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Friday, December 13
 

9:00am

Grades 3-5 Special Educators, Literacy Specialists
Continued from September session. (Using Assessment Data to Plan Groups and Instruction )

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Central Office Conference Room (Large)

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Applied Arts Educators
A book study by Autor Tony Wagner - Creating Innovators and Most Likely to Succeed video

Agenda and Slides http://bit.ly/creatinginnovatorsnashoba

Our department  will read Creating Innovators and view the documentary Most Likely to Succeed. We will discuss the strategies in the book/film and work together to apply innovative practices in our content area. In addtion, as a depatment we will work on interdisciplary projects in business, (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Media/Technolgy) along with Graphics, Design and Manufacturing, Woods, etc to  apply innovative practices to student projects to showcase using portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Marotta

Mary Marotta

Business and Technology Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School
Mary Marotta is an Instructional Technology teacher with over twenty years experience teaching at the high school and college level with a focus on technology integration.  She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and MassCUE Pathfinder.  Mary uses technology with teachers... Read More →



Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Physical Education and 9-12 Health and Wellness Educators
Empowering Student Learning in Physical Education Through Technology

Speakers
KC

Karen Cavaioli

Physical Education Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Florence Sawyer School

1:00pm

District OT ,PT, Speech
Developing Strategies for Related Arts Educators to Support Students with High Needs

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
OT Room at Florence Sawyer

1:00pm

Grades 6 - 8 Social Studies Educators
Project based around researching a specific civilization
6th-A Civilization of South America (Mayan, Olmec, etc.) 6.5.C
7th- Ancient Greece (God and Goddess Project) 7.4.B.7

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale room 207

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 Science and Tech Ed Educators

Develop activities and techniques for providing consistent vocabulary both horizontally and vertically. Perhaps integrated with Special Education language-based learning.
Templates for Claim, Evidence, Reasoning and writing-based activities. Find alternatives to Stemscopes. Look into reading resources for non-fiction texts. Can be used cross-curricular with other disciplines. ( look into ck12.org)
Our ideal PD agenda would be:
1.) Day one - instruction on best practices in language learning
2.) Day two - Brainstorming how to use strategies and vocab lists
3.) Day three - Look at available CER resources

Speakers
KM

Kristen Marino

Grade 8 Science Teacher, Hale


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale Room 203

1:00pm

Grades 8-12 World Language Educators
Speakers
MD

Maria Davis

Foreign Language Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional practices, lessons and strategies. Participants wiil submit a plan how they intend to revise or create a new lesson or strategy.

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Math Educators
Participants will explore instructional practices, routines and resources that offer multiple entry points for problem-solving.

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Science Educators
Student - Centered Modeling Strategies

A few of the High School Science Teachers have attended Modeling Instruction professional development which incorporates strategies that empower students to create models that illustrates their understanding of scientific concepts. We propose for this year’s professional development to have the teachers using modeling instruction to share their strategies with the entire department, and all grade levels / disciplines will develop a lesson plan based on student -center modeling instruction. This process gives students the opportunity to practice how to approach scientific problems and model their grasp of the material to their peers. This strategy empowers student learning by giving the students more responsibility for their learning and giving all learning styles the freedom to express their understanding in their own way.

Below is the proposed schedule of our work:

December 7th - Sharing what is Student - Centered Modeling Instruction is and its pros and cons to job-a-like
January 11th - Working in grade levels/disciplines groups to develop lesson plan
February 8th - Finishing lessons plans within grade levels/disciplines groups
April 6 th -Each teachers group would Model their lesson plan to the job-a-like

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Special Education
Speakers
KG

Katie Giannetti

Special Educator/Dept Head, High School


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Music Educators
Horizontal & Vertical NRSD Music Dept. Collaboration

Speakers
avatar for Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy

Band Director, High School


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Band RM

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional strategies and content specific topics. They will use this learnng to create or revise practices or lessons.

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classroom

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Math Specialists
We will work on delivering Open Problems to classroom teachers, increasing teacher buy-in, and empowering teachers to make use of open problem folders to differentiate to all students. Using open problems in math teaching not only increases student empowerment but teaches students necessary problem-solving skills and resilience.

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-12 District Program Educators
Grades K-8 program staff will continue developing theme-based curriculum units. Grades 9-12 program staff will work to redesign their physical space to support all students in the curriculum.

Speakers

Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classrooms

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Library Media Educators
*Meet at each location? Public library?
Digital materials? (vertically align same resources for each (middle, elementary)
*Explore library space and continue to update each building’s library space to support 21st century learning.

Product or outcome: change in the spaces or plans to change the space
1st step is to survey staff. first meeting will be to create surveys for each building level (elementary, middle, high). One for staff, one for students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Caligiuri

Michael Caligiuri

School Librarian, Florence Sawyer School


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 ELA General and Special Educators
Literacy Workshop with Teaching and Learning Alliance


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale Library

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 English Educators
The NRHS English Department will work as a group to reflect on and revise the literacy workshop model and skills-focus instruction we began implementing last year.  Based on the feedback from consultant Kate Roberts, teachers will collaborate to create progression charts for reading and writing skills.  They will also work on revising annotation instruction to improve the quality of students’ thinking about the text.  In addition, teachers will collaborate to create systems and tools to improve individual and group conferencing.

Speakers
KE

Kim Earley

High School Social Studies Teacher, High School


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grade PreK Educators
The MA Standards for Pre-K and K : Social and Emotional Learning, and Approaches to Plan and Learning


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Teaching and Learning Conference Room 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA (Bottom Floor)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Health and Wellness
In regards to PD for this year, I would say definitely working on curriculum. K-2/3 will need to look at implementing the two new programs and I hope that maybe the 6-8 could look at what we're teaching when and make any adjustments. The 3Rs program (8th Grade growth and development) updated many of the lesson plans and it would be good if we could go through it together. I think we're still doing the SOS program in different grades (7th in Lancaster and 8th in Bolton and Stow). And if we could all be together that would help to connect the transition between 5th and 6th grades (for Lancaster & Stow anyway!!!).

Speakers
JR

Jayne Richards

Health Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

 
Friday, January 10
 

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Applied Arts Educators
Creating Innovators Book Study: A book study on Creating Innovators and Most Likely to Succeed video. Our department will work together on interdisciplinary projects in Design and Manufacturing, Woods, Entrepreneurship and Marketing Community Partnerships/MCP to create interdisciplinary and innovative student projects.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Marotta

Mary Marotta

Business and Technology Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School
Mary Marotta is an Instructional Technology teacher with over twenty years experience teaching at the high school and college level with a focus on technology integration.  She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and MassCUE Pathfinder.  Mary uses technology with teachers... Read More →


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Physical Education and 9-12 Health and Wellness Educators
Empowering Student Learning in Physical Education Through Technology

Speakers
KC

Karen Cavaioli

Physical Education Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Library

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Instructional Technology Educators
We would like to align the new DLCS standards across the K-8 curriculum. This would include refining standards on the report cards and identify focused standards.

We would also like to explore new technology tools.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Raboin

Meredith Raboin

Instructional Technology Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

District ESL Educators and Team Chairs
Together we will explore how we can best support English learners who may or may not have disabilities. We will consider: how learning English can look like a disability, what criteria and tools we can use when determining if an English learner has a disability, and our legal obligations to students and their families.

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Office Conference Room (Large)

1:00pm

District OT ,PT, Speech
Developing Strategies for Related Arts Educators to Support Students with High Needs

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
OT Room at Florence Sawyer

1:00pm

Grades 6 - 8 Social Studies Educators
Project based around researching a specific civilization
6th-A Civilization of South America (Mayan, Olmec, etc.) 6.5.C
7th- Ancient Greece (God and Goddess Project) 7.4.B.7

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale room 207

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 Science and Tech Ed Educators

Develop activities and techniques for providing consistent vocabulary both horizontally and vertically. Perhaps integrated with Special Education language-based learning.
Templates for Claim, Evidence, Reasoning and writing-based activities. Find alternatives to Stemscopes. Look into reading resources for non-fiction texts. Can be used cross-curricular with other disciplines. ( look into ck12.org)
Our ideal PD agenda would be:
1.) Day one - instruction on best practices in language learning
2.) Day two - Brainstorming how to use strategies and vocab lists
3.) Day three - Look at available CER resources

Speakers
KM

Kristen Marino

Grade 8 Science Teacher, Hale


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 8-12 World Language Educators
Speakers
MD

Maria Davis

Foreign Language Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional practices, lessons and strategies. Participants wiil submit a plan how they intend to revise or create a new lesson or strategy.

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Math Educators
Participants will explore instructional practices, routines and resources that offer multiple entry points for problem-solving.

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Science Educators
Student - Centered Modeling Strategies

A few of the High School Science Teachers have attended Modeling Instruction professional development which incorporates strategies that empower students to create models that illustrates their understanding of scientific concepts. We propose for this year’s professional development to have the teachers using modeling instruction to share their strategies with the entire department, and all grade levels / disciplines will develop a lesson plan based on student -center modeling instruction. This process gives students the opportunity to practice how to approach scientific problems and model their grasp of the material to their peers. This strategy empowers student learning by giving the students more responsibility for their learning and giving all learning styles the freedom to express their understanding in their own way.

Below is the proposed schedule of our work:

December 7th - Sharing what is Student - Centered Modeling Instruction is and its pros and cons to job-a-like
January 11th - Working in grade levels/disciplines groups to develop lesson plan
February 8th - Finishing lessons plans within grade levels/disciplines groups
April 6 th -Each teachers group would Model their lesson plan to the job-a-like

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Social Studies Educators
Speakers
KE

Kim Earley

High School Social Studies Teacher, High School


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Special Education
Speakers
KG

Katie Giannetti

Special Educator/Dept Head, High School


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Music Educators
Horizontal & Vertical NRSD Music Dept. Collaboration

Speakers
avatar for Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy

Band Director, High School


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Band RM

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional strategies and content specific topics. They will use this learnng to create or revise practices or lessons.

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classroom

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Math Specialists
We will work on delivering Open Problems to classroom teachers, increasing teacher buy-in, and empowering teachers to make use of open problem folders to differentiate to all students. Using open problems in math teaching not only increases student empowerment but teaches students necessary problem-solving skills and resilience.

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-12 District Program Educators
Grades K-8 program staff will continue developing theme-based curriculum units. Grades 9-12 program staff will work to redesign their physical space to support all students in the curriculum.

Speakers

Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classrooms

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Library Media Educators
*Meet at each location? Public library?
Digital materials? (vertically align same resources for each (middle, elementary)
*Explore library space and continue to update each building’s library space to support 21st century learning.

Product or outcome: change in the spaces or plans to change the space
1st step is to survey staff. first meeting will be to create surveys for each building level (elementary, middle, high). One for staff, one for students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Caligiuri

Michael Caligiuri

School Librarian, Florence Sawyer School


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 ELA General and Special Educators
Literacy Workshop with Teaching and Learning Alliance


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale Library

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 English Educators
"In The Book in Question, Carol Jago issues a call to action. Reading is in crisis. Too often, too many students are choosing not to read. Along with her research-based rationale for the critical importance of reading, Carol offers practical suggestions for how to nurture a community of readers, providing a wealth of ideas for helping students to:
- Begin to think of themselves as readers
- Choose books for themselves purposefully - for pleasure and for challenge
- Know what to do when confronted with unfamiliar vocabulary
- Develop confidence navigating complex sentence structures
- Overcome their instinctive fear of poetry
- Participate (both speaking AND listening) in classroom conversations
- Find time to read outside of class
- Write from the heart about what they have read

The English Department will examine Jago's text to support our on-going literacy work. Teachers will be asked to enhance a lesson or teaching practice based on the suggested strategies in the text."

Speakers
KE

Kim Earley

English Teacher, High School


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grade PreK Educators
The MA Standards for Pre-K and K : Social and Emotional Learning, and Approaches to Plan and Learning


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Teaching and Learning Conference Room 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA (Bottom Floor)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Health and Wellness
In regards to PD for this year, I would say definitely working on curriculum. K-2/3 will need to look at implementing the two new programs and I hope that maybe the 6-8 could look at what we're teaching when and make any adjustments. The 3Rs program (8th Grade growth and development) updated many of the lesson plans and it would be good if we could go through it together. I think we're still doing the SOS program in different grades (7th in Lancaster and 8th in Bolton and Stow). And if we could all be together that would help to connect the transition between 5th and 6th grades (for Lancaster & Stow anyway!!!).

Speakers
JR

Jayne Richards

Health Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Friday January 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

 
Wednesday, February 5
 

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Applied Arts Educators
Creating Innovators Book Study: A book study on Creating Innovators and Most Likely to Succeed video. Our department will work together on interdisciplinary projects in Design and Manufacturing, Woods, Entrepreneurship and Marketing Community Partnerships/MCP to create interdisciplinary and innovative student projects.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Marotta

Mary Marotta

Business and Technology Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School
Mary Marotta is an Instructional Technology teacher with over twenty years experience teaching at the high school and college level with a focus on technology integration.  She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and MassCUE Pathfinder.  Mary uses technology with teachers... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Physical Education and 9-12 Health and Wellness Educators
Empowering Student Learning in Physical Education Through Technology

Speakers
KC

Karen Cavaioli

Physical Education Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Library

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Instructional Technology Educators
We would like to align the new DLCS standards across the K-8 curriculum. This would include refining standards on the report cards and identify focused standards.

We would also like to explore new technology tools.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Raboin

Meredith Raboin

Instructional Technology Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

District ESL Educators and Team Chairs
Together we will explore how we can best support English learners who may or may not have disabilities. We will consider: how learning English can look like a disability, what criteria and tools we can use when determining if an English learner has a disability, and our legal obligations to students and their families.

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Office Conference Room (Large)

1:00pm

District OT ,PT, Speech
Developing Strategies for Related Arts Educators to Support Students with High Needs

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
OT Room at Florence Sawyer

1:00pm

Grades 6 - 8 Social Studies Educators
Project based around researching a specific civilization
6th-A Civilization of South America (Mayan, Olmec, etc.) 6.5.C
7th- Ancient Greece (God and Goddess Project) 7.4.B.7

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale room 207

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 Math General Education Teachers
Speakers
avatar for Kandice McBrearty

Kandice McBrearty

Math Teacher, Luther Burbank


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 Science and Tech Ed Educators

Develop activities and techniques for providing consistent vocabulary both horizontally and vertically. Perhaps integrated with Special Education language-based learning.
Templates for Claim, Evidence, Reasoning and writing-based activities. Find alternatives to Stemscopes. Look into reading resources for non-fiction texts. Can be used cross-curricular with other disciplines. ( look into ck12.org)
Our ideal PD agenda would be:
1.) Day one - instruction on best practices in language learning
2.) Day two - Brainstorming how to use strategies and vocab lists
3.) Day three - Look at available CER resources

Speakers
KM

Kristen Marino

Grade 8 Science Teacher, Hale


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 8-12 World Language Educators
Speakers
MD

Maria Davis

Foreign Language Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional practices, lessons and strategies. Participants wiil submit a plan how they intend to revise or create a new lesson or strategy.

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Math Educators
Participants will explore instructional practices, routines and resources that offer multiple entry points for problem-solving.

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Science Educators
Student - Centered Modeling Strategies

A few of the High School Science Teachers have attended Modeling Instruction professional development which incorporates strategies that empower students to create models that illustrates their understanding of scientific concepts. We propose for this year’s professional development to have the teachers using modeling instruction to share their strategies with the entire department, and all grade levels / disciplines will develop a lesson plan based on student -center modeling instruction. This process gives students the opportunity to practice how to approach scientific problems and model their grasp of the material to their peers. This strategy empowers student learning by giving the students more responsibility for their learning and giving all learning styles the freedom to express their understanding in their own way.

Below is the proposed schedule of our work:

December 7th - Sharing what is Student - Centered Modeling Instruction is and its pros and cons to job-a-like
January 11th - Working in grade levels/disciplines groups to develop lesson plan
February 8th - Finishing lessons plans within grade levels/disciplines groups
April 6 th -Each teachers group would Model their lesson plan to the job-a-like

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Social Studies Educators
Speakers
KE

Kim Earley

High School Social Studies Teacher, High School


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Special Education
Speakers
KG

Katie Giannetti

Special Educator/Dept Head, High School


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Music Educators
Horizontal & Vertical NRSD Music Dept. Collaboration

Speakers
avatar for Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy

Band Director, High School


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Band RM

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional strategies and content specific topics. They will use this learnng to create or revise practices or lessons.

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classroom

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Math Specialists
We will work on delivering Open Problems to classroom teachers, increasing teacher buy-in, and empowering teachers to make use of open problem folders to differentiate to all students. Using open problems in math teaching not only increases student empowerment but teaches students necessary problem-solving skills and resilience.

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 3-5 General and Special Educators & Literacy Specialists
Building-based: Activities Directed by Principal

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
In Building Classrooms

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-12 District Program Educators
Grades K-8 program staff will continue developing theme-based curriculum units. Grades 9-12 program staff will work to redesign their physical space to support all students in the curriculum.

Speakers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classrooms

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Library Media Educators
*Meet at each location? Public library?
Digital materials? (vertically align same resources for each (middle, elementary)
*Explore library space and continue to update each building’s library space to support 21st century learning.

Product or outcome: change in the spaces or plans to change the space
1st step is to survey staff. first meeting will be to create surveys for each building level (elementary, middle, high). One for staff, one for students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Caligiuri

Michael Caligiuri

School Librarian, Florence Sawyer School


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 ELA General and Special Educators
Literacy Workshop with Teaching and Learning Alliance


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale Library

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 English Educators
"In The Book in Question, Carol Jago issues a call to action. Reading is in crisis. Too often, too many students are choosing not to read. Along with her research-based rationale for the critical importance of reading, Carol offers practical suggestions for how to nurture a community of readers, providing a wealth of ideas for helping students to:
- Begin to think of themselves as readers
- Choose books for themselves purposefully - for pleasure and for challenge
- Know what to do when confronted with unfamiliar vocabulary
- Develop confidence navigating complex sentence structures
- Overcome their instinctive fear of poetry
- Participate (both speaking AND listening) in classroom conversations
- Find time to read outside of class
- Write from the heart about what they have read

The English Department will examine Jago's text to support our on-going literacy work. Teachers will be asked to enhance a lesson or teaching practice based on the suggested strategies in the text."

Speakers
KE

Kim Earley

English Teacher, High School


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grade PreK Educators
The MA Standards for Pre-K and K : Social and Emotional Learning, and Approaches to Plan and Learning


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Teaching and Learning Conference Room 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA (Bottom Floor)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Health and Wellness
In regards to PD for this year, I would say definitely working on curriculum. K-2/3 will need to look at implementing the two new programs and I hope that maybe the 6-8 could look at what we're teaching when and make any adjustments. The 3Rs program (8th Grade growth and development) updated many of the lesson plans and it would be good if we could go through it together. I think we're still doing the SOS program in different grades (7th in Lancaster and 8th in Bolton and Stow). And if we could all be together that would help to connect the transition between 5th and 6th grades (for Lancaster & Stow anyway!!!).

Speakers
JR

Jayne Richards

Health Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

 
Wednesday, April 8
 

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Applied Arts Educators
Creating Innovators Book Study: A book study on Creating Innovators and Most Likely to Succeed video. Our department will work together on interdisciplinary projects in Design and Manufacturing, Woods, Entrepreneurship and Marketing Community Partnerships/MCP to create interdisciplinary and innovative student projects.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Marotta

Mary Marotta

Business and Technology Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School
Mary Marotta is an Instructional Technology teacher with over twenty years experience teaching at the high school and college level with a focus on technology integration.  She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and MassCUE Pathfinder.  Mary uses technology with teachers... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Physical Education and 9-12 Health and Wellness Educators
Empowering Student Learning in Physical Education Through Technology

Speakers
KC

Karen Cavaioli

Physical Education Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Library

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Instructional Technology Educators
We would like to align the new DLCS standards across the K-8 curriculum. This would include refining standards on the report cards and identify focused standards.

We would also like to explore new technology tools.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Raboin

Meredith Raboin

Instructional Technology Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

District ESL Educators and Team Chairs
Together we will explore how we can best support English learners who may or may not have disabilities. We will consider: how learning English can look like a disability, what criteria and tools we can use when determining if an English learner has a disability, and our legal obligations to students and their families.

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Office Conference Room (Large)

1:00pm

District OT ,PT, Speech
Developing Strategies for Related Arts Educators to Support Students with High Needs

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
OT Room at Florence Sawyer

1:00pm

Grades 6 - 8 Social Studies Educators
Project based around researching a specific civilization
6th-A Civilization of South America (Mayan, Olmec, etc.) 6.5.C
7th- Ancient Greece (God and Goddess Project) 7.4.B.7

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale room 207

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 Science and Tech Ed Educators

Develop activities and techniques for providing consistent vocabulary both horizontally and vertically. Perhaps integrated with Special Education language-based learning.
Templates for Claim, Evidence, Reasoning and writing-based activities. Find alternatives to Stemscopes. Look into reading resources for non-fiction texts. Can be used cross-curricular with other disciplines. ( look into ck12.org)
Our ideal PD agenda would be:
1.) Day one - instruction on best practices in language learning
2.) Day two - Brainstorming how to use strategies and vocab lists
3.) Day three - Look at available CER resources

Speakers
KM

Kristen Marino

Grade 8 Science Teacher, Hale


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 8-12 World Language Educators
Speakers
MD

Maria Davis

Foreign Language Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional practices, lessons and strategies. Participants wiil submit a plan how they intend to revise or create a new lesson or strategy.

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Math Educators
Participants will explore instructional practices, routines and resources that offer multiple entry points for problem-solving.

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Science Educators
Student - Centered Modeling Strategies

A few of the High School Science Teachers have attended Modeling Instruction professional development which incorporates strategies that empower students to create models that illustrates their understanding of scientific concepts. We propose for this year’s professional development to have the teachers using modeling instruction to share their strategies with the entire department, and all grade levels / disciplines will develop a lesson plan based on student -center modeling instruction. This process gives students the opportunity to practice how to approach scientific problems and model their grasp of the material to their peers. This strategy empowers student learning by giving the students more responsibility for their learning and giving all learning styles the freedom to express their understanding in their own way.

Below is the proposed schedule of our work:

December 7th - Sharing what is Student - Centered Modeling Instruction is and its pros and cons to job-a-like
January 11th - Working in grade levels/disciplines groups to develop lesson plan
February 8th - Finishing lessons plans within grade levels/disciplines groups
April 6 th -Each teachers group would Model their lesson plan to the job-a-like

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Social Studies Educators
Speakers
KE

Kim Earley

High School Social Studies Teacher, High School


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 Special Education
Speakers
KG

Katie Giannetti

Special Educator/Dept Head, High School


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Music Educators
Horizontal & Vertical NRSD Music Dept. Collaboration

Speakers
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Joe McCarthy

Band Director, High School


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Band RM

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Fine Art Educators
Fine Arts Educators will utilize Art Ed Pro to research instructional strategies and content specific topics. They will use this learnng to create or revise practices or lessons.

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classroom

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Math Specialists
We will work on delivering Open Problems to classroom teachers, increasing teacher buy-in, and empowering teachers to make use of open problem folders to differentiate to all students. Using open problems in math teaching not only increases student empowerment but teaches students necessary problem-solving skills and resilience.

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-12 District Program Educators
Grades K-8 program staff will continue developing theme-based curriculum units. Grades 9-12 program staff will work to redesign their physical space to support all students in the curriculum.

Speakers

Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Building Classrooms

1:00pm

Grades K-12 Library Media Educators
*Meet at each location? Public library?
Digital materials? (vertically align same resources for each (middle, elementary)
*Explore library space and continue to update each building’s library space to support 21st century learning.

Product or outcome: change in the spaces or plans to change the space
1st step is to survey staff. first meeting will be to create surveys for each building level (elementary, middle, high). One for staff, one for students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Caligiuri

Michael Caligiuri

School Librarian, Florence Sawyer School


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Grades 6-8 ELA General and Special Educators
Literacy Workshop with Teaching and Learning Alliance


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hale Library

1:00pm

Grades 9-12 English Educators
"In The Book in Question, Carol Jago issues a call to action. Reading is in crisis. Too often, too many students are choosing not to read. Along with her research-based rationale for the critical importance of reading, Carol offers practical suggestions for how to nurture a community of readers, providing a wealth of ideas for helping students to:
- Begin to think of themselves as readers
- Choose books for themselves purposefully - for pleasure and for challenge
- Know what to do when confronted with unfamiliar vocabulary
- Develop confidence navigating complex sentence structures
- Overcome their instinctive fear of poetry
- Participate (both speaking AND listening) in classroom conversations
- Find time to read outside of class
- Write from the heart about what they have read

The English Department will examine Jago's text to support our on-going literacy work. Teachers will be asked to enhance a lesson or teaching practice based on the suggested strategies in the text."

Speakers
KE

Kim Earley

English Teacher, High School


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
High School Dept. RM

1:00pm

Grade PreK Educators
The MA Standards for Pre-K and K : Social and Emotional Learning, and Approaches to Plan and Learning


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Teaching and Learning Conference Room 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA (Bottom Floor)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Grades K-8 Health and Wellness
In regards to PD for this year, I would say definitely working on curriculum. K-2/3 will need to look at implementing the two new programs and I hope that maybe the 6-8 could look at what we're teaching when and make any adjustments. The 3Rs program (8th Grade growth and development) updated many of the lesson plans and it would be good if we could go through it together. I think we're still doing the SOS program in different grades (7th in Lancaster and 8th in Bolton and Stow). And if we could all be together that would help to connect the transition between 5th and 6th grades (for Lancaster & Stow anyway!!!).

Speakers
JR

Jayne Richards

Health Teacher, Florence Sawyer


Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:00pm