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Getting What You Need to Succeed with MTSS has ended
Foxborough Public Schools Professional Development Team is hosting the D-W January 21, 2022 PD day Getting What You Need to Succeed with MTSS.. All morning topics are on the schedule that was sent through your school e-mail. Please make your selections for afternoon choice sessions,
The day begins at 8:30 AM and sessions end at 2:30 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.
Please choose which session you will attend to fill your fill time slots (12:00 - 2:30 PM).

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Friday, January 21
 

11:00am EST

Lunch (on your own)
Lunch Break

Friday January 21, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
TBA AMS Room 155

12:00pm EST

Differentiated Instruction and the Landmark Teaching Principles
Limited Capacity seats available

The session could focus on explaining and providing examples of our Landmark Teaching Principles (provide opportunities for success, use multi-sensory approaches, micro-unit and structure tasks, ensure automatization through practice and review, provide models, and include students in the learning process).  These teaching principles are a great framework to keep in mind when supporting students 1:1, in small groups or in general education settings.  It can also open up a conversation around how much to support students without providing too much help and fostering independence.  Then the presentation could give an overview of some key ideas to think about in terms of differentiated instruction.  

Speakers

Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:10pm EST
Ahern Auditorium

12:00pm EST

Guiding EL’s and MLL’s Through the MTSS Process
Limited Capacity seats available

MTSS ensures that all students have access to the instruction and interventions they need to be successful, as well as to improve special education identification/referral practices. This is particularly important for ELs who are sometimes placed mistakenly in special education classes or whose learning differences are overlooked because they are learning a new language. This session will demonstrate how MTSS can offer a roadmap for problem-solving and finding the appropriate approach for each EL student.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ronilee Mooney

Dr. Ronilee Mooney

EL/MLL Consultant
Dr. Ronilee Mooney has been in education for over 15 years, working in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as an ESL teacher, ESL specialist, Assistant Principal, and Director of English Learners. She holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership, and her support for schools focuses on differentiation... Read More →


Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:10pm EST
Ahern 251

12:00pm EST

Leveraging the 8 Elements of Math Intervention to Meet the Needs of All Learners (K-8 Math/Special Education Teachers)
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide an overview of the 8 Elements of Math Intervention. Participants will explore each element and learn practical strategies to incorporate them into their classrooms.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7540088759?pwd=Um0zTDF5QkJaWFlScldMWDFJOXkrZz09

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nicki Newton

Dr. Nicki 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 →


Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:10pm EST
VIRTUAL *link will be shared

12:00pm EST

Nurturing Expert Learners: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Inclusive Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we promote equity by using the UDL framework during instructional planning?

An effective MTSS framework considers student variability by planning multiple supports that are designed using UDL instructional practices that provide equal access to academic curriculum and optimize student engagement to address the barriers and strengths of individual students. Join us as we contextualize UDL and explore projects delivered by your Foxborough Public School teaching peers. Walk away with concrete ways make your classroom more inclusive and foster expert learners by leveraging UDL.

Our Goals:
1. Provide an overview of the UDL framework and mission.
2. Contextualize UDL among MTSS and Differentiated Instruction.
3. Share how FPS teachers have shifted towards UDL using digital tools and media-making!

Click Here for the Presentation Slides
Click Here to Join the Teams Call

Speakers
avatar for Dan Ambrosio

Dan Ambrosio

Digital Learning Coach, Foxborough Public Schools
avatar for Tara Nathan

Tara Nathan

Digital Learning Coach, Foxborough Public Schools



Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:10pm EST
VIRTUAL *link will be shared

12:00pm EST

Project Based Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Come discover what PBL is and why students and teachers from all over the US, including Hawaii and Alaska, are enthusiastically embracing this approach. This session will briefly introduce you to the design elements of PBL, answer many of your questions, and give you an opportunity to explore ways to use PBL in your classroom to engage your students while equipping them to successfully meet state standards and develop success skills.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Geffers

Holly Geffers

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


Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:10pm EST
Ahern 142

12:00pm EST

The Tie That Binds Us: Collaboration’s Missing Link
Limited Capacity full

The Collaborative Team is the engine that drives the professional learning community. The most impactful collaborative teams work interdependently around a common goal for which they’re held mutually accountable. There is an element missing on most teams that prevents them from evolving into a truly impactful team. Arrive with an open mind and leave with the key to your team’s next breakthrough.


https://zoom.us/j/4567453719?pwd=ckR2ejZERHV3UmNockJDZzJYazhxZz09

Speakers

Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:10pm EST
VIRTUAL *link will be shared

12:00pm EST

Tools for Meditation and Mindfulness
Limited Capacity full

Learn ways to easily bring mindfulness and meditation into the classroom. Meditation and mindfulness activities can help students become more focused, calm, quiet and settled.

Speakers
JE

Janelle Erskine

Teacher - Health/PE, Foxborough High School


Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:10pm EST
Room 155

12:00pm EST

AMS & FHS (5-12) Related Services OT, PT, SLP *Must Do: Medicaid Billing Processes
Secondary Related Services (OT/PT/SLP) staff will will begin working on their asynchronous course: Goal Writing for Autistic Students." This will provide support with strengths-based goals and a neurodiversity-affirming approach.  

Speakers
CM

Cory Mikolazyk

Director of Student Services, Foxborough Public Schools


Friday January 21, 2022 12:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Ahern 203

1:20pm EST

Collaborative Problem Solving and Proactive Solutions for Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
Limited Capacity full

This workshop will provide a foundation or refresher for educators to learn an alternative way to address and help children and adolescents with challenging behaviors through Collaborative Problem Solving.  In the same way that kids with learning disabilities struggle with thinking skills in areas like reading, math, or writing, research has shown that behaviorally challenging children lack thinking skills related to flexibility, frustration tolerance and problem solving (repeat workshop due to positive feedback).

Speakers
KH

Kirsten Howden

Guidance, Ahern Middle School


Friday January 21, 2022 1:20pm - 2:30pm EST
Room 110

1:20pm EST

Everyday People
Limited Capacity full

In a culture of learning for all, the collaborative culture is the engine driving equity and excellence for every student. However, there are times when Everyday People like The Tank, The Town Crier, and others curtail effective collaboration and the development of highly effective teams. Learn the characteristics of each, and how to engage each effectively.  Participants will be able to recognize Everyday People in others, and perhaps themselves.

https://zoom.us/j/4567453719?pwd=ckR2ejZERHV3UmNockJDZzJYazhxZz09

Speakers


Friday January 21, 2022 1:20pm - 2:30pm EST
VIRTUAL *link will be shared

1:20pm EST

Hearts and Minds: Mentor Texts to Strengthen Social Emotional Competencies
Limited Capacity filling up

As educators, we all know the importance of reaching our students' hearts and minds in this ever-changing world. This session will help you find a "just right book" for each of CASEL's 5 social-emotional competencies. We'll share possible lesson ideas, conduct open discussions with other practitioners, and send you off with plenty of great titles from early picture books to YA literature. The ultimate goal is to enhance social-emotional learning in your classroom and beyond. (Repeat workshop from FPS's 2018 and 2019 Summer Institute due to positive feedback.)

Speakers
avatar for Breda Annis

Breda Annis

ELA Specialist, Ahern Middle School


Friday January 21, 2022 1:20pm - 2:30pm EST
Ahern 104

1:20pm EST

Language Barrier or Disability? Tools and Supports for Teachers to Answer this Tricky Question
Limited Capacity filling up

Differentiating language and literacy acquisition from disability can be a challenge. When an EL student is suspected of having a learning challenge, educators must determine whether the student is going through the regular process of acquiring and learning English, or whether the student has a learning disability interfering with his/her progress. This session will provide tools and support teachers attempting to distinguish between a disability and a language difference in their EL students.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ronilee Mooney

Dr. Ronilee Mooney

EL/MLL Consultant
Dr. Ronilee Mooney has been in education for over 15 years, working in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as an ESL teacher, ESL specialist, Assistant Principal, and Director of English Learners. She holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership, and her support for schools focuses on differentiation... Read More →


Friday January 21, 2022 1:20pm - 2:30pm EST
Ahern 251

1:20pm EST

Unpacking You Own Backpack *virtual*
Limited Capacity filling up

Come as you are for a nurturing, honoring, uplifting conversation. Please bring a rock and a permanent marker.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71261877263?pwd=x_PJyH_a745DP3w9ypqSS83EZsHjqk.1


Speakers
AM

Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Unpacking Your Own BackpackTime: Jan 21, 2022 01:20 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/71261877263?pwd=x_PJyH_a745DP3w9ypqSS83EZsHjqk.1... Read More →


Friday January 21, 2022 1:20pm - 2:30pm EST
VIRTUAL *link will be shared

1:20pm EST

Using Technology Tools to Optimize Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you looking for new and engaging ways to incorporate technology into your classroom? We will be presenting on six technology tools: Edpuzzle, Flipgrid, Quizizz, Mentimeter, Padlet, and Kahoot/Blooket/GimKit. They are easy for teachers to use and can help to deliver content, provide engaging ways for students to demonstrate their understanding, and assess student progress. These tech tools can help you collect data to inform group making for workshop models and can also be used as part of blended learning rotations. Please bring a laptop to this session so you can start creating resources.


Speakers
avatar for Jenny Fellows

Jenny Fellows

Math Specialist, Burrell Elementary School
avatar for Alicia Beggs

Alicia Beggs

6th Grade Math/Science Teacher, Ahern Middle School



Friday January 21, 2022 1:20pm - 2:30pm EST
Ahern room 138