Ten Strategies for Student Independence
Instructor: Suzanne Alberich
Designed to give teachers ten (+) research-based literacy strategies to incorporate into curriculum and to teach to students for students to be more active, independent learners. Teachers will learn the strategies to use in their own curriculum, be able to teach the strategies to students and leave the course with a handbook of the strategies to share with students. The course aims to extend teachers’ practices as they learn to strengthen students’ meaning-making processes in all content areas so that all students increase their independence in learning. Ten (+) reading and writing strategies will be presented in an interactive format so that participants will experience the use of the strategies with various forms of text.
January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15
MVRHS: Library Conference Room
Fee: $209 noncredit/ 12.5 PDPs
Special Education for General Educators
Instructor: Nancy Dugan
This class is designed for the general educator (all levels, pre-K-HS) and anyone interested in exploring the field. It is an overview of Special Education in hopes of strengthening the understanding of the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities. Various topics to be addressed include: History of Special Education, Disability Definitions, Special Education Process and Regulations, IEPs, Specialized Instruction and Related Therapy Services, and Instructional and Behavioral Supports to use in the classroom.
January 10, 17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14
Focus on Immigration: Arts, Media and Culture in Education
Instructor: Lynn Ditchfield
Through individualized and collaborative projects, readings, presentations, journals and experiential learning, candidates will examine critical pedagogy linked to social justice and immigration issues. Candidates relate theory to practice focusing on curriculum design 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. Guest instructors will share resources on focus topics for community connection and impact.This course is appropriate for all pre-K to 12 educators (cross disciplines – science, math, social studies, English, ELL, world languages, mental health, healthcare, education, the arts and humanities), potential candidates of the Masters in Education Program, and people exploring a new career direction.
HiSET EXAM PREP and Adult Basic Education
Instructors: Erin Simmons and Alexandra Dvoretckova
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. This class is made available by a generous grant from The Vineyard Golf Club Foundation.
January 25/ February 1, 8 15, 22/ March 8, 15, 22, 29/April 5
Location: MV Boys and Girls Club
Fitchburg State University
Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.
An introduction to medical terminology, designed to increase familiarity with medical terms while reviewing basic anatomy and physiology, learning root words, and learning to analyze unknown words. The course will consist of lecture combined with student presentations and exercises that will be discussed in class.Class is offered for 3 undergraduate credits through Fitchburg State University. This class is open to all islanders for credit and professional development.
Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.
Pharmacology for Nursing introduces the science of pharmacology and considers the role of the nurse and other allied health professionals as appropriate in the preparation, management and administration of medications. The course emphasizes an overview of pharmacology with the goal of highlighting clinical applications within the context of the allied health and nursing process and prioritization of needs; special consideration is given to the physiological, psycho/social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. The course will consist of lectures combined with student presentations and exercises that will be discussed in class.Class is offered for 3 undergraduate credits through Fitchburg State University. This class is open to all islanders for credit and professional development.
Fee: $699 for 3 undergraduate credits ($469 to ACE MV and $230 to FSU with Registration)
Instructor: Margaret Harris, Ed.D
Students will research and develop lessons integrating topics from the history and cultures of island life, past and present, with what they teach (curriculum) and how they teach (pedagogy). Topics for research will be discussed with staff from the Martha’s Vineyard Museum who will assist teacher/researchers in the development of topics. Class is offered for 3 graduate credits through Fitchburg State University and is intended for those island professionals already enrolled in our M.Ed. Program but is open to all island teachers for credit and/or professional development.
Instructor: Elaine Francis, Ed.D.
This is the culminating experience for candidates in most M.Ed. teaching programs (initial, professional licensure and non-licensure) in the Education Department. Candidates review literature on best practices and implement a project that assesses impact of an intervention on student learning. Prerequisites: EDUC 8300 or 8310 or 9300.
Art of Medical Interpretation
Instructor: Cross Cultural Communication Systems, Inc.
Per the Department of Labor statistics, “employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.” Interpreters are in great demand nationwide. Use you bilingual skills, build interpreting skills and use networking opportunities to enhance your professional goals. Earn a Art of Medical Interpretation 60-hour Certificate of Accomplishment through this 8 week course. You must be fluent in both English and Portuguese and Spanish. *All students must pass a language screening least on October 14 to enroll in the program.
- 8 Fridays 4:30 – 8:30 pm and 8 Saturdays 10am – 4pm
- October 21 – December 16 (Language Screening is October 14, 10am-6pm)
- Fee: $650 (installment payments available)
- Location: MVRHS 501
- One Saturday 10am – 6pm (Each screening is approximately 1 hour)
- October 14
- Fee: $55 (non-refundable)
- Location: MVRHS Cafeteria
- Please call (781) 729-3736, ext. 109/110 or
- email: studentsCCCS@embracingculture.com to sign up!