Professional Development Opportunities


Coming Up

Curriculum Mapping Training

June 26, MCLA, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.June 27, 28, BCC, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Details coming soon

Countywide Educator Professional Development Day

November 1, 2013, Countywide Educator Professional Development Day, Professional Learning Networks will meet (details to come)

Upper Housatonic Valley Experience

June 24 - June 28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Pittsfield Intermodal Center and various sites within the heritage area.  For middle/high school teachers of history, social studies, English, science, business and industrial technology.  Offered by MCLA and BCC.

Past Programs

Echoes and Reflection
Professional development for educators promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching about the Holocaust. 
Westfield State University, Horace Mann Center
May 8, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
To register, contact Marcella Shaw,, 413-572-8445 (walk-in registration is also permitted)

English Language Learner Curriculum Development Training

To be held at MCLA on the following dates:
May 2, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. June 10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To register, send your name, school, title and email address to

The Model Curriculum Project and the Common Core, March 21, 2013, MCLA Church Street Center, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., teams of educators from all disciplinary areas encouraged to attend

PARCC 101:  Updates on PARCC Resources to Implement the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
March 25, 2013, 3:00 p.m., MCLA, Murdock 218
To register contact Shelley Potterton,

An Overview of Kindergarten Entry Assessment Tools and Practices
February 28, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Berkshire Community College
Koussevitzky Room K111

Presentation of the Pre-K Science Standards
February 11, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Berkshire Community College
Koussevitzky Room K111

Next Generation Science Standards Training

January 9, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Murdock 218

Educator Evaluation Training

December 6, December 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Church Street Center
Facilitator, Annie McKenzie, Lower Pioneer Collaborative
Sponsored by Berkshire Readiness Center and Berkshire County Superintendents' Roundtable


November 28, 2012, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Berkshire Community College, Koussevitzky
Update on PARCC resources for implementing the MA Curriculum Frameworks, teams of educators from Berkshire County schools and higher education faculty are invited to attend.