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Welcome to the Inspire ’17 Professional Development Day Website.  

This Participant-Driven PD Day has a wide variety of options for MURSD educators to explore new ideas, collaborate with colleagues and learn from one another.

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Friday, March 10 • 11:40am - 1:15pm
Session 3 and 2nd Lunch: Workshop-Using Doctopus and Goobrics to Simplify Assessment using the 21st Century Learning Expectations Rubrics (or any rubric)

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Participants will learn the basics of using Doctopus and Goobric, Chrome extensions, which allow teachers to grade student assessments using digital rubrics.  Doctopus and Goobric pair with Google Classroom to enable teachers to assess student work using a clickable scoring rubric. Teachers can provide written or audio comments to students as well as auto-grades the assignment. Feedback can be automatically emailed to students as well as stored in a Google Sheet for the teacher. Nipmuc teachers will be given access to digital 21st Century Learning Expectation rubrics as well as have the opportunity to practice the process of grading student work digitally. This session is open to all teachers who have an interest in learning about Doctopus and Goobric.  

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Mary Anne Moran

Co-Principal, Nipmuc Regional High School
Mary Anne Moran is Co-Principal of Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton, Massachusetts. She began her career as an elementary educator and quickly made her way to the secondary level. She has been a member of the Nipmuc community for the last 16 years transitioning to the role of... Read More →
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David Quinn

Director of Tech and Integration, Mendon - Upton Regional School District
Dave Quinn is the Director of Technology Integration for the Mendon-Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts. He works directly with teachers and students in grades K-12 to reimagine learning experiences through the meaningful use of technology. He recently earned his doctorate... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 11:40am - 1:15pm EST
Nipmuc Room 238

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