Inspire '16 has ended
Welcome to the Inspire ’16 Professional Development Day Website.  

This Teacher-Driven PD Day has a wide variety of options for educators both within the Mendon-Upton Regional School District and outside of the district to participate, collaborate and learn.  

Register for Sessions:  
  • Please view the schedule options and click on the sessions you would like to attend to register and to build your day’s schedule.  
  • This can be changed at any time leading up to the day.  
  • You can view the schedule in various forms (simple, expanded, grid, by venue) by clicking on the Schedule Dropdown arrow.
  • The day will begin at 8:00, with the keynote presentation, starting promptly at 8:15 in the Nipmuc HS Auditorium. 
  • Once sessions are approaching capacity, registration maybe closed if we can’t find a larger venue.  
  • Some rooms may be changed between now and the day of the event.  
  • Some details of sessions may be adapted as well.
  • We still welcome session proposals by emailing Maureen Cohen at mcohen@mursd.org
Search Features:  
  • You can use the filtering feature on the right by clicking on the topical categories. 
  • You can also use the search box to search by keyword, people, or tags.  
  • Want to know who is attending various sessions?  Click on the session and the attendees will be listed on the session page.  

Important Note:  
  • Please read the session information carefully.  Some of the sessions are open to all participants, and others are closed sessions for only MURSD participants. 

For additional details about the day go to:  March 11 PD Day Information

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Friday, March 11

8:00am EST

8:01am EST

8:15am EST

9:10am EST

Session 1 and Session 3: Individual Project Music Assessments Nipmuc Music Room Session 1: Response to Intervention Discussion Nipmuc G220 Session 1: Individual Project 7th Grade Co-teaching Nipmuc B241 Session 2: Individual Project. 2nd Step Curriculum Training Clough Session 1: The Newly Adopted MA Science and Technology Standards Nipmuc Auditorium Session 1: 8th Grade English Google Classroom Nipmuc B240 Session 1: Beyond the Curriculum Nipmuc G217 Session 1 and 2: 5th Grade ELA Common Assessments Nipmuc B242 Session 1 and Session 2: CPR Refresher Course Nipmuc Cafeteria Session 1 and 2: 1st Grade Math Nipmuc B238 Session 1 and 2: Collaborative Creation of Team Website with Weebly Nipmuc G221 (Computer Lab) Session 1 and 2: Assessment in the Art Program Nipmuc Art Classroom Session 1 and 2: Google Apps for Social Studies Teachers Nipmuc G215 Session 1 and 2: Guiding Principles of Immersion Education Nipmuc G216 Session 1-3: 8th Grade Math Common Assessments in Pre-Algebra and Algebra Nipmuc PDC Individual Project: MCAS 2015 Data Analysis and Collaborative Conversation Miscoe Full Day Session: 4th Grade Collaboration on Assessments Nipmuc G213 Full Day Session: RETELL in the ELA Classroom Nipmuc G219 Full Day Session: Developing School Counseling Curriculum Nipmuc Counseling Office Individual Project: 11th Grade ELA Creating Performance Assessments Nipmuc G218 Individual Project: 21st Century Skills Curriculum Nipmuc B237 Individual Project: French Curriculum Work Nipmuc B236 Individual Project: Library Cataloguing and Curriculum School-based libraries Individual Project: Math Curriculum Work in Atlas Rubicon Nipmuc G314 Individual Session: DBT/Mindfulness Implementation Planning Nipmuc Gathering Room

10:15am EST

11:20am EST

12:25pm EST

1:30pm EST