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Winter 2018

We offer three online graduate courses in the winter semester.

  • 3 graduate credits
  • 67.5 PDPs for MA teachers and administrators for license renewal
  • $595 includes all fees

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. 

Winter course: January 19 – May 13, 2018

Registration Deadline January 17.

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

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.

Winter course: January 5 – June 10, 2018

Registration Deadline January 3.

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EDU 706

Leaders in Action: Using 20/20 Vision to Support Our Novice Teachers

(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs)

This online course includes three modules, a clinical experience, and a face-to-face retreat at the end of the course. A 20/20 Vision for how to sustain mentoring programs within school districts is explored through module content and coaching conversations. Coaching sessions with the course instructor, a course partner, and an extraordinary coach are required. Module topics include; Mindfulness, Leadership, and Taking Action. Prerequisite: EDU 620, EDU 716 or permission of the instructor. 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs.

This online course brings like-minded teacher leaders together in the Mentoring in Action Teacher Leadership Academy. It is designed for experienced mentor who are dedicated to “paying it forward” to support the success of students. These leaders strive to empower mentors and novice teachers in their districts to realize their full potential as effective teachers and emerging leaders.

The goal of the course is to enhance our 20/20 Visions to clarify how we can improve our teacher induction programs. We strive to sustain and share Mentoring in Action principles and resources as well as to create new ways to support mentors and novice teachers. The course and retreat offer new ideas, provide time for reflection, and introduce extraordinary coaches and guest speakers who will inspire course participants to take action. The retreat at the end of the course will network the Academy members and provide the cohort with an opportunity to share ideas and meet each other in person.

Prerequisite: Application

All course participants must apply and be accepted into the cohort BEFORE they can register for this course.

Applications are available from Karen.Gannon@comcast.net

To learn more: Meet Cohort 1 and the extraordinary coaches: Mentoring in Action Leadership Academy

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