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


Understand & Support English Language Learners in Afterschool Programs  ONLINE

This training will support the afterschool professional in reaching out to and serving a diverse population of out-of-school time students. Participants will explore the challenges and the many rewards of working with ELLs in out-of-school time settings, and learn practical tips and ideas that staff can use at their programs.

This course is offered ONLINE through CANVAS . You will get an email 3 days prior to the course beginning to accept the invitation to participate. An online tutorial is available to take you through the process of working with CANVAS.

Begins Monday, May 20 to Saturday, June 1 (13 days) 

You can determine the pace of the course however  assignments do need to be completed in a timely manner over the course of 13 days.  In other words, you can not complete all the assignments in the last three days.

Facilitated by Mary-Ann Roberts, Mass Afterschool Partnership. 

Mary-Ann is available to help with CANVAS questions and  also will assist and comment on each assignment

$15.00 per person, 0.5 CEU


Prevent Summer Learning Loss   ONLINE course through CANVAS

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.

Offered in collaboration in Region 5 SEEPP

May 31 to June 14


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Beyond Licensing : Ensuring Quality in Afterschool (0.5 CEUs)

The ASOST field is calling for ever-increasing quality in programs that serve school-aged children through the Quality Rating Improvement System, yet many programs still struggle with meeting all the expectations around quality as specified in the licensing regulations. This training will address the major areas that licensors say programs are often challenged by in their pursuit to attain a higher level of quality, including: curriculum; staff-child interactions; managing transitions; staff training, development and supervision; interactions with parents; and effective staff communication. The goal of this training is to give participants a greater understanding of what “quality” looks like in each of these areas, and to present information and resources that they can take back to their program and implement quality enhancements.

Offered by the Mass Afterschool Partnership

Saturday May 18, 2019
ABCD / EPS Region 6
178 Tremont St
9am to 3pm  Lunch is provided.


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Overview of Courses

Click to download the flyer of our course offerings.