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Introduction to Technology for Teachers

Instructor: Maciel Pais
Room: G110
Phone: (508) 998-3321 x295
Click here for the outline – Introduction to Technology for Teachers

Automotive/Diesel Specific

GNB Voc-Tech HS
Contact: Henry DeGrace 508-998-3321 ext. 187 –

To register for the following courses please contact Lynne B. at or at (508) 965-6008.

2nd Wednesday of the Month
October 9, 2013 4-7 PM / John Barrella – NGIK Sensors
November 13th, 2013 4-7 PM / Neal Burns – Tools & Equipment
December 11th, 2013 4-7 PM / Rich Pinto – Electric Systems Group
January 8th, 2014 4-7 PM / Randy Lake – Fuel Injection
February 12th, 2014 4-7 PM / Sean McGuerty – Filters
March 12th, 2014 4-7 PM / Karl Volk – Belts and Hoses
April 9th, 2014 4-7 PM / Brakes
May 14th, 2014 4-7 PM / Bob Kinnecom – Heavy Duty


Restraint Training for Certification

Thursday, August 16th
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Peter Gwozdz will train anyone not certified in restraint training. According to the training manual Nonviolent Crises Intervention , this training program is designed to teach the individual to provide the best care, welfare, safety and security for the individuals in your charge, even in violent moments. This program is safe, non-harmful behavior management system management system designed to help human service professionals manage disruptive, assaultive and out-of-control individuals. Participants will learn the philosophy of the program and then learn to use restraints in various situations. Also, they should wear comfortable clothing since this is a program that requires that they practice restraints with each other. Lunch will not be provided, therefore, participants should bring their own lunch.

Recertification in Restraint Training

Friday, August 17th
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Peter Gwordz will recertify anyone certified in restraint training. Participants will review the proper use of restraints and practice using restraints.

Bus Safety Training

Monday, August 20th
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Rosanne Franco and the Security Department staff will provide a bullying prevention and bus safety workshop for all bus drivers in the auditorium.



Thursday, August 23rd
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on creating “SMART Goals”, the development of sound goals that are critical to managing your own and your students’ performance. All licensed educational personnel are required to write SMART Goals to fulfill the requirements of the new Massachusetts evaluation instrument. Coffee and refreshments will be served.



COHORT Forming For Masters or CAGS in Education Leadership and Management

Wed., September 12 @ 2:45 – 3:30 p.m
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School

Earn your CAGS and Masters at a reduced price. Programs consist of 33 graduate credits for 11 courses and 6 graduate credits for a two-semester practicum = 39 credits total.

ALSO, course EDLM9600 The Contemporary Education Leader beings following this meeting (at Diman) and applies to Master/CAGS degree.

Register at click on “Professional Development”, scroll to the course then “register”.

Anyone who can not attend the informational meeting can email Bob Peach with questions at 

PRDV 77019 Integrating Moodle into Your Teaching

During this online class you will answer the essential question, “What can we achieve online that we cannot achieve as well or as fully in a traditional setting?” In this 8 week online class, you will develop your own interactive Moodle for a class you now teach, using your curriculum and resources. This Moodle will become your online platform/classroom that you and your students can access from home or school. Your classroom Moodle will provide a safe online environment for discussion forums, study aids, homework and assessments for our 21st century digital learners.

To take advantage of this opportunity, download and complete the registration form at:

Click on the link for Graduate Credit

Fill out the form and fax it to the Learning Curve Consortium @ 508-626-1951 rather than Framingham State.

If you have any questions about Moodle or the class, feel free to contact me at: 
508.287.4327 (text)
I will also be available in B269 after school if anyone would like to see a finished Moodle and see the many benefits for you and your students!

NSF Teach SouthCoast Ocean Academy

10 PDP’s
3 Tuesdays – September 11th, 18th, and 25th
From 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Location: Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
1121 Ashley Boulevard
Room # J-302

Does your school have molecular biology equipment, micropipettes, centrifuges, and electrophoresis, but no one has shown you how to prepare a lesson or a lab for your students? Would you like to learn more about how to use this equipment and more information on the growing fields of Bio-Technology and Bio Engineering? The Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, UMass Dartmouth / CUSP and the Ocean Explorium’s Ocean Academy for Teachers in a National Science Foundation Teach! SouthCoast program are offering an introduction to Molecular Biology and Bio-Technology instruction for middle and high school teachers. The workshop will be conducted by active biology high school teachers Scott Atkinson and David J. Welty, Ph.D. Scot and Dave are trained molecular biologists with over 20 years of lab experience. There will also be insights on possible applications of Math from Fairhaven Middle School Math Coach, High O’Mara and of Bio-Engineering from Tesfay Meressi, Ph.D. Associate Dean, College of Engineering and UMass-Dartmouth.

Instructors: Tesfay Meressi, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean of Engineering, UMass Dartmouth 
Scott Atkinson, Science Dept., Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech H.S.
Hugh O’Mara, STEM Coordinator, Fairhaven Middle Schools 
Peter C. Stone, Artist and Author, Marion, MA 
David Welty, Ph.D. Fairhaven Schools & Jack Crowley, Ocean Explorium

Visit for other educational program titles, updates and schedule listings on the Ocean Academy and other professional development, education program and related events.

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Suicide Prevention Training for Educators

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ~ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (2 PDPs)
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School


Brian Fernandes, a suicide prevention advocate, will discuss teen suicide awareness and techniques for prevention to today’s educators. Information on the extent of the suicide crisis among teenagers will be provided. The program, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be discussed to the participants as well as recognizing the symptoms exhibited by students considering suicide and providing appropriate support and interventions for these children.


GLOBE Teacher Training

Woods Hole, MA
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Redfield Laboratory
Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

GLOBE is an international, hands-on environmental science and education
program. GLOBE links students, teachers and the scientific research
community in an effort to learn more about our environment through
student data collection and observation. Teachers and students learn how
to take scientific observations, engage in scientific investigations by
conducting local research, and understand world-wide impacts by
analyzing international GLOBE data. The GLOBE partnership based at the
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution works with schools in the region
using hydrology and atmosphere protocols to investigate coastal ecosystems.

The October training will include:
1. An introduction to the GLOBE Program website and materials
2. Training in atmosphere and hydrology sampling protocols and equipment
calibration (air and water temp, cloud cover, salinity, pH, alkalinity,
transparency, dissolved oxygen), and practicing the protocols in the
field (dock in Eel Pond)
3. Sampling site definition and GLOBE data entry
4. Inquiry questions and student research
5. A science talk by a WHOI researcher (topic: water chemistry, nutrient
loading, climate and plankton)

Workshop registration is free, materials and lunch provided. Local
accommodations are available at a discounted rate from Inn on the Square
in Falmouth. For more information, contact Kama Thieler, WHOI GLOBE
Coordinator,, 508-289-3478.


General Contractor’s License Continuing Education

Instructor: Bill Horrocks
Thursday, October 28 and 25
Thursday, November 1
Each class will last 4 hours.
We have been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards as an approved site for 12 hours of continuing education for anyone in possession of a general contractor’s license. A class will be put together for Voc-Tech Staff and faculty before this is offered to the public in January. Class time may vary, although 3-4 P.M. is common. The class will be $75 for facualty whereas for the public will be $150.
All textbooks are available at additional fees.


Buzzards Bay Writing Project

November 3
Teacher Consultants from the Buzzards Bay Writing Project present dynamic and engaging lessons encompassing writing across the curriculum event.
Experience 3 different lessons, across grade levels and curriculum content. Earn 4 professional contact hours.
Fee: $10.00
See the Buzzard’s Bay flyer

Vocational Technical Teacher Literacy Test Prep (VTEL)

Thursdays, November 8 and 15; Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thursdays- 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday- 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Martha Raphael Save & Exit
Cost: $150
Tri-County Regional Technical High School, Franklin, MA 02038
147 Pond Street

Taking any standardized test can be difficult, especially if some time has passed since you sat in a classroom and were asked to write an essay. This preparation program will lead you through a review of basic grammar and the mechanics of writing, focusing on the 5-paragraph essay and the development of the responsive essay. Practice with VTEL type questions and scoring rubrics will offer test takers an opportunity to become familiar with the process and gain confidence in the ability to do well on the VTEL. This course is a 3-session review of the mechanics of writing, grammar review, and spelling. Emphasis will be on the development of the 5-paragraph persuasive essay and the development of the responsive essay.
Please be reminded that the next test is scheduled for November 17, 2012. You should register by October 5 to avoid paying a late fee. Make sure you are registering for the vocational teacher literacy test (VTEL) NOT (MTEL) Registration:

Please see the Mava VTEL flyer


Using Rhetorical Strategies to Analyze and Write Across the Curriculum

February and March 2013: Tuesdays 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
K. Acevedo B236 ext. 141

Do you want your students to think deeper, make connections, and want to write about it? This course will provide teachers from various disciplines background in rhetorical theory, a basis for analyzing texts, speeches, visuals and media. We will focus on how to teach students this framework and how to apply it to their own writing through in-class examples and activities.
A culminating project will be required in order to receive PDPs.

MARCH 2013

Southcoast Essentials of Asset Building – 10 PDPs

March and April 2013: Wednesdays 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School

Introducing The Search Institute’s 40 Development Assets Framework and the powerful role of individual asset builders in the lives of youth.
Open Flyer

APRIL 2013

Metal Fabrication and Joining PDP Training

The Metal Fabrication and Joining Program would like to initiate a training program for PDP opportunity. We will have a five part Metal Fabrication Equipment operation and programming training, consisting of five two-hour sessions. The equipment will include; CNC Plasma Cutting System, Plasma Arc CNC Programming, CNC Press Brake, CNC Tubing Bender, Vertical Power Feed Band Saw, Hydraulic Shear, and Hydraulic Iron Worker.

Training time will be from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the dates are 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21.

View more information.


Automotive/Diesel Specific

GNB Voc-Tech HS
Contact: Henry DeGrace 508-998-3321 ext. 187 –

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
September 12, 2012 Brake and Chassis
October 10, 2012 Dan King – Electrical Diagnostic Strategies
November 14, 2012 Rich Butterworth – Suspension & Steering Dyn.
February 13, 2012 Steve Marra – Basics of Filtration
March 13,
Donnie Menard – TPMS Basics
April 10,
Randy Lake – Fuel System Additive Technology
May 8,
Rich Pinto & Brian F. – Starting System Diagnostics


Automotive/Diesel Specific

Advanced Sensor Training
GNB Voc-Tech HS
Contact: Henry DeGrace 508-998-3321 ext. 187 –

Automotive/Diesel Specific

GNB Voc-Tech HS
Contact: Henry DeGrace 508-998-3321 ext. 187 –

To register for the following courses please contact Lynne B. at or at (508) 965-6008.

2nd Wednesday of the Month
October 9, 2013 4-7 PM / John Barrella – NGIK Sensors
November 13th, 2013 4-7 PM / Neal Burns – Tools & Equipment
December 11th, 2013 4-7 PM / Rich Pinto – Electric Systems Group
January 8th, 2014 4-7 PM / Randy Lake – Fuel Injection
February 12th, 2014 4-7 PM / Sean McGuerty – Filters
March 12th, 2014 4-7 PM / Karl Volk – Belts and Hoses
April 9th, 2014 4-7 PM / Brakes
May 14th, 2014 4-7 PM / Bob Kinnecom – Heavy Duty



Using SMART Board Technology Interactively (10 PDPs)

Instructor: Sarah Blanchette

SMART solutions combine easy-to-use, interactive products with a wealth of resources designed to help teachers achieve their goals. From over 50,000 ready-made lesson resources to online communities of avid SMART users, teachers can draw on a range of support to make their classrooms everything they want them to be.

Room C-205 Office Technology

Class Schedule: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., October 16th, 23th, & 30th
November 6th, 13th, & 20th

In addition, participants will engage in 4 hours of lesson planning and classroom application.
Participants will assess the activities, record results in a binder, and share results.
To register contact Ana Theodore at
(Enrollment limited to 20 participants)

To add courses to this list or to request a course, send information to Sheryl Piazza at or Henry DeGrace at