Professional and Continuing Education

Professional and Continuing Education

We collaborate with leaders and organizations to support staff development and customize programs that meet critical needs and leverage our faculty’s deep and diverse expertise. We design each course to address the specific needs of professionals and practitioners. 

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Ashana Hurd, Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Urban Outreach

617-552-4213; lynchschoolpce@bc.edu

Distinctive Features

Learn from world-class faculty

Instructors are leaders in their fields with deep expertise and real-world experience.


Customized to meet your needs

We can develop a unique learning experience.


Relevant

Each module is grounded in research and results in actionable items.


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Bilingual Education
<p>Led by a consortium of Boston College faculty and students who actively work with teachers and administrators in dual language schools in Massachusetts, this program prepares student teachers and practicing teachers to work in bilingual settings using innovative dual language practices.&nbsp;</p> <p class="deptPillTESpECI">TCS</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><b>Teaching, Curriculum, and Society (Online)</b></p> <p class="deptPillLink">&nbsp;</p>
Teachers Administrators Paraprofessionals Literacy Specialists and Coaches
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Counseling The Whole Child
<p>Participants will receive 4 PDPs for the online module with an optional 5th PDP through participation in the Zoom session.&nbsp;<b>For this module, participants can choose from one of two virtual session times to receive the 5th credit hour.&nbsp;</b></p>
<p>These continuing education modules are designed for school counselors or adjustment counselors in elementary schools (K-5 or K-8) who are seeking the benefits of a systemic approach to supporting students and families in the context of COVID.</p> <p class="deptPillCDEP">CDEP&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology&nbsp;</strong></p>
School Counselors Adjustment Counselors
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Creating Learning Environments
<p>Creating a welcoming, affirming, and effective learning environment is at the heart of establishing a successful classroom. Join us this summer for two courses focused on intentional and modern digital and physical learning enviornments.</p> <p class="deptPillTESpECI">TCS</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><strong>Teaching, Curriculum, and Society (Online)</strong></p>
Teachers Administrators Paraprofessionals
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Formative Education Series
<p>This half-day workshop introduces techniques for enhancing dignity at work and shows how enhancing dignity can help with these current challenges. One consequence of the COVID crisis is a growing focus on the dignity of work across the full workforce. Informed by expertise in formative education and psychology of working that have been developed at Boston College, this workshop describes new approaches to enhancing the dignity of an organization’s mission, human resources, and talent management.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Boston College is proud to offer a workshop that is uniquely suited for these uncertain times. In this period of crisis during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are facing multiple simultaneous challenges.&nbsp;</p> <p class="deptPillIDPG">IDPG&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Interdisciplinary Programs&nbsp;</b></p>
Human Resource Professionals Senior Business Executives Business Unit Managers
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International Higher Education Seminars
<p>Engaging, practice-oriented summer short courses are geared towards higher education professionals and graduate students seeking new skills, knowledge, and career advancement. Courses may be taken individually or as a set, and are taught by experienced, dynamic senior administrators and faculty.</p> <p class="deptPillELHE">ELHE</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><b>Educational Leadership &amp; Higher Education (Online)</b></p>
Each course can be taken independently Cost: $400 per course Format: Online
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Leadership Through Crisis
<p>The following key questions will shape course discussions:</p> <ul> <li>How must we rethink and adapt our educational vision and instructional approach given this situation?</li> <li>How can we redesign support structures and roles to ensure different stakeholders, including students, families and teachers have what they need?</li> <li>How do we develop strategic communication channels to foster community amidst remote learning?</li> <li>How do we adapt school and district policies to meet new, unanticipated demands?</li> <li>What kinds of equity issues have emerged or been made visible through this crisis?</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We will focus on proactive planning for reopening in the Fall by:</p> <ul> <li>Discussing ongoing dilemmas raised by the crisis</li> <li>Identifying key action steps prior to opening</li> <li>Collaborating with peers on ‘reopening action plans’ for one another’s contexts</li> </ul> <p>This course includes two fall follow-up sessions as well as optional 1-on-1 consultation with BC faculty during the course.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Participants in this course will engage with Boston College leadership, faculty and guests to support one another in navigating the current crisis.&nbsp;Bring your most pressing dilemmas and questions to a community of colleagues and a group of supportive faculty who will provide resources and facilitate constructive, practice-oriented discussions.<br> </p> <p class="deptPillELHE">ELHE</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><b>Educational Leadership &amp; Higher Education (Online)</b></p>
Higher Education Professionals Administrators Graduate Students
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Psychological Humanities and Ethics Programs
<p>These programs promote interdisciplinary conversations focused on human identity, suffering, and potential, with particular concern for the enduring ethical questions at the heart of human existence.</p> <p class="deptPillCDEP">CDEP&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology&nbsp;</b></p>
Psychologists Counselors Social Workers Scholars Educators
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Restorative Justice Circle and Practice Training
<p>Build an understanding of the theoretical foundation for circle practice in schools. Examine the importance of healthy relationships in schools and why circles are such a powerful tool for building a positive school climate. Educators will develop their practice in how to create restorative justice ‘Circles.’</p>
<p>Learn how to set expectations and engage in a range of restorative justice practices. In a two day workshop, you will learn how to build social capital, participate and facilitate restorative circles. By the end, you will be ready to lead this change in your classroom.</p> <p class="deptPillTESpECI">TCS</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><b>Teaching, Curriculum, and Society&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></p>
Teachers PK-12 After School Teachers Principals Social Workers School Counselors Coaches Specialists Any School-involved Personnel
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Teaching The Whole Child
<p>Self-paced continuing education online module (asynchronous) available for 3 weeks between September 28th - October 16th, 2020.&nbsp;<b>All participants will receive the option to join a 1 hour synchronous Zoom session. Zoom sessions will be offered on the following dates. Participants will be asked to register for&nbsp;one&nbsp;of the two virtual sessions:&nbsp;</b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>These continuing education modules are designed for teachers in elementary schools (K-5 or K-8) who are seeking the benefits of a systemic approach to supporting students and families in the context of COVID..&nbsp;</p> <p class="deptPillTESpECI">TCS</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><strong>Teaching, Curriculum, and Society (Online)</strong></p>
Teachers
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Teaching the Genres of Writing to K-8 students
<p>This series of courses prepares educators to teach language development and writing to students in grades K–8. The approach, which uses a genre-based pedagogy, has been developed and tested for over 10 years in schools. Courses focus on narrative writing, report and explanation writing, and argument and procedure writing.&nbsp;</p> <p class="deptPillTESpECI">TCS</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><b>Teaching, Curriculum, and Society (Online)</b></p>
Teachers Paraprofessionals Literacy Specialists and Coaches
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Universities and the Prison Industrial Complex
<p><span class="black">This course examines the involvement of higher education institutions in providing educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals. Students will gain insight into the prison complex by exploring pertinent issues related to mass incarceration, to inequities within the American judicial system, and to the role that higher education can play in responding to such trends. Students will achieve a better understanding of both the history and current status of prison education policies at both the federal and state levels. The focus of the course is threefold: (1) provide an overview of federal and state policies related to higher education in prison, situating these policies within broader empirical scholarship on mass incarceration in the United States; (2) explore moral and ethical implications related to prison education; and (3) consider the challenges, barriers, and opportunities within the implementation and administration of higher education programs for incarcerated students.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>This course examines the involvement of higher education in American prisons. Students will explore issues related to mass incarceration, inequities within the judicial system, and the role that institutions of higher education can play in responding to these trends.</p> <p class="deptPillELHE">ELHE</p> <p class="deptPillLink"><b>Educational Leadership &amp; Higher Education (Online)</b></p>
Higher Education Professionals Administrators Graduate Students
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Customized Programs

Working with our design team, school leaders can create a customized professional development experience for teachers within their school or district. These experiences can be held on site or online, with or without a university credits component.
The staff at the Lynch School have worked so closely with us at the Jackson Mann and moved us to an entirely new level of professional development. They have deepened and solidified a great partnership to benefit the teachers and students of the Jackson Mann K-8 School.
Andrew Tuite, Former principal, Jackson Mann K-8 School