Professional Development Institutes, Conferences, and Workshops
Designed for today's busy professional, Wheelock's Conferences, Workshops, and Professional Development Institutes are intensive programs that can help you boost your skills, advance your career, and earn undergraduate or graduate credit and/or valuable Professional Development Points (PDPs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Most of our Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) are offered evenings and weekends on a compressed schedule, which may be as short as two sessions. Some also include an online component, allowing you to gain the benefits of face-to-face learning while reducing the time you spend commuting.
Wheelock's Conferences, Workshops, and PDIs are designed for nonprofit leaders, school principals, teachers, early childhood and other education professionals, social workers, child life specialists, and others dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.
Earn College Credit or Professional Development Credit
Offered at both Graduate and Undergraduate levels, PDIs are available for varying credit amounts (1-4 credits) and can be taken for Professional Development Points (PDPs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) required for various licensure maintenance. Higher PDPs are awarded when a course is taken for credit than for non-credit. Participants are eligible to receive 22.5 PDPs per academic course credit when the course is taken for credit or 12 PDPs per course credit when it is taken for non-credit. One graduate level academic credit is equal to 12 contact hours.
Most of our conferences and workshops also offer PDPs and CEUs and contact hours.
Summer 2013 Programs
This summer, come to Wheelock to advance your college degree or acquire professional development experiences required by your employer while at the same time learning from noted experts and engaging with your peers around the latest theories and best practices in your field.
|Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families Conference
June 19-22, 2013
Addressing three interwoven strands of importance to the global community: education, health, and human rights, the conference is attracting advocates, educators, political leaders, and the heads of non-profits and NGOs from around the world both as speakers and attendees. Conference participants will engage with others compelled to take action and gain an understanding of the practices and policies with the greatest impact on children, youth and families worldwide.
|$175.00-$450.00 (various packages available)
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|Solving the Autism Puzzle: Autism Resource Conference
** Conference Rescheduled to Fall 2013: Date TBA **
Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to support the learning and life-long growth of children with autism spectrum disorders. Designed for educators, social service providers, health professionals, advocates, and parents.
|No Credit/16 Contact hours
|Building Literacy Through Story, Art, and Extension Activities Workshop
July 12-13, 2013
Explore the basic concepts and importance of early literacy, and learn how literacy can be supported through creative, interactive programming. Designed for teachers, early childhood professionals, parents and students.
|No Credit/12 Contact Hours
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How to Register
There are two options to sign up for Wheelock's Professional Development Institutes and Conferences/Workshops:
1. Sign up and pay online using our Cashnet system. Click on the category for either Summer 2013 Professional Development Institutes or for Summer 2013 Conferences and Workshops and complete the registration form.
2. Download the Graduate/PDI Non-Matriculated Student Registration Form. Complete the form with your choice of Professional Development Institutes and fax the completed form to 617-879-2099 or mail it to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Wheelock College, 200 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215. Payment must be included at the time of registration.