IDEAS: Graduate Courses & Seminars

Current Professional Learning Opportunities

 

This page lists upcoming graduate courses and seminars that are open for registration or have wait list spaces available. Additional offerings will be posted as they become available. For information about the DEI Anti-Racism Certificate program, click here.

Download a flyer (PDF) with an overview of the current course offerings. Updated January 9, 2023.


Graduate Level Courses

(2) Credits, (30) Hour Courses


IDEAS 1: Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students

This course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement.  This course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships.  This course will also help educators increase their skills of cultural proficiency.

Section C:    Accepting RegistrationsSection H: Accepting Registrations
Course Dates & Times:
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 7:45pm
February 1st
February 8th
February 15th
March 1st
March 8th
March 15th
March 29th
April 12th
Course Dates & Times:
Saturdays, 9:00am – 3:30pm
April 1st
April 29th
May 20th
June 3rd



Instructor(s):     Claudia Fox Tree & Rebecca SmolerInstructor(s):    Jennifer Dirga & Seeta Durvasula

Location:  Live via Zoom

Cost:  $650 IDEAS members /$780 non-members

Graduate Credit: Participants may choose to apply for 2 graduate credits for an additional fee of $150, payable to Framingham State University.

Registration: To register, please complete and submit this registration form. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering. Please email any questions to Dana Mullaley – dmullaley@massupt.org.

Deadline for Registration: Section C -Accepting Registrations; Section H – March 1st

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notice must be received 2 weeks prior to the start of the course to be eligible for a refund.

 

IDEAS 2: Enacting Systemic Change in Educational Institutions

This course is designed to build upon the foundational theories and complex issues studied in IDEAS 1: Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students. Participants will study systemic change models and develop, enact, and evaluate a project to effect change in their educational setting, whether that setting is working with a small group of students, a classroom, a grade level, a school, or an entire district. Successful completion of IDEAS 1 is a prerequisite for the course.

Dates & Time:  Mondays: January 23rd, February 6th, February 27th,

                            March 13th, April 3rd, May 1st, May 15th; June 5th

                            4:00pm – 7:15pm                            

Instructors:  Lateefah Franck & Rebecca Smoler

Location:  Live via Zoom

Cost:  $650 IDEAS members /$780 non-members

Graduate Credit:  Participants may choose to apply for 2 graduate credits for an additional fee of $150, payable to Framingham State University.

Registration: To register, please complete and submit this registration form. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering. Please email any questions to Dana Mullaley – dmullaley@massupt.org.

Deadline for Registration: January 13th.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notice must be received 2 weeks prior to the start of the course to be eligible for a refund.


(1) Credit, (15) Hour Courses


Difficult Conversations: Talking about Race & Racism with Students, Colleagues & Parents/Guardians

This course is designed to help educators develop a better understanding of ways to address and respond to issues of race and racism on a personal and professional level.  Participants will consider the experiences of students and families from ethnically or racially diverse backgrounds in predominantly white schools, and will examine both the barriers to/challenges of talking about race/racism/ethnicity and strategies for engaging in productive discussions.

Dates & Time:  Wednesdays, March 15th & 22nd; April 5th & 26th

                            4:00pm – 7:15pm

Instructors:  Edward Byrne & Dr. Paula Martin

Location:  Live via Zoom

Cost:  $325 IDEAS members /$390 non-members

Graduate Credit:  Participants may choose to apply for 1 graduate credit for an additional fee of $75, payable to Framingham State University.

Registration: To register, please complete and submit this registration form . Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering. Please email any questions to Dana Mullaley – dmullaley@massupt.org.

Deadline for Registration: March 1st.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notice must be received 2 weeks prior to the start of the course to be eligible for a refund.

 

Transforming Curriculum through a Social Justice Lens

This course is designed for educators who wish to understand multicultural curriculum transformation using the model developed by James Banks and incorporating the Learning for Justice standards regarding identity, diversity, justice, and action. Participants will explore “challenging and changing the narrative” to include more multicultural perspectives, adapting pedagogy to be more culturally responsive, and challenging systemic racism and bias. Participants will then adapt/develop their own lesson/unit plan.

Dates & Time:  Wednesdays, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th & May 17th

                            4:30pm – 7:45pm

Instructors:  Claudia Fox Tree & Rebecca Smoler

Location:  Live via Zoom

Cost:  $325 IDEAS members /$390 non-members

Graduate Credit:  Participants may choose to apply for 1 graduate credit for an additional fee of $75, payable to Framingham State University.

Registration: To register, please complete and submit this registration form. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering. Please email any questions to Dana Mullaley – dmullaley@massupt.org.

Deadline for Registration: April 5th.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notice must be received 2 weeks prior to the start of the course to be eligible for a refund.


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