CCC/BSU Course Offerings

The following are one (1) credit courses will be offered by BSU through Cape Cod Collaborative beginning the week of March 16, 2020. 

INST 560: A Little Coding and Bots for Everyone! (2 Face to Face Meetings)

Joanne McDonald, Instructor

Class Meeting Times: Thursdays, March 19th and April 2nd from 4-6:30 with the remainder of coursework delivered online through BSU

Blackboard site

During this one-credit course we’ll use free online coding apps to create dynamic lessons in support of the MA Learning Standards. We’ll use code to program Bots such as Sphero, Dash, Evo, Blue, and InO-bot to better understand how code facilitates all to be strategic thinkers and creative problem solvers. After exploring and practice with programming and bots, participants will develop activities and lessons that support core content. Since research finds students who use coding/programming languages plan more efficiently, persevere in solving problems, and are better at conflict resolution, coding is an essential skill for all students!

Prepare to create animations, stories, and have fun as you collaborate with colleagues designing and solving open-ended tasks. This course is presented through the Blackboard (Bb) Learning Management System and one face to face meeting. All topics address new theories and methods of teaching as well as the guiding principles and frameworks of the new MA Digital Learning and Science Computer Frameworks.

What’s In Your Online Toolbox? (1 Face to Face Meeting)

Joanne McDonald, Instructor

Class Meeting Time: Monday March 23rd from 4-6:30 with the remainder of coursework delivered online through BSU Blackboard site

Tried and true desktop tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation apps are now online fostering collaborations within classrooms across the globe. New digital tools go beyond the tried and true three; Google Forms generate surveys, and self-grading tests, Web Authoring tools spark creativity, while Screencasting tools record tutorials, capture class notes, and podcasts- essential for flipping a classroom. Online tools create learning environments where all learners review class work anywhere, and anytime. During this course, students will use and evaluate digital environments while designing instruction using the Triple E Framework (Engage, Enhance, and Extend). Each meeting students will explore and use a new group of tools to support the learning of the MA Learning Standards. Assignments will include designing lesson plans for the new school year, and participation in online forum discussions.

Strength-Based Learning for Students with Moderate Disabilities 

Dr. Jon Cash, Instructor

100% online starting 3/16/20 through 5/3/20

Designed for the professional development of elementary and secondary general educators working in inclusive learning classrooms, this course will explore the strengths, talents, and abilities of students within these special needs categories: Learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Autistic spectrum disorders, Intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. With this deeper understanding from brain based research of what these students can do, educators will then assess and design instructional projects and activities to access these strengths and talents in the classroom while also meeting the requirements of the Common Core State Standards.

Executive Functioning 


Dr. Jon Cash, Instructor

100% online starting 3/16/20  through 5/3/20

Student success requires efficient use of executive function processes such as goal setting, planning, organizing, prioritizing, self-checking, and time management. Unfortunately, many students fail to learn these processes on their own. For these students, these skills need to be incorporated into the classroom curriculum if they are to meet the requirements of all the Common Core State Standards. This course provides examples of assessment tools, teaching techniques, activities, and planning aids for the whole class, as well as differentiated instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties that promote the use of executive function processes.

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Professional Development Contact
Sheila M. Murray
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 508.420.6950 x 1145
s.murray@capecodcollaborative.org