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
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  • 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 • 9:10am - 10:10am
Session 1: The Newly Adopted MA Science and Technology Standards

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A representative from DESE, a science ambassador, will be providing an overview of the newly adopted science standards, which were adopted on January 26th.  An overview of the key shifts between the old and new standards will be provided.  The presenter will be available for questions about the implementation process moving forward across the state.

The Massachusetts Science Ambassadors are a  cadre of effective science educator leaders that are committed to raise awareness and provide information about the MA revised Science Technology Engineering (STE) Standards across the state.

(Open to all participants) 
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Jeff Weinstein 

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Jeff Weinstein

Fifth Grade Educator, Framingham Public Schools
I am currently a 5th Grade General Education teacher in Framingham Public Schools where I teach Math, Science, Writing, and Social Emotional LEarning. Additionally, I am an adjunct professor at Framingham State University and Worcester State University. I have developed curriculum... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2016 9:10am - 10:10am EST
Nipmuc Auditorium