Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Good News! We're having a RE-DO!


A little snow day can't stop us! There's too much learning, sharing and connecting to do!
Medfield's Digital Learning Day has been officially rescheduled for
Friday, March 25th held at Medfield High School!

It will be an abbreviated day starting at 8am and ending by 1pm with
over 4 sessions filled with more than 65 workshops from Google, MakerEd, iPad Creativity,
Mindfulness, and more!
Visit the medfielddld.sched.org/ for details.
Don't miss out... 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Medfield Digital Learning Day is Cancelled


We regret to inform you that, due to the snowstorm we are cancelling Medfield’s Digital Learning Day.  The Superintendent determined that the roads were not
safe for our staff, students and parents as well as the staff of the 40+ districts scheduled to attend.  We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience.  We want to thank all the selfless presenters and student and parent volunteers who have been preparing diligently for this day and all the teachers who were
planning to attend.  Be safe out there.

Your DLD team - Neal, Debby, Diane and Kim 
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

NewsFlash: Sneak Attack Snow Storm Update


We are aware of the up-coming "sneak attack" storm and it's impact on Medfield's Digital Learning Day. We have discussed the situation thoroughly with Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Marsden and we would like to update you on our thoughts.

As of this moment, Digital Learning Day will proceed as planned. We plan to carefully watch and wait, hoping that the forecast will not get worse. It is critical that everyone is safe. Therefore Dr. Marsden will "make the call" should the conditions warrant it.

Look for emails from "Medfield's 2016 Digital Learning Day" (which is generated through Sched) and/or follow updates on Twitter #DLDMedfield

We sincerely hope to see you tomorrow,
The DLD Team

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

7 days.. and a BIG SHOUT!


With 7 Days and counting.... we're absolutely thrilled to have so much interest in our Digital Learning Day #MAKERMYDAY. As of right now, over 160 teachers, principals, technology integration specialist, technology directors, and superintendents will be joining us from 43 outside school districts. To include our district, this brings a total of more than 500 educators connecting, sharing, learning and tweeting together!  WOW!  #educatorstrong
We also know that this day could not be possible without the support and sponsorship from our parent organizations/community and LearnLaunch to help maker this day a success!

In the words of Clint Eastwood, WE DO FEEL LUCKY! 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Attn Blake & MHS Students: We Want You to Volunteer!


While Friday, February 5th is a day off for students… YOU maybe consider helping out your favorite Medfield (K-12) Teachers for Medfield’s 4TH Annual Digital Learning Day Conference

It’s an entire day of over 70 workshops of teachers teaching other teachers about how to use technology in their classroom. Think:  Kahoot, Google Classroom, 3D printing, Robots/Drones, and iPad apps like Stop Motion and much more! There will also be over a 100 guests teachers from other schools districts attending too!

You are the experts! And, We SO need your help to make our Digital Learning Day spectacular!

Here are some ways to volunteer, as a:

+ Workshop Assistant
+ Photo Booth Assistant
+ Hallway Helpers/Door Greeters
+ Lunch Crew

The day runs from 8:30-3:00. The conference is held at Medfield High School.
However, if you are only available for part of the day, please still consider helping out! 
And a free pizza buffet lunch is provided!

Sign up on this Blake Sign Up Form  or MHS Sign Up Form .

OR stop by to see Ms. Horvath or Mr. Sonnenberg ! Once you sign up, you will receive an email with more information next week. Any questions, please ask👍
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

2016: Shiny New Changes to Signing up for Sessions

Over the last few week's we have been working really hard to ensure that this year's Digital Learning Day is the best one ever!  We have taken many of your suggestions from last year into account and are planning a great day for you.  There are over 75 sessions scheduled of which about 50 are being taught by Medfield staff (and 25 by other districts). We love all of the great work we are doing in Medfield, and want to share and connect with other districts. It's exciting that each year, our colleagues from other districts want to participate and look forward to this day as much as we do!

This year, one of the biggest changes is the way that you will register for courses. We are using an online scheduling/conference planning tool called "Sched". 

Please follow the important instructions below:
  • You should receive an email from "Sched" in the next few days with an invitation to create your account.  I strongly recommend creating that account ASAP and using your school email address as your username.  If you are not able to log-in for some reason, please let Neal Sonnenberg know.  Once into your account you may want to edit your profile or connect some social media to your account.  Instructions to do that are here (ignore the 'Create an Account' sections and scroll down)

  • By Monday (1/18) we will have all the sessions scheduled with the corresponding times and descriptions.  Although you will not be able to sign-up for sessions until Wednesday (1/20) you may want to make note of some of the sessions you are interested in.

  • On Wednesday afternoon (1/20), we will open up registration. Note that you will not be able to register for sessions until you have created your Sched account. 
    • Unlike in prior years, you will have full control of your schedule; if you change your mind on what you want to attend simply unenroll from one session and enroll in another (up until around Feb 1st).  This document will show you how to navigate the Sched site and sign up for sessions once you have registered there.
    • You'll notice capacity limits are set up on sessions based on room size or instructor preference or available technology;   As a session starts to fill up you will see a message indicating that a session is 'filling' (indicating it is 75% full or more) or Full.  Once Full, you have the option of getting on a wait list or just choosing another session.
  • On Friday(1/22) we will open up registration to our outside guests attending, so please be sure to register for sessions prior to then.

If you have any questions about anything DLD related, please see Neal, Diane, Debby or KIM your DLD power team!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Do You Feel Lucky?! Medfield's DLD Day is Coming Soon!

Medfield and Fellow MA Educators: Do You Feel Lucky?
 National Digital Learning Day encourages educators from all over the world to connect, share and spread innovative practices in educational technology that help improve student learning outcomes and opportunities. Our district celebrates this message by holding our own DLD day! Feb. 5th will be an entire day filled with free professional development from over 40 sessions being taught by Medfield teachers and another 20 sessions being offered by other tech superstars from neighboring districts.  We are also thrilled to have Marta Da Silva McAlister from the Google for Education team as our keynote speaker.

 Medfield would like to extend an invitation our fellow educators to join us for the day! You can register by clicking on this link.  We will send you further information on how to sign-up for the specific sessions around January 18th.  To give you a taste of the day, we already have sessions lined up on Gamification in the classroom (Breakout EDU and MineCraft), Virtual Reality, Makerspace Magic, Robots, Drones, 3D Printing and a whole lot more. 

Do not wait to sign-up as space is limited.

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