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Fall 2018

We offer three online graduate courses in the fall semester.

  • 3 graduate credits
  • 67.5 PDPs for MA teachers and administrators for license renewal
  • Cost of course includes all fees

EDU 620 Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Leader

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs, $595)

A course for mentors in training or current mentors who want to refresh and update their skills. In this one semester course you will learn how to mindfully mentor, align conversations to educator evaluation, and differentiate mentoring conversations to meet the varied needs of novice teachers in your district. Seven online modules include videos, articles, and reflections. 

Fall course: September 14  – December 19, 2018

Registration Deadline TBD.

More details here: flyer

Read course reviews here: EDU 620 Reviews.

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EDU 646  Mindful Teaching: Refining Your Practice to Support Student Learning

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs, $595)

This course includes five online modules. Mindfulness practices will be introduced in Module 1 and reinforced in all modules. Modules 2-5 are aligned with the Standards for Effective Teaching Practices (MA DESE)* and the Educator Evaluation Rubric. Modules include videos, readings, mindful meditations, application of strategies into the classroom context, and end of module reflections. A focus on sharing what worked and what could be done differently is emphasized. One optional face-to-face meeting of the course participants is encouraged in district based cohorts.

Goals for the course are to; 1) introduce mindfulness strategies to minimize anxiety and promote teacher self-care, 2) assess current teaching strategies, 3) explore new approaches for creating an inspired learning environment, 4) increase student engagement using an anonymous survey, and 5) enhance teacher professional learning and self-care through increased reflection and mindfulness.

* Teachers from other states will use their current state standards.

Fall course: October 5 –  February 24, 2018

Registration Deadline TBD.

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EDU 645

Maintaining Your Balance: Becoming an Effective Teacher

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs, $595)

This year-long course provides support to a beginning teacher who would benefit from a one-one online mentor. Using the book, The First Years Matter 2nd ed., course participants reflect on teaching practices and try new strategies in their classrooms. This course meets the requirement for 50 hours of mentoring.
For novice teachers who:
– have completed at least one year of teaching in the district.
– would benefit from graduate credit and meeting the 50-hour mentoring requirement.
– are interested in using student perspectives to enhance their teaching.

Fall course: September 14 –  June 16, 2018

Registration Deadline TBD.

More details here: flyer

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