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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 • 1:10pm - 2:30pm
Wellness Summit: Strategies for Fitness-Focused Physical Education LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have large groups of students?  Do you have limited space?  Do you struggle with finding new ideas to help kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day? Based on the recent recommendations from the Institute of Medicine regarding physical education, presenters Meghan Dwyer and Dave Lyth will demonstrate how to use moderate to vigorous cardiovascular activities to drive curriculum, instruction and lessons. They’ll discuss evaluation and grading through the use of heart rate monitors. 


Speakers
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Meghan Dwyer

Teacher - MS, J. F. Kennedy Middle School
Meghan Dwyer, M. Ed., | Originally from Albany, NY; Meghan has found herself a fitting home at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Natick, MA where she has just started her seventh year of teaching Physical Education. Since starting in Natick, she and her co-teachers have been focused on creating a fitness focused physical education model for their school. They have worked closely with researchers and school administration to develop and drive their... Read More →
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David Lyth

Teacher - MS, Natick Public Schools
Dave Lyth graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and went on to earn his Master of Education from Fitchburg State University in May 2013. He just finished his second masters in Educational Leadership in July 2015 from Endicott College. Dave is currently in his 8th year as a Physical Education teacher at Kennedy Middle School in Natick, Massachusetts. Dave has presented numerous... Read More →



Monday November 30, 2015 1:10pm - 2:30pm
Gymnasium Natick High School - 1st Floor

Attendees (18)