MTEL got you down? Let Fitchburg State help!

Posted by Dani Langdon on November 22, 2016 at 1:34 PM

Are you struggling to pass the MTEL? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to focus your study time? Try one of the various MTEL Preparation Workshops at Fitchburg State University. This spring 2017, we are offering workshops in the following areas:

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

3 Strategies to Help You Master FRQ Patterns and AP Scoring Guidelines

Posted by Dani Langdon on June 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM

This week, our AP United States Government and Politics Summer Institute instructor, Bob Baker, shares three concrete ways to improve your understanding and working knowledge of FRQ patterns and the AP scoring guidelines:

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

A.P. Biology: “What to Do After the Exam”

Posted by Dani Langdon on June 2, 2016 at 9:09 AM

Now that the A.P. Biology exam is completed, this is a perfect time for your class to explore topics of interest. Many teachers approach this time to allow students to investigate issues by debates (Are GMO foods safe? Designer babies-should there be limits? Mandating vaccinations? Should animals be sacrificed in medical research?). Other teachers use the time to do dissections using fetal pigs or cats. Student interest in forensics has inspired teachers to prepare “mock crimes” and have students use scientific evidence to determine the perpetrator. If your school is close to the elementary school in your town, students could be paired with an elementary school class to work with younger students and prepare a “book” that they write together on a biology topic.  Some teachers have their A.P. Biology students work with the Introductory Biology students to act as “teachers” of topics being covered. Use this time to have students share their enthusiasm for biology.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

3 Important Tips on Teaching AP Courses

Posted by Dani Langdon on May 17, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Fitchburg State University has been hosting the AP Summer Institutes for over 10 years.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

Leadership Development for Police Professionals

Posted by Dani Langdon on May 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM


A collaboration between local, state and private public safety agencies and

The 6th Annual Next Generation Leadership Summit at Fitchburg State University is once again coming together to be a catalyst for leadership development among police professionals. This Summit enables participants to build the critical competencies needed to grow as leaders in the public safety arena. Each year the field’s demand for well-educated and better-trained leaders increases. As such, this Summit meets this demand by helping you to build a better understanding of leadership, communication, and executive functioning, and by further helping you learn how to build productive relationships throughout your department and within your community.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

Medieval Studies: An Interdisciplinary Workshop for Secondary Educators

Posted by Kelly Norris on March 3, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Blog post by guest blogger, Reid Weber

A Personal Experience with Medieval Studies

For those of us teaching in higher education, our middle or high school classes can seem like ancient history. I look back in vague horror at equations in chemistry, wrestling with that confounded X in algebra, or my inability to do a second chin up in P.E. Yet, without a doubt my academic curiosity was nurtured in secondary education. Sure, I struggled with algebra, but I embraced social studies, history, literature, and the arts. I remember Mr. Kindschuh’s World History course well and even as I lecture today in front of university students, I marvel at the details I have held onto for so long. I remember being inspired by images of castles and cathedrals, culture and conquest, and the validation of discovering something I was truly passionate about. I was a B-/C+ high school student with little enthusiasm for most of my classes, but that brief flirtation with world history was the foundation for my success later in life.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

Cultural Competency: A Hybrid Course for All Educators

Posted by Dani Langdon on February 26, 2016 at 3:33 PM

1 Graduate Credit / 15 PDP Hybrid Course
5 sessions 4:30 – 6:30 pm, plus 5 hours online

Two Sections:
Starting March 15, 2016 in Lowell
Starting April 13, 2016 in Fitchburg

Register today!

 

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

Am I culturally competent? Exploring ways to better serve ALL students

Posted by Dani Langdon on October 15, 2015 at 11:51 AM

The Center for Professional Studies at Fitchburg State University is excited to be offering a new hybrid course:

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies

MTEL woes got you down? Let Fitchburg State help!

Posted by Dani Langdon on September 9, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Are you struggling to pass the MTEL? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to focus your study time? Try one of the various MTEL Preparation Workshops at Fitchburg State University. This fall (2015), we are offering workshops in the following areas:

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies