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Welcome to the 2015 Natick Innovation & Learning Summit and the Natick Wellness Summit!  

DATE: Monday, November 30th, 2015 from 8 AM - 3 PM at Natick High School.
Natick High School is located at 15 West St. Natick, MA 01760

This year we will host over 850 educators and hold over 130 workshop sessions that are facilitated by expert practitioners on the tools, resources and instructional practices that Natick educators have requested.  All sessions are tagged by level and target audience to help you choose the best sessions for your interest and skill level.

This year is extra special because we are joining with the Natick Wellness Summit which has been designed to nurture the interdisciplinary roles of educators in the adoption of physical activity as a learning tool. Learn from leading neuroscientists, educators and psychologists the best practices and evidence based research to creatively incorporate physical activity into school policy, and teaching practices to enhance student’s ability to learn. 

We hope you enjoy this years summit and it allows you to deepen your professional practice.

Agenda:
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM Registration and Continential Breakfast
8:15 AM - 9:35 AM Session 1 Workshops (80 minutes) 
9:45 AM - 11:05 AM Session 2 Workshops (80 minutes)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Session 3-L1 Workshops (45 Minutes)
12:10 PM - 12:55 PM Session 3-L2 Workshops (45 Minutes)
1:10 PM - 2:30 PM Session 4 Workshops (80 minutes)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Exit Surveys and Health Fair Game!

Attendees and speakers should plan for lunch during session 3-L1 or 3-L2. Lunch will be available from 11 AM - 1 PM.  

SESSION SURVEY LINK:   http://goo.gl/forms/aQUUwswAKh

 
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Monday, November 30 • 9:45am - 11:05am
Show What You Know: Apps Targeting Expository and Narrative Language FULL
Limited Capacity full

Conveying classroom content is a two-way language process, with teachers looking for innovative ways to engage students in understanding topics, and students being asked to "show what they know." This workshop will describe how a variety of apps can serve as "blank slates" to convey information in various ways using principles of Universal Design For Learning (UDL). The session will emphasize the language and logistical processes of using apps along with strategies such as storyboarding and writing scripts, with an eye towards emphasizing the structures of narrative and expository language. The session will cover easy-to-use apps in various creative genres including e-books, comic strips, video, animation and narrated "slideshows."  (Target audience: K-12)

Speakers
avatar for Sean Sweeney

Sean Sweeney

Speech-Language Pathologist/Program Coordinator, The Ely Center LLC
Hi! My name is Sean Sweeney and I am a speech-language pathologist and special educator. I combine my experience in school settings with a special interest and training in technology integration to address student learning goals. My enthusiasm for these combined pursuits led me to start a blog (www.speechtechie.com) and while I work in private practice currently and support many public schools in the Boston area through consultation, I travel... Read More →


Monday November 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:05am
RM 245, Classroom

Attendees (28)