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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 • 8:15am - 9:45am
Picture Books with iPad APPs FULL
Limited Capacity full

Planning learning activities that are engaging and relevant to classroom content can be challenging and time consuming! Two tools can come to the rescue of teachers and special educators: picture books and interactive apps. Picture books have a long history of support as a literacy tool and continue to engage students across the grade levels. Interventions and lessons can include fun, humorous picture books that include relevant classroom or social contexts, discourse structures and critical sentence structures and vocabulary. The broad world of apps, on the other hand, can be viewed through the lens of potential contextual pairings and features that align with language and literacy development. This presentation will present exemplar pairings of books and apps for instruction as well as strategies to generalize within your own book and app library. (Target audience: K-6)

Speakers
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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 8:15am - 9:45am
RM 245, Classroom

Attendees (28)