At the beginning of October, 2017 maaps will offer the second course delivered by Framingham State University (FSU).  This course is totally on-line, lasts 4 weeks and offers teachers three ways to use the course: Assists teachers currently on a waiver in meeting the Competency/Continuous Progress Requirements of the license for moderate disabilities. Each 4-week…

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You want to attract top talent to your company. These candidate sourcing strategies can help you get there: Social Sourcing Candidates want information fast. Take advantage of social sharing platforms by inviting your employees to opt into seamless set-it and forget-it job publishing, expanding your reach. More Strategic Use of Job Boards With 30% of…

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maaps has partnered with both Westfield and Framingham State Universities to provide on-line training to educational professionals in member schools.  To learn more about these partnerships, use the link below.  Classes are over for the summer, but come October they will be in full swing offering: A fully accessible SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) class on…

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Over 60 participants, most Human Resources Professionals and Recruiters attended maaps’ recruitment panel presentation on May 23, 2017. The event was a great success, as one participant described it: “The recruiting half-day presentation that I attended this week was one of the best trainings I’ve attended all year round, anywhere. I thought you put together…

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Back in the day when bookstores were commonplace you could usually find a shelf labeled “Staff Favorites”.  This new feature of the maaps news bulletin is something like that!  The members of the Taskforce will periodically offer books or articles that they and their colleagues have found helpful in their work.  Here are the first…

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by Katie Shonk on April 10, 2017 Originally published in Harvard’s Program on Negotiation News Bulletin. Samantha was livid. While making a presentation during a meeting that both attended, Brad, a newcomer in her department, had shared some slides during a presentation that were clearly based on ideas for a project she’d shared with him…

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April 2017 Professional Development Activities LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FINAL SESSION:   Date:                           April 14, 2017 Time:                          8:30 Registration                                     9:00 am – 12 noon (lunch on your own) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location:                    Best Western, Marlborough, MA Registration fee:        $55.00 maaps members, $110.00 Non-members                                     Click here to register How many…

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by Jim Harter and Amy Adkins First appeared on www.gallup.com on February 21, 2017 For the complete article click here Story highlights: Not all workers are benefiting from expanded job opportunities On the positive side, hiring has picked up Workers’ optimism about employment opportunities is rising  This is the first article in a two-part series.…

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March/April 2017 Professional Development Events Date: March 7, 2017             MCAS 2.0 Changes to Accommodations PDG: Education Directors (open to all members) Time: 10:00 am – 12 noon    Click here to register Location: Best Western, Marlborough, MA Daniel Weiner, DESE, will be on hand to review and demonstrate the new accommodations available with the MCAS 2.0…

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  Move Over, 401(k)s: This New Perk Helps Millenials Pay Off College Loans Employers seeking talent offer to help workers free themselves from educational debt. ByLuba Ostashevsky April 18, 2016 Excited to be back at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire, Ed Farrington flashed bright-colored pie charts and graphs before a group of…

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