Registration open for STEM Professional Development Day, College Course, and more!

End of September Newsletter

This newsletter is full of newly added professional development opportunities! Look below for information and application links for:
  • Tech Goes Home – learn technology skills and receive a free laptop
  • EPS Region 6’s first professional development day of the year, All About STEM
  • Professional Learning Community that will help you study smarter, not harder
  • College course focused on children with special needs
  • SEL-APL online training from our partner, IEPD
We look forward supporting your work with children and families through professional development, coaching, and program-focused supports this fall!
Wendy Valentine, Project Director, and the EPS Region 6 Team

Tech Goes Home

 Tech Goes Home (TGH) teaches educators computer skills and how to utilize technology to help boost your business. Participants also receive a free laptop after completion of the course!

 

✦ 15 hours of hands-on instruction with a local, qualified trainer
✦ Web-based curriculum and basic tutorials to enhance business skills
✦ Relationship-building opportunities to connect with state, city and community agencies
When?: Thursdays, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, starting 10/18
Where?: Grove Hall Child Development Center, 1295 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126
Cost: $50
Learn more and apply here 

STEM Professional Development Day,

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Choose from SIX STEM training opportunities!

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Cost: $25
Location: 178 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111
Lunch will be provided. Please be sure to note any dietary restrictions on your application.
You can only apply for one course
Workshops and CEUs
Beyond the Science Center (5 ECE training hours)
STEM and Nature (5 ECE training hours)
STEM for Infants and Toddlers (5 ECE training hours)
Habilidades Básicas de Computación para Profesionales de la Educación Temprana (0.5 CEUs)
Hands-On STEM: Connecting Curriculum Frameworks to Interactive Lessons forOST (0.5 CEUs)
Exploring STEM in the Classroom for Toddlers and Preschoolers (5 ECE training hours)
Priority is given to educators who work or live in Region 6

Study Smarter, Not Harder: Study Skills Professional Learning Community

Study Skills Professional Learning Community

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We know that many of you are balancing work, life, and college courses! EPS Region 6 wants to support you in gaining the skills to study smarter, not harder!
Good study skills are essential for learning and succeeding in school. This PLC is designed to help students improve their learning effectiveness to “study smarter and not harder or longer.” Some topics will include: time management, concentration, note taking skills, textbook study methods, test taking strategies and others.
Participants will receive EEC training hours for each session attended.
Dates: Monday, 10/15, 11/19, and 12/10/18 at 6:30pm
Location: 178 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111
Cost: $25
Instructor: Vanessa Reiss-Vaughn, Region 6 Lead Coach and Early Childhood Education Adjunct Professor.
Learn more and register here

New College Course Opportunity

ED205 Children with Special Needs at Fisher College

This course includes an overview of special needs children and their families. Emphasis is on prevalence of disorders, treatment modalities, community resources serving exceptional children, the teacher’s role in mainstreaming and early identification, and federal legislation affecting exceptional children. Focus will be on inclusion in classroom settings.
Date & Time: Tuesdays, October 30th – December 22nd, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Fisher College, 118 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116
Cost: $50
*Please note, your application does not guarantee a space in the course*

News and Resources from our Community Partners

Additional Courses on Social Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning (SEL/APL)

Early childhood educators are invited to register for two different facilitated courses: the ten-hour online version of the Introductory Course on the Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Social and Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning, OR a four-hour online course on Family Engagement in Social Emotional Learning. The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) developed both courses in partnership with the Department of Early Education and Care and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (EEC and DESE).
DESE is sponsoring multiple presentations of these courses for the coming year using the Blackboard learning platform. Each class is limited to 20 participants. Educators who complete the full ten-hour course earn 10 professional development points (PDPs) or 1 continuing education unit (CEU). For further information about the courses, contact Jane Haltiwanger at jhaltiwanger@doe.mass.edu.
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