Educator Courses

Teacher PDP Courses

The following courses are eligible for 15 Professional Development Points for Teachers, Guidance Counselors and K-12 Administrators who need to recertify.  Upon completion of the course you will receive a PDP certificate. 


Cultural Differences in Education-PDP’s

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earn about the varied influences that can often impact positive engagement and learning with English Language Learners. This course will help support the non-core educators despite possible language, and or, cultural barriers. Specific topics will include: language and learning, varying venues for support, cultural differences that influence attitudes towards education, and recommendations on how to best understand, obtain and sustain the drive towards a lifetime of learning for all involved. This is a hybrid course that requires 3 on-campus classroom meetings on: October 7th, 28th & November 18th 4pm-7pm. The remaining 8 hours are completed online. (15 hours) $189
The intended audience for this course are Non-core Educators (Art, Music, PE, Health, etc)

10/07 - 11/18                  4:00pm - 7:00pm                 M               B                  HODGSON
CAR 902 35                             17995                            NA G17

Effective Strategies Students & Instruction for Students with Disabilities-PDP’s

This hybrid course will offer an introduction to a broad range of developmental disabilities and related topics, including a cognitive, physical, emotional, and learning delays. The inclusion of students into educational environments will be highlighted. Topics include: History of special education and inclusion, laws which govern inclusion, IDEA and the integration of students with disabilities, family concerns and challenges, current and future trends and best practices, specific disability exploration and knowledge through readings, documentaries and analysis, best practices in Universal Design for Instruction for students with disabilities with diverse learning styles and supporting the success. This is a hybrid class that has two required on-campus classroom meetings on October 16th and December 4th from 5pm-7:30pm. (15 hours) $189

10/16 - 12/04                5:30pm - 7:00pm             W              B               WOODS
CAR 893 30                        17533                         HH 210


Just Breathe: Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga in the Classroom-PDP’s

This Hybrid professional development workshop is full of information to help you easily bring yoga, mindfulness and meditation techniques into your classroom. We will review the basics and philosophy of yoga, including the origin and history to develop a complete understanding of the content. The most common yoga poses for children will be introduced as well as guided meditations and mindfulness techniques. You will leave with an assortment of yoga poses, activities and lesson plans’ including desk yoga ideas. There is a materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor on the first day of class via cash or check. Make checks payable to Sharon Marrama. Materials includes, Manual, lesson plans, activity ideas, music playlists, and hand-outs. (15 hours) $200

 

10/26          10:00am - 4:00pm         S         B           MARRAMA
11/02          10:00am - 1:00pm         S         B           MARRAMA
CAR 900 30        17558                BH 002

 



MTEL TEST PREP


Fall 2019 registration is open. Registration will be open until July 1, 2019
Course Dates are September 12-December 19, 2019
To register call 1-800-818-3434.  For additional questions contact: 


Lauren Ellis
ellisl@middlesex.mass.edu

(781) 280-3669 or 3663

Once enrolled please EMAIL for your online course logon information or call 781-280-3663. NOTE: All MTEL courses are NOT eligible for tuition waivers. 

 

MTEL Communication & Literacy Test Prep
Field 01. The ONLINE Communication and Literacy Skills Test (Field 01) Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: comprehension of reading selections, analysis of reading selections, composition of essays, correct application of grammatical rules, vocabulary knowledge. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19               WEB          SVENCONIS
CAR 602 75                    17176

Foundations of Reading MTEL Test Prep
Field 90. The ONLINE Foundations of Reading MTEL Test (Field 90) Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: basics of reading development, reading comprehension development, reading and language instruction, reading and language evaluation, and integration of knowledge. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19                  WEB             SVENCONIS
CAR 635 75                   17177

MTEL Gen Curriculum Multi-Sub Test Prep
Field 03. The MTEL General Curriculum Multi-Subject Test (Field 03) Online Test Prep Course provides extensive practice in topics such as language arts, history, social science, geography, science and technology. The course has extensive material on each topic, as well as multiple skill-building quizzes. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19                WEB             SVENCONIS
CAR 858 75                 17178

MTEL Math Skill Builder Test Prep
Fields 03, 09, 47, and 53. The ONLINE MTEL Math Skill Builder Test Prep Course focuses on preparation for the MTEL test at either the elementary level (Field 53), middle school level (Field 47), secondary level (Field 09), or the math subtest of the general curriculum (Field 03). The course includes multiple skill-building quizzes. There are 3 simulated exams with explanations for each Field of study. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19                  WEB               SVENCONIS
CAR 859 75                  17179

English a Sec Language MTEL
Field 54. The ONLINE English as a Second Language (ESL) MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: basics of language acquisition, ESL instructional approaches, cultural factors affecting the teaching of ESL, aural/oral aspects of language instruction, principles of reading and writing instruction for English language learners, assessment of standardized exams and for content-area learning. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19                WEB                SVENCONIS
CAR 878 32                    17187

MTEL History Prep Class
Field 06. The ONLINE History MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: United States history, U.S. government, economics, geography and international events. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115.
9/12-12/19                   WEB            SVENCONIS
CAR 894 75                   17511

English MTEL Prep Class
Field 07. The English MTEL Test (Field 07) Online Test Prep Course provides extensive practice in the following areas: American literature, British literature, literature of the ancient world, world literature since 1500, genres and types of literature, literary theory and criticism, principles of rhetoric, the composition process, research-based reading theories and the role of children’s/young adult literature in promoting reading proficiency. The course has extensive material on each topic, as well as multiple skill-building quizzes. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19                    WEB                    SVENCONIS
CAR 897 75                    17551

Early Childhood Education MTEL Prep Class
Field 02. The ONLINE Early Childhood MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: childhood development through the early elementary years, disabling conditions or exceptionalities in children, literary genres, elements, and techniques, important principles of writing and mathematics, and important concepts in history, social science and technology. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam.  This online course is self-paced and a self-study.  Not eligible of tuition waivers. $115.  
9/12-12/19                     WEB                 SVENCONIS
CAR 904 75                    17967

Political Science MTEL Test Prep
Field 48. The ONLINE Political Science MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: political science theories and concepts, historical themes of political philosophy, founding documents of the U.S. and the State of Massachusetts, origins of democratic government, governmental structures, election processes and political parties, civic responsibilities, international relations, U.S. foreign policy, historical developments in Western civilization, major events in world history, key geographic concepts, and essential economic terms. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible of tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19                     WEB                SVENCONIS
CAR 910 75                        17969

MTEL Reading Specialist Test Prep 
Field 08. The ONLINE Reading Specialist MTEL Exam (Field 08) Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: basics of reading and writing development, reading and writing processes, evaluation and assessment of reading and writing skills, and the professional knowledge and roles of the reading specialist. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115
9/12-12/19                   WEB                  SVENCONIS
CAR 911 75                       18002

 

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SOS..Teacher Licensing in Massachusetts

Are you interested in becoming a teacher, but quickly change your mind every time you visit DESE?s website? Whether you are new to teaching, considering a career change, hoping to become a teacher or even licensed in another state, this workshop is for you. Get a better understanding of the license process, and strategically develop a long term plan, that will save you both time and money. This workshop is taught by Lisa Lanteigne, HR Licensing Specialist in the Lawrence Public Schools. (2 hours) Cost $37
*Note: Employees of Lawrence Public Schools should contact Lisa Lanteigne directly in the Human Resources office for information and guidance on licensing.

10/01                    6:00pm - 8:00pm                 T                  L                    LANTEIGNE
CAR 877 80                17188                             LC 103


 

 

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