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 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
Session 3: Introduction to Verso

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 Verso app is a free app or site that gives teachers the ability to create a challenge (inquiry-based learning activity) from audio, video, images and embed content from other sources (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, URL). Students participate anonymously, and each response invites further discussion by classmates. Students are required to submit their own ideas before gaining access to other responses.

Teachers can measure students' understanding and engagement, and can view participation data that shows quantity and quality of student engagement.

 This session will walk participants through the set-up of Verso, different ways it can be used in the classroom.  Our goal is to provide one-to-one support for colleagues to help facilitate the set-up and understanding of the application for immediate application in the classroom.

(Open to all participants). 

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Chrissy Manzella

Teacher, Nipmuc Regional High School
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Matt Merten


Friday March 11, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm EST
Nipmuc G221 (Computer Lab)