The goal of the SWCEC Professional Development is to present a variety of opportunities to member and non-member districts that are of high quality, timely, engaging as well as informative.  Some of the Collaborative focus areas include: restraint training; surface behavior management; therapy programming in the school system; adapted physical education; special education law and much more.

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Applied Non-Violence

This three day educator in-service training is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education under 603 CMR 46.00.  Participants are offered the Applied Non-Violence novice course which includes a full introduction to the Applied Non-Violence approach to addressing violent or acting-out behaviors in a safe manner to ensure a safe, nurturing learning environment.  Participants will receive a certificate after completion of the course.  SWCEC provides a six-hour re-certification course.

Surface Behavior Management

De-escalation techniques for students with social/emotional and behavioral issues.  The training focuses on identifying strategies to de-escalate student behavior without the need for physical management as well as utilize strategies specific to environmental demands or circumstances.


Augmentative Alternative Communications

Paraprofessional Training

This program is designed to help professionals work with individuals with complex communication needs to determine the most appropriate technologies and communication strategies for communicating with partners in various context.

Special Education Process from start to finish.  Attendees will learn about IEP process, receive an overview of disability categories and the roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional in special education programs.

Contact us to discuss how SWCEC Professional Development can assist your school district.