Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Spring 2 2023 (March 27 - April 21, 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
7022821352Common Core ELA Standards-Aligned Curriculum Development with Understanding By DesignSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132421353Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing: Connecting Standards to practiceSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7072521350Professional Learning CommunitiesSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132621350Common Core Standards in Writing: Writers’ Workshop, Teaching Students to Internalize and Apply Writing Strategies for High Quality Student WritingSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7242821369Teaching the Six Traits of Writing in the PrimarySyllabusKelsey Bower
7252821368Reading Instruction in the Primary GradesSyllabusKelsey Bower



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7302921363Social-Emotional Learning: Why It's So Important for Middle School StudentsSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7292921366Social-Emotional Learning in Early Childhood EducationSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7222821360Exploring Classroom Mindset Practices to Help Students Develop a Growth MindsetSyllabusMargaret Peixoto
7422821354Poverty, Trauma, and Homelessness: Supporting Disadvantaged Students SyllabusJeffrey Weinstein
7322621359Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusJean Gately
7922921365Restorative Discipline in the Classroom SyllabusKatherine Kaczynski
7352621364Mindfulness in the ClassroomSyllabusKatherine Kaczynski

Health and Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7272821377School Wellness for Student SuccessSyllabusChristanne Harrison
7192921349Keep It Simple: Healthy Living for Teachers and StudentSyllabusCaroline Maloney


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7052821374Using Social Media in the Classroom (Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram)SyllabusLinda Cartier
7262121347Integrating Educational Video into the CurriculumSyllabusDonna Criswell
7122721348Putting Technology in the Hands of Students: Let Me Show You What I KnowSyllabusDonna Criswell
7142721362Blended Learning: An IntroductionSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7392321361Leveraging Technology to Create a Differentiated Learning EnvironmentSyllabusJoanne Najarian
21344Assistive Technology & Accessible Instructional MaterialSyllabusRobin Robinson
7412421356Creating Quick Response CodesSyllabusLinda Cartier
7122321345Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get it? Web Tools to Help with Formative or Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Criswell
7241921355Designing A Virtual Field TripSyllabusLinda Cartier
7001721346Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusDonna Criswell
7092921370Teaching Outside the BoxSyllabusJennifer Hair
7362821371Free and Easy Online Graphics Using Adobe Creative Cloud ExpressSyllabusJennifer Hair
7332621375Creative Tools Using MacBooksSyllabusJennifer Hair
7322721372Beginning Photoshop for TeachersSyllabusJennifer Hair
7003021373What Great Teachers Do DifferentlySyllabusJennifer Hair

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7232821358Supporting Your Speech and Language Students SyllabusShannon Call
7412821357Pragmatic 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.