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Education Professional Development, Events, and Workshops

View the list of upcoming 2014 professional development opportunities and workshops.

Contact Us

Graduate School of Education Events
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

617.349.8924 or 

Webinar: "Text Sets: Blueprints for Curriculum Building on Common Core 2014"

Sign up to view a May 1, 2014 webinar titled "Text Sets: Blueprints for Curriculum Building On Common Core," presented by Lesley faculty members Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes. Sponsored by Biblioboard, Capstone, HarperCollins Children's Books, Lerner, and School Library Journal.

Summer Opportunities!

Doble SummerWe have individual summer courses in
Arts in Education,
Special Education
Technology, Math, and Science in Education, and 
Teaching and Learning.

If you are interested in math, attend one, two, or all three days of the Mathematics Summer Institute.

If you are interested in literacy, see what the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative has to offer.

Check the Lesley events listing.

Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Many of our opportunities can be used to earn PDPs for teacher recertification. The number of professional development points awarded varies by professional development opportunity offered.

  • Upper-level or equivalent or lower-level undergraduate course 1 semester hour = 15 PDPs
  • Upper-level undergraduate course or approved equivalent (content must be substantially new to the teacher) 1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs
  • Graduate-level course or approved equivalent 1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs
  • Undergraduate or graduate course or equivalent audits 1 semester hour = 7.5 PDPs

Also, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will offer 1.5 PDPs per clock hour for professional development opportunities that:

  • Total 10 hours, minimum;
  • Include a product or pre- and post-content assignment; and
  • Include a follow-up component.