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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
Instructors:  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

Meeting the School-based Mental Health Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Youth

Dates:  November 29, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 11:30am
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Christopher Bellonci, M.D.
Credits: 2.5 participation hours
Cost:  $90/ACCEPT, $110/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

The Great Challenges of Preventing Suicides: New Tools For Intervention

Dates:  January 12, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Barent Walsh, Ph.D.
Credits: 5.5 participation hours
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/Non-Member

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

Legal Issues-Practical Resources: ESY, Home-Based and 1:1 Paraprofessionals

Dates:  October 25, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructors:  Michael Joyce and Anne Donovan, M.Ed BCBA
Credits:  5.5 participation hours
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/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

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:  8:30am – 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

Enhancing Special Education Practices – Learn More/Worry Less

Dates:  January 19, January 26 and February 2, 2018
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

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

DBT Skills Training

Dates:  December 6, 2017, January 16, February 1 and March 7, 2018
Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Jennifer Eaton, M.S., LMHC
Credits:  
26 PDPs
Cost:  $600/ACCEPT, $680/Non-Member

Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills to Promote School Success

Dates:  December 7 and 8, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Dr. Peggy Dawson, Ed.D, NCSP
Credits:  13 PDPs
Cost:  $350/ACCEPT, $400/Non-Member
*registration limited to 25 participants

Using Occupational Therapist Lens in Middle School and High School Settings

Dates:  January 10, February 28 and March 14, 2018
Time:  1:00am – 3:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Judy Gooen, MS, OTR/L
Credits:  7.5 Participation Hours
Cost:  $200/ACCEPT, $240/Non-Member

Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Learning Environment (MS and HS)

Dates:  January 17, January 31, February 7 and February 14, 2018 (snow date February 15)
Time:  1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Daisy Boyd-Berks, LCSW
Credits:  8 participation hours
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/Non-Member
*registration limited to 25 participants

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

 

USE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE LEARNING

School Tools and the iPad

Dates:  December 5, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
Credits:  5.5 participation hours
Materials:  Please bring and iPad
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/Non-Member

Applying Technology to Social Skills Instruction (AM) and Pairing Picture Books and Apps to Contextually Address Language Objectives (PM)

Dates: February 6, 2018 (snow date February 13, 2018)
Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
Credits:  5.5 participation hours
Materials:  Please bring and iPad
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $200/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

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