Title: Sheltered English Introductory Course

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

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.