Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Spring II 2020 (March 23 - April 17)

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

Cost: $215.00 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 Paula Hogard, Director of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development, FSU, 100 State St., PO Box 9101, Framingham, MA, or fax it to 508-626-4030. 


 PRDV # CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7022821379Curriculum Development with Understanding by Design UnitsSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7072521384Professional Learning CommunitiesSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7262121390Integrating Educational Video into the Curriculum: How to Use Video to Flip, Differentiate, Assess and Enhance Teaching and Learning in Your ClassroomSyllabusDonna Gath Criswell
7202721399Intentional Teaching Pre-K to KSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7652421435Creative Ways to Teach ResearchSyllabusPatricia Glynn


English Language Arts  

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7132421385Common Core Standards in Reading & Writing: Connecting Standards to PracticeSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
 7132621386Common Core Writers Workshop: Teaching Students to Internalize and Applying Writing StrategiesSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7032721434Integrating Mathematics, Writing and LiteratureSyllabusPatricia Glynn
7252821459Reading Instruction in the Primary GradesSyllabusKelsey Bower
7242821460Teaching the Six Traits of Writing in the Primary GradesSyllabusKelsey Bower



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7352621397Mindfulness for Young LearnersSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7322621400Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusJean Gately
7152721433Substance Abuse & Addiction SyllabusCaroline Maloney
7262821453Mental Toughness: GRIT SyllabusShawn Hair
7222821461Exploring Classroom Mindset Practices to Help Students Develop a Growth MindsetSyllabusMargaret Peixoto

Nutrition, Health & Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7272821464School Wellness for Student Success             SyllabusLynnea Spencer
7472421465Shake the Sodium!SyllabusVannesa Cavallaro
7042321466Growing Your School GardenSyllabusJumana Saleh


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7482721398Young Kids Who CodeSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7282821463Math Workshop: Developing Curriculum to Help Grades K-5 Students Achieve at High LevelsSyllabusJeffrey Weinstein
7092721467Young Scientists, Young Engineers: STEM in the Elementary ClassroomSyllabusDanielle Larkin
7052821381Using Social Media in the ClassroomSyllabusLinda Cartier
7122321391Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get It? Web Tools to Help with Formative of Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Gath Criswell
7001721395Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusDonna Gath Criswell
7122721396Putting Technology in the Hands of Students: Let Me Show You What I KnowSyllabusDonna Gath Criswell
7241921401Designing a Virtual Field TripSyllabusLinda Cartier
7412421402Creating Quick Response CodesSyllabusLinda Cartier
7322721450Beginning Photoshop for TeachersSyllabusJennifer Hair
7262621451The Connected ClassroomSyllabusJennifer Hair
7442621452Creative Teaching Ideas Using Pinterest SyllabusJennifer Hair
7272221514Google Earth Across CurriculumSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7062221455Using Google Tools in the ClassroomSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7032821456Google Classroom Advanced UsersSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7252521457Assistive Technology and Accessible Instructional MaterialsSyllabusRobin Robinson

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7251921387Special Education: IEP -An In-Depth StudySyllabusDeborah Merriam
7261921389Knowledge of Services: Developing Collaborative Relationships and Integrating Services SyllabusDeborah Merriam
7271921392Special Education: Federal and State Laws and RegulationsSyllabusDeborah Merriam
7392421393Design or Modification of Curriculum Materials and General Education Classroom Environments for Students with Moderate DisabilitiesSyllabusDeborah Merriam
7402421394Ways to Prepare and Maintain Students With Disabilities for General Education Classrooms: Including Use of Behavioral Management PrinciplesSyllabusDeborah Merriam
7232821458Supporting Your Speech and Language StudentsSyllabusShannon 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.