October 9 Professional development Day
Title: Celebrating the Uniqueness of Your Students Through Art Exploration
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of art mediums in the studio. The studio experience will focus upon individual students in your classes and which of those students display a unique quality which you may be able to nurture through participation in specific art activities. Some of these art activities may be tied into other curriculum areas to better meet those needs. Please be ready and willing to collaborate and share ideas that have worked well for you. The workshop will also include a docent- led tour.
Location: Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609
Title: Multi-modal multi-genre text sets
Description: Multi-modal, multi-genre text sets not only prepare students for PARCC testing, but they are also effective for contextualizing, texturizing, and scaffolding the learning.
This session will assist school librarians in understanding the pedagogy as well as the "how to" in relation to the curation of Text Sets. The session will demonstrate the value of including text sets i the classroom at all grade levels and in varied content areas-showing how text sets align with The MA Curriculum Frameworks for ELA and Literacy as well as AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner.
Text sets engage students, deepen their understanding of an anchor text or concept, and provide the scaffolding to help all learners access the curriculum. Participants will learn about resources available for collaboration and curating sources. The session offers strategies to collaborate with classroom teachers. And, time will be set aside for participants to begin compiling a text set.
Presenters: Anita Cellucci and Cheryl Tucker
Location: Uxbridge High School
Session 1 Title: Caring for Gay/Lesbian/ Bisexual/Transgender Students
Location: Douglas High School
Session 2 Title: Playground Injuries
Location: Douglas High School
Presenters: Boston Children's Hospital
OT/PT and SPEECH
Title: Readiness to Learn
Description: Discovering and sharing ways that related staff can support students and teachers to maximize the child's readiness and efficiency for participating and learning in the school environment.
Topics will include:
- service delivery models, pros and cons, and ideas/activities for those.
- multidisciplinary care and ways to improve communication between staff to improve efficiency and effectiveness of therapy.
- student based goal writing that is relevant, measurable, and functional in classroom environment.
Presenters: CBS Therapies
Location: Bellingham High School; 60 Blackstone Street / Bellingham, MA 02019 / Phone: 508-966-3761
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm [45 minutes for lunch / Lunch will be provided]
Title: Maybe it's OK to Eat and run?
Physical activity AND nutrition? Yes! We all know how important it is to address both sides of the energy balance issue – calories in and calories out. This active session shows busy teachers how to accomplish both at the same time. If you teach physical education or physical activity, nutrition, or health education, you won’t need a reservation to enjoy this tasty topic! This workshop was created to be teambuilding, inspirational, and FUN. Attendees will learn and play, "5 Servings Tag," "Healthy Choice," "Workout Buddies," and many more games their students will love. All are inclusive and enjoyable activities that reinforce nutrition concepts and promote healthy food choices while moving. Participants will leave with activities they can serve up on Monday, and the confidence to teach and spice them up! A Special Day at your School or District: Maybe it’s OK to Eat & Run? is a half or full day, on-site workshop hosted at YOUR facility. Attendees will learn research-based content, instructional methodologies, and assessment strategies applicable for students in grades K-8. When this active day concludes, teachers will have more tools in their toolboxes – great activities that increase student time in MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) and innovative ideas on how to teach and reinforce healthy eating concepts during class, at home, and even at the local Mickey D’s. Program Objectives/Outcomes - participants will: Learn a variety of movement activities that also address nutrition concepts Engage in nutrition education activities that also have students moving Understand how to apply instructional techniques that ensure 50% or better MVPA during class Practice using assessment tools to demonstrate student learning and application Essentials: Days, and start/stop times are flexible; what’s best for your staff and district? 3 or 6 hours of “hands-on” instruction segmented by am/pm breaks and lunch (host facilitated)
Presenters: SPARK Speaker's Bureau
Location: Millbury High School