IDEAS: Graduate Courses & Seminars – Fall 2022

Professional Learning Opportunities – Fall 2022

This fall, IDEAS is offering five (30) hour graduate courses (with the option to earn 2 credits from Framingham State University), two (15) hour graduate courses (with the option to earn 1 credit from Framingham State University) and two (6) hour non-credit bearing seminars.

 

GRADUATE COURSES


(2) Credit, (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.

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Course Dates & Times: Saturdays, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29 & 11/19/22; 9:00am – 3:30pmCourse Dates & Times: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10 & 11/17/22; 3:30pm – 7:45pm
Instructor(s):     Karen Thomsen & Edward WalkerInstructor(s):    Edward Byrne & Lateefah Franck
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Course Dates & Times: Saturdays, 11/19 & 12/3/22; 1/7 & 2/4/23; 9:00am – 3:30pmCourse Dates & Times: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 & 12/21/22; 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, & 2/1/23; 3:30pm – 6:45pm
Instructor(s):     Jennifer Dirga & Roderick MacNealInstructor(s):    Caroline Han & Rebecca Smoler

Location:  Online through 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 registration, please complete this registration form and return to dmullaley@massupt.org. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering.

Deadline for Registration: Registration will close (2) weeks before the start date.

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 30 -hour 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.

Course Dates & Times: 10/3, 11/7 & 12/5/22; 1/23, 2/27, 4/3, 5/1 & 5/15/23; 10/29/22; 4:00pm – 7:15pm

Instructors: Lateefah Franck & Rebecca Smoler

Location: Online through 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 registration, please complete this registration form and return to dmullaley@massupt.org. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering.

Deadline for Registration: September 15, 2022

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


Understanding Self-Efficacy: Helping Students Do Their Best Work

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 eThis course provides participants with an opportunity to explore concepts of self-efficacy, effective praise, and attribution theory. Research by Carol Dweck, Claude Steele, and others is highlighted through experiential activities. Participants will examine how a student’s perception of him/herself as a learner influences their academic engagement and performance. Participants will learn how to use a “strengths approach,” create a growth mindset environment, emphasize mistakes as part of the learning process, and give constructive feedback to promote student success in the school setting.

Course Dates & Times: Saturdays, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22 & 10/29/22; 9:00am – 12:15pm

Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree & JoAnne Kazis

Location: Online through 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 registration, please complete this registration form and return to dmullaley@massupt.org. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering.

Deadline for Registration: September 15, 2022

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

Strategies for Examining and Addressing the Academic Achievement Gap

This course provides participants with an opportunity to explore concepts of racial identity development, micro-aggressions, and colorblindness.  Research by Derald W. Sue, Ron Ferguson, and others is highlighted. Participants will examine how race, ethnicity, and racism influence academic achievement.  Participants will develop culturally proficient skills and identify successful strategies that promote excellence and equity in the educational environment.

Course Dates & Times: 10/11, 10/18,10/25 & 11/2/22; 4:00pm – 7:15pm

Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree & Jennifer Wolfrum

Location: Online through 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 registration, please complete this registration form and return to dmullaley@massupt.org. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering.

Deadline for Registration: September 22, 2022

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


(6) Hour SEMINARS


CRT or CRT? Unpacking Culturally Responsive Teaching and Critical Race Theory in 2022

An antiracist educator knows that culturally responsive teaching practices are essential for the education of all our students. At the same time, educators and school districts have been facing increasing amounts of scrutiny over whether or not Critical Race Theory is being taught in K-12 schools. What is the difference between these two important CRTs? How do we respond to accusations of teaching Critical Race Theory? Participants in this 6-hour seminar will leave with tools and strategies for responding to questions about these terms when communicating with school and community members.

Course Dates & Times: 11/9 & 11/16/22;  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Instructors: Johnny Cole & Rebecca Smoler

Location: Online through Zoom

Cost: $175 IDEAS members /$210 non-members

Registration: To registration, please complete this registration form and return to dmullaley@massupt.org. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering.

Deadline for Registration: October 21, 2022

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

The N-Word

This seminar seeks to increase understanding of what it means to be a culturally responsive educator. We find that more and more in our school communities, we are having to talk about and grapple with the use of this word and how to handle it when we hear it being used in our schools. This seminar will seek to open the conversation for educators and frame it as an open dialogue to address the issue that if heard or said in our schools, all educators should be able to address it. The seminar will include the history of the word in our society and look at several generations and how some have tried to “reclaim” it. We will also read some articles and view some videos by respected academic scholars who have written and spoken about this dilemma. It is our hope that educators who attend will have a clearer understanding of why they do not want this word used in their school communities by anyone and some strategies on how to address it.

Course Dates & Times: 10/19 & 10/26/22;  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Instructors: Mark Liddell & Karen Thomsen

Location: Online through Zoom

Cost: $175 IDEAS members /$210 non-members

Registration: To registration, please complete this registration form and return to dmullaley@massupt.org. Please ensure that you have approval from your district before registering.

Deadline for Registration: September 30, 2022

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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