Professional Development

MAP provides comprehensive professional development and coaching services to afterschool programs across Massachusetts. For over 10 years we have offered trainings in informal STEM, social and emotional learning, school partnerships, and many more subject areas. A bulk of MAP's trainings are done through the EPS grants in regions 5 and 6. MAP also provides free professional development opportunities for ASOST-Q grantees. 

If you are interested in trainings hosted by MAP, check out our newsletter for the most up-to-date list of classes in your area. 

Primary Contact:


Lisa is the Director of Professional Development and has led training sessions in Creating Effective Communications and Partnerships with Schools, and Planning Programs for School-Age Children using the Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale.  She has over 20 years of varied experience in the field of education.  She currently is Adjunct Faculty at Lesley University facilitating seminars and supervising students seeking initial licensure in early childhood education.

You can also contact us via the staff page or the contact us form



Upcoming PD Opportunities


Prevent Summer Learning Loss (online), 0.5 CEU

WHEN: June 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

WHERE: Online

COST: $25



Summer learning opportunities are critical in strengthening student’s academic achievement, closing the achievement gap and supporting working families.  This training is designed to provide a framework for summer educational engagement and the importance for doing so to combat summer learning loss by providing information, resources, tools and discussions that will help school-age programs strengthen the role that they can play in supporting students and helping them to retain their school-year skills. During the training, participants will learn about and explore national and local academic resources available to their programs. Educators will increase their knowledge of summer academic models and have an opportunity formulate programming to for implementation in their own summer program.  The course runs from 6/1-6/11/18.

*This self-paced online course is presented by Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) and created for educators working with school age youth. Participants will receive 0.5 CEU

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Healthy and Active Learning Environments

When: June 1 -June 10 2018 (self-paced)

Where: Online

Cost: Free



This training will provide participants with an overview of the Health and Physical Education standards, Federal Government Health and Movement guidelines, and how to incorporate them in any learning environment.  Participants will learn how they are the first line of defense against childhood obesity and adopt new methods to create a foundation for daily movement routines that can be sustained through life.   Many of these activities can be adapted to a summer camp environment.

Please register as soon as possible. Deadline for registration is Thursday, May 24th or before.

Funded by the After School Out of  School Time Grant (ASOST) on behalf of Department of Elementary and Secondary

A certificate for 5 hours of participation will be given to each completer.

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Creative Math Experiences

WHEN: Sat. June 9, 9:30am to 3:30pm

WHERE: MiLton Public LIbrary - 476 CANton Ave, Milton MA 02186

COST: free



This course is designed to increase OST providers’ ability to assist their program participants in mathematical confidence and ability. By tackling their own math anxieties and learning how to create interactive math experiences, providers will learn how to model positive attitudes around math and how to make connections between Common Core Math Standards, youth interest, and everyday situations.  Many of these activities can be adapted to a summer camp environment.

Deadline for registration is Wed. May 30th or before. .5 CEUs certificates will be emailed to each completer in about 6 weeks of completing the course.

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