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Friday, May 26
 

1:00pm

106. Preparing Students for the Middle School Next Gen Math Test
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will develop their knowledge of next generation test components as well as explore questioning techniques that support these components. Participants will immerse themselves in the released PARCC questions and research related to next generation assessments. We will particularly address the three tiers of questioning in PARCC and begin developing a bank of questions that fit the three tiers.

Facilitators
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Kandice McBrearty

Grade 7 Math, Luther Burbank

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Luther Burbank, Room D-125 103 Hollywood Drive Lancaster, MA

1:00pm

113. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Limited Capacity seats available

This PD will explain the causes and patterns of emotional dysregulation based on the bio-social theory. It will also help us evaluate our current responses and how to use concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy to more effectively interact with easily dysregulated students.  Three of the five early release sessions (10/21/16, 1/27/16 and 4/28/17) will meet face-to-face. During the other two sessions (12/9/16 & 5/26/17) participants will work independently or with colleagues reading related articles and responding to relevant video presentations.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Library 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

205. Art Room Classroom Management And Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will collaborate to develop common assessments for Grades 6-8 Art classes.  The session will also involve sharing of current assessments and effective practices in art classroom management.

Facilitators
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Elizabeth Combs

Art Teacher, Florence Sawyer

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Determined by Participants

1:00pm

207. Strategies to Support Preschool Curriculum and Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Preschool Instructional Assistants will discuss and develop modifications for Preschool.  Preschool Teachers will review current assessments, rubrics, rating system and data sheets and update for preschool 3's, 4 & 5 year olds. In addition they will develop curriculum units in Rubicon Atlas utilizing Understanding by Design components.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Emerson Building, Conference Room 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

104. Goal Setting/Functional Movement & Program Design In Physical Education/Coaching
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is geared towards physical educators, health teachers, and coaches.  Matt Travis is a certified physical education teacher and youth strength and conditioning coach, who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to teaching students and athletes about reaching their goals and how to become better movers.  During this workshop, we will take a look at goal setting and the true meaning of functional movement.  We will also observe Matt teaching a lesson and have the chance to talk to him about our own teaching practices and what we can do to enhance our curriculum.

Facilitators
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Diana Mandile

Physical Education Teacher, Center

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Center School, Gymnasium 403 Great Rd. Stow, MA

1:00pm

107. Middle School Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Working with our job-alike groups and vertical teams, participants will continue to develop curriculum and new units to align with the newly adopted Massachusetts Science and Engineering technology standards.  Groups will review current topics, see where and how they align in the new frameworks and begin working on developing new units to address standards found in the new frameworks that are not currently addressed.

Facilitators
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Mary Mullahy

Tech Ed Teacher, Florence Sawyer
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Tiffany Trahan

Science Teacher, Luther Burbank

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, Room165 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

108. K-12 Music Curriculum Alignment
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal is to vertically align our K-12 Music Curriculum so that all students have equal opportunities for music, based upon the National Standards for Music Education.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Room 416 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

110. Curriculum Unit Development: Year Long
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will develop curriculum units in their subject area working with colleagues or individually. Curriculum developers are encouraged to use Atlas Academy  and other Supportive  Resources in Rubicon Atlas as they create units that reflect the UbD framework. All unit and lessons developed must be documented in Rubicon Atlas.  Subject area and unit titles will be requested in the online registration so that Teaching and Learning can prepare the course and access if needed.  Throughout the year, participants will receive feedback on their units from a member of the Teaching and Learning department.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Participant Choice

1:00pm

507. Curriculum Unit Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will develop curriculum units in their subject area working with colleagues or individually. Curriculum developers are encouraged to use Atlas Academy  and other Supportive  Resources in Rubicon Atlas as they create units that reflect the UbD framework. All unit and lessons developed must be documented in Rubicon Atlas.  Subject area and unit titles will be requested in the online registration so that Teaching and Learning can prepare the course and access if needed.  Throughout the year, participants will receive feedback on their units from a member of the Teaching and Learning department.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Participant Choice

1:00pm

English Language Education
ELE planning.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Library 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

Evaluation of the Creative Learning Center (HS)
Limited Capacity seats available

This sesson will focus on the evaluation of the Creative Learning Center at the Nashoba Regional High School to plan effective programming for students in the alternative education program. 

Facilitators
MP

Maureen Principe

High School

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Room 406 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

105. A Teacher's Guide to Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Each participant will receive the digital, interactive binder, “Teacher’s Guide to Tech - 2016” by Jennifer Gonzales. This digital binder contains 201 pages that you can store on your home computer, work computer, even on a tablet or smartphone. Whether you are a technology guru or just beginning to integrate technology in your classroom, if you need time to determine which tools and why, and gain practical ideas of  how to best  incorporate them into teaching and learning with step by step guidance, then this session is for you. Teacher participants can receive a premium PearDeck account if they choose.

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Luther Burbank, Library 103 Hollywood Drive Lancaster, MA

1:00pm

503. NRHS Google Demo Slam: Extensions, Apps and Tricks to Make You More Productive
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, we will rotate quickly to fit in as many 2-3 minute Google Apps For Education (GAFE) tips as possible during the 'Slam.'  We will expand to other Web-based tools and smaller breakout sessions to allow you to explore in more depth some of the topics covered during the Slam. Not ready to share but want to know more about Google Apps? Come to this session to watch and learn how NRSD educators are using Google Apps in the classroom.

Facilitators
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Stavros Andreopoulos

Business Teacher, High School

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, RM 220 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

506. Curriculum Integrating with PBSLearningMedia.org
Limited Capacity seats available

PBSLearningMedia.org offers a comprehensive and reliable video, lesson plan and graphic resource. It has been designed with teachers in mind, where subjects can be selected by topic, grade level and standard. Participants will review all of the resources and lesson plan features, examples of projects and how PBS LearningMedia has enhanced student engagement. Teachers will know how to curate the information they select for future use. In addition, the Director from WGBH (our Boston Affiliate PBS station) will come to present more in depth material for specific topics that teachers are interested in learning and incorporating into their curriculum.

Facilitators
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Sandy Akdikmen

Instructional Technology Specialist, Mary Rowlandson Elementary

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mary Rowlandson, Computer Lab 101 Hollywood Drive Lancaster, MA

1:00pm

204. Clinical Management of the Health Needs of All Students
Limited Capacity seats available

District nurses will collaborate in an assessment of the current health needs of students.  They will develop a plan to address and manage the needs identified in order to promote and support student achievement.  Skill enhancement relating to health education, prevention and promotion will be provided.

On January 27, 2017 Pam Garramone, M.Ed., Positive Psychology Speaker will be speaking on working with students with anxieties. 

Facilitators
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Donna Linstrom

Coordinator of Health and Wellness, District

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale, Library Media Center 55 Hartley Rd, Stow, MA

1:00pm

111. Propose Your Own Project: Year Long
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will direct their own learning through the development of a project that is standards-based, student-centered and supports individual learning needs.  Participants will propose a collaborative or individual project(s) as part of the registration process.  For Instructional Assistants the project may be a continuation of  work started last year in the “Make and Take” PD sessions. Throughout the year, participants will receive feedback on their projects from a member of the Teaching and Learning department. All participants are encouraged to share created product(s) with colleagues.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Participant Choice

1:00pm

508. Propose Your Own Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will direct their own learning through the development of a project that is standards-based, student-centered and supports individual learning needs.  Participants will propose a collaborative or individual project(s) as part of the registration process.  For Instructional Assistants the project may be a continuation of  work started last year in the “Make and Take” PD sessions. Throughout the year, participants will receive feedback on their projects from a member of the Teaching and Learning department. All participants are encouraged to share created product(s) with colleagues.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Participant Choice

1:00pm

202. Mindful Leadership and the Team Chair Role
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants (team chairs) in this workshop will read Janice Marturano's book, Finding the Space to Lead, and consider implications for the team chair role.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Team Chair Office 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

102. Conferring to Engage, Differentiate, and Assess Reading 6-12
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this workshop series is to learn how to conduct effective reading conferences with students.  Teachers will learn techniques that will have practical applications to the classroom.  Participants will have time to observe live and recorded conferences and reflect on its impact on reading engagement and comprehension.  

Facilitators
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Kimberly Earley

English Teacher / Dept. Chair, Nashoba Regional High School

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Room 205 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

109. Investigating Lucy Calkin's Units of Study for Teaching Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will  review the Lucy Calkins manuals, across grade levels, in order to create a vertical alignment reflecting a specific topic featured (ie. Nonfiction, characterization, etc.).  From this gathered data, participants will choose one grade level on which to focus in order to create supplemental material to support a unit/bend of study.

Facilitators
KJ

Kelley Joseph

Reading Specialist, Center
JN

Jean Niland

Literacy Specialist, Center and Hale
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Kristin Unger

Literary specialist, Center

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Center School, Library 403 Great Rd. Stow, MA

1:00pm

112. The Reading Zone
Limited Capacity seats available

Nancie Atwell is “one of the most highly respected educators in the U.S. and across the world.” The focus of this work is centered around Atwell's book, The Reading Zone. Each participant will receive a copy of this book in order to discuss research and practices related to student choice and the Reading Workshop Model.  Learner’s Edge graduate credits are available to those who choose to engage in additional discussion and design classroom products outside of the five early release professional development sessions.

Facilitators
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Eugenie Collins

Reading Specialist, Florence Sawyer

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, Library 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

201.b Math in the First Grade Classroom (General and Special Educators)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grade 1 teachers will meet in grade level teams and self-facilitate review changes to reporting standards so far.  Provide feedback and suggestions in the working document.  Then choose among the following four options:
  1. share work from this year in using enVisionmath with a stations/small group structure
  2. discuss and share resources and timing for addressing the time and money standards that are specific to MA
  3. review and pare down topic assessment questions
  4. share and find resources for additional games to supplement enVision (a link to games from Investigations can be found in the working document for the session).

 


Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, RM 149 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

201.c Math in the Second Grade Classroom (General and Special Educators)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grade 2 teachers will meet in grade level teams and self-facilitate to review changes to reporting standards so far.  Provide feedback and suggestions in the working document.  Then choose among the following three options:
  1. share work from this year in using enVisionmath with a stations/small group structure
  2. share and find resources for additional games to supplement enVision (a link to games from Investigations can be found in the working document for the session)
  3. review and pare down topic assessment questions.

 


Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, RM 150 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

201.d Math in the Third Grade Classroom (General and Special Educators)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grade 3 will meet in grade level teams and self-facilitate to review changes to reporting standards so far.  Provide feedback and suggestions in the working document.  Then choose among the following three options:
  1. share work from this year in using enVisionmath with a stations/small group structure
  2. share and find resources for additional games to supplement enVision (a link to games from Investigations can be found in the working document for the session)
  3. review and pare down topic assessment questions.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Emerson Building, RM 8 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

201.e Math in the Fourth Grade Classroom (General and Special Educators)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grade 4 teachers will meet in grade level teams and self-facilitate to review changes to reporting standards so far. Provide feedback and suggestions in the working document.  Then determine which lessons are must-do and can-do for each topic in enVision.
 

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Emerson Building, RM 7 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

201.f Math in the Fifth Grade Classroom (General and Special Educators)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grade 5 teachers will meet in grade level teams and self-facilitate to review changes to reporting standards so far. Provide feedback and suggestions in the working document.  Then determine which lessons are must-do and can-do for each topic in enVision.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, RM 231 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

201a. Math in the Kindergarten Classroom (General and Special Educators)
Limited Capacity seats available

Kindegarten teachers will meet in grade level teams and self-facilitate to align district math assessment, including assessment tasks for each standard.

 


Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, RM 232 (Or Kindergarten Classroom in Bldg.) 100 Mechanic Street

1:00pm

203. OT Across The Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

The sessions will be a combination of online workshops, review and discussion of recent conferences attended by the various staff members, case reviews and outcomes, sharing of successful strategies and tools, guest presenters and a book/literature review.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, OT/PT Room 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

206. Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning Book Study
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore the concepts and strategies discussed in the book Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning to expand each participant’s individual knowledge related to implementing project based learning in the classroom. Research supports that the best practices in education embed project based learning strategies into their teaching methodology. This session will involve a book study and project designs that will complement existing units.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, Room 224 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

101. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Limited Capacity seats available

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic presents a thorough history of the forces ('the perfect storm') that converged to bring heroin addiction into America's small towns and suburbs.  Since it is rare to have the opportunity to read materials beyond required texts and classroom assessments, time will be devoted to reading and discussion so that participants will gain a deeper understanding of this national health concern.

Facilitators
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Jennifer d’Entremont

Social Studies Teacher, Nashoba High School

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Room 209 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

501. The Curious Book Club
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will read the book, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and complete a reader’s response, electronically, for each chapter.  Participants will be required to respond to others' posts as well.  We will gather before we start reading to familiarize ourselves with Google Classroom and then again at the end to discuss the book in person.  

Facilitators
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Gary Kozloski

Grade 6 Social Studies, Florence Sawyer

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer, RM 238 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA

1:00pm

509. SBIRT
Limited Capacity seats available

Middle school and HS nurses and counselors who attended the SBIRT training on April 28th will gather to  compete implementation planning on May 26th 1-3 pm.

Facilitators
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Donna Linstrom

Coordinator of Health and Wellness, District

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Library Media Center 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

505. Social Skills: Collaboration Across Disciplines And Grade Spans
Limited Capacity seats available

Is there a definitive line between who does what with social skills instruction?  Come and work with SLPs and Counselors to identify how to work together in the best interest of our students.  Attendees will leave with information regarding identifying areas of social skills weakness, a list of goals and objectives for social skills instruction, and suggested activities to meet those goals.

Facilitators
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Kristen Diggins

Speech/Language Pathologist, High School

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Library Media Center 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

103. Inclusive Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to earn the 15 special education PDPs needed for re-certification. Participants will learn about special education programming, special education staff members from across the district, and the ins and outs of IEPs and the team process. The workshop will address hot topics in inclusive education including but not limited to anxiety, executive functioning skills, and co-teaching. Throughout the course of the workshop we will also explore best practices. (Preference will be given to educators in need fulfilling licensure requirements.)

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Room 216 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA

1:00pm

502. Successful Transitions
Limited Capacity seats available

The content from these workshops will include the legal responsibilities of the school district, terminology related to transitioning, local, state, and federal agencies as resources, working with families, current assessment tools, classroom strategies, and tools for teachers and students. Also to be shared will be data on students with disabilities and their college tracks, information gathered from interviews with former students and professional staff working with young adults post high school, as well as material from a graduate transition program.  Activities will include reviewing case studies, role-play, lesson planning, and group discussions.  The group's final product will vary depending on participant's role: Teachers will lesson plan, or classroom strategy that increases student engagement in their transition plans and self-determination. Special Educators will create an Assessment to be used as early as 8th grade to tailor the Transition Planning Form and IEP goals for each student (informal or formal depending on discussion of department). Guidance Counselors and Related Service Providers will compile a list of resources to use in working with our students and their families on their transition plans.

Facilitators
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nashoba Regional High School, Room 253 12 Green Rd. Bolton, MA