Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Spring 1 2023 (January 23 - February 17, 2023)

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.  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
71827 21042Move the Body, Engage the Brain SyllabusKatherine Kaczynski

English Language Arts  

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7022821029Common Core ELA Standards-Aligned Curriculum Development with Understanding By DesignSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132421030Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing: Connecting Standards to practiceSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7072521027Professional Learning CommunitiesSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132621028Common Core Standards in Writing: Writers’ Workshop, Teaching Students to Internalize and Apply Writing Strategies for High Quality Student WritingSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7242821047Teaching the Six Traits of Writing in the PrimarySyllabusKelsey Bower
7252821046Reading Instruction in the Primary GradesSyllabusKelsey Bower



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7302921044Social-Emotional Learning: Why It's So Important for Middle School StudentsSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7292921041Social-Emotional Learning in Early Childhood EducationSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7222821037Exploring Classroom Mindset Practices to Help Students Develop a Growth MindsetSyllabusMargaret Peixoto
7422821031Poverty, Trauma, and Homelessness: Supporting Disadvantaged Students SyllabusJeffrey Weinstein
7322621036Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusJean Gately
7202721043Intentional Teaching for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners: Following Our Children’s Lead SyllabusKatherine Kaczynski

Health and Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor

School Wellness for Student Success

SyllabusChristanne Harrison

Keep It Simple: Healthy Living for Teachers and Students

SyllabusCaroline Maloney


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7352821038using Google to Support UDLSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7262121024Integrating Educational Video into the CurriculumSyllabusDonna Criswell
7122721025Putting Technology in the Hands of Students: Let Me Show You What I KnowSyllabusDonna Criswell
21039Google Classroom Advanced    SyllabusJoanne Najarian
21040Making Technology Count for K-8 MathematicsSyllabusJoanne Najarian
21021Assistive Technology & Accessible Instructional MaterialSyllabusRobin Robinson
7412421033Creating Quick Response CodesSyllabusLinda Cartier
7122321022Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get it? Web Tools to Help with Formative or Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Criswell
7241921032Designing A Virtual Field TripSyllabusLinda Cartier
7001721023Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusDonna Criswell

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7232821035Supporting Your Speech and Language Students SyllabusShannon Call
7412821034Pragmatic 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.