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Welcome to TEC's Professional Development Department

The Education Cooperative provides an array of professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and other district and school-based staff throughout TEC's member communities and others in the greater Boston area and beyond.

Janet Buerklin, EdD, Professional Development coordinator has developed a variety of courses that qualify for one or two graduate credits in partnership with area colleges and universities. Theses courses cover all curriculum areas and are targeted at elementary, secondary and special educators.

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PreK-12 SPED EducatorsReading Specialists

Beyond the Basics: Specialized Assessment for Specialists

Teachers will develop a deep understanding of the assessment process by honing in on the integral aspects of analysis, report writing, presentation, and conferencing. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge in each composite area ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Building Your Basic Skills for Remote Learning: Choice Boards

This workshop introduces participants to basic tools every classroom educator will need to know and use. This workshop focuses on Choice Boards. All modules are self-paced learning experiences so participants can enter at ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Building Your Basic Skills for Remote Learning: Google Classroom

This workshop introduces participants to basic tools every classroom educator will need to know and use. This workshop focuses on Google Classroom. All modules are self-paced learning experiences so participants can enter at ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Building Your Basic Skills for Remote Learning: Google Meet

This workshop introduces participants to basic tools every classroom educator will need to know and use. This workshop focuses on Google Meet. All modules are self-paced learning experiences so participants can enter at ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Building Your Basic Skills for Remote Learning: Hyperdocs

This workshop introduces participants to basic tools every classroom educator will need to know and use. This workshop focuses on Hyperdocs. All modules are self-paced learning experiences so participants can enter at any ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Building Your Basic Skills for Remote Learning: Padlet

This workshop introduces participants to basic tools every classroom educator will need to know and use. This workshop focuses on Padlet. All modules are self-paced learning experiences so participants can enter at any ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Connecting Behavioral Health & Social Emotional Learning to Success in School

A safe and supportive learning environment is essential to ensuring a student’s academic success. Behavioral health and emotional well-being can have a profound impact on a student’s motivation, engagement, and ability to learn ...
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All PreK-12 EducatorsCurriculum Directors

Engaging All Students with Differentiated Instruction

Understanding and responding to students' individual learning needs can be a challenge for teachers. Participants in this course, Engaging All Students with Differentiated Instruction, will explore many strategies and tools that will help ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Essential Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities to Think Mathematically

Participants will develop a deep understanding of how five research-based strategies (ask yourself questions, sentence frames and starters, annotation, the Four R’s, and turn-and-talks) can be used to help students with learning disabilities ...
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AdministratorsAll PreK-12 Educators

Inclusive Classroom Design with Technology

In this workshop, Inclusive Classroom Design with Technology, participants will learn about intentionally designing an Inclusive Classroom to further education equity for all learners. The thoughtful infusion of technology will be an essential ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Introduction to Coaching in Schools: Supporting Professional Learning & Growth through Coaching

Over the past decade, coaching has gained traction in education due to its positive impact on learning and professional growth. The course  will help build a foundational understanding of coaching including  definitions of ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

iPhone Photography for Educators

Educators are using iPhones to document student work, collect evaluation evidence, share what is happening in our schools on social media, and much more. The iPhone makes it easier than ever to create ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

RETELL SEI Teacher Endorsement

The RETELL (Rethinking Equity in the Teaching of English Language Learners) Program  was designed to help teachers codify and address the performance gaps among our ELLs; the Teacher Endorsement course is one facet ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

SEI Endorsement Courses: Wait List Open

TEC Online Learning is currently planning our upcoming SEI Endorsement Courses for Fall 2020. If you would like to be contacted when more information is available, please fill out an SEI interest form ...
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AdministratorsAll PreK-12 EducatorsCurriculum Directors

Strategies to Enhance Instruction for English Language Learners in the Classroom

English language learners (ELs) are an important focus of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (ESE) Proficiency Gap Task Force. Closing the proficiency gap depends on teachers having the skills and ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Using Jamboard in the Classroom

Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard app being used by educators worldwide. Because Jamboard is part of the Google suite of tools, it is FREE. The Jamboard app allows an educator to present a ...
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Elementary School EducatorsHigh School EducatorsMiddle School Educators

What is Mathematical Thinking and How Do We Teach It?

Participants will develop a deep understanding of what it means to think and reason mathematically. They will learn three distinct ways of thinking mathematically championed in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical ...
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