Professional Development for PreK–12 Teachers, Community Educators, and School or District Leaders
The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) provides educators with professional development that addresses critical content areas in teaching and learning. Such areas include the arts, literacy, environmental education, ELL/bilingual education, civic engagement, social and emotional learning, special education, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and trauma in learning.
Building upon our reputation for preparing experts in teacher education, our offerings will apply culturally responsive and innovative approaches to ensure that educators can help all learners—especially English language learners and children with special needs—reach their full potential. Participants can take courses for graduate credit or Professional Development Points (PDPs).
On-campus offerings take place on the Lesley University campus in Cambridge, MA, near Porter Square (accessible by the Red Line or the commuter rail). For information about CAPS coming to your district or school, please contact us.
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February 6, 2020 | Innovations in Early Childhood Workshop
Making Sense of Climate Change will explore curriculum, work with families, children’s literature, and classroom practices for working with young children on understanding and combating climate change.
Free and open to the public. 4:30-6:30 pm, University Hall Amphitheater.
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March 13–14, 2020 | Institute on Leadership in Arts Integration
The new Massachusetts Arts Frameworks ask that we connect “the arts to the self, society, history, culture, and other disciplines and bodies of knowledge.” Join leaders and practitioners from across Massachusetts as they share their various leadership models for designing arts integration programs in PreK-12 schools.
Keynote speakers: Jeffrey C. Riley, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education and Jamie Kasper, Director of the Arts Education Partnership
Cost for the institute and ten (10) Professional Development Points: $175
Cost for the institute only: $75
Register for the institute (LARTS-0003). Choose either with PDPs or institute only.
Spring 2020 | Graduate Certificate in Arts Integration Strategies
Take our 15-credit certificate in New Bedford, MA, and learn how to integrate the arts into your classroom. You'll find exciting ways to meet the needs of learners with different learning styles, cultures, and languages. If you live or work in Bristol County, tuition rates are lower. Learn more about the Arts Integration Certificate.
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STEAM Learning Lab
More Coming in Spring 2020
- Invitational Institute on Teaching Civics: A Collaboration of Lesley University with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
- Civics and Democracy: Elections
- Women in Leadership Institute
- Reggio Emilia Institute