HiSET EXAM PREP and Adult Basic Education
Instructors: Akia Miranda, Sharon Engler
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.
October 11, 18, 25/ November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29/ December 6, 13
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.
Instructor: Linda Hirsch
This online course is for ACE MV students who are enrolled in our Masters in Education program in partnership with Fitchburg State University.
Topics: Teaching Writing through Student Feedback and Assessment
Instructor: Margaret Regan
Student writing is a critical thinking tool for higher-order thinking. With the advent of technology and media, student writing must be assigned during school hours as well as outside of class. Coaching student writers requires debunking the myth that good writers simply sit down and write. Through a thorough examination of the writing process, the development of student writing portfolios, and the rehearsal of best practices in writing assessment, teachers will learn to incorporate writing and feedback strategies for writers. Evidence-based writing, research-based writing, trusted search engines for student use, and proper attribution and annotation of sources grades will be emphasized.
- 11 weeks
- March 7- May 23
- Tuesdays, 4:00-7:15pm
- Location: MVRHS Library Conference Room
- Fee: $1012 / Includes Class Materials
Using Technology to Enhance Student Achievement
Instructor: Mike Leamy
Online course. This course is for 3 graduate-level credits through Fitchburg State University.
- 8 weeks: Nov. 7- Dec. 30
- Fee: $1007
Initial licensure For Teachers (Class Measures)
Instructor: Peg Regan, Performance Review Program Initial Licensure (PRPIL) Consultant
Attain your initial licensure through the Class Measures approach with a consultant from the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education and an island mentor through a portfolio- based practicum here in your own classroom. You must be hired by the MV Public Schools as a teacher of record in your subject to qualify. Licensure is valid for 5 years and renewable for another 5 years. Observations in classroom, consultation by appointment.
- September 2017 – June 2018
- Fee: $ 2,600 For more information
- E-mail jen @ acemv.org or call 508-693-9222
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!
Topics: Studying Teaching and Learning
Instructor: Lynn Ditchfield
Through individualized projects, readings, presentations, journals, and experiential learning, candidates will examine critical pedagogy. Candidates relate theory to practice focusing on curriculum design using creative learning strategies and 21st Century skills for inclusion and engagement to align with academic content and learning themes. Final “process projects” are practical and individualized according to each candidate’s goals and content area. Options include: multi-media portfolio presentation, lesson plans, 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 Masters in Education Program, people exploring a new career direction, and may also be applied to other fields of science, mental health, healthcare and humanities.
- 10 Mondays: 3:30pm-7:15pm
- March 14 – May 23
- MVRHS 115
- Fee: $957 ($612 to ACE MV, $345 to FSU)
Teaching and the Art of Curriculum Development
Instructor: Peg Regan
All good teaching requires design and redesign, beginning with a strong curriculum that outlines the most essential ideas. Without a well developed curriculum, teachers are often left to work from a textbook or on-the-fly lesson plans. Collaborating with other professionals allows teachers to lay a strong foundation for each course they teach. This course provides the participants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to develop curriculum in a standards-based learning environment. Participants read and analyze the essential concepts of curriculum theory and align subject-area curriculum to state and national standards, and write and implement units of study for their classroom. Content standards as defined by the Common Core are emphasized.
- Tuesday – Thursday, 8:45am-12pm
- July 5 – 28
- MVRHS 115
- Fee: $957 ($612 to ACE MV, $345 to FSU)
Differentiated Content Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
Instructor: Ruth Joseph
This course will delineate instructional and managerial strategies that can be used in classrooms to address the individual learning needs, strengths, and styles of all students. Emphasis will be placed on best practices that maximize student learning within the regular classroom. The most current and promising practices, as well as relevant research, will be presented. Areas of specific study will include special education, second language learners, learning style and brain research, gifted and talented, technology and rubric design. The varied learning environments, content, processes and product for the course strive to reflect the best practices in differentiated instruction including Universal Deign for Learning (UDL).
- June 6th – July 29th
- Fee: $962 Online