Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Summer 2023 (July 10 - August 04, 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

English Language Arts  

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7022850381Common Core ELA Standards-Aligned Curriculum Development with Understanding By DesignSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132450382Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing: Connecting Standards to practiceSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7072550379Professional Learning CommunitiesSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132650380Common Core Standards in Writing: Writers’ Workshop, Teaching Students to Internalize and Apply Writing Strategies for High Quality Student WritingSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7242850374Teaching the Six Traits of Writing in the PrimarySyllabusKelsey Bower
7252850373Reading Instruction in the Primary GradesSyllabusKelsey Bower



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7302950375Social-Emotional Learning: Why It's So Important for Middle School StudentsSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
72929TBASocial-Emotional Learning in Early Childhood EducationSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7083050376Social Emotional Learning: The Gateway to Engagement, Academic Performance, Mental Wellness, and Healthy Relationships SyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7422850363Poverty, Trauma, and Homelessness: Supporting Disadvantaged Students SyllabusJeffrey Weinstein

Health and Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7152750378 Substance Abuse and Addiction SyllabusCaroline Maloney
7192950377Keep It Simple: Healthy Living for Teachers and StudentSyllabusCaroline Maloney
7032550372Sweet SolutionsSyllabusJane Minton
7042350383Growing Your School GardenSyllabusJumana Whelan


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7052850365Using Social Media in the Classroom (Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram)SyllabusLinda Cartier
7262150360Integrating Educational Video into the CurriculumSyllabusDonna Criswell
7122750361Putting Technology in the Hands of Students: Let Me Show You What I KnowSyllabusDonna Criswell
7142750390Blended Learning: An IntroductionSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7392350389Leveraging Technology to Create a Differentiated Learning EnvironmentSyllabusJoanne Najarian
50362Assistive Technology & Accessible Instructional MaterialSyllabusRobin Robinson
7412450366Creating Quick Response CodesSyllabusLinda Cartier
7122350358Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get it? Web Tools to Help with Formative or Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Criswell
7241950364Designing A Virtual Field TripSyllabusLinda Cartier
7001750359Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusDonna Criswell
7092950384Teaching Outside the BoxSyllabusJennifer Hair
7362850385Free and Easy Online Graphics Using Adobe Creative Cloud ExpressSyllabusJennifer Hair
7332650366Creative Tools Using MacBooksSyllabusJennifer Hair
7322750387Beginning Photoshop for TeachersSyllabusJennifer Hair
7003050388What Great Teachers Do DifferentlySyllabusJennifer Hair

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7232850371Supporting Your Speech and Language Students SyllabusShannon Call
7412850370Pragmatic 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.