Join us for a daylong working session this winter!


The purpose of the college and career readiness (CCR) regional working sessions is to provide a facilitated day to help support teams of district, school, workforce development, higher education, and/or community partners strategize and plan to move their CCR work to the “next level.” This will be accomplished through structured sessions to promote sharing across teams as well as individual team time. Teams will leave the day with the start of (or expansion of – depending on starting place) a CCR action plan that emphasizes coherence across CCR initiatives, as well as connections to other key education initiatives.

This repeated session is designed for teams of 4-8 people and will be available on six different dates/regions:

* Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – Berkshires: Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield

* Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – Pioneer Valley: Holyoke Community College, Holyoke

* Wednesday, January 8, 2014 – Central: Worcester State College

* Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Northeast: UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center

* Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – Greater Boston: Four Points, Norwood

* Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – Southeast: Holiday Inn, Taunton


8:15 - Registration and networking

9:00 - Plenary: the overall Department vision of CCR

9:45 - Team time: taking stock of current CCR efforts

10:45 - Break

11:00 - Role alike groups: getting at the main challenges and opportunities by role/position

12:00 - Lunch (on your own - all locations have lunch options available for purchase)

12:45 - Case consultancy: teams will be paired to each share a dilemma and receive feedback

2:00 - Final team time and debrief

2:30 - Optional: ESE office hours on a variety of CCR topic areas

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is designed for participation by teams of 4-10 staff (one team per district or community) that ideally include a combination of the following types of roles/programs/organizations: school district leadership, middle and high school leadership, special education specialists, English language learner programs, guidance or student support services, data specialists, workforce development organizations, institutions of higher education, and key community based organizations.


Please consult with others in your district/community and register as a team. Complete the online registration form below for all members of your team (minimum of 4 people, maximum of 10). Please register at least a week before the session you would like to attend.

Case Consultancy Session Information

During this popular session, teams come prepared to talk about a specific issue or concern they are having related to college and career readiness efforts. Through a facilitated process, the team shares this issue with another team for their reactions and feedback. Each team also takes a turn to act as the "consultant" for another team. Teams will be paired and facilitated by ESE staff. Further instructions about the case consultancy session will be emailed upon registration.

Need Help?

The Department will send out additional agenda details and logistical information to all registered participants prior to the each session date. Please email with any questions or suggestions.

2. Name of your school district or community:

3. Please include the name, title, and email address for each team member that will attend the workshop .

1st Team Member

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6. 4th Team Member

7. 5th Team Member

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12. 10th Team Member

13. Do you have any questions for ESE that you would like us to address at the session?