| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Professional Development
At Worcester State University, we understand that professional development in business and education is a multifaceted challenge. Long-term programs that lead to major career stepping-stones are not the only answer for enhancing your own capabilities or those of your workforce. That’s why, in addition to our numerous graduate certificate and licensure programs for educators and certificates programs in other professions, we offer a range of specialized short courses and seminars geared toward workforce development and the advancement of public instruction through Worcester State’s centers and institutes.
Every June, our Author Institute features influential writers who present to graduate students and teachers from across New England. The event takes place over a one-week period and features a different children’s author each day. Readability levels span from kindergarten through the middle-school grades.As a participating student, you will hear featured authors present their literature, discuss literacy issues, suggest ways to motivate and develop student interest in literature, and provide important tips about writing for publication. The Author Institute also formalizes teacher-based activities and techniques that promote classroom creativity and fuel teacher and student interest in writing. This program awards graduate credit and professional development points.The Institute was developed and is directed by Dr. Elaine Tateronis, and Ms. Joan Trainor, adjunct faculty member, assists in the Institute’s coordination and delivery.
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