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.

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 • 12:10pm - 12:55pm
Book Buzz and Backchannels: Engage and Motivate Readers. LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore tools and strategies to engage and motivate students to enjoy reading and broaden their experiences.  Strengthen the independent reading culture in your classroom.  We'll explore ways to use digital tools such as Biblionasium, Shelfari, Padlet, and Google Docs for social reading experiences that can support your literacy goals.  We'll also share recommendations for great new titles to share with students.

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Amy Bloom

SLMS, Natick Public Schools
I have been the Teacher-Librarian at Wilson Middle School for 8 years. I am passionate about creating life long readers through providing them with access to books, giving them choices and time to read! I am a photographer, in my next life I want to work for National Geograph... Read More →

Ilse O'Brien

5th Grade ELA, History & SS, Natick Public Schools

Monday November 30, 2015 12:10pm - 12:55pm EST
Library Natick High School - 1st Floor

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