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Wednesday, March 8
 

8:00am

Keynote: Four Shifts for the Future of Learning
Schools have always faced the twin challenges of conserving important traditions and preparing students for a changing future. In this talk, we'll explore four important shifts taking place with implications for educators: exponential growth of informal learning, changing teaching practices inside colleges, the impact of automation on working life, and the continually improving field of the science of learning. Examining these important changes, we'll explore what schools need to preserve and where schools need to grow and change to prepare young people for a complex world. Four Shifts for the Future of Learning

Speakers
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Jeff Marsden

Superintendent, Medfield Public Schools
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Research Scientist, Teaching Systems Lab at MIT


Wednesday March 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Auditorium

9:30am

Learning Ally; Audiobook Accommodation for students who learn differently
Limited Capacity full

In this session you will learn how Learning Ally can open up a world of stories and educational content for students. Learning Ally provides human recorded audiobooks that includes textbooks, core novels and recreational reading books, grades 1-12 and beyond. Participants will experience how to assist students with their personalized accounts, discover our audiobooks and additional resources including our annual reading contests, Spotlight on Dyslexia Virtual Conference, the YES! student advocacy program and our teamwork with local authors including Jeff Kinney and Superbowl Champion Malcolm Mitchell (author of The Magician's Hat). I hope to see you there!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Dougherty

Jennifer Dougherty

Manager, School and Student Success, Learning Ally



Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 110

9:30am

BookCreator: A Great UDL for all Students
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In this workshop, we will use Book Creator on your iPad to: see ways to differentiate activities; explore the built-in accessibility features; learn new features in recent updates including: Comic Book layout, reading your book, using bookshelves and more; see examples from simple to more advanced uses in classrooms; and share examples and ideas for the curriculum (writing, reading, math, science, social studies).

Click here for our Google Slide Presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Hoglund

Jackie Hoglund

Instructional Technology Specialist, Wellesley Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 204

9:30am

Badges as Micro-Credentials
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a hands-on workshop that helps partcipants get started with issuing badges in their classrooms. Badges are a growing tool for issuing credentials to students and can be a source for recognizing achievements everyday. The workshop will briefly cover the reasons why badges work and then participants will led through a process to help them create a badge list that is unique to their class and create badges to recognize their students. Focus will be on the process but tools will be introduced to help make the process easier.

Speakers
avatar for MJ Linane

MJ Linane

Teacher and Online Instructional Designer, Old Rochester Regional High School
MJ Linane is a high school history teacher, blogger, and online instructional designer. MJ was a recipient of the 2015 MassCUE Pathfinder award for his work with blended learning and gamification. He is a contributor to Edsurge, Smarter Schools and a contributing author to the book, Gamifying Literacy. MJ loves to help other teachers design interactive and engaging online lessons


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 112

9:30am

DIY Mobile Video Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn quick skills and strategies for leveraging the greatest video making asset students have – their smartphones. This session will highlight video projects from the simple to the complex that can be used as alternative assessments while encouraging student agency and higher order thinking. Using a proven process as the foundation, you will walk away able to begin creating high-quality projects with your students.

Slides Available


 

Speakers
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Fred Haas

Technology Integration Coordinator, Hopkinton High School
Fred Haas is a technology integration coordinator at Hopkinton High School, where he has also worked as a teacher since arriving in 2006. He has taught a combination of traditional face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. With over ten years of combined experience teaching in online and blended environments, he has developed courses in both contexts. Additionally, he has provided professional development in Hopkinton, as well as The Education... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 118

9:30am

Having Fun App Smashing!
Limited Capacity seats available

I will teach how to use a few apps (and how some can be combined)- for starting discussions, collaboration among students, and for assessments. The apps I use frequently in my classroom are Book Creator, Popplet, DoInk, and Seesaw. Students have fun using one or 2 apps to show their thinking and to create something new to represent their learning of material/subject matter-then sharing it others.

Check out the presentation here 

Speakers
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Maura Condon

Grade 5 Teacher, Dale St. School
Grade 5 Teacher at Dale Street School in Medfield, MA


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 205

9:30am

Interactive Learning Centers
Limited Capacity full

View my slides

Give your classroom learning centers or stations a makeover! In this hands-on session, we will identify several different ways to make your learning centers interactive. We will explore digital tools and apps for formative assessment success. These tools will set the course of your center, provide content, support creativity, and capture responses. Many of the options are free so you can get to retooling your learning centers immediately.

Speakers
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Winnie Carey

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Winnie Carey -- Holliston Public Schools
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Nen Locke

Teacher, Holliston Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 202

9:30am

No More Red Pens
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you tired of taking papers home? In this workshop learn about some easy resources to collect feedback and data quickly. We will check out Google Forms/Sheets, Socrative, Goformative, Kahoot, Padlet and more!

Speakers
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Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 113

9:30am

The Exciting World of QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore the new and exciting world of Quick Response codes. This session will teach participants how to design and create codes that can be integrated into a document or a hyperlink. Participants will develop strategies and resources for creating QR codes to enhance and expand their existing curriculum.

Here is a hyperlink to my presentation

Speakers
avatar for Linda Cartier

Linda Cartier

High School Technology Teacher and Online Teacher, Bellingham High School and Framingham State University


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 114

9:30am

Using EDPuzzle to make Interactive Videos
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Create lessons that maximize the value of video media. In this session, you will see how easily EDpuzzle helps you turn a video into an interactive learning and assessment tool. Attendees will leave this session having begun or completed the creation of their own EDpuzzle video for use in their classrooms right away.

Speakers
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Sam Cowell

World Language Teacher, Blake Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 111

9:30am

The Hyperdoc Revolution
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Seeking ways to engage and empower learners while teaching them lifelong skills can be hard with today’s classroom. My students were bored, reading similar stories from our reading program. I felt like there was so much more I could be teaching them each week, but I was tied to my guided reading group. I reshaped my literature block and breathed new life into the classroom while personalizing learning. By creating hyperdocs to go along with each story, students are now able to work at their own pace both independently and collaboratively. They are accessing the GSuite in exciting ways, smashing various tools together in one hyperdoc. The literature they are reading is brought to life, and learning experiences are not only enriching but also authentic. I am them freed up to have conversations with kids about books.
The energy in the classroom has shifted, and a community of learners is being built. Hyperdocs can be created in any content area or to teach specific skills such as research or digital citizenship. It is important to know this is not a digital worksheet, rather a pedagogical revolution that brings learning to life. In this session we will explore hyperdocs that are already created, learn about the process I went through to create my own, and then have some time for attendees to make their own hyperdocs to support learning in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rayna Freedman

Rayna Freedman

Teacher of 5th graders/ITS, Mansfield Elementary Schools
Rayna Freedman is beginning her 17th year at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. Rayna serves on the MassCUE Board of Directors and has been presenting at their conferences since 2010. She runs creativity workshops for the Reynold’s Center. She is an advocate for teaching digital citizenship. She presented in the STEM playground at ISTE 2016. Ms. Freedman served on the DESE Digital... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 116

9:30am

Automate your life with Google Forms & Addons
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Learn to leverage the power of Google Forms, Sheets and Add-ons to save time in your classroom or office. This will be a fast, hands-on session. We will go step-by-step to creating an automated workflow that you can adapt to start getting your precious time back!

Link to advanced slides 

Speakers
avatar for Erik Erickson

Erik Erickson

Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Narragansett Regional School District
avatar for Debby Fromen

Debby Fromen

K-5 Technology Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
Hands-on engineer, K-5 technology integration specialist and Seesaw enthusiast! | Twitter: @dfromen
avatar for Neal Sonnenberg

Neal Sonnenberg

Tech Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
I am the tech integration specialist at Medfield HS and one of the crew that helps to assemble Digital Learning Day.  Have a passion for all things tech but especially Google and Spreadsheet things. Hit me up on the Twittter @nealman17


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Lab 007

9:30am

Drive? I Don't Even Have a Permit
Limited Capacity full

You get more for your money in this session. Two trainers for the price of one! Join Kathy Martell, Technology Integration Specialist in Needham, and Stephen Harte, Instructional Technology Specialist in Dover, for a dive into Google Drive. We will provide you with support in organizing Google Drive. Searching for files, using folders, storing items for fast retrieval, using Drive on mobile devices. These two Google for Education Certified Educators have tips and tricks for you.

You can find a copy of our slides (and your license) here

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Harte

Stephen Harte

Technology Integration Specialist, Chickering School
I spent sixteen years teaching 4th and 5th grade so I am familiar with the demands placed on the classroom teacher. In 2009, I made the switch to a specialist. Now I spend my time educating teachers and students. It's the best job ever. I think it's important to put a heavy emphasis on the needs of the teachers.
avatar for Kathleen Martell

Kathleen Martell

Technology Integration Specialist, Needham Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Lab 006

9:30am

Form-ing Self-directed Learners
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How do you manage your project teams? The key is having a structured design process and the right collaborative tools. Learn how to keep your students on track whether they are working in teams or independently using Google Forms, Add-ons, Classroom and other integrated apps. Create a system that empowers students to move independently through the process and to set reflective goals, check-in, and ask for help along the way in a format that is easily visible to you and your students. If you are looking for a way to guide your students through project-based learning opportunities, including Genius Hour, then this is the session for you!
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Speakers
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Stephanie Doty

Technology Integration Coordinator, Hopkinton Public Schools
Self-proclaimed GAFE geek, technology integrator, and trainer who is passionate about finding innovative ways to enhance digital workflows in K-12 education. | Pioneer on the maker mindset trail who is learning with students every day as they discover their passions and strive to design and make the changes they want to see in the world.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 115

9:30am

Google Tour Builder
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Google Tour Builder is an amazing way to embed Google Earth into your lessons.  Teachers and students can build interactive presentations across the curriculum to introduce a new place, show art and culture, follow a character's journey, and so much more.

Here is the link to the slideshow: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UTvRLjL25TYcBAgFjfxxvqc1bOf3Id_l09GpLO_L3Mc  

Speakers
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Jessica Garbowski

Instructional Technologist/ Teacher, Easton Public Schools
I have been a teacher for 9 years at the middle school level in everything ranging from 6th grade to ELA to Coding. I am also the District Instructional Technology Coordinator for Easton Public Schools. My technology certifications include: Google Certified Trainer & Google Certified Level 1+2 Educator


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Lab 117

9:30am

Continuing Conversation with Keynote Justin Reich
After the keynote, Justin will continue the conversation with a Q&A and on-going dialogue about the future of education and learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Research Scientist, Teaching Systems Lab at MIT


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Auditorium

9:30am

Full STEAM Ahead!
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Want to bring innovation, invention and creativity to your lessons? Want some ideas of how to bring STEM/STEAM experiences to your students? If yes, this session is for you! We'll talk about the Engineering Design Process, which engages students to ask, imagine, plan, create, test & improve and share. Want to experience a STEM challenge and/or play with robots? We'll have time for that too - why should kids have all the fun?!

Here's the link to this presentation.

Speakers
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Randie Groden

Teacher Librarian, Memorial School
Randie is a Teacher Librarian who loves to connect students and staff with books and technology.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Makerspace/LMC

9:30am

BeeBots and Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore coding and using BeeBots in the elementary library. We will present what we are currently doing and how it scaffolds into coding for grades 1-5. Attendees will have time to share ideas, best practices, and play time with the BeeBots.

Google Presentation can be found HERE.

Speakers
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Donna Miller

Library teacher, Norwood Public Schools
Elementary School Library Teacher, love to learn about new technology, read, and garden.
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Aaron Reuland

Library Teacher, Norwood Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 120

9:30am

These ARE the droids you're looking for...(EV3 Robotics Showcase)
Limited Capacity seats available

These ARE the droids you're looking for.  This will be a hands-on introduction to the LEGO MindStorms EV3 kits and software that are being used in this years high school Engineering class.  You will get a chance to program and test a basic EV3 Rover-Bot and make some modifications.  Some of the students will be on hand to assist with the tech and coding but no previous experience is needed.  Download the 'LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3' to your iPad or Chromebook before the DLD Day and you'll be connected and coding in minutes.

Hyperlinks to Session files

Tutorial 1 (Get Connected) - Brief instructions on connecting a device, iPad or Chromebook, to the Mindstorms EV3 bricks (control unit of the LEGO Mindstorms system)

Tutorial 2 (Sample Programs) - Basic introduction to the EV3 Education app 'Lobby'.  'Run/Send' a basic movement program to your robot and observe the program/coding blocks on your device screen.

Tutorial 3 (Basic Movement) - Write a program to control the movement of your robot.  Program the robot to follow a square path using 'Wait' and 'Loop' blocks.

Tutorial 4 (Move Steering) - Program your robot to travel in a figure-8 around the obstacles.

Tutorial 5 (Sample Program Part 2) - The robot uses the front-mounted ultrasonic sensor to detect obstacles and change course accordingly.


Speakers
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Philip Brown

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 203

9:30am

Self Care for the Educator
Limited Capacity full

As educators, we are very good at  caring for our families and students but often don't carve out important time to care for ourselves.  Take 50 minutes out of your day to experience simple techniques that will help you manage your stress, improve your health and feel your best.  Stress management strategies for the educator include breathing techniques, PMR, Brain Gym@, and Mindfulness.  :)


Here are some documents for my session. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Renaud

Karen Renaud

Wellness, Stress Management, Ballroom Dance, Personal Safety Teacher, Medfield High School
Stress management techniques.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 125

10:30am

Busting the Myth of Average: UDL and Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

View my slides!

Technology is not just about spicing up the classroom anymore - It is an essential tool to insure that all students have equal access to the curriculum. Thankfully, today's mobile technology makes it so easy for students to access information and demonstrate learning. In this session, we will review the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its role in curriculum design. We will then look at a number of free and low-cost options that can help UDL-ize your classroom for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Adam Steiner is a technology integration specialist for the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, Massachusetts and a doctoral researcher at Boston College with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and technology. His research interests include assistive technology, universal design, and educational change. Prior to becoming a technology integration specialist, Adam was a high school social studies teacher for ten years. He is co-author, along... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 114

10:30am

Student Panel: Students Reflect on Their Learning Styles and Best Teaching Practices for Success
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This  panel provides an opportunity for high school students who receive special education services to share their thoughts and experiences about best practices and accommodations that help them be successful in the classroom. Come hear students describe what works including:

-How material is presented
-Preparation for assessments
-Keeping track of assignments
-Communication with teachers
-Self-advocacy

Ask questions and get feedback from students about how to implement accommodations and enhance the experience of students in your classrooms on IEPs!



Speakers
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Heidi Black

Medfield High School
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Stephanie Lord

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 125

10:30am

Unlock your Potential with Breakout EDU
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Sorry, this session is FULL.  

BreakoutEDU is a great resource that educators will love-- and it is all free!! Breakouts are for everyone... to inspire and build collaborative skills, teach ANY subject/ grade level/ skill. It is a fun, game-based way to engage learners.
Digital resources are available (& also free!) so this is all possible with or without physical boxes & locks.
Experience this amazing resource for yourself and unlock your greatest teaching potential!
*If you've experienced a Breakout previously, please know that I will not be running "The Faculty Meeting" as most 1st sessions begin with this. However, this session is 100% accessible to everyone-- even if this is your first Breakout rodeo!
Giddyap... get ready for an emotionally charged ride!
Here is the link to my presentation :) 

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Cowell

Kerry Cowell

Library Media Specialist, Dale Street School
@kcowell7 , kcowell@email.medfield.net | Library Media Specialist~ grades 4&5 #beproudbedale | My hope is to inspire, support, and empower students & teachers to embrace innovation in order to help our world... | Former classroom teacher (14 years) | Passionate about: #designthinking #makerspace #futurereadyskills #digcit #edtech


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Art Room 124

10:30am

#TellYourStory with Adobe Spark
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Come get inspired with Adobe Spark, a free online and mobile graphic design app that allows you to easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that help tell your own story. Explore how you can Adobe Spark to teach concepts, assess learning, and prepare your students for success as digital communicators.

This session will focus on the power of Digital Storytelling and is aimed at teachers wishing to start their journey in understanding and using digital tools to create captivating digital stories, presentations, and communication.
On mobile, the Spark collection is a trio of apps Adobe – called Spark Post; Spark Page; and Spark Video.

Come get inspired to tell your story! Adobe’s suite of creative apps make it easier than ever to communicate digitally and can be used across all content areas.

Link to presentation 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Marotta

Mary Marotta

InstructionalTechnology, High School
Technology Integration Teacher, PD Consultant and Adjunct Faculty GCE Fitchburg State University. Passionate about teaching and learning.
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Craig Sheil

Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School
Technology Integration Teacher @ Bedford High School; love for Mathematics; Google for Education Certified Trainer, NH GEG Co-leader #bhstech222 #GoogleET


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 110

10:30am

Beyond Screencasting! Using Screencasts for Creativity & Communication in Student Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

We are all familiar with screencasting software to capture what is on your computer screen for training purposes, but this tool has so many other valuable uses in the classroom. This session highlights several ways that students can use screencasting software to demonstrate their learning in various lessons and projects. Come and see them in action to gather ideas for you curriculum and create lessons of your own that include this technology resource!

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Pappafotopoulos

Dianne Pappafotopoulos

Instructional Technology Specialist/Teacher, Dover Sherborn Public Schoos
Dianne is the District Instructional Technology Specialist at Dover Sherborn Public Schools, where she assists faculty and staff to integrate technology into the curriculum. With a combination of teaching, business, and her technology specialist experience, Dianne is well versed in the types of resources and pedagogy that work well in the classroom to engage students and enable teachers to feel confident with technology rich lessons. In some of... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lab 117

10:30am

Live, from your classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an exciting session on how to use Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live. With these tools, you will learn ways to broadcast/record school events, classroom lessons, and collaborate with others near and far.

You will participate in a live, interactive session, as well as learn how to setup and produce your own.

Link to presentation 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Fagone

Julie Fagone

tech coach, Dedham Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 115

10:30am

Living Worksheet
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Living worksheets - The evolution of the worksheet
A traditional educational practice has been the use of the worksheet. Although projects are assigned, and students have many unique learning experiences, on a day to day classroom basis, becoming educated always seemed to include the worksheet.

Until now.

With the introduction of the tablet into the classroom, having students use "living worksheets" created with an App called Explain Everything can transform how students create, learn and master concepts.

Explain Everything can be used by teachers to make "living" templates that can be manipulated by students. This technique allows for increased teacher control while still allowing the students to demonstrate their creativity and understanding. The teacher begins by creating a screen-cast. The only difference is the teacher does not annotate, explain or move any of the objects. They save the presentation as a project file instead of a video and upload it to the web for the students to access. Students open their own copy on their device and manipulate what the teacher has created. Almost like a "living worksheet", the final product includes animation, audio and annotation. Students then export the final project as a video to share. The following templates in Science show how this tool has helped students understand concepts that are traditionally hard to master.

Speakers
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Jason Heim

Science Teacher, T.A. Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
Jason is an eighth grade science teacher at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA and is an edtech enthusiast. His passion and leadership skills have helped lead a culture of creative and collaborative students and adults.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 204

10:30am

Seesaw: Experience the Magic!
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Seesaw is the perfect tool for students to explore, think, create and share their learning.  Whether you have one device or many, go hands-on to learn how even the youngest learners can independently capture their learning, share with an authentic audience, and continue to develop digital citizenship skills.  You will leave this workshop with ideas, lessons, tips and tricks that can easily be incorporated in your classrooms the very next day.

Seesaw supports these platforms - iOS, Android, Chromebook, Computer with Firefox or Chrome browser, Android Fire.  If bringing an iPad or Android device, please install the Seesaw app ahead of time.

Click here for my slides. 

Speakers
avatar for Debby Fromen

Debby Fromen

K-5 Technology Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
Hands-on engineer, K-5 technology integration specialist and Seesaw enthusiast! | Twitter: @dfromen


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 202

10:30am

WeVideo - The HTML5 one-stop-shop alternative to iMovie
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In this session, you will be introduced to the many benefits of WeVideo, see teacher/student examples, and have time to create your own video.
Some of the benefits of WeVideo:
- HTML5 - meaning that it is all internet based and is perfect for chromebooks
- Great option for those who can't access iMovie
- Create videos in two modes - storyboard (simple) and timeline (more complex)
- Free subscription option
- Blends seamlessly with Google Drive & Google Classroom
- Can create individual projects and collaborative projects (multiple editors on the same video)
- Can use to create screencasts and green screen videos
(Click on this link to get to the Google Slides)  

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bowles

Sean Bowles

8th Grade Science Teacher, Dedham Public Schools
Taught Life Science in Medfield at Blake Middle for four years in the seventh grade. Moved to Dedham Middle last year and now teaching 8th grade Earth & Space science. Love integrating technology into the classroom, but looking for new ways for students to be creative and a chance to show what they know without taking up too much time. Maybe I'm asking for the impossible!


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lab 008

10:30am

What's New with BrainPOP? Let's Learn with Tim and Moby the Impact New Features are Making!
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Everyone loves Tim and Moby as both characters combine information and humor to provide students with a unique way of learning. Now with BrainPOP, teachers and students have countless opportunities to join Tim and Moby in collecting as well as representing knowledge in their own way. In this session, you will learn the power in Make-A-Map and GAMEUP as well as important additions within both features. We will also dive into best practices as a way to boost student engagement and opportunities for formative assessment. You will also be exposed to Quiz Mixer, a powerful tool for teachers allowing you to create quizzes for your students. In addition, you will get your feet wet with My BrainPOP, a data collection tool for both teachers and students. Not only will you witness mind blowing evidence representing BrainPOP being used to its fullest potential, but you will also have the chance to explore and collaborate!

Speakers
avatar for Nili Bartley

Nili Bartley

Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkinton Public Schools
As a teacher, technology integration coach, and BrainPOP Certified Educator, Nili has led professional development around 21st century learning since 2012. She has recently focused her sessions on strength based learning, concept mapping, and SuperYouFUN at conferences such as MassCUE and ISTE.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lab 007

10:30am

Fostering Adolescent Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

What can we do to encourage our adolescents to pleasure read? In my session, I will quickly review current best practices in adolescent literacy. The rest of the time, you will be listening to and contributing to a book talk which will include titles that would be "Good Reads" for students in grades five through eight.  I will showcase some technology that can be used by teachers to help students with book choice. You may even leave with more than a handout!

Here is my presentation

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Caprio

Kathleen Caprio

6th grade English, Blake Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 203

10:30am

Integrating Technology and Math Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Looking for ways to integrate technology into your math workshop? Ever worried you have groups during math workshop that you can't supervise to the extent you would like? Looking to increase rigor for your independent workers? Use technology to help solve these problems! Come to our session to learn how to integrate technology whether you have a one iPad/chromebook classroom or a class set! We will also provide you with resources to help you spice up your math workshop and stay current on the latest ideas! Be excited to leave our session with ideas you can implement the NEXT DAY to boost engagement in your math class and help you stay on top of your student's progress!

Click here for our presentation

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bertschmann

Kelly Bertschmann

Fifth Grade Teacher, Medfield Public Schools
avatar for Alison Wells

Alison Wells

Math Specialist, Dale Street School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 118

10:30am

Gamify Your Class With Classcraft
Limited Capacity seats available

This is hands-on workshop that helps participants gamify their class by using Classcraft. Participants will learn about why gamification works and will be guided through setting up their Classcraft courses. Participants will be able to set up their courses, enroll students, and set up in-game achievements, powers, punishments and rewards.

Speakers
avatar for MJ Linane

MJ Linane

Teacher and Online Instructional Designer, Old Rochester Regional High School
MJ Linane is a high school history teacher, blogger, and online instructional designer. MJ was a recipient of the 2015 MassCUE Pathfinder award for his work with blended learning and gamification. He is a contributor to Edsurge, Smarter Schools and a contributing author to the book, Gamifying Literacy. MJ loves to help other teachers design interactive and engaging online lessons


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 112

10:30am

Rev up your browser with Chrome Extensions and Apps for teaching and learning
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Learn the difference between Google Chrome Apps and Extensions, how to add them to Chrome and see several apps and extensions in action that will improve you and your students productivity.  Slides can be found here!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Spang

Julie Spang

Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District
Julie is a former Grade 3-12 classroom teacher and currently the Digital Learning Coach for Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Common Sense Certified Educator: Digital Citizenship, co-organizer of Edcamp Grafton & North Shore, MakerSpace enthusiast and presenter at MassCUE and Christa McAuliffe Technology conferences. She delivers professional development in and out of the district and... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lab 006

10:30am

Leadership Panel: Fostering Innovation and Growth
Join Jeff Marsden (Superintendent, Medfield Public Schools), Justin Reich (Executive Director of MIT Teaching Systems Lab and co-founder of EdTech Teacher), Patrick Larkin (Assistant Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools), Sara Ahern (Assistant Superintendent, Holliston Public Schools), Luke Callahan (Director of Technology, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District), and Steve Guditus (Director of Educational Technology, Tri-Town School Union) in an open discussion as they share their vision, highlighting successes and challenges, for fostering innovation and growth in schools.  This panel discussion will be facilitated by Nat Vaughn (Blake Middle School Principal, Medfield Public Schools).
Link to Slides:  http://tinyurl.com/dldpanel

Speakers
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Sara Ahern

Assistant Superintendent, Holliston Public Schools
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Luke Callahan

Director of Technology, Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools
As Director of Technology for Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, my goal is to foster a rich and rewarding experience for students and staff. @callahanluke
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Steve Guditus

Director of Educational Technology, Tri Town School Union: Middleton, Topsfield and Boxford Public Schools
School culture, innovation and design thinking, leveraging tech integration in all classrooms, UDL, and building problem-solving into all classrooms.
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Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent for Learning in Burlington Public Schools (MA), NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Former MA Assistant Principal of the Year, Led First 1:1 iPad High School Implementation In MA.
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Jeff Marsden

Superintendent, Medfield Public Schools
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Justin Reich

Research Scientist, Teaching Systems Lab at MIT
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Nat Vaughn

Principal, Blake Middle School
Nat Vaughn has been an educator for 19 years and is the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA. His strong advocacy for fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role in the 1:1 6th-8th grade iPad Initiative at Blake. Nat believes communication, a willingness to adapt, and transparency are key elements in transforming a school towards a student-centered... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Auditorium

10:30am

Want Time 2 Redesign?
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have a lesson you really want to reinvent?  Or learn a cool tool, you’re not sure how to integrate?  How about having a plan but no time to implement?  Here’s your chance to spend some time working on those lessons/projects that need a little TLC.  

You’re invited (with or without colleagues) to bring a lesson you've wanted to redesign.  Tech advice and resources are available from facilitators.

Prestionation available here

Speakers
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Bethany Robertson

LMS, Wheelock School
Bethany Robertson is a Teacher Librarian at Medfield's Ralph Wheelock Elementary School.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Makerspace/LMC

10:30am

From Sphero Zero to Sphero Hero
Limited Capacity seats available

Bedford invested in Spheros 3 years ago, and we have been integrating them into the curriculum slowly. This year we used it as assessment for the 5th grade Solar System Units. Come learn how you can integrate Spheros into your MakerSpace or School!

We will be using the Sphero Ligtning Lab app on iPads or (it also works with Android devices). You can download the chrome extension for Chroembooks too!

Sphero Zero To Sphero Hero Presentation

Speakers
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Matt Hall

Digital Media Specialist, Andover Public Schools
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Matthew Haynes

Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 116

10:30am

Student Innovation Showcase: Grades 9 - 12
The Student Innovation Showcase will feature the innovative and creative work of some of our students. We will see some app development, 3D design & print, and hear about competitive robotics!  Our slide show is here 

Featuring:
  • Zachary Girard - 3D Design & Print
  • Taylor Lipsy - App Development
  • Amanda Xu - Chrome extension "Bloom"
  • Brigid Hern - Chrome extension "Bloom"
  • Evan Springer - Competitive robotics!

Speakers
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Orla Berry

Medfield High School
AP Bio Teacher; Science Content Spec Grades 6-12


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Makerspace/LMC

11:25am

IMPORTANT LUNCH INFORMATION - PLEASE READ!
Limited Capacity full

Lunch will be 'Grab and Go' which means you can take your lunch with you.  The 'Great Scott Cafe' will be open from 11:30 - 1:00 for lunch.  You can eat in the cafeteria, visit the makerspace, join in on a 'Meet and Eat' or attend a session during one or both lunches.

As far as your Sched goes:
  • If you want to go to Lunch at 11:30 and a Session at 12:15, please choose Lunch 1 at 11:30 and then select your session for 12:15.
  • If you want to go to a Session at 11:30 and Lunch at 12:15, please select your session for 11:30 and then Lunch 2 at 12:15.
  • If you would like to attend a session during both lunches, select a session at 11:30 and a session at 12:15.  Lunch will still be provided and you can grab it whenever is convenient.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:25am - 11:26am
Great Scott Cafe

11:30am

I will be going to Lunch 1
  • If you want to go to Lunch at 11:30 and a Session at 12:15, please choose Lunch 1 at 11:30 and then select your session for 12:15.
  • If you want to go to a Session at 11:30 and Lunch at 12:15, please select your session for 11:30 and then Lunch 2 at 12:15.
  • If you would like to attend a session during both lunches, select a session at 11:30 and a session at 12:15.  Lunch will still be provided and you can grab it whenever is convenient.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 11:31am
Great Scott Cafe

11:30am

Everything You Need to Know about Read&Write for Google Chrome
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to boost reading and writing confidence for all learners?  Read&Write for Google Chrome offers a wide range of supports that can be used within Google Docs and while viewing web pages for students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL. This powerful Chrome extension allows teachers to accommodate for different leaning styles (including their own!)  This simple to use extension offers a wide range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research!







Speakers
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Rosey McQuillan

Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant
As an Assistive and Educational Technology Consultant, I design and deliver a wide variety of professional development workshops and graduate level courses to teachers that demonstrate how technology integration and differentiated instruction can be integrated into a student’s daily learning environment.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 120

11:30am

Board Games that TEACH Abstract Reasoning and Social Intelligence
Limited Capacity full

I will present several board games that I have used in class (some being MENSA-approved learning tools) to promote abstract reasoning and develop social intelligence.

Often we think of games as a diversion from the main lesson, a much-needed break from the rigors of learning, but what if the social experience of the game itself were the lesson? What if the repeated use of a game could develop abstract thinking in the same way any skill is developed in the classroom?  In a world of 5-second Instagram videos, how do our kids learn what a "set-up" looks like before the "punchline"?  Why should they practice visualizing a story when they could just as easily find a clip on Youtube and attach those visuals to the characters? 

I don't have all the answers, but I do have experience. My goal is to present you with a list of games I've used in the past, have a realistic discussion about what I think they can and can't do, and then just play in the time remaining. Much of what I mean to convey in this presentation will not come from lecture.

You can find the presentation slides HERE.

Speakers
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Morgan Reynolds

English teacher, Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 115

11:30am

Alternatives to Google Slides (Moovly, Powtoon, Emaze, Projeqt)
Limited Capacity filling up

Tired of watching boring Google Slides presentations? These video tools allow students to combine visuals and sound to create engaging and dynamic presentations. Through these tools, students have the ability to create animated videos, to integrate social media, and to include interactive media.

Projeqt Presentation

Donald Trump Sample Projeqt

Speakers
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Perry Oasis

Social Studies Teacher, Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Lab 008

11:30am

Digital Formative Assessment and Do Nows
Limited Capacity seats available

“Do Nows” are a quick and easy way to engage students in the lesson.  They can help students preview, connect to, or reflect on a lesson.  Digital “Do Nows” can also be an effective formative assessment tool.  Results collected digitally, can be saved, easily retrieved and quickly referenced for standards based reporting.  We will be sharing ideas for using goformative.com, socrative.com google docs, google forms and the question feature on google classroom.  Come join the discussion and create some of your own “Digital Do Nows”!

Here is a copy of our slide presentation.

Speakers
JS

Judy Silva

Blake Middle School
JW

Joshua Walas

Blake Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 111

11:30am

Go Formative then Go Home: Easy Prep Formative Assessment Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Easy tools for overwhelmed teachers!  Learn how to use Printfriendly and Goformative - great tools for taking any reading, guiding students through it virtually, and assessing understanding.  We'll also look at Quizizz (the kids say it's 'fun homework!') and Flippity (it's also flipping fun!)  Here is a link to my slides.

Speakers
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Paula Hamilton

Spanish Teacher, Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 203

11:30am

Creation of the RISE Transition Program and Google + as an Online PLC
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss the creation of The RISE Transition Program, which is a supportive program that serves both regular and Special Education students as they transition back to school from significant absences, be they medical, mental heath, or avoidant in nature.  My teacher, Meg Danielski and I will discuss the tools that we have put in place to allow this successful program to run smoothly, and discuss the things that did not work as well as we had planned.  The evolution continues, and is based on trial and error, teacher/staff buy-in, student needs, and history with other created programs.  Our website allows for program/teacher/student interaction and allows us to collect feedback.  

We will also discuss our creation and use of an online Professional Learning Community, utilizing Google +.  This allows us to collaborate, share articles and discuss concepts and general cases with colleagues in our school and other schools, in an effort to stay relevant and clinically and professionally up to date, along with connected in a sometimes isolating field.  So far, we have connected Guidance staffs from Medfield High School and Medfield Middle School, and may expand soon!

Click Here for Slideshow Presentation 

Speakers
MD

Meghan Danielski

Medfield High School
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Dave Worthley

Coordinator of Social/Emotional Learning, RISE Transition Program Director, Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 110

11:30am

Out of SITE Student Portfolios
Limited Capacity full

Come check out the new and improved Google Sites! Looking for a great way for students to design and build their own portfolios? OR a new project idea for students? OR a new user-friendly interface to build a new classroom website? Look no further! Spend some time with us practicing and building with the new Google Sites!

tinyurl.com/DLDsites

 

Speakers
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Marissa Foley

5th Grade Teacher, Dale Street School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Lab 007

11:30am

Storage Full
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you received this message just when you really needed to take a photo or shoot a video? The solution is here and it's called Google Photos. Join Google for Education Certified Trainer Stephen Harte and receive support in easily getting photos and videos off of a mobile device and into the cloud using Google Photos. Creating albums and sharing easily with others will be covered. We will cover practical applications for the classroom. Bring your iPad and/or phone!

You can find a copy of my slides here

Speakers
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Stephen Harte

Technology Integration Specialist, Chickering School
I spent sixteen years teaching 4th and 5th grade so I am familiar with the demands placed on the classroom teacher. In 2009, I made the switch to a specialist. Now I spend my time educating teachers and students. It's the best job ever. I think it's important to put a heavy emphasis on the needs of the teachers.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 118

11:30am

Using Google Sheets to collect and share student data.
Limited Capacity seats available

I’m sharing my knowledge of google sheets at the DLD day in March.  I’m a “veteran” user of Excel and have a lot of ideas on how to use excel (google sheets) to make our teaching lives more organized and easier to manage.   My idea of a workshop is to make everyone have fun learning and get excited about a tool that can change how you look at students and that huge pile of data.

At the elementary level, we use google sheets to record benchmark data on our students. We also try to use them to track data on behavior, progress on subjects as well as graphing important issues for discussion at CPT and CST. Teachers might want to understand how to build, sort, calculate and graph data in spreadsheets. I am hoping to also review some of the common formulas, conditional formatting and printing "limitations" that are present in Google Sheets.

Here is a copy of my presentation:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BaF1gXiaoGfpERNb-Ggsw5sA_tj318LFm1toIxWFs4I/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
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Laurie McNeil

Math Intervention Specialist, Wheelock School
I'm passionate and curious about how students learn math and science. I chose this position at Medfield so I could help students develop a love for these two subjects. Being an artist and musician, as well as some one who can dig deep into data (yeah-both sides of the brain are working), makes me very creative about the subject(s) I teach. Right now, I focus mainly on Math and Technology... but I love Earth Science and am a totally nerd about... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Lab 006

11:30am

Student Author: Loud Silence with Carina Christo
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear Freshman Carina Christo talk about the experience of publishing her first book, Loud Silence and what it is like to be an author.  Carina will take attendees through her journey of writing, editing and self-publishing her novel. She will also read selections from Loud Silence. Come hear about how creative writing and self-publishing can inspire your students! Bring your own copy to get signed.

Speakers
CS

Colleen Sieber

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 112

11:30am

Barnes and Nobles Presents: Making Your Makerspace - A Beginner's Guide
Limited Capacity seats available

Building a Makerspace can be a daunting challenge. Join us for a look into Makerspace essentials, learn what key questions to ask BEFORE making major purchases, and insight into what successful schools are doing with their space!

Our presentation can be found here.

Speakers
JH

Jonathan Hickey

Business Development, Barnes & Noble Booksellers


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Makerspace/LMC

11:30am

Make it Glow! Make it Glow!~ Create an Illuminating Invention!
Limited Capacity seats available

Little Bits has sparked the Maker spirit at Blake as we combine Design Thinking and Inventing with these versatile electronic legos! Come join us to TAKE THE CHALLENGE ! Illuminate your world using Little Bits! The invention of electric light was a game-changer for all human (and non-human!) kind. In this challenge, we want you to harness the all-powerful LED to build your own glowing invention. You can create...
  • a secret flashlight for late-night reading
  • a hat that lights the way on your next adventure
  • a lantern to decorate a party
  • a machine that makes light dance
  • a bioluminescent animal
Use your inventor imagination to brighten up a dark situation. You can jump in and start making or follow our super easy-to-follow inventor steps to get started! 

* Of course you'll leave with ideas of how to bring this into your students' learning!

GOOGLE SLIDES PRESENTATION 

Speakers
avatar for Diane Horvath

Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
@techmonstah | I am a Tech Integration Spec at Blake Middle School who lives in BETA! My goals are to spark creativity, connectivity & innovation in students and teachers and to find opportunities to blend technology + design thinking + electronics + crafts across the middle school curriculum. I'm in my 3rd year of coaching teams in the Global Technovation Competition to empower & encourage girls into STEAM careers. More info at... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Makerspace/LMC

11:30am

8th Grade Students Will Show You How They Redefined the Use of Technology into the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

A group of 8th grade students will show how they used technology to present information to their classmates in an interactive participatory fashion, and they will also show how they reached out to an expert outside the Medfield Educational community to gain information; along with bringing this outside resource into the classroom, to interact with their classmates.

Speakers
SH

Seth Hellerstein

Blake Middle School
Seth Hellerstein is an 8th grade English teacher at Blake Middle School.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 204

11:30am

Student Help Desk: A Culture of Change
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a Student Help Desk begin to enhance the learning of students & change the culture? We will discuss the ways that our Student Help Desk has allowed for students to engage in passion-oriented project based learning while allowing for educators to see a new way of presenting information.

You can find the link to the slides HERE 

Speakers
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Spencer Christie

Assistant Principal, King Philip Regional High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 114

11:30am

Social Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out what social thinking is all about!  Discussion will include how social thinking is directly taught, supported in the learning center / small group environment, and reinforced in the general ed. classroom with all students.

Here is the Social Thinking presentation!  

Speakers
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Kerrie Krah

Blake Middle School
Speech Therapist
AR

Amy Reynolds

Blake Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Room 116

12:15pm

I will be going to Lunch 2
  • If you want to go to Lunch at 11:30 and a Session at 12:15, please choose Lunch 1 at 11:30 and then select your session for 12:15.
  • If you want to go to a Session at 11:30 and Lunch at 12:15, please select your session for 11:30 and then Lunch 2 at 12:15.
  • If you would like to attend a session during both lunches, select a session at 11:30 and a session at 12:15.  Lunch will still be provided and you can grab it whenever is convenient.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:16pm
Great Scott Cafe

12:15pm

“NEW” Introducing “LIVE” web based language lab for anywhere instruction

SANSSpace “LIVE” creates a Proficiency Directed Language Learning Environment using Chromebooks, iPads, Macs or PC’s.  In Class LIVE Interpersonal Speaking Random Pairing with Text Chat, OPIs, AP/Speaking exams using any content/publisher teachers need. Students “Produce” the Spoken Language outside of class – at home- to increase their Proficiency Using the on-line comparative recorder. “LIVE” does not require a dedicated classroom.

Come hear what we have been working on for the next generation language lab.

Speakers

Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 112

12:15pm

Project Based Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

MHS Junior English teachers started the year with a Project Based Learning unit. Our presentation will walk through why we chose this mode of instruction, what we actually created, and how it went. We'll talk about how we used technology in the unit to facilitate what we did, but also how it wasn't the driving force.  Ultimately, we were motivated by giving kids the chance to own what they were learning by putting it into practice in the real word!

Speakers
KB

Ksenija Broks

Medfield High School
MC

Madeline Chamberlain

Medfield High School
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Frank Mandosa

Medfield High School
GS

Gwynne Sawtelle

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 110

12:15pm

Choosy Teachers Choose GIF
Limited Capacity full

Ever wonder how to pronounce GIF? (one of those moving pictures on loop)  Or have you wondered how to make your own?  Or how to insert them into your Google Slides and tweets? Come to the session that choosy teachers recommend. In addition to seeing how a GIF is created, time will be spent discussing how they may be incorporated into lessons in a variety of educational settings (Classroom, Gymnasium, Studio, Theater, Playing Field).

Bring any device, come prepared with a few photos, a video or a YouTube link, and see how a GIF can do so much more than a plain old picture.


GOOGLE SLIDES PRESENTATION -LINK-


Speakers
KM

Kathleen McCullough

Blake Middle School
TW

Thomas Woods

Medfield High School



Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 204

12:15pm

Experiencing Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will give you a chance to see what the virtual reality hype is all about. You will go on a guided tour of Google Expeditions and then have time to explore content relevant to your own class.  Part of this session will give you the chance to write your own lesson or series of lessons to give your students the opportunity to explore life outside of school.  You will need to download the Google Expeditions application on your mobile device.  This app can be downloaded on both Android and iPhones.

Link to the presentation & resources. 

Speakers
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Sam Bookston

Technology Integration Specialist, Needham High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 114

12:15pm

Clean up your Drive
Limited Capacity full

Does it frustrate you when you know that document is in your Google Drive but you just can't find it? Breathe deeply and organize your Drive so you can find what you're looking for. It's like having a clean closet again. Ahhhh!

This session is intended to provide you time to organize your resources in a way that makes sense to you. If you would like some step-by-step instructions, I have created this presentation for you. 




Speakers
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Susan Cowell

K-12 Wellness Content Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
I love learning about new things teachers are trying in their classrooms to reach their students. I love seeing students as researchers and their teachers as facilitators. Anything you're having success with, I'm interested! I LOVE my Apple Watch and am excited to learn about the fitness gadgets and apps you like to use! Follow me @MedfieldWell


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Lab 006

12:15pm

Google Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

How to set up Google Classroom, the parent feature, different uses: sending out documents, group work, IEP student support. Using the just released student select feature.

Speakers
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Cynthia McClelland

Blake Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Lab 008

12:15pm

Barnes and Nobles Presents: Making Your Makerspace - A Beginner's Guide
Limited Capacity seats available

Building a Makerspace can be a daunting challenge. Join us for a look into Makerspace essentials, learn what key questions to ask BEFORE making major purchases, and insight into what successful schools are doing with their space!

Our presentation can be found here.

Speakers
JH

Jonathan Hickey

Business Development, Barnes & Noble Booksellers


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Makerspace/LMC

12:15pm

Little Bits Open Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Open session to explore building, inventing and designing with Little Bits. 

Speakers
avatar for Diane Horvath

Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
@techmonstah | I am a Tech Integration Spec at Blake Middle School who lives in BETA! My goals are to spark creativity, connectivity & innovation in students and teachers and to find opportunities to blend technology + design thinking + electronics + crafts across the middle school curriculum. I'm in my 3rd year of coaching teams in the Global Technovation Competition to empower & encourage girls into STEAM careers. More info at... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Makerspace/LMC

12:15pm

Fostering A Mathematical Growth Mindset with CueThink
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn about CueThink’s consistent language and problem solving structure that can be use across grade levels to enable students to excel when solving word problems. During this interactive presentation teachers will explore the student and teacher mode to prepare them to be able to use CueThink with their students. Following the presentation, Teachers can apply for a 2 months PD supported pilot to try out CueThink with their students. 

Speakers

Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 113

12:15pm

Tweet Like a Boss!
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn simple ways to utilize Twitter as a tool for parent communication and PR! We will share our #180daysofawesome as well as ideas for use of hashtags. We will highlight positive results and brainstorm ways to get your students involved!

Speakers
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Jim Kuehl

Wheelock School
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Nicole Sheehan

Wheelock School
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Erin Watson

Wheelock School



Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 202

12:15pm

Visual Thinking Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a method initiated by teacher-facilitated discussions of art images that provide students with key behaviors sought by Common Core Standards: Thinking skills that become habitual & transfer from lesson to lesson, oral & written language literacy, visual literacy, and collaborative interactions among peers.


VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES PRESENTATION

Speakers
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Nancy Deveno

Blake Middle School
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Meghan Drew

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Art Room 124

12:15pm

safe ergonomic digital device use
Limited Capacity seats available

We've entered into widespread educational digital device learning and presenting use but we've neglected to demonstrate to students and teachers proper ergonomic use to ensure long term physical and emotional health. Noted Medfield physical therapist, Carl Gustafson, is dealing with some of the fallout, treating many students and adults for "tech neck" and other maladies associated with improper tech use. He has also spoken at several physical therapist conferences on the problem. I demonstrate proper use during my 7th grade tech rotation course but we both feel the need to make more students, teachers and parents aware and involved.



Speakers
JH

Jon Haycock

LMC Teacher, Blake Middle School
I am a teacher at the Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 115

12:15pm

All Aboard the SS Anxiety Reducer
Limited Capacity full

We plan to introduce social stories as viable tools that anyone can use to help alleviate the anxiety students may experience around social situations.  We will also share a few apps which make social stories easy to create. We will introduce each app and then allow you time to play with each one to learn how to use them. This presentation will be geared toward an early elementary audience, particularly those who do individual and/or small group instruction. However, any teacher or specialist who works or lives with students who experience anxiety when they encounter unfamiliar social experiences will benefit from these tools. Please install the Going Places and Social Stories apps from the app store prior to this session.
**Allergy Alert:  Our classroom therapy dog, Franklin, will be attending this session with us.  He is a goldent retriever/yellow lab mix.  We would love for you to stop by to meet him. :) 

Speakers
KA

Karen Alberts

Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools
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Kelley Kennedy

Special Educator, Wheelock School
I am a special education teacher at the Wheelock elementary school here in Medfield. This is my fourth year at Wheelock and I am proud to be teaching alongside such a dedicated group of educators. I am also excited to be bringing our new classroom therapy dog, Franklin, to my session. Stop by to meet him if you can! :)



Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 116

12:15pm

Understanding the world that our students inhabit-what is it like to be a digital native?
Limited Capacity seats available

We hope to foster understanding and compassion.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Randolph

Elizabeth Randolph

Medfield High School
CS

Colleen Sieber

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:50pm
Room 118

1:00pm

Assistive Technology Round Table
Limited Capacity filling up

Stephen (Instructional Technology Specialist in Dover), Nisha (occupational therapist in Dover), Andrea (Strategies-Based Classroom Teacher in Dover) and Laura (Special Education teacher in Dover) for a round table discussion on the use of assistive technology in the classroom. This will be a highly interactive session with panelists giving their experiences with using assistive technology to level the playing field for students. They will field questions from the audience during the presentation. You can find our slides here. Just open the 2017 folder. 

Speakers
avatar for Maria DeCicco

Maria DeCicco

Technology Integration Specialist, Needham Public Schools
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.&rdquo... Read More →
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Stephen Harte

Technology Integration Specialist, Chickering School
I spent sixteen years teaching 4th and 5th grade so I am familiar with the demands placed on the classroom teacher. In 2009, I made the switch to a specialist. Now I spend my time educating teachers and students. It's the best job ever. I think it's important to put a heavy emphasis on the needs of the teachers.
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Nisha Hochman

Occupational Therapist, Chickering School
I have been an occupational therapist for 17 years and have worked in various school settings with students in grades Pre-k through 12. The past 8 years I have been in a Pre-k through 5 public school. I am passionate about helping students access curriculum using technology.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 125

1:00pm

Strength and Passion Based Learning is Spreading Across the World. Let's Join the Hype Together!
Limited Capacity seats available

Strength and passion based learning is changing the face of education and putting the learning into our students' hands like never before. In this session, you will learn more about the SuperYou FUNdation and Thrively, each bringing students a unique learning experience so they can discover who they are, what they love, and what they have to offer. Come experience the newest SuperYou lessons, part of a curriculum empowering children to discover their inner superhero in schools globally. Infused with the arts and 21st century learning, be ready to unleash your own inner superhero! We will also dive into Thrively, an online platform dedicated to identifying and fostering the strengths and passions within each student. You will have an opportunity to explore Thrively's newest features, including self paced lessons and courses within The 4 C's, social and emotional learning, character education, and social responsibility. Exploding with evidence of students embracing both the SuperYou Curriculum and Thrively, you will walk away inspired to bring both back to your students!

Speakers
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Nili Bartley

Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkinton Public Schools
As a teacher, technology integration coach, and BrainPOP Certified Educator, Nili has led professional development around 21st century learning since 2012. She has recently focused her sessions on strength based learning, concept mapping, and SuperYouFUN at conferences such as MassCUE and ISTE.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 118

1:00pm

Apple Presents: Teaching Coding with the SWIFT Playground App
Limited Capacity seats available

We believe that coding is an essential skill. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world.

Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.

Join us where you will:

• Explore Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive. 
• Get a first look at the Swift Playgrounds Teacher Guide designed specifically for middle school and above.
• Hear about App Development with Swift, a high school and college curriculum for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
• Learn why Swift is the best language for teaching and learning coding, as well as for developing apps.

Speakers
MB

Matt Brooks

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.
k-12 Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 205

1:00pm

Game on!
Limited Capacity filling up

In this hands on workshop participants will create an interactive Jeopardy style web game using Flippity, a web based tool that integrates well with Google Drive.  This integration with Google Drive allows students an opportunity to work collaboratively.  Copy the project file, a Google spreadsheet template, then add text, YouTube videos, and images to build a review game.  Share the published link so students can access individual copies of the game to play in group settings or display it on the screen and play with the whole class.  Flippity offers other tools that will be demonstrated, including a flash card generator, random name picker & seating chart, Mad Libs and more.  This easy to use tool has potential application for any subject matter area and for all age groups.
Here is a link to my Google Slides.

Speakers
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Audra Kaplan

Digital Learning Coach, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
Technology Integration Specialist at Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. Holds a master’s degree from Lesley University in Educational Technology. Prior to completing her degree and becoming a technology integrator, Audra spent over 17 years in the classroom teaching ELL, ELA, Social Development, Science, Math, and Computer Technology classes. At Groton-Dunstable Ms. Kaplan works to integrate technology into student and staff learning... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Lab 007

1:00pm

iOS Photography
Limited Capacity full

Ever wonder why your photos don't come out like you'd like them to?  This session will help!  The session will be centered on photography using iPhones and iPads, but many techniques and concepts covered can be transferred to use with android devices and dedicated digital cameras .  Topics will include how to compose your pics, how to get the proper exposure, and effective editing once the pic is snapped.  Taking effective and attractive photos of classroom/student activities will be a focus, but photographs of any subject or setting can be explored.  A copy of my slides presentation is right here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18VapaBidV1iHH2Hi--D7BTAfTlzp-Q-22Ol3QcRxYqQ/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Michael Gibbs

Blake Middle School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 116

1:00pm

Video Editing
Limited Capacity filling up

If you've never edited video before, then this is the place! Using the ultra-simple MovieMaker application (and lots of humor), participants will edit together footage that I will provide for them. Simple video editing techniques will be covered, as well as added audio and some transitions. Participants will leave with a file they can share as well as a tutorial. This will be a fun approach to learning the basics of editing.

Speakers
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Christopher Faust

art teacher, Medfield High School
art/painting/drawing/photoshop/digitalphotography/analogphotography


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Lab 008

1:00pm

Virtual Field Trips
Limited Capacity filling up

The session will focus on two topics. First, learn how to use the powerful collaboration features of Google Maps to visually represent events, ideas, and landmarks. We will also showcase some incredible resources such as the Google Cultural Institute and Air Pano Project that will virtually transport students just about anywhere on earth. Come learn some ways to bring global awareness and cultural understanding into the classroom!

Here's the link to our website for this session. 

Speakers
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Mark Goguen

ITC, Westwood Public Schools
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Steve Ouellette

Director of Technology, Learning, and Innovation, Westwood Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 115

1:00pm

Merging Mathematics and Technology at the Elementary Level
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you interested in learning new ways to merge more technology into your math instruction and strengthen students’ understanding of grade level math standards? This workshop will allow teachers time to explore and practice a variety of digital tools and resources that will help strengthen math lessons. We will delve into apps, media tools and online resources to make learning mathematics more meaningful, conceptual, and engaging. Digital tools will be used to enhance the work you do on a daily basis, including formative assessment and differentiation ideas to meet a range of learners. Teachers will compile a list of math-related resources that enrich the math curriculum.

Click here for presentation

Speakers
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Mary Comer

Instructional Technology Coach, Westwood Public Schools


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 120

1:00pm

Gettin' Crazy with Chromebooks!
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session we will get "Crazy" with all you can do when students have Chromebooks in the classroom! We will focus on interactive programs that work well in classrooms using Chromebooks such as Peardeck, Quizizz, KaHoot, Quizlet, EdCite, Google Apps and others!

You can access the presenation by clicking here. 

Speakers
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Erin M Fisher

Technology Integration Facilitator, East Bridgewater Public Schools
I am the Technology Integration Facilitator for the East Bridgewater Public Schools. I've presented at MASSCUE, various school districts and lead professional development in my own school district focusing on integrating technology in the classroom. I am also a certified Pear Deck Coach. I've got quite a few tricks up my sleeve to get teachers using tech!


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 111

1:00pm

Tools of Google Slides and Draw
Limited Capacity full

Do you and your students make charts, diagrams, designs, worksheets, timelines, game boards, flyers or anything else requiring creativity? If you answered yes to any of these, then you will want to learn about the drawing tools that are available in Google Apps. Use Google's hidden gem to do all of the above and so much more, the possibilities are endless. We will explore the Google drawing tools that are available in Docs, Drawing, and Slides - come learn how these tools can help you use google in ways you never thought possible.

Presentation will be made available AFTER the session: https://goo.gl/1NyL2q

Speakers
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Donna Dennis

Technology Integration Teacher, Lurgio Middle School
My obsession with Google Drawing!!


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Lab 006

1:00pm

Using Technology to Enhance Writing Instruction
Limited Capacity filling up

Developed by Liz Amato, Tricia Rocha, and Melissa Zambito as an introductory unit for all 9th graders at Dedham High School, Writing Boot Camp is a blended learning unit that combines direct instruction, flipped lessons, interactive activities, and writing models in order to teach and reinforce essential writing skills for high school students. This session will explore how we integrated technology to deliver essential ELA content in a way that was engaging, relevant, and readily differentiated for our students.

Follow this link to explore Writing Boot Camp

Speakers
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Patricia Rocha

English Teacher, Dedham High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 112

1:00pm

Implementing a LMS in a 1:1 School
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for any K-5, 6-8, 9-12 districts or schools that are considering implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). This session will explore benefits of implementing an LMS and steps and strategies to ensure success.

Link to presentation

Speakers
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Jonathan Kelly

Assistant Principal, Grafton High School
Assistant Principal @grafton_hs committed to fostering a positive & challenging 1:1 learning environment where risk-taking & continuous growth are valued.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 114

1:00pm

Creating and Learning in a High School Fab Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how to incorporate project based learning and design thinking into your curriculum?  
Our makerspace has a variety of tools that has allowed students to have hands on learning experiences.
We will discuss how learning is happening at the WHS Fab Lab through integrating curriclum, and through individual projects. 
Hear student descriptions about what this has meant to their learning.
See the projects students have created for ELA, Science, Social Studies, World Language, Art and more.  
Learn how this idea has spread to the middle school and elementary schools.
Slides to our presentation 

Speakers
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Toni Carlson

Digital Learning Coordinator, Watertown Public Schools
I started out in education as an English teacher, went on to become a school librarian. Afterward, I became a technology integration specialist. I have done several other jobs including ELA coordinator, middle school and high school video production teacher, CTE coordinator, student help desk teacher and SEI instructor.
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Beth Lloyd

Innovation Specialist, Watertown Public Schools
I have been a school based occupational therapist (translation: the MacGyver of school participation) for most of my career. More recently, I am the innovation specialist for Watertown Public Schools. My position includes helping to run the Fab Lab at our high school. Talk to me about the value of making in schools!


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 113

1:00pm

3D printing
Limited Capacity seats available

What can 3D printing do for your classroom. Soon Medfield will have a Makerspace where students can turn imagination into reality. Learn the basic tools (Thingiverse, TinkerCAD, and Makerbot Print) used in the process as you create your own 3D print.

The session will include: examples of 3D printing that can be used in the classroom, group discussion of how to make successful prints and the pit falls of 3d printers, examples about the exciting extensions of 3D printing in the non-school world.

Be sure to bring your device!

Medfield High School Senior Zach Girard will be co-presenting at this session. 

Speakers
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Rudy Cassidy

Medfield High School
I am a second year teacher at Medfield High teaching geometry and trigonometry. I love mathematics, science and teaching. I'd love to talk about physics, robotics, or the latest science. Looking forward to getting to know you all better.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Makerspace/LMC

1:00pm

Thinking Outside the Box: the Gender-Inclusive Classroom
Limited Capacity full

We'll offer practical ways to be mindful of gender inclusivity; to decrease the binary approach to gender; model the use of technology to discuss sensitive topics; maintain student privacy/confidentiality, etc. Please take this interest inventory  upon signing up, so we can figure out how to make our time productive and helpful!  Please use the presentation slides to guide you through our experience together.

Speakers
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Mary Garcia

Medfield High School
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Melinda Lohan

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 203

1:00pm

De-mystifying Snapchat
Limited Capacity full

In this differentiated workshop, participants of all comfort levels will get hands-on with Snapchat. Whether you want to learn what Snapchat is, share your experiences with Snapchat, and/or learn how it, and social media tools can play a role in the 21st Century classroom, this session is for you.

Speakers
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MJ Linane

Teacher and Online Instructional Designer, Old Rochester Regional High School
MJ Linane is a high school history teacher, blogger, and online instructional designer. MJ was a recipient of the 2015 MassCUE Pathfinder award for his work with blended learning and gamification. He is a contributor to Edsurge, Smarter Schools and a contributing author to the book, Gamifying Literacy. MJ loves to help other teachers design interactive and engaging online lessons


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 202

1:00pm

Design Thinking with The Extraordinaires
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the Extraordinaires Design Kit to demonstrate collaborative design thinking strategies in the classroom. Can be adapted to any content area and/or grade level.
Thank you for signing up for this session! We have a small group, so bring a friend!  Link to my slides is HERE. 

Speakers
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Kate Jones

Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Art Room 124

1:00pm

Looking throughmywindow(.org)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about a free, NSF-funded engineering curriculum called Through My Window (TMW).  A perfect integration of literacy and STEM, TMW includes the mystery novel “Talk to Me” which introduces engineering concepts like design and artificial intelligence; online, interactive, narrative-based engineering learning adventures; and an educator guide with hands-on enrichment activities. 

Please join myself and Isabel Huff, outreach coordinator for TMW, as we demonstrate the use of this free, web-based program. Throughmywindow.org is a multimedia educational website that is comprised of learning adventures that pull the students into applying engineering concepts, thinking deeply, and asking questions. It includes a captivating novel where students relate to and empathize with the characters. Attendees will be introduced to the free curriculum and given the time to explore engineering concepts such as artificial intelligence, engineering design, and engineering ethics in the imaginative learning adventures that are offered.

tinyurl.com/TMWDLD




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Marissa Foley

5th Grade Teacher, Dale Street School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 110

1:00pm

Using Osmo Numbers & Osmo Coding in a Shared Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Did your school recently acquire some Osmos? Are you using them in a shared environment? Are you interested in learning some hints and tricks on how to better incorporate them as learning stations? We will focus on the apps ‘Osmo Numbers’ and ‘Osmo Coding' and pass on some strategies that are working for us. This hands-on session is led by Technology Integration Specialists and a Math Coach from Needham.

Here is our presentation.

Speakers
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Dana Cantor

Technology Integration Specialist, Needham Public Schools
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Barbara Tennyson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Broadmeadow Elementary School
I love learning! In particular I love learning about new computer science and robotics early elementary teaching tools and approaches. I am a heavy Scratch and ScratchJr advocate.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Lab 117

2:00pm

Apple Presents: Assistive Technology on the iPad
Limited Capacity filling up

Come to this interactive event and explore the key features built into Apple products for students with special needs. You’ll see how iPad offers a rich set of accessibility features that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.
  • Discover the accessibility features included on every iPad and how they support a wide range of sensory and learning disabilities.
  • Experience the accessibility features of iPad, and see how these tools can break down barriers to learning.
  • Explore apps that can help students overcome individual learning hurdles.
  • Get examples of how other institutions are successfully using Apple technology with special needs students.

Speakers
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Matt Brooks

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.
k-12 Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 205

2:00pm

Adobe InDesign & Photoshop
Limited Capacity filling up

We will show how to manipulate photos in Photoshop and import them into inDesign to create a finished magazine cover.

Speakers
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Christopher Faust

art teacher, Medfield High School
art/painting/drawing/photoshop/digitalphotography/analogphotography
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Brian Irr

Technology Teacher, Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lab 006

2:00pm

Digital Portfolios and More in World Language
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will share how technology and  iPads are used to enhance foreign languages lessons and communicate with students.  We will share how to use a variety of Apps (Explain Everything, Book Creator, Google Classroom) and web tools (Padlet, Google Classroom) to help students achieve targetted proficiency levels.  Access our presentation by using this link.

Speakers
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Brian Allieri

ITS, Wellesley Middle School
I am the middle school Instructional Technology Specialist in Wellesley Public Schools. I work with teachers/students integrating technology into the work being done in classrooms. WMS is a 1:1 community using iPads in grades 6, 7 & *8.
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Min Zhou

Chinese Language Teacher, Wellesley Middle School
I am a Chinese Language teacher at Wellesley Middle School. I enjoy integrating technology in my teaching.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 206

2:00pm

Putting all your Apples in one basket
Limited Capacity seats available

The Apple ecosystem has products that make work (& play) more fun.  If you use a Mac, iPad or iPhone, you'll want to make sure you are taking advantage of the many programs that sync & share and simply make life easier!  In this session, we'll get your programs set up, such as streaming photos (iPhoto), iCal (using Google calendar), contacts, notes, iMessaging and more.  Please be sure to bring two Apple devices to this session (Macbook, iPad, or iPhone).




Speakers
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Robert Parga

Principal, Medfield High School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 111

2:00pm

Remix It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital Learning allows for easy personalization and iteration. The challenge to make students’ final products show their personality is engaging. Teaching students that their finished product can be changed, made different, and made better is tricky, especially when students are trying hard the first time they complete an assignment. Remixing allows students to tweak what they think is good work into something even better.

This session will take a look at remixing through several projects and ideas. We will use Google Docs, Scratch, Picmonkey, and/or Tinkercad to talk about graphic design, coding, image manipulation, and/or 3D design -- as well as how these programs can be useful in the classroom setting.

Speakers
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Allison Bishop

Design, Technology, and Innovation teacher, the Fay School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lab 007

2:00pm

21st Century Reading Engagement: Books and Tech say, "I Do!"
Limited Capacity full

Looking for ways to motivate your readers and engage them before, during, and after their reading?  Medfield grades 4-8 Reading Specialists will introduce you to a variety of tools they have found useful in their classrooms: Bookopolis, Today’s Meet, Voicethread, Vocaroo, Chatter Pix Kids, and Padlet.  Come and explore some simple ways to embed technology into your daily lessons. Target audience is teachers grades 3-8.

Speakers
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Jennifer Bassett

Dale Street School
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Christy Callahan

Dale Street School
Reading Specialist grades 4-5
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Kara Gelormini

Reading Specialist, Blake Middle School
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Sarah Murphy

Wheelock School


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 202

2:00pm

Are you Certifiable? Google thinks so ..
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will help you identify whether you have what it takes to become a Google Certified Teacher.  We will go over the criteria needed to take and pass the test and work on sample problems to help you get ready to become certified.  Participants should be well-versed in the standard Google Suite products. All participants should come with a laptop/Chromebook in order to get the most out of the session.

Here are my slides.

Speakers
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Neal Sonnenberg

Tech Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
I am the tech integration specialist at Medfield HS and one of the crew that helps to assemble Digital Learning Day.  Have a passion for all things tech but especially Google and Spreadsheet things. Hit me up on the Twittter @nealman17


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 118

2:00pm

Chrome - now what?
Limited Capacity seats available

You made the switch to Chrome - now what? Tips, tricks, extensions and apps - favorites that I use with elementary students in the library. Attendees will time to share their favorites and time will be made to explore some of them.

Here are the slides: Chrome - Now what? 

Speakers
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Donna Miller

Library teacher, Norwood Public Schools
Elementary School Library Teacher, love to learn about new technology, read, and garden.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lab 117

2:00pm

Going Deeper with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This session will explore some of the newest features within Google Classroom released this school year such as: posting multiple choice questions in the stream, adding topics to posts, adding a subject when creating a class, inviting guardians to receive email summaries with any email address, creating blank PDFs for notes or drawings that students can share with teachers and individualizing assignments for students in the same class.

We will also take a deeper look at how Google Classroom can be used to flip your instruction, enhance communication, and provide easier and more frequent opportunities for collaboration and feedback.

This site hosts the resources shared via the Google Class in this session. 

Speakers
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Amy Jankins

ITS, Wellesley Public Schools
As an elementary ITS, I work with both teachers and students integrating technology into the curriculum. We are 1:1 with iPads throughout grade 5 as well as some of our 3rd and 4th grade classrooms.
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Pete Ritter

ITS / 1:1 Coordinator, Wellesley Public Schools



Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 120

2:00pm

Google Forms & Sheets in a snap!
Limited Capacity filling up

Survey, quizzes, tests, oh my! Grade quicker, collect data in a snap! with Google Forms & Sheets

Speakers
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Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 113

2:00pm

Student Innovation Showcase: Grades 4-8
The Student Innovation Showcase will feature a student or a team who have a cool project or club that demonstrates creativity and the innovative spirit that they would like to share with community! At the beginning of the session, each student/team will give a one minute pitch to briefly describe their work. The rest of the session, attendees will visit the student/team's posterboard tables to hear more about their projects.

Featuring:
  • High School, Zachary Girard 3D Print & Design
  • High School, Taylor Lipsy Anxiety App
  • Technovation Team On iCloud 9 (Grace O'Donnell, Caroline Callahan, Allison Lane and Kathryn Blake)  showcases their app in development about diabetes management!
  • 6Grader, Brandon L How D.S.L.R. Cameras Work + Some Photography Tips
  • 6Grader, Ella K Undersea decimals, her first Hopscotch-Coded Game
  • Dale Street Students,  Ella Mulready & Hannah Keene

 

Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Makerspace/LMC

2:00pm

Teaching in a Digital World: A Roundtable discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

We are all digital pioneers heading over the great divide between education “back in the day” and digital learning.  In this roundtable discussion, we’ll take an up-close-and-philosophical look at ways

  • teaching and teachers remain integral to learning.

  • digital learning challenges and rewards and sometimes detracts from learning

Join in the conversation.  Hear how others solved/resolved issues similar to yours.  And best of all, applaud the esprit de corps that defines us.

Speakers
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Gail Duffy

English Content Specialist (Grades 6-12), Medfield High School
I am looking forward to our round-table discussion where students share their thoughts about how it feels to be a student in a 1:1 classroom! Joining us for this discussion will be students from Grades 6-12. Please join us!
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Bonnie Wren-Burgess

High School English Teacher, Medfield High School
Incorporating technology into grades 10-12 English classroom.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 125

2:00pm

Personalized Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

The session focuses on solutions for providing  personalized, relevant, timely and meaningful professional development for teachers.  During the session we will look at blended, face-to-face and online professional development using Google Classroom, Google Sites, Screencast-o-matic, Kahoot, Google Hangouts on Air, Playposit and a variety of G Suite tools.  The same tools and methods of delivery can be used in the classroom with students. Hope to see you there!

Presentation Link

Speakers
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Judy Foley

Technology Integrator K-12, Dedham Public Schools
Hi, I'm Judy Foley. For the past several years I have worked as the K-12 District Technology Integrator at Dedham Public Schools. This position has given me the opportunity to be involved in many awesome educational experiences including implementation and support of iPad and Chromebook 1:1 implementations, planning of a variety of professional development events, evaluation, training and support of software, assistive technology and technology... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 112

2:00pm

No Homework: Motivating Students to Learn on Their Own
Limited Capacity full

Are you frustrated with homework?  If so come and hear the current research on the effectiveness of homework, join in the debate about the value of homework and be introduced to ways you can create an environment where students actually want to learn outside of school. Be part of this lively and thought provoking presentation that will have you changing your perspective on homework.  

Here is the link to my presentation

Speakers
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Julie Lowerre

5th grade teacher, Dale Street School
I am passionate about using technology, creativity, inquiry and collaboration to enhance student learning.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 203

2:00pm

The Twitter Bird Gets the Worm
Limited Capacity filling up

Come explore the Twitterverse with Jason Heim (@jasonjheim) and Nat Vaughn (@nat_vaughn)! Learn how using Twitter as both an informational and networking medium allows users to be on the cutting edge of educational practices to enhance student learning.  This workshop is for all educators (both social media fans and those with 'socialmediaphobia' - learn about tweets, hashtags, following and being followed, TweetDeck, Twitter chats, Spotify, and more. We hope to share lessons about Twitter and highlight how the educators at Blake are building professional learning networks and using the tool to enhance the learning environment at Blake. Bring your own device, an established Twitter account (we can help with that), and a willingness to learn!
Link to Slides:  http://tinyurl.com/dldmedtweeps 

Speakers
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Jason Heim

Science Teacher, T.A. Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
Jason is an eighth grade science teacher at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA and is an edtech enthusiast. His passion and leadership skills have helped lead a culture of creative and collaborative students and adults.
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Nat Vaughn

Principal, Blake Middle School
Nat Vaughn has been an educator for 19 years and is the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA. His strong advocacy for fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role in the 1:1 6th-8th grade iPad Initiative at Blake. Nat believes communication, a willingness to adapt, and transparency are key elements in transforming a school towards a student-centered... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 204

2:00pm

YES They can! Elementary student bloggers!
Limited Capacity filling up

It is no secret students love to share their ideas. What about if they had the opportunity to do so with their classroom community, school community, town, state, and the world? Allowing students to blog gives them an authentic experience to write and share ideas. Discover how one elementary teacher started the journey into student blogging. See the process she went through, receive materials she uses with students, and read through blogs students have created.
Student blogging has not only given students a voice, it allows for personalized learning. Each individual student receives specific feedback on blogs which helps him/her grow as writers. Grammar and typing skills improve! Students have also learned about the importance of citing sources and using images from Creative Commons. The possibilities of what student blogging brings to the classroom are endless!

Speakers
avatar for Rayna Freedman

Rayna Freedman

Teacher of 5th graders/ITS, Mansfield Elementary Schools
Rayna Freedman is beginning her 17th year at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. Rayna serves on the MassCUE Board of Directors and has been presenting at their conferences since 2010. She runs creativity workshops for the Reynold’s Center. She is an advocate for teaching digital citizenship. She presented in the STEM playground at ISTE 2016. Ms. Freedman served on the DESE Digital... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 116

2:00pm

3D Printing Design with Tinkercad
Limited Capacity seats available

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Interesting in bringing 3d printing into your classroom? Teachers and students now have access to a free online tool, Tinkercad, that is appropriate for students from grade 4 on up through high school. Best of all, Tinkercad can easily produce files that can be printed using any 3d printer. This session will go through the steps required to get your students into Tinkercad, give you some time to play with the platform, and then collaborate on a variety of potential uses of 3d printing in the regular ed classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Adam Steiner is a technology integration specialist for the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, Massachusetts and a doctoral researcher at Boston College with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and technology. His research interests include assistive technology, universal design, and educational change. Prior to becoming a technology integration specialist, Adam was a high school social studies teacher for ten years. He is co-author, along... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lab 008

2:55pm

Back to the Future Wrap-up
Please join us in the auditorium for a fun wrap-up to the day.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:55pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium