Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Fall 2023 (October 02 - October 27, 2023)

Online / One credit (or semester hour)/22.5 PDPs

Cost: $225.00 per course

To register online, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Registration" button.  If you are having issues with registering you can contact Heather Welsh, Administrative Assistant, for Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development,


PRDV # CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor

English Language Arts  

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7022891165Common Core ELA Standards-Aligned Curriculum Development with Understanding By DesignSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132491166Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing: Connecting Standards to practiceSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7072591163Professional Learning CommunitiesSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132691164Common Core Standards in Writing: Writers’ Workshop, Teaching Students to Internalize and Apply Writing Strategies for High Quality Student WritingSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7242891167Teaching the Six Traits of Writing in the PrimarySyllabusKelsey Bower
7252891168Reading Instruction in the Primary GradesSyllabusKelsey Bower



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7222891169Exploring Classroom Mindset Practices to Help Students Develop a Growth MindsetSyllabusMargaret Peixoto
7322691174Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusJean Gately
7083091156Social Emotional Learning: The Gateway to Engagement, Academic Performance, Mental Wellness, and Healthy Relationships SyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7422891155Poverty, Trauma, and Homelessness: Supporting Disadvantaged Students SyllabusJeffrey Weinstein
7113091171 The Power of OptimismSyllabusCaroline Maloney

Health and Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7152791157 Substance Abuse and Addiction SyllabusCaroline Maloney
7192991158Keep It Simple: Healthy Living for Teachers and StudentSyllabusCaroline Maloney
7362791162Exploring Food: From the Ground UpSyllabusJumana Whelan
7272891153School Wellness for Student SuccessSyllabusLynnea Spencer


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7052891152Using Social Media in the Classroom (Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram)SyllabusLinda Cartier
7262191148Integrating Educational Video into the CurriculumSyllabusDonna Criswell
7122791146Putting Technology in the Hands of Students: Let Me Show You What I KnowSyllabusDonna Criswell
91147Assistive Technology & Accessible Instructional MaterialSyllabusRobin Robinson
7412491151Creating Quick Response CodesSyllabusLinda Cartier
7122391147Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get it? Web Tools to Help with Formative or Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Criswell
7241991150Designing A Virtual Field TripSyllabusLinda Cartier
7001791149Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusDonna Criswell
7092991173Teaching Outside the BoxSyllabusJennifer Hair
7003091172What Great Teachers Do DifferentlySyllabusJennifer Hair
7103091159 Canva Education for Teachers and StudentsSyllabusCaroline Maloney

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7232891160Supporting Your Speech and Language Students SyllabusShannon Call
7412891161Pragmatic Language Skills for Autism Spectrum DisorderSyllabusShannon Call


Course Credit Notes: 

At Framingham State University we report coursework on a per course basis.  Each graduate course that is part of a degree program is four credits and is shown on the student transcript as “1.0”.  Courses that are less than four credits are shown as a portion of “1.0”.  A three credit course is “.75”, a two credit course is “.5” and a one credit course is “.25”. There is a short definition of this method on the reverse side of an official transcript issued by our Registrar’s Office.