Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Free Graduate Courses Through MA FOCUS Academy!


The Massachusetts FOCUS Academy (MFA) offers cost-free, online, three (3) credit graduate courses that provide educators with the skills, knowledge and instructional strategies to improve outcomes for all students in safe and supportive inclusive environments.
 
Courses:
  • Creating and Sustaining Positive School-Wide Learning Environment
  • Assessment of Students with Disabilities who are English Language Learners
  • Collaborative Co-teaching: Meeting the Needs of All Students
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Partnering with Families of Middle School and High School Students with Disabilities
  • Partnering with Families of Preschool and Elementary School Students with Disabilities
  • Universal Design for Learning: Student Affect and Engagement
  • Universal Design for Learning: Addressing Learner Variability
  • Universal Design for Learning: Addressing Learner Variability in Mathematics Instruction
 
Course descriptions and syllabi can be found at Massachusetts FOCUS Academy Fall 2015.
 

Eligibility:

Teams of at least two but no more than six practitioners who are currently working in a prioritized Massachusetts Public School District or school are eligible to apply for a course.  Priority is given to level 3 districts!

Contact:

Please contact mtss@doe.mass.edu with any questions or comments

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