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FOXBOROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND 

OUR 2-DAY SUMMER INSTITUTE

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

Foxborough teachers cost:            

  • $35 for 1 day
  • $50 for 2 days

 

Outside Districts Cost:

  • $100 for 1 day
  • $150 for 2 days

 

Checks/Purchase orders should be made out to Foxborough Public Schools and mailed to FPS Summer Institute, 60 South Street, Foxborough, MA 02035. For questions please contact Amy Berdos, Assistant Superintendent at 508-543-1675.

When registering be sure to schedule your choice of one (1) Keynote for each day that you are attending, three (3) breakout sessions for each day, and your choice of sandwich for lunch!

 

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Tuesday, June 28
 

7:30am

Registration and Coffee Cart (Day 1 Tuesday)
Please enjoy coffee and light refreshments after checking in at the registration table.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
Ahern Middle School Door 3

8:00am

Keynote choice: How Writing Can Support Close Reading (and vice versa) (Tuesday)
Schools today increasingly ask teachers to facilitate student learning through improving literacy outcomes. But teachers may not feel equipped with the knowledge or training needed to help their students read more deeply and share their comprehension through writing. This keynote workshop will be devoted to identifying research based best practices that support both teachers and students in improving reading comprehension and translating that understanding to the written page (grades 5-12).

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Pook

Dr. David Pook

Dr. David Pook is both a classroom teacher and educational consultant who specializes in improving student reading and writing. He's worked extensively with districts across New England providing professional development to improve literacy and written expression in students. At... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Cafeteria

8:00am

Keynote choice: Fluency doesn’t just happen (Tuesday)
One of the chief concerns at schools around the country is the automaticity with basic facts of their students. Although everyone is greatly concerned, we keep doing the same thing and getting the same results. In this Keynote, Dr. Nicki will explore how Fluency doesn’t just happen, but rather it is an intentional, planned, culture that is developed across the year, across the grades, across the district. Weaving historical and current research, with classroom events and student videos, Dr. Nicki will explain how to plan for fluency with your students! (Grades PreK-6)

Speakers
avatar for Roberta Newton

Roberta Newton

Newton Education Solutions
Dr. Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University specializing in Teacher Education and Curriculum Development. She uses her strong understanding of curriculum to address the differentiated needs of all students... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Auditorium

8:00am

Keynote choice: Practical Strategies for Making 6-12 Mathematics Far More Accessible to our Students (Tuesday)
This fast-paced, example-laden presentation will discuss and model a range of classroom-tested strategies and practices for raising the quality of our instruction and student learning (grades 6-12).

Speakers
avatar for Steve Leinwand

Steve Leinwand

Author, American Institutes for Research
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. Steve has served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board during the development and publication... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Library

9:15am

Session I: Collaborative Problem Solving: Rethinking Challenging Kids (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) provides a way of understanding and helping kids who struggle with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior is thought of as willful and goal oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behavior using reward and punishment programs. If you’ve tried these strategies in your classroom or school and they haven’t worked, CPS is for you!
At Think:Kids we have some very different ideas about why these kids struggle. Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that for the majority of these kids, their challenges result from a lack of crucial thinking skills when it comes to things like problem solving, frustration tolerance and flexibility. The CPS approach, therefore, focuses on helping adults teach the skills these children lack while resolving the chronic problems that tend to precipitate challenging behavior.
This session will provide a very brief introductory overview of the CPS approach to teaching and working with challenging kids (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Ben Stich

Ben Stich

Clinical Trainer, Think:Kids



Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 107

9:15am

Session I: ELL Alphabet (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

The purpose and scope of this workshop will be to introduce mainstream educators to WIDA and the increasing acronyms attached to teaching ELLs derived from this multi-state initiative. Specifically, participants will explore the WIDA.US website to become comfortable identifying ELL standards and supporting documents. We will examine the documents that are available for educators to download and integrate into their student management (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for James McAdams

James McAdams

Department Chair English Language Learners, Quincy Public Schools
I am a curious reader and enjoy the outdoors. I played men's league rugby and soccer before children got in the way :)



Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 112

9:15am

Session I: Engaging the African American and Hispanic Students in a White Dominant Culture (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Examine the values commonly held by members who identify with the main stream culture, African American Culture, and Latino/Hispanic Culture. Identify and develop strategies for effectively responding to cultural differences that have the potential to cause a breakdown in communication or negatively affect the progress and success of a student. This session also considers the impact of immigration on the student and his or family, and ways to address language barriers (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Holly Geffers

Holly Geffers

English Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools
I love to read, run, bake, travel, and spend time with my family. I am very interested in learning about what people.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 136

9:15am

Session I: Using Word Walls in the Elementary Classroom (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn many different activities, songs and instructional ideas to implement the daily use of word walls in order to increase proper spelling of commonly misspelled words (grades PreK-5).

Speakers
avatar for Danna Collins

Danna Collins

Reading Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools
Danna has been teaching reading in Foxborough since 1999. Over the past few years she has been working with fellow reading teacher Alicia Sham and various other teachers to bring The Daily 5 to the Foxborough Elementary Schools. She is excited to share what she has tried and... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 132

9:15am

Session I: Guided Math for the Middle School Classroom (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop participants will learn the guided math model and how it can work within the middle school structure.
Participants will leave with:
• Ideas on how to get started
• Building and organizing workstations
• Routines and time management
• Building groups based on formative assessments
• Monitoring progress and student accountability
• Setting goals for transitioning into the guided math model (grades 5-8).

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Delaney

Barbara Delaney

Math Teacher/Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools



Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 138

9:15am

Session I: Using Math Running Records to assess Fact Fluency (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop session, Math Running Records, Dr. Nicki Newton will help you learn everything you need to know about effectively implementing Math Running Records. Through videos and discussion, Dr. Nicki explains what running records are, how to administer and analyze them, and how to use them for ongoing classroom assessment to focus your teaching of small groups and individual students. Come learn how to personalize math instruction! (Grades K-6).

Speakers
avatar for Roberta Newton

Roberta Newton

Newton Education Solutions
Dr. Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University specializing in Teacher Education and Curriculum Development. She uses her strong understanding of curriculum to address the differentiated needs of all students... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 155

9:15am

Session I: Co-Teaching in the Elementary Grades, Ready Set Go (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a variety of interactive portions, video clips, and discussion, participants will examine the various components of co-teaching. Participants will examine resources supporting co-teaching and be given effective strategies to support the development of a co-taught classroom. In addition, co-teaching in the workshop model will be examined and how to meet the needs of all learners in this model. Tips for maintaining effective co-teaching relationships, parent communication, maximizing personnel resources, and assessment will also be shared. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the components of co-teaching as well as practical tips and strategies for implementing a successful co-taught classroom to benefit all students (grades K-5).


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 114

9:15am

Session I: Supporting Students with ASD (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants of this workshop will be able to: 1. Define characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD); 2. Understand how ASD impacts learners with average to above average intellect; 3. Describe how characteristics of ASD affect standards based learning at various grade levels; 4. Describe typical behavior characteristics of students with ASD at various ages; 5. Gain empathy for students with ASD and their specialized learning needs; 6. Describe the social impact of ASD on classroom performance as well as day-to-day functioning; 7. Awareness of various classroom supports, planning methods, and accommodations; 8. Demonstrate the ability to use basic task analysis and modification for success; and 9. Discuss student cases and troubleshoot together to improve student behavior within days (or hours) (grades PreK-8).

Speakers
LP

Leslie Paterson

Behavior Support Coordinator, Bellingham Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 120

9:15am

Session I: Transition Basics: The Why, Where, and How of Transition Services (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of post-secondary transition planning including brief review of key definitions and laws, the ongoing assessment process, and development of student vision. Participants will learn key factors known to make a difference in post-secondary life and discuss basic strategies for developing critical skillsets inside and outside the classroom (grades 7-12).

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Challen

Kelley Challen

Director of Transition Services, NESCA


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 104

9:15am

Session I: Understanding Identities: Engaging Our Educators, Empowering Our Youth (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in how to integrate honest youth collaborative discussions of identity that addresses the personal and difficult topics of race, gender, sexuality, privilege, and bias into your classroom? In this workshop, participants will engage in discussions and activities that compel them to question their privilege and bias and examine the barriers of talking about issues of identity. One goal is for each person to leave with ideas, questions, or strategies that expand their empathy in their personal lives, curriculums, and/ or communities. The overarching outcome is that through this reflection and conversation, educators and our youth will question our educational system and how our cultural awareness inspires ideas that influence structural changes. We believe that systems change once people change, so to tackle systemic oppression, we must start by deconstructing apathy and ignorance, and safe, honest conversation and reflection are powerful places to start (grades K-12).

Speakers
KK

Kate Kelly

Canton Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 115

11:00am

Session II: CCSS, WIDA ELD Standards, and MPI Integration into the SEI Classroom (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

The purpose and scope of this workshop will be to examine the relationship of CCSS and WIDA. We will examine Model Performance Indicators and (MPIs) and discuss how they can be integrated in to the educator’s classroom as support for the teaching of ELLs at various proficiency levels. Familiarity with WIDA ELD Standards will be helpful but not necessary (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for James McAdams

James McAdams

Department Chair English Language Learners, Quincy Public Schools
I am a curious reader and enjoy the outdoors. I played men's league rugby and soccer before children got in the way :)



Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 112

11:00am

Session II: Leveraging the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Support Struggling Learners (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice can seem like a daunting task. Teachers have many questions -- What does it look like when students are using the practices? How do I build them into an already packed curriculum? What about students who struggle in math, how do I ensure that all of my students develop the practices? This session will address those questions, offering a viable approach to placing the math practices at the center of math learning and doing for all students (grades K-12).

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Routines for Reasoning
Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education... Read More →



Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 106

11:00am

Session II: Curriculum Demands and the Workshop: Are they two different things? (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to work smarter, not harder in this session on Reading and Writing Workshop. We all have curriculum to teach, and we know the best way students learn, so let’s put those two together and accomplish much more! A review of the workshop model and its benefits, how to fit in that whole class novel, close reading, and covering the three most important types of writing will be addressed. Please bring any questions you have about incorporating curriculum into your workshops (grades K-8).

Speakers
KT

Kelly True

Reading Specialist/Curriculum Coordinator, Milford Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Library

11:00am

Session II: Introduction to the Daily 5 (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Daily 5 is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. In this workshop, attendees will learn the Daily 5 Model and how best to implement it in the classroom. Through personal experience as well as video clips from the Daily 5 website, those who attend will be able to see firsthand the benefits for students who participate in this type of model (grades PreK-5).

Speakers
avatar for Danna Collins

Danna Collins

Reading Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools
Danna has been teaching reading in Foxborough since 1999. Over the past few years she has been working with fellow reading teacher Alicia Sham and various other teachers to bring The Daily 5 to the Foxborough Elementary Schools. She is excited to share what she has tried and... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Sham

Alicia Sham

Reading Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools
Alicia Sham has been working for Foxborough Public Schools since 2003. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and went on to receive her Master's degree in Reading. Alicia Sham has worked closely with Danna Collins, reading... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 132

11:00am

Session II: Project Read Story Form Comprehension Strategies (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will review the comprehension strategies taught through Project Read Story Form and link them to the Strategies that Work comprehension strategies used in the elementary classroom.
We will review the basic story elements of fiction in a multisensory way to support special education and struggling readers and include a review of vocabulary strategies and briefly discuss reciprocal teaching strategies (grades K-5).

Speakers
avatar for Abby Baker

Abby Baker

Abby Baker is a special education teacher at the Burrell Elementary School in Foxboro MA for grades 2-4. She went to Marist College for her Bachelors, getting a triple major in Elementary Education Special Education and Psychology. She went to Simmons College for her Masters degree... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 108

11:00am

Session II: Math in the Movies (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

There is math all around us, especially in the movies. In this workshop teachers will learn about which movies can enhance their math class. Topics include probability, series & sequences, quadratics, trigonometry, fractals, cryptography, and volume. We will watch some clips and do the math involved (grades 7-12).

Speakers
MT

Mary Taylor

Math academic coordinator, Norton high school
I have been a Math teacher for 30 years. The last 28 years at Norton High School. For the past 8 years I have been the Math academic coordinator for grades 6-12.



Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 119

11:00am

Session II: The Open Number Line…Best Tool Ever (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and do the math!! In this session, participants will experience how using the open number line makes tricky math concepts accessible to all students. From basic operations to elapsed time and fractions, learn how to make the open number line your new secret weapon! (Grades PreK-5)

Speakers
avatar for Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Foxborough Public Schools



Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 104

11:00am

Session II: Collaborative Problem Solving: Rethinking Challenging Kids (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) provides a way of understanding and helping kids who struggle with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior is thought of as willful and goal oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behavior using reward and punishment programs. If you’ve tried these strategies in your classroom or school and they haven’t worked, CPS is for you!
At Think:Kids we have some very different ideas about why these kids struggle. Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that for the majority of these kids, their challenges result from a lack of crucial thinking skills when it comes to things like problem solving, frustration tolerance and flexibility. The CPS approach, therefore, focuses on helping adults teach the skills these children lack while resolving the chronic problems that tend to precipitate challenging behavior.
This session will provide a very brief introductory overview of the CPS approach to teaching and working with challenging kids (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Ben Stich

Ben Stich

Clinical Trainer, Think:Kids


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 107

11:00am

Session II: How Trauma Affects Learning (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on creating safe and supportive classroom environments based on addressing the needs of the whole child. We will discuss integrating it with a concept of safe and supportive classrooms built on teacher/student relationships, identifying components of a safe classroom space and integrating social skill development within classroom practice. Participants will receive a summary of numerous related classroom supports for the concepts presented and discussed (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 127

11:00am

Session II: Meeting Sensory Needs in the Classroom (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants of this workshop will be able to: 1. Define sensory processing; 2. Demonstrate understanding of the 7 senses; 3. Differentiate between “the power senses” and the refined senses; 4. Describe the function of the vestibular system; 5. Describe the function of the proprioceptive and kinesthetic system; 6. Develop an understanding of when sensory processing begins; 7. Demonstrate awareness of the sensory diet concept; 8. Demonstrate understanding of personal sensory needs; 9. Demonstrate understanding of students’ sensory needs; 10. Develop understanding of personal learning style, as well as student learning styles; 11. Differentiate between levels of alertness; 12. Develop strategies to move students into other levels of alertness; 13. Discuss signs of dysregulation in students; 14. Demonstrate awareness of methods to help regulate; 15. Discuss calming and alerting tools and strategies; 16. Demonstrate ability to alter sensory inputs in the classroom; 17. Demonstrate knowledge of methods that teach self-awareness and self-regulation; 18. Describe sensory rich environments and modifications; 19. Discuss and problem solve potential sensory disturbances and their effect on learning; 20. Demonstrate awareness of resources available relative to sensory processing and learning (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
LP

Leslie Paterson

Behavior Support Coordinator, Bellingham Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 120

11:00am

Session II: Assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs): Evidence-based and Best Practices (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to ELLs and principles of second language acquisition. Patterns of expected performance of culturally and linguistally diverse children on cognitive measures will be discussed, with emphasis on degrees of cultural loading and linguistic demands. Use of assessment data to assist Teams in the determination of eligibility for special education services will be explored (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 116

12:30pm

Lunch Choice (Tues.): Hummus and Roasted Vegetables Vegetarian Sandwich
All lunches are served with your choice of pre-ordered sandwich, pasta salad, chips, bottled water, and a cookie.

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

12:30pm

Lunch Choice (Tues.): Roast Beef Sandwich
All lunches are served with your choice of pre-ordered sandwich, pasta salad, chips, bottled water, and a cookie.

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

12:30pm

Lunch Choice (Tues.): Turkey Sandwich
All lunches are served with your choice of pre-ordered sandwich, pasta salad, chips, bottled water, and a cookie.

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

1:15pm

Session III: Connecting with your Middle Eastern, Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Students (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

Examine the values commonly held by members who identify with the Middle Eastern Culture, Asian Culture, South Asian Culture, and Southeast Asian Culture. Identify and develop strategies for effectively responding to cultural differences that have the potential to cause a breakdown in communication or negatively affect the progress and success of a student. This session also considers strategies for avoiding stereotyping and falling into "the single story" mindset (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Holly Geffers

Holly Geffers

English Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools
I love to read, run, bake, travel, and spend time with my family. I am very interested in learning about what people.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 136

1:15pm

Session III: Assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs): Evidence-based and Best Practices (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to ELLs and principles of second language acquisition. Patterns of expected performance of culturally and linguistally diverse children on cognitive measures will be discussed, with emphasis on degrees of cultural loading and linguistic demands. Use of assessment data to assist Teams in the determination of eligibility for special education services will be explored (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 116

1:15pm

Session III: Teaching Students to Read Like Mathematicians (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the most frequent statements students make after reading a math word problem is “I don’t get it!”. One reason for this is that students read the problem like they would read any other piece of writing. It turns out that reading in math is different. Instead of reading to understand context, characters and conflict, mathematicians read for quantities and uncover relationships between those quantities to solve problems. In this session, participants will not only learn what makes reading in math difficult and what to pay attention to when reading a word problem, they will learn a powerful instructional routine, called the Three Reads, they can use to teach their students to read like mathematicians. This session is especially relevant for those SPED and ELL educators supporting student learning in math (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Routines for Reasoning
Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education... Read More →



Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 106

1:15pm

Session III: Café: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment & Instruction (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Daily Five sets up the structure for creating independence among the readers in your classroom. The Café Book is a companion book that gives teachers the knowledge to provide each student with exactly what they need to grow as a reader. This workshop will give an overview of the Café by exploring the first three chapters of The Café Book by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Participants will gain knowledge of the Café Menu Assessment System, Café Notebooks, and record-keeping. We will also begin the planning process of using the Café in the next school year and how to implement Café into your classroom (grades PreK-5).

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

Reading Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 122

1:15pm

Session III: Conferring: From Soup to Nuts in the Reading and Writing Workshops (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

“I have such a hard time reaching all of my students enough to make conferences meaningful.”
“What am I supposed to say to a student when their whole draft seems like a disaster?”
“Why am I even trying to confer with students? It takes up so much time and I can’t even use the information for grades!”
Sound familiar? If you are a teacher of reading and/or writing workshop and have had these thoughts (and we all have!), I recommend you attend this session. In our workshop, we will cover the who, what, when, why, and how of conferring. Tips for conferring and organizational structures will also be covered. Be sure to bring your specific burning questions about conferring to be answered during the workshop (grades K-8).

Speakers
KT

Kelly True

Reading Specialist/Curriculum Coordinator, Milford Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Library

1:15pm

Session III: NIX THE TRICKS! Shifting students from answer-getting to thinking (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

If you've ever "moved a decimal point "or looked "next store" when rounding, you've been using tricks! It's not your fault....that's probably how you learned. In today's world, however, students need to understand WHY math works. Did you know that the word "understand" is used in the new standards on 72 out of 93 pages? In this session, participants will learn strategies to replace the old tricks, move away from answer-getting, and get students thinking! (Grades PreK-8)

Speakers
avatar for Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Foxborough Public Schools



Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 104

1:15pm

Session III: Organizing Family Math Game Nights to Support Fact Fluency (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Family + Math + Games = Fun with Fluency!!
Whether your curriculum focuses on addition and subtraction to 5, 10, or 20, or multiplication and division, getting parents engaged helps to support your students’ fact fluency success. Parents will be exposed to the strategies and math talk students are learning in a fun environment. This session will focus on the components of a successful parent/student program. You will come away with a detailed checklist and samples to develop your own successful math night. We will be brainstorming ways to make it your own during this session, feel free to bring your laptop (grades PreK-5).

Speakers
JL

Jennifer Light

Second Grade Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 118

1:15pm

Session III: Executive Functioning Deficits in the Classroom: How to recognize them and intervene successfully (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have students who struggle to plan, organize and self-monitor successfully in the classroom? If so, they may have executive functioning weaknesses. This workshop will help you identify these students and offer grade level/subject specific interventions to help them reach their potential as learners in your classroom (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 107

1:15pm

Session III: How Trauma Affects Learning (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on creating safe and supportive classroom environments based on addressing the needs of the whole child. We will discuss integrating it with a concept of safe and supportive classrooms built on teacher/student relationships, identifying components of a safe classroom space and integrating social skill development within classroom practice. Participants will receive a summary of numerous related classroom supports for the concepts presented and discussed (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 127

1:15pm

Session III: Social Emotional Regulation (Tuesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants of this workshop will be able to: 1. Describe Kari Dunn Buron’s 5 point scale; 2. Apply concepts of use of the 5 point scale in the classroom to regulate emotions, represent social expectations, control social behavior, represent abstract behaviors; 3. Use a 5 point scale in a general education classroom to support behavioral regulation and anxiety; 4. Create consistent vocabulary to represent emotional regulation; 5. Understand triggers to social emotional dysregulation; 6. Understand how to create simple materials to support emotional regulation; 7. Demonstrate awareness of emotional regulation tools; 8. Demonstrate general understanding of concepts of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions© approach to problem solving; 9. Discuss the importance of visual schedules and other visual supports for students with social emotional dysregulation; 10. Work with partners to problem solve through case studies of their own, or as provided, to identify potential alternatives to dealing with social emotional problems in the classroom (grades PreK-8).

Speakers
LP

Leslie Paterson

Behavior Support Coordinator, Bellingham Public Schools


Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 120
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

7:30am

Registration and Coffee Cart (Day 2 Wednesday)
Please enjoy coffee and light refreshments after checking in at the registration table.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
Ahern Middle School Door 3

8:00am

Keynote Choice: Instructional Practices that Improve Educational Opportunities of ELs (Wednesday)
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michaela Colombo

Dr. Michaela Colombo

Faculty Chair, Associate Professor, Leadership in Schooling, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Michaela Colombo is Faculty Chair and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has worked with English learners and teachers of English learners for 25 years. She works in partnership with local school districts to provide... Read More →



Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Auditorium

8:00am

Keynote Choice: Depth of Knowledge: It’s All About the Rigor (Wednesday)
How do we define rigor—and what does this have to do with Depth of Knowledge? More importantly, what will Depth of Knowledge look like on new standards-based assessments? This session will identify probable assessment items for each DOK, how we can plan for maximum DOK impact, and what this new era rigor will look like in the classroom for both teachers and students. Handout will include question stems, sample texts, and a summary of key points from the session (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nancy Boyles

Dr. Nancy Boyles

Professor Emerita, Southern Connecticut State University
Dr. Nancy Boyles was a classroom teacher for many years and is now Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University where she was Professor of Reading and Graduate Reading Program Coordinator. She currently consults with districts and other organizations and agencies, providing... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 155

8:00am

Keynote Choice: Transforming School Discipline: The Collaborative Problem Approach (Wednesday)
Behaviorally challenging students can exhibit intense temper outbursts, oppositionality, and verbal and physical aggression. Behavioral difficulties like this in the classroom are the leading cause of teacher stress and burnout as well as the primary reason for departures from teaching the academic curriculum. Yet, traditional school disciplinary strategies tend not to work with the students to whom they are most applied and are often associated with significantly increasing risk for dropout and juvenile justice involvement.
At the same time, there has been renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development, learning and behavior. Schools and classrooms strive to provide a trauma-informed teaching and school discipline. Yet, educators, counselors and school safety officers often still struggle to understand the impact of trauma on brain development in a concrete and tangible way and long for concrete strategies that operationalize what brain science tells us will be helpful to facilitate development arrested as a result of complex developmental trauma.
Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will provide an alternative conceptualization of the difficulties of these students; namely, that their difficulties are a byproduct of lagging skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving. Based on this conceptualization, he will introduce an approach to transform school discipline called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS provides replicable guideposts for adults to build helping relationships with children while fostering a relational process that develops flexibility, problem solving, and emotion regulation skills. The CPS model has helped adults teach these lagging cognitive skills while reducing the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior in diverse settings, including families, schools, group homes, and inpatient and juvenile detention facilities. In the course of this training, Dr. Ablon will make complicated neurodevelopmental concepts accessible and provide a practical evidence-based process for trauma-informed teaching and school discipline that everyone at school can follow (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stuart Ablon

Dr. Stuart Ablon

Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon co-founded the Center for Collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Cafeteria

9:15am

Session I: ELL Alphabet (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose and scope of this workshop will be to introduce mainstream educators to WIDA and the increasing acronyms attached to teaching ELLs derived from this multi-state initiative. Specifically, participants will explore the WIDA.US website to become comfortable identifying ELL standards and supporting documents. We will examine the documents that are available for educators to download and integrate into their student management (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for James McAdams

James McAdams

Department Chair English Language Learners, Quincy Public Schools
I am a curious reader and enjoy the outdoors. I played men's league rugby and soccer before children got in the way :)



Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 112

9:15am

Session I: Assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs): Evidence-based and Best Practices (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be introduced to ELLs and principles of second language acquisition. Patterns of expected performance of culturally and linguistally diverse children on cognitive measures will be discussed, with emphasis on degrees of cultural loading and linguistic demands. Use of assessment data to assist Teams in the determination of eligibility for special education services will be explored (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 116

9:15am

Session I: Leveraging the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Support Struggling Learners (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice can seem like a daunting task. Teachers have many questions -- What does it look like when students are using the practices? How do I build them into an already packed curriculum? What about students who struggle in math, how do I ensure that all of my students develop the practices? This session will address those questions, offering a viable approach to placing the math practices at the center of math learning and doing for all students (grades K-12).

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Routines for Reasoning
Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education... Read More →



Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 106

9:15am

Session I: Rethinking Small Group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades: Differentiation that Makes a Difference (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on session learn how to meet students’ differentiated literacy needs in the intermediate grades through small group instruction that helps readers construct basic meaning about a text, reinforce standards-based comprehension skills, and engage in high level discourse about literature. Handout will include resources for immediate classroom use: planning templates, rubrics, checklists, and more—from Nancy’s book on this topic (grades 3-6).

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nancy Boyles

Dr. Nancy Boyles

Professor Emerita, Southern Connecticut State University
Dr. Nancy Boyles was a classroom teacher for many years and is now Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University where she was Professor of Reading and Graduate Reading Program Coordinator. She currently consults with districts and other organizations and agencies, providing... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 155

9:15am

Session I: Project Read Story Form Comprehension Strategies (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will review the comprehension strategies taught through Project Read Story Form and link them to the Strategies that Work comprehension strategies used in the elementary classroom.
We will review the basic story elements of fiction in a multisensory way to support special education and struggling readers and include a review of vocabulary strategies and briefly discuss reciprocal teaching strategies (grades K-5).

Speakers
avatar for Abby Baker

Abby Baker

Abby Baker is a special education teacher at the Burrell Elementary School in Foxboro MA for grades 2-4. She went to Marist College for her Bachelors, getting a triple major in Elementary Education Special Education and Psychology. She went to Simmons College for her Masters degree... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 108

9:15am

Session I: Can We Talk? Using Number Talks and Math Routines to Increase Number Sense (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on how implementing Number Talks builds number sense in ALL children. Participants will learn about the practice, how to implement it in their classrooms, and how to use it to build flexibility, efficiency , and fluency in their students. Video clips of the practice in action will be shared and tips will be given to make the most of the experience with all types of learners. Participants will receive a guide to help them implement Number Talks in their own classrooms successfully (grades PreK-6).

Speakers
avatar for Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Foxborough Public Schools



Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 104

9:15am

Session I: Using Statistics to Bring Meaningful Contexts into the Mathematics Classroom (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, ways of bringing contexts meaningful to students into the mathematics classroom will be discussed in relation to the middle and high school CCSSM from the statistics strand. Several specific examples will be given that could be used in the classroom as well as strategies for how to develop lessons drawing from students interests (grades 6-12).

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 120

9:15am

Session I: “Keeping It Concrete” Great manipulatives for building Number Sense (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Overview of the importance of concrete phase of learning when developing math number sense. A particular emphasis will be spent on the use of rekenreks in the primary classroom (grades PreK-2).

Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 124

9:15am

Session I: Co-Teaching in the Elementary Grades, Ready Set Go (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a variety of interactive portions, video clips, and discussion, participants will examine the various components of co-teaching. Participants will examine resources supporting co-teaching and be given effective strategies to support the development of a co-taught classroom. In addition, co-teaching in the workshop model will be examined and how to meet the needs of all learners in this model. Tips for maintaining effective co-teaching relationships, parent communication, maximizing personnel resources, and assessment will also be shared. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the components of co-teaching as well as practical tips and strategies for implementing a successful co-taught classroom to benefit all students (grades K-5).


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Room 114

11:00am

Session II: Engaging the African American and Hispanic Students in a White Dominant Culture (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Examine the values commonly held by members who identify with the main stream culture, African American Culture, and Latino/Hispanic Culture. Identify and develop strategies for effectively responding to cultural differences that have the potential to cause a breakdown in communication or negatively affect the progress and success of a student. This session also considers the impact of immigration on the student and his or family, and ways to address language barriers (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Holly Geffers

Holly Geffers

English Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools
I love to read, run, bake, travel, and spend time with my family. I am very interested in learning about what people.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 136

11:00am

Session II: Math…A Universal Language? (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will engage in activities which will shift their mindset from American mathematical procedures and practices to one of a more multicultural outlook. They will grapple with a variety of mathematical representations thereby placing themselves in the mind of the learner. By embracing other mathematical representations, we can then understand the needs of our learners further and differentiate our instruction accordingly. After reviewing several differences in mathematics education throughout the world, we will then explore strategies that the presenter has found helpful in moving students towards language proficiency while harnessing their mathematics backgrounds to move towards computational fluency.
Participants will leave with several strategies to utilize in the mathematics classroom as well as a newfound respect for math in other countries. We will also share an intake assessment which will allow teachers to further educate themselves as to their students’ mathematical history (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Julianna Pasetto

Julianna Pasetto

Math Teaching and Learning Specialist, New Bedford Public Schools
Yes! Those are all my kids! All seven! I have worn many hats in my career including a middle school math teacher, principal and math department head. I love to talk about math strategies, especially for students who are having trouble achieving proficiency and special populat... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 118

11:00am

Session II: CCSS and WIDA ELD Standards, and MPI Integration into the SEI Classroom (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose and scope of this workshop will be to examine the relationship of CCSS and WIDA. We will examine Model Performance Indicators and (MPIs) and discuss how they can be integrated in to the educator’s classroom as support for the teaching of ELLs at various proficiency levels. Familiarity with WIDA ELD Standards will be helpful but not necessary (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for James McAdams

James McAdams

Department Chair English Language Learners, Quincy Public Schools
I am a curious reader and enjoy the outdoors. I played men's league rugby and soccer before children got in the way :)



Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 112

11:00am

Session II: Conferring: From Soup to Nuts in the Reading and Writing Workshops (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

“I have such a hard time reaching all of my students enough to make conferences meaningful.”
“What am I supposed to say to a student when their whole draft seems like a disaster?”
“Why am I even trying to confer with students? It takes up so much time and I can’t even use the information for grades!”
Sound familiar? If you are a teacher of reading and/or writing workshop and have had these thoughts (and we all have!), I recommend you attend this session. In our workshop, we will cover the who, what, when, why, and how of conferring. Tips for conferring and organizational structures will also be covered. Be sure to bring your specific burning questions about conferring to be answered during the workshop (grades K-8).

Speakers
KT

Kelly True

Reading Specialist/Curriculum Coordinator, Milford Public Schools


Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Library

11:00am

Session II: Introduction to the Daily 5 (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Daily 5 is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. In this workshop, attendees will learn the Daily 5 Model and how best to implement it in the classroom. Through personal experience as well as video clips from the Daily 5 website, those who attend will be able to see firsthand the benefits for students who participate in this type of model (grades PreK-5).

Speakers
avatar for Danna Collins

Danna Collins

Reading Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools
Danna has been teaching reading in Foxborough since 1999. Over the past few years she has been working with fellow reading teacher Alicia Sham and various other teachers to bring The Daily 5 to the Foxborough Elementary Schools. She is excited to share what she has tried and... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Sham

Alicia Sham

Reading Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools
Alicia Sham has been working for Foxborough Public Schools since 2003. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and went on to receive her Master's degree in Reading. Alicia Sham has worked closely with Danna Collins, reading... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 132

11:00am

Session II: Growing Independent Learners through the Workshop Model and Guided Math (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide an overview of the Math Workshop structure and Guided Math model. Together we will explore how to maximize the math block, create opportunities for successful independent work, and differentiate to meet the needs of all students. Participants will learn how simple routines increase flexible thinking and instill confidence in students. This interactive session also highlights the role of games in getting students motivated to practice and learn. (Games will be shared with attendees) (grades PreK-5).

Speakers
avatar for Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Alison Mello, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Foxborough Public Schools



Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 104

11:00am

Session II: Matching Fun - putting it all together (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, teachers will be shown matching activities and puzzles that help students see the connections in math. Students will match equations, graphs, table of values and graph analysis for a variety of Algebraic topics (linear, quadratic, cubic, …)
For geometry there are activities where students match a vocabulary word, definition and a diagram (grades 7-12).

Speakers
MT

Mary Taylor

Math academic coordinator, Norton high school
I have been a Math teacher for 30 years. The last 28 years at Norton High School. For the past 8 years I have been the Math academic coordinator for grades 6-12.



Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 119

11:00am

Session II: “Keeping It Concrete” Great manipulatives for building Number Sense (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Overview of the importance of concrete phase of learning when developing math number sense. A particular emphasis will be spent on the use of rekenreks in the primary classroom (grades PreK-2).


Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 124

11:00am

Session II: Executive Functioning Deficits in the Classroom: How to recognize them and intervene successfully (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have students who struggle to plan, organize and self-monitor successfully in the classroom? If so, they may have executive functioning weaknesses. This workshop will help you identify these students and offer grade level/subject specific interventions to help them reach their potential as learners in your classroom (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 107

11:00am

Session II: School(or class)Wide Behavioral Plan and Protocol (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explain the steps a school, or classroom teacher, can use to implement a multi-tiered system of behavioral support. We will discuss Tier I, Tier II and Tier III interventions including types of behaviors, who is responsible (teacher, school psychologist, admin etc) as well as possible intervention strategies. We will cover differences between school/class core values and school/class rules and how to build a positive culture. Templates and outlines will be reviewed for “major” and “minor” incidents and how to develop a collaborative system of expectations and consequences. We will explain how data can be collected to find patterns of behaviors and how to develop strategies to reteach and model expected behaviors. Many school-wide incentive ideas will be shared out that have been used to create a safe, positive learning environment for all students (grades PreK-8).

Speakers
KC

Kate Campbell

Jackson Principal, Plainville Public Schools


Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 127

12:30pm

Lunch Choice (Wed.): Hummus and Roasted Vegetables Vegetarian Sandwich
All lunches are served with your choice of pre-ordered sandwich, pasta salad, chips, bottled water, and a cookie.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

12:30pm

Lunch Choice (Wed.): Roast Beef Sandwich
All lunches are served with your choice of pre-ordered sandwich, pasta salad, chips, bottled water, and a cookie.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

12:30pm

Lunch Choice (Wed.): Turkey Sandwich
All lunches are served with your choice of pre-ordered sandwich, pasta salad, chips, bottled water, and a cookie.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafeteria

1:15pm

Session III: Connecting with your Middle Eastern, Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Students (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Examine the values commonly held by members who identify with the Middle Eastern Culture, Asian Culture, South Asian Culture, and Southeast Asian Culture. Identify and develop strategies for effectively responding to cultural differences that have the potential to cause a breakdown in communication or negatively affect the progress and success of a student. This session also considers strategies for avoiding stereotyping and falling into "the single story" mindset (grades PreK-12).

Speakers
avatar for Holly Geffers

Holly Geffers

English Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools
I love to read, run, bake, travel, and spend time with my family. I am very interested in learning about what people.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 136

1:15pm

Session III: Assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs): Evidence-based and Best Practices (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to ELLs and principles of second language acquisition. Patterns of expected performance of culturally and linguistally diverse children on cognitive measures will be discussed, with emphasis on degrees of cultural loading and linguistic demands. Use of assessment data to assist Teams in the determination of eligibility for special education services will be explored (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 116

1:15pm

Session III: Math…A Universal Language? (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will engage in activities which will shift their mindset from American mathematical procedures and practices to one of a more multicultural outlook. They will grapple with a variety of mathematical representations thereby placing themselves in the mind of the learner. By embracing other mathematical representations, we can then understand the needs of our learners further and differentiate our instruction accordingly. After reviewing several differences in mathematics education throughout the world, we will then explore strategies that the presenter has found helpful in moving students towards language proficiency while harnessing their mathematics backgrounds to move towards computational fluency (grades PreK-12).

Participants will leave with several strategies to utilize in the mathematics classroom as well as a newfound respect for math in other countries. We will also share an intake assessment which will allow teachers to further educate themselves as to their students’ mathematical history.

Speakers
avatar for Julianna Pasetto

Julianna Pasetto

Math Teaching and Learning Specialist, New Bedford Public Schools
Yes! Those are all my kids! All seven! I have worn many hats in my career including a middle school math teacher, principal and math department head. I love to talk about math strategies, especially for students who are having trouble achieving proficiency and special populat... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 118

1:15pm

Session III: Teaching Students to Read Like Mathematicians (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the most frequent statements students make after reading a math word problem is “I don’t get it!”. One reason for this is that students read the problem like they would read any other piece of writing. It turns out that reading in math is different. Instead of reading to understand context, characters and conflict, mathematicians read for quantities and uncover relationships between those quantities to solve problems. In this session, participants will not only learn what makes reading in math difficult and what to pay attention to when reading a word problem, they will learn a powerful instructional routine, called the Three Reads, they can use to teach their students to read like mathematicians. This session is especially relevant for those SPED and ELL educators supporting student learning in math (grades K-12).

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Routines for Reasoning
Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education... Read More →



Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 106

1:15pm

Session III: Café:Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment & Instruction (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Daily Five sets up the structure for creating independence among the readers in your classroom. The Café Book is a companion book that gives teachers the knowledge to provide each student with exactly what they need to grow as a reader. This workshop will give an overview of the Café by exploring the first three chapters of The Café Book by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Participants will gain knowledge of the Café Menu Assessment System, Café Notebooks, and record-keeping. We will also begin the planning process of using the Café in the next school year and how to implement Café into your classroom (grades PreK-5).

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

Reading Specialist, Foxborough Public Schools


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 122

1:15pm

Session III: Closer Reading for ALL Students (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

What goes into a high quality close reading lesson and how can we make close reading relevant—not just to help students achieve standards, but to develop deep thinking? In this session, learn how to engage elementary students before, during, and after close reading through great literature and text dependent questions. Take home a handout that includes a close reading planning template, sample lesson plan, list of text dependent questions, and more (grades K-8).

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nancy Boyles

Dr. Nancy Boyles

Professor Emerita, Southern Connecticut State University
Dr. Nancy Boyles was a classroom teacher for many years and is now Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University where she was Professor of Reading and Graduate Reading Program Coordinator. She currently consults with districts and other organizations and agencies, providing... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 155

1:15pm

Session III: Curriculum Demands and the Workshop: Are they two different things? (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to work smarter, not harder in this session on Reading and Writing Workshop. We all have curriculum to teach, and we know the best way students learn, so let’s put those two together and accomplish much more! A review of the workshop model and its benefits, how to fit in that whole class novel, close reading, and covering the three most important types of writing will be addressed. Please bring any questions you have about incorporating curriculum into your workshops (grades K-8).

Speakers
KT

Kelly True

Reading Specialist/Curriculum Coordinator, Milford Public Schools


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Library

1:15pm

Session III: Looking for Patterns and Making Use of Structure: Making Sense of Practices 7 & 8 With Math Content (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop participants will use math content from grades 1-8 (e.g., why x to the 0 is always 1) to explore and illustrate practice standards 7 & 8. We will examine problems that highlight the power of patterns and structure for problem solving and generalizing mathematical concepts (grades K-8).

Speakers
avatar for Kate Ariemma Marin, Ph.D.

Kate Ariemma Marin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Stonehill College
Let's continue the conversation about mathematics teaching and learning on Twitter @professormarin !


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 104

1:15pm

Session III: “Keeping It Concrete” Great manipulatives for building Number Sense (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Overview of the importance of concrete phase of learning when developing math number sense. A particular emphasis will be spent on the use of rekenreks in the primary classroom (grades PreK-2).


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 124

1:15pm

Session III: Executive Functioning Deficits in the Classroom: How to recognize them and intervene successfully (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have students who struggle to plan, organize and self-monitor successfully in the classroom? If so, they may have executive functioning weaknesses. This workshop will help you identify these students and offer grade level/subject specific interventions to help them reach their potential as learners in your classroom (grades PreK-12).

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 107

1:15pm

Session III: School(or class)Wide Behavioral Plan and Protocol (Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explain the steps a school, or classroom teacher, can use to implement a multi-tiered system of behavioral support. We will discuss Tier I, Tier II and Tier III interventions including types of behaviors, who is responsible (teacher, school psychologist, admin etc) as well as possible intervention strategies. We will cover differences between school/class core values and school/class rules and how to build a positive culture. Templates and outlines will be reviewed for “major” and “minor” incidents and how to develop a collaborative system of expectations and consequences. We will explain how data can be collected to find patterns of behaviors and how to develop strategies to reteach and model expected behaviors. Many school-wide incentive ideas will be shared out that have been used to create a safe, positive learning environment for all students (grades PreK-8).

Speakers
KC

Kate Campbell

Jackson Principal, Plainville Public Schools


Wednesday June 29, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 127