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. 

Anti-Racism & Equity Offerings

Disrupting the Narrative: Anti-Bias Tools for Texts

Date: Tuesday, June 28th

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

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. 

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Disrupting the Narrative: Anti-Bias Tools for Texts

Date: Tuesday, August 10th

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

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. 

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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.

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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Teaching & Learning Offerings

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Decreasing Anxiety and Boosting Executive Function with Practical Strategies

Presenter: Noel Foy

Dates: Tuesday, August 3rd - Thursday, August 5th

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

The impact of stress has far-reaching consequences in the classroom, affecting executive function, behavior and learning. When you foster the development of executive function and give anxiety what it needs—not what it wants—students are empowered to take more ownership of their learning, which helps them stress less, think better and learn more.

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Nathaniel Brown

Assessment for Learning: A Productive Next Step for Every Student

Presenter: Dr. Nathaniel Brown

Dates: Monday, August 9; Wednesday, August 11; and Friday, August 13

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

In this three-part workshop, you will revise one of your existing assessments or graded assignments so that it becomes a more effective tool for student learning. In each session you will learn about the counterproductive psychological and cognitive effects of traditional methods of grading and providing feedback. You will then learn strategies for minimizing or avoiding these effects and how to shift focus from assessment of learning to assessment for learning.

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Coaching and Leading Offerings

Socially & Emotionally Competent Leadership:

School-Based Leadership Practices That Shape Adult Collaboration And Collective Efficacy

As you prepare to reopen your school, this workshop will provide you with tools and reflective opportunities to integrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies with your leadership practices. Socially and Emotionally Competent Leadership (SECL) occurs when leaders prioritize resources to support individual development and capabilities, validate the personal and professional well-being of staff, and create structures that access shared knowledge and enable shared decision making. 

This workshop is offered on two different dates;

Tuesday, June 22nd; 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Register for June 22 Offering

Tuesday, August 3rd; 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Register for August 3 Offering

Workshop Facilitators

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Mark Ito, Ed.D.

Mark Ito is currently a principal at a middle school in Wellesley Public Schools in Wellesley, MA. Mark has worked in education for fifteen years in both teaching and administrative roles. 

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Geoff Rose, Ed.D.

Geoff Rose is currently a principal on assignment in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) in Boston, MA. Geoff is a fourteen year veteran of BPS and has held various positions including Classroom Teacher, Dean of Students, K-8 School Principal, and Lead Principal.