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


Self Care for the Educator
Limited Capacity full

Yes, that means taking a little time for yourself.  Our students aren't the only ones who experience stress and anxiety.  In this session, participants will practice techniques that can help manage stress, increase focus, and simply make you feel better. Breathing techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, positive affirmations and Brain Gym will be among the tools presented in this session.

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Karen Renaud

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

Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 125 First Floor


Using technology to enhance fitness and coaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Add the latest technology and apps to your teaching or coaching tool belt. Apps that will help individualize coaching/teaching instruction, analyse movement, mainstream creation and distribution of fitness programing with collective data, and wearable technology to maximize training performance. Be ready to learn and apply knowledge with hands on learning. 


Nick Adams

Wellness, Medfield Public Schools

Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 115 First Floor


Time to Breathe
Limited Capacity full

Technology has created so many opportunities for our faculty and our students.  In many ways, it has helped us to communicate, collaborate and innovate in inspiring ways.  

It has also, however, brought with it some unique challenges.  

How do we create quiet spaces for ourselves and our students amidst the barrage of information and communication?  

How do we build our ability to be empathetic, kind, and compassionate when we can so easily avoid looking each other in the eyes?

As we work to integrate technology into our curriculum, perhaps it make sense to pair it with mindfulness.  

Interested in helping your students confront stress and build resiliency?

Concerned about the rise in anxiety and depression you've witnessed in your students?

Curious about trying out meditation or relaxation breathing or yoga in your classroom?

Already doing this as part of your curriculum or think it's all a waste of time?  

Come share your experience and your questions!!

Here is the presentation I'll use: my presentation 


Gwynne Sawtelle

Medfield High School

Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 113 First Floor


Wearable Fitness Trackers
Limited Capacity filling up

Excited or confused about the world of fitness trackers? Come and learn about some of the cool tools available to help you improve or sustain your health. There are so many options available and there is something in every price range. Before we can be our best for our students, we need to take care of ourselves. Fitness trackers remind us to do that. This session will include an overview of fitness trackers as well as apps for tracking fitness and nutrition. Unwrap those Fitbits, Jawbones, and pedometers from their packaging and bring them with you to the session! This will be a hands-on, give it a try, figure out what you've got or what you want kind of session.

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Susan Cowell

K-12 Wellness Department Chair, Medfield Public Schools
I love learning about new things teachers are trying in their classrooms to help their students learn. I love supporting my teachers who are bravely stepping out of their comfort zones, risking failure. They are my superheroes! One's wellness is dynamic, and so is wellness education... Read More →

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 120 First Floor