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 • 12:25pm - 2:30pm
Session 4 and 5: Elementary World Language Programs

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What is the best approach for delivering World Language Instruction in the elementary years. FLES, FLEX, Immersion? Join us for a discussion on world language implementation at the elementary level. Bring ideas, questions or resources to share.


(Open to all participants) 

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Katie Cardamone

MABE Assistant Conference Director & Program Coordinator, MABE
Spanish immersion educator and program coordinator for MABE, the Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast. Passionate about promoting dual language and world language programs and connecting with local and global partners.
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Olga Grau

Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Teacher and Coordinator, Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Olgalexandra Grau is a native of Venezuela. She is an experienced early childhood Spanish immersion teacher. Ms. Grau has designed and implemented many innovative curriculums and practices for early childhood educational programs.She has been working as a Spanish Immersion Kindergarten... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2016 12:25pm - 2:30pm EST
Nipmuc G216

Attendees (5)