2018 Foxborough Summer Institute has ended

  • $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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Wednesday, June 27


Discover Your Strengths/Strengths-Based Teaching
People who are aware of and develop their strengths are 3 times more likely to have an excellent quality of life, and 6 times more likely to be engaged in their work! Weakness fixing is NOT the answer! In this session, you will get an overview of the value of operating in the “strengths zone”, and will explore strengths-based teaching strategies. This session will help raise your own self-awareness, as well as appreciation for others’ strengths, and help you get started on living a life of ease, excellence and enjoyment!

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Janice Watt

Director of Food Service, Foxborough Public Schools
Janice Watt is a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach, Consultant & Trainer, specializing in coaching individuals and teams to live their best life at work & life. In addition to her coaching, she is currently the food service director for the Foxborough Public Schools. Janice... Read More →

Wednesday June 27, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 112
Thursday, June 28


Keynote: The Power of Optimism
Optimism is powerful. When human beings grow their capacity to see and focus
on the goodness in themselves, others, and the world, their social, emotional,
and cognitive superpowers emerge. Optimism, however, can be fragile. Chronic stress, fear, and overwhelming adversity can weaken and destroy our capacity for optimism. Over time, a lack of
optimism can lead to strained relationships, poor health outcomes, lost
productivity, and shorter, less fulfilling lives. This inspiring presentation helps individuals discover the power of optimism to create environments that enable optimism to take root and flourish. Using
research, humor, and personal stories. Alicia shares how optimistic leaders bring
out the best in people and organizations — especially in challenging, changefilled

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Alicia Barnatchez

Lead Playmaker Guide, Life is Good Kids Foundation
Alicia Barnatchez is an accomplished Educator, Writer, Actor and Lead Playmaker Guideat the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to spreadthe power of optimism to help kids heal. The foundation partners with leading childcareorganizations to strengthen... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am


Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies to Introduce, Build, and/or Strengthen Literacy Every Day
This session will introduce basic, moderate, and advanced strategies that can reach across all curriculums to help strengthen your students' reading and writing abilities within your content. Focus will be on everyday routines and strategies that place the responsibility for learning on the students and push students to think and learn more deeply about the subject matter through an emphasis on literacy. Examples from every subject, blank templates, and other resources will be provided. Attendants should expect to learn about and practice these strategies during the session.


David Pierce

Foxborough Public Schools

Thursday June 28, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 112


Best of Technology Integration in the K-5 Classroom **Participants are encouraged to bring their own device to this session.
Enjoy a presentation of successful classroom projects and practices that enhance literacy instruction in the K-5 classroom and explore the process of integrating meaningful and connected technology. We’ll discuss the initial stages of brainstorming, using essential curriculum questions, walk through the process of working with students to create in different educational settings.  

Best of K-5 Technology Integation

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Traci Jansen

Digital Learning Coach, Lexington Public School

Thursday June 28, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 127