Online training for Security Portal Uploads/Downloads
This training is intended as online, interactive training regarding how to download and upload the Special Education State Performance Indicator forms from the ESE Security Portal.
Online training for Indicator 12 Technical Assistance
This training is intended as an online, interactive training for districts assigned to Cohort 1 for the Massachusetts State Performance Plan for Special Education (MA SPP) Activities. Districts participating in Indicator 12 data collection will learn about data collection requirements and reporting process.
2016 ESE Summer Professional Development Institutes
Online training for 603 CMR 46.00 The Prevention of Physical Restraint and Requirements if Used
This training is intended for school and district use with small groups or individuals allowing for direct instruction to school personnel about the regulatory requirements in the recently revised regulations under 603 CMR 46.00 Prevention of Physical Restraint and Requirements if Used. The training guides the user through the requirements of these regulations and can be used to partially meet the requirements of orientation for new personnel during the course of the year, as well as for initial orientation each year. Please note, however, that this training does not include all required elements of training. Additional time will be necessary to orient individuals to program and district policies in this area. The Department recommends individual use or use in groups of 3-4 people. This training is not meant to be used as the sole method of training for large groups, although it can be of assistance in such trainings. If a district uses the training, it must supplement the information provided to ensure that all requirements of annual training are met.
Massachusetts FOCUS Academy (MFA)
Massachusetts Licensure Academy (MLA)
These trainings have been designed for educators working with a waiver as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities or educators wanting to add the Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities to their current educator license.
The Massachusetts Licensure Academy (MLA) offered by ESE through the Collaborative for Educational Services, will offer two no-cost courses per semester. Courses are presented in a hybrid format (mix of online and face-to-face), with monthly face-to-face meetings in either Marlboro or Northampton. Courses will be offered for 67.5 PDPs. Three graduate credits are available at the participant's expense.
2009-2013 NASDSE Satellite Conference Series
This series of four telecasts brings nationally-recognized experts to Massachusetts using technology for cutting-edge personnel development for a variety of stakeholders. This series is available to all Massachusetts school districts and educational organizations.
NASDSE has discontinued this series for 2013-14. Please contact Lauren Viviani at 781-338-3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or access to archived NASDSE Satellite Conferences.
Annual Summit on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
The annual summit supports schools, districts, and organizational partners build capacity to engage all students in learning to meet rigorous expectations. This webpage consists of summit presentations and resources.
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Training Project
A multifaceted system that has been designed to supplement ongoing professional development activities provided to personnel that work with students with disabilities.
Secondary Transition Capacity - Building Conference
Presentation Materials from the Spring 2015 Networking Meetings for Recipients of the FY15 274 Professional Development Grant