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


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. '


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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


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 

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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


Using Osmo in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in this hands-on session to explore the Osmo and the many uses for your classroom.

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Margot Hayes

Dale Street School

Meghan Krauss

Grade 4 Teacher, Dale Street School

Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 125 First Floor


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! 


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Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
Technology Integration / Makerspace Specialist at Blake Middle School ! Always trying to spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation in student and teacher learning. Currently exploring: Micro:bits, 3D printing, Yarnbombing, and etextiles!

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


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. 

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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


Cruising into Coding with Pro-Bots
Limited Capacity filling up

Thanks to a grant from the MCPE Dale Street School has been running a pilot program integrating 50 Pro-Bots into fourth and fifth grade classrooms. Are you looking for a robotic to use in your classroom that doesn't require an app or device to run it? Pro-bots are the answer for you! Pro-Bot is a turtle robot, cleverly disguised as a race car. This device offers students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with programming and geometric concepts. Pro-Bot commands are entered via a set of arrow and number keys mounted on the back of the device. Plan a route for Pro-Bot using distance and degree measures on the keypad controls. Come to my session to learn about these robots, their basic functions, how to program them, and PLAY!

See the link for my presentation here! 

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Marissa Foley

Technology Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
Hello! I am a Technology Integration Specialist in Medfield Public Schools. I love my job and I love my team!

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 125 First Floor