Catholic Educators Collaborative at Stonehill College Professional Development Series

Each year, the CECSC presents innovative programs on relevant educational topics. The workshop series also provides opportunities for networking among the schools and with Stonehill College.

Workshop Fees

  • $100.00 for all three workshops
  • $40.00 for an individual workshop
  • Appetizers and dinner are included
  • Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance

2015-2016 Workshops

Workshop 1 - October 22, 2015

“Accepting the Challenge: Practical and Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety”

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
  • Martin Institute for Law & Society, Stonehill College
  • 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Dinner included

Jessica Minahan, Boston University

Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to schools worldwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is an adjunct professor at Boston University, a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and the author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

 

Workshop 2 - Tuesday, December 8, 2015

“Assessing Student Learning: Reducing Anxiety While Working Backward from Goals”

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • Martin Institute for Law & Society, Stonehill College
  • 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Dinner included

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Dr. Corinne Merritt, Emmanuel College

Dr. Corinne MerrittImmersed in Catholic school culture as a student, teacher and administrator, my research has been in discovering the capacity of urban catholic high schools to meet the academic, emotional, social and spiritual needs of disadvantaged females. Having worked for over 35 years in Catholic schools in both the Archdiocese of Boston and the Fall River Diocese, Dr. Merritt also was on the Education faculty at Emmanuel College, preparing both teachers and administrators.  She is currently Vice Principal of Academic Affairs at the newly founded Coyle & Cassidy High School and Middle School in Taunton, MA.

 

Workshop 3 - Tuesday March 22, 2016

“Best Practices in Curriculum Design: Integrating Technology”

  • Tuesday March 22, 2016
  • Martin Institute for Law & Society, Stonehill College
  • 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Dinner included

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Lori Cooney, University of Massachusetts Boston

Lori CooneyThis workshop will share best practices in integrating technology into all aspects of education.  It will address current research and trends in technology planning, online learning and the preferred technology practices of today's students.


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