An Overview of Student Disabilities in the Classroom


Instructor: Kim Wilmot
Participants: Teachers, Para Professionals, Assistant Teachers
Date/Times: 05/31/18, 6/07/18 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: 27 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2018-05
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130,
Course Description: An overview of the disabilities that teachers and specialists may encounter within their classrooms and specialists settings with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior, Cognitive Issues, and Learning Disabilities. Teaching strategies to accommodate students with these disabilities will be reviewed and will include responses to intervention, universal design for learning, multiple intelligence’s and differentiated instruction. Teachers participating in this professional development training will have the opportunity to be exposed to the most recent research for teaching ALL students within the regular classroom and in specialized settings. Participating teachers and specialists will have the opportunity to incorporate the course information in a group activity and determine what teaching strategy and learning style fits best for your teaching method and your students learning styles.

Presenter: Kim Wilmot
Kimberly Wilmot has been providing professional development related to special education and behavior management for the past 10 years. In addition to her current role as Program Coordinator for SMEC’s Therapeutic Learning Center, she has been a special education teacher, special education program administrator, Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Specialty Clinics, and a special education consultant.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: 15 Professional Development points in instruction of students’ with disabilities to fulfill the DESE requirements.
Cost:$225 District Member
$250 Non District Member

Sheltered English Introductory Class

Instructor: Michael Watson
Date/Times: 01/10/18, 01/17/18, 1/24/18, 4:00-8:00pm
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2018-04
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130,

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, speacialists, 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

SNOW DATE 1/31/18

Member District: $225
Non Member District $250

Spring 2018 SEI Admin Endorsement Course


Instructor: Michael Watson
Date/Times: 1/04/18,1/11/18,1/18/18,1/25/18,2/1/18,2/8/18,2/15/18,3/1/18,3/8/18,3/15/18,3/22/18,
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2018-02
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130,
Course Description: SEI Course

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 the 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, acheive academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global econonmy.

This 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 the academic content teaching and learning and how children and adolescents aquire a second language.

3.To provide teachers with practical, researched-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) and 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 Spring 2018
Time: 4:30p-7:30p
Session 1: Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Session 2: Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Session 3: Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Session 4: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Session 5: Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Session 6: Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Session 7: Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Session 8: Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Session 9: Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Session 10: Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Session 11: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Session 12: Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Make-Up Sessions Thursday, April 5th, 2018/Thursday, April 26th, 2018

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.

Registration Deadline: 12/20/17
Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made prior to deadline. All cancellations subject to a $50 administration fee.

Register on Smart PD or email Sherri Tetrault at or call 508-998-5599 ex. 130
We must be informed at the time of registration if you have any ADA needs or require special accommodations of any.