Title: FALL 2019 SEI Full Teacher Endorsement Course

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Silvia Belo Oliveira
Date/Times: 09/18/19,09/25/19,10/02/19,10/09/19,10/16/19,10/23/19,10/30/19,11/06/19,11/13/19,11/20/19,12/04/19,12/11/19,12/16/19,12/18/19 4:30-7:30
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2019-45
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.org
Course Description: The RETELL initiative (Rethinking Equity in the Teaching of English Language Learners) represents a commitment to address the persistent gap in academic proficiency experienced by ELL students. At the heart of this initiative are training and licensure requirements for the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement, which core academic teachers of ELLs and principals/assistant principals and supervisors/directors who supervise or evaluate such teachers must obtain.

The purpose of this course is to prepare the Commonwealth’s teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction so that our growing population of English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy.
The course has three overarching goals:
1. To help teachers effectively carry out their responsibility for the teaching and learning of ELLs as well as to understand the social and cultural issues that contribute to and impact the schooling of ELLs.
2. To expand teachers’ knowledge of how language functions within academic content teaching and learning, and how children and adolescents acquire a second language.
3. To provide teachers with practical, research-based protocols, methods, and strategies to integrate subject-area content, language, and literacy development—per the expectations of the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Development Standards (ELDS)—and thus to support ELL students’ success with all state academic standards.

Member District: $450
Non Member District $495


DESE requirements, attendance is mandatory at all sessions in order to receive endorsement.

SEI Fall  Session 1  2019

Session 1: Wednesday, September 18 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 2: Wednesday, September 25 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 3:  Wednesday, October 2 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 4: Wednesday,  October 9 @ 4:30-7:30
Session 5: Wednesday, October 16 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 6: Wednesday, October 23 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 7: Wednesday,  October 30 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 8: Wednesday, November 06 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 9: Wednesday,  November 13@ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 10: Wednesday , November 20 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 11: Wednesday, December 4 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Session 12: Wednesday, December 11 @ 4:30-7:30PM
Capstone Dates Dec 16 4-6 and 6-8 and Dec 18 4-6 and 6-8
Makeup Sessions Due to Instructor Cancellation
Dec 19, 20




Graduate Credit
You will have the option of  purchasing Graduate Credit for the SEI Endorsement Course. When you register for the class you will be sent the information on graduate credits.
RegistrationRequests for withdrawals and refunds must be made prior to deadline.  All cancellations subject to a $50 administration fee.  September 3 is the registration deadline.

Registration on Smart PD https://app.smartedu.net/smec/pd or email Sherri Tetrault at stetrault@smecollaborative.orgor call 508-9985599 ex 130.


We must be informed at the time of registration if you have any ADA needs or require special accommodations of any kind

Title: IEP Writing Strategies: A Linear Approach

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Allan Blume
Participants: Teachers, Para Professionals, Assistant Teachers, Guidance
Date/Times: 10/25/19, 8:00-3:00
Location: 27 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth
Course #: 2019-31
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 5089985599 ex 130,stetrault@smecollaborative.org
Course Description:This full-day workshop will present suggestions, ideas and strategies for writingeffective IEPs. Included in the workshop: Difference between PLEP A and B, Impact ofthe disability statement, accommodations/modification/specially designed instruction,determining goal focus areas, writing effective current performance levels observableand measurable goals and objectives/benchmarks.Models and templates will be used to guide participants with concepts they mightuse in their own IEP writing practice. Anticipated changes to the IEP process andformat will also be presented yet given that these have not been determined by theDepartment of Elementary and Secondary Education these will remain theoretical innature now.
Outcomes:Participants will learn and be able to immediately apply useable strategies,templates and approaches to IEP development requirements.

Each participant will be provided a copy of Allan Blume’s booklet – IEP Writing the Individualized EducationProgram; A Linear Approach.

Presenter:   Allan Blume is a former Associate Professor of Practice in Special Education at Simmons College. Allan’s primary areas of instruction and expertise are the laws, regulations and processes of special education as well as state and federal requirements for the provision of special education services. Prior to Simmons, Allan worked for 18 years as a special-education teacher in public schools and educational collaboratives in Massachusetts. He consults on federal and state special-education regulations, transition services and other education topics with universities, public and private schools and collaboratives, both in the United States and internationally. 
 
Cost:  175 SMEC Member District
           200 Non Member

Registration: Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made prior to deadline 7/8/19. All cancellations subject to a $50 administration fee.

Questions email Sherri Tetrault at stetrault@smecollaborative.org or call 508-9985599 ex 130.

We must be informed at the time of registration if you have any ADA needs or require special accommodations of any kind 

Method of Payment: Check , Purchase Order, Money Order or Cash
Please make check payable to SMEC.
Mail payment and completed form to SMEC, 25 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth MA 02748.
We do not accept charge cards.
 Phone (508)998-5599ex130 FAX (508)998-5959 Email: Stetrault@smecollaborative.org

Title: Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor!

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Carol Pelletier Radford
Participants: Teachers, Specialists
Date/Times: 10/03/19 9:00-2:30
Location: 27 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth
Course #: 2019-29
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 5089985599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.org
Course Description: A Professional Development Program Offered by 
The Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative
Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor! 
 
PURPOSE: This professional development program is designed for first time mentors or current mentors who want to refresh and update their skills to align with current standards. Mentors will learn how to;
1) use a year-long curriculum to support novice teacher development
2) reflect on their practice
3) align mentoring conversations to educator evaluation
4) differentiate mentoring conversations to inspire novices and meet their varied needs
5) use mindfulness to minimize stress and focus on the important issues facing novice teachers.

The goal of the program is to transform mentoring into a shared supportive learning experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
 
CONTENT: Content is delivered online and in one face-to-face workshop. 
The Online Professional Learning module includes videos, articles, and a reflection journal.Participants must complete the Online Professional Learning module prior to the face-to-face workshop.  (10 content hours)
The in person workshop on October 03 will be held in Dartmouth at the SMEC.                            9:00-2:30 (includes registration, lunch break and 5 content hours)
 
REQUIREMENTS: Two books and a Reflection Journal
Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing, and Reflecting With Novice Teachers The First Years Matter: Becoming an Effective Teacher both books are 2nd edition Corwin Press.
           
COST and COMPLETION:  $225 SMEC Members $250 Non-District Members includes lunch. Participants will receive 15 PDPs from SMEC to verify they have completed the training.
 
REGISTRATION: Call 508-9985599 or email Sherri stetrault@smecollaborative.org at Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative on or before Oct 13 to reserve your place. When you register you will receive a welcome email with information about how to order the books. As soon as you receive your books you may begin the Online Professional Learning module.

We must be informed at the time of registration if you have any ADA needs or require special accommodations of any kind

 

Carol Pelletier Radford EdD   — Author, Online Program Designer, and Workshop Presenter
 
Carol is the Founder of Mentoring in Action, an organization committed to preparing and supporting mentors so they can facilitate the growth of novice teachers. MentoringinAction.com

Title: Getting Started with Coding

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Christopher Burdman
Participants: Elementary Educators
Date/Times: 07/15/19/8:00-3:00
Location: 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA
Course #: 2019-37
Course Description:In this 6 hour workshop participants will learn the basics of block coding as well
as how to successfully implement and Hour of Code. We will look at a variety of coding
activities that are appropriate for students in grades k-5.Participants will engage in variety ofonline activities such as Code.org, The Foos, and Scratch. Participants will put their skills to the test with hands on coding activities using Lego Mindstorms and WeDo 2.0 kits.
This course is hands on.  

Dates:  7/15/19
Time:  8:00-3:00
Cost:  SMEC Member District $150
           Non Member $175

Title: Ways to Implement STEM in your Elementary Classroom

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Christopher Burdman
Participants: Elementary Educators
Date/Times: 07/10/19/8:00-3:00
Location: 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA
Course #: 2019-36
Course Description: Ways to Implement STEM in your Elementary Classroom In this course participants will work through a variety of STEM related activities appropriate for grades K-5. 

Morning Session
3D Design and Printing  Morning SessionCourse Description: Using the Makers Empire and Tinkercad software participants will learn the basics of 3D design. As a group we will discuss how to best introduce and implement a 3D design program into your given curriculum.  Participants will then put their skills to the test  and be given a design challenge while engaging in the engineering and design process.  Topics will include 3D design and Engineering and Design ProcessThis course is hands on.
Afternoon Session:
Lego Rebotics-WeDo Afternoon SessionCourse Description: This class will dive into the world of Lego Robotics using the Lego WeDo 2.0 kit.  This will be a hands on learning experience where participants will actively engage in one of the many building activities.  We will go through an entire condensed building and sharing cycle.
Topics covered will include coding and the use of Lego WeDo 2.0 
This course is hands on.  

Dates:  7/10/19
Time:  8:00-3:00
Cost:  SMEC Member District $150
           Non Member $175 

Title: Sheltered English Introductory Course

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Michael Watson
Participants: Teachers, Administrators, Guidance Counselors
Date/Times: 7/18/19 3:30-7:00, 7/19/19 8:00-3:30
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth
Course #: 2019-32
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 23, stetrault@smecollaborative.org
Course Description: With the increase in English Language Learners entering public schools the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has outlined a plan for professional development for teachers, specialists, and administrators in order to accommodate the educational and social adjustment of the new learners within their new school. This fifteen hour professional development course will provide participants an exposure to the current framework and educational theory that will engage all learners in a classroom and specialized teaching. 

This course provides valuable information and 15 PDP’s but does not lead to endorsement.

Dates:  07/18/19 3:30-7:00 AND 07/19/19 8:00-3:30

Member District $225 and Non Member District $250 
Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made prior to deadline. Deadline is 7/10/19.
All cancellations subject to a $50 administration fee.

Title: Helping Traumatized Children Learn

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Dr. Denise Howley
Participants: Teachers, Para Professionals, Assistant Teachers, Specialists,
Date/Times: 06/27/19, 8:30-11:30
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2019-35
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.org
Course Description: Helping Traumatized Children Learn

Utilizing information  from the Massachusetts Advocates for Children Report and Policy Agenda, research from Bessel van der Kolk, MD and material from Gordon Hodas, MD, as well as examples from the presenter’s current practice, this workshop will present information on the impact of trauma on learning. Participants will learn how trauma impacts child development, and affects physical, mental and emotional health. Strategies for educators and counselors will be explored and practiced.


Presenter: Dr. Denise Howley, LICSW*
Contact Hours 3  PDP’s    

Cost:  $75 Member
           

Place:  SMEC PD Room 27 Russells Mill Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Method of Payment: Check , Purchase Order, Money Order or Cash

Please make check payable to SMEC.  Mail payment and completed form to SMEC, 25 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748. 
We do not accept charge cards.  All payments must be mailed to SMEC.
Phone (508)998-5599ex130  FAX (508)998-5959    Email: Stetrault@smecollaborative.org
 
*Dr. Denise Howley is Program coordinator of the North River Collaborative Behavioral Health Initiative, coordinating the Elementary Counseling grant implementation in NRC’s eight member school districts.  Dr. Howley is a licensed clinical social worker who has been a teacher and administrator with both special and regular education children and adolescents for over 25 years.  She has a BA in Religion from Allegheny College, a MA in Religious Education from Fordham University, a MSW from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College.  Dr. Howley has been adjunct professor at Northern Essex Community College, Mercyhurst University, Simmons College and Salem State University.  In addition to providing direct clinical work to individuals and families, she has taught mindfulness practices to children and adults in community and educational settings, and is committed to helping children and adults recognize the full potential of their brains toward the creation of genuinely happy and successful lives.