December Professional Development

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Please note: Registration is open to full and affiliate member school staff and associates.

On Wednesday, December 9th, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Blackstone Valley Education Foundation (BVEF) is hosting a Professional Development Session, Via Zoom, for our full and affiliate member high school counselors, internship coordinators, and teachers who manage or offer capstone projects/work-based learning experiences.


Internships, Capstones, & Other Work-Based Learning Experiences Amid a Pandemic


Wednesday, December 9th

12:00pm – 2:00pm


Kerry Akashian, Ph.D., who is the Career Development Education Lead at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), will discuss:

· How MA DESE requirements surrounding internships, project-based learning experiences, and capstone project experiences have changed with more flexibility in what qualifies for these student experiences.

· Practical strategies to increase the number of internships and work-based learning experiences with an emphasis on creating authentic experiences, with positive mentoring relationships, highlighting key work-based learning skills.