Professional Development

TEC Professional Development

The Education Cooperative (TEC) provides a variety of professional development options.

  • Facilitated asynchronous online courses, face-to-face and hybrid courses cover a breadth of topics and content areas and are appropriate for all types of educators, administrators, and support personnel. All of these courses typically carry the potential for earning graduate credit as well as Professional Development Points.
  • SEI Teacher Endorsement courses fulfill DESE licensure requirements.
  • Self-paced online courses, several of which can be used to fulfill state requirements for re-licensure, typically are 15 hours in length and participants can earn Professional Development Points upon successful completion. Our self-paced online courses include:
    • Strategies to Enhance Instruction of ELLs in the Classroom (15 PDPs)
    • Engaging All Learners with Differentiated Instruction (15 PDPs)
    • Connecting Behavioral Health & Social Emotional Learning to Success in School (15 PDPs & 1 graduate credit)
    • Introduction to Coaching in Schools: Supporting Professional Development and Growth through Coaching
  • Workshops address discrete /current issues in education.
  • School-based and district-wide initiatives are developed to address specific areas of interest for a school / district.
  • Cross-district initiatives bring multiple districts together to address issues that are shared by TEC participating districts, collaborating to further each district’s approach to the issue. This professional development typically can be designed as a multi-session offering throughout the course of a year.
Educator Learning


The Education Cooperative (TEC) provides professional development to help districts, schools and individual educators improve their professional practice and student performance by offering a variety of opportunities: individual courses / workshops can be online, face-to-face or hybrid; school-based learning and district-wide initiatives as requested; and cross-district initiatives.

Educator Learning

Job Alike Groups

TEC-NET is an exciting series of professional networking opportunities designed around a variety of current educational issues. This speaker series allows educational leaders to learn from and engage in discussion focused on dynamic, innovative, and relevant topics and learn from educational experts while interacting with a more diverse regional audience. The overwhelmingly positive response from our TEC-member districts has motivated us to continue to bring this opportunity to our educational leaders!

Educator Learning

Innovative Learning

TEC's Innovative Learning Network builds upon previous professional learning programs like Fuse MA, convening like-minded educators who are passionate about sharing innovative learning strategies that support strong, equitable classroom culture, student engagement and ownership, data-informed practice, as well as rigor and mastery. We believe in an asset and choice-based approach to professional learning and offer educators opportunities to:

  • Discuss innovative learning methods and student-centered practice
  • Identify common points of success, challenge, and interest
  • Share expertise and experiences about relevant topics
  • Collaborate and expand understanding across roles, schools and districts
  • Explore and grapple with questions that reimagine teaching and learning


Dr. Janet Buerklin, Coordinator of Professional Development
Phone: 781.352.5718

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