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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John Clements

Nipmuc Regional High School
Upton, Massachusetts
John Clements is Co-Principal of Nipmuc Regional High School. He began his career at Nipmuc 21 years ago as an English teacher. He spent seven years as an assistant principal and is currently in his ninth year as principal. Mr. Clements is passionate about evolving education to meet the needs of the modern world. Mr. Clements is the recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Principal of the Year Award.

Mr. Clements is a proponent of the accreditation process as a way to promote a culture of continuous improvement in our schools. He has worked closely with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), including serving as the chairperson of NEASC’s to write the 2020 Standards for Accreditation for NEASC's 600+ member schools, serving six years as a Commissioner for the NEASC, and chairing accreditation visiting teams. He is the recipient of NEASC’s 2016 Jacob Ludes III Leadership Award.

Mr. Clements is a believer in the power of professional sharing and best practices as a source of professional growth and development. He is a founder of The Inspired Learning Project (www.inspiredlearningproject.com), a network of learners and leaders from across New England who share resources, practices, and professional support to enhance opportunities for modern learning in our schools. Along with Mrs. Moran, he co-created the Launching Modern Learning course (www.modernlearners.com/launching) in order to guide other educators in building schools that inspire. He is a past president of the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports innovative educational programming to assist students’ development of 21st-century skills by connecting classrooms with industry.