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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
 

11:00am

Using Social Stories to Help Calm Anxious Students
Limited Capacity full

We would like to share a few apps related to social skills. We will introduce each app and then allow the audience to play with each one to learn how to use them. It would be geared for early elementary audience, particularly those who do individual and/or small group instruction.  Please install Going Places and Social Stories from the app store.

Presenters
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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. I feel so fortunate to have been partnered with Franklin and we have been working together since 2017. We would love for you to come learn about all of the wonderful things that Franklin has done... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 204 Upstairs

11:00am

Understanding Assistive Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel confident in your abilities to work with students who are using different types of assistive technology? Do you know what assistive technology is?? Come learn about what is included in the AT field and the many tools and devices students may be using. This workshop will help you get a better understanding in order to help your students participate in an environment without many restrictions. You will also receive links to free resources to use to problem solve and to discover new tools for your classroom.

Presenters

Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 114 First Floor

12:00pm

Supporting Students with Print Disabilities
Limited Capacity filling up

Let's level the playing field for students with documented print disabilities. Together, we will explore the possibilities available with Bookshare, which is an online library of accessible educational media for readers of all ages with print disabilities. I will share how you can get started with using Bookshare with eligible students.

How do you start?
What's the best device to use?
How do students use it at home?

We can also take a look at how you can move to the next level in your use of Bookshare. I'll definitely be sharing how I "tricked" one of our most reluctant readers into using Bookshare on an iPad.

You can view resources for this session here: bit.ly/2016dld 

Presenters
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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... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 115 First Floor