K-12 Programming

Expanding Classrooms and Minds

Our offerings for K-12 educators draw on research by top Lynch School faculty as well as current practitioners in the field. We bring data informed practices to your classrooms and education spaces in order to address all needs of a twenty first century school. 

From teaching and learning to anti-racism and equity, from coaching and leading to student support, our offerings cover a wide range of topics that enhance learning spaces and hone the skills of educators.

Bilingual Education

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The Bilingual Education Certificate (BEC) is a four-course instructional series for teachers seeking Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) endorsement for bilingual education. 

Teaching Writing

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Using a genre-based pedagogy with strong emphasis on language development, participants will learn what and how to teach writing. The approach has been developed and tested for over 10 years in multiple elementary and K–8 schools.

Customized Programs

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Workshops, courses, and multi-day sessions that are curated specifically to your school's needs. Plans catered to the goals and objectives of your group. Contact our office to learn more about custom offerings. 

Featured Fall Workshops

Disrupting the Narrative: Anti-Bias Tools for Text 

Facilitator: Lisa Portadin

Format: Online Workshop

For Administrators: October 20th, 6 - 7:30pm

For Educators: October 23rd, 9 - 10:30am 

This workshop will provide participants with the practical tools and reflective opportunities to evaluate and adjust classroom texts and instruction to address instances of bias. In part 1 of this 90-minute workshop, participants will first acknowledge that bias persists in our classrooms and that there are multiple avenues for disrupting bias. In Part 2, participants will then actively participate in decision making around their own curricular texts and consider alternatives approaches in mitigating detected bias.

Raising Critical Consciousness of Race and Racism

This professional development series is built around four questions: What is race? What is racism? What is racial identity? What is critical consciousness? Participants will learn why both positive racial identity and critical consciousness represent important forms of "psychological armor" for youth of color that enable them to thrive by recognizing, resisting, and challenging racism.

These professional development opportunities will be led by Boston College Professor Scott Seider and Simmons University Professor Daren Graves, and draw from their four-year study of youth critical consciousness development across five different secondary schools. Participants will learn why critical consciousness represents an important developmental asset for youth of color, explore promising practices for supporting youth critical consciousness development, and consider the implications for their own work with students.

Formats Available: Online Synchronous and Asynschronous, In Person Sessions

This offering can be customized based on your school, district, and organization. Please contact the Professional and Continuing Education Office to discuss options for your team. 

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Daren Graves

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Scott Seider