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When: Aug 10, 2015 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19 )
Etail East Boston
Etail East Boston is happening on 10 Aug 2015 at Sheraton Boston Hotel Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Business Services industry.

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When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 13, 2015 12 AMin Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training - Boston
Course Description

When you’re ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, choose a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games.Agenda & Learning Objectives

Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
  • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting
  • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
  • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project

Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, though the exact hours may vary. Coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to test and apply for the CSM.
  • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam
Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.About the Instructor

Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking. 

He has experience consulting for Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations.

Giora is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his MBA from Northeastern University. 

 

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When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM to Aug 11, 2015 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 1,195.00 true Early Bird Registration 1,195.00

1,395.00 true Standard Registration 1,395.00

906.75 true ASPE 906.75

837.00 true ASPE Reseller 837.00

(Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training - Boston
Course Description

When you’re ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, choose a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games.Agenda & Learning Objectives

Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
  • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting
  • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
  • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project

Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, though the exact hours may vary. Coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to test and apply for the CSM.
  • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam
Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.About the Instructor

Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking. 

He has experience consulting for Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations.

Giora is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his MBA from Northeastern University. 

 

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When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM to Aug 11, 2015 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 1,195.00 true Early Bird Registration 1,195.00

1,395.00 true Standard Registration 1,395.00

906.75 true ASPE 906.75

837.00 true ASPE Reseller 837.00

(Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
Food Adventures

In partnership with The Nutrition Center, The Mount is presenting a week-long Food Adventures summer program August 10 – August 14.

Food Adventures at The Mount occurs over the course of five days: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Registration and cost is for all five classes together.

Join us for a week-long, hands-on cooking series designed especially for school-age children (ages 7-12) located on the beautiful grounds of The Mount. Children will learn basic cooking skills and nutrition concepts while focusing on ideas that were near and dear to Edith Wharton’s heart: a reverence for tradition, the importance of home cooking, gathering around a beautiful table, and eating mindful, sociable meals with friends and family. Food Adventures will provide all of the ingredients for a memorable summer workshop that encourages kids to explore seasonal eating, the magic of whole foods, making healthy and delicious desserts, and one of Wharton’s favorite elements of entertaining: menu planning. We will take advantage of the bounty of local produce as well as the historic setting in which kids can embrace the fun of food.

 



When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM to Aug 14, 2015 12 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Boston August 10
Program Description: This comprehensive seminar covers the increasingly related topics of private/public cloud architecture, security/compliance, storage/backup and mobility/thin clients/vdi, with a disaster recovery/backup presentation that is especially useful after the big Noreaster/snowstorm. Angelbeat coordinates expert speakers from Microsoft, VMware, Dell, HP, Citrix, Kaspersky and other top firms - scroll down to see the agenda - who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks. Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning. CISSP's and other individuals can receive 4 CPE credit hours for attending. As one Wal-Mart attendee states, "Of all the seminars I attend, your format is by far the best. Brief informative talks from vendors, followed by one-on-one time at their booth to find out more. I am out of the office for less than a day yet I have access to all the different solutions. This year I will follow up with two vendors." As another IT Director commented, "Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well; it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace." Watch Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber on Youtube discuss why you should attend. Meals including a full hot lunch, self-parking and Wi-Fi are provided at no charge, with drawings for an HP Tablet, gift cards and other prizes at the end. Every attendee receives a free 6-month trial subscription to Kaspersky's retail anti-virus software. Join your peers from Fidelity, Raytheon, John Hancock, MFS, Santander, TIAA-CREF, Tufts Health, Beth Israel, Fallon Health, Town of Belmont, Interactive Data, Dassault, Biogen Idec, Wyman, Knome, Pearson, Charles River Associates, EduVentures, Voya, FIS Global, ACIS, Akamai, Admirals Bank, Cambridge Schools, Boston College, Brandeis, UMass, City of Boston, Commonwealth of MASS and many more leading organizations who are confirmed attendees. 7:30 - 9:00: Registration, Breakfast, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations 9:00 - 9:15 Protection against Phishing Attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) with Kaspersky Kaspersky is the world’s largest privately held, and among the top four security vendors, operating in 200 countries and protecting 300 million users. Its mission is to provide the world's most effective, responsive and efficient protection against cyber-threats: those from malware, spam, hackers, DDoS attacks, sophisticated cyber-espionage tools, and cyber-weapons that target organization's critical IT infrastructure with potentially catastrophic consequences. Their talk will focus on protecting your IT infrastructure and confidential data against the latest and most sophisticated phishing attacks and APT's. 9:15 - 9:30: Insider Threats: Malice, Mistakes, and Mountain Lions with Varonis The recent spate of highly publicized breaches has drawn attention to one of the issues that keeps security professionals up at night – once an attacker is “inside” the network, their activities are often difficult to spot and recover from. This is true of outside attackers that compromise the credentials and systems of employees, as well as employees that are “breaking bad” or unwittingly exposing sensitive files. While capabilities in monitoring system configurations, network ingress and egress points, and endpoints have evolved steadily over the past 15-20 years, capabilities in monitoring internal data-centric activities are relatively new, particularly with respect to unstructured data. As more organizations develop capabilities to track and record activity on unstructured data, they have the opportunity to use this information to identify and prevent insider breaches and lapses and the spread of malware. This session will review the anatomy of typical outside-in attacks including infiltration, data gathering, and exfiltration, and then discuss methods and techniques for analyzing file analysis records to spot and stop potentially malicious activity from both insiders and external attackers. The session will include examples of access patterns that may be indicate snooping, malware, and exfiltration to augment your organization’s detective controls, as well as best practices to prevent and reduce potential exposure to these threats. 9:30 - 9:45: Next Generation Firewall with Dell SonicWALL and Envision Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) deliver superior intrusion prevention, malware protection, application intelligence and control, real-time traffic visualization and inspection for SSL encrypted sessions at the gateway by tightly integrating a patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine with multi-core hardware. Essential to an intelligent and highly adaptive security system, they scan every byte of every packet for the deepest level of network protection and massively scale to extend state-of-the-art security to growing and distributed enterprise networks. Dell NGFW provide a comprehensive layer of defense by combining gateway content filtering, anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, and regain visibility into the network through application intelligence and visualization. 9:45 - 10:00: HP Helion Cloud: Build, manage and consume workloads in a hybrid IT environment The future of IT is being shaped by explosive growth in data, devices and applications, leading to the emergence of hybrid, multi-cloud architectures in which the distinction between private and public cloud is disappearing and complexity is increasing. To address the challenges of the future you need simplicity, control and responsiveness. In this session you will learn how HP Helion products and solutions enable you to: - Build your cloud your way - Manage complex, hybrid environments without vendor lock-in - Secure your IT services with predictability, reliability, and compliance - Enable your business to be more responsive, with the right economics 10:00 - 10:20: Next-Generation Data Center and Virtual Computing Platforms - Adapting Google's Architect/Strategy to your Infrastructure and Cloud Strategy - with Nutanix Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure - modeled after Google's, Amazon's and Facebook's architecture - to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven cloud/data center infrastructure. 10:20 - 10:40: Dell Backup/DR/Data Protection for Physical, Virtual, Cloud Platforms with CorpIT. Lessons Learned after the Big Snowstorm/Noreaster Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity is vitally important in today's always-on world. But when data can be at rest, in use or in motion - and stored on physical, virtual and/or private/public/hybrid clouds - a cost-effective and manageable solution can be very challenging. Dell, along with its partner Corporate IT Solutions, will discuss how organizations of all sizes can meet this challenge, through its broad portfolio of scalable solutions that protect data and deliver rapid recoverability across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its automated processes for validating and verifying the integrity of data helps ensure the success of every recovery. They will also cover: - Trends in data protection/DR/backup and how cloud, offsite hosting, big data, security/compliance requirements and an increasingly mobile workforce affects business continuity plans - The value of a common data protection/DR/backup platform that seamlessly and consistently covers legacy physical servers plus data stored on virtual/cloud platforms - Case study exmaples and lessons learned from the big snowstorm/Noreaster at the end of January. Coffee/Refreshment Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Interaction 11:10 - 11:30: Primary Storage Trends, Flash Technology, Impact on Virtual Desktops, with X-IO Think that you are ready for Virtual Desktop?  Your Storage System is about to get crushed… even if it has flash. When it comes to VDI design, there are many pitfalls that can occur. This has led to a frightening statistic; for every successful VDI implementation, there are 7 to 10 that fail. The vast majority of these are due to an inappropriate storage design. While VDI can be a tremendous advantage for the business, data storage costs are the single largest component of the total solution cost and the most common cause of poor user experience and failed implementations. Furthermore, as the capacity is consumed with more hosted desktops, the available performance of almost all storage systems declines when it is needed the most. X-IO, the leader in high performance storage systems, conducts extensive testing with VDI solutions to ensure that environments based on its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) provide superior performance and unmatched reliability, at a fraction of the cost of other solution. This session will explore the different performance demands of the VDI solution functions (and how to control them), how a “POD” based design can greatly simplify management and scalability, and how the storage architecture of the ISE system can drastically reduce the cost of the VDI solution. 11:30 - 11:50: Delivering Service, Applications, and Data to Users on Any Device: Citrix Strategies and Best Practices for Remote Users, Virtual Desktops, Windows Upgrades, and Mobility Needs End users must be increasingly mobile and productive in today's ultra-competitive marketplace, regardless of the device, location, or network. There are significant challenges however, in providing IT services, applications, data, and desktops to workers at any location, on any device, anytime, securely and effectively. To accomplish this, your infrastructure must be scalable, flexible and agile, something that is achievable with Citrix. Some of the topics by their top tri-state engineering team include desktop and application virtualization, mobility, security, and how to manage a constantly changing business environment. Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles. Its products are used by more than 260,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Annual revenues are approximately $3 billion. 11:50 - 12:10: Optimizing the user experience across virtual and physical devices with Appsense Effectively managing your users experience by ensuring that it remains productive, responsive, and secure, can significantly reduce TCO and risk, while increasing satisfaction and productivity. AppSense empowers IT to centrally manage, setup & configure, lockdown, tune, and personalize any desktop regardless of device, platform, delivery mechanism or location. This enables IT to deliver the fastest, easiest and lowest cost desktop ever. Whether your embarking on a VDI project, managing logon times and roaming profile issues, or trying to improve server density, this session will explore the ways that IT can better manage their users across any platform or device while still maintaining control over the organization's environment. 12:10 - 12:30: BYOD Bring Your Own Device, High-Speed 802.11n/ac WiFi, Access Point Architecture, the "Internet of Things", with Advizex Wireless access has evolved from a nice-to-have technology, providing access speeds of 10Mbps with minimal IT impact, to business/mission critical requiring significantly higher speeds and reliability. 50% of workers come to work with three or more devices - laptop, tablet, and smartphone - all requiring Internet access. Four and a half billion devices are expected to access WiFi networks in just two years. How do you appropriately prepare and scale your network to support this influx of devices? It is no longer simply about coverage. A robust backend/infrastructure is required to satisfy security, performance, BYOD and network administration requirements. Advizex and its partner HP will provide practical recommendations on addressing these issues, and specifically discuss the new 802.11ac WiFi standard and the value of a unified wired/wireless network management strategy. Full Hot Lunch, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations 1:30 - 2:00: VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Cloud Offering with WCA Whalley Computer, one of the top data center/cloud/virtualization experts in New England, will discuss VMware's strategy/offering/platform for private/public clouds and the software defined data center (SDC), which leverages its core expertise in virtualization in exciting new ways. SDDC Enterprises worldwide have used VMware vSphere to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance, yet the mobile cloud era presents new challenges. To meet this challenge, organizations need to virtualize the rest of the data center so all infrastructure services become as inexpensive and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines. The answer is the software-defined data center (SDDC): the ideal architecture for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Pioneered by VMware and recognized by the industry and analysts alike, SDDC extends the virtualization concepts you know - abstraction, pooling and automation - to all data center resources and services. Cloud VMware cloud solutions improve IT efficiency, agility and reliability, while helping drive innovation. They deliver everything an organization needs to build, operate, rent and manage their cloud, even beyond the data center. IT executives get the freedom and flexibility to move workloads seamlessly and securely between an onsite data center/ internal private cloud to a hybrid and/or public cloud. Leveraging cloud services from VMware and/or a certified VMware vCloud service provider, you can run your applications onsite, offsite or both, without compromise. 2:00 - 2:30 Microsoft: Azure Cloud and Infrastructure Services Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. Here are some of the major features that will be discussed by Microsoft and its partner DynTek during this informative session: - Always On: 99.95% monthly SLA enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure. - Open: Use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Windows Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages, and are released under an open source license. - Unlimited Servers and Storage: Easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Windows Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world. - Powerful Capabilities: Azure is a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles. You can store data using relational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blob stores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services to data-mine it. - Security, Identity and Access Management: Azure Active Directory delivers an enterprise ready cloud identity service enabling a single sign-on experience across cloud and on-premises applications. It allows multi-factor authentication for added security and compliance. End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for an HP Tablet, Gift Cards and other great items. Every attendee receives a free trial subscription to Kaspersky's anti-virus software. FAQs What are Angelbeat's privacy and optin/optout policies Each attendee acknowledges/understands that financial support from Angelbeat sponsors allows him/her to attend this event at no cost, and that the sponsors will be given your contact information 2 days after the event for follow-up email and telephone communications. 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Who is eligible to receive a free pass There is no charge to attend for an end user IT professional who works in the telecom/IT/networking/security/data center/desktop/purchasing departments of corporations (private and publicly-held, large and small), universities, school districts, government agencies, hospitals, manufacturers, retailers, banks, financial services firms, insurers, real estate/construction/property management, insurance/brokerage agencies, pharmaceutical companies, law/accounting/consulting firms, trucking/transportation/logistic firms, etc. and use, support, purchase and/or are involved in or influence the purchase of products and services offered by our sponsors. Systems integrators and consultants who attend with or are representing their enterprise clients are also eligible to receive a free pass. Full-time reporters from major newspapers, websites, television and radio stations can also attend as our guest. If you are a government employee and have limitations/restrictions on your ability to attend free events, then please contact the Angelbeat team by clicking below. For instance, some individuals simply reimburse Angelbeat for the cost of the meals, to avoid any perception of conflict-of-interest. As a general policy Angelbeat does not offer free passes to individuals at companies that are looking to sell their products/services to the end user personnel described above who attend our events at no charge. If you fall in this category and would still like to attend then the fee is $300/person. To sign up please click here, complete the pdf document that appears and fax it back to Angelbeat at 703-783-8015. All free attendees must be pre-approved in advance by Angelbeat and Angelbeat reserves the right to accept or reject a free pass request at its discretion. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event Detailed driving directions will be sent out to all attendees one week before the event. There is complimentary self-parking at the venue. What is the dress code Suggested dress is business casual. What if you have special dietary needs/restrictions If you have special dietary needs/restrictions, then please email Angelbeat below. We will do our best to accommodate any and all requests.

When: Aug 10, 2015 7 AM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07 )
Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center
Free with museum admission.

Try on costumes and armor, play gallery games and more. Stop in and see what creative ideas are unfolding!

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When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 4, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
Throwing Shade at Oberon

Throwing Shade is a smart, hilarious and irreverent weekly podcast and web series, hosted by homosensual Bryan Safi and feminasty Erin Gibson. 

Every week, Bryan and Erin take a look at all the headlines in politics and pop culture, and treat them with much less respect than they deserve. It's just like a cocktail party with your smart, silly friends who can seamlessly connect a conversation about Miley Cyrus and weave it seamlessly into thoughts on Hillary's unconfirmed run for President. They can jump from "True Detective" to "The Bachelor" and in one breath explain how Drake is the Loretta Lynn of the R&B world. Throwing Shade is infotainment at its best, serving an audience that represents more than half of all living human beings who don't have a show that speaks directly to them. The AV Club calls them "equal opportunity offenders who lack any sort of filter" and Rolling Stonemagazine put them on their list of "The 20 Best Comedy Podcasts" earlier this year. Throwing Shade is a part of the Maximum Fun network, and is also a weekly web series produced and hosted by Will Ferrell's comedy website Funny or Die.
Website:
http://americanrepertorytheater.org/
Phone:
617.496.8004
Location:
OBERON


2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA 02138







When: Aug 10, 2015 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19 )
Introduction to Programming with Imagination Toolbox 2015
In this fun, intensive, hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to program 3D games and/or science simulation models using StarLogo Nova, an online educational software tool with a graphical programming interface. If you have never programmed before, this workshop will be a great introduction. For people with prior programming experience, this workshop will provide you with experience in an easy-to-use, powerful programming tool to add to your repertoire. 2015 Dates and Locations (all @ MIT Campus in Cambridge, MA): August 10* Room 56-154   Time: 9am-3pm Cost: $30 per person - covers breakfast, lunch, and all materials. Parking is available for an additional $25. * Family Edition - parents/teachers may bring their middle school age and older children/students, and mature high school students can register on their own. Family Edition is also open to general attendees.  All sessions provide identical material, but a beginner can easily take 2 or 3 sessions without repeating anything due to the facilitated, self-paced structure of the workshop. There is a minimum of 6 participants to hold a workshop. If you'd like us to run a session at your school that isn't scheduled here, please contact us. Eligibility Requirements: Educator, parent, hobbyist, or researcher. Middle school age and older kids/students welcome to register with their parents/teachers. Some computer knowledge - browsing the Web, saving files, and switching between different programs No prior programming experience required (but experienced programmers are also welcome).   Registration The workshop is open-admission, however, advanced sign-up is required. The $30 per-person registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and all of the workshop materials. The best way to get to MIT is via public transportation. If you require parking, we can purchase a parking pass for you for an additional $25, cheaper than nearby parking garages. Please bring a laptop with Chrome already installed on it. If you do not have a laptop capable of running the software, say so on the registration form; we will have a limited number of loaner laptops available for the workshop. Feedback from Past Participants "This was a good day. The written directions were specific and the facilitators were very helpful. I learned a lot!" "Great software. Can't wait to use it at school. It was a struggle, at first, understanding the relationships between the different parts of the software, but as we worked through the activities, it became much clearer." "Cook book + extensions = self learning. Great model." "Well organized. Staff were super helpful. My partners were wonderful. My table partners were supportive." "This workshop was extremely helpful and the helpers at our fingertips was great!"

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
5th Annual Martha's Vineyard Comedy Fest

The 5th Annual Martha's Vineyard Comedy Fest will take place at the Lampost Night Club on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs.  Seating is limited to so act sooner rather then later to get your tickets.



When: Aug 10, 2015 8 PM to Aug 19, 2015 10 PMin Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20 )
Queen of the Beach Reads to Appear at Porter Square Books
Queen of the Beach Reads and New York Times Best-selling author Nancy Thayer will appear at Porter Square Books to greet old fans and meet new readers after the release of her latest Nantucket-based novel, The Guest Cottage. The novel published on Tuesday, May 12 by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House. Inspiring and true to life, The Guest Cottage is Nancy Thayer at her finest, incorporating her own life experiences on matters of the heart as well as the Nantucket Island lifestyle. Named an Amazon “Best Book of the Month” and one of Barnes & Noble’s “Top Picks in Fiction,” The Guest Cottage is the perfect summer island love story. 

When: Aug 10, 2015 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19 )
Martha's Vineyard Comedy Fest
When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM to Aug 10, 2015 10 AMin Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
Teacher2Teacher Curriculum Planning Retreat | Summer 2015
Bring your questions. Bring best practices to share. Together, we will explore both with an eye on setting ourselves up well for September. Participants will work as a group to resource those who need support in specific areas, and to try out new strategies and successful practices. The objective is for participants to create a clear structure for their plans for the upcoming school year. All will leave with a library of lessons, strategies and resources to bolster their work. Come create something truly useful for your practice! This two-day retreat is designed for public school music educators and music supervisors. Schedule is Mon 8/10 - Tue 8/11 (Mon/Tue); 10am – 3pm. Tuition includes meals and materials. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Facilitated by Allyssa Jones (M.M. Music Ed.), Program Direrctor for Performing Arts, Boston Public Schools. Regular registration - $85.00 Early-bird registration - $80.00 BPS teacher/administrator - $75.00 3050mg member - $65.00 Late registration - $90.00

When: Aug 10, 2015 10 AM in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Cost: $65.00 - $90.00 (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10 )
Story Club Boston
Story Club Boston is a storytelling/reading event featuring guest performers and an open mic. Storytellers are asked to tell a story based on the theme of the night (info available on the Story Club Boston website). Open mic readers have eight minutes to tell their story. The best story (as voted by the audience) may be featured on the national Story Club website. Our show is also taped for a podcast available on Audible.com. Suggested donation: $5

When: Aug 24, 2015 6 PM to Aug 24, 2015 7 PMin Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Cost: Suggested donation: $5 (Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18 )
Food Adventures
In partnership with The Nutrition Center, The Mount is presenting a week-long Food Adventures summer program August 10 – August 14. Food Adventures at The Mount occurs over the course of five days: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Registration and cost is for all five classes together. Join us for a week-long, hands-on cooking series designed especially for school-age children (ages 7-12) located on the beautiful grounds of The Mount. Children will learn basic cooking skills and nutrition concepts while focusing on ideas that were near and dear to Edith Wharton’s heart: a reverence for tradition, the importance of home cooking, gathering around a beautiful table, and eating mindful, sociable meals with friends and family. Food Adventures will provide all of the ingredients for a memorable summer workshop that encourages kids to explore seasonal eating, the magic of whole foods, making healthy and delicious desserts, and one of Wharton’s favorite elements of entertaining: menu planning. We will take advantage of the bounty of local produce as well as the historic setting in which kids can embrace the fun of food.    

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Designing for Future Climates: Resilient Facilities, Communities, and Economies
Addressing climate change has often focused on public policy related to greenhouse gas emission controls and other issues seemingly out of most peoples' hands. By focusing on regulations rather than the role of designers and project owners who shape the economy's underpinnings, we miss opportunities to improve how buildings, infrastructure, and business processes affect and are being affected by the changing climate. Our investments regarding the built environment and its energy supplies shape future climate conditions. From warming oceans and weather extremes, to urban floods and regional droughts, threats related to climate change pose serious impacts to communities and businesses. Examples of sustainable solutions exist for reducing impacts while improving value, yet they remain outside standard practices. In the course, participants will examine practical strategies that work, and learn how to more broadly apply them.   A limited number of discounted seats are available for current Conway or Pinchot students or recent graduates of those schools. Email: elaine@csld.edu

When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM in Conway, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
MMMMAVEN GRADUATION PARTY
DJs: MMMMAVEN CLASS OF 2015
Genres: Open Format
Cover: none. | downstairs lounge |


When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training - Boston
Course Description

When you’re ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, choose a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games.Agenda & Learning Objectives

Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
  • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting
  • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
  • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project

Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, though the exact hours may vary. Coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to test and apply for the CSM.
  • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam
Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.About the Instructor

Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking. 

He has experience consulting for Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations.

Giora is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his MBA from Northeastern University. 

 

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When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM to Aug 11, 2015 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 1,195.00 true Early Bird Registration 1,195.00

1,395.00 true Standard Registration 1,395.00

906.75 true ASPE 906.75

837.00 true ASPE Reseller 837.00

(Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training - Boston
Course Description

When you’re ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, choose a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games.Agenda & Learning Objectives

Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
  • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting
  • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
  • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project

Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, though the exact hours may vary. Coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to test and apply for the CSM.
  • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam
Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.About the Instructor

Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking. 

He has experience consulting for Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations.

Giora is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his MBA from Northeastern University. 

 

Additional Information

View our cancellation/refund policy

View our privacy policy



When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM to Aug 11, 2015 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 1,195.00 true Early Bird Registration 1,195.00

1,395.00 true Standard Registration 1,395.00

906.75 true ASPE 906.75

837.00 true ASPE Reseller 837.00

(Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
House of Prayer's Vacation Bible School: "Come and See!"

COME AND SEE what God has given us: the big, the small, the far away and very close!

Every morning, 9-noon, Monday thru Friday, join us to gather in and outside of our House of Prayer. Explore the world around us through song, movement, crafts, storytelling and games. (The bouncy house will be here as usual to tire our bodies and allow our ears to be open.) We welcome all children ages 4*-12 (regardless of faith - no experience or decisions expected!) Please register ASAP so that we can make the best plans for our time together and before spaces in our small classes fill up! Registration includes a healthy snack and all materials.  If you would rather pay with check, just call the VBS coordinator, Phoebe Morad at 617-599-2722 to register. 

*If your child is not yet in preschool please speak with us prior to registering to consider whether they are ready!



When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM to Aug 14, 2015 12 PMin Hingham, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
York Nice Live Sat Aug 11th @ Pufferbellies Night Complex O.T.B 508 # 14
Send a message to York Nice for TICKETS and GROUP PACKAGES! York Nice performing live Lets celebrate - click attending, text your friends, come party - arrive before 11pm for your chance to WIN! O.T.B #14l @ Pufferbellies Entertainment Complex 18 + 21 to Drink w/DJ XP & DJ RYZE $100,000 SOUND SYSTEM - …

When: Sep 25, 2015 9 PM in Hyannis, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Sep 2015 21 )
Authors' Pavilion
Come join the “Authors’ Pavilion.” Meet-and-greet best-selling authors on the lawn as they discuss and sign their latest works.

When: Aug 10, 2015 12 PM to Aug 10, 2015 6 PMin Edgartown, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12 )
Harlem Fine Arts Show
Come join HFAS and experience great works from emerging and established African diasporic artists such as Frank Frazier, Verna Hart, Jonathon Romain, and many others. The Harlem Fine Art Show is like no other art show in the United States. See both established and emerging contemporary African diasporic artists and galleries showcase their works. Wander around and see works from established artists like Michael Escoffery or emerging artists like Lyvan Munlyn. If you’re an avid collector, everyday vacationer or just out to have a great time, experience art from the African Diaspora at the Harbor View Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard.

When: Aug 10, 2015 11 AM to Aug 10, 2015 10 PMin Edgartown, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11 )
COMEDYCAMP Ages 11-13, Starts 8/10/15
ImprovBoston ComedyCamps The mission of our ImprovBoston Youth Programs are to encourage and nurture our students’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv instructors create a fun and supportive environment within which students can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness. Our Youth Program Season includes February & April vacation camps and Summer Camps.  Each session runs Monday-Friday from 10AM - 3PM at our theater in Central Square. Tuition is $299 for one week programs. Financial assistance may be available. High School students with improv experience may also apply for our youth internship program. Email comedycamp@improvboston.com for more information. NO IMPROV COMEDY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. ImprovBoston ComedyCamp Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ 10AM - 3PM Student Showcase: Each Friday @ 2PM Class Location: The ImprovBoston Training Center located at 114 Bishop Allen Drive (around the corner from the theater).  Your classroom is the Training Center Lower (the first room as you walk into the space). Extra care: Includes one (1) hour of before care 9AM - 10AM and one (1) hour of after care 3PM - 4PM; Does not include Friday. Friday ends after the showcase (roughly 3PM).

When: Aug 10, 2015 10 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10 )
Opening Day HFAS Reception
Network and discuss art on the lawn of the Harbor View Hotel. Alcohol and hors d’oeuvres are available. Live jazz music playing throughout the night by the James Austin Jazz Quartet

When: Aug 10, 2015 7 PM to Aug 10, 2015 10 PMin Edgartown, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19 )
COURTYARD SERIES: BERKLEE AT THE REGATTABAR - UNIDENTIFIED FUSION ORANGEMENT

Unidentified Fusion Orangement consists of funked-up standards and fried-out originals, creating infinite energy and electric jazz.

Watch Unidentified Fusion Orangement perform "Abducted"



When: Aug 10, 2015 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18 )
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & DAVID BURTKA MAKE PROVINCETOWN DEBUT WITH & SETH RUDETSKY
Mark Cortale proudly presents NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & DAVID BURTKA with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host in BROADWAY @ TOWN HALL concert series for two shows only on August 10th at 6:00 & 8:30PM. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka will join Seth Rudetsky for an evening of incredible singing and conversation. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation. Neil Patrick Harris is a Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. He's been in many movies, hosted both the Tony and the Emmy Awards multiple times, performed in several Broadway shows, and enjoys the Twitter (follow him at @actuallyNPH). Oh, and he is an accomplished amateur magician on the side. And the father of twins. And he's Dr. Horrible. He recently won the TONY Award for Best Actor in a Musical for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. David Burtka earned raves for his work in New York theater in both plays and musicals, including the role of Tulsa in the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy but the call of the West Coast pulled him away for nearly a decade. He is back in NY for good and is currently starring on Broadway in the musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU with Tyne Daly directed by David Hyde Pierce.



When: Aug 10, 2015 8 PM to Aug 10, 2015 9:45:00 PMin Provincetown, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 200 USD (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20 )
HP Big Data Conference
HP Big Data Conference is happening on 10 Aug 2015 at Westin Waterfront Hotel Boston, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Business Services industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 13, 2015 12 AMin Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects
Deborah Lutz’ current book is entitled The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects, a unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries, and the topic of her talk at The Mount. Lutz illuminates the complex and fascinating lives of the Brontës through the things they wore, stitched, wrote on, and inscribed. By unfolding the histories of the meaningful objects in their family home in Haworth, she re-creates the sisters’ daily lives while moving us chronologically forward through the major biographical events: the death of their mother and two sisters, the imaginary kingdoms of their childhood writing, their time as governesses, and their determined efforts to make a mark on the literary world. From the miniature books they made as children to the blackthorn walking sticks they carried on solitary hikes on the moors, each personal possession opens a window onto the sisters’ world, their beloved fiction, and the Victorian era. A description of the brass collar worn by Emily’s bull mastiff, Keeper, leads to a series of entertaining anecdotes about the influence of the family’s dogs on their writing and about the relationship of Victorians to their pets in general. The sisters’ portable writing desks prove to have played a crucial role in their writing lives: it was Charlotte’s snooping in Emily’s desk that led to the sisters’ first publication in print, followed later by the publication of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Charlotte’s letters provide insight into her relationships, both innocent and illicit, including her relationship with the older professor to whom she wrote passionately. And the bracelet Charlotte had made of Anne and Emily’s intertwined hair bears witness to her profound grief after their deaths. The lecture, which will be held in the historic Stable, will be followed by a tea and book signing. If you are a Mount member and do not have your access code to purchase tickets at the reduced member price, please call 413-551-5100 or email info@edithwharton.org. Deborah Lutz is an Associate Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture in the Department of English at Long Island University. Her scholarship focuses on material culture; the history of attitudes toward death and mourning; the history of sexuality, pornography and erotica; and gender and gay studies. Her books include The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Seduction Narrative; Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism, and Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and collections, including Novel: A Forum on Fiction; Victorian Literature and Culture; The Oxford History of the Novel in English, and Cabinet. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, Salon, New York Post, Dublin’s News Talk Radio, The John Batchelor Radio Show, and The History Channel. *** Refund requests will only be honored if made more than 1 week prior to lecture date. Please Note: This lecture is sold out.  From time to time, we do receive cancellations.  If you wish to be added to a wait list, please call the office at 413-551-5100.  We are also offering special tickets for a simultaneous audiocast in the room adjacent to the Stable auditorium.  Patrons will be able to attend the tea and book signing following the lecture. No visuals will be available during the audiocast.  For more information, contact The Mount’s office at (413) 551-5100.   We would like to thank Blantyre for their ongoing sponsorship and support of the Summer Lecture Series.

When: Aug 10, 2015 4 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16 )
Mixology Nite
Learn the tricks of the trade from a master mixologist. You'll shake, stir muddle and garnish like a pro! During this 2 hour event, a master mixologist will walk you step-by-step through 2 classic cocktails. We'll be making Mojitos and Daiquiris at this event! This is a social event where music will be played throughout the night. This is NOT a bartending class. It's a party! 2 DRINKS INCLUDED!   EVENTS ARE FOR 21+ GUESTS ONLY!

When: Aug 10, 2015 7 PM in Quincy, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19 )
Docent Tours: Impressionism and Artist Colonies

Informative half hour tour exploring  Impressionism in the special American Impressionism exhibit and the collections at the D’Amour Museum.$5 special exhibit fee for American Impressionism applies.

Image: Charles Webster Hawthorne, (American, 1872-1930), A Study in White, n.d., oil on canvas, 36 x 22 inches, Reading Public Museum



When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 1, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
MABE Summer Institute August 10-14, 2015

Summer Institute for Dual Language Programs 

Conference Center at Massasoit, Brockton

August 10 – 14, 2015

Overview 

1. Program Retreat (Aug 10-11) with Dual Language New Mexico (DLeNM) 

- New Programs (Aug 10-11) 

- Established Programs (Aug 10-11) 

2. The Bridge for Biliteracy (Aug 12-14) with Cheryl Urow 

- Basic course (Aug 12-13)

- Advanced course (Aug 14) 

Program Retreat

 August 10 – 11, 2015: Dual Language Program Self-Assessment Retreat

  • El Enriquecer (program planning & expansion) Retreat
  • La Siembra (new program planning) Retreat

Summary/Purpose: A retreat for new or existing programs to self-evaluate, identify areas of improvement and develop action plans to strengthen and expand program implementation.

The dual language program self-evaluation retreat includes:

  • Dual Language 101 review
  • Program self-assessment using the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education (provided: http://www.cal.org/twi/guidingprinciples.htm) + additional secondary GPs. to focus on Curriculum, scheduling, student leadership, effective teaching strategies and community involvement
  • Intensive planning for strengthening and expanding dual language program implementation 
  • Opportunities for support from peers in other schools
  • Training and facilitation by veteran dual language teachers & administrators

Lead Facilitators: David Rogers and DLeNM Staff

Co-Facilitators: Minerva Gonzalez and Yael Zakon-Bourke, MABE

Date: August 10 - 11, 2015

Time: 2-full days, (Aug 10, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; Aug 11, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Location: Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton, MA

Fee*:  $3,400.00/program team (6-8) participants/team)

*Fee includes materials, preparations and final report.

The Bridge for Biliteracy

August 12 -14, 2015: The Bridge for Biliteracy

  • 2-day Bridge for Biliteracy
  • 1 day Advanced Course Bridge for Biliteracy


August 12-13, 2015 Bridge for Biliteracy

Description: In this two-day professional development institute, Cheryl Urow will introduce the powerful notion of the Bridge to teachers, administrators, and leadership teams from dual language programs. The Bridge is the instructional moment when teachers bring the two languages together, strategically guiding bilingual learners to transfer academic content they have learned in one language to the other, engage in contrastive analysis, develop academic English and Spanish across the content areas, read and write grade-level texts across the curriculum, and develop metalinguistic awareness.

Units of Study:

  • Introduction to Biliteracy and the Bridge 
  • Sample Biliteracy Unit of Instruction 
  • Strategies for Developing Oracy and Literacy in Two Languages 
  • Scheduling for Biliteracy Development 
  • Elements of the Bridge 
  • The Bridge in Different Language Programs 
  • Contrastive Analysis of Languages through the Bridge

Participants will be able to…

  • Define and describe the elements of biliteracy instruction
  • Plan for the implementation biliteracy units of instruction, including the Bridge, in different language development programs
  • Create schedules that reflect teaching for biliteracy
  • Define and describe the Bridge and strategies that support the Bridge
  • Create Bridge anchor charts and metalinguistic anchor charts

Facilitator: Cheryl Urow

Date: August 12 - 13, 2015

Time: 2 full days, (Aug 12, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; Aug 13, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Location: Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton, MA

Cost: $180 per participant (MABE member); $220 per participant (non-MABE member)

Textbook: Beeman, Karen and Urow, Cheryl, (2012). Teaching for Biliteracy, Strengthening Bridges between Languages, Caslon Publishing ($39.95)

August 14, 2015: Advanced Course Bridge for Biliteracy

Designed for those who have participated in the 2-day introduction to The Bridge for Biliteracy, e.g. Summer Institute August 2014 (RI) or August 2015 (MA)

Description: 

  • Sample Biliteracy and Bridge units of instruction at different grade levels and in different subject areas throughout the curriculum 
  • Strategies for implementing the Biliteracy and the Bridge in one teacher and two-teacher dual language programs and other language acquisition programs 
  • Implications for planning and assessment in biliteracy instruction

Participants will be able to… 

  • Plan for the implementation of Biliteracy and the Bridge throughout the curriculum and in different grade levels 
  • Plan extension activities and units of instruction 
  • Choose appropriate metalinguistic areas of focus for the Bridge

Facilitator: Cheryl Urow

Date: August 14, 2015

Time: 1-full day, (Aug 14, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Location: Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton, MA

Cost: $90 per participant (MABE member); $110 per participant (non-MABE member)

Textbook: Beeman, Karen and Urow, Cheryl, (2012). Teaching for Biliteracy, Strengthening Bridges between Languages, Caslon Publishing ($39.95) 

   Logistics

  • Classroom Location:  Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Parking: ample, on-site parking
  • Public transportation: Whitman line
  • Center website: http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/conference_center/
  • PDP certificate will be provided

Payments, and Refund Policy

  • El Enriquecer and La Siembra registration - Director, administrator, or administrative assistant to make payment registration with preferred payment method. Detailed paper registration form will be e-mailed to address indicated in the eventbrite registration.
  • Urow registration - Preferred method for programs, schools, or districts: Director, administrator, or administrative assistant to select number of participants, select preferred payment method, and enters participants names. Individuals who are part program, school or districts paying via PO may also register individually, but must enter Supervisor's name or PO number. 
  • Credit/ Debit Cards or Purchase Orders (with prior Supervisor Authorization) accepted (please refer new PO procedure below)
  • Refund policy – Refund requests should be made via MassMABE@gmail.com. Refund requests on event registration will be honored, with a 25% administrative fee deducted from total cost prior to June 1. Refund requests received after June 1 will be considered only if there is a waitlist. A 25% administrative fee deducted from total cost. 

New PO procedure

Purchase order (PO) or Supervisor Authorization (SA) letter is now required prior to registration. If the PO can be generated prior to registration, the SA is not needed. The SA may be from the program director, principal, district Bilingual Service director, or whoever has signing authorization on the funds that will be used towards registration. The SA must be produced on letterhead and include date and title of event and names and type of membership/ registration for each individual. It can be e-mailed to carissa.massmabe@gmail.com with "Summer Institute- SA" in the subject line and must be received before individuals can register. Registrants who select the PO/ invoice option who don’t have SA will be contacted and removed if SA is not received within 24 hours.

How to register once SA is received

  • MABE will process SA (usually within 48 hours)
  • Complete registration
  • Scroll down below the big green "REGISTER" button and look for "show other payment options" located below. Click "show other payment options". Click on the "Pay Offline" button – This brings you to the registration form where personal information on each person must be entered. At the end of the form, click on "Send Invoice". This is the term used by the site and means the same as purchase order.

Original PO is still required and must be mailed (and received at least 3 business days prior to the event) to MABE, c/o Carissa Rutkauskas, 171 Mt Hope Rd, Mansfield Center, CT, 06250. E-mailed copies of PO will be accepted only to expedite invoice processing (carissa.massmabe@gmail.com; subject line "Purchase Order Summer Institute"). POs must include a PO number and a list of all the teachers and associated registration cost under that purchase order. -Invoice will be via US mail (and e-mailed if an e-mail contact is provided) within 48 hours upon PO receipt.

New PO procedures will be strictly enforced. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and attention to detail.



When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM to Aug 14, 2015 3 PMin Brockton, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
Scent Work for Dogs Level 1 - Springfield
50 minute, six week course. Scent work is an activity that uses your dog’s natural abilities. In this activity, your dog already knows what to do; we are just here to help him learn our rules to play the game. Not only do we get to enjoy working with our dogs, the mental exercise of searching and problem-solving is great for calming and relaxing the energetic or hyperactive dog. In this beginner class, we will focus on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using his desire to hunt and his love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Find out how good your dog’s nose really is! Bringing a crate for your dog to rest in between his sessions in class is recommended but not required. There must be a four dog minimum in order to run the class. Classes may be canceled within 24 hours if this minimum is not met. REFUND POLICY If you register for a training class or workshop and need to cancel, a full refund will be offered if the cancellation notice is received no later than 48 hours before the class start date. Registration payments will be nonrefundable with less than a minimum of 48 hours notice.  

When: Aug 10, 2015 6 PM in Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18 )
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training - Boston
Course Description When you’re ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, choose a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned. As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games. Agenda & Learning Objectives Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including: How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, though the exact hours may vary. Coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates. Intended Audience This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful. Course Benefits Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits: Eligibility to test and apply for the CSM. Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam Why a BigVisible Course? BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum. Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us. Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you. About the Instructor Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking.  He has experience consulting for Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations. Giora is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his MBA from Northeastern University.    Additional Information View our cancellation/refund policy View our privacy policy

When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
House of Prayer's Vacation Bible School: "Come and See!"
COME AND SEE (...and hear, touch, smell, and taste) what God has given us! Every morning, 9-noon, Monday thru Friday, join us to gather in and outside of our House of Prayer. Explore the world around us through song, movement, crafts, storytelling and games. (The bouncy house will be here as usual to tire our bodies and allow our ears to be open.) We welcome all children ages 4*-12 (regardless of faith - no experience or decisions expected!) Please register ASAP so that we can make the best plans for our time together and before spaces in our small classes fill up! Registration includes a healthy snack and all materials.  If you would rather pay with check, just call the VBS coordinator, Phoebe Morad at 617-599-2722 to register.  *If your child is not yet in preschool please speak with us prior to registering to consider whether they are ready!

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM in Hingham, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
MABE Summer Institute August 10-14, 2015
Summer Institute for Dual Language Programs  Conference Center at Massasoit, Brockton August 10 – 14, 2015 Overview  1. Program Retreat (Aug 10-11) with Dual Language New Mexico (DLeNM)   CLOSED! - New Programs (Aug 10-11)  - Established Programs (Aug 10-11)  2. The Bridge for Biliteracy (Aug 12-14) with Cheryl Urow   - Basic course (Aug 12-13) SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! - Advanced course (Aug 14)  SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! Program Retreat  August 10 – 11, 2015: Dual Language Program Self-Assessment Retreat  CLOSED! El Enriquecer (program planning & expansion) Retreat La Siembra (new program planning) Retreat  Summary/Purpose: A retreat for new or existing programs to self-evaluate, identify areas of improvement and develop action plans to strengthen and expand program implementation. The dual language program self-evaluation retreat includes: Dual Language 101 review Program self-assessment using the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education (provided: http://www.cal.org/twi/guidingprinciples.htm) + additional secondary GPs. to focus on Curriculum, scheduling, student leadership, effective teaching strategies and community involvement Intensive planning for strengthening and expanding dual language program implementation  Opportunities for support from peers in other schools Training and facilitation by veteran dual language teachers & administrators Lead Facilitators: David Rogers and DLeNM Staff Co-Facilitators: Minerva Gonzalez and Yael Zakon-Bourke, MABE Date: August 10 - 11, 2015 Time: 2-full days, (Aug 10, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; Aug 11, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm) Location: Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton, MA Fee*:  $3,400.00/program team (6-8) participants/team) *Fee includes materials, preparations and final report. The Bridge for Biliteracy August 12 -14, 2015: The Bridge for Biliteracy    2-day Bridge for Biliteracy SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! 1 day Advanced Course Bridge for Biliteracy SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! August 12-13, 2015 Bridge for Biliteracy Description: In this two-day professional development institute, Cheryl Urow will introduce the powerful notion of the Bridge to teachers, administrators, and leadership teams from dual language programs. The Bridge is the instructional moment when teachers bring the two languages together, strategically guiding bilingual learners to transfer academic content they have learned in one language to the other, engage in contrastive analysis, develop academic English and Spanish across the content areas, read and write grade-level texts across the curriculum, and develop metalinguistic awareness. Units of Study: Introduction to Biliteracy and the Bridge  Sample Biliteracy Unit of Instruction  Strategies for Developing Oracy and Literacy in Two Languages  Scheduling for Biliteracy Development  Elements of the Bridge  The Bridge in Different Language Programs  Contrastive Analysis of Languages through the Bridge Participants will be able to… Define and describe the elements of biliteracy instruction Plan for the implementation biliteracy units of instruction, including the Bridge, in different language development programs Create schedules that reflect teaching for biliteracy Define and describe the Bridge and strategies that support the Bridge Create Bridge anchor charts and metalinguistic anchor charts Facilitator: Cheryl Urow Date: August 12 - 13, 2015 Time: 2 full days, (Aug 12, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; Aug 13, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm) Location: Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton, MA Cost: $180 per participant (MABE member); $220 per participant (non-MABE member) Textbook: Beeman, Karen and Urow, Cheryl, (2012). Teaching for Biliteracy, Strengthening Bridges between Languages, Caslon Publishing ($39.95) August 14, 2015: Advanced Course Bridge for Biliteracy Designed for those who have participated in the 2-day introduction to The Bridge for Biliteracy, e.g. Summer Institute August 2014 (RI) or August 2015 (MA) Description:  Sample Biliteracy and Bridge units of instruction at different grade levels and in different subject areas throughout the curriculum  Strategies for implementing the Biliteracy and the Bridge in one teacher and two-teacher dual language programs and other language acquisition programs  Implications for planning and assessment in biliteracy instruction Participants will be able to…  Plan for the implementation of Biliteracy and the Bridge throughout the curriculum and in different grade levels  Plan extension activities and units of instruction  Choose appropriate metalinguistic areas of focus for the Bridge Facilitator: Cheryl Urow Date: August 14, 2015 Time: 1-full day, (Aug 14, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm) Location: Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton, MA Cost: $90 per participant (MABE member); $110 per participant (non-MABE member) Textbook: Beeman, Karen and Urow, Cheryl, (2012). Teaching for Biliteracy, Strengthening Bridges between Languages, Caslon Publishing ($39.95)     Logistics Classroom Location: Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street (Route 27), Brockton Breakfast and lunch provided Parking: ample, on-site parking Public transportation: Whitman line Center website: http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/conference_center/ Directions and Accomodations: http://www.massasoit.edu/Assets/documents/conference-center/conference-center-directions.pdf  PDP certificate will be provided Payments, and Refund Policy El Enriquecer and La Siembra registration - Director, administrator, or administrative assistant to make payment registration with preferred payment method. Detailed paper registration form will be e-mailed to address indicated in the eventbrite registration. Urow registration - Preferred method for programs, schools, or districts: Director, administrator, or administrative assistant to select number of participants, select preferred payment method, and enters participants names. Individuals who are part program, school or districts paying via PO may also register individually, but must enter Supervisor's name or PO number.  Credit/ Debit Cards or Purchase Orders (with prior Supervisor Authorization) accepted (please refer new PO procedure below) Refund policy – Refund requests should be made via MassMABE@gmail.com. Refund requests on event registration will be honored, with a 25% administrative fee deducted from total cost prior to June 1. Refund requests received after June 1 will be considered only if there is a waitlist. A 25% administrative fee deducted from total cost.  New PO procedure Purchase order (PO) or Supervisor Authorization (SA) letter is now required prior to registration. If the PO can be generated prior to registration, the SA is not needed. The SA may be from the program director, principal, district Bilingual Service director, or whoever has signing authorization on the funds that will be used towards registration. The SA must be produced on letterhead and include date and title of event and names and type of membership/ registration for each individual. It can be e-mailed to carissa.massmabe@gmail.com with "Summer Institute- SA" in the subject line and must be received before individuals can register. Registrants who select the PO/ invoice option who don’t have SA will be contacted and removed if SA is not received within 24 hours. How to register once SA is received MABE will process SA (usually within 48 hours) Complete registration Scroll down below the big green "REGISTER" button and look for "show other payment options" located below. Click "show other payment options". Click on the "Pay Offline" button – This brings you to the registration form where personal information on each person must be entered. At the end of the form, click on "Send Invoice". This is the term used by the site and means the same as purchase order. Original PO is still required and must be mailed (and received at least 3 business days prior to the event) to MABE, c/o Carissa Rutkauskas, 171 Mt Hope Rd, Mansfield Center, CT, 06250. E-mailed copies of PO will be accepted only to expedite invoice processing (carissa.massmabe@gmail.com; subject line "Purchase Order Summer Institute"). POs must include a PO number and a list of all the teachers and associated registration cost under that purchase order. -Invoice will be via US mail (and e-mailed if an e-mail contact is provided) within 48 hours upon PO receipt. New PO procedures will be strictly enforced. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and attention to detail.

When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM in Brockton, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
UX Design Workshop
When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM in Woburn, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Planetarium Show: Oceans in Space

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. The star ball in the Seymour Planetarium can project more than 7,000 stars which vary in brightness.

Oceans in Space
Fasten your seat belts as you embark on an incredible journey through time and space. Investigate theories about the creation of Earth, explore evidence that life on our planet began in the depths of the oceans, and speculate about life in the farthest reaches of the universe. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tickets (in addition to general museum admission)

Adults $3
Children 3-17 $2
Museum members Free
Purchase tickets at the admissions desk in the Welcome Center.



When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 1, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
Planetarium Show: Splendors of the Night Sky

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. The star ball in the Seymour Planetarium can project more than 7,000 stars which vary in brightness.

Splendors of the Night Sky
What is that you’re seeing in the sky at night? With the planetarium stars as the backdrop, find out how to locate and identify celestial objects, planets, and constellations as the seasons change. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tickets (in addition to general museum admission)

Adults $3
Children 3-17 $2
Museum members Free
Purchase tickets at the admissions desk in the Welcome Center.



When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 12, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
Seabird Cruise
This program focuses on seabirds, including storm-petrels, shearwaters, gannets, jaegers, terns, gulls, and phalaropes. Onboard the Captain's Lady III, we will visit Jeffreys Ledge or Stellwagen Bank to find the best seabirds around. Dave Larson of Joppa Flats will spot and narrate bird sightings. Instructions and Directions: To register for these marine birding trips, DO NOT CALL Joppa Flats. Instead, call the Newburyport Whale Watch at 1-800-848-1111. Meet on the boardwalk off Merrimack Street in downtown Newburyport. Wear rubber-soled shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Bring warm clothing, binoculars, sunscreen, and your camera. The Captain's Lady III has toilets and a well-stocked galley. No alcohol may be brought onboard. Registration is required.

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM in Newburyport, Massachusetts
Cost: $65; $30 children (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training - Boston
Course Description

When you’re ready to learn the fundamentals of agile and Scrum, choose a BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course. Our two-day, hands-on workshop is filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with Scrum. Our Certified Scrum Trainers are coaches first, which means that long after your course is over, we have the experience and expertise to provide ongoing support and assist you in implementing what you've learned.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. Our CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Each person will leave the class with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can apply to their own projects and teams. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games.Agenda & Learning Objectives

Our CSM course covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues, and more
  • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
  • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution, and progress reporting
  • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
  • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own project

Courses typically run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, though the exact hours may vary. Coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for team members, stakeholders, ScrumMasters, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to test and apply for the CSM.
  • Ability to apply for 1 PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute
  • Satisfaction of two-thirds of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam
Why a BigVisible Course?

BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.

Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.

Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.About the Instructor

Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking. 

He has experience consulting for Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations.

Giora is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his MBA from Northeastern University. 

 

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When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM to Aug 11, 2015 5 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 1,195.00 true Early Bird Registration 1,195.00

1,395.00 true Standard Registration 1,395.00

906.75 true ASPE 906.75

837.00 true ASPE Reseller 837.00

(Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )
Smartphone Movie-Making Bootcamp presented by the Boston International Kids Film Festival

Learn how to use your smartphone to make a short film! In this fun-filled three-day workshop you will get tips on moving image storytelling, camerawork, sound recording, and editing to make professional quality videos.  Students complete a series of assignments and upon completion will have a final project they can share with friends and family.



When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM to Aug 12, 2015 3 PMin Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 8/10 @ Lexington Studio
If you’re between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM to Aug 10, 2015 4 PMin Lexington, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 8/10 in Needham @ Presbyterian Church
If you’re between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM to Aug 10, 2015 4 PMin Needham, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
Empow's Computer & Design Summer Camp, week of 8/10 @ Cape Cod Academy
If you’re between 7 and 13 years old, Empow Camp is a place to explore video production, video game design, animation, LEGO robotics, architecture, and digital music. Focus on one technology of particular interest, complete mini-projects with each new technology, or combine several disciplines into one epic presentation! Experienced staff instructors guide students in making their own, creative projects. This is a nut free program. Students should bring their own packed snack, lunch and water.

When: Aug 10, 2015 9 AM to Aug 10, 2015 4 PMin Osterville, Massachusetts
Cost: $335 + (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09 )
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & DAVID BURTKA MAKE PROVINCETOWN DEBUT WITH & SETH RUDETSKY
Mark Cortale proudly presents NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & DAVID BURTKA with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host in BROADWAY @ TOWN HALL concert series for two shows only on August 10th at 6:00 & 8:30PM. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka will join Seth Rudetsky for an evening of incredible singing and conversation. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation. Neil Patrick Harris is a Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. He's been in many movies, hosted both the Tony and the Emmy Awards multiple times, performed in several Broadway shows, and enjoys the Twitter (follow him at @actuallyNPH). Oh, and he is an accomplished amateur magician on the side. And the father of twins. And he's Dr. Horrible. He recently won the TONY Award for Best Actor in a Musical for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. David Burtka earned raves for his work in New York theater in both plays and musicals, including the role of Tulsa in the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy but the call of the West Coast pulled him away for nearly a decade. He is back in NY for good and is currently starring on Broadway in the musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU with Tyne Daly directed by David Hyde Pierce.



When: Aug 10, 2015 6 PM to Aug 10, 2015 7:15:00 PMin Provincetown, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 200 USD (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18 )
The Awful Truth at The Brattle Theatre

(1937) dir Leo McCarey w/Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy [91 min; 35mm]


This priceless romantic comedy features Grant and Dunne as a divorcing couple who just can’t seem to stay away from each other. McCarey won an Oscar for directing the terrific cast with Bellamy stealing the show as the straightest of straight men.
Website:
http://www.brattlefilm.org/
Email:
info@brattlefilm.org
Phone:
6178766837
Cost:
visit website for pricing
Location:
Brattle Theatre


40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138







When: Aug 10, 2015 3 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15 )
Family Science Adventures
Free with museum admission.

Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you!



When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 2, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
Zoo on the Go
Free with museum admission!

Live animal demonstrations featuring a variety of creatures from The Zoo in Forest Park.Part of the Summer Spectacular Series, sponsored by
and The Charles H. Hall Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.



When: Aug 10, 2015 12 AM to Aug 2, 2015 12 AMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00 )
Introductory ESDM Workshop-Boston/Waltham Area
The Introductory Workshop addresses the main aspects of the ESDM in a one-day didactic.  It is designed for attendees from a variety of backgrounds, including professionals, parents, and other interested parties.  It is not intended to train providers to fidelity, but is one step in this process. The cost for this one-day workshop  is $300 per person (+ service fees).  A $50 Early Bird Discount will be applied to tickets purchased before May 22nd. At the heart of the ESDM is the empirical knowledge-base of infant-toddler learning and development and the effects of early autism.  ESDM intervention is typically provided in the home by trained therapists and parents during natural play and daily routines.  ESDM is a relationship-based intervention, and involves parents and families.  The aim of ESDM is to increase the rate of development in all domains for children with ASD as it simultaneously aims to decrease the symptoms of autism.  In particular, this intervention focuses on boosting children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and language skills, as development in these domains is particularly affected by autism.  ESDM also uses a data based approach and empirically supported teaching practices that have been found effective from research in applied behavior analysis. ESDM fuses behavioral, relationship-based, developmental, and play-based approaches into an integrated whole that is standardized and yet completely individualized (Wagner & Rogers, 2011). ?Participants of this workshop should purchase and read Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement, by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson,  (ISBN 9781606236314) prior to attending the Introductory ESDM workshop.

When: Aug 10, 2015 8 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08 )

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