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Educational Equity is a course covering achievement, fairness, and opportunity in education with regards to currently and historically under supported groups: students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities, among others. Topics covered include educator effectiveness and preparedness, inclusive practice, oppression, and cultural competence. Participants will complete a project in their districts addressing inequity within their schools, and will be supported in using equitable access data and analytic tools, the DESE resources relating to equity gaps, and outside readings to implement their findings. This 45 hour institute will consist of 10 sessions. Three 8-hour sessions will be delivered in person. Seven 3-hour sessions will be delivered online. 67.5 PDPs or 3 graduate credits will be awarded to participants upon completion of this course. Graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University at an additional cost of $285. Graduate credit registration and payment occurs at the first section meeting, and payment can be made by credit card or check at that time More
Dates Dates: Face-to-Face Sessions: 2/27/18, 2/28/18, 5/1/18 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Online Dates: Week of 3/5/18, 3/12/18, 3/19/18, 3/26/18, 4/2/18, 4/9/18, 4/23/18, 3 hours, specific time and day of week TBD.
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Status Status: 27 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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Educational Equity is a course covering achievement, fairness, and opportunity in education with regards to currently and historically under supported groups: students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities, among others. Topics covered include educator effectiveness and preparedness, inclusive practice, oppression, and cultural competence. Participants will complete a project in their districts addressing inequity within their schools, and will be supported in using equitable access data and analytic tools, the DESE resources relating to equity gaps, and outside readings to implement their findings. This 45 hour institute will consist of 10 sessions. Three 8-hour sessions will be delivered in person. Seven 3-hour sessions will be delivered online. 67.5 PDPs or 3 graduate credits will be awarded to participants upon completion of this course. Graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University at an additional cost of $285. Graduate credit registration and payment occurs at the first section meeting, and payment can be made by credit card or check at that time More
Dates Dates: Face-to-Face Sessions: 3/1/18, 3/2/18, 5/3/18 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Online Dates: Week of 3/5/18, 3/12/18, 3/19/18, 3/26/18, 4/2/18, 4/9/18, 4/23/18, 3 hours, specific time and day of week TBD.
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Status Status: 27 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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This highly interactive course will cover the following:
• An overview of poverty, education, and disproportionality in Massachusetts
• The impacts of poverty and classroom implications, in both special education and general education classrooms
• Specific strategies for meeting unique needs of low income students and differentiation strategies
• Executive function skills and their relationship to learning and poverty
• Cultural competence and culturally responsive teaching
• Student engagement, school and classroom cultures, and building connected educational environments
• Social-emotional learning and poverty
• Barriers to educational access for low-income students
Attendees will create an educational access plan for making concrete changes in their classroom or school to reduce disproportionality.

Audiences: general education or special education teachers across grade levels, building or district level administration.

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Starts Starts: 10/26/2017 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
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Status Status: 27 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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This course is completed entirely online in 5 weekly sessions. Through reading, online discussions and a final paper, participants will examine the legislation protecting ELs' education rights, the foundational principles of SEI, ELE program in Massachusetts, and an overview of SEI lesson planning. 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. Participants will receive 15 PDPs for successful completion of this course. More
Starts Starts: 10/30/2017 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 27 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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In this online course, participants will learn about English Language Learners (ELLS) 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. This course does not lead to or provide the SEI Administrator Endorsement.
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Starts Starts: 10/16/2017 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 16 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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