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Welcome to the #MURSDInspires August 29, 2017 PD Day!  Please register for your sessions by selecting from the schedule.  More details can be found on our MURSD PD Website at http://mursdpd.weebly.com/

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Tuesday, August 29
 

9:40am

Elementary Q & A with Will Richardson
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a follow-up opportunity for faculty and staff to have further discussions with our keynote speaker, Will Richardson, on the topics of his keynote and principles of modern learning.

This session is for elementary faculty staff.  All nurses, paraprofessionals, and ABA Techs will also attend this session.

Speakers
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Will Richardson

A parent of two teen-agers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com... Read More →


Tuesday August 29, 2017 9:40am - 10:50am
Nipmuc Auditorium

10:55am

Design Thinking (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity seats available

Design Thinking Info Page:

http://mursdpd.weebly.com/design-thinking.html


The open-ended problem-solving process that has wide use in commercial product design and social innovation is rapidly migrating to the classroom.  Design thinking typically starts by identifying user needs through empathy-building experiences before moving to defining, ideating, prototyping, and refining results based on feedback.  The process is iterative rather than linear, producing multiple drafts and prototypes en route to innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Teacher of Visual Art, Miscoe Hill Middle School
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong Maker using iPads in the art classroom... Read More →
avatar for Dave Quinn

Dave Quinn

Director of Tech and Integration, Nipmuc Regional High School
Dave Quinn is the Director of Technology Integration for the Mendon-Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts, and works directly with teachers and students in grades K-12 to reimagine learning experiences through the meaningful use of technology. He is also a candidate in the... Read More →


Tuesday August 29, 2017 10:55am - 11:30am
Nipmuc G218

10:55am

Global Education (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity seats available


Global Education Website:  http://mursdpd.weebly.com/global-education.html


In an increasingly interconnected world, students develop global competence by investigating issues of global importance, recognizing multiple perspectives, communicating their views, and taking action.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Cardamone

Katie Cardamone

Spanish Immersion Teacher, Memorial Elementary School
I have been teaching Spanish Immersion at Memorial Elementary school for 13 years. I have taught second, third and fourth grade. I coordinate the Spanish Immersion program in our district, Mendon-Upton Regional, and feel passionate about promoting world language programs, technology... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Maruszczak

Joseph Maruszczak

Superintendent, Mendon-Upton Regional School District
I am the proud superintendent of the Mendon-Upton (MA) Regional School Committee, a community of over 2600 diverse learners. I am passionate about learning more about profesional practices that challenge the status quo, particularly those that use technology in a purposeful way to... Read More →


Tuesday August 29, 2017 10:55am - 11:30am
Nipmuc B236

10:55am

Personalized Learning (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity filling up

Starting from the belief that not all students learn alike, personalized learning encompasses a wide range of technologies, assessment and reporting tools, and teaching practices to help each student succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Todd

Dennis Todd

Director of Student Support Services, Mendon-Upton Regional School District


Tuesday August 29, 2017 10:55am - 11:30am
Nipmuc B239

10:55am

Project-Based Learning (PBL) (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity filling up

Link to more PBL Website:  http://mursdpd.weebly.com/project-based-learning.html

Students gain academic knowledge and develop critical thinking, collaboration, and other skills by investigating or responding to an open-ended question, problem, or challenge (often with real-world connections).  They typically apply their understanding to create something new, teach others, or advocate for a solution.  ​​

Speakers
avatar for BVCC

BVCC

BVCC


Tuesday August 29, 2017 10:55am - 11:30am
PDC

11:35am

Blended Learning (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity seats available

Blended Learning Website:  http://mursdpd.weebly.com/blended-learning.html

Students engage in a combination of online and face-to-face learning, allowing them to make choices about the pace, location, and timing of their learning ​

Speakers
avatar for Deb Swain

Deb Swain

Principal, Memorial School
I'm the principal of Memorial School in Upton, MA. I'm excited to talk about the work we have been doing supporting students with social/emotional/behavioral concerns within the classroom setting. I'm excited to learn more about project based learning opportunities at the elementary... Read More →


Tuesday August 29, 2017 11:35am - 12:10pm
Nipmuc B337

11:35am

Connected Learning (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity seats available

Connected Learning Website:  http://mursdpd.weebly.com/connected-learning.html

Leveraging digital tools and peer-to-peer learning, connected learning is socially connected, interest-driven, and academically oriented, according to the Connected Learning Research ​​Network.  Connected learning occurs across the lifespan and leads naturally to network building (such as the personal learning networks that many educators rely on for personalized professional learning)

Speakers
avatar for Dave Quinn

Dave Quinn

Director of Tech and Integration, Nipmuc Regional High School
Dave Quinn is the Director of Technology Integration for the Mendon-Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts, and works directly with teachers and students in grades K-12 to reimagine learning experiences through the meaningful use of technology. He is also a candidate in the... Read More →


Tuesday August 29, 2017 11:35am - 12:10pm
Nipmuc G217

11:35am

Genius Hour/20% Time (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity seats available

Genius Hour/20% Website:  http://mursdpd.weebly.com/genius-hour20.html


Modeled on an idea from Google and other companies to free up 20 percent of employees’ time for self-directed research projects, Genius Hour creates time and space within the school week for students to pursue questions that pique their curiosity. ​

Speakers
avatar for BVCC

BVCC

BVCC
avatar for Brenda Webster

Brenda Webster

Grade 5 Teacher, Miscoe Hill Middle School
28 year veteran who feels like a first year teacher every year. I dabble with, but am no expert at: #classroombookaday, Flexible Srating, Genius Hour/Passion Projects, Online Student Portfolios using See Saw, Student-Led conferences, The LAUNCH Cycle (Aj Juliani), classroom Twitter... Read More →


Tuesday August 29, 2017 11:35am - 12:10pm
PDC

11:35am

Maker Education (Professional Practice Pathway)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Maker Education Website:  http://mursdpd.weebly.com/maker-education.html

Grounded in the philosophy of learning by doing, maker education provides students with access to tools and the time to solve problems that interest them.  ​

Speakers
avatar for Janice  Gallagher

Janice Gallagher

Principal, Henry P. Clough Elementary School
avatar for Mary Anne Moran

Mary Anne Moran

Educator, Nipmuc
Mary Anne Moran is Principal of Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton, Massachusetts. She began her career as an elementary educator and quickly made her way to the secondary level. She has been a member of the Nipmuc community for the last 16 years transitioning to the role of assistant... Read More →


Tuesday August 29, 2017 11:35am - 12:10pm
Media Center