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Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 8:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Institute on Guided Reading (CCL-Curriculum) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Institute on Guided Reading
Requested by: Karen Zagorski & Anne Bartoszuk (Center for Collaborative Learning)

Description and registration information TBD. 
Registration will be directly with CCL

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday October 18, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Topic CPR for Medical Professionals

Friday October 19, 2018 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 8:30 AM  -  3:30 PM No Such Thing as a Bad Kid! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

"No Such Thing as a Bad Kid!"

Understanding and Responding to Students with Emotional & Behavioral
Challenges Using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach &
Creating a Positive, Strength-Based Culture in Your School

Presented by: Charlie Appelstein, MSW

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM  
Session: 19-117201

Description: Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding students and, in particular, students with emotional and behavioral challenges. This exceptionally positive and inspiring practice focuses on strength-building rather than flaw-fixing.  It begins with the belief that every young person has or can develop strengths and utilize past successes to mitigate problem behavior and enhance academic and social functioning. This training highlights many of the key principles and techniques of this transforming modality. 

Topic areas covered include: 

  • Developing strength-based practice and the power of a positive attitude and culture;
  • Effects of trauma and positive emotions on the brain; 
  • Changing negative mindsets and the deleterious effects of pejorative labeling; 
  • Strength-based communication principles and techniques - including reframing, using solution-focused questions, positive predicting, and inspirational metaphors; 
  • Self-esteem building and activities for at-risk children and youth; 
  • How to help cognitively-inflexible students; 
  • Importance of being family-friendly; 
  • Why, how, and when to use incentive plans; 
  • Importance of controlling personal emotions (i.e., managing number one first); 
  • Respectful, relationship-based limit setting; and 
  • Creative cognitive behavioral strategies, 

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the major principles of a strength-based approach to working with at-risk children and youth. 
  • Discuss the importance of personal self-awareness and self-management in working with at-risk children, youth, and families. 
  • Cite specific strength-based verbal interventions that help professionals engage and motivate at-risk children, youth, and families. 
  • Develop individualized behavioral support strategies that help children learn to self-manage. 
  • Discuss innovative strategies for enhancing self-esteem in at-risk youth. 
  • Describe at least two specific cognitive-behavioral techniques that can help at-risk children, youth, and their parents to better self-manage their actions. 

Audience: K-12 Educators, Counselors, School Psychologists, Administrators
Hours/PDPs: 6 hours
Cost: $179 NRC member districts; $199 Other districts. 
Register by: October 15, 2018

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Topic TBA

Monday October 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga - MMHG member class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Palmer, NRC   781-878-6056 x118   kpalmer@nrcollab.org
   

MMHG member class
Dates: Mondays -- Sept.24, Oct.01, Oct.15, Oct.22, Oct.29, Nov.05, 2018  
Time:  4:15 - 5:15 PM 

Contact Karen Palmer to register.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday October 23, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM DESE Regional Special Education Directors Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

DESE Regional Special Education Directors Meeting 

Requested by DESE.
Tentative Dates (Tuesday): October 23, 2018. January 8, 2019.  April 9, 2019.
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  

Audience: Special Education Directors in Southeastern Massachusetts from school districts, vocational technical schools, and collaboratives

Presenters: TBD 

Agenda: TBD

Registration link for each session will be provided: TBD 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
objects_notepad.png 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM RETELL Fall 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning
into Tier One Instruction

Presenter: Deni Howley, Ph.D., LICSW, BHI Coordinator, North River Collaborative
Dates: Begins Monday: Sept.17, 2018
            Continues Wednesdays: Sept.26, Oct.10, Oct.24, Nov.07, Nov.14 and Dec.05, 2018

Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session: 19-354701

Description: This course is designed for central office administrators, principals, and team leaders (grades K–8) to provide them with the knowledge and skills to lead their educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning (SEL) for all students. School leaders will establish a tiered system of behavioral intervention and support which is based on current research on child development and the impact of trauma on learning.  These school-wide systems will integrate instructional and behavioral strategies that improve academic and social-emotional outcomes for all students. Participants will learn how to improve educators’ ability to identify students’ social, emotional and behavioral needs, and will understand how social and emotional skills are integral to academic success.

The course explores the research on the impact of social and emotional learning on academic outcomes, and the role of engagement as a key factor in promoting social and emotional learning to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds including students with disabilities. Research indicates that students who do not have skill sets to build and maintain relationships, to regulate the behaviors that enable them to participate in the curriculum, and to be socially and self-aware, are unable to reach their academic potential (Elias, 2012).

Topics:

  • Introduction to social/emotional skills promoting positive behavior and academic success
  • Developing a multi-tiered system of response
  • Applying social emotional learning to curriculum frameworks
  • Exploring academic and non-academic measures for improving outcomes when working with traumatized children
  • Integrating effective skill development to ameliorate challenges of social and emotional disadvantages
  • Developing an integrated approach to SEL for students with disabilities
  • Building resilience and positive emotional development

Audience: Central Office Administrators, Building Principals, Team Leaders in Grades K-8.
The expectation is that participants will have a basic understanding about the importance of social emotional learning
in schools and a multi-tiered system of support. The course is designed to improve educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning for all students.

Hours/PDPs: 67.5 PDPs. Optional 3 Graduate Credits for additional fee. 
Registration fee: $ FREE funded through grant from MA-DESE. Participants will receive all texts and session materials in print or links to online resources.  

Register by: August 24, 2018. Space is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list. 
Register online through a special SurveyMonkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRC_IntegrateSEL_TierOneFY19

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday October 25, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR)
Presenter: Reena Freedman 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Reena Freedman., RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Seven dates throughout the school year (Thursdays)
          2018: Oct.04, Oct.25, Nov.15, Dec.13, 2018.
          2019: Jan.17, Feb.14, and March.21, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-102201

Description: Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) course helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the 42-hour ATSR course, participants examine and use both a common language and concept system about teaching to support any state framework. In addition, they develop skills for identifying and providing results-oriented reports and feedback based on observations and analysis of data from other sources including student achievement.

      This program is comprehensively redesigned to meet the requirements of the new teacher evaluation systems used in Massachusetts and other states. To apply the language and concepts to various states’ models, crosswalks have been developed for districts where RBT has already been working.

Outcomes: Practice exercises, video clips, case studies, collegial problem-solving, and fieldwork all
emphasize a range of instructional leadership skills to:

  • Name, explain, and document what expert instructors know and do in many performance
    areas from classroom management to planning standards-based lessons and assessments,
  • Communicate effectively about practices and decisions that impact student learning,
  • Provide standards-based feedback and collegial conferences about teaching practice to
    stimulate reflection and growth, and thereby support and sustain high-quality teaching,
  • Use multiple data sources to assess growth opportunities and help meet new requirements
    for teacher goal-setting and improvement planning.

ASTR also includes a site visit to participants working within a 90-mile radius of NRC.
Participants completing all course requirements will receive 67.5 PDPs, and optional graduate credit.

Audience: K-12 Administrators, department chairpersons 
Hours/PDPs: 42 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: NRC member districts: $1,399; Non-member districts: $1,499includes two texts and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $### that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first class session. 
Register by: August 24, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
ATSR is listed in the "Administration & Leadership" category of trainings. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday October 29, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga - MMHG member class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Palmer, NRC   781-878-6056 x118   kpalmer@nrcollab.org
   

MMHG member class
Dates: Mondays -- Sept.24, Oct.01, Oct.15, Oct.22, Oct.29, Nov.05, 2018  
Time:  4:15 - 5:15 PM 

Contact Karen Palmer to register.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday October 30, 2018 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SEI Administrator Endorsement Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

SEI Administrator Endorsement Course

Presenter: Boniesther Enquist, MATSOL Consultant 
Dates: Oct.02, Oct.16, Oct.30, Nov.20, Dec.10, 2018 
Time:  8:30 AM -- 11:30 AM 

Description: This course prepares Massachusetts school administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective reviewers and instructional leaders of educators who teach English language learners, so that our growing population of English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy. Participants must attend all 5 course sessions (incl. any make-up dates). 

Audience: Any administrator who is responsible for mentoring and/or evaluating teachers who work with English learners, and needs or wants to earn the Massachusetts SEI Endorsement. 

PDP/COA: 15 PDPs. Optional one (1) Graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University for a separate fee of $210 paid directly to the university at the first class meeting. 
Registration Fee: $319 NRC member districts. $359 Other districts. Includes instructional materials & coffee/tea. 
Payment must be received by NRC before your registration can be confirmed. 

Register by: September 14, 2018. Register by fax or email. Space is limited. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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objects_notepad.png 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM RETELL Fall 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday November 1, 2018 Go To Top
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Friday November 2, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Studying Skillful Teaching (SST): 
Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement
 
Presenter: Janice Burres 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Janice Burres, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Six dates throughout the school year: 
          2018: Nov.02, Nov.28, Dec.11, 2018.
          2019: Jan.09, Jan.28, and March.01, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-227801

Description: Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students. This reflective dialogue is an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among educators. 

Outcomes: While receiving an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to: 

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students' motivations to learn; 
  • Support students in developing a growth mindset; 
  • Design lessons that focus students on what learning is most important (objective) and what success looks like (criteria for success); 
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies; 
  • Collect, analyze, and use formative assessment data to inform timely decisions about what happens next for students' learning; and 
  • Strengthen cultural proficiency in instruction, curriculum, class climate, and school environment. 

Audience: K-12 Educators 
Hours/PDPs: 37.5 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: $899 NRC member districts: $949; Non-member districts; includes SST text and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $385 that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first session. 
Register by: October 5, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
SST is listed in the "Curriculum & Instruction" category of trainings. 

** Presenter: Janice Burres has worked in education as a classroom teacher and trainer and in the corporate world as a communication specialist for McKinsey, an international management consulting firm. She trained teachers throughout the U.S. in cooperative learning and writing across the curriculum and trained and coached consultants around the world on their writing, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. She is particularly interested in helping teachers work collaboratively. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday November 5, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Karen Palmer, NRC   781-878-6056 x118   kpalmer@nrcollab.org
   

MMHG member class
Dates: Mondays -- Sept.24, Oct.01, Oct.15, Oct.22, Oct.29, Nov.05, 2018  
Time:  4:15 - 5:15 PM 

Contact Karen Palmer to register.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Topic TBA

Wednesday November 7, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning
into Tier One Instruction

Presenter: Deni Howley, Ph.D., LICSW, BHI Coordinator, North River Collaborative
Dates: Begins Monday: Sept.17, 2018
            Continues Wednesdays: Sept.26, Oct.10, Oct.24, Nov.07, Nov.14 and Dec.05, 2018

Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session: 19-354701

Description: This course is designed for central office administrators, principals, and team leaders (grades K–8) to provide them with the knowledge and skills to lead their educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning (SEL) for all students. School leaders will establish a tiered system of behavioral intervention and support which is based on current research on child development and the impact of trauma on learning.  These school-wide systems will integrate instructional and behavioral strategies that improve academic and social-emotional outcomes for all students. Participants will learn how to improve educators’ ability to identify students’ social, emotional and behavioral needs, and will understand how social and emotional skills are integral to academic success.

The course explores the research on the impact of social and emotional learning on academic outcomes, and the role of engagement as a key factor in promoting social and emotional learning to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds including students with disabilities. Research indicates that students who do not have skill sets to build and maintain relationships, to regulate the behaviors that enable them to participate in the curriculum, and to be socially and self-aware, are unable to reach their academic potential (Elias, 2012).

Topics:

  • Introduction to social/emotional skills promoting positive behavior and academic success
  • Developing a multi-tiered system of response
  • Applying social emotional learning to curriculum frameworks
  • Exploring academic and non-academic measures for improving outcomes when working with traumatized children
  • Integrating effective skill development to ameliorate challenges of social and emotional disadvantages
  • Developing an integrated approach to SEL for students with disabilities
  • Building resilience and positive emotional development

Audience: Central Office Administrators, Building Principals, Team Leaders in Grades K-8.
The expectation is that participants will have a basic understanding about the importance of social emotional learning
in schools and a multi-tiered system of support. The course is designed to improve educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning for all students.

Hours/PDPs: 67.5 PDPs. Optional 3 Graduate Credits for additional fee. 
Registration fee: $ FREE funded through grant from MA-DESE. Participants will receive all texts and session materials in print or links to online resources.  

Register by: August 24, 2018. Space is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list. 
Register online through a special SurveyMonkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRC_IntegrateSEL_TierOneFY19

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday November 8, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday November 9, 2018 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday November 13, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Cancelled

Coaching High-Impact Teacher Teams: 
Four Steps to Improving Student Achievement
 
Presenter: Nancy Love 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Nancy Love, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Three face-to-face sessions followed by three webinars:
          November 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
          December 14, 2018 (Friday) 
          January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
          Webinar dates & times TBD (February - April)

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM for Face-to-face sessions
Session Number: 19-108201

Audience: Teams which may include: Coaches, Teacher Leaders, Facilitators of Teacher Teams, Professional Developers, and the Administrators who supervise these staff.  

Are your teacher teams spending their precious meeting time on the highest leverage
actions they can take to reach every student? 

Do they take timely and targeted action in response to student work?

Description: 
     High-impact teams build their collective expertise in the practices that matter most for student achievement: (1) they clarify the learning goals so students are crystal clear about what success looks like; (2) they plan for and infuse formative assessment practices throughout their instruction; (3) they analyze assessment results based on pre-established success criteria and identify specific errors in student thinking; and (4) they take timely, targeted action to provide feedback, reteach, and extend learning. In short, they use data frequently and in depth to make sure that each student succeeds.

     For decades, Research for Better Teaching (RBT) has been studying and learning about high-impact teacher teams, teams that improve student achievement – one meeting at a time. We know that building such teams is not easy. Team time is short; agendas are full. Coaches or teacher leaders don’t often have the time they need to research and plan team meetings. And the demand to meet the needs of diverse learners is pressing every day. But it is possible. And it is vital to our students’ success. When teachers gain collective confidence and skill in how to improve student achievement, they can quadruple the speed of learning, literally obliterating achievement gaps, according to John Hattie’s most recent research (www.corwin.com/visible learning, 2016).

OUTCOMES:  Coaching High-Impact Teacher Teams: Four Steps to Improving Student Achievement distills what high-impact teams do into a practical, four-step approach that coaches and team leaders can implement immediately with the teams with whom they work. Through the workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Increase the effectiveness of teacher teams by focusing on the highest leverage actions to improve teaching and learning
  • Build the foundation for collaboration, strengthening an adult professional culture for continuous learning
  • Plan team meetings that are differentiated based on student and team needs
  • Act as co-learner and partner, not necessarily as “the expert”
  • Facilitate team activities for learning about, taking action, and reflecting/assessing impact in a four-step improvement cycle:
    • Step 1: Clarify learning target and success criteria for students
    • Step 2: Infuse formative assessment in their daily practice
    • Step 3: Analyze formative assessment results
    • Step 4: Take timely, targeted F-I-R-M-E (Feedback, Investigation of student thinking, Reteaching, Moving on, and Extending learning) action

Hours/PDPs: 25 PDPs (19 hours F2F, plus 6 hours follow-up virtual/webinar coaching)   
Cost: $799 NRC member-district staff. $899 Other district staff. Includes $100 of instructional materials. 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 2 Graduate credits (45 PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $345 that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first class session. 

Register by: October 17, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
"Coaching Teams..." is listed in the "Administration & Leadership" category of trainings. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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    Contact: Ann Terrill   781-878-6056 x160   aterrill@nrcollab.org
   

Presenters: Ann Terrill, Transportation Department Coordinator, and others

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 
Audience: All Transportation Department Staff
Description: Fall & Early Winter Training Topics: Visual impairment, social/emotional disabilities, autism, multiple disabilitites, deaf & hard of hearing disability, other student behavioral problems, wheelchair security, child safety issues, evacuation of busses, parent/driver relationship (review), winter defensive driving, winter procedures, accident procedure (review), accident kit. Other topics TBD; may include first aid, driving laws. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
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Integrating Social and Emotional Learning
into Tier One Instruction

Presenter: Deni Howley, Ph.D., LICSW, BHI Coordinator, North River Collaborative
Dates: Begins Monday: Sept.17, 2018
            Continues Wednesdays: Sept.26, Oct.10, Oct.24, Nov.07, Nov.14 and Dec.05, 2018

Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session: 19-354701

Description: This course is designed for central office administrators, principals, and team leaders (grades K–8) to provide them with the knowledge and skills to lead their educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning (SEL) for all students. School leaders will establish a tiered system of behavioral intervention and support which is based on current research on child development and the impact of trauma on learning.  These school-wide systems will integrate instructional and behavioral strategies that improve academic and social-emotional outcomes for all students. Participants will learn how to improve educators’ ability to identify students’ social, emotional and behavioral needs, and will understand how social and emotional skills are integral to academic success.

The course explores the research on the impact of social and emotional learning on academic outcomes, and the role of engagement as a key factor in promoting social and emotional learning to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds including students with disabilities. Research indicates that students who do not have skill sets to build and maintain relationships, to regulate the behaviors that enable them to participate in the curriculum, and to be socially and self-aware, are unable to reach their academic potential (Elias, 2012).

Topics:

  • Introduction to social/emotional skills promoting positive behavior and academic success
  • Developing a multi-tiered system of response
  • Applying social emotional learning to curriculum frameworks
  • Exploring academic and non-academic measures for improving outcomes when working with traumatized children
  • Integrating effective skill development to ameliorate challenges of social and emotional disadvantages
  • Developing an integrated approach to SEL for students with disabilities
  • Building resilience and positive emotional development

Audience: Central Office Administrators, Building Principals, Team Leaders in Grades K-8.
The expectation is that participants will have a basic understanding about the importance of social emotional learning
in schools and a multi-tiered system of support. The course is designed to improve educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning for all students.

Hours/PDPs: 67.5 PDPs. Optional 3 Graduate Credits for additional fee. 
Registration fee: $ FREE funded through grant from MA-DESE. Participants will receive all texts and session materials in print or links to online resources.  

Register by: August 24, 2018. Space is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list. 
Register online through a special SurveyMonkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRC_IntegrateSEL_TierOneFY19

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday November 15, 2018 Go To Top
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Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR)
Presenter: Reena Freedman 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Reena Freedman., RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Seven dates throughout the school year (Thursdays)
          2018: Oct.04, Oct.25, Nov.15, Dec.13, 2018.
          2019: Jan.17, Feb.14, and March.21, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-102201

Description: Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) course helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the 42-hour ATSR course, participants examine and use both a common language and concept system about teaching to support any state framework. In addition, they develop skills for identifying and providing results-oriented reports and feedback based on observations and analysis of data from other sources including student achievement.

      This program is comprehensively redesigned to meet the requirements of the new teacher evaluation systems used in Massachusetts and other states. To apply the language and concepts to various states’ models, crosswalks have been developed for districts where RBT has already been working.

Outcomes: Practice exercises, video clips, case studies, collegial problem-solving, and fieldwork all
emphasize a range of instructional leadership skills to:

  • Name, explain, and document what expert instructors know and do in many performance
    areas from classroom management to planning standards-based lessons and assessments,
  • Communicate effectively about practices and decisions that impact student learning,
  • Provide standards-based feedback and collegial conferences about teaching practice to
    stimulate reflection and growth, and thereby support and sustain high-quality teaching,
  • Use multiple data sources to assess growth opportunities and help meet new requirements
    for teacher goal-setting and improvement planning.

ASTR also includes a site visit to participants working within a 90-mile radius of NRC.
Participants completing all course requirements will receive 67.5 PDPs, and optional graduate credit.

Audience: K-12 Administrators, department chairpersons 
Hours/PDPs: 42 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: NRC member districts: $1,399; Non-member districts: $1,499includes two texts and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $### that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first class session. 
Register by: August 24, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
ATSR is listed in the "Administration & Leadership" category of trainings. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday November 16, 2018 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
 
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    Contact: Liza Ahern     eahern@doe.mass.edu
   

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 
Tiered Monitoring System Training

Presenter: Liza Ahern, Office of Public School Monitoring, MA-DESE

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM  
Audience: School District Administrators 

Description: TBA. 
Registration: will be managed by DESE 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday November 20, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

SEI Administrator Endorsement Course

Presenter: Boniesther Enquist, MATSOL Consultant 
Dates: Oct.02, Oct.16, Oct.30, Nov.20, Dec.10, 2018 
Time:  8:30 AM -- 11:30 AM 

Description: This course prepares Massachusetts school administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective reviewers and instructional leaders of educators who teach English language learners, so that our growing population of English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy. Participants must attend all 5 course sessions (incl. any make-up dates). 

Audience: Any administrator who is responsible for mentoring and/or evaluating teachers who work with English learners, and needs or wants to earn the Massachusetts SEI Endorsement. 

PDP/COA: 15 PDPs. Optional one (1) Graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University for a separate fee of $210 paid directly to the university at the first class meeting. 
Registration Fee: $319 NRC member districts. $359 Other districts. Includes instructional materials & coffee/tea. 
Payment must be received by NRC before your registration can be confirmed. 

Register by: September 14, 2018. Register by fax or email. Space is limited. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday November 22, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

SEI Administrator Course

Presenter: Boniesther Enquist, MATSOL Consultant 
Dates: (Tuesdays): Sept.18, Oct.02, Oct.16, Oct.30, Nov.20, 2018 
Time:  8:30 AM -- 11:30 AM

Additional registration information To Be Added soon. 

HOLD for Make-up Days: Nov.27, Dec.10, Dec.18

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday November 28, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Studying Skillful Teaching (SST): 
Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement
 
Presenter: Janice Burres 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Janice Burres, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Six dates throughout the school year: 
          2018: Nov.02, Nov.28, Dec.11, 2018.
          2019: Jan.09, Jan.28, and March.01, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-227801

Description: Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students. This reflective dialogue is an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among educators. 

Outcomes: While receiving an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to: 

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students' motivations to learn; 
  • Support students in developing a growth mindset; 
  • Design lessons that focus students on what learning is most important (objective) and what success looks like (criteria for success); 
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies; 
  • Collect, analyze, and use formative assessment data to inform timely decisions about what happens next for students' learning; and 
  • Strengthen cultural proficiency in instruction, curriculum, class climate, and school environment. 

Audience: K-12 Educators 
Hours/PDPs: 37.5 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: $899 NRC member districts: $949; Non-member districts; includes SST text and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $385 that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first session. 
Register by: October 5, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
SST is listed in the "Curriculum & Instruction" category of trainings. 

** Presenter: Janice Burres has worked in education as a classroom teacher and trainer and in the corporate world as a communication specialist for McKinsey, an international management consulting firm. She trained teachers throughout the U.S. in cooperative learning and writing across the curriculum and trained and coached consultants around the world on their writing, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. She is particularly interested in helping teachers work collaboratively. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday December 3, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday December 4, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday December 5, 2018 Go To Top
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Integrating Social and Emotional Learning
into Tier One Instruction

Presenter: Deni Howley, Ph.D., LICSW, BHI Coordinator, North River Collaborative
Dates: Begins Monday: Sept.17, 2018
            Continues Wednesdays: Sept.26, Oct.10, Oct.24, Nov.07, Nov.14 and Dec.05, 2018

Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session: 19-354701

Description: This course is designed for central office administrators, principals, and team leaders (grades K–8) to provide them with the knowledge and skills to lead their educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning (SEL) for all students. School leaders will establish a tiered system of behavioral intervention and support which is based on current research on child development and the impact of trauma on learning.  These school-wide systems will integrate instructional and behavioral strategies that improve academic and social-emotional outcomes for all students. Participants will learn how to improve educators’ ability to identify students’ social, emotional and behavioral needs, and will understand how social and emotional skills are integral to academic success.

The course explores the research on the impact of social and emotional learning on academic outcomes, and the role of engagement as a key factor in promoting social and emotional learning to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds including students with disabilities. Research indicates that students who do not have skill sets to build and maintain relationships, to regulate the behaviors that enable them to participate in the curriculum, and to be socially and self-aware, are unable to reach their academic potential (Elias, 2012).

Topics:

  • Introduction to social/emotional skills promoting positive behavior and academic success
  • Developing a multi-tiered system of response
  • Applying social emotional learning to curriculum frameworks
  • Exploring academic and non-academic measures for improving outcomes when working with traumatized children
  • Integrating effective skill development to ameliorate challenges of social and emotional disadvantages
  • Developing an integrated approach to SEL for students with disabilities
  • Building resilience and positive emotional development

Audience: Central Office Administrators, Building Principals, Team Leaders in Grades K-8.
The expectation is that participants will have a basic understanding about the importance of social emotional learning
in schools and a multi-tiered system of support. The course is designed to improve educators’ professional practice in integrating a universal approach to social emotional learning for all students.

Hours/PDPs: 67.5 PDPs. Optional 3 Graduate Credits for additional fee. 
Registration fee: $ FREE funded through grant from MA-DESE. Participants will receive all texts and session materials in print or links to online resources.  

Register by: August 24, 2018. Space is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list. 
Register online through a special SurveyMonkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRC_IntegrateSEL_TierOneFY19

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday December 6, 2018 Go To Top
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Restructuring RtI to Reach All Learners 
Creating a Response-to-Intervention (RtI) System that Results in Real Reading Results

Presenter: Carrie Thurston, M.Ed.**, CSS Consulting

Date: December 6 & December 7, 2018 (Thurs/Friday)
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Presenter: Carrie Thurston, M.Ed.,** CSS Consulting (Maine) 
Hours/PDPs: 12 PDPs
Session#: 19-147801 

Description:  This two-day leadership seminar prepares district and school leadership teams to understand reading research as it translates to classroom and school based practices.  Moving beyond the theory with structures and strategies that can be immediately implemented. The seminar is designed to train the trainer so that participants are able to follow the CSS methodology to attain significant increase in literacy achievement, students meeting growth targets and reductions in referrals to special education. 

Participants will: 
  • Establish specific data analysis standards that correlate to research; 
  • Understand structure and implementation techniques for targeted high impact learning; 
  • Develop an increased understanding of the challenging learner; 
  • Design district/school specific interventions for struggling learners; 
  • Receive intervention curriculum targeting at-risk learners; 
  • Develop a district/school specific roadmap to achieve individual targeted literacy goal; and
  • Receive customized data structures via the CSS model. 
Audience: Grades Pre-K-3 Administrator & Teacher Teams from Schools/Districts  
Register by: Thursday, November 15, 2018 online through your district’s SmartPD link, OR at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/, OR by fax using the form available on the NRC-PD webpage. 
Registration Fee: $449 NRC member-district staff. $499 Non-member district staff. Includes morning coffee/tea and training materials. 

** Presenter: Carrie Thurston, M.Ed.CSS Consulting (Maine). With over 25 years in education as a classroom teacher, special educator, and Director of Pupil Services, Carrie Thurston is well known for her ability to engage the most challenging learner. After years working in this capacity she found herself raising a child with unique needs. It is these experiences that cultivated the determination to create school structures that reach all learners by supporting the teachers who serve them. Carrie has designed a model of RtI Restructure which has resulted in remarkable literacy outcomes for schools, typically with 90% of students reaching literacy proficiency and growth standards within one year. Currently, she partners with schools throughout southern and coastal Maine as well as Massachusetts (e.g., Mashpee, Wareham). 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday December 7, 2018 Go To Top
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Restructuring RtI to Reach All Learners 
Creating a Response-to-Intervention (RtI) System that Results in Real Reading Results

Presenter: Carrie Thurston, M.Ed.**, CSS Consulting

Date: December 6 & December 7, 2018 (Thurs/Friday)
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Presenter: Carrie Thurston, M.Ed.,** CSS Consulting (Maine) 
Hours/PDPs: 12 PDPs
Session#: 19-147801 

Description:  This two-day leadership seminar prepares district and school leadership teams to understand reading research as it translates to classroom and school based practices.  Moving beyond the theory with structures and strategies that can be immediately implemented. The seminar is designed to train the trainer so that participants are able to follow the CSS methodology to attain significant increase in literacy achievement, students meeting growth targets and reductions in referrals to special education. 

Participants will: 
  • Establish specific data analysis standards that correlate to research; 
  • Understand structure and implementation techniques for targeted high impact learning; 
  • Develop an increased understanding of the challenging learner; 
  • Design district/school specific interventions for struggling learners; 
  • Receive intervention curriculum targeting at-risk learners; 
  • Develop a district/school specific roadmap to achieve individual targeted literacy goal; and
  • Receive customized data structures via the CSS model. 
Audience: Grades Pre-K-3 Administrator/Teacher Teams from Schools/Districts  
Register by: Thursday, November 15, 2018 online through your district’s SmartPD link, OR at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/, OR by fax using the form available on the NRC-PD webpage. 
Registration Fee: $449 NRC member-district staff. $499 Non-member district staff. Includes morning coffee/tea and training materials. 

** Presenter: Carrie Thurston, M.Ed.CSS Consulting (Maine). With over 25 years in education as a classroom teacher, special educator, and Director of Pupil Services, Carrie Thurston is well known for her ability to engage the most challenging learner. After years working in this capacity she found herself raising a child with unique needs. It is these experiences that cultivated the determination to create school structures that reach all learners by supporting the teachers who serve them. Carrie has designed a model of RtI Restructure which has resulted in remarkable literacy outcomes for schools, typically with 90% of students reaching literacy proficiency and growth standards within one year. Currently, she partners with schools throughout southern and coastal Maine as well as Massachusetts (e.g., Mashpee, Wareham). 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday December 10, 2018 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SEI Administrator Endorsement Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

SEI Administrator Endorsement Course

Presenter: Boniesther Enquist, MATSOL Consultant 
Dates: Oct.02, Oct.16, Oct.30, Nov.20, Dec.10, 2018 
Time:  8:30 AM -- 11:30 AM 

Description: This course prepares Massachusetts school administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective reviewers and instructional leaders of educators who teach English language learners, so that our growing population of English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy. Participants must attend all 5 course sessions (incl. any make-up dates). 

Audience: Any administrator who is responsible for mentoring and/or evaluating teachers who work with English learners, and needs or wants to earn the Massachusetts SEI Endorsement. 

PDP/COA: 15 PDPs. Optional one (1) Graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University for a separate fee of $210 paid directly to the university at the first class meeting. 
Registration Fee: $319 NRC member districts. $359 Other districts. Includes instructional materials & coffee/tea. 
Payment must be received by NRC before your registration can be confirmed. 

Register by: September 14, 2018. Register by fax or email. Space is limited. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday December 11, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Studying Skillful Teaching (SST): 
Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement
 
Presenter: Janice Burres 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Janice Burres, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Six dates throughout the school year: 
          2018: Nov.02, Nov.28, Dec.11, 2018.
          2019: Jan.09, Jan.28, and March.01, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-227801

Description: Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students. This reflective dialogue is an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among educators. 

Outcomes: While receiving an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to: 

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students' motivations to learn; 
  • Support students in developing a growth mindset; 
  • Design lessons that focus students on what learning is most important (objective) and what success looks like (criteria for success); 
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies; 
  • Collect, analyze, and use formative assessment data to inform timely decisions about what happens next for students' learning; and 
  • Strengthen cultural proficiency in instruction, curriculum, class climate, and school environment. 

Audience: K-12 Educators 
Hours/PDPs: 37.5 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: $899 NRC member districts: $949; Non-member districts; includes SST text and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $385 that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first session. 
Register by: October 5, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
SST is listed in the "Curriculum & Instruction" category of trainings. 

** Presenter: Janice Burres has worked in education as a classroom teacher and trainer and in the corporate world as a communication specialist for McKinsey, an international management consulting firm. She trained teachers throughout the U.S. in cooperative learning and writing across the curriculum and trained and coached consultants around the world on their writing, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. She is particularly interested in helping teachers work collaboratively. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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objects_notepad.png 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM RETELL Fall 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday December 12, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Liza Ahern     eahern@doe.mass.edu
   

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 
Tiered Monitoring System Training

Presenter: Liza Ahern, Office of Public School Monitoring, MA-DESE

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM  
Audience: School District Administrators 

Description: TBA. 
Registration: will be managed by DESE 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday December 13, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR)
Presenter: Reena Freedman 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Reena Freedman., RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Seven dates throughout the school year (Thursdays)
          2018: Oct.04, Oct.25, Nov.15, Dec.13, 2018.
          2019: Jan.17, Feb.14, and March.21, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-102201

Description: Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) course helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the 42-hour ATSR course, participants examine and use both a common language and concept system about teaching to support any state framework. In addition, they develop skills for identifying and providing results-oriented reports and feedback based on observations and analysis of data from other sources including student achievement. This program is comprehensively redesigned to meet the requirements of the new teacher evaluation systems used in Massachusetts and other states. To apply the language and concepts to various states’ models, crosswalks have been developed for districts where RBT has already been working.

See October 2018 dates for the full description of this course.  

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Topic TBA

 
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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
 
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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
 
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday December 14, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
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Coaching High-Impact Teacher Teams: 
Four Steps to Improving Student Achievement
 
Presenter: Nancy Love 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Nancy Love, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Three face-to-face sessions followed by three webinars:
          November 13, 2018 (Tuesday) - See for full description of the course
          December 14, 2018 (Friday) 
          January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
          Webinar dates & times TBD (February - April)

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM for Face-to-face sessions
Session Number: 19-108201

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
Tuesday December 18, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

SEI Administrator Course

Presenter: Boniesther Enquist, MATSOL Consultant 
Dates: Oct.02, Oct.16, Oct.30, Nov.20, Dec.10, 2018 
Time:  8:30 AM -- 11:30 AM

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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objects_notepad.png 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM RETELL Fall 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
objects_notepad.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM RETELL Fall 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM RETELL Fall 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
objects_notepad.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM RETELL Fall 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Dec.05, Dec.12, 2018; Jan.08, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday December 20, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

SEI Administrator Course

Presenter: Boniesther Enquist, MATSOL Consultant 
Dates: Oct.02, Oct.16, Oct.30, Nov.20, Dec.10, 2018 
Time:  8:30 AM -- 11:30 AM

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday January 8, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

DESE Regional Special Education Directors Meeting 

Requested by DESE.
Tentative Dates (Tuesday): October 23, 2018. January 8, 2019.  April 9, 2019.
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  

Audience: Special Education Directors in Southeastern Massachusetts from school districts, vocational technical schools, and collaboratives

Presenters: TBD 

Agenda: TBD

Registration link for each session will be provided: TBD 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Jan.08, Jan.15, Jan.22, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday January 9, 2019 Go To Top
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Studying Skillful Teaching (SST): 
Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement
 
Presenter: Janice Burres 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Janice Burres, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Six dates throughout the school year: 
          2018: Nov.02, Nov.28, Dec.11, 2018.
          2019: Jan.09, Jan.28, and March.01, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-227801

Description: Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students. This reflective dialogue is an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among educators. 

Outcomes: While receiving an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to: 

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students' motivations to learn; 
  • Support students in developing a growth mindset; 
  • Design lessons that focus students on what learning is most important (objective) and what success looks like (criteria for success); 
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies; 
  • Collect, analyze, and use formative assessment data to inform timely decisions about what happens next for students' learning; and 
  • Strengthen cultural proficiency in instruction, curriculum, class climate, and school environment. 

Audience: K-12 Educators 
Hours/PDPs: 37.5 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: $899 NRC member districts: $949; Non-member districts; includes SST text and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $385 that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first session. 
Register by: October 5, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
SST is listed in the "Curriculum & Instruction" category of trainings. 

** Presenter: Janice Burres has worked in education as a classroom teacher and trainer and in the corporate world as a communication specialist for McKinsey, an international management consulting firm. She trained teachers throughout the U.S. in cooperative learning and writing across the curriculum and trained and coached consultants around the world on their writing, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. She is particularly interested in helping teachers work collaboratively. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday January 10, 2019 Go To Top
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HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday January 11, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

SEI Administrator Course

Presenter: Boniesther Enquist, MATSOL Consultant 
Dates: Oct.02, Oct.16, Oct.30, Nov.20, Dec.10, 2018 
Time:  8:30 AM -- 11:30 AM

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday January 15, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Jan.08, Jan.15, Jan.22, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
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Cancelled
Coaching High-Impact Teacher Teams: 
Four Steps to Improving Student Achievement
 
Presenter: Nancy Love 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Nancy Love, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Three face-to-face sessions followed by three webinars:
          November 13, 2018 (Tuesday) - See for full description of the course
          December 14, 2018 (Friday) 
          January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
          Webinar dates & times TBD (February - April)

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM for Face-to-face sessions
Session Number: 19-108201

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday January 17, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR)
Presenter: Reena Freedman 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Reena Freedman., RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Seven dates throughout the school year (Thursdays)
          2018: Oct.04, Oct.25, Nov.15, Dec.13, 2018.
          2019: Jan.17, Feb.14, and March.21, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-102201

Description: Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) course helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the 42-hour ATSR course, participants examine and use both a common language and concept system about teaching to support any state framework. In addition, they develop skills for identifying and providing results-oriented reports and feedback based on observations and analysis of data from other sources including student achievement. This program is comprehensively redesigned to meet the requirements of the new teacher evaluation systems used in Massachusetts and other states. To apply the language and concepts to various states’ models, crosswalks have been developed for districts where RBT has already been working.

See October 2018 dates for the full description of this course.  

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

RETELL - SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

North River Collaborative (NRC), in partnership with MATSOL, is pleased to offer the 
SEI Teacher Endorsement Course. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators.

Presenter: Grainne Coen, M.Ed.  
Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 
Dates: Face-to-face, online, and capstone sessions in Fall 2018 (September to December) 

  • 12 Face-to-face Class Sessions: Tuesday afternoons (4:00-7:00 PM) - full attendance is mandatory:
    Sept.18, Sept.25, Oct.02, Oct.09, Oct.16, Oct.23, Oct.30, Nov.13, Nov.20, Nov.27, Dec.04, Dec.11, 2018
  • Online Sessions: Eight sessions TBA 
  • Capstone Sessions: (Tues/Wed) Participants will attend one 2-hour session:
    Dec.18 (4-6 PM); Dec.18 (6-8PM); Dec.19 (4-6PM); Dec.19 (6-8PM), 2018
  • Make-up Sessions: Only used in case of class cancellation (4:00-7:00 PM) 
    Jan.08, Jan.15, Jan.22, 2019

Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

See information listed on Sept.18 or Sept.25 for the full course description and registration information.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday January 23, 2019 Go To Top
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HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday January 24, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday January 25, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday January 28, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Studying Skillful Teaching (SST): 
Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement
 
Presenter: Janice Burres 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Janice Burres, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Six dates throughout the school year: 
          2018: Nov.02, Nov.28, Dec.11, 2018.
          2019: Jan.09, Jan.28, and March.01, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-227801

Description: Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students. This reflective dialogue is an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among educators. 

Outcomes: While receiving an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to: 

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students' motivations to learn; 
  • Support students in developing a growth mindset; 
  • Design lessons that focus students on what learning is most important (objective) and what success looks like (criteria for success); 
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies; 
  • Collect, analyze, and use formative assessment data to inform timely decisions about what happens next for students' learning; and 
  • Strengthen cultural proficiency in instruction, curriculum, class climate, and school environment. 

Audience: K-12 Educators 
Hours/PDPs: 37.5 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: $899 NRC member districts: $949; Non-member districts; includes SST text and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $385 that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first session. 
Register by: October 5, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
SST is listed in the "Curriculum & Instruction" category of trainings. 

** Presenter: Janice Burres has worked in education as a classroom teacher and trainer and in the corporate world as a communication specialist for McKinsey, an international management consulting firm. She trained teachers throughout the U.S. in cooperative learning and writing across the curriculum and trained and coached consultants around the world on their writing, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. She is particularly interested in helping teachers work collaboratively. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday January 31, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday February 1, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday February 5, 2019 Go To Top
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Topic TBA

Wednesday February 6, 2019 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday February 7, 2019 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday February 8, 2019 Go To Top
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HOLD. Date for ELL PD workshop

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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
Tuesday February 12, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Ann Terrill   781-878-6056 x160   aterrill@nrcollab.org
   

Presenters: Ann Terrill, Transportation Department Coordinator, and others

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 
Audience: All Transportation Department Staff
Description: Winter Training Topicschild safety issues, parent/driver relationship, winter defensive driving, winter procedures, bus evacuation, accident procedure (review), accident kit, first aid. Other topics TBD; may include first aid.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday February 14, 2019 Go To Top
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Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR)
Presenter: Reena Freedman 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Reena Freedman., RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Seven dates throughout the school year (Thursdays)
          2018: Oct.04, Oct.25, Nov.15, Dec.13, 2018.
          2019: Jan.17, Feb.14, and March.21, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-102201

Description: Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) course helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the 42-hour ATSR course, participants examine and use both a common language and concept system about teaching to support any state framework. In addition, they develop skills for identifying and providing results-oriented reports and feedback based on observations and analysis of data from other sources including student achievement. This program is comprehensively redesigned to meet the requirements of the new teacher evaluation systems used in Massachusetts and other states. To apply the language and concepts to various states’ models, crosswalks have been developed for districts where RBT has already been working.

See October 2018 dates for the full description of this course.  

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday February 15, 2019 Go To Top
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Monday February 18, 2019 Go To Top
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Tuesday February 19, 2019 Go To Top
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Friday March 1, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   
Studying Skillful Teaching (SST): 
Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement
 
Presenter: Janice Burres 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Janice Burres, RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Six dates throughout the school year: 
          2018: Nov.02, Nov.28, Dec.11, 2018.
          2019: Jan.09, Jan.28, and March.01, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-227801

Description: Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students. This reflective dialogue is an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among educators. 

Outcomes: While receiving an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to: 

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students' motivations to learn; 
  • Support students in developing a growth mindset; 
  • Design lessons that focus students on what learning is most important (objective) and what success looks like (criteria for success); 
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies; 
  • Collect, analyze, and use formative assessment data to inform timely decisions about what happens next for students' learning; and 
  • Strengthen cultural proficiency in instruction, curriculum, class climate, and school environment. 

Audience: K-12 Educators 
Hours/PDPs: 37.5 hours; 67.5 PDPs 
Cost: $899 NRC member districts: $949; Non-member districts; includes SST text and substantial instructional materials (binder). 
Graduate credit: This course may be taken for 3 Graduate credits (67.5 PDPs) through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $385 that is paid to "Fitchburg State University" at the first session. 
Register by: October 5, 2018. 

Register online through your district's SmartPD link, or NRC's SmartPD Registration link at: https://app.smartedu.net/nrc/pd/.
SST is listed in the "Curriculum & Instruction" category of trainings. 

** Presenter: Janice Burres has worked in education as a classroom teacher and trainer and in the corporate world as a communication specialist for McKinsey, an international management consulting firm. She trained teachers throughout the U.S. in cooperative learning and writing across the curriculum and trained and coached consultants around the world on their writing, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. She is particularly interested in helping teachers work collaboratively. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday March 5, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday March 6, 2019 Go To Top
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Taking Your IEP Goals to a New Level

Presented by: Carol Kosnitsky, Cristia Lesher Associates

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM 
Session: 19-294401

Description: Assuming staff have a solid understanding of all IEP components, this one-day training will provide a focused look at writing measurable and relevant IEP goals. Based on each goal, participants will explore how to select and use objectives or benchmarks to assist in describing anticipated progress over the course of the IEP cycle. Particular attention will be paid to creating effective and efficient progress monitoring plans. 

Using a series of IEP rubrics, participants will examine their own students' IEPs and leave with a tool to guide their work. 
Each participant must bring an IEP to work on during the training. 

Audience: K-12 Special Educators & Administrators

PDP/COA: 6 hours. 
Registration Fee: $199 NRC member districts. $229 Other districts. 
Register by: February 13, 2019. Register online through your school district’s SmartPD link to the Collaborative offerings, through NRC’s SmartPD at www.northrivercollaborative.org on the PD webpage, or by fax or email.

About the Presenter: Carol Kosnitsky is the nationally recognized and popular author of "IEP Goals That Make a Difference: An Administrator's Guide to Improving the Process" (2008, LRP Publications), which is widely used by administrators and teachers. As a distinguished special education consultant with more than 35 years in the field, Carol provides consultation and professional development across the United States. 
     Carol's work focuses on improving outcomes for students with disabilities through increased access to the general education curriculum. She is partiicularly sought after for training and consulting regarding: the development of relevant and measurable IEPs, aligning of IEPs with the Common Core,  co-teaching, transition, and the collaboration between general and special education as the means for improving education for all students. Carol Kosnitsky is a consultant with Cristia Lesher Associates
    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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Topic TBA

 
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday March 7, 2019 Go To Top
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HOLD Tentative ATSR snowdate
Save for snow make-up date if needed.
 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
 
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    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
Friday March 8, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Topic TBA

 
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    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
 
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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Tuesday March 12, 2019 Go To Top
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HOLD Tentative SST
Save for snow make-up date if needed.
 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday March 15, 2019 Go To Top
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Thursday March 21, 2019 Go To Top
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Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR)
Presenter: Reena Freedman 
Research for Better Teaching (RBT)

Presenter: Reena Freedman., RBT: Research for Better Teaching
Dates: Seven dates throughout the school year (Thursdays)
          2018: Oct.04, Oct.25, Nov.15, Dec.13, 2018.
          2019: Jan.17, Feb.14, and March.21, 2019.
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Number: 19-102201

Description: Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) course helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the 42-hour ATSR course, participants examine and use both a common language and concept system about teaching to support any state framework. In addition, they develop skills for identifying and providing results-oriented reports and feedback based on observations and analysis of data from other sources including student achievement. This program is comprehensively redesigned to meet the requirements of the new teacher evaluation systems used in Massachusetts and other states. To apply the language and concepts to various states’ models, crosswalks have been developed for districts where RBT has already been working.

See October 2018 dates for the full description of this course.  

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
holiday_balloons.png 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM VIP After School Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday March 26, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday March 27, 2019 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday March 28, 2019 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
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    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday March 29, 2019 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday April 1, 2019 Go To Top
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    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday April 2, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM MCAS Gr3-8 Math Apr2-May24 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday April 3, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM MCAS Gr3-8 STE Apr3-May24 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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Tuesday April 9, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM DESE Regional Special Education Directors Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

DESE Regional Special Education Directors Meeting 

Requested by DESE.
Tentative Dates (Tuesday): October 23, 2018. January 8, 2019.  April 9, 2019.
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  

Audience: Special Education Directors in Southeastern Massachusetts from school districts, vocational technical schools, and collaboratives

Presenters: TBD 

Agenda: TBD

Registration link for each session will be provided: TBD 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday April 11, 2019 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 8:30 AM  -  3:30 PM HOLD Tentative ATSR snowdate-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

HOLD Tentative ATSR snowdate
Save for snow make-up date if needed.
 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Sunday April 14, 2019 Go To Top
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Monday April 15, 2019 Go To Top
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Tuesday April 16, 2019 Go To Top
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Thursday April 18, 2019 Go To Top
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Thursday April 25, 2019 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LC half-day PD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah White   781-878-6056 x102   dwhite@nrcollab.org
   

Topic TBA

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holiday_balloons.png 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM VIP After School Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MCAS Gr3-8 ELA Apr1-May3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday May 6, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM MCAS Gr3-8 STE Apr3-May24 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MCAS Gr3-8 Math Apr2-May24 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday May 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM SPED Directors Advisory Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Curriculum Directors Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
Friday May 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Board of Directors Meeting (tentative) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
Tuesday May 14, 2019 Go To Top
trans_bus.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NRC Transportation Staff Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Terrill   781-878-6056 x160   aterrill@nrcollab.org
   

Presenters: Ann Terrill, Transportation Department Coordinator, and others

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 
Audience: All Transportation Department Staff
Description: Spring Training Topics: Update and review of NRC Transportation Manual and Handbook, field trips, van pre-trip inspection, cleanliness, sick student procedures, student behavioral issues, emergency evacuation, end-of-year procedures, summer work, new school year. Other topics TBD. 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday May 16, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_balloons.png 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM VIP After School Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanne Stenbuck     joanne.stenbuck@comcast.net
   

Reserved by Jo Anne Stenbuck

Set-up in NRCC

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MCAS Gr10 Math-1 computer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday May 22, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MCAS Gr10 Math-2 computer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Thursday May 23, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MCAS Gr10 Math-1-alt computer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
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Friday May 24, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MCAS Gr10 Math-2-alt computer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Monday May 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none Holiday. Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM MCAS STE-1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
objects_pencil.png 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MCAS STE-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

 

 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
 
holiday_balloons.png 8:00 AM  -  3:00 PM North River School Graduation Ceremony & Luncheon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Crehan   781-871-8320   mcrehan@nrcollab.org
   

Tentative date for NRS 2019 Graduation Ceremony: June 5, 2019
Details will be added during the Spring 2019.

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland MA 02370
Friday June 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Board of Directors Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: North River Administrative Offices, 198 Spring Street, Rockland
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