Programs & Services for Educators
Social & Emotional Learning ~ Digital Citizenship~ Advisory Training ~ Digital Behaviors~ Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention ~ Surveying Services ~
Faculty training in is offered in several forms (request the one you want)
In-your-school faculty in-service (variety of topics)
Train the Trainer Workshops, that Certify participants as Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Trainers for Faculty. These are conducted in Workshops around Massachusetts, or at your school (upon request). See EVENTs.
Request these programs through the "Request" link at the top of this page.
NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND SURVEYING SERVICES
Use our FREE online Needs Assessment Guide. Click HERE to start it.
We offer FREE surveying services. We can send you basic frequencies and your school's raw data, but we cannot perform extended analyses of your findings. We send you a link for the surveys you choose (there are different surveys for children of different ages, and for parents and faculty). Click HERE to preview the questions we ask children. You can ask for surveying services through our Request Form.
The philosophy at MARC is that K-12 educators should benefit from personal attention and, whenever possible, the help and presence of professionals from the Center. We generally emphasize personal help and assistance in implementing school change. Recognizing the burdens that K-12 educators struggle with in our society, we seek to make the program as little a burden as possible: our goal is to reduce workloads, not increase them.
Faculty trainings generally cover (among other topics):
Specific behaviors that educators need to look for;
How to respond, and when to report;
How cyber-behaviors impact in-school bullying and cyberbullying;
Developmental factors that affect bullying; and
Concrete areas for focus and talking points for use with students.
All observations and recommendations are grounded in research findings, which are always reviewed during the training.
Faculty training services are generally in-school and provided by the Center's Director or Program Coordinator. No school is guaranteed that Dr. Englander will personally train their faculty, although she does conduct the majority of these trainings.
MARC's in-service faculty trainings for schools are generally free of charge unless they occur during the summer or during a University vacation. If schools have grant funding that would be appropriate, we ask that they contribute some of it to MARC.
The demand for these in-services unfortunately far exceeds our capacity. Because we cannot possibly provide all the in-service trainings that schools want, we also offer a Train the Trainer Program (which does have a registration fee) which certifies Trainers to impart basic knowledge to their colleagues. Both the faculty in-service programs and the Train the Trainer programs satisfy state law's requirement for professional development in the areas of bullying and cyberbullying prevention.
REQUEST FACULTY TRAINING BY CLICK ON "REQUEST" IN THE MENU AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.
What's the difference between an in-service training and a train the trainer workshop?
An in-service training is conducted with all of your faculty and staff, at your school, usually over 2-3 hours during a Professional Development day. These are free of charge within Massachusetts.
A Train the Trainer Workshop can be done with only a few faculty or staff, and those who go through the training are then Certified Trainers through MARC and can train their colleagues. Trainers learn both content and how to train. There is a cost for Train the Trainer workshops.
Train the Trainers can be done at your school (minimum: 5 attendees) or you can attend regional Train the Trainer Workshops we offer around Massachusetts.
Advisory is a commonsense approach to improving Social Emotional Learning, so why does research find it so often fails? What is Advisory really about? It's NOT therapy; but then, what is it, and is it just a fad? Changing times require different approaches, and Advisory is a way of meeting the needs of contemporary students.
This 90 minute training for faculty, administrators & counselors will help to answer these questions as well as questions like:
*What uses of Advisory do students rate most highly?
*What uses of Advisory do teachers rate most highly?
*What works; what sometimes works; and what doesn't work and why.
MARC offers its anti-bullying programs to K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Currently, the program is grant-supported and participating schools do not have to pay for it, although they are asked to cooperate with the research.
PLEASE NOTE: It can be easy to confuse this faculty in-service training in Advisory with the Middle School Advisory Curriculum. The MS Advisory Curriculum is a curriculum for use with students; it can be used during short Advisory periods of 20 minutes or so. In contrast, the faculty in-service training in Advisory is a faculty training on how to offer the most effective Advisory periods for students, and what techniques work (and what don't).
Digital Citizenship Curriculum
This is a training with two components: one for faculty, and a second for students (in assembly form). The topics covered include digital risks, affects on physical and psychological health, how social media affects relationships and emotions, and the skills needed to effectively use digital technology.