The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s Division of Training & Professional Learning is proud to partner with Engaging Schools to offer their four-day Engaged Classrooms Institute to our members for FREE.
“Where change is concerned, the teacher is clearly the key.” Teachers are first in line to support the adolescents in their care and navigate the daily challenge of teaching students who come to school with different profiles, passions, problems, and a range of adolescent behaviors and energy. This four-day institute prepares teachers to create classrooms where students feel safe, cared for and challenged to think, create and perform.
The program will be led by Jayne Ogata, an Engaging Schools instructor who is working with staff of the Fuller Middle School in Framingham on a whole-school restorative practices implementation, with the help of an NEA Great Public Schools grant.  This Institute is designed for early-career and experienced teachers in grades 7 through 12, instructional coaches and department heads responsible for supporting teacher growth and development; and assistant principals.
Participating educators will develop and improve upon the following understandings, strategies and structures:
·         Strong and Caring Teacher Presence
·         Personalized Relationships
·         Instructional Organization
·         Engaging and Rigorous Learning Protocols
·         Unit Planning Structures
·         Academic and Behavioral Supports and Interventions
·         Restorative and Accountable Discipline
·         Collegial Collaboration
Participants will receive two free publications from Engaging Schools, and create multiple products that could be entered as evidence for evaluation purposes.
Participants may earn up to 28 PDPs for free or 2 Graduate Credits from Fitchburg State University for $245 (Payable to FSU. Enrollment materials will be available at the first session.) 
Space for this MTA 4-Day Institute is limited. Therefore, we ask all registrants to thoughtfully commit themselves to their attendance or to cancel their registration so the space can be given to another member.
For more information, see http://engagingschools.org/services/engaged-classrooms/, or contact Dan Callahan, TPL Specialist, dcallahan@massteacher.org.

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