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Tuesday, August 29
 

8:00am EDT

BHS NEASC Committees Meeting @ BHS
Burlington High School NEASC Committees to meet during this time.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Principal, Burlington High School
BHS Principal


Tuesday August 29, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
BHS Department Areas

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Memorial Staff Meeting @ Memorial
Speakers

Tuesday August 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:30am EDT
Memorial Elementary School

8:00am EDT

8:30am EDT

11:00am EDT

Welcome Back! (All Staff @ MSMS Auditorium)
Welcome back from Dr. Conti

All BPS staff in the MSMS Auditoirum 

Speakers
DE

Dr. Eric Conti

Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools


Tuesday August 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
MSMS Auditorium

11:30am EDT

Lunch
Lunch will be provided in the MSMS cafeteria

Tuesday August 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
MSMS Cafeteria

12:30pm EDT

BPS EdTech Team Meeting
BPS EdTech Team Meeting. Updates and planning for the 2017-2018 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Villano

Dennis Villano

Director of Technology Integration, Burlington Public Schools


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

12:30pm EDT

BPS Music Department Meeting - Goal Setting and Planning
Speakers
JM

John Middleton

BPS Performing Arts Director


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
MSMS Music Area

12:30pm EDT

BPS Nurse Staff Meeting
BPS Nurse staff meeting

Speakers

Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
MSMS Conference Room

12:30pm EDT

Grade 1 Science Curriculum
Support session for implementing the Grade 1 Science Curriculum

Speakers
avatar for Sean Musselman

Sean Musselman

Burlington Science Center


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D101 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Grade 2 Science Curriculum
A support session for implementing the Grade 2 Science Curriculum

New Science Unit: Introduction to Living Things and Their Habitats 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Pavlicek

Wendy Pavlicek

Director, Burlington Science Center


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D203 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

PE/Health Dept. Meeting
Speakers
MJ

Matt Jackling

BPS PE/Health Coordinator


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B4 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

An Overview of the BHS Bridge Program
The BHS Bridge staff will present on the Bridge Program within the high school. What the program is, who is serviced, what modules are and how transitions back from mental health hospitalizations are handled.

Speakers
CC

Christine Conceison

BHS Bridge Staff
TL

Taylor LoConto

Burlington High School
BHS Bridge Staff
BN

Bonnie Nichols

BHS Bridge Staff
JV

Jaclyn Vigneau

MSMS Team Chair


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D102 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Google Classroom
 My first-hand experiences with Google Classroom over the last two years. 

Speakers
SF

Stephanie Fishel

Burlington High School History Department


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D204 (Computer Lab) 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Strategies for Writing Across the Curriuculum
"How many sentences should our paragraphs be?" "Do we have to write this in PIE?" If you've heard these questions from your students but aren’t sure how to answer them, this session is for you. Research shows that students have trouble applying skills learned in one context to other contexts, and the same goes for writing: students learn to write in English class but may not apply these skills well to their writing assignments in history, science, math, foreign language, or elective classes. This session explains the English department PIE writing method and will suggest ways to adapt it outside of the English department. Learn to use the language your students already know to improve their writing on everything from a 4-sentence discussion board post to a full essay.

Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B13 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

12:30pm EDT

BHS Guidance Planning
BHS Guidance will meet for planning the next two year cyle.

Mandatory for BHS Guidance members 

Speakers
JA

Joe Attubato

Guidance Coordinator, Burlington High School


Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
B16 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Big Ideas Math Digital Resources Overview for MSMS Special Education
Big Ideas Math training for MSMS SPED department members.

Speakers

Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
B17 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Francis Wyman Special Education Teachers and Instructional Assistants Meeting
Francis Wyman Special Education and Instructional Assistants

Speakers

Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
A4 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Renaissance Artists (Mandatory for Art Teachers)
An overview of the artists and history of the Renaissance era along with a look at the formal qualities of art during the period (the elements and principles of art, the guidelines for organizing and unifying a work of art).  Art teachers will have time to discuss how they might apply this context and understanding in their own classrooms.

TWO HOURS

Speakers
GR

George Ratkevich

Burlington Public Schools Visual Arts Coordinator



Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Art Area (2nd Floor)

12:30pm EDT

ST Math (Kindergarten)
ST Math is a cutting edge app that presents a wide variety of mathematical concepts without the burden of language.  Burlington K-5 students will be using this app as a supplement to enVision 2.0. The session will provide teachers with information on how ST Math works, the research behind it and hands on time to familiarize themselves with the new program.  



Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
D104 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

ST Math and Fluency (Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5)
ST Math is a cutting edge app that presents a wide variety of mathematical concepts without the burden of language.  Burlington K-5 students will be using this app as a supplement to enVision 2.0. The session will provide teachers with information on how ST Math works, the research behind it, fluency, and hands on time to familiarize themselves with the new program.   

Speakers
CF

Carrie Fortunato

Math Coach, Burlington Public Schools
BPS Elementary Math Coach



Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Cafeteria

1:40pm EDT

BPS Music Department - MLT Boot Camp
Speakers
JM

John Middleton

BPS Performing Arts Director


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Music Area

1:40pm EDT

Grade 1 and 2 Social Studies Curriculum
A session to review resources that will support grade 1 and 2 teachers in implementing the Social Studies Curriculum.

Speakers
KB

Katie Bercury

Elementary Social Studies Coach, Burlington Public Schools
BPS Elementary Social Studies Coach


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D101 1st Floor

1:40pm EDT

Instructional Assistants Meeting
The annual meeting of the BPS Instructional Assistants to review expectations, contract, etc.

Speakers
LB

Liz Bonavita

BPS Instructional Assistant


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D202 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Integrating Digital Tools to Enhance Classroom Projects
Padlet, Animoto, Popplet and various other websites for creative ways to integrate technology into classroom projects. Also an introduction to GradeCam, Kahoot, and Google Forms for data analysis tools. 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Burlington High School English Teacher


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D203 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Stress and Anxiety: Its impact on our students and helpful strategies for the classroom teacher
The purpose of this workshop is to give teachers of Burlington students the opportunity to have an open dialogue around stress and anxiety with Burlington High School staff members. Stress and Anxiety impacts all students in a variety of ways. The presentation is aimed at providing insight into stress and anxiety in adolescents and effective coping strategies that can be used in the classroom setting.

Speakers
CC

Christine Conceison

BHS Bridge Staff
TL

Taylor LoConto

Burlington High School
BHS Bridge Staff
BN

Bonnie Nichols

BHS Bridge Staff
JV

Jaclyn Vigneau

MSMS Team Chair


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D102 1st Floor

1:40pm EDT

Teachers Make District Improvement Happen - Join the DCP!
Please consider joining your colleagues ensuring that teachers have an active voice in our ongoing district improvement efforts. In this session, members of the Burlington District Capacity Project  (DCP) will provide a brief overview of our District Improvement teams that focus on the following strategic initiatives:
  • Expand Collaboration
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Inclusion
  • Cultural Competence


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
B4 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

What is Social Symbolism?
An overview of the Social Symbolism class, some of the concepts that students are working on and how to help students with social communication disabilities.

Speakers
CJ

Colleen Jenkins

Speech-Language Pathologist for BHS, Burlington Public School
Speech-Language Pathologist for BHS, Burlington Public School


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D103 1st Floor

1:40pm EDT

Writing a More Effective College Letter of Recommendation
This workshop will provide an overview of what makes a college letter of recommendation effective. Based on advice from college admissions offices, we will talk about do's and don'ts, prompts, the most helpful synonyms, and how to avoid unintentional bias. Feel free to bring a letter you are working on.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Diozzi

Stephanie Diozzi

Burlington High School
High School Counselor


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D201 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Tuesday August 29, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons
 
Wednesday, August 30
 

8:00am EDT

Kindergarten Science Curriculum
Kindergarten Science Curriculum Overview

New Science Unit: Introduction to Living Things and Their Environments
 

Speakers
avatar for Sean Musselman

Sean Musselman

Burlington Science Center
avatar for Wendy Pavlicek

Wendy Pavlicek

Director, Burlington Science Center


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
D102 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

Ensuring Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students
The Safe Schools Program was founded in 1993 in response to concerns about LGBTQ youth suicides and other risk factors. This session will touch upon best practices in creating and sustaining classrooms and schools that support LGBTQ students and their families.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Kerr

Zachary Kerr

Consultant, Massachusetts Safe Schools Program
Presenter for MA DESE's Safe Schools Program


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
A4 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

Equity Education
This session will outline how high school teachers and staff created a committee to address issues of inequity in their school, and offer resources to others who would like to begin this work in their own school.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
D204 (Computer Lab) 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

Keys to Literacy Refresher for High School
This presentation is "Keys to Literacy" refresher for high school teachers. Coaches would review effective KTL teaching strategies for student literacy skill development across the curriculum. Important topics/strategies covered would include:  top-down webs, two-column notes, dynamic summaries, questioning, and categorization. There will also be time for participants to discuss what is working well with KTL and what they still need feedback/guidance on.

Speakers
BN

Bonnie Nichols

BHS Bridge Staff


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
D202 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

Mindfulness - Beyond the Buzzword

Mindfulness is a trending topic, highlighted in education practices worldwide. Adopted by corporations such as Google and Microsoft, used by Olympic athletes, and seen as a benefit for performance artists and musicians, mindfulness is not a new concept, yet it is generating deep interest, as a recent boost in published scientific research points to great benefits in attention, focus, health, and even happiness.

What classroom doesn't benefit from fully-aware, joyful students and teachers who are truly engaged in the process of learning? The benefits of mindfulness in schools are myriad, and the first steps involve educators digging deeply into the theories and practices of mindfulness, in order to understand it better and feel confident about the strategies being useful and practical.

This session is both a broad-stroke swim, and a dive below the surface, giving an overview of the development of what is now called the "mindfulness movement", and an explanation of findings in the area of cognitive science and learning with regard to mindfulness, compassion, and empathy. A basic introduction to a personal mindfulness practice will also be part of this session.

This morning session paves the way for afternoon deeper dives into related topics and applications.


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

CEO, MindWise
An experienced educator for the past two decades, I founded the consultancy MindWise in 2016, working with technology, learning, leadership, design and immersive storytelling.I'm passionate about the intersection of expression, experience, and user engagement. My book Mindful by ... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
B15 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

NEWSELA
NEWSELA Training 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Professional Learning Manager, NEWSELA
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
B3 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

Universal Access Tools To Support All Learners (MS and HS)

This session will demonstrate accessibility and productivity features and apps to help increase middle and high school students’ success and independence. You will be amazed to discover what is possible with ubiquitous devices. The session is appropriate for both general and special educators.



Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
B4 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

8:00am EDT

Bridge and Guidance Department Meeting
Bridge and Guidance departments will meet to discuss a collective vision/expectations in order to create a shared process for 2017-2018.

Speakers
JA

Joe Attubato

Guidance Coordinator, Burlington High School


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 10:15am EDT
B16 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

G Suite Tips & Tricks for School Leaders (Administrative Council Members)
In this session we’ll explore how school leaders can maximize use of Google Chrome with extensions and apps, get organized with Gmail, Google Calendar & Google Drive, enhance productivity with G Suite’s tools for communication and collaboration, and collect & analyze data with Google Forms & Sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Educational Consultant, Hilt Consultants, LLC
After teaching fifth and sixth grades in both elementary and middle school settings for nine years, I served as a K-6 principal from 2008-2012. I also worked as an instructional technology integrator/coach for our district. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 10:15am EDT
D103 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

CPR for Nurses
Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am EDT
MSMS Nurse's Office

8:00am EDT

BPS Elementary Music - Guest Clinician Heather Kirby
Heather Kirby, master elementary and early childhood teacher, will present several sessions on techniques, movement activities, and exercises that promote audiation. 

Speakers

Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 11:30am EDT
MSMS Stage (Auditorium)

8:00am EDT

ACE Curriculum Training (Preschool and District Staff Using ACE)
Preschool and district Program staff using the ACE Curriculum.

Speakers

Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 11:30am EDT
D104 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

BPS Instrumental Music Teachers
Discussion of Fundamentals and alignment of teaching objectives for grades 4-12  

Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 11:30am EDT
MSMS Music Area

8:00am EDT

Introduction to IEPs for Instructional Assistants
Speakers
AB

Allan Blume

Dr. Allan Blume was educated at Boston University (BA), UNC-Chapel Hill (MSW), NC State University (PhD), and the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Institute. He has evaluated and treated adults and children full-time since 1976. His practice is limited to evaluations, psychotherapy and the... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 11:30am EDT
MSMS Cafeteria

8:00am EDT

Grade 3 Science Forces & Motion Workshop
This session will review the "Forces" Science Unit for grade 3. 

Speakers
avatar for Sean Musselman

Sean Musselman

Burlington Science Center


Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 2:40pm EDT
D101 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

Keys to Literacy (Review the session description to see who should attend)
Grade 4

Grade 5

ELL

Reading Specialists

Tutors who focus on grades 4 and 5 and/or Tutors who will also be able to attend Day 2 training on November 9th

Special Education Teachers not including PT, OT, Sped IAs, Guidance Counselors, and School Psychologists.

PT, OT, Sped IAs, Guidance Counselors, and School Pyschologists should attend other sessions during this time.

Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:00am - 2:40pm EDT
Memorial Elementary Cafeteria

9:15am EDT

Art Department Meeting
Speakers
GR

George Ratkevich

Burlington Public Schools Visual Arts Coordinator


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
MSMS Art Area (2nd Floor)

9:15am EDT

Kindergarten Social Studies Curriculum
Speakers
KB

Katie Bercury

Elementary Social Studies Coach, Burlington Public Schools
BPS Elementary Social Studies Coach


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
D102 1st Floor

9:15am EDT

Ensuring Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students
The Safe Schools Program was founded in 1993 in response to concerns about LGBTQ youth suicides and other risk factors. This session will touch upon best practices in creating and sustaining classrooms and schools that support LGBTQ students and their families.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Kerr

Zachary Kerr

Consultant, Massachusetts Safe Schools Program
Presenter for MA DESE's Safe Schools Program


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
A4 1st Floor

9:15am EDT

Mindfulness - Beyond the Buzzword

Mindfulness is a trending topic, highlighted in education practices worldwide. Adopted by corporations such as Google and Microsoft, used by Olympic athletes, and seen as a benefit for performance artists and musicians, mindfulness is not a new concept, yet it is generating deep interest, as a recent boost in published scientific research points to great benefits in attention, focus, health, and even happiness.

What classroom doesn't benefit from fully-aware, joyful students and teachers who are truly engaged in the process of learning? The benefits of mindfulness in schools are myriad, and the first steps involve educators digging deeply into the theories and practices of mindfulness, in order to understand it better and feel confident about the strategies being useful and practical.

This session is both a broad-stroke swim, and a dive below the surface, giving an overview of the development of what is now called the "mindfulness movement", and an explanation of findings in the area of cognitive science and learning with regard to mindfulness, compassion, and empathy. A basic introduction to a personal mindfulness practice will also be part of this session.

This morning session paves the way for afternoon deeper dives into related topics and applications.


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

CEO, MindWise
An experienced educator for the past two decades, I founded the consultancy MindWise in 2016, working with technology, learning, leadership, design and immersive storytelling.I'm passionate about the intersection of expression, experience, and user engagement. My book Mindful by ... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
B15 2nd Floor

9:15am EDT

NEWSELA
NEWSELA Training 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Professional Learning Manager, NEWSELA
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
B3 2nd Floor

9:15am EDT

Universal Access Tools To Support All Learners (K-5)
This session will show teachers how student iPads can make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
B4 2nd Floor

9:15am EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

9:15am EDT

Big Ideas Math Webinar for MSMS Math and MSMS Special Education Staff
Big Ideas Math webinar for MSMS math and SPED department members.

Speakers

Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 11:30am EDT
B17 2nd Floor

9:15am EDT

Technology Use in Physical Education
Speakers
KT

Kevin Tiller

Kevin Tiller is a Physical Education teacher at West Elementary School in Andover, Massachusetts who is an expert utilizing technology in the classroom. Learn more about Kevin here http://physedreview.weebly.com/about-me.html


Wednesday August 30, 2017 9:15am - 11:30am EDT
D202 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

Intro to Your BPS iPad, Chromebook, and Using Google (New Staff Members)
This presentation will introduce new employees to their BPS devices: iPad and Chromebook.  All attendees will be shown the BPS foundational apps, learn basic functions using Google: Gmail, Drive, and Docs.

Required for all 2017-2018 new BPS staff members

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ardizzoni

Michelle Ardizzoni

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools, Burlington MA


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
D203 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

Art Department Collaboration
Speakers
GR

George Ratkevich

Burlington Public Schools Visual Arts Coordinator


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MSMS Art Area (2nd Floor)

10:30am EDT

Ensuring Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students
The Safe Schools Program was founded in 1993 in response to concerns about LGBTQ youth suicides and other risk factors. This session will touch upon best practices in creating and sustaining classrooms and schools that support LGBTQ students and their families.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Kerr

Zachary Kerr

Consultant, Massachusetts Safe Schools Program
Presenter for MA DESE's Safe Schools Program


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
A4 1st Floor

10:30am EDT

Google Classroom
Learn how to use Google Classroom to manage your digital workflow! We’ll explore how to use Google Classroom to share resources with students, create and manage student assignments, utilize Classroom’s questions feature, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Educational Consultant, Hilt Consultants, LLC
After teaching fifth and sixth grades in both elementary and middle school settings for nine years, I served as a K-6 principal from 2008-2012. I also worked as an instructional technology integrator/coach for our district. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
D103 1st Floor

10:30am EDT

Mindfulness - Beyond the Buzzword

Mindfulness is a trending topic, highlighted in education practices worldwide. Adopted by corporations such as Google and Microsoft, used by Olympic athletes, and seen as a benefit for performance artists and musicians, mindfulness is not a new concept, yet it is generating deep interest, as a recent boost in published scientific research points to great benefits in attention, focus, health, and even happiness.

What classroom doesn't benefit from fully-aware, joyful students and teachers who are truly engaged in the process of learning? The benefits of mindfulness in schools are myriad, and the first steps involve educators digging deeply into the theories and practices of mindfulness, in order to understand it better and feel confident about the strategies being useful and practical.

This session is both a broad-stroke swim, and a dive below the surface, giving an overview of the development of what is now called the "mindfulness movement", and an explanation of findings in the area of cognitive science and learning with regard to mindfulness, compassion, and empathy. A basic introduction to a personal mindfulness practice will also be part of this session.

This morning session paves the way for afternoon deeper dives into related topics and applications.


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

CEO, MindWise
An experienced educator for the past two decades, I founded the consultancy MindWise in 2016, working with technology, learning, leadership, design and immersive storytelling.I'm passionate about the intersection of expression, experience, and user engagement. My book Mindful by ... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
B15 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

NEWSELA
NEWSELA Training 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Professional Learning Manager, NEWSELA
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
B3 2nd Floor

11:30am EDT

Lunch
Lunch will be provided in the MSMS cafeteria

Wednesday August 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
MSMS Cafeteria

12:30pm EDT

Stress and Resiliency (presented by EducatorsEAP)
This workshop provides a new way to think about stress and focuses on strengthening your resiliency skills. It demonstrates how you can change your response to stress and offers various techniques for relaxation and mindfulness. It focuses on how to build resilience and the importance of positive energy and support in reducing stress. It is interactive and experiential with a menu of options that can be utilized depending on audience and time.

Speakers

Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B16 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Engaging Students with Quizlet Live, Quizizz, and Interactive Videos
Get students engaged and receive instant feedback in the classroom with Quizlet Live, Quizizz, and interactive videos.  Quizlet Live is a function of quizlet that is interactive and easy to use! Learn about an alternative for Kahoot called Quizizz which has many features that are more student and teacher friendly such as students working at their own pace and different time options.  Learn how to make and incorporate interactive videos into your classroom to try a flipped learning model or use as a means for students to review material learned at school in a familiar and comfortable way. 

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Sturtevant

Barbara Sturtevant

Teacher Grade 6, Burlington Public Schools
JT

Jenn Tate

MSMS Math Dept.



Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D203 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Ensuring Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students
The Safe Schools Program was founded in 1993 in response to concerns about LGBTQ youth suicides and other risk factors. This session will touch upon best practices in creating and sustaining classrooms and schools that support LGBTQ students and their families.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Kerr

Zachary Kerr

Consultant, Massachusetts Safe Schools Program
Presenter for MA DESE's Safe Schools Program


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
A4 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Google Classroom
Learn how to use Google Classroom to manage your digital workflow! We’ll explore how to use Google Classroom to share resources with students, create and manage student assignments, utilize Classroom’s questions feature, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Educational Consultant, Hilt Consultants, LLC
After teaching fifth and sixth grades in both elementary and middle school settings for nine years, I served as a K-6 principal from 2008-2012. I also worked as an instructional technology integrator/coach for our district. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D103 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Licensure Basics

This workshop will provide an overview of the educator licensure system with a focus on obtaining your Initial license and required Endorsements. Information on employment waivers, approved educator preparation programs and adding licenses will also be covered. Changes to educator licensure approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2017 are included.





Speakers
WD

William Durkee

MTA Consultant
LP

Linda Perla-Mullins

MTA Consultant


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
A2 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Navigating the Educator Evaluation System in Burlington
Speakers
avatar for Diana Marcus

Diana Marcus

Computer Science Teacher, Burlington Public Schools


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D202 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

NEWSELA
NEWSELA Training 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Professional Learning Manager, NEWSELA
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B3 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Professional Licensure: Advancing & Renewing

This session will provide key information for educators who are seeking to advance an Initial license to Professional and steps needed to keep a Professional license active through the licensure renewal process. Information on employment waivers, approved educator preparation programs, Professional Development Points(PDPs) and the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) requirements will also be covered. Changes to licensure renewal requirements which were approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2017 are included.  .



Speakers
WD

William Durkee

MTA Consultant
LP

Linda Perla-Mullins

MTA Consultant


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
A3 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Universal Access Tools To Support All Learners (MS - HS)

This session will demonstrate accessibility and productivity features and apps to help increase middle and high school students’ success and independence. You will be amazed to discover what is possible with ubiquitous devices. The session is appropriate for both general and special educators.



Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B4 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results and Classroom Implications
A review of the most recent YRBS completed by BPS students in the spring of 2017.  The session will provide an overview of trends seen as well as any implications for student learning.

Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D204 (Computer Lab) 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

12:30pm EDT

Developing 504 Plans
Speakers
AB

Allan Blume

Dr. Allan Blume was educated at Boston University (BA), UNC-Chapel Hill (MSW), NC State University (PhD), and the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Institute. He has evaluated and treated adults and children full-time since 1976. His practice is limited to evaluations, psychotherapy and the... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
MSMS Cafeteria

12:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Chick Hatching in Kindergarten
A review of the chick hatching curriculum.

 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Pavlicek

Wendy Pavlicek

Director, Burlington Science Center


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
D102 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

"Mindful by Design" Mindset: Back to School, All About Connection

Bridging from the morning’s themes of mindfulness, compassion and empathy, the afternoon focus is on connection. We all want to make meaningful connections, crafting authentic educational experiences for students that build awareness, resilience, trust, creativity, empathy, and joy of learning.

This second session builds on the morning mindfulness focus, looking at the dynamics of mindset, applying mindful techniques and practices to amplify “classroom connection capacity.”

Learn how to use intentional, mindful strategies to develop signature, authentic learning experiences from day 1, with purpose and passion. 

We will begin to experiment, play, and learn firsthand how mindset, design thinking, empathy, mindfulness, creativity and storytelling thrive as a connective force, amplifying each classroom community.


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

CEO, MindWise
An experienced educator for the past two decades, I founded the consultancy MindWise in 2016, working with technology, learning, leadership, design and immersive storytelling.I'm passionate about the intersection of expression, experience, and user engagement. My book Mindful by ... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
B15 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Teaching Languages Actively
Teaching Languages Actively. Helping to show easy, classroom-ready strategies for teaching language actively, based on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research, concentrating on using Comprehensible Input and structured output.  

Two Hours, one of theory and one of practice.

Speakers


Wednesday August 30, 2017 12:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
B13 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Harassment Prevention (Any staff member that has not previously attended)
Required for all employees who have not attended this training.

Wednesday August 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D203 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Ensuring Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students
The Safe Schools Program was founded in 1993 in response to concerns about LGBTQ youth suicides and other risk factors. This session will touch upon best practices in creating and sustaining classrooms and schools that support LGBTQ students and their families.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Kerr

Zachary Kerr

Consultant, Massachusetts Safe Schools Program
Presenter for MA DESE's Safe Schools Program


Wednesday August 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
A4 1st Floor

1:40pm EDT

Keys to Literacy Refresher for Middle School
This presentation is "Keys to Literacy" refresher for middle school teachers. Coaches would review effective KTL teaching strategies for student literacy skill development across the curriculum. Important topics/strategies covered would include: top-down webs, two-column notes, dynamic summaries, questioning, and categorization. There will also be time for participants to discuss what is working well with KTL and what they still need feedback/guidance on.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Sturtevant

Barbara Sturtevant

Teacher Grade 6, Burlington Public Schools


Wednesday August 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D204 (Computer Lab) 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

NEWSELA
NEWSELA Training 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Professional Learning Manager, NEWSELA
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
B3 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Universal Access Tools To Support All Learners (K-5)
This session will show teachers how student iPads can make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →


Wednesday August 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
B4 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Wednesday August 30, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons
 
Thursday, August 31
 

8:00am EDT

Grade 4 Science Curriculum
A support session for implementing the Grade 4 Science Curriculum


Speakers
avatar for Sean Musselman

Sean Musselman

Burlington Science Center
avatar for Wendy Pavlicek

Wendy Pavlicek

Director, Burlington Science Center


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
D101 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

enVisionMATH Technology Features
Still having problems familiarizing yourself with the many tools in enVision 2.0?  Join this session to learn more about the wide variety of features in enVision 2.0.  Topics will include math tools, Practice Buddy, Bounce Pages, Report Features, and Customizing Assessments and Curriculum.  

Speakers


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
B4 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

ESL and Content-Teacher Collaboration
Coordinate and collaborate in planning for language and content teaching and learning." (WIDA, Essential Action 14). As our English Learner population increases, it is even more critical that we address the national, state, district and school objective of engaging in collaborative professional practices for the benefit of our English Learners. During this session, we will examine different models of collaboration and explore one example of an ESL and content teacher co-teaching method at the elementary level.


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
A4 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

Explain Everything in the Elementary Classroom
A look at how classroom teachers can utilize Explain Everything as a tool for students in presentations and projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Scheffer

Jenn Scheffer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Fox Hill Elementary School
Fox Hill Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Seesaw Ambassador. Google Innovator. TED Ed Innovator.



Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
D201 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

Google Chrome and Google Drive
Get in the driver’s seat with this deep dive into the fundamentals: Google Chrome and Google Drive. We’ll explore how to customize Google Chrome for an efficient web browsing experience and take full advantage of its features. In Google Drive, we’ll learn best practices for organizing, sharing, and creating files and folders. We’ll cover file imports and conversions, link sharing, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Educational Consultant, Hilt Consultants, LLC
After teaching fifth and sixth grades in both elementary and middle school settings for nine years, I served as a K-6 principal from 2008-2012. I also worked as an instructional technology integrator/coach for our district. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
D103 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

Healthy Cooking Demo (presented by Harvard Pilgrim)
Two quick and easy recipes that you can put together after a busy day (1) Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage (2) Arugula Farro Salad with Dates and Parmesan.  Both recipes will be prepared from start to finish by a Nutritionist, and you will be able to sample the final results!

Speakers

Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
C1 1st Floor

8:00am EDT

Library Learning Commons Makerspace Stations
During the 2017 winter and spring months, Francis Wyman Library Learning Commons began to implement makerspace stations both during scheduled library blocks as well as times outside of our schedule.  Come to hear how we planned, decided on activities and materials, and see student pictures as well as try some stations yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ardizzoni

Michelle Ardizzoni

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools, Burlington MA
MC

Meg Carney

Teacher Librarian, Francis Wyman Elementary School
Francis Wyman Elementary Librarian


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

8:00am EDT

Physical Education Warm-Up Activities
This hour session will focus on developing warm ups that are creative, dynamic, and focused on improving student's fitness levels all across the grade levels from 1-12.

Speakers
CN

Carol Nicholas

Francis Wyman Elementary School Physical Education Teacher


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
MSMS Gym

8:00am EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

8:00am EDT

IEP Training for Preschool Staff
IEP Training

Speakers
AB

Allan Blume

Dr. Allan Blume was educated at Boston University (BA), UNC-Chapel Hill (MSW), NC State University (PhD), and the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Institute. He has evaluated and treated adults and children full-time since 1976. His practice is limited to evaluations, psychotherapy and the... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 11:30am EDT
B15 2nd Floor

8:00am EDT

Co-Teaching for Middle and High School Teachers
This session will provide teachers (general and special educators alike) with thoughts to ponder related to the impact of teaching to the highest standards in inclusive settings while meeting the needs of students with disabilities. The workshop will focus on practical ideas to address the standards through collaborative teaching, universal design for learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and the use of technology to ensure the success of students with disabilities. 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Dieker

Lisa Dieker

Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Central Florida
Dr. Lisa Dieker’s primary area of research focuses on collaboration between general and special education with a specific interest in the unique opportunities that exist for students with disabilities in STEM areas in urban and rural settings. She also has a passion for how technology... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 2:40pm EDT
Memorial Elementary Cafeteria

8:00am EDT

Elementary Music - Musicianship Benchmarks
Elementary music teachers will work on aligning musicianship benchmarks from grades 1-5

Speakers

Thursday August 31, 2017 8:00am - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Music Area

9:15am EDT

Grade 5 Science Curriculum
A support session for implementing the Grade 5 Science Curriculum



Speakers
avatar for Sean Musselman

Sean Musselman

Burlington Science Center
avatar for Wendy Pavlicek

Wendy Pavlicek

Director, Burlington Science Center


Thursday August 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
D101 1st Floor

9:15am EDT

9:15am EDT

Children's Book Discussion Group for the 2017-2018 School Year
Book Discussion Group 2017-2018

Speakers
MC

Meg Carney

Teacher Librarian, Francis Wyman Elementary School
Francis Wyman Elementary Librarian
CM

Catherine Meyer

Memorial School Librarian
avatar for Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Teacher Librarian
Fox Hill Elementary Librarian
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary Teacher Librarian


Thursday August 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

9:15am EDT

G Suite Apps for Productivity: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
Explore the key collaboration, creation, & communication apps in G Suite for Education: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn ideas for student use, key features of each, and ways to incorporate these productivity tools into your instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Educational Consultant, Hilt Consultants, LLC
After teaching fifth and sixth grades in both elementary and middle school settings for nine years, I served as a K-6 principal from 2008-2012. I also worked as an instructional technology integrator/coach for our district. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
D103 1st Floor

9:15am EDT

Healthy Cooking Demo (presented by Harvard Pilgrim)
Two quick and easy recipes that you can put together after a busy day (1) Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage (2) Arugula Farro Salad with Dates and Parmesan.  Both recipes will be prepared from start to finish by a Nutritionist, and you will be able to sample the final results!

Speakers

Thursday August 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
C1 1st Floor

9:15am EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Thursday August 31, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

10:30am EDT

Co-Teaching / Inclusion
Co-teaching strategies for teachers in grades K-5.  Here is the link to the presentation for the session.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Katherine Concesion

Mary Katherine Concesion

Memorial Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher
JM

Jacki McLaughlin

Memorial School Second Grade Teacher
NM

Nicole Mondello

Kindergarten, Memorial School
Memorial School Reading Specialist


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
D104 1st Floor

10:30am EDT

Extension: 3 Acts / Estimation
Looking for a fun, interactive way to get kids thinking and talking about math?  Three act math tasks involve students recognizing important math concepts through use of an engaging multimedia component that sparks debate and healthy competition.  They tell a story that includes an introduction that hooks students, teacher provided information to facilitate discussion, and a conclusion for students to confirm their work is correct.  They turn the "real world into math" and "math back into the real world".

Speakers
CF

Carrie Fortunato

Math Coach, Burlington Public Schools
BPS Elementary Math Coach



Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
B4 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

HyperDocs in the Upper Elementary Classroom
With one shortened link, students can access a lesson that contains instructions, links, tasks, and many clever ways to get kids thinking. Focusing on creating opportunities for choice, exploration, and ways for kids to apply their knowledge is key to creating a truly innovative HyperDoc.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Lynch

Kim Lynch

Marshall Simonds Middle School Math Grade 6



Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
D204 (Computer Lab) 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

iMovie in the Elementary Classroom
A look at how classroom teachers can use iMovie in the classroom to engage students. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Scheffer

Jenn Scheffer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Fox Hill Elementary School
Fox Hill Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Seesaw Ambassador. Google Innovator. TED Ed Innovator.



Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
D201 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

Infusing Nutritious Movement and Exercise in a Busy Schedule
Presented by Dr. Kandyce MutterMany teachers are on their feet ALL DAY!  This can leave you tired and sore at the end of the day, not leaving much energy for going to the gym or other athletic pursuits.  Research shows that regular infusions of movement are necessary throughout the day to help teachers prevent injury, minimize stress and ward off chronic disease.

This interactive and fun presentation will cover strategies on how teachers can incorporate more movement in their lives to help prevent weight gain, maximize performance and protect and preserve their bodies from the physical wear and tear of their professions.  Dr Kandyce will also cover Ergonomic Tips and Considerations, Self Care Strategies and Ideas for Exercises and Stretching.


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
D202 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

Twitter for Beginners - Growing Your Personal Learning Network
A session for Twitter beginners on learning how to use Twitter to connect with other educators to find resources to support student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary Teacher Librarian


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
B3 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

What is collaboration? How is it meaningful to you? How can we do it better?
What is collaboration? How is it meaningful to you? How can we do it better? These are the questions we will be asking and trying to answer in this think tank style session. This faculty run session is being headed by the “Expanding Collaboration” committee of the district and Pre-K-12 educators, specialists, administrators, and staff are all welcome to join the conversation and help move collaboration forward at all of our schools.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Musselman

Sean Musselman

Burlington Science Center


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
D203 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

Windows & Mirrors: Cultures Into the Curriculum
Capitalize on the resources and experiences that ELLs bring to school and build and enrich their academic language." (WIDA, Essential Action 1). As our diverse English Learner population increases, it is even more critical that we address the national, state, district and school objective of building relationships with our English Learners and their families. During this session, we will explore ways to integrate our students’ cultures and experiences into the curriculum.


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
B17 2nd Floor

10:30am EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Thursday August 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

11:30am EDT

Lunch
Lunch will be provided in the MSMS cafeteria

Thursday August 31, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
MSMS Cafeteria

12:30pm EDT

Gaga for Google Forms!
Google Forms is one of the most versatile tools available, and when used effectively, teachers and students can use Forms for everything from formative assessment to surveys and project creation, truly helping to transform the instructional environment. In this session we will explore the key features of Google Forms, demonstrate a variety of ways it can be used, and model how to view and share data.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Educational Consultant, Hilt Consultants, LLC
After teaching fifth and sixth grades in both elementary and middle school settings for nine years, I served as a K-6 principal from 2008-2012. I also worked as an instructional technology integrator/coach for our district. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D103 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

Benefits 101 - Overview
Find out more about the benefits available to you and maybe even how you can save yourself some money!  You will learn how to: obtain brand name prescriptions at no cost to you, pay for medical expenses with tax-free dollars, and receive free diabetes medications and supplies.

Speakers

Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D203 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

eNumeracy
What does Number Concept and Number Sense mean to you? By building a common definition Burlington was able to create common assessments to benchmark and progress monitor students K-3.  Learn about the measures tutors and math specialists use to assess students and document growth.

Speakers
CF

Carrie Fortunato

Math Coach, Burlington Public Schools
BPS Elementary Math Coach


Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B4 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Multicultural Holidays
This session will highlight 2 holidays, Ramadan and Diwali, which are celebrated by many students in our Burlington Schools community. The goal of the session is to build on teachers' understanding of their students' cultures and lives outside of school. In addition, there will be time to share ideas for identifying, recognizing, and honoring students' religious background and cultures in the classroom. The format will include a Google slides presentation, small and large group discussion, and a book-talk about resources you can use with your students while teaching about Ramadan and Diwali. 
Link to resources and presentation: 
(copy and paste url into browser) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1Af0VmWqHoRemRZeHB5MWJET2s



Speakers
LG

Lilly Guttenplan

Memorial Elementary School ELL Teacher
SM

Sahr Moussa

Memorial Elementary School ELL Teacher



Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B13 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

SeeSaw for Digital Portfolios in K-8
An overview of how teachers can use SeeSaw as a Digital Portfolio to save and share student work. SeeSaw will be avilable to all students and teachers in grades K-8 beginning this Fall. BPS will use have premium features of SeeSaw available including parent and family sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Scheffer

Jenn Scheffer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Fox Hill Elementary School
Fox Hill Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Seesaw Ambassador. Google Innovator. TED Ed Innovator.



Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D104 1st Floor

12:30pm EDT

The DESSA Comprehensive System for Social Emotional Learning

Participants will become familiar with the DESSA Comprehensive System and the eight skills that it addresses:  Self-Awareness; Social-Awareness; Self-Management; Goal Directed Behaviors; Relationship Skills; Personal Responsibility & Decision; and Optimistic Thinking.


Speakers


Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
D201 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Thinking About Starting an After School Social Studies Club
Speakers
KB

Katie Bercury

Elementary Social Studies Coach, Burlington Public Schools
BPS Elementary Social Studies Coach


Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
B3 2nd Floor

12:30pm EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Thursday August 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

1:40pm EDT

ELL Department Meeting
A session to review pressing items for the start of school (i.e. screening of new students, ELL student folder checklist, etc. 

Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
ELL Classroom

1:40pm EDT

Benefits 102 - Hidden Gems
There's more than meets the eye in your benefits package. Find out how to access some little-known benefits to enjoy some fun perks and save money.

Speakers

Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D203 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Coding in the Elementary Classroom
The how, when, where, and why of adding coding to your elementary curriculum and classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Marcus

Diana Marcus

Computer Science Teacher, Burlington Public Schools


Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D202 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Elementary School Learning Commons
A review of the Learning Commons approach to library at the elementary level.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary Teacher Librarian


Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons

1:40pm EDT

Google Drive 101
This session will provide an overview of how educators can use Google Drive Professionally, with Students and for Evaluations. The session will cover how to use Google Drive to make collaborating with coworkers and sharing easier, sending assignments to students simple and organizing students work a snap, and keeping track of evidence for evaluations quick and easy.  Support will also be given for organizing your folders to meet your needs for simpler work completion today and tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Lynch

Kim Lynch

Marshall Simonds Middle School Math Grade 6



Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D204 (Computer Lab) 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Google Sites
New to Google Sites? Join us to explore this versatile, easy-to-use platform. We’ll learn the key components of Sites and familiarize ourselves with its features. Examples of both student and teacher sites will be shared, as well as ideas for application and use in schools. Hands-on time will be provided so participants can get busy creating their own sites!

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Educational Consultant, Hilt Consultants, LLC
After teaching fifth and sixth grades in both elementary and middle school settings for nine years, I served as a K-6 principal from 2008-2012. I also worked as an instructional technology integrator/coach for our district. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D103 1st Floor

1:40pm EDT

Numberless Word Problems
Do your students just grab the numbers from a story problem and then choose an operation to use without even thinking about the meaning of the story?  Here’s a way to slow down the problem solving process so that students focus on the content and the relationships in the story by revealing information over time.

Speakers


Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
B4 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

The DESSA Comprehensive System for Social Emotional Learning

Participants will become familiar with the DESSA Comprehensive System and the eight skills that it addresses:  Self-Awareness; Social-Awareness; Self-Management; Goal Directed Behaviors; Relationship Skills; Personal Responsibility & Decision; and Optimistic Thinking.


Speakers


Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
D201 2nd Floor

1:40pm EDT

Technology Support and BHS Device Distribution
Technology support from the BPS IT and EdTech Teams

New device distribution for BHS staff members


Thursday August 31, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm EDT
MSMS Learning Commons
 
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