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Professional Development

ACCEPT believes that what matters most in student achievement is excellent teaching. Our professional development programs are designed to meet the instructional, management and leadership challenges that educators face on a daily basis. These programs drive systemic change resulting in enhanced teaching, learning and leading.  ACCEPT conducts workshops for educators throughout the school year at our training sites in Natick.  Customized workshops can be conducted in your district. Click on the consultation tab for more in-district Professional Development opportunities.

Please see our workshop & courses below. Click on the title of the offerings for more information.  To register, download the “Course Description and Registration” pdf  located in the teal bar on right side. We look forward to meeting you at our workshops this year. Please continue to check our website for additional winter, spring and summer offerings.

INSTRUCTION YOUR WAY –
In-District, Online and Hybrid Courses

Online Paraprofessional Training Course

Online Dates:  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Location:  Online Modules
Cost:  $1400/ACCEPT District less than 50 Paraprofessionals 
            $1800/ACCEPT District more than 50 Paraprofessionals 
            $2000/Non-Member District less than 50 Paraprofessionals 
            $2500 Non-Member District more  than 50 Paraprofessionals
Video Demonstration:  Paraprofessional Moodlerooms Video

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA):  From Conceptualization to Practice

In-District Dates:  Mutually agreeable dates/times to be determined by the District and ACCEPT Education Collaborative consultant
Location:  In-district location, determined when contract is signed
Instructor: Senior ACCEPT Consultant
Cost:  $1450/ACCEPT District, $1740/Non-Member District

Behavior Technician Training

In-Person Dates:  August 21, 2017 and December  6, 2017
*34 hours of online learning between 1/18 and 5/3
Time:  8/21/17  9:00am – 12:00pm
12/6/17  3:30pm to 6:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Anne C. Donovan, M.Ed., BCBA
Credits: 40 PDP’s or 3 Graduate Credits
Cost:  $480/ACCEPT, $455/ACCEPT Team, $550/Non-Member, $525/Non-Member Team
Submit Registration Online

 

ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN YOUR SCHOOL

School Nurses Mental Health Series – Depression and Anxiety in Youth and Adolescents

Dates:  October 19, 2017
Time:  3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Boston Children’s Hospital’s Community Education Initiative (CEI) Instructor
Credits: 2 CMEs
Cost:  $45/ACCEPT, $55/Non-Member

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA

Dates:  October 26, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Kimberly Lafountain, LMHC, Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI and Susan Curria, Behavioral Education Development Specialist, Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI
Credits: 7 participation hours
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/Non-Member

School Nurses Mental Health Series – Eating Disorders

Dates:  January 10, 2018
Time:  3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Boston Children’s Hospital’s Community Education Initiative (CEI) Instructor
Credits: 2 CMEs
Cost:  $45/ACCEPT, $55/Non-Member

School Nurses Mental Health Series – ADHD

Dates:  March 15, 2018
Time:  3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Boston Children’s Hospital’s Community Education Initiative (CEI) Instructor
Credits: 2 CMEs
Cost:  $45/ACCEPT, $55/Non-Member

 

DEEPEN YOUR SKILLS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

IEPs – Can’t We Make It Easier? Approaches and Strategies for Better IEPs

Dates:  November 14, November 28, December 12, 2017
*plus 3 additional online hours
Time:  8:30pm – 12:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Allan S. Blume
Credits: 15 PDPs or 1 Graduate Credit
Cost:  $430/ACCEPT, $455/Non-Member

Nuts and Bolts for Team Chairs: Strategies for Successful Team Meetings

Dates:  November 3, November 17, December 1, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Linda Waters, M.Ed., Consultant
Credits: 15 PDPs or 1 Graduate Credit
Cost:  $525/ACCEPT, $550/Non-Member

What is FAPE Now? And Other Recent Case Findings in Special Education

Dates:  February 9, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Michael Joyce
Credits: 3 participation hours
Cost:  $90/ACCEPT, $110/Non-Member

 

JOB-ALIKE GROUPS

Preshool/Early Childhood Director Job-Alike

Dates:  September 28, October 26, November 30, 2017, January 18, March 8 and April 15, 2018
Time:  12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Mary Beth Kinkead, M.Ed., Principal Natick Preschool
Credits: 12 PDP’s
Cost:  $0/ACCEPT, $100/Non-Member

4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760 (508) 653-6776