Professional Development for PreK–12 Teachers, Community Educators, and School or District Leaders

The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) serves educators throughout their careers by providing 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 Lesley's reputation for preparing experts in teacher education, our varied 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 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Stay tuned for future offerings.

Summer 2019 Institutes

  • July 9–11 | Mathematics Content Coaching Institute | 8:30 am–4:30 pm

    Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities and Lesley University's Center for Mathematics Achievement are excited to invite you to participate in the second annual Mathematics Content Coaching Institute. Join us for an unrivaled three-day Mathematics Content Coaching Institute designed for coaches, teacher leaders, and math specialists, along with their partnering administrators or building evaluators. Content Coaching is a powerful, research-based model designed to transform school cultures into vibrant multi-generational learning communities rooted in proven practices focused on improving student learning and academic achievement.

    You and your team will engage in case studies, observe coaching in action through video analysis, and attend differentiated breakout sessions focused on the effective implementation of content coaching. Participants are eligible for 21 professional development hours/points (MA or NY) or 1 college credit*.

    To learn more and register for this institute, see the Mathematics Content Coaching Institute page.

  • June 21-23 | The Impact of Trauma on Learning

    The Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity: The Impact of Trauma on Learning (June 21-23)

    Educators will examine the impact of traumatic experience on student learning (both academic and social / emotional) and provides a structured approach to individual and school wide interventions.

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