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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:  $1255*/ACCEPT District, $1510*/Non-Member District (*plus material costs)

Foundations of DESE’s Leading Educational Access Project (LEAP)

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: Elise Stokes, BCBA, LABA
Cost:  $895*/ACCEPT District, $1074*/Non-Member District (*follow-up sessions available upon request for an additional fee)

Behavior Technician Training

In-Person Dates:  January 18, 2018 and April 25, 2018
*34 hours of online learning between 1/18 and 5/3
Time:  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

 

ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN YOUR SCHOOL

Anxiety and School Avoidance in Youth: Solution Focused Interventions that Produce Results

Dates:  March 9, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Anne Bodmer Lutz, M.D.
Credits:  5.5 participation hours
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/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

 

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

Special Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know

Dates:  March 2 and March 6, 2018
*plus one 3-hour online session
Time:  8:30am – 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

 

DEVELOP MORE EFFECTIVE INCLUSION PRACTICES 

LGBTQ Inclusive Schools: Going Deeper through a Case Study Approach

Dates:  March 14, March 21 and March 28, 2018 (snow date April 4, 2018)
Time:  12:30pm – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Daisy Boyd-Berks, LCSW
Credits:  10 PDP’s
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/Non-Member
*registration limited to 25 participants

 

SHELTERED ENGLISH IMMERSION

SEI Full Teacher Endorsement Course

Dates:  October 12. 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30,
              December 7, 14, 2017, January 4, 11 and 8, 2018
(attend one Capstone session February 12, 13, 14 or 15, 2018)
Time:  5:00pm – 8:00pm
             5:00pm – 7:00pm Capstone Sessions
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Laurie Sullivan
Credits:  45 PDP’s or 3 Graduate Credits
Cost:  $395/ACCEPT, $450/Non-Member

 

JOB-ALIKE GROUPS

High School Special Education Coordinators Job-Alike

Dates:  September 28, November 16, 2017, January 18, March 22 and May 31, 2018
Time:  8:00am – 9:00am
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Marcia Berkowitz, Ed.M., M.Ed.
Credits: 5 participation hours
Cost:  $0/ACCEPT, $50/Non-Member

Preshool/Early Childhood Director Job-Alike

Dates:  September 28, October 26, November 30, 2017, January 18, March 8 and April 5, 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

Professional Practices Symposium for Behavior Analysts: Developing Effective ABA Programs in Public Schools

*Course is Full!  We are no longer accepting registrations for this class.
Dates:  October 2, November 6, December 4, 2017, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 7 and June 4, 2018
Time:  1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Anne Donovan, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Credits: 18 Type II BACB CEUs
Cost:  $180/ACCEPT, $220/Non-Member

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