maximize math proficiency.  Participants will gain strategies for engaging students in standards-based, rigorous, and meaningful learning opportunities where the teacher focuses on a particular concept, strategy or skill.  Course participants will learn to implement and facilitate math workshop  in the classroom, including scheduling, designing stations or centers, lesson planning, differentiation, and assessment.  Various models of math workshop will be studied.

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Social Emotional Disorders in the Classroom

Social Emotional Disorders in the Classroom

This course introduces educators to strategies for managing students with social/emotional disorders in the classroom.  The course will provide comprehensive information on emotional disorders as well as the behaviors that may arise from the disability. Course material will provide you with information on: definitions, characteristics, causes, common assessments, functional behavior assessment, ABA and Positive Behavior Supports, advocacy, and current issues in the field.  This information will benefit all educational teachers and counselors, parents or anyone who is interested in learning about emotional disorders and the best practices for supporting students with social emotional disorders.

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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.  

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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.

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Curriculum Design and Modification in the Inclusive Classroom

Curriculum Design and Modification in the Inclusive Classroom

This course will introduce participants to best practical and applicable instructional methodologies for diverse learners in the inclusive setting, including ELL students and students with behavioral challenges.  Current  research and best practice to improve classroom instruction and learning for students with moderate disabilities will be covered.  Best instructional practices for classroom management, effective general education instructional methodology including Understanding by Design, and development of measurable outcomes, adaptations, accommodations, and modifications for diverse learners.  Participants will learn to match an area of disability with an intervention and be able to implement the best practical and applicable instructional strategies for diverse learners in the inclusive setting.  Concepts will be discussed with regard to closing the achievement gap.  

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Responding to Challenging Behaviors 

Responding to Challenging Behaviors

This course will enable participants to understand and respond to challenging behaviors in students exhibiting challenging behaviors.  Participants will learn how to respond, rather than react to student behaviors.  Emphasis will be placed upon the notion that a student’s behavior is an essential component of their social and academic experience.  This course will explore the interaction between learning issues, behaviors, and performance in students. Best instructional practices and strategies will be explored to help understand student behaviors and to promote acceptance and improve their social skills.

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Raising Awareness:  

Disability Definitions and Best Teaching Practices

Raising Awareness: Disability Definitions and Best Teaching Practices

This course is designed to provide educators with an overview of the major special education disability categories and best teaching practices.  Definitions for each category as well as determination criteria will be researched.  Participants will learn a structured approach to assess students’ needs, provide appropriate modifications and accommodations, and obtain the suitable support services that match the disability.  Strategies for implementing accommodations will be studied.  Participants will explore child find laws, diagnostic criteria, behavioral characteristics, best educational approaches and more!

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Literacy in Mathematics

Literacy in Mathematics

Reading and writing in mathematics are of particular interest to educators because these processes are essential to both problem solving and concept development in mathematics.  This course will expose participants to various strategies for incorporating literacy into math lessons in order to meet Common Core State Standards and accelerate student success.  Strategies for teaching literacy in math will be explored through the topics of vocabulary, speaking and listening skills in math, using literary and expository texts in math, mathematical reading comprehension, assessments, and writing about math.

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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.

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Tiered Interventions for English Language Learners with Disabilities

Tiered Interventions for English Language Learners with Disabilities

This course is designed to provide educators with evidence-based best practices for developing and implementing tiered interventions for English Language Learners with Disabilities.  An overview of the typical profile of English Language Learners in Special Education.  Participants will study tiered interventions and strategies for supporting English Language Learner students who are also in special education.  Current issues in ELL referrals to special education will be covered.  

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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.

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