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LEAP Convening (MA ESE) - Marlborough Best Western Royal Plaza (3/16/18)

Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative (LPVEC)

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

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LEAP Convening (March 16, 2018)
Dear Superintendents, Charter Leaders and Special Education Directors: Due to popular demand, registration for the March 16th LEAP Convening has reached capacity and is now closed. The Department looks forward to providing you with additional professional development opportunities in the future. Please check the ESE LEAP website periodically for updated resources to support improved student outcomes. Teams that have registered for this event will be receiving additional details soon.
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LEAP Convening: Building Inclusive and Equitable Learning Opportunities

Friday, March 16, 2018

Best Western Conference Center, Marlborough, MA

/Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome and Workshops: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Leading Educational Access Project (LEAP) and the Lower Pioneer Valley Education Collaborative are pleased to offer all districts the opportunity to attend the LEAP Convening on March 16, 2018. This daylong professional development opportunity will focus on LEAP’s commitment to promote educational access and equity to all students, especially the most historically marginalized, including students from poverty, English learners, students of color, and students with disabilities.

During this professional development day, district teams will participate in three workshops with the following focus areas:

  • Mental Health and Behavioral Best Practices – facilitated by Jessica Minahan, co-author of "The Behavior Code"
  • Culturally Responsive Practices – facilitated by Zaretta Hammond, author of "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain"
  • Inclusive Practices – facilitated by Lisa Dieker, co-author of "Leading the Co-Teaching Dance"

LEAP Convening Outcomes for District Teams:

  • Gained knowledge of the three workshop focus areas
  • District teams will be expected to develop a prioritized "next steps" plan to assess needs and track and measure progess
  • Access to resources, including LEAP materials posted on the new ESE website, to support district work


  • Districts are invited to attend as a team of four team members must be representative of the following three areas: administration, general education and special education. Additionally, teams may include non-core academic educators and staff (e.g., nurse, psychologist, athletics, extra-curricular, front office, custodial, cafeteria, guidance).
  • One registration per district team (please make sure to have team member names, roles and contact information)
  • For questions please contact Zach Smith at

Space is limited for this special event. Registrations deadline is February 28th.

Have questions about LEAP Convening (MA ESE) - Marlborough Best Western Royal Plaza (3/16/18)? Contact Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative (LPVEC)

When & Where

Marlborough Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Rd W
Marlborough, MA 01752

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

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