K-12 Educators

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.

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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
Customized Programs
<p>The Professional and Continuing Education team at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development will partner with you to build customized, student-focused professional learning experiences aligned with your school goals and strategic priorities.</p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="/content/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/professional-continuing-education/learners/k-12/Customized-programs.html">Learn more</a></span></p>
<p><b>Customized Workshops<br /> Inquire for more information!</b></p> <p>We want our offerings to be responsive to the specific and “just in time” needs of our school partners. <b><br /> </b></p>
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Disrupting the Narrative: Anti-Bias Tools for Texts
<p>In this 90-minute workshop, participants will first learn about bias in our classrooms and that there are multiple paths for addressing and disrupting bias. Leaders and teachers will review and analyze David Sadker’s 7 Forms of Bias and textual examples for each. Participants will then actively participate in informed decision-making around their own curricular texts and consider alternative approaches in mitigating detected bias.</p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/summ22-disrupting-the-narrative-0811-anti-bias-tools-for-choosing-texts">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Lisa Portadin <br /> Online Workshop<br /> August 11th | 10:30AM-12PM <br /> </b></p> <p>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. <br /> </p>
Workshops K12 Educators Fully Online
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Disrupting the Narrative: Anti-Bias Tools for Texts
<p>In this 90-minute workshop, participants will first learn about bias in our classrooms and that there are multiple paths for addressing and disrupting bias. Leaders and teachers will review and analyze David Sadker’s 7 Forms of Bias and textual examples for each. Participants will then actively participate in informed decision-making around their own curricular texts and consider alternative approaches in mitigating detected bias.</p> <p><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/summ22-disrupting-the-narrative-0809-anti-bias-tools-for-choosing-texts"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">Learn More</span></a></p>
<p><b>Lisa Portadin <br /> Online Workshop<br /> August 9th | 10:30AM-12PM <br /> </b></p> <p>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. <br /> </p>
Workshops Fully Online K12 Educators
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Embedding SFL Writing In The American Reading Curriculum
<p>ARC is currently used in a number of dual language programs. In order for these programs to incorporate SFL writing into the curriculum, they need guidance on how to distribute content across languages in order to make room for writing instruction and how to carry out the assessments for writing and content. They also need support with the distribution of writing lessons in connection with the curricular content and in coordinating the writing projects with the content provided by ARC.</p> <p>Currently, Maria Brisk is working with the Umana school to create units where SFL writing is incorporated into the ARC curriculum at the elementary and middle school levels. These units will be tested in the last weeks of the school year.<br> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/embedding-sfl-writing-in-the-american-reading-curriculum-arc">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Maria Estela Brisk &amp; Antonelli Mejia<br /> Online Workshop<br /> August 11th | 9AM-11:30AM<br /> </b></p> <p>After participating in this workshop educators will be able to understand the basic principles and policies guiding the merger between SFL writing and the ARC for different grade levels.<br /> </p>
Fully Online K12 Educators Online Workshops
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Math Routines That Promote Mathematical Fluency And Access For All
<p>Math Routines that Promote Mathematical Fluency and Access for All includes six mini-sessions: an introduction, 4 separate routine workshops, and a closing session. Participants will engage with math content through the different instructional routines. </p> <p>After engaging with the routine, participants will learn the rationale and research behind each one. Knowing why the routine is structured the way it is helps educators make instructional decisions while planning in the moment with students and after leading the routine. The workshop will also offer some time for participants to explore materials and plan upcoming routines.<br> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/teaching-math/courses/math-routines-that-promote-mathematical-fluency-and-access-for-all">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Janamarie Sunkle &amp;&nbsp;Polly Wagner&nbsp;<br> Hybrid Workshop<br> August 23rd | 9AM-3:30PM<br> </b></p> <p>Math Routines that Promote Mathematical Fluency and Access for All includes six mini-sessions: an introduction, 4 separate routine workshops, and a closing session. Participants will engage with math content through the different instructional routines.&nbsp;<br> </p>
Hybrid K12 Educators Workshops
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Math Routines That Promote Mathematical Fluency And Access For All
<p>Math Routines that Promote Mathematical Fluency and Access for All includes six mini-sessions: an introduction, 4 separate routine workshops, and a closing session. Participants will engage with math content through the different instructional routines.</p> <p>After engaging with the routine, participants will learn the rationale and research behind each one. Knowing why the routine is structured the way it is helps educators make instructional decisions while planning in the moment with students and after leading the routine. The workshop will also offer some time for participants to explore materials and plan upcoming routines.<br> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/teaching-math/courses/fall22-math-routines-that-promote-mathematical-fluency-and-access-for-all">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Janamarie Sunkle &amp;&nbsp;Polly Wagner&nbsp;<br> Hybrid Workshop<br> September 24th | 9AM-3:30PM<br> </b></p> <p>Math Routines that Promote Mathematical Fluency and Access for All includes six mini-sessions: an introduction, 4 separate routine workshops, and a closing session. Participants will engage with math content through the different instructional routines.&nbsp;<br> </p>
Hybrid K12 Educators Workshops
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Planning For Culturally Responsive School Leadership
<p>Creating a school culture that is authentically culturally responsive requires a leader to think through a culturally responsive, equitable, and critical consciousness lens. This two-part course supports anyone who leads in a formal education setting and who wishes to better serve students who have been historically underserved or marginalized.</p> <p>Participants will begin to shape and articulate their vision for a culturally responsive school and explore the frameworks and actions that will support them in authentically transforming their school spaces.<br> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/planning-for-culturally-responsive-school-leadership">Learn more</a></span><br> </p>
<p><b>Keisha Valdez<br> Online Workshop<br> July 27th &amp; August 4th | 9AM-10:15AM&nbsp;</b></p> <p>This two-part course supports anyone who leads in a formal education setting and who wishes to better serve students who have been historically underserved or marginalized.<br> </p>
Online Workshops K12 Educators Fully Online
K–12 Teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Practical Language and Strategies to Build Executive Function and Decrease Anxiety
<p>In this interactive workshop, you’ll be empowered with: an understanding of anxiety and executive function practical language to talk about anxiety and executive function productive responses to decrease anxiety and build executive function, particularly how to improve organization, transitions, routines, self-monitoring, self-regulating and mental flexibility—all without sacrificing too much instructional time. Learn how to help your students, particularly those with anxiety, ADHD or learning challenges, become less stressed and more efficient, autonomous and productive.</p> <p><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/summ22-practical-language-and-strategies-to-build-executive-function-and-decrease-anxiety"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">Learn More</span></a></p>
<p><b>Noel Foy<br /> Online Workshop<br /> August 11th | 9AM-11:30AM <br /> </b></p> <p>With the continued climb in anxiety in children (over 30% of students), teachers and students need to be aware of the relationship between anxiety and executive function. In moments of high stress, executive function can be hijacked, causing students to forget directions or have trouble getting started or sticking with a task when it gets challenging.<br /> </p>
Online Workshops K12 Educators Fully Online
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Providing Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction
<p>As educators, it is often difficult to plan ELA units while balancing the scope and sequence of the curriculum, ensuring best practices, and staying grounded in the work of equity and excellence. This workshop will be grounded in Gholdy Muhammad’s research, which has focused on the “social and historical foundations of literacy in Black communities and how literacy development can be reconceptualized in classrooms today.&quot;</p> <p>Using Muhammad’s text, Cultivating Genius, participants will look at the big picture of a unit, analyzing all of the tenets of the equity framework. This work will include unpacking the framework through discussion of practices that will ensure teaching and learning that disrupts racism, sexism and other oppression.<br /> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/providing-culturally-responsive-literacy-instruction">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Marcia Riddick <br /> In-Person Workshop<br /> August 23rd-24th | 9AM-12PM<br /> </b></p> <p>This workshop will be grounded in Gholdy Muhammad’s research, which has focused on the “social and historical foundations of literacy in Black communities and how literacy development can be reconceptualized in classrooms today.”<br /> </p>
On Campus K12 Educators Workshops
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Serving Multilingual Learners by Empowering Teachers, Forging Partnerships, and Elevating Parent and Family Voice
<p>Teaching, coaching, connecting and partnering with multilingual students and families can be the best and most rewarding job in the world. It can also feel isolating if you are serving in a context where your students and their families face English-only instructional mandates, immigration issues and deportation fears, and where the prevailing wisdom favors a white, English dominant narrative that threatens to silence your students and overlook their strengths.</p> <p>In this workshop, you will connect with like-minded colleagues to utilize an asset-based approach to identify linguistic and cultural resources in the community, explore examples of ways you can widen your circle of influence and strengthen alliances, and create and plan a project that deepens your positive and collective impact on behalf of your multilingual learner students.<br /> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/serving-multilingual-learners-by-empowering-teachers-forging-partnerships-and-elevating-parent-and-family-voice">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Marta García, Rebecca Westlake &amp; Luz G. Villarreal<br> In-Person Workshop<br> August 16th-18th | 9AM-12PM<br> </b></p> <p>In this workshop, you will connect with like-minded colleagues to utilize an asset-based approach to identify linguistic and cultural resources in the community, explore examples of ways you can widen your circle of influence and strengthen alliances, and create and plan a project that deepens your positive and collective impact on behalf of your multilingual learner students.<br> </p>
On Campus K12 Educators Workshops
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Strategies to Boost Executive Function, Productivity, and Motivation with Writing
<p>Do your students find it challenging to get started on a writing task? Do they have difficulty with stamina, effort, and self-regulation, or find it hard to remember the directions and steps of an assignment? If so, anxiety and underdeveloped executive function may be interfering with their productivity and motivation.</p> <p>Executive function—which includes goal setting, planning, organizing, prioritizing, mental flexibility, self-monitoring, and thinking critically—is essential to writing. <span style="background-color: transparent;">When highly stressed or anxious, the executive function goes offline, blocking students’ abilities to focus on the task, remember what they need to do, and be flexible in their thinking.</span></p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/summ22-strategies-to-boost-executive-function-productivity-and-motivation-with-writing">Learn more</a></span><br /> </p>
<p><b>Noel Foy<br /> Online Workshop<br /> August 9th | 9AM-12PM </b></p> <p>In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate: language to build executive function and decrease anxiety and behavior issues quick, practical skill-building activities to develop executive function and increase production, motivation, and confidence as related to writing <br /> </p>
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Success in Instructional Coaching
<p>Coaches and mentors in education settings are in increased demand. More and more schools and districts are recognizing the value of teacher coaching and mentoring as a pathway for improved student outcomes. D<span style="background-color: transparent;">espite this growing recognition of the value of job-embedded professional development, there are limited opportunities to prepare coaches and mentors to perform their duties.</span></p> <p>This 2 part series serves as an introduction to instructional coaching. Taking a coach-the-coach approach, the series addresses the coach's role and gets participants to think of how they are leaders, influencers, and agents of change. Participants are grounded in research-based approaches that promote best practices and continuous improvement. The workshop introduces participants to the key levers and processes required to support the development of coaches. It is ideal for those who are new to coaching or aspiring to be instructional coaches.<br /> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/success-in-instructional-coaching">Learn more</a></span><br /> </p>
<p><b>Keisha Valdez<br /> Online Workshop<br /> August 9th | 9AM-12PM </b></p> <p>The workshop introduces participants to the key levers and processes required to support the development of coaches. It is ideal for those who are new to coaching or aspiring to be instructional coaches. <br /> </p>
K–12 Teachers
Teaching Argument And Procedure Writing To K-8 Students
<p>This is one of three courses in a series on how to teach writing with a genre-based pedagogy that has a strong emphasis on language development. Using this genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics, participants will learn how to teach arguments and procedures.  Features of the genres demanded in elementary and middle schools will be learned and practiced. The strong emphasis on language development distinguishes this approach from others currently used in schools. The approach to teaching guides teachers in ways of apprenticing students to writing that builds confidence and success.<br /> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/summ22-educ7549-teaching-argument-and-procedure-writing-vilcapoma">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Theresa Vilcapoma<br /> Online Course<br /> July 5th - August 3rd | 4:30PM-5:30PM<br /> </b></p> <p>This is one of three courses in a series on how to teach writing with a genre-based pedagogy that has a strong emphasis on language development. Using this genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics, participants will learn how to teach arguments and procedures.  <br /> </p>
Fully Online K12 Educators
K-8 teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Teaching Narrative Writing to K-8 Students
<p>This is a project-based course where groups of participants will collaborate to develop a writing unit in a genre appropriate for their grade level. Using a genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics, participants will learn what and how to teach reports and explanations in the context of social studies and/or science. Features of the genres demanded in elementary and middle schools will be learned and practiced. The strong emphasis on language development distinguishes this approach from others currently used in schools. The approach to teaching guides teachers in ways of apprenticing students to writing that builds confidence and success.</p> <p><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/summ22-educ7547-teaching-narrative-writing-k-8-macdonald"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">Learn More</span></a></p>
<p><b>Elizabeth MacDonald<br /> Online Course<br /> August 2-23rd | 9AM-10:30AM <br /> </b></p> <p>This is a project-based course where groups of participants will collaborate to develop a writing unit in a genre appropriate for their grade level. Using a genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics, participants will learn what and how to teach reports and explanations in the context of social studies and/or science. <b><br /> </b></p>
K12 Educators Fully Online Online
K–8 Teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Teaching Report And Explanation Writing To K-8 Students
<p>As you prepare for the upcoming school year you may be thinking about how to ensure strong writing units are in place for the students in your classroom, school or school district. This 4-day project based course gives time for groups of participants to collaborate on developing a writing unit in a genre appropriate for their grade level in English and/or Spanish using a genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics. This learning opportunity that usually runs over the course of 5 weeks has been condensed into 4 full days of learning and planning with time for feedback, reflection and revision of a final writing unit.<br /> </p> <p><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/summ22-educ7548-teaching-report-and-explanation-writing---condensed-brisk"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">Learn More</span></a></p>
<p><b>Maria Estela Brisk<br> Online Course<br> August 22-25th | 8:30AM-2:30PM&nbsp;<br> </b></p> <p>This 4-day project based course gives time for groups of participants to collaborate on developing a writing unit in a genre appropriate for their grade level in English and/or Spanish using a genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics.&nbsp;<br> </p>
K12 Educators Fully Online Online
K–8 Teachers, administrators, and school leaders
Teaching Writing: An Overview Of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) And Genre-Based Pedagogy
<p>As you prepare for the upcoming school year, you may be thinking about how to evolve and improve the teaching of writing in your classroom, school, or school district. This workshop will provide you with an overview of a genre-based pedagogy informed by the theory of systemic functional linguistics that is often referred to as “SFL Writing.” Participants will discover the demands of the various genres in elementary and middle school, learn how the emphasis on language development distinguishes this approach from others currently used in schools, and explore ways that the practice can be implemented school-wide. </p> <p>Additionally, participants will be informed of more in-depth learning opportunities for teaching writing with the genre-based approach.This workshop draws upon field based research in multiple elementary and K–8 schools for over 10 years. It is informed by the theory of systemic functional linguistics and implemented with the pedagogical practice of the teaching and learning cycle, a strong scaffolding at the onset of the learning process which has been modified and adapted over time with the input of real teachers in classrooms in and around Boston.<br> </p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold"><a href="https://bostoncollege-lsoe.catalog.instructure.com/browse/teaching-writing-genres/courses/teaching-writing-an-overview-of-systemic-functional-linguistics-sfl-and-genre-based-pedagogy">Learn More</a></span></p>
<p><b>Elizabeth MacDonald &amp;&nbsp;Lisa Portadin<br> Online Workshop<br> August 15th | 12PM-2:30PM<br> </b></p> <p>As you prepare for the upcoming school year, you may be thinking about how to evolve and improve the teaching of writing in your classroom, school, or school district. This workshop will provide you with an overview of a genre-based pedagogy informed by the theory of systemic functional linguistics that is often referred to as “SFL Writing.”<br> </p>
Fully Online K12 Educators Online Workshops
K-12 teachers, administrators, and school leaders