Upcoming professional development


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.