Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Spring 1 2024 (January 22 - February 16, 2024)

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
7022820950Common Core ELA Standards-Aligned Curriculum Development with Understanding By DesignSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132420951Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing: Connecting Standards to practiceSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132620949Common Core Standards in Writing: Writers’ Workshop, Teaching Students to Internalize and Apply Writing Strategies for High Quality Student WritingSyllabusKatherine Scheidler



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7322620956Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusJean Gately
7422820932Poverty, Trauma, and Homelessness: Supporting Disadvantaged Students SyllabusJeffrey Weinstein
7113020952 The Power of OptimismSyllabusCaroline Maloney

Health and Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7152720954 Substance Abuse and Addiction SyllabusCaroline Maloney
7192920955Keep It Simple: Healthy Living for Teachers and StudentSyllabusCaroline Maloney
7042320978Growing Your School GardenSyllabusKaren McGrail
7272820979School Wellness for Student SuccessSyllabusLynnea Spencer


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7052820959Using Social Media in the Classroom (Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram)SyllabusLinda Cartier
7262120933Integrating Educational Video into the CurriculumSyllabusDonna Criswell
7122720934Putting Technology in the Hands of Students: Let Me Show You What I KnowSyllabusDonna Criswell
20937Assistive Technology & Accessible Instructional MaterialSyllabusRobin Robinson
7412420957Creating Quick Response CodesSyllabusLinda Cartier
7122320935Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get it? Web Tools to Help with Formative or Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Criswell
7241920958Designing A Virtual Field TripSyllabusLinda Cartier
7001720936Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusDonna Criswell
7392320938Leveraging Technology to Create a Differentiated Learning EnvironmentSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7032820939Advanced Google ClassroomSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7191820946Making Technology Count for K-8 MathematicsSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7103020953 Canva Education for Teachers and StudentsSyllabusCaroline Maloney
7013020980TED Talks in the Classroom SyllabusJennifer Hair

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7232820948Supporting Your Speech and Language Students SyllabusShannon Call
7412820947Pragmatic 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.