Innovative Professional Development Project

May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Museum of Science - Educator Resource Center
1 Science Park
MA 02114

Do you want to transform program quality through an innovative professional development project?  Are you thinking about the next step in your career? Do you have a professional development project or idea you’ve always wanted to implement in your program or community?

This course will guide participants in the creation of a professional development project that will impact the quality of early childhood programs. This project could be a workshop, CEU course, conference proposal or presentation. Participants will be asked to come prepared with a focus area for their project and willingness to commit some time outside of the course hours to work on their project. Participants will earn 5 EEC training hours.

Project topics that people have done in the past include: writing a CEU, creating a new staff orientation, developing a training on a particular topic, writing an article for an education journal

LocationThis workshop will take place in the Museum of Science’s Educator Resource Center. This is accessible by the T and parking will be validated (free) in the Museum of Science’s parking garage.

Instructor:  Susan MacDonald is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, a consultancy focused on empowering educational leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each child, parent and teacher.  Susan has been developing and delivering inspirational courses and workshops for over 25 years. Her background includes director of a Reggio inspired preschool program, adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Wheelock College and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing supervisor. Susan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design, professional coach certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and the Minds at Work, Immunity to Change program Susan is the current president of Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network and past vice president of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children. Susan is the author of Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality, published by Gryphon House in 2016.
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