Professional Learning Resources

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Upcoming Events

Click here to access the Easthampton Educator Remind Webinar - recorded live September 21, 2020

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  • Please check with the Curriculum and Grants Department when viewing these courses, as many of them can be registered for by the district at no cost to the educator.

Online Courses and Archived Webinars

Foundations for Inclusive Practice: Online Courses for PDPs

These courses are one option for MA educators to meet the 15 PDPs license renewal requirement related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles at no cost.

Content Overview — Foundations for Inclusive Practice

Use the links below to access the Foundations for Inclusive Practice course content without creating an account. These versions contain all of the course content, but do not record your work.

Important Note: The course versions below can not be used to get a PDP certificate. If you want to take a course for PDPs, please select the link above.

Resources for Troubleshooting Online Teaching and Learning

Resources for Understanding Professional Development Points (PDPs) and License Renewal

  • Governor Baker's Order regarding professional license renewal extensions in response to COVID-19

  • DESE's Office of Licensure Renewal: Advancing, Extending, or Renewing a License - How To Guides and FAQs

  • Tracking PD on TeachPoint (the PD tracker is the graduation cap on the lefthand side of your TeachPoint homescreen)

    • For District-directed Events and Activities: In most cases, you will be added directly to in-district events, and PDPs will be awarded by signing in to TeachPoint or signing in on the attendance sheet at the event.

    • For School, Team, or Individual-directed Events and Activities: In TeachPoint, select "New" (green button in the top righthand corner of the PD screen) and "Request to Host Event". Fill in the information for what the event is, how much time it will take, how many PDPs should be awarded (approx. 1 PDP = 1 hour + product/assessment of learning), where it will be located, and who is in charge of presenting or organizing.

    • For Out-of-District Events and Activities: In TeachPoint, select "New" (green button in the top righthand corner of the PD screen) and "Record My Credits". Fill in the information for the event you attended, and upload any certificates of attendance or PDPs, agendas, or other evidence that you participated in the event.