Curriculum and Instruction

Professional learning opportunities are available for early childhood educators — Summer 2019 through Spring 2020 — Courses on Social Emotional Learning & Approaches to Play and Learning (SEL/APL)

As noted in the Commissioner's 6/14/19 Weekly UpdateProfessional learning opportunities for early childhood educators: Courses on Social Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning (SEL/APL)

Early childhood educators are invited to register for two different facilitated courses: the ten-hour online version of the Introductory Course on the Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Social and Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning, and/or a four-hour online course on Family Engagement in Social Emotional Learning. The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) developed both courses in partnership with the Department of Early Education and Care and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (EEC and DESE). Cost per participant: $100 for 10 hour course, $40 for 4 hour course, unless subsidized by district.

DESE is sponsoring multiple presentations of these courses for the coming year using the Blackboard learning platform. Each class is limited to 20 participants. Educators who complete the full ten-hour course earn 10 professional development points (PDPs) or 1 continuing education unit (CEU).

To register, see contact information below. For other course related information, contact Jane Haltiwanger.

Name of course (by Season):Dates:Online course facilitator and email contact for registration information:
Summer 2019:
Intro to SEL/APL StandardsJuly 8–August 19, 2019 Di-Ann Ethier
Family Engagement in SELAugust 16–30, 2019 Di-Ann Ethier
Intro to SEL/APL StandardsJuly 22–August 30, 2019 Dotti McDevitt
Fall 2019:
Intro to SEL/APL standardsSeptember 9–October 21, 2019
(in English and Spanish)
Di-Ann Ethier
Family Engagement in SELSeptember 16–30, 2019 Dotti McDevitt
Intro to SEL/APL standardsOctober 6–November 10, 2019 Jody Figuerido
Family Engagement in SELOctober 18–November 1, 2019 Di-Ann Ethier
Intro to SEL/APL standardsOctober 21–November 24, 2019 Caroline Blackman
Winter 2020:
Family Engagement in SELJanuary 6–17, 2020 Dotti McDevitt
Intro to SEL/APL standardsJanuary 13–February 16, 2020 Jody Figuerido
Intro to SEL/APL standardsFebruary 24–March 29, 2020 Caroline Blackman
Spring 2020:
Intro to SEL/APL standardsMarch 2–April 10, 2020 Dotti McDevitt
Intro to SEL/APL standardsApril 6–May 10, 2020 Caroline Blackman





Last Updated: July 10, 2019



 
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