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Friday, March 26
 

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8:00am EDT

DLD 2021 Kickoff ๐Ÿˆ โ˜•
We are so excited to kick off #DLDMedfield 2021 with you! #FillYourCup with your favorite morning beverage & join us to hear a quick overview of the day-- including some fun surprises that are lined up! The goal was to deliver you a day full of CHOICE & ACCESS... choice in how you approach the day and access to amazing sessions. We hope you enjoy every second and get exactly what YOU need! โค๏ธ

Friday March 26, 2021 8:00am - 8:15am EDT
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8:15am EDT

Keynote: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy: Engaging and Empowering Students to Own Their Education Journeys
We will ground ourselves in a pedagogical framework that outlines, in a process-oriented way, how we can disrupt compliance-focused teaching and, instead, nurture independent learners who are critically conscious and are empowered to transform their lives, their communities, and society.

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Friday March 26, 2021 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Beyond the Book ๐Ÿ“–
Book Creator is more than just a tool to make and tell stories. Go beyond the book to discover new ways to creatively use Book Creator with students. If you have used interactive notebooks in the past or are thinking about using them in the future, this session is designed to show you fun and interactive ways in which students can showcase their work, interact with their learning, and provide a space for students to express their thinking. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gow

Michael Gow

Sixth Grade SS, Medfield Public Schools
I teach Ancient History and World Geography 1 for sixth grade. The start of the 2021/22 school year marked the beginning of my 22nd year as a sixth grade teacher in Medfield. I have two children ages 10 and 14. I love anything outdoors especially hiking, birding, canoeing, and fishing... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Using Chatterpix with Legos and Puppets to Up Your Engagement ๐Ÿ’ช
Want to up your engagement in your class? Have stuffed animals or puppets lying around? I know you have Legos by the millions! Use these items along with the super cool Chatterpix app on iPads! You can build anything you want and then draw a line to have it talk! Come join me to learn about how this all can work!


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Christen Foote

Grade 2 teacher
I teach second grade in Easton at Center Elementary School. I am looking forward to learning new technology as we head into this school year!


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Zoomin' Into iMovie ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿฟ
In this session you will learn how to use Zoom video clips to create quick, fun, iMovie.  We will create a Morning Announcement as an example however, the possibilities are endless!

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avatar for Holli Caulfield

Holli Caulfield

Prinicpal, Medfield Public
I have been an elementary educator for 31 years. ย I love watching children learn, explore, and grow. ย There is nothing like the sparkle in a child's eye!


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Fireside Chat with Malika Ali - All are welcome! ๐Ÿ”ฅ
All are welcome in this open space for questions and discussion on any topics related to instructional equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching.

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Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Representing All Voices in the Core Curriculum โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค
Over the past few months we have seen the need to incorporate more BIPOC into our classroom. Come chat with us and see how we are trying to figure out what works! 

Speakers
avatar for Orla Berry

Orla Berry

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

Jessica Safer

Math Dept. Chair [6-12], Medfield High School
@mssafermhs
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Beth Sancher

Medfield High School


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense ๐ŸŽฅ ๐Ÿ“ฝ ๐ŸŽž
His name is arguably even more famous than his legendary films. Dubbed "Hitch" by those who knew him, Alfred Hitchcock had an uncanny knack for tapping into his audiences' fears and hang-ups. Brilliant yet neurotic, witty yet droll, churning out classics ranging from Shadow of a Doubt and Rear Window to Vertigo and Psycho, he was a showman in every sense of the word. You'll learn some crazy stuff - not only behind-the-scenes anecdotes and fun facts, but also stories from his personal life that, when put all together, paint a vivid picture of a film director who knew how to make audiences simultaneously chuckle at his morbid sense of humor and squirm from suspense. You will walk away with a deeper appreciation for his work and have a "good ahf-tah-noon." (and you just read that in his voice)

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avatar for Frank Mandosa

Frank Mandosa

English/Film Theory Classroom Teacher, Medfield High School
An English and Film teacher at Medfield High School since 2002, I also have been giving talks and hosting trivia nights on a wide variety of film-related topics at public libraries, community centers, senior living facilities, and private parties since 2012. Ranging from the light-hearted... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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  Film/Media

9:30am EDT

A Year of Learning - Reflections with Justin Reich ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ˜ท
A Year of Learning - Reflections with Justin Reich
Join Nat Vaughn together with Justin Reich (co-founder of EdTech Teacher, educational researcher, and author of Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Canโ€™t Transform Education) for an engaging session as we explore, reflect, and discuss questions around our learning and experiences since March, 2020.  Justin has a long-standing relationship and has partnered with the Medfield Public Schools through his work with EdTech Teacher, working to help foster and nurture meaningful learning experiences in a systematic, coherent environment.
After a year of โ€˜forcedโ€™ alternative modes of education, it is incumbent upon us as educators to pause and take stock of  our experiences, lessons learned, practices we want to keep, practices we want to shift, and โ€˜resetโ€™ - What practices should we continue? What should we resume? Should we go back to โ€˜normalโ€™?  These are important conversations to be had - join us as we look to capture and archive the learning and map a path forward to support all of our learners.  

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avatar for Nat Vaughn

Nat Vaughn

Principal Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
I have been an educator for 24 years and have been the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA for the past 11 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 →
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Asst. Professor, Teaching Systems Lab
Justin's BioA former high school history teacher, Justin Reich is the Mitsui Career Development Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT, the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (tsl.mit.edu), the host of the TeachLab podcast (teachlabpodcast.com), and the author of Fai... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Screentime: One district's effort to help students navigate the technology-infused environment in a way that is safe, effective, healthy, and well-balanced ๐Ÿ’ป
This presentation was initially planned for March 2020, but then COVID happened. The description below is the original from last year. Obviously, with remote/hybrid learning, screentime has taken on a whole new meaning. This year's presentation/discussion will be primarily focused on Westwood's assessment of screentime during pre-pandemic times, with adaptations as needed to include our experiences this school year.

Children are getting smartphones at much younger ages, some as early as third grade and most by sixth grade. At the same time, most schools have implemented 1:1 programs, resulting in a rapid transition towards the use of digital resources that have traditionally been paper-based. Because of these trends, schools are starting to grapple with the issue of screentime and how to strike a reasonable balance between online and offline learning activities. Parents are also trying to manage technology at home and looking for ways to encourage positive technology habits for their children.

For the reasons stated above, Westwood has identified a strategic priority to Expand Efforts to help students navigate the technology-infused environment in a way that is safe, effective, healthy, and well-balanced. In order to address this priority, the district has reflected on how things have changed in recent years, looked at current research about technology and its impact on children, and directly assessed students about their personal technology experiences.

Come learn about some of Westwoodโ€™s findings and some of the steps the district is taking to address this issue. This will be an interactive session - Iโ€™d love to hear how other districts are addressing this topic too!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Ouellette

Steve Ouellette

Director of Technology, Learning, and Innovation, Westwood Public Schools
avatar for Greg Schwanbeck

Greg Schwanbeck

Physics Teacher & Instructional Technology Coach, Westwood High School
Greg Schwanbeck has taught Physics for the past decade, refining a teaching style founded upon personal connections with students, research-based pedagogies, innovative applications of educational technology, and engaging humor.Currently, Greg works at Westwood High School, where... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Finding True North ๐Ÿงญ With A Pencil, Some Paper & A Compass ๐Ÿ“
At the center of teaching and learning communities lies empathy, equity, critical thinking, human perspective-taking, innovation, inclusion, and creative problem-solving. Join this interactive session to see how visualizing and facilitating your thinking with a pencil, some paper, and the frameworks of a compass can lead you and your students to establish a habit of life that will keep thinking flexible and moving forward while supporting the voices of all learners in being heard.

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avatar for Kim Zajac

Kim Zajac

SLP
Kim Zajac, MA CCC-SLP/A is a certified speech/language pathologist and Audiologist at Norton Middle School and Norton High School. She is an affiliated faculty member for the Speech@Emerson Graduate Program as a Virtual Practicum Facilitator. Kim holds specialized certification in... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

ABCs of Remote Teaching and Learning ๐Ÿ”ค
Letโ€™s talk pandemic survival, and showcase the superpowers that every teacher has discovered in themselves. Take an alphabetical walk through what we have learned, what we have used to provide continuity of learning for students, and consider where we go from here.

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avatar for Jed Stefanowicz

Jed Stefanowicz

Digital Learning Coach, Old Post Road Elementary, Walpole Public Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, Massachusetts, Jed Stefanowicz provides job-embedded professional development and instructional coaching for academic technology. Through conferences, workshops, and coaching, Jed aims to engage and build staff/student digital learning capacity... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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9:30am EDT

Stop, Scribble and Wiggle ๐Ÿ›‘ โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ
3 mindful breaks you can use in your classroom right away to help students develop self-regulation, self-awareness and executive functioning. PK-12 educators welcome! If you've never wiggled on Zoom, THIS is your opportunity, folks!

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avatar for Laura Keene

Laura Keene

School Psychologist, 9-12
Medfield High School Psychologist who used to work with elementary and middle schoolers and still loves glitter, T-Swift and coloring! I like to VERY enthusiastically encourage my students to participate in interactive breaks that allow them to practice calming strategies, build emotional... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
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  SEL

10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: BYOD --> Bring Your Own Dog (to DLD) ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆด
Bring your sidekick and learn how they can help reduce your stress, improve your cardiovascular system, and improve your overall psychological state!


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Improv Comedy + Zoom = ZoomProv! ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿฟ
Join us for some fun and quick improv games over Zoom!  Take a different kind of brain break and laugh with colleagues.  No experience in any sort of theater or comedy needed. 

Speakers
avatar for Kara Gelormini

Kara Gelormini

6th English, Blake Middle School


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: It's never too late to strum the guitar! ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽผ
Have you ever wanted to play the guitar? This #FillYourCup session will prove it is never too late.
Join Medfield legend, Michael Mason, share some fun tips and tricks about how he picked up the guitar at 55 years old!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Mason

Michael Mason

Michael Mason- Plainville, MAAcoustic Guitar/ SingerAcademic Tutor- grades 3-6508-838-6632mfmmace@verizon.net


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Let's DLD-Dance! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽ‰
Fill your cup with JOY! Come join us for an energy-boosting 15-minute dance session. I will lead some simple dances that are easy to follow but guaranteed to get the joy bubbling up. We'll explore some contemporary pop tunes as well as a variety of music from around the world. No experience necessary!

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avatar for Eithne Stover

Eithne Stover

Music Educator, Wheelock & Dale Street Elementary Schools
Eithne [ETH-na] Stover is a general music and beginning strings teacher at Wheelock and Dale St schools. ย She has been teaching in Medfield since 2012. Eithne is a Level III certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher who seeks to nurtureย musicianshipย through the integration of music, movement... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Morning Medfield Meditation ๐ŸŒ… #OnDemand
A loving-kindness meditation for our Medfield community- Audio recording












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avatar for Kerrie Krah

Kerrie Krah

Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools
*Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools*Certified and Registered Yoga Teacherย *Breathe For Change Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Certification


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Self Care Ritual: Facial Massage and Breath-work ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™‚๏ธ
โ€œWhen life gets tough, what spills over?" Youโ€™re invited to fill your cup with a self-care ritual of mindful breathing, gentle seated yoga and facial massage to rebalance & nourish your nervous system. With just a
few moments of your tender care, youโ€™ll feel more calm and grounded.

The facilitator is certified, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, yoga teacher, and licensed esthetician Chanelle Camire.

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avatar for Chanelle Camire

Chanelle Camire

Founder + Owner, Sweet Balance Yoga


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Tarot Card Reading ๐Ÿ”ฎ
Black magic? Predictor of the future? Nope. The tarot is an old-world lens for viewing questions, conflicts, or just exploring whatever's on your mind. Drop in with an open heart and a curious spirit for a one-card reading. We can talk about how to frame your questions, how to interpret your results, stuff like that. No, I can't tell you who you're going to marry, or when you're going to get a vaccine appointment.

Speakers
avatar for M.A. Garcia

M.A. Garcia

English Teacher, GSA Advisor, Medfield High School


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Tech-Tok Smackdown ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Fill your cup full of Tech Tips!  Grab a tip, leave a tip!  In this collaborative session, we will each get a chance to share some quick tech tips/best practices from your tech journey. Come ready to share or just sit back relax and enjoy the Tech Tok (Talk) ..

Suggest your tech tip here and be ready to present about it in 1 minute or less ..

Speakers
avatar for Neal Sonnenberg

Neal Sonnenberg

Tech Integration, Medfield Public Schools
Neal is a technology integration specialist (9-12) for the Medfield (MA) Public Schools and a Google Certified Trainer. He is one of the creators of Medfield's Design Your Learning Day (DLD) conference and also serves on the MassCUE Conference Committee. He has presented at numerous... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: YOGA ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง˜
Yoga session... Meet you on the mat on Zoom!

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Mark Nickerson

Blake Middle School


Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Your Choice! ๐Ÿงญ
Time to #FillYourCup... feel free to carve out this 20 minutes for yourself. Some ideas, but definitely not limited to: go for a walk, make a fun snack, write/ draw in a journal, watch 20 minutes of an #OnDemand session, read a book, etc... We hope you enjoy YOUR time!

Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:20am EDT

โ˜•๏ธ Fill Your Cup: Knit -Crochet a SMILE ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ™‚
Password,if needed: code or MedfieldPD

For all my yarnlovers! Join in to make the LUMI smile (french) mascot, a simple white square with a black border and a smile:) This cute project idea comes from KnitaSmile.com and very similar to the Flat Stanley idea where you can take LUMI on your daily activities, snap a photo and share with the community!

  • ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฝGrab any white and black yarn you have -- a crochet hook or knitting needles that match your yarn size. (Don't have white or black, just use your stash yarn- any colors will really do!)
  • ๐ŸงถKnit or crochet a square using basic stitches: Crochet ( single crochet stitch) or Knit (garter stitch)
    TUTORIAL HERE!
  • ๐Ÿ”ฒEmbroider or Picot Stitch a black border all the way around the square
  • ๐ŸงตSew the eyes and mouth with black wool thread.
  • ๐ŸŒŽNow take Lumi with you on your adventures or something you do in your daily life, snap a photo and share on social media (#lumismile  #lumioftheday and #knitasmile)
    Merci beaucoup!

Any questions,feel free to email me: dhorvath@email.medfield.net

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avatar for Diane Horvath

Diane Horvath

Technology-MakerEd Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
๐ŸŽLearning in Beta๐Ÿ™ŒTech Int Spec. with #MakerEd Creativity & Innovation GoalsAdvocate for Girls in STEAM and empowerment (former Technovation Coach)K-8 CSTA Representative#DLDMedfield Team,ย MassCue Innovation Pathfinder Recipient๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธig: techmonstaah#microbitchampions #cr... Read More →



Friday March 26, 2021 10:20am - 10:35am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Feeling Jelly? ๐Ÿ‡ Try Some Jam(board)!
Are you feeling a little "JELLY"  that your colleagues seem to be using JAMboard, but you're not quite there yet? This session is for you!  You will learn about the 'easy to use' tools so you'll be able to create engaging lessons quickly that will captivate your students. Also, FREE, ready to use templates to inspire innovative learning & collaboration will be shared with you!  

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avatar for Nancy Carroll

Nancy Carroll

Elementary Digital Learning Coach, Walpole Public Schools
Striving daily to help my colleagues bring technology into their classrooms in a purposeful way to enhance student learning. Also, guiding students as they begin their journey of becoming global citizens and learners through lessons on Digital Citizenship. Must say I can't do without... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Google Classroom Tips and Tricks ๐ŸŽฉ
Are you getting everything you can out of Google Classroom? This session will quickly review some of the basic (but important) functions of Classroom and then dive a little deeper into the lesser-known/used tools and strategies.

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avatar for Ryan Camire

Ryan Camire

Technology Integration Specialist, Medway Public Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Medway Public Schools. This is my 8th year in this position. Encouraging teachers to provide opportunities for students to have some control over how they learn and demonstrate their understanding of course content is very important to... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Nearpod, works great when your students are both "Near" and Far ๐Ÿง
Nearpod is Swiss Army knife of hybrid learning. I'm going to show you how to use all its tools to make hybrid learning easier for you and interactive for the students. I will even break out the "hidden toothpick".

IF it asks for password, try: code  or MedfieldPD

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avatar for Cynthia McClelland

Cynthia McClelland

Blake Middle School


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Top Ten Tools and Strategies for Hybrid Teaching ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Looking for a better way to edit that PDF? Looking for new ways to engage student voice? This session has the top ten tools and strategies you need to teach in a hybrid learning environment! Come learn what strategies and tools have worked best this past year, and bring your own favorites to share as well.

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avatar for Kate Reardon

Kate Reardon

Director of Academic Technology, Dedham Country Day School
Kate Reardon is Director of Academic Technology at Dedham Country Day, co-founder of the MassCUE Tech Integration special interest group, and a consultant for schools and nonprofits. She is excited about the creative integration of technology to leverage student engagement and improve... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Developing a Social Justice Mindset ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒˆ
This session will showcase the "guidelines" that I use to deepen my own and develop my high school students' "social justice mindset" in a real-world way. You'll leave with practical habits that will enable you to deliberately practice these guidelines on your own or with your students. 

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avatar for Colleen Worrell

Colleen Worrell

Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, St. Mark's School


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Fireside Chat with Malika Ali - For Administrators (in & outside of Medfield)
This session is open to all administrators from Medfield (including department chairs) & outside of Medfield. In this session, we will have an open space for questions and discussion on any topics related to instructional equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching.

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Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Filters are great, but skin care is better ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงผ
Do you walk into a Sephora not knowing where to begin?  Are you unsure if your morning and evening routines are complete?  Do want to know why you should be using Hyaluronic acid?  Then this is the session for you!  Join me for a deep dive into the world of skin care as self-care!

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avatar for Libby Randolph

Libby Randolph

English Teacher, Medfield High School
10th grade World Literature + Speech teacher


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Co-teaching: Nail it or fail it?! ๐Ÿ”จ
Co-teaching can be daunting!  How can you bring two different people together and make it work for your students! After three years of co-teaching we can talk you through the highs and lows of what to expect. 

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Beth Sancher

Medfield High School
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Marlo Franco

Teacher, Medfield High School


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Keep Calm and Sleep On...๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค
Trouble sleeping since March 13?  This relaxing session will help you to find your inner zen to achieve a more peaceful sleep.  We will discuss meditation and explore how trying a quick 10 minute mediation can change your mindset.  Please download the FREE Calm app before the session.  We will explore the app including sleep stories, mediation, and music.  Namaste!

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avatar for Deb Newton

Deb Newton

Grade 3 Teacher, Wheelock School
I am a third grade teacher in Medfield. ย I have been in Medfield for over 20 years.


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Harness the Power of Google Suite to Create Digital Breakouts ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”’๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ
Looking for an activity to excite your students while still providing valuable feedback to inform your teaching?  Harness the power of Google Suites to create Digital Breakouts!  Students will be engaged as they attempt to break codes, solve problems and riddles based on any content with a unified goal to โ€˜unlockโ€™ the box and breakout.  Teachers will gain insight regarding their studentsโ€™ knowledge of content as well as their ability to problem-solve, persist and apply strategies while working cooperatively with their peers.  Create an interactive challenge for your class or an extension challenge for students that are ready to move forward.  Leave this session with the bones of a great breakout to take back to your classroom! 

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avatar for Mary Comer

Mary Comer

Instructional Technology Coach, Westwood Public Schools


Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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10:40am EDT

Paper ๐Ÿ“ƒ VS Screen ๐Ÿ’ป
Paper or screen? In this session, we will explore and debate the use of these two media as we look forward to a post-pandemic educational system.        

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Friday March 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:25am EDT
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11:30am EDT

๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿถ Lunch & Listen... tune into a live concert as you eat lunch!
Have you missed live music during the pandemic!?
If so, join Medfield teaching/ coaching legend, Michael Mason, as he fills your cup by playing the guitar and serenades us through the lunch block.
*due to Mike's schedule, this concert will end at 12:15*
 

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avatar for Michael Mason

Michael Mason

Michael Mason- Plainville, MAAcoustic Guitar/ SingerAcademic Tutor- grades 3-6508-838-6632mfmmace@verizon.net


Friday March 26, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
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11:30am EDT

Food that Fills your Cup: Lunch Demo ๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŽ
One way to "fill your cup" is by filling your belly.  By cooking and eating nutrient-dense foods our bodies can be grounded, our minds can be more content, and our emotions can be soothed.   During this program, Lori Lambert-Osburn-- registered dietitian and chef, will share practical meal planning strategies, streamlined meal suggestions, and recipe templates.  This program will include a cooking demonstration to help you see how quickly you could put together a meal.  

Click on this link for the ingredient list or see the PDF file below.  All participants should have their ingredients ready to go for the demonstration.

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Lori Lambert-Osburn

Registered Dietitian & Chef


Friday March 26, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
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11:30am EDT

LUNCH ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿถ
Enjoy a full hour to eat lunch, replenish, reflect, & relax! 

Friday March 26, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
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12:35pm EDT

DLDesmos ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿงฎ
Interested in learning how to use the features of Desmos? Come join Susan Bycoff & Mike Kraemer as we create graphs, sketch models, write slides activities, and calculate with gusto:-) All learners welcome!


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Mike Kraemer

MHS Math teacher, Medfield High School


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
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12:35pm EDT

Show What They Know ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŒž
Are your students proud of their learning? Do you want to give options for sharing their expertise? Let's dive into ideas that will allow for voice and choice in students showing what they know digitally!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Valluzzi (she/her)

Anne Valluzzi (she/her)

Digital Literacy teacher, Millis Public Schools
Hello! I am the elementary digital learning teacher in Millis and have been teaching for 18 years. I love all things learning, books, ed tech, and STEAM. You should see all my books! My students challenged me to count them all once, but I don't think I have the time. :)Outside my... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

SLIDing into Success ๐Ÿ™Œ
This session will focus on app smashing Slides with a few amazing extensions and add-ons to create some unique student experiences as well as some hidden features within Slides itself. Slides have been a game-changer during this school year - no longer is it JUST a presentation tool.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Fisher

Erin Fisher

Technology Integration Facilitator, East Bridgewater Public Schools
Erin Fisher is the Technology Integration Facilitator (PreK-12) for the East Bridgewater Public Schools, a 1:1 Google Reference District. She has presented at the MASSCUE Fall and Spring conference multiple times, Bridgewater State University, various school districts' Tech PD days... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

Use Pear Deck to engage students in the process of learning ๐Ÿ
How to engage students in the process of learning, to hear from every student whether they are in the classroom, zoom or doing asynchronous learning, and to provide instant feedback to increase performance? Let's try Pear Deck!

Speakers
avatar for Yiyu Mahoney

Yiyu Mahoney

Blake Middle School
Hello! My name is Yiyu Mahoney, Mandarin teacher at Wheelock (2-3rd) and Blake Middle School (6-8th). I love travel, food and animals!


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

[The Best of] G Suite Sweets ๐Ÿจ
The whole idea behind G Suite Sweets is to showcase small, bite-sized tips, tricks, and ideas for all things Google.  From saving time to sparking creativity, this session will cover it all.  G Suite Sweets will offer you tons of helpful resources, project ideas, lesson designs, and edtech tools no matter your subject area or grade level.  Whether you constantly crave new ideas or just want to add a few more tricks to your tech game, this session will most definitely have something for you.

Christina has presented G Suite Sweets and G Suite Sweets: The Sequel at MassCUE and will be combining these two presentations to offer "The Best Of" G Suite Sweets for DLD 2021.  There will be some *never before seen* sweets in here as well that are not featured in the on demand sessions!

Speakers
avatar for Christina Scilingo

Christina Scilingo

Digital Learning Specialist, Norton Public Schools
A New Jersey native, Christina Scilingo made her way up to Massachusetts when she decided to attended Stonehill College to study History and Education. ย Since 2014, Christina has found her home in Norton Public Schools, first as a grade 6 World Geography teacher and now as district-wide... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

Addressing Race and Equity in the Classroom: Sharing Resources ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŽ
I asked my classes this year when they first became aware of the concept of race. The overwhelming majority of them said in school when their elementary school teachers did lessons that addressed it specifically - the Native American experience, Martin Luther King Jr, and Rosa Parks. Teachers of all levels clearly have an important role to play in helping kids begin important conversations about race, but we can do a better job at sharing more varied and complex stories across our curriculum. I know we are all working at this, but there is so little time, especially now. I'm hoping to create some time and space, so we can all share materials and best practices and do some digging. I welcome teachers working with any grade level. We'll chat all together and then make some breakout rooms for grade and then subject alike groups to work together.

Speakers
GS

Gwynne Sawtelle

Medfield High School


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

No More Waiting on the World to Change: Leveraging Technology to promote Global Citizenship & Advocacy ๐ŸŒŽ
In the hopes of applying both a local and global lens to the issue of economic inequality, my French IV students examined the end of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian recipients and the economic impacts of this status change on Boston Families. Using Adobe Post and Spark Video, they created advocacy posters and monologues in French from the perspective of children, parents, and business owners affected by the end of TPS. To prepare for this exhibit work, students canvassed predominately Haitian neighborhoods of Boston to hear their stories.

This year, my AP French students are using FlipGrid to virtually connect with our exchange school, Lycée Saint Marc, in Lyon, France where they are engaging in conversation about the impact of climate change in both cities. Here the emphasis has also been on collective and individual efforts to address global warming. My presentation will focus on the applications and online tools that I incorporate to prepare my students for this work and to get their projects "exhibition ready." Attendees will see samples of student work and gain access to rubrics, project guidelines, and playlists.

Student exhibitions were presented at the EMK Institute in Boston as a part of the 2019 Humanities Workshop. The 2021 Humanities Workshop on Climate Change will be fully virtual.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Ewing

Melissa Ewing

Department Chair/French Teacher, Boston College High Schoool


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

Developing Reflective Learners - Feedback, Assessments, and Beyond ๐Ÿ’ญ
After attending a two-day workshop on Assessment and Grading with Rick Wormeli in the fall of 2014, a team of educators from Blake Middle School returned with ideas, excitement, questions, and a concrete desire to provide actionable and meaningful feedback to our students. From this came a small pilot which has subsequently blossomed into a full scale school-wide initiative with all disciplines utilizing standards based reporting this year, 2019-20. Participation in our session will provide a framework (professional development, communication, and structures) for those seeking to learn, explore, and potentially implement Standards Based Reporting in their schools - shared from the perspectives of building-based leadership, department chairs, and teachers. We will outline successes, challenges, and the progress that lies ahead for our students and community.

Speakers
avatar for Nat Vaughn

Nat Vaughn

Principal Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
I have been an educator for 24 years and have been the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA for the past 11 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 →
MH

Marjorie Heim

6th Grade Science, Blake Middle School
avatar for Orla Berry

Orla Berry

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


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

Leading Beyond Our Titles; The Time is Now โณ
When we lead beyond our titles, cultures thrive. ย Whether in the classroom, hallways, or beyond, we can all make an impact regardless of our roles by bringing who we are and nothing less. ย Fueled with passion, this session will challenge you to harness the leader within as well as inspire others to do the same. ย You will be asked to define your own role, share your awesome, and create new leadership avenues on you own journeys. Exploding with interaction and energy, you will leave empowered to not only tap into your own courage but pass the mic to students, colleagues, administration, and community members. ย Packed with ideas for unleashing our authenticity, strengths and passions, we will all be able to go back to school inspired to make a greater impact. ย 

Speakers
avatar for Nili Bartley

Nili Bartley

Teacher/Digital Learning and Innovation Coach, Wilson Middle School, Natick
Nili is a teacher and digital learning/innovation coach at Wilson Middle School.ย 


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA

12:35pm EDT

Catch the Magic ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ”ฎ
Take a deep breath, clear your mind and think about your favorite book or story. Re-live the plot, mull over the theme and don't forget to connect with the characters.  Why do you love this book so much?  Now, stretch your mind and think about your book in a new way: What shape best represents this book or story: a square, a circle or a rectangle? Think about your thinking and explain why you picked that shape. You just caught the magic! Mark your calendars and join us to learn more ways to  "Catch the Magic".  A presentation where you can not only share your answer but also learn how to combine current technology, makerspace materials and best practices to promote students to think deeper and create engaged learners.  "Catch the Magic" is the story of how 3 teachers journeyed to find a better way for students to find success and showcase their thought process. You won't want to miss it!   (Oh by the way, I wonder why a triangle wasn't a choice for the story?)

Speakers
CC

Christy Callahan

Dale Street School
Reading Specialist grades 4-5
JB

Jen Bassett

Dale Street School
JL

Julie Lowerre

Innovation Integration Specialist


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
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12:35pm EDT

Building a Maker Community: 10+ Strategies for Moving Forward ๐Ÿ’ก
Or Try this Building a Maker Community: 10+ Strategies for Moving Forward ๐Ÿ’กDave Quinnhttps://medfield-net.zoom.us/my/dianehorvath?pwd=YWdXTm5HL2JKb0tLYWVlZlRNSmJ3UT09

This session will be a blend of hands-on learning, discussion and idea dissemination. Attendees will start with a simple maker challenge to frame the discussion and experience the invigorating power of making. We'll then dive into a definition of Maker Education the strategies Miscoe Hill Middle School has used in the development of our Inspired Innovation Center. We'll round out our session with a discussion of where participant groups are in their process of building a maker community and what next steps they could take. Participants will leave with a simple making activity they can take back to their next faculty meeting and/or PD day and actionable items they can take to grow hands-on learning in their school community.

Speakers
avatar for David Quinn

David Quinn

Director of Tech and Integration, Mendon - Upton Regional School District
Dave Quinn is the Director of Technology Integration for the Mendon-Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts. He works directly with teachers and students in grades K-12 to reimagine learning experiences through the meaningful use of technology. He recently earned his doctorate... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA
  Maker Ed

12:35pm EDT

Breathe for Social Justice ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ
Self Care is never a selfish act...
Any time we can listen to our true self and give it the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch - 
Parker Palmer 

Educators are most able to affect positive change when they take care of themselves first which allows them to embody and model a state of well-being for their students. Practicing mindfulness, acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude allows us to show for each and every moment in our classrooms and our lives. This workshop is here for you to use in the way that best works for you.  Using mindfulness strategies including movement (think yoga) , this workshop is built on hopes and dreams that participants will consider that self compassion is essential to the process for collective wellbeing  - needed in your classrooms, moreover in our pursuit of justice and equity.  Of course I'll share strategies that can be used with students to bring about desired social emotional outcomes- but my goal today is to provide a well deserved opportunity for participants to take a moment to just be here and take care of yourselves. I can't wait to see you all on the mat (or in your chair... on the couch ... whatever works... you do you) !

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Becker

Meredith Becker

Transition Program Coordinator/Out of District Coordinator, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 26, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
TBA
  SEL, Yoga

1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Brew A-HA --> All about Beer ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿป
Let's talk Beer!  Homebrewer and beer entrepreneur Lee Cooper will lead a session where you can ask any and all beer questions and learn some of the finer points of home brewing and what goes into making craft beer.  Get ready to literally Fill Your Cup๐Ÿบ!

Lee is the CEO and Founder of Hopsters Brewing Company which had 2 locations in the greater Boston area.



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Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
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1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Container Gardening ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ†๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿฅฌ
Discuss container gardening together

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Container Gardening ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ†๐Ÿซ‘๐ŸฅฌKerie Krahhttps://medfield-net.zoom.us/my/dianehorvath?pwd=YWdXTm5HL2JKb0tLYWVlZlRNSmJ3UT09

Speakers
avatar for Kerrie Krah

Kerrie Krah

Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools
*Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools*Certified and Registered Yoga Teacherย *Breathe For Change Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Certification


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
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1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: How it Vegan ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ•
Have you ever wondered about a vegan lifestyle? Have you or your own children toyed with veganism? Have you wondered whether it is possible to substitute ingredients to make your favorite dish vegan? This session will be hosted by a well-seasoned vegan. You are encouraged to come with questions, or just an open-mind. 


















Speakers
avatar for Bethany Sager

Bethany Sager

Grade 5, Dale Street School


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
TBA

1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Peloton & DLD Collide... Let's Ride with #DLDMedfield! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ
Let's take a ride together!
Please click here to fill out the survey so we can connect on the bike!
TAKE THIS SURVEY IF YOU PLAN ON RIDING on 3/26 (or if you want to be connected with other Peloton members even though you may not be able to ride during DLD)

We are all set and ready to RIDE with Cody Rigsby tomorrow for a 20 minute pop ride! As I have been fiddling through the new โ€™group rideโ€™ feature, I think it is easiest for you to add the class to your โ€™scheduleโ€™ for Friday 3/26 at 1:25pm. (Please see this  VIDEO). This needs to be done on the โ€™PELOTON APPโ€™ and CANNOT BE DONE ON THE BIKE ITSELF.
Follow- Tebo9 so I can add you back...
If you are not comfortable with this, no worries at all! If you have any issues with getting onto our session, you should see me as a โ€™friendโ€™ and you will be able to join my ride.
I created the hashtag #DLDMedfield that you can add too so it is easier to see others in the session as we cannot just make the ride a private ride for our group only.

The ride we will be doing is.... wait for it......

20 min Pop Ride Cody Rigsby from SATURDAY 2/8/20 @7:30am

Speakers
KT

Kristen Thibeault

Wellness Teacher, Medfield High School
Anything health and wellness!


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
TBA

1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Spring into Birding ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ†
Spring migration is on its way and March is a great time to talk about the arrival of early birds such as Killdeer, Red Winged Blackbirds, American Woodcock as well as winter departures of the Dark-eyed Juncos, a variety of finches, ducks, and geese.

Join me for this session to "fill your cup" and I will share some resources, locations, what to look for, bird sounds to pay attention to, etc...

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gow

Michael Gow

Sixth Grade SS, Medfield Public Schools
I teach Ancient History and World Geography 1 for sixth grade. The start of the 2021/22 school year marked the beginning of my 22nd year as a sixth grade teacher in Medfield. I have two children ages 10 and 14. I love anything outdoors especially hiking, birding, canoeing, and fishing... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
TBA

1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: STOP Meditation โ›ฒ๐Ÿ˜Œ #OnDemand
STOP Meditation by the waterfalls to help you create space in your day to stop and move into the present moment.  Audio recording Only-

Speakers
avatar for Kerrie Krah

Kerrie Krah

Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools
*Speech-Language Pathologist, Medfield Public Schools*Certified and Registered Yoga Teacherย *Breathe For Change Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Certification


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
TBA

1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Stretch the Stress Away ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ
Find balance by experience stillness with relaxing restorative chair yoga poses and gentle stretching. You will calm your mind and deepen your connection to your breath. This will be a truly meditative experience that will leave you feeling clear and restored for the rest of your day.

The facilitator is certified, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, yoga teacher, and licensed esthetician Chanelle Camire.

Speakers
avatar for Chanelle Camire

Chanelle Camire

Founder + Owner, Sweet Balance Yoga


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
TBA

1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: YOGA Flow ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง˜
Join us for a dynamic blend of postures and breath work designed to re-energize you for the remainder of your day.

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Keleher

Marissa Keleher

PE/Wellness Teacher, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
TBA

1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill Your Cup: Your Choice! ๐Ÿงญ
Time to #FillYourCup... feel free to carve out this 20 minutes for yourself. Some ideas, but definitely not limited to: go for a walk, make a fun snack, write/ draw in a journal, watch 20 minutes of an #OnDemand session, read a book, etc... We hope you enjoy YOUR time!

Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
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1:25pm EDT

โ˜• Fill YourCup: Let's Talk Books! ๐Ÿ“š
Join us to talk about books you've read and find out about books you want to read. April vacation & summer are fast approaching!
Pinterest LINK

Speakers
avatar for Robin Panchuk

Robin Panchuk

Library Media Specialist, Medfield High School
avatar for Kerry Lynch

Kerry Lynch

Science Teacher at MHS. Biology, AP Environmental Science & Chemistry


Friday March 26, 2021 1:25pm - 1:40pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

Level Up Your Classroom: Strategies to Promote Student Engagement ๐Ÿ’ช
Learn how a library media specialist and a classroom teacher collaborated to incorporate various digital and hands-on activities into the curriculum to increase student engagement. These included making escape rooms, comic books, board games, childrenโ€™s picture books, documentary films, and historical monuments. Students utilized 3D printing, Google apps, makerspace materials, video production tools, such as green screen and stop motion animation, and escape room puzzles, including morse code, cipher wheels, brain teasers, etc. We will share how we created these activities, using little to no funding. We will share our tips, successes, frustrations, and and future plans.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Johnson

Alice Johnson

Library Media Specialist, Dedham High School
avatar for Michael Medeiros

Michael Medeiros

Teacher, Dedham Public Schools


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

Make Google Earth History- Presenting events on Earth through time and space! ๐ŸŒ
Tired of presenting events on a basic 2 dimensional map? Wish that you could show how events have changed over time or show scale and distance between events to help present the world as it was in a new and dynamic way? Then check out what you can do with Google Earth! Google Earth is a wonderful platform to help you make history come alive! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Khorshidianzadeh

Michael Khorshidianzadeh

Teacher, The Victor School
Hello!I am a High School Special Education History teacher. I have been teaching History for about 15 years now. I love teaching World History, American Gov, and USI. I want to share with other teachers how to use Google MyMaps to enahnce their classes and to have a little bit of... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
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1:45pm EDT

Hello, My Name is...and My Pronouns Are... ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
In 2019, Merriam Webster declared "they" as the word of the year, a recognition of the rise of this term to include nonbinary and transgender youth. Join us for a discussion on strategies to move beyond a safe space to an inclusive, brave space for students across the gender spectrum. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Isaac, She/Her/Hers

Wendy Isaac, She/Her/Hers

Director, JRI - The Victor School
I'm a marriage and family therapist by trade, and have been working in education supporting special education students for about 20 years. I am so excited to be joining Medfield's DLD this year! I will be talking about ways to create a welcoming space for non-binary youth - but am... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Brown (she/her)

Carrie Brown (she/her)

Special Educator, JRI/The Victor School
Welcome! I'm excited to be joining Medfield's DLD this year! I have worked with special education students for the past fifteen years. I have a background in technology, science, and literacy. I'm looking forward to collaborating with everyone during this presentation on ways to create... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
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1:45pm EDT

Making No Place for Hate a Reality ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’•
When students feel valued as individuals, engagement and empowerment are limitless.  Come join us as we share how our school is making โ€œNo Place for Hate,โ€ an Anti-Defamation League initiative, a reality. You will learn how a school wide approach to decrease bias and bullying has helped our culture see the people in it beyond the surface.  From kickoff assemblies, inspirational videos, and classroom lessons to creating a student and staff leadership team, we will share our successes, challenges, and goals for the road ahead.  We will discuss the ripple effect in nurturing a culture of adults modeling courage in sharing who they are and the tremendous impact this has made on students.  Take away ideas and possibilities for your school to decrease judgement and increase kindness, as well as gain an understanding for what it takes to become a "No Place for Hate" school.    


Speakers
avatar for Teresa Carney

Teresa Carney

Principal, Wilson Middle School
avatar for Nili Bartley

Nili Bartley

Teacher/Digital Learning and Innovation Coach, Wilson Middle School, Natick
Nili is a teacher and digital learning/innovation coach at Wilson Middle School.ย 


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

Keeping it Green--๐ŸŒฑ Plants in the Classroom ๐ŸŒป
You've got plants.  Maybe some are dead.  We'll show you how to bring them BACK FROM the DEAD.  
Not actually.  But we can help you with round two (or fifteen).  Also, we'll talk about how kids like plants and how that's cool.

Speakers
avatar for Madeline Chamberlain

Madeline Chamberlain

Medfield High School
I dig plants. ; )


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

Burnout and Boundaries. ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ˜Œ
In todayโ€™s fast-paced, high-demand world, itโ€™s harder to separate work and home. In addition, COVID has further blurred those lines causing us to be even more susceptible to burnout.  Burnout impacts every part of our physical, social, and psychological self and can have dramatic effects. Join Trish Hart, MGH SMART Facilitator, for an educational, interactive workshop that will investigate the stages of burnout, how to prevent burnout, and stress management strategies to implement to continue to be a high performer.  


Speakers
TH

Trish Hart

Stress Management Educator, Hart Mind Body Solutions


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

Google Tools for Administrators ๐Ÿ’ฅ
Leave the screwdrivers and wrenches at home. These tools will make your work more efficient and effective. Join us to learn how these Google goodies can help you! 

Speakers
HM

Heather Mandosa

Assistant Principal, Medfield High School
JS

Jeff Sperling

Medfield High School


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
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1:45pm EDT

Let Me Ask My (Free!) Assistant: Assistive Tech for Students to Maximize Learning ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ฅ
This workshop will explore how to use various free tech tools to meet the needs of ELLs and students with language-based disabilities. Participants will gain knowledge of how to use various websites, Google Chrome extensions, and iOS apps to remove barriers to student learning for all content areas. No technology budgets and/or instructional support budgets were harmed in the making of this presentation!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Foley

Erin Foley

Digital Literacy Specialist, Hanover Public Schools
Erin Foley is the Digital Literacy Specialist at Hanover Middle School in Hanover, MA, and is a professional development course instructor for MassCUE. Erin is also a Google Certified Educator and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She has 14 years of experience as a classroom... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

Retrieval Practice: Helping Transition Knowledge Into Long-Term Memory ๐Ÿง 
This session will focus on specific strategies, including retrieval practice, that help to solidify information into long-term memory. Come gain background information regarding the brain and how it works as well as practical strategies to take away and use with your students in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nat Vaughn

Nat Vaughn

Principal Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
I have been an educator for 24 years and have been the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA for the past 11 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 →
avatar for Orla Berry

Orla Berry

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

Mary Bruhl

Director of Student Services, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
TBA

1:45pm EDT

2 Cohorts + 1 Path = Sanity ๐Ÿž๏ธ
During these challenging times teachers are being asked to teach hybrid, remote, and concurrent classes.  In addition all classes have been broken up into two cohorts.  In this session teachers will learn creative ways to design lessons/units using tools they are already familiar with and comfortable using, Google Slides, that will allow an entire class to progress together as one class regardless of the model.  In addition, teachers will be introduced to two new Google extensions that will help them save time and create great learning experiences for ALL students.

Speakers
avatar for AJ Melanson

AJ Melanson

Educational Technology Director, Milton Public Schools


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
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1:45pm EDT

Take AIM: Activate, Innovate and Motivate Digital Learning ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ฅ
Take AIM: Activate, Innovate and Motivate Digital Learning ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ฅJed Stefanowiczhttps://medfield-net.zoom.us/my/dianehorvath?pwd=YWdXTm5HL2JKb0tLYWVlZlRNSmJ3UT09
As Vanilla Ice taught us: Stop, collaborate and listen!  Join Walpole Digital Learning Coach Jed Stefanowicz to explore tips, tools, and techniques in digital learning to reignite virtual and face-to-face learning.  Hear and share trials, triumphs, and takeaways to promote engagement and empower student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jed Stefanowicz

Jed Stefanowicz

Digital Learning Coach, Old Post Road Elementary, Walpole Public Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, Massachusetts, Jed Stefanowicz provides job-embedded professional development and instructional coaching for academic technology. Through conferences, workshops, and coaching, Jed aims to engage and build staff/student digital learning capacity... Read More →


Friday March 26, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
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2:35pm EDT

DLD 2021 Wrap Up ๐Ÿ”š๐Ÿ‘‹๐ŸŽ‰
Before you kick off your weekend, let's circle back on the day to connect and celebrate together. We promise this closing won't disappoint! ๐ŸŽ‰

Friday March 26, 2021 2:35pm - 3:00pm EDT
TBA
 
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