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This course is designed to promote continuous improvement in administrators’ confidence and familiarity with procedures and strategies for supporting special education within their districts. The participants will learn about the elements of transition laws and issues, assistive technology tools and services, behavior analytic assessments and supports, impacts of mental health on student performance, and information and strategies to identify and address equity disparities in education. Participants will engage in online content and discussions, and will produce a final product outlining potential district improvement areas. More
Starts: 9/30/2019 8:30 AM
Status: 22 open seats left
Class size: 30 seats
The BCBA job alike is an opportunity for district based behavior analysts to come together to share information, trouble shoot difficult cases and situations and review current research in the field of behavior analysis. SEEM Collaborative will be hosting the job alike by providing a space for the group members to meet. Occasionally, the group will need to meet at a district location if there is a conflict with the SEEM training room. All members of the group will be responsible for leading at least one of the monthly meetings, which entails creating an agenda and providing the group with a current research article, assessment tool for discussion or behavior analytic presentation, all of which must meet the BACB requirements for a CE event. Each meeting will provide the attendants with 1 CE for 50 minutes of professional development, as well as the opportunity to discuss current district challenges/cases following the PD presentation. The cost for yearly membership is free, and is BYOL (bring your own lunch). Water and coffee will be provided. The meetings will take place on Thursdays from 12:30-2:15/2:30. More
Starts: 9/26/2019 12:30 PM
Status: 8 open seats left
Class size: 25 seats
In this online course, participants will learn about English Learners (ELs) and relevant federal, state, and district policies. The course will include readings, videos, and weekly discussion. Participants will be expected to produce a final product that reflects the integration of course content with their professional responsibilities. There will be 5 weeks of content, with some additional time built in for completion of the final product. Participants are able to log in weekly at their convenience.
15 PDPs will be offered for successful completion of the course More
Starts: 10/8/2019 8:00 AM
Status: 18 open seats left
Class size: 25 seats
The SEEM Collaborative has been approved by the MA DESE to provide full and administrator SEI Endorsement Courses for cost. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for supervisors/administrators. The SEI Administrator Endorsement course is designed to promote continuous improvement in educator practice and to build administrators’ confidence and familiarity with procedures and strategies for supporting teachers in developing research-proven practices for working with English Learners (ELs). Throughout the course, effective methods of examining data, observing teaching practice, and providing support to teachers will be explored.
Assignments are designed to engage administrators in conducting research within their school buildings. Assignments include careful analysis of school, district, and state data pertaining to English Language Learners, as well as data collection on the classroom practice of SEI teachers. Administrators will learn about the elements to look for in teachers’ lesson plans, as well as the SEI strategies to look for during classroom observations. Throughout, administrators will be asked to reflect upon the implications of the course material and their findings on their responsibilities as school leaders.
Participants will receive 22.5 PDPs for successful completion of the course.
Please be aware that the attendance policy is very strict and participants are not allowed any absences from the Administrator course.
Participant manuals may be purchased for $20. More
Starts: 12/2/2019 4:30 PM
Status: 17 open seats left
Class size: 30 seats
The SEEM Collaborative has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide the full and administrator SEI Endorsement courses for cost. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators who have ELs and their supervisors.
The Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Teachers Endorsement course is designed to help equip teachers to address the needs of a multilingual and multicultural student population by training teachers in research-proven practices for working with English Learners (ELs). During the course, teachers are expected to practice instructional strategies grounded in SEI research both in the endorsement course and in their classrooms. Teachers will also be encouraged to sustain and develop their SEI practices over time through a variety of professional growth opportunities. This course is designed to promote continuous improvement in educator practice and to build teachers' confidence and familiarity with instructional methodology for working with English Learners. Upon successful completion of the course, participating teachers will receive an SEI endorsement and 67.5 PDPs.
3 Graduate Credits are available through American International College for an additional cost of $200 (based on 2018-2019 rates, subject to change).
PLEASE NOTE: Participants must have access to a classroom for the course assignments and must have basic computer skills in order to navigate the online portal. Also, due to the rigor, pace, and intensity of the course, which leads to an Endorsement from the State, participants may not miss more than two sessions. Missing more than two class sessions will result in a withdrawal grade.
Starts: 1/7/2020 4:00 PM
Status: 27 open seats left
Class size: 30 seats