Upcoming professional development

 

Friday, October 6, 2017    8:00 - 3:00

Overview of Expository Response to Text from the Empowering Writes Series

  • Provide rigorous, close reading strategies for annotating complex texts.
  • Explore opportunities for analyzing and summarizing the organizational structure of a variety of texts.
  • Learn specific strategies for crafting strong introductions and conclusions.
  • Generate a number of broad yet distinct main ideas.
  • Write a variety of powerful supporting details.
  • Support ideas through relevant evidence and rich vocabulary.
  • Respond to a variety of informational writing challenges: essay/report, response to text, the "how to" piece, compare/contract and literary analysis tasks.
  • Provide students with clear strategies for responding to text with confidence and skill.

Audience: Teacher from grades 3 - 7

Location: To be determined

Cost: Rate to be determined by number of attendees

Material/Guide Needed: Expository and Opinion Guide for Deconstructing Text Grade Specific for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.  The material can be found here: http://empoweringwriters.com/product-category/new-products

Empowering Writers: Expository Response to Text


Friday, October 6, 2017    8:00 - 3:00

Overview of Adaptations for Literacy in All Content Areas

More information to follow.  Please check back as the Professional Development site is updated regularly. 

Audience: Teachers, Counselors

Location: Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative

Cost: Rate to be determined by number of attendees

Adaptations for Literacy in All Content Areas


Friday, October 6, 2017    8:00 - 3:00

Overview of Paraprofessional Training

More information to follow.  Please check back as the Professional Development site is updated regularly. 

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Location: Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative

Cost: Rate to be determined by number of attendees

Para professional Training


Tuesday, November 28, 2017    8:00 - 3:00

Overview of K-1 Getting Ready to Write from the Empowering Writes Series

  • Examine the developmental stages of writing
  • Explore the reading-writing connection
  • Use literature and informational texts as a jumping off point for instruction
  • Identify genre and purpose
  • Recognize critical elements of narrative, informational and opinion writing

Audience: K-1 Teacher, Language Arts Specialist and Administrators

Location: To be determined

Cost: Rate to be determined by number of attendees

Material/Guide Needed: Getting Ready to Write, Kindergarten - Grade 1 Guide with Companion CD.  The material can be found here: http://empoweringwriters.com/product/getting-ready-to-write-kindergarten-grade-1-guide-with-companion-cd/

Empowering Writers: K-1 Getting Ready to Write


Trauma Informed Care in Schools

Friday, January 12, 2018    12:00 - 3:00

Overview of Trauma Informed Care in Schools

  • What it means to be a trauma-informed school and the impact on learning and the hierarchy of needs
  • Externalization and internalization trauma, the social impact and the benefit of group-style interventions including play therapy at all levels
  • Classroom accommodations/interventions and building non-academic relationships within the school environment
  • The role of the school nurse as an interventionist and a team member and an overview of how to address somatic complaints

This will be a town hall style discussion for the purpose of sharing local impact of students experiencing trauma.

Audience:  Counselors, Administrators and those dealing with student who contend with trauma.

Location: Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative

Cost: Rate to be determined by number of attendees


School Nursing

Tuesday, February 27, 2018    12:00 - 3:00

More information to follow.  Please check back as the Professional Development site is updated regularly.