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2018 Foxborough Summer Institute has ended
FOXBOROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
OUR 2-DAY 2018 SUMMER INSTITUTE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 & THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Cost:
  • $100 for 1 day
  • $150 for 2 days

Checks/Purchase orders should be made out to Foxborough Public Schools and mailed to FPS Summer Institute, 60 South Street, Foxborough, MA 02035. For questions please contact Alison Mello, Assistant Superintendent at 508-543-1675.
When registering be sure to schedule your choice of one (1) Keynote for each day that you are attending, and two (2) breakout sessions for a total of 5 hours of PD each day. Coffee, water, morning snacks and lunch are included!!!

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Meeting the Needs of all Learners (SPED/SEL) [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 27
 

8:00am

Keynote: Brain Science; Using What We Know about Its Role in Behavior and Learning to Reach all Students
This discussion will focus on how selected areas of developmental psychology and neuroscience can help us understand more about brain functioning and why some children adapt quickly to the challenges of school and others react with more emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Understanding more about about the related underdeveloped skills and factors that underlie these different presentations will inform us as to how to intervene earlier and teach and relate more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Barry A Plummer, Ph.D., ABPP   Clinical Psychologist in private practice

Barry A Plummer, Ph.D., ABPP Clinical Psychologist in private practice

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University
Barry A. Plummer, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a diplomat in clinical psychology. He is a former faculty member at Harvard Medical School and was on staff at McLean Hospital. A former director of adolescent services at Bradley... Read More →


Wednesday June 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Auditorium

9:15am

An Overview of Childhood Anxiety Disorders in School Settings: Etiology, Assessment, and Intervention Strategies
This workshop will improve participant's understanding of social, psychological and neurophysiological causes of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents; provide a quick review of basic brain systems involved in anxiety modulation; discuss early warning signs of moderate to severe anxiety, and discuss broader based school intervention strategies for anxiety. Discussion and case examples from participants is encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Barry A Plummer, Ph.D., ABPP   Clinical Psychologist in private practice

Barry A Plummer, Ph.D., ABPP Clinical Psychologist in private practice

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University
Barry A. Plummer, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a diplomat in clinical psychology. He is a former faculty member at Harvard Medical School and was on staff at McLean Hospital. A former director of adolescent services at Bradley... Read More →



Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 112

9:15am

Infusing Social Emotional Learning through School-wide Wellness Programs
SEL is the new focus in many districts. But how to start? How to collaborate? How to get kids, staff, the community involved? How to get admin to back you up? How to get money? What are you already doing without even realizing it! This session will explore the basics of Social Emotional Learning including a brief review of CASEL’s 5 core competencies. We will then explore examples of a variety of school-wide wellness programs including an SEL task force, counseling curriculums, specialized classrooms, Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, health class presentations, student support teams, district mental health teams, multiple town collaborations, community coalitions, and staff trainings. We will go into further depth around planning a school-wide wellness fair.  Time to develop an SEL idea and create your own action plan will be provided. Participants from the same school district are encouraged to attend to promote collaboration and develop a plan that you can truly implement (….because we never really have enough time for that!)

Speakers

Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 115

9:15am

Playing with Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a practice of bringing non judgmental awareness to the present moment. How do we cultivate these skills and tools in young people in an accessible way? This session will explore diverse mindfulness practices to meet children where they are at. Games and activities will be explored to meet diverse learning, social, emotional and behavioral needs of students. The session is mostly experiential.

Speakers
avatar for April Frazier

April Frazier

Ahimsa Mindfulness and Yoga Consulting
April has studied yoga and mindfulness with a focus on supporting under-served schools, districts, educational organizations and social justice organizations for the past five years. In 2010 she was certified in her 200 HR teacher Dharma Yoga certification and has since brought yoga... Read More →


Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 140

9:15am

Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom - Making accommodations accessible to all
This workshop will focus on how to create a classroom environment that optimizes learning for all students. This workshop starts with universal accommodations that benefit all children. It also includes how to take the stigma out of students accessing specific accommodations so that all students are viewed as equal, valuable participants in learning.

Speakers
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Ashley Craig

Teacher, Natick Public Schools


Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 142

12:30pm

Hearts and Minds: Mentor Texts to Strengthen Social Emotional Compentencies
As educators, we all know the importance of reaching our students' hearts and minds in this ever-changing world. With over 30 years' experience in a total of 5 school districts combined, we will help you find a "just right book" for each of CASEL's 5 social-emotional competencies. We'll share possible lesson ideas, conduct open discussions with other practicioners, and send you off with plenty of great titles from early picture books to YA literature to enhance social-emotional learning in your classroom and hopefully your school.

Speakers
avatar for Breda Annis

Breda Annis

Literacy Specialist (Grades 5-8), Foxborough Public Schools
avatar for Andrea Doyon

Andrea Doyon

Literacy Specialist (Grades 3 & 4), Abington Public Schools



Wednesday June 27, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 104
 
Thursday, June 28
 

9:15am

Art Therapy 101-what does all this coloring stuff have to do with learning?
You’ve seen coloring books everywhere over the past few years. So what’s the big deal? How does this really impact the brain and learning. Can art and being creative really make a difference? And how do I tell my principal that allowing my students to color could actually improve test scores! (…or improve their overall well being…depends on which you think is more important!) Come learn about Art therapy and how you can implement some simple creative activities in your classrooms even if you don’t consider yourself an artist! And best part is we will spend some time coloring our own Mandalas! Because your overall well being is important too!

Speakers

Thursday June 28, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 115

9:15am

Supporting the Social/Emotional Needs of Students in the General Education Classroom
This session will provide participants with ideas for using mentor texts to design lessons for social/emotional learning and celebrating diversity in the classroom.

Speakers
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Ashley Craig

Teacher, Natick Public Schools


Thursday June 28, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 142

12:30pm

Alleviating Anxiety in the Classroom through Respect for the Individual
The emotional health of our students greatly affects other areas of their lives, including learning.  Therefore, it is essential that as educators we develop effective strategies for supporting the social and emotional learning (SEL) of our students. For this session, our goal will be to develop better understanding of our students that leads to changes in our approach.  Rather than focus on undesired behaviors, we will consider possible triggers, establish clear and reasonable expectations that recognize and appreciate student strengths, and strategize ways to improve communication and planned structure.  

Speakers
avatar for Holly Geffers

Holly Geffers

English Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools
I love to read, run, bake, travel, and spend time with my family. I am very interested in learning about what people.


Thursday June 28, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 106

12:30pm

Top 25 Stress Busters
“Well, when I decided to be an educator, I had no idea I’d be expected to help kids manage their stress!” Sound familiar? Need ideas to help your kiddos? Have students who blank on tests, end up in tears in class, can’t focus because they didn’t sleep the night before? Not sure where to start? This session will briefly review how stress impacts our brain. You will be taught ways to explain brain chemistry to kids so they can understand what’s going on inside of them, why their “thinking” brain shuts off when their “emotional” brain goes haywire. We will then dive in to over 25 simple techniques that you can use in your classes immediately to help students build their coping skills. We will try some out and rate your own stress level before and after so you can see the instant impact. Some student examples will be presented.

Speakers

Thursday June 28, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 115