Winter 2021

Thank you for your interest in our online graduate credit courses.

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

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs)

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. 

Course Cost: $595 includes 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs from Gordon College (Does not include required texts)

January 15, 2021 ~ May 9, 2021

Registration Deadline: January 13, 2021

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

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs)

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.

Novice teachers also earn 40 hours towards their 50 hour beyond year 1 requirement. 

Course Cost: $595 includes 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs from Gordon College (Does not include required texts)

January 29, 2021 ~ May 9, 2021 

Registration Deadline: January 27, 2020

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One credit Professional Learning Courses

2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: For teachers, specialists, nurses, counselors, administrators, and all school personnel who support student success.

Register for one, two or all three of our 1-credit courses (EDU 713, 714, & 719). Registration is open with 3 different start dates. You will be assigned a session that works best for you after you have registered for the course(s).

Session A:  January 29 – February 21

Session B:  March 5 – March 28

Session C: April 9 – May 2

Email your registration receipt from Gordon College to karen.gannon@comcast.net to receive the course content immediately. You will also receive an introduction email from your online mentor so the course can be customized to meet your needs.

COST $250 (per course) INCLUDES: 1 graduate credit and 15 PDPs. You will also have a personal call with your online mentor. The content for all three courses is delivered online and includes videos, readings, and reflections. A final e-journal reflection is required to verify successful completion. Take one course or more than one depending upon your needs!

Questions?: Email Karen.Gannon@comcast.net

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EDU 714 Building Relationships with English Language Learners

(1 Graduate Credit & 15 PDPs) More details here: flyer

For all educators who need to document SEI/ESL PDPs for DESE Re-certification

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EDU 713 Supporting Special Education Students to be Successful

(1 Graduate Credit & 15 PDPs) More details here: flyer

For all educators who need to document SPED PDPs for DESE Re-certification

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EDU 719 Social and Emotional Learning: Self-Care for Educators (1 Graduate Credit)

(1 Graduate Credit & 15 PDPs) More details here: flyer

For all educators who want to learn more about self-care and minimizing stress.

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Questions?: Email Karen.Gannon@comcast.net