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Past Professional Development Offerings

Trauma-Informed Schools

  1. Taking Care in Crisis: Understanding the Stress Response System and Functioning
  2. Brain-Based Approaches to Managing Overwhelming Stress: Safety and Post-Traumatic Growth


  1. Assessment Design and Rubric Development
  2. Performance Assessment
  3. PerformancePLUS

Curriculum and Instructional Practices

  1. Competency-Based Instructional Programs
  2. Competency-Based Grading
  3. Effective Utilization of Instructional Assistants
  4. Essentials for Achieving Rigor (Marzano)
  5. Gateway to Technology and Engineering STEM Initiative
  6. Interdisciplinary Teaching
  7. Addressing the Instructional Shifts in the Common Core

Paraprofessional Training

  1. Math Standards and Competencies
  2. Special Education and Section 504
  3. Positive Behavioral Supports and Strategies

Special Education

  1. Differentiated Instruction
  2. Supporting the Complex Learner

Mindfulness for Educators

Contact the Southwest Center

Steve Bigaj
☎ 603-358-2872

Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2605