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Medfield Public Schools invites you to our 4th Annual Digital Learning Day!  It is an entire day filled with free professional development from over 60 teacher-led workshops focusing on MakerSpace/ STEAM, the integration of iPads & Google Apps for Education, student showcases, discussion panels, and special Out-of-District guest presenters.

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Friday, March 25
 

8:30am

Infographics: The New Way to Share Student Research
Limited Capacity full

Looking for fun, creative ways for your students to practice close reading and research skills?   Join us to learn how to use inforgraphics to motivate your students to create, collaborate and share research presentations.  At the end of the session, time will be given for teachers to make their own infographic.



 
 



Presenters
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Christy Callahan

Dale Street School
Reading Specialist grades 4-5
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Julie Lowerre

5th grade teacher, Dale Street School
Teaching 5th grade with enthusiasm. PBL and blended learning are my current passions but creativity in the classroom is a constant pursuit. Love the maker movement and want to promote the skills that will help my students change the world. #FuseMA #tlap #designthinking #bepr... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 115 First Floor

8:30am

Using Today's Meet to Enhance Socratic Seminars
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My partner Ann Marie Fratolillo and I will show how to run a Socratic Seminar (student-run discussion) using Today's Meet, to facilitate involvement of all students. We will discuss how we've used it, how it can be extended beyond the classroom, etc.  To model the process, we will host a Socratic during the session on using technology in the classroom. To prepare for the session, feel free to visit this link:   and consider how/why you use technology in the classroom, and if you have any concerns about it. In addition, we will provide copies of the Goals & Rubric for Socratic.

Pre-reading is not necessary; we will provide access to the article at the session as well.

Presenters
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Ann Marie Fratolillo

Blake Middle School
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Mary Garcia

English Teacher, GSA Advisor, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 116 First Floor

8:30am

Administrators Discussion Panel
Join Dr. Marsden and other local Superintendents and Administrators in an open discussion as they share their technology vision and successes and challenges.  
http://tinyurl.com/dldadmin
 

Moderators
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Nat Vaughn

Principal Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
I have been an educator for 21 years and have been the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA for the past 8 years. I believe in advocating for and fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role... Read More →

Presenters
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Sara Ahern

Assistant Superintendent, Holliston Public Schools
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Leo Brehm

Chief Information Officer, Public Schools of the Northborough and Southborough
A career school CIO for public schools within Massachusetts, throughout his twenty-one year career, he has supported education in a variety of roles, including a technology support specialist, instructional technology specialist, network administrator, director of technology, and... Read More →
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Don Langenhorst

Don Langenhorst, Technology Director, Dedham Public Schools
Don Langenhorst, Ed.D. is the Technology Director for the Dedham Public Schools. His over 30 years of teaching and administrative experiences include working for private and public K-12 schools in Alaska, Oregon, The Netherlands and for the past 20 plus years in Massachusetts. He... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Gamification with BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity full

In this session we will beta test a Breakout game! Breakout is a game where a small group of educators will have 45 minutes to complete a series of challenges, reveal clues, and unlock mysteries in order to win the game.

Presenters
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Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 111 First Floor

8:30am

Library Drab to Media Center Fab
Limited Capacity seats available

Does your library struggle to attract students? Traditional libraries do not attract today’s digital learners. Three years ago, the library in our middle school was known as the quiet place where you go when you need a book for a research project. Students didn’t even know how to find the book they were looking for, and internet searches were discouraged. Now, on a typical day, students are packed into the media center before and after school to socialize, use their personal devices, meet with clubs, or just to study. We have rearranged furniture, purchased devices like Chromebooks and iPads, developed new courses for students, created an after school haven, and even changed the typical “library rules.” As an instructional technologist, English teacher, and manager of the new media center, I will share with you the steps it took to get here, and the plans we have for the future. '

Slideshow 

Presenters
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Jessica Garbowski

Instructional Technologist/ Teacher, Easton Public Schools
I have been a teacher for 10 years at the middle school level in everything ranging from 6th grade to ELA to Coding. I am also the Instructional Technology Specialist for the Easton Middle School. My technology certifications include: Google Certified Trainer & Google Certified Level... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 114 First Floor

9:45am

Student Showcase: Tinkerers with a Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

In this showcase, Binit, Andrew, Sam and Matt will showcase how they are using innovative technology outside of the traditional classroom.  Sam will present about his passion for building and flying drones; Andrew will highlight his work with 3D printers;  Binit will show the apps he has created and Matt will demonstrate a 3D printing product. Come see the amazing work these Seniors have accomplished.

here is the slide show 

Presenters
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Orla Berry

Science Dept Chair 6-12, Medfield Public schools
AP Bio Teacher; Science Department Chair Grades 6-12;


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 205 Upstairs

9:45am

Boom! Comics in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

- This workshop will give ideas on how to use comics within any classroom (student creation of comics and how to use the AppleTV to project published comics) and allow time to experiment with these new ideas so that you can bring this into your classroom on Monday!
- I will share some exemplars from my classroom through video & pictures
- I will share digital resources for getting graphic novels on apps that will allow students to access these & even differentiate learning
- I will have a suggested graphic novel list for each grade level and other amazing resources- I will give a quick overview of why comics are crucial tools to foster student engagement and promote active learning environments
Get ready to feel inspired and to be ready for class on Monday!
Here is a preview of my presentation... I can't wait! 

Presenters
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Kerry Cowell

K-12 Library Department Head, Dale Street School
@kcowell7 Library Media Specialist~ grades 4&5 #beproudbedale and K-12 library content specialist for Medfield Public SchoolsMy hope is to inspire, support, and empower students & teachers to embrace innovation in order to help our world... Former classroom teacher (14 years)Google... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 203 Upstairs

9:45am

Bring the POWER of Making into your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome! The Maker Movement is not just about making stuff but making meaning  (@Laurafleming). Our 7Gr Spanish teachers were willing to give the maker magic a try by bringing the Spanish + Scratch + Makey Makey Project to their classrooms. Students had to code a basic game in Scratch that included audio recordings and text in Spanish and also, design a game controller with Makey Makey kit to match. The student payoff was HUGE! These types of projects can easily work cross-curriculum.  Attendees will get hands-on experience walking through this process! You too can feel the power of the MAKER! 

LINK TO : PRESENTATION





Presenters
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Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School who believes in living in BETA! I have a strong desire to continually evolve and spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation to students. My current spotlight is on blending technology + design thinking... Read More →



Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 204 Upstairs

9:45am

Claim It! Name It! Share It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Yay! There is great learning going on in your classroom(s) but don’t just keep it to yourself! Time to spread the news….. In this workshop we will explore powerful ways to claim and name student learning and curricular goals by combining visuals, audio and video to create a curriculum update ‘short.’ This workshop is particularly ideal for specialists or content area teams looking for ways to share the relevance and importance of their content area to the growth and development of the whole child. The workshop is designed for folks who have experience using various apps on an iPad such as Explain Everything, iMovie etc... “And the award for best Live Action Short Film goes to…….” Level:  K-12, Specialists, Content Teams Intermediate-Adv;  iPad and bring some audio/photos/video of student learning to create your own 'short.'

Here is our presentation!

 






Presenters
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Eithne Stover

Music Educator, Wheelock Elementary and Blake Middle Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 202 Upstairs

9:45am

Practical Implementation of 4 Edtech Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about 4 of the hottest new edtech products coming out of Boston's LearnLaunch Accelerator program. In this presentation, you'll find out how to easily and practically use four products in different ways in your classroom TODAY. The four technologies are: Listen Current, Hstry, Educanon, and Education Modified.

Presenters
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LearnLaunch

Operations Director, LearnLaunch
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Leora Seri

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 111 First Floor

11:00am

Student Presentation: Basic Computer engineering and youth entrepreneurship through technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In my section, I would like to teach basic computer engineering through Arduino, and how it can be taught in schools. Also, I would like to show how basic computer engineering can influence and inspire young kids to become more interested in the subject and gain useful tools. 

Presenters
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Mateo Conde

Co-founder, Mcube Webdesign Llc.
I am a junior in high school that pursues his interests in computer science and entrepreneurship, through my own company. I began programming when I was 8 years old and have taught myself everything I know about programming. I have recently begun to learn how to create and program... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 115 First Floor

11:00am

Coding Drones in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to use the new Tickle app and learn how to code Drones to solve a problem.

Presenters
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Michael Gibbs

Blake Middle School
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Jason Heim

Science Teacher, Blake Middle School
Science Teacher - Blake Middle School 2002-20181:1 iPad classroom 2012 - 2018Presenter:  Masscue, Learn Launch, Medfield Digital Learning Day, iPad Summit, Innovation Summit.
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Jillian Shaw

Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 110 First Floor

11:00am

Trends in edtech and how you can join the revolution
Limited Capacity seats available

Its seems like every day there is a new app or website that comes out geared toward making education better, faster, cheaper, or more efficient. We'll go over the trends in edtech and how a teacher in 2016 can best find and implement new technologies in their classrooms.

Presenters
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LearnLaunch

Operations Director, LearnLaunch


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 111 First Floor

12:00pm

Tell Your Story Digitally: Learn, Create and Share
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to share your students’ voice beyond your classroom with the Digital Storytelling app Adobe Voice. We will also show you the storytelling potential with SeeSaw. You will leave this workshop not only knowing how to use these apps but how to share them out in your websites, blogs and on Twitter. Please come with both (free) apps on your devices.

View our presentation here - we look forward to seeing you!

Presenters
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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.
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Bethany Robertson

LMS, Wheelock School
@libfunnessBethany has taught K-12 as a Teacher Librarian, but is most currently at Ralph Wheelock Elementary School in Medfield. Funergizing learning, sparking innovation and tapping into students’ creativity are what Bethany is most passionate about.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 203 Upstairs