Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Spring 2021 (January 25- February 19, 2021)

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

Cost: $220.00 per course

To register online, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Registration" button.  Alternatively, please feel free to print the registration form and send it to Kim Hardy, Administrative Assistant, for Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development,


PRDV # CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor

English Language Arts  

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7132621146Common Core Standards in Writer's Workshop, Teaching Students to Internalize and Apply Writing Strategies for High Quality Student WritingSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132421147Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing: Connecting Standards to PracticeSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7222821161Exploring Classroom Mindset Practices to Help Students Develop a Growth MindsetSyllabusMargaret Peixoto
7412821131Pragmatic: Language Skills for Autism Spectrum DisorderSyllabusShannon Call
7252821162Reading Instruction in the Primary GradesSyllabusKelsey Bower
7232821130Supporting Your Speech and Language StudentsSyllabusShannon Call
7242821163Teaching the Six Traits of Writing in the Primary Grades SyllabusKelsey Bower



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7012721150Culturally Responsive TeachingSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7322621160Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusJean Gately
7202721148Intentional Teaching for Preschoolers and KindergartenersSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7262821144Mental Toughness: G.R.I.T and being RELENTLESSSyllabusShawn Hair
7422821145Poverty, Trauma, and Homelessness; Supporting Disadvantage StudentsSyllabusJeffrey Weinstein
7042921159Remote Learning, Planning and TeachingSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7292521149The Poverty and Stress on Young LearnersSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski

Nutrition, Health & Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7112421164Move More, Learn More: Linking Physical Activity to Academic PerformanceSyllabusSarah Benes
7272821165School Wellness for Student SuccessSyllabusLynnea Spencer


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7252521158Assistive Technology and Accessible Instructional MaterialsSyllabusRobin Robinson
7322721141Beginning Photoshop for TeachersSyllabusJennifer Hair
7142721138Blended Learning: An IntroductionSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7412421153Creating Quick Response CodesSyllabusLinda Cartier
7442621143Creative Teaching Ideas with PintrestSyllabusJennifer Hair
7332621142Creative Tools for the Classroom using your MacSyllabusJennifer Hair
7241921152Designing a Virtual Field TripSyllabusLinda Cartier
7132721140Google ClassroomSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7262121156Integrating Educational Videos into the Curriculum: How to Use Videos to Flip Differntiate, Assess, and Enhance Teaching and Learning in Your ClassroomSyllabusDonna Criswell
7122721157Let Me Show you What I Know/Putting Technology into the Hands of StudentsSyllabusDonna Criswell
7352821139Using Google Apps and Web-Based Technology to Support UDLSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7052821151Using Social Media in the ClassroomSyllabusLinda Cartier
7122321154Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get it? Web Tools to Help with Formative or Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Criswell
7001721155Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage Students SyllabusDonna Criswell

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7392421136Design or Modification of Curriculum Materials and General Education Classroom Environments for Students with Moderate DisabilitiesSyllabusDeborah Merriam
7261921133Knowledge of Services: Developing Collaborative Relationships and Integrating ServicesSyllabusDeborah Merriam
7271921135Special Education: Federal and State Laws and RegulationsSyllabusDeborah Merriam
7251921132Special Education: IEP - An In-Depth StudySyllabusDeborah Merriam
7402421137Ways to Prepare and Maintain Students with Disabilities for General Education Classrooms: Including Use of Behavioral Management PrinciplesSyllabusDeborah Merriam


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.