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).
Offerings take place on the Lesley University campus in Cambridge, MA, near Porter Square (accessible by the Red Line or the commuter rail).
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- November 15 | The Controversial Constitution: Fault Lines and Remedies
December 3, 2019 | Innovations in Early Childhood Workshop
Whole Body Math: Kinesthetic and Sensory Engagement in Early Childhood Mathematics will explore how to implement Whole Body Math strategies in preschool to second grade classrooms. Free and open to the public. 4:30-6:30 pm, University Hall Amphitheater.
December 7 | A Symposium of the Expressive Arts Therapies: The Past, the Present & the Future of the Field
Saturday, 10:00 am –1:00 pm
Join us for the launch of Dr. Stephen K. Levine's new book, Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy: Poiesis and the Therapeutic Imagination. A celebration of the expressive arts as it is, was, and will be, the morning will be filled with performances, readings, discussion and music by Mitchell Kossak, Philip Spieser, Vivien Marcow Speiser, Ellen Levine, Elizabeth McKim, and others. Dr. Levine will introduce the book by a short performance from his recent work, It Could Have Been Me!
For more information: Isabelle Olsson email@example.com
2.5 CE hours available for LMHCs
January 17–19, 2020 | Institute for Trauma Sensitivity: The Impact of Trauma on Learning
The Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity will offer courses examining the impact of trauma on student learning, both academic and social/emotional. Students will take one course out of four that make up the Trauma and Learning Certificate. Cost: $500 per course, with support from Lesley and the Oak Foundation.
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.
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
7 Ways Professional Development Helps
Center for Mathematics Achievement
Center for Inclusive & Special Education
STEAM Learning Lab
More Coming in Spring 2020
- Integrated Arts Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms Institute
- Invitational Institute on Teaching Civics: A Collaboration of Lesley University with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
- Civics and Democracy III: Elections
- Women in Leadership Institute
- Writing Institute
- Reggio Emilia Institute