Para Pro Prep Class- Math Focus

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Instructor: Corey Mello
Participants: Individuals looking to prepare for the Para Pro Test-Math focus
Date/Times: 08/01/17 9am-12:00
Location: 27 Russells Mills Rd,  Dartmouth MA 02747
Course #: 2017-16
Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.org
Course Description: Attention: Para Pro Test Takers

When: 08/01/17
Time: 9:00 – 12:00pm
Cost: $ 40
Where: SMEC Conference Room, 27 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth MA 02747

Para Pro Assessment Review

This class is designed to assist students who are preparing to take the ParaPro Assessment. Instruction, review, and practice are provided in requisite mathematics. This class will offer prospective paraprofessionals instruction and practice using the Parapro Assessment Study Guide and official Practice test. This workshop will provide a targeted review of all the material on the Parapro Assessment Test. A minimum of 8 participants are required for each workshop. Requests for withdrawals & refunds must be made prior to deadline.

All cancellations subject to a $25 administration fee.

Mental Health  Toolbox for Educators

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

 Instructor: Dr. Denise HowleyParticipants: Teachers, Para Professionals, Assistant Teachers, Specialists, Date/Times: 06/27/17, 6/28/17 8:30am-4:00 Location: SMEC PD Room 27 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth MA 02748 Course #: 2017-17 Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.org Course Description: Mental Health Tool Box for Teachers

Promoting Emotional & Social Health in Elementary School Children

Description: Teachers often feel at a loss to deal effectively with the social and emotional issues influencing students’ learning experien ce. This 3 – session course offers a forum for teachers to gain tools for dealing with challenging social and emotional behaviors in the classroom and t hereby enhance students’ academic achievement.

Topics to be addressed include:
• Managing stress in our classrooms
• Child abuse what it is and what to do about it
• Talking to kids about tough issues: divorce, trauma, poverty and grief

Presenter: Dr. Denise Howley, LICSW*
Contact Hours 15  PDP’s
Cost:  $225 Member
$250 Non Member

FALL 2017 SEI Admin Endorsement Course

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Instructor: Michael Watson Date/Times: 10/05/17,10/19/17,11/2/17,11/16/17,11/30/17,4:30-7:30 Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748 Course #: 2017-15 Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, 508-998-5599 ex 130, stetrault@smecollaborative.org Course Description: SEI Course

The purpose of this course is to prepare Massachusetts school administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective reviewers and instructional leaders of educators who teach English language learners 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.

This course is aligned with the Massachusetts Administrator Endorsement Subject Matter Knowledge Standards:

1. Understanding of diversity and background of English language learner populations, including family systems, neighborhoods, and communities, and their impact on teaching and learning

2. Building a culture of equity and inclusiveness for linguistically and culturally diverse populations

3. Implementation of strategies for coordinating instruction for English Language Learners (SEI and English language development)

4. Demonstrates an understanding of the use of best practices for sheltering content for, and teaching academic language to, English Language Learners in the classroom

5. Understands and appreciates the challenges that English Language Learners face in the mastery of academic language and assures that educators are equipped to shelter content and scaffold instruction to promote the academic achievement of English Language Learners

SEI Teacher Endorsement Class

Instructor: Michael Watson
Date/Times: 09/11/17,09/18/17,09/25/17,10/02/17,10/10/17,10/16/17,10/23/17,10/30/17,11/6/17, 11/13/17, 11/20/17, 11/27/17, 4:30-7:30
Location: SMEC 27 Russells Mills Rd Dartmouth MA 02748
Course #: 2017-14
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