Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Massachusetts Focus Academy 2014

It’s that time of year again, there is a slight chill in the air, fall is right around the corner and the Massachusetts Focus Academy is ready for a new year, with new courses and applicants.

What is the Massachusetts Focus Academy?

The Massachusetts FOCUS Academy (MFA) offers courses that provide participants with skills, knowledge, and instructional strategies to improve outcomes for all students, including those with disabilities, in safe and supportive inclusive environments. Courses are taught primarily online. (See individual course descriptions for details.) Courses may be taken for PDPs or graduate credits.

What courses are being offered?

Below is a list of courses being offered. Click on the links for more information.

Who can register for these courses?

These courses are offered and available to administrators, classroom teachers, related service providers currently working in schools and cohorts of educators who work together.

How do I apply?

1.    Participants MUST enroll through their district administrator. This means that participants should contact their superintendent office and ask to speak with the individual in designated to enroll educators.
2.   Fill out the required forms and provide them to the district administrator (see Required Forms).
3.   The District administrator will email all completed enrollment form
4.   Sections are filled on a first-come first-served basis, so districts are encouraged to reach out to their educators and return enrollment forms as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa DiVasta, DSAC Statewide Professional Development Coordinator at or call at 781.878.6056 x 142

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