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Friday, November 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The iPad: Technology, Personalized Learning, and Effective Classroom Instruction.

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The Millis Middle School has implemented the iPad in a 1:1 setting in grade eight for the past four years in an ongoing journey to personalize learning for all students. Our teachers use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework when planning the delivery of instruction for students. Universal Design for Learning allows all students access to the curriculum. The iPad has proven to be invaluable for the delivery of this type of personalized instruction, which encourages all students to take ownership of their learning. Teachers use an online learning management system daily to ensure that the lesson is accessible to every student and transitions within the lesson are seamless.

The iPad has enabled our teachers to consistently deliver research-based models of instruction, including Blended Learning, UDL, Understanding by Design, and differentiation to meet the learning goals of each student. This also includes universal screenings, progress monitoring, and intervention strategies that are research based, timely, and effective. The iPad ensures that our instruction is personalized, content is represented in different ways, and ensures that student engagement is at a premium.

Participants will come away with an understanding of how the iPad can transform teaching and enhance learning in the classroom. Participants will see actual classroom tested lessons that utilize the ideas and strategies of effective instruction.

Moderators
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Maureen Knowlton

Maureen Knowlton has been in public education for the past thirty years as a special education teacher. She was a finalist for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 2012.
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Sharon Monaghan

Sharon Monaghan has been an English/Language in grade eight for the past ten years. Last year she was a finalist for the Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year.

Speakers
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Andrew Zitoli

Principal of the Millis Middle School, Millis Public School
Andrew Zitoli is the principal of Millis Middle School in Millis MA. He has been the principal of that school for the past sixteen years. Millis Middle School has been awarded the Spanish Immersion School of the Year in North America and just last year won the Apple Distinguished School Award for innovative leadership.


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
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