Course Listing

The following courses are from our 2018 Summer Professional Development Institute. Please stay tuned for an updated 2019 course listing coming this fall!

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Weeklong Graduate Courses
1 Day Workshops
2 Day Seminars
Blended/Online
Learning Lab
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Dates/Time
Price
Grade Level
1 Day Workshops    -    July 9, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Creating an Executive Function-Friendly Climate in Middle & High School Classrooms

Competent executive skills are critical to success inside and outside school. Without an effective executive managing the brain, papers disappear, deadlines are missed, and answers...

July 9, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 9-13, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Scaffolding Reading Instruction: A Discovery-Based Approach

Phonological awareness, spelling, and vocabulary comprehension are interconnected skills necessary for literacy. Through a discovery-based approach to literacy instruction using Socratic questioning to augment direct...

July 9-13, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 9, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

An Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities

This one-day workshop will offer insight regarding the educational implications of language-based learning disabilities for students in today’s classrooms. Topics of discussion will include an...

July 9, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 9-10, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Written Expression Strategies: Teaching Students with Expressive Language Difficulties

This seminar will focus on recognizing students with expressive language deficits, developing practical teaching strategies and classroom techniques, and promoting individual student success through direct...

July 9-10, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 9-13, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Math Bootcamp: Math Review and Activities for Special Educators

Learn strategies for getting students interacting in a math class and learning the content in a non-threatening atmosphere. It is not uncommon as a special...

July 9-13, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 10-11, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Beyond Face-to-Face Interactions: How Social Communication Skills Impact Reading & Writing

We often think of social communication in terms of speaking and listening skills, or face-to-face conversations. This seminar will examine how social communication extends to...

July 10-11, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 10-11, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Meet the Experts: Strategies, Tools, and Resources for Language-Based Instruction

Over the course of two days, participants will have the opportunity to engage in multiple workshops with four veteran Landmark elementary and middle school educators....

July 10-11, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle  

Blended/Online    -    July 11, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 10 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 19, 2018)

Executive Function: Impact on Academic Proficiency (BLENDED)

3 graduate credits provided by Fitchburg State University Cost includes graduate credit fee Executive Function: Impact of Academic Proficiency is offered in a blended format, with a...

July 11, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 10 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 19, 2018)  
$995  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Language-Based Learning Disabilities and the Neuropsychological Evaluation

This seminar focuses on identifying students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD); understanding the differences between LBLD and a non-verbal learning disability (NVLD); and understanding/interpreting the...

July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

15-hour: Instructional Strategies for Assisting Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Designed to enhance direct, explicit instruction of students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), this 15-hour, two-day seminar introduces a selection of specific LBLD teaching strategies...

July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$325  
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Turbo-Charge Your Students’ Writing: A Stepping Stone to Enriched Text-Based Writing

This hands-on two-day workshop explores research-based methods for teaching students the art of writing sentences and building them into meaningful texts. On Day 1, participants...

July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$400  
Elementary  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

ACTIVE Learning: Strategies to Strengthen Comprehension

How can classroom instruction help those students who struggle with  comprehension? While reading intervention often addresses decoding and fluency to support struggling readers, instructional practices...

July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary  

Learning Lab    -    July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Learning Lab: Remedial Writing Instruction for Middle and High School

This Learning Lab addresses the components of written expression necessary to successfully write at the middle and high school level. In the morning sessions on...

July 12-13, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 16-20, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Executive Skills & Strategies for the Middle & High School Student

Competent executive skills are critical to academic success. Without an effective executive managing the brain, papers disappear, deadlines are missed, and answers are left incomplete...

July 16-20, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 16-20, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Phonemic Awareness

Research verifies the importance of phonemic awareness (the ability to think consciously about and manipulate individual sounds within words) as a precursor to successful reading....

July 16-20, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 16-17, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Reading Comprehension: Variables that Lead to Better Understanding

This seminar addresses metacognitive knowledge, motivation insight, and the appropriate use of strategies to increase reading comprehension. Emphasis will be placed on supporting the skillful...

July 16-17, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 16-20, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Teaching Mathematics Using Alternative Strategies and Modalities

Learning math can be challenging, especially for students who have specific learning disabilities. Language skills, executive functioning, motor planning, and math-specific visual processing skills all...

July 16-20, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Elementary
Middle  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 16-17, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Talking and Writing: Strengthening Written Expression at the Word, Sentence, and Discourse Levels

Writing research indicates that students who understand how sentences and paragraphs are structured are able use this knowledge as they learn to write. Students with...

July 16-17, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 16-17, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

15-hour: Instructing English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities (In-Person)

According to recent statistics, the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in classrooms is increasing. With this comes the fact that some of those students...

July 16-17, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$325  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 17-18, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Thinking Graphically in Algebra 1: A Function Approach

Need inspiration for your Algebra 1 classes?  This is the course for you!  The instructor has created a curriculum for her Algebra 1 classes that...

July 17-18, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 18, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Using Assessment to Inform Your Teaching

This seminar will empower teachers to plan their classroom instruction based on both students’ previous assessment results, as well as performance on ongoing formative assessments....

July 18, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 18, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Searching Better: Help Students Find Reliable Sources & Identify Text-Based Evidence

The ability to conduct research is an integral component of the writing process. In order for students to effectively use writing to convey their knowledge...

July 18, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Social Communication Challenges for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Many children with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) struggle daily to communicate and make sense of their social world. For many of these students, social skills,...

July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle  

Learning Lab    -    July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Learning Lab: Capitalize on Text-Based Opportunities for Writing

Does reading enhance written expression? Does writing enhance reading comprehension? Does increasing how frequently students write improve how well they read and reflect their understanding?...

July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary  

Learning Lab    -    July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Learning Lab: Creating & Utilizing Interactive Notebooks in the Math Classroom

The purpose of this two-day learning lab is to provide participants with exposure to the Interactive Student Notebook system. During the seminar, discussion will focus...

July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) with HILL for Literacy

Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is research-validated approach to writing (including formative assessment, modeling, graphic organizers, rubrics) and self-regulation strategies for writing (including goal setting, self-monitoring,...

July 19-20, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$400  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 23-27, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Study Skills: Practical Strategies to Support Academic Proficiency

This week-long graduate level course provides participants an overview of study skills, defined as the effective organization of materials, time, and information. While the development...

July 23-27, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 23-27, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Metacognition in the Writing Process

Landmark School uses a five-step, sequential model for teaching writing skills that incorporates modeling and teaching metacognition throughout each step. This process includes brainstorming, organizing...

July 23-27, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 23-24, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Oral Language Skills: Processing and Production in the Classroom

This seminar will focus on the oral domains of language – listening and speaking – and their relationship to language-based learning disabilities. Although it is...

July 23-24, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 23-24, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Accessible Middle School Math: Interactive Multimodal Lessons to Engage Students

This interactive course features innovative methods to explain and perform concepts and procedures customarily taught at the middle school level. Concrete manipulatives, graphic organizers, gross...

July 23-24, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Middle  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 23-27, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm

Language-Based Classroom: Middle School

Individuals with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) generally have significantly reduced language capabilities that make learning difficult. As students with language-based learning disabilities move into middle...

July 23-27, 2018
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$995  
Middle  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 23, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Classroom Strategies to Support Students with Social Skills Challenges

Do you find yourself at a loss at how to address a student’s behavior? Have you tried to explain how a student’s behavior reflects poorly...

July 23, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 23-24, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) with HILL for Literacy

Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) is a multi-tiered program featuring a series of teaching routines designed to increase the effectiveness of reading instruction in grades...

July 23-24, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$400  
Elementary  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 25-26, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Connecting Language Instruction: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking

Language-based learning disabilities affect students’ abilities to complete language tasks in multiple domains, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This seminar will focus on receptive...

July 25-26, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 25-26, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Using Scaffolded Instruction to Foster Math Problem-Solving Skills

This seminar will give practical steps for building problem-solving skills within a math classroom. Participants will be given strategies that enhance the learning environment and...

July 25-26, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 26-27, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Develop Cardinality and Number Sense with Whole-to-Part Icons of Quantity

A student with dyslexia who is confused by typical math instruction can excel when instructed in a way that always shows the big picture first,...

July 26-27, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300  
Elementary  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 27, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Special Education Law Update

This seminar will provide a comprehensive review of new special education law developments and trends over the past year. With a primary emphasis on Massachusetts...

July 27, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 16, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Infusing Social Studies Content with Literacy Skills

This one day workshop models strategies to mediate language and elicit responses from students with language-based learning disabilities. Without strategies to ensure the success of...

July 16, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle  

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