College Credit & HiSET

2019 Masters of Education in
Curriculum & Teaching

Curriculum Design and Development

Instructor: Elliott Bennett, MS.Ed.

3 Graduate Credits or Non-credit, 12.5 PDPs
Island Course

This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed when designing and implementing a curriculum and assessments associated with the candidate’s school setting. Emphasis is placed on learning the theory behind curriculum design, developing a knowledge base of various curricula designs and how to systematically plan and inclusive curriculum that can engage all learners. Teacher candidates will plan effective, rigorous standard based curriculum, and make decisions regarding their teaching using student learning benchmarks. They will make insightful decisions regarding teaching and learning using formative and summative assessments that align with their curriculum. Students will utilize the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards and will be able to integrate them into their curriculum and classrooms regularly.

About the instructor: Elliott Bennett is a former Assistant Principal of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School [MVRHS] where she oversaw five academic departments and helped teachers to identify best practices and implementation. She is also former Head of the Science Department at the MVRHS and Advanced Placement Biology Reader for College Board in Princeton, NJ.

Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | Classes end week of Aug 5
Time:  4:00-8:00pm
Location: Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority Conference Room, Airport Business Park

Total Fee for Graduate Credit: $1017 ($662 due ACE MV |  $355 due FSU*)
Total Fee for Non-Credit/12.5 PDPs: $295 (due ACE MV only)

*Credit students: Please note that you must register for each class with both ACE MV via Fundly/NonProfitEasy and FSU through Web4

If you have any trouble registering, please contact Jeni at jeni@acemv.org

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.
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Dynamic Perspectives in Education 

3 Graduate Credits
Online course for ACE MV/FSU M.Ed students only

Instructor: Patricia Smith, Visiting Associate Professor

This course brings together candidates across programs to examine issues facing educators today. Focal points will include curricular and instructional decisions, legislative mandates, diversity and special education. Examining personal biases and clarifying individual perspectives to develop professional empathy will be an integral part of the course.

This course asks students to analyze the philosophical underpinnings of the common issues that affect the instructional practices of teachers and the decisions made by the instructional leaders. This course focuses on relevant topics that are currently shaping education today. In doing so, candidates will identify and analyze the effect of these issues on the stakeholders and the eventual outcome of the interplay between instructional practices and instructional leadership.

*Credit students: Please note that you must register for each class with both ACE MV via Fundly/NonProfitEasy and FSU through Web4

If you have any trouble registering, please contact Jeni at jeni@acemv.org

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.
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Topics: Studying Teaching and Learning

3 Graduate Credits or Non-credit, 12.5 PDPs
Island Course

Instructor: Lynn Ditchfield

Through individualized and collaborative projects, readings, presentations, journals and experiential learning, candidates will examine critical pedagogy. Candidates relate theory to practice and community connection using the expressive arts and creative learning strategies with 21st century skills for inclusion, cultural competency, and engagement aligning with academic content. Final “process projects” are practical and individualized according to each candidate’s goals and content area. Options include: multi-media portfolio presentation, lesson plans, international travel design and exchange, an article for a professional journal, or a grant proposal design. This course is especially appropriate for all pre-K to 12 educators, candidates of the M.Ed. Program, people exploring a new career direction, and may also be applied to other fields of science, mental health, healthcare and humanities.

8 Thursdays and 2 Saturdays, April 25 – June 15

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HiSET EXAM PREP and Adult Basic Education

Instructors: Erin Simmons and Robert Ribeiro
Adviser: Sidney Morris

Get yourself on a track toward a career and more fulfilling employment! This program prepares adults to make a successful transition from postsecondary programs and begin careers in high-demand fields. Prepare yourself for taking the HiSET Examination and/or develop the communication skills to advance toward a career. Diagnostic testing for each student to measure proficiency in five subject areas: reading, writing, math, science, and history. “Flipped classroom” design and rolling admissions individualizes your learning experience through computer-based tutoring. Free mentorships available. Scholarships available.

10 Thursdays, 6:10-8:10pm
Fall 2019 semester classes begin first week in October. Please call to be put on the waitlist: 508-693-9222
Note: Classes will not be held during MV Public School Vacations
Location: MV Boys and Girls Club
Fee: $200