Lifelong Learners

Boston College is proud to launch a series of workshops, lectures, and certificate programs for our lifelong learners. These offerings are catered to individuals, corporations, or organizations constructed around the unique mission and talents of our diverse community.

Organizations are facing multiple simultaneous challenges: gaining and sustaining market share, managing employees; enhancing productivity, and developing visible and effective corporate social responsibility. 

A Dive into Latin American History, Cultures, and Spanish Language
<p><span class="black">Teachers know that they should incorporate culture, history, and language authentically&nbsp;in&nbsp;order&nbsp;to&nbsp;create a culturally sustaining classroom that promotes the success of all their students, but knowing what&nbsp;to&nbsp;teach and how can be difficult when the culture or language is not one's own.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="black">To&nbsp;ensure that any teacher, regardless of personal background or language of instruction, can have the knowledge necessary&nbsp;to&nbsp;foster biculturalism and critical consciousness&nbsp;in&nbsp;their students, this workshop will cover:</span></p> <ul> <li><span class="black">Latin American history and the language history of Spanish</span></li> <li><span class="black">Similarities and differences between Caribbean, Central American, and South American cultures</span></li> <li><span class="black">Key concepts of English and Spanish grammar</span></li> </ul> <p><span class="black">Content will be connected&nbsp;to&nbsp;different academic standards, giving participants tangible examples&nbsp;to&nbsp;use&nbsp;in&nbsp;their everyday practice.</span></p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/a-dive-into-latin-american-history-cultures-and-spanish-language">Learn more</a></span><br> </p>
<p><b>Ana Soto Víquez and Mariam Gorbea Ramy<br> Online Workshop Series<br> August 16, 17, &amp; 18 | 10AM-12PM</b></p> <p>This workshop series is about incorporating culture, history, and language authentically in the classroom. This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to create a culturally sustaining classroom that supports the success of all their students.</p>
K-12 teachers interested in deepening their understanding of foundations of language education.
Applied Professional Certificates in Instructional Design
<p>These part-time, online certificates are for those looking to learn emerging practices in pedagogy, course design, educational technology, and interactive content development. One certificate can be earned in six months, or both in just over a year.</p> <p><a href="/content/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/professional-continuing-education/learners/higher-education-/applied-professional-certificates-in-instructional-design.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-maroon">Learn more</span></a></p>
<p><b>Online Certificates</b></p> <p>These two online non-credit certificates prepare you to lead change in K-12 systems, higher education, educational technology, corporate training settings and beyond.</p>
Recent College Graduates Career Changers Experienced Instructional Designers
Sustaining Lives of Meaning and Purpose in the Healthcare Industry
<p>This new 24-hour retreat builds on Boston College’s established expertise in formative programs by bringing experts in nursing, theology, philosophy, education, psychology, and social work to lead a cohort of twenty-five healthcare workers in sustained reflection about vocation, meaning, and purpose in their lives.</p> <p><a href="/content/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/professional-continuing-education/learners/care-for-the-whole-professional/sustaining-lives-of-meaning-and-purpose-in-the-healthcare-indust.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">Learn More</span></a></p>
<p><span class="black"><b>David Goodman, Erik Owens, Kerry Cronin, Kate Jackson-Meyer, Andrea Vicini, Colleen Simonelli, and Katherine E. Gregory</b><br> <b>Offering coming soon!</b></span></p> <p>This new 24-hour retreat builds on Boston College’s established expertise in formative programs by bringing experts in nursing, theology, philosophy, education, psychology, and social work to lead a cohort of twenty-five healthcare workers in sustained reflection about vocation, meaning, and purpose in their lives.<br> </p>
Healthcare professionals at all stages of their careers who are seeking to affirm or find meaning and purpose in their work; intergenerational mentoring and solidarity will be a key component of the program. Healthcare and social work professionals who work in primary care, critical/acute care, palliative care, hospice, and work with victims of trauma would especially benefit from this opportunity. Boston College alumni are especially encouraged to participate, in order to reconnect with the formative education they received on campus.