WPS has partnered with The Education Collaborative (TEC) to offer three online, self-paced courses at no cost to Wellesley educators. To register, please follow the directions linked here. You will need to request the Enrollment Key from the Director of Professional Development to bypass the paywall.
Strategies to Enhance Instruction for ELLs in the Classroom
This course can be used to satisfy the minimum 15 PDPs related to training in SEI or English as a Second Language by the Massachusetts License Renewal Requirements for a Professional License. [syllabus]
Engaging All Students with Differentiated Instruction
This course can satisfy the minimum 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles by the Massachusetts License Renewal Requirements for a Professional License. [syllabus]
Connecting Behavioral Health and Social-Emotional Learning to Success in School
This course will address the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mandates, stating that public school districts must provide staff members with professional development on bullying prevention and intervention and suicide awareness and prevention to comply with legislation passed in 2010. [syllabus]
Educator Designed PD
Ten PDPs may be awarded for activities representing at least 10 hours of sessions/workshops on the same or similar topic and result in a final product that would assess learning, such as developing a school-based activity or curriculum or publishing written material.
Fifteen PDPs may be awarded for curriculum development that is published or formally shared within the district.
Please submit the appropriate form in PowerSchool PL under the External Credit Request tab to request PDPs for self-directed learning. Alternatively, a Department Head, Director, or Principal may submit a PD Proposal Form to the Director of Professional Development for school- or department-based professional learning. Proposals are accepted at any time during the school year.