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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.

Current Courses

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All PreK-12 Educators

Building Your Basic Skills to Enhance Student 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 to Enhance Student 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 to Enhance Student 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 to Enhance Student 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 to Enhance Student 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

Collaborating with Colleagues: An actionable best practice

Participants will use the DESE Educator Evaluation tool Standards for Effective Teaching as a lens to examine, refine and refresh important elements of their own practice related to their ability to collaborate with ...
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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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K-8 Science Teachers

Nature School: Schoolyard Habitats

Get outdoors, connect with fellow educators, and immerse yourself in inquiry-based science this summer! Nature School for Teachers is an opportunity for K-8 teachers to explore their local habitat and meaningfully connect with ...
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All PreK-12 Educators

Pathways to Happiness: An Exploration of the Fundamentals of Positive Psychology and Happiness Studies

Growing evidence shows us that happy people enjoy better physical and mental health, are more generous, more socially engaged, and typically experience more success in life. After almost three years of living through ...
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Grades 4-10 Math TeachersAll K-12 Educators

Productive Struggle in Mathematics Webinar Series

Webinar #1 on March 26: Learn practical strategies for helping students independently make sense of math problems and persevere in solving them. Help your students become more confident problem-solvers and reduce their reliance ...
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Grade 5-9 Math TeachersAll K-12 Educators

Productive Struggle: Making Student Thinking Visible

Are you looking for ways to help all of your students stay engaged and involved during full group conversations in math class? If so, this upcoming webinar can help. You'll learn how to ...
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Grade 5-9 Math TeachersAll K-12 Educators

Productive Struggle: Mathematical Discourse for All

It can be frustrating when you ask a question in class and receive no response or when you try to facilitate a discussion, and no one participates. If you've experienced this, you may ...
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Grade 5-9 Math TeachersAll K-12 Educators

Productive Struggle: Maximizing Multiple Representations to Engage All Learners

Do your students struggle to remember math procedures or see math as a disconnected collection of topics to be mastered? This upcoming webinar can help. You'll learn practical strategies for leveraging multiple representations ...
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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 2023. 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 K-12 Educators

What is Reading? Looking at The Science of Reading (Afternoon Session)

In 2001, Dr. Hollis Scarborough, a scientist and literacy expert, published what is now known as “Scarborough’s Reading Rope,” which conveys how the different “strands” of reading are all interconnected and how this ...
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All K-12 Educators

What is Reading? Looking at The Science of Reading (Morning Session)

In 2001, Dr. Hollis Scarborough, a scientist and literacy expert, published what is now known as “Scarborough’s Reading Rope,” which conveys how the different “strands” of reading are all interconnected and how this ...
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