IDEAS: Professional Learning Opportunities

IDEAS offers a series of interactive professional learning opportunities for Massachusetts PK-12 educators, led by a distinguished group of instructors. The sessions are structured in three categories: graduate courses, workshops, and seminars. In addition, IDEAS now offers a (120-hour) DEI Anti-Racism Certificate Program in conjunction with Framingham State University.

These professional learning opportunities are designed to support school districts as they work to enhance the culturally proficient practices identified in Standards II and III of the Massachusetts DESE Model Teacher Rubric.


In conjunction with Framingham State University, IDEAS offers graduate-level online courses for educators. These include both 15- and 30-hour courses, through which participants can earn 1 or 2 graduate credits, respectively, as well as PDPs (certificates of completion). Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer.

In addition to courses about specialized topics, IDEAS offers two foundational courses:

  • IDEAS 1: Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students
  • IDEAS 2: Enacting Systemic Change in Educational Institutions

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See Current Offerings of Graduate Courses open for enrollment.

See Membership and Program Fees.


IDEAS provides customized workshops to teams of educators from a single school or district. The IDEAS team will work with administrators to design and deliver sessions of varying lengths (half-day, full day, multiple days) to meet the needs, expectations, and budget of your organization.

Read more about Workshops.


IDEAS offers an ongoing series of online 6-hour seminars. Participants receive PDPs but not graduate credits for these sessions. 

See all Seminars.

See Current Offerings of Seminars open for enrollment.

See Membership and Program Fees.


IDEAS now offers a Certificate Program in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Anti-Racism. The 120-hour program is provided in conjunction with Framingham State University.

Read more about the DEI Anti-Racism Certificate Program.

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