School of Extended Education Events

Each event is designed to provide practical information and best practices to take back to your workplace.

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University of Massachusetts Global's School of Extended Education has teamed up with experts to bring you live webinars and
on-campus events focused on innovative ideas and practical solutions for working professionals in your industry.

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12 Techniques for Effective Strategic Thinking

TUE, JUN 11, 2024  | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

Strategic Thinking is an acquired skill that enables us to have engaging and thoughtful conversations that produce the critical input we need to make effective decisions. In this webinar, we'll explain the 12 key techniques of effective strategic thinking and why they are important to your organization. We’ll identify the right questions and the steps needed to generate the best ideas.

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Navigating the Decision-Making Maze: Strategies for Making Bold and Effective Choices

THU, JUL 18, 2024  | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

Decisions involve a complicated array of circumstances, especially when the resources required are great, and the information necessary is unknown. While effective decision-making can equate to increased productivity, teamwork and organizational success, ineffective decision-making can correlate with wasted time and money. In this webinar, participants will examine the factors to consider in effective decision-making. Explore the complexities and promises associated with making ‘the bold decision,’ including the importance of facts and statistics, and having the guts to take a calculated risk.

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Work/Life Balance: Strategies for Balancing an Educational Career and a Happy Life

THU, JUN 13, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

According to a Pew survey conducted in October and November 2023, 77% of teachers say their job is frequently stressful, and 68% say it's overwhelming. In this webinar, participants will learn how to increase well-being both in and out of the classroom. Understand your stressors and gain methods for overcoming them. Walk away with a step-by-step plan to enable a healthy work/life balance that connects to your “why.”

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Effective Classroom Management: Strategies for a Successful School Year

Tue, Aug 13, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

Setting up effective classroom management at the start of the school year will position you for success throughout the academic year. This includes the mastery of self-control, patience, impeccable timing, clear boundaries, and an intuitive understanding of student needs. In this webinar, learn evidence-based strategies to proactively set the tone for the year, allowing you to identify and mitigate disruptive behaviors from the start. Walk away with a comprehensive blueprint to enhance student engagement, boost academic performance, and foster a conducive learning environment.

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Maximizing Classroom Success: Implementing EBPs for Students with and without ASD
Tue, Jul 16, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

Evidence-based practices (EBPs) are the cornerstone on which teachers design educational programs for learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). These same EBPs can also be applied to support all learners. In this webinar, participants will learn how to leverage 3 different evidence-based practices to support all learners in the classroom. Explore ways to implement Antecedent-Based Intervention, Visual Supports, and Self-Management to meet the needs of students with and without ASD.

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Strategies for Reducing Disruptive Classroom Behaviors

Wed, Oct 16, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

Managing challenging student behaviors in the classroom can be difficult. However, having go-to classroom management strategies at the ready can set your classroom up for success. In this webinar, educators will learn practical, evidence-based strategies that are easy to implement immediately. Learn how to reduce disruptiveness, enhance positivity, and build strong student-teacher connections to foster a more conducive learning environment.

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Suicide Risk Assessment, Intervention and Prevention

THU, JUN 13, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

As a behavioral health professional it is important to understand the current suicide research pertaining to preventative measures, understanding and identifying risk factors, and knowledge of evidence-based interventions and screening tools. In this webinar, participants will gain a broader understanding of the tools and interventions available to understand the care and best practices necessary for interacting individuals at risk of suicide.

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Navigating the Foodscape: Strategies for Supporting Optimal Mental and Physical Health

THU, AUG 15, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

The complex interplay of what we choose to eat and why, and the influence this has on our mental and physical health is often presented as a simple equation of eat this, not that. Research into the gut microbiome, with consideration of socioeconomic status and existing nutrition knowledge, informs a more nuanced approach. In this webinar, participants will explore the intersection between food, mood, socioeconomic status, and nutrition knowledge. Learn strategies to help your clients find balance in a complicated foodscape so that they can support their optimal mental and physical health outcomes without guilt. 

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Adolescent Family Therapy: Evidence-Based Strategies for Strengthening Family Bonds

Tue, Jul 16, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

Implementing a family therapy program can significantly aid teens in navigating adolescence while strengthening family relationships. In this webinar, participants will learn evidence-based strategies to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and foster stronger family bonds via Adolescent Family Therapy. Explore practical skills and real-world applications to create lasting positive change in family dynamics and adolescent well-being.

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Earn 1 CE Credit from the BBS for each webinar at no cost.

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Clear Administrative Credential - Information Session

TUE, JUN 18, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM PT

To support the professional learning and leadership development of the beginning educational administrator, our program provides you the options of choosing your own coach or be paired with a well-trained and experienced induction coach. The induction coach supports the school administrator through individualized, on-going, job-embedded coaching that is directed by the identified needs and goals of the school administrator.

You are invited to attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about the program. Join us to explore:

  • CTC requirements
  • Candidate eligibility and admissions requirements
  • How to choose the right Induction Coach
  • Program features, tools, and demonstration of competency

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 Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate - Information Session

THU, JUN 20, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT

Applied behavior analysis has been demonstrated as an effective intervention approach for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a variety of related developmental, medical and behavioral disorders such as intellectual disabilities, dementia, addiction, and traumatic brain injury. UMass Global's Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is designed for teachers, healthcare professionals, and others who strive to help people achieve personal goals, reduce suffering, and improve quality of life. This program has been developed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). Join us to explore:

You are invited to attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about the program. Join us to explore:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis in the workplace
  • Eligibility requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam
  • UMass Global's ABA program courses and admission requirements

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The webinars are a great way to indulge in a topic for a small portion of your time, that ignite your thoughts and practice. Having these webinars offered for free and on topics that are current and needed, even for experienced teachers, is a testament that the university is aware of the trends and topics revolving around the education profession. I appreciate having the opportunity to attend and then have access to slides and the presentation to share with my colleagues who could benefit.
Kari P.
First grade Teacher, Synchronous Teaching 101 Webinar
The Leading with Emotional Intelligence webinar was an excellent refresher on understanding EI. The facilitators made it so clear and easy to understand it was almost as if I was in a classroom and they were right next to me advising me one-on-one. The workshop was clear and concise and offered much more information than I expected!
Robert S.
Xceed Group, Leading with Emotional Intelligence Webinar
These seminars are testaments to the dedication of the never-ending learning experience and commitment by the university. Although I graduated two years ago, they are still teaching and enhancing my education.
Ellis C.
US Army, Operations Manager
Excellent information for all level of teaching, preschool, K-12. Valuable content for both new and established teachers.
Elnora L.
Santa Cruz City Schools, Autism Webinar
The webinar was extremely informative and it really made me reanalyze myself as leader to see where I stand and where I need to improve on.
Mario C.
Leader Mindset Webinar
Joining this webinar was very insightful and useful. Before this seminar, I was very hesitant about introducing project-based learning into my classroom. It will take some more planning, but I can see myself using this in the future.
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PBL Webinar
This was a great webinar and I am grateful to have access to this kind of resource. Presentation was well delivered, great content and engaging speaker.
Tara F.
Regional HR Business Partner, Leading with Emotional Intelligence Webinar
The webinar was excellent. The information presented has a lot of value and being able to relate it to real scenarios definitely made it easier to understand and relate to. Would recommend this webinar to anyone who is in the work environment and dealing with lots of different types of personalities.
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