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Saturday, February 23
 

8:30am

Keynote
Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
Multi-Use Room

8:30am

Collaboration Space
Join your colleagues in this space to reflect on your learning, share ideas, and meet new friends!

Saturday February 23, 2019 8:30am - 2:15pm
A3

9:25am

#SEL4All
During this session participants will take part in two STEAM mini lessons that support facilitating student success in low budget open ended makerspace projects. Participants will create project samples using various common materials supplied. Through the open ended projects participants will practice the emotional intelligence skills of perseverance and self motivation. The STEAM projects will elevate skills needed to improve their own trial and error and exploration grit. Three digital examples will be highlighted to support publishing makespace projects and artifacts privately and on YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Suminski

Felicia Suminski

Intervention Specialist / Technology Coach, Dublin Unified School District
Enrichment inspired Intervention, Podcasts, Podcasting with students, google classroom, Virtual Book Club, Intervention, Title I, After school technology classes


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
E2

9:25am

Call a Doctor! You’ve caught the SKETCHNOTE FEVER!
Have #SketchnoteFever and #Sketch50 taken over your Twitter feed? Have you always wanted to learn but don’t consider yourself an artist? If you can draw dots, lines, and shapes, you’re on your way to becoming a sketchnote master! Starting with the basic visual alphabet, you’ll practice turning ideas and concepts into notes that stick! You’ll leave with practical strategies for your own note-taking as well as resources for getting your students sketchnoting in the classroom. Both analog (pencil/paper) and digital (tablet/stylus) resources available.

Speakers
avatar for Alisha Zare

Alisha Zare

4th Grade Teacher, District Leadership Facilitator, Sunnyvale School District
My 1st year in 2009- "transparency" meant a copy you needed to print for the overhead projector.10 years later in 2019- "transparency" means authenticity of teaching and learning, being visible with our thinking, no matter what the tech tool/fancy gadget/new buzz word may be that... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
C7

9:25am

Chromebooks in the Thinking Classroom
What role can Chromebooks, and other student devices, play in an active mathematics classroom alongside vertical non-permanent surfaces and visibly random grouping? I will share successes, struggles and lessons learned this first year of our 1:1 Chromebook program for 6th grade as well as ideas for integrating student technology use in your thinking mathematics classroom.

Today's mathematics activities will include overviews and/or use of Google Classroom, Google Forms, Flippity, Desmos, Pear Deck, Google Slides, Google Draw and Flip Grid.

Please be prepared to use a personal gmail account to join our Google Classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Mathematics Teacher; #FAME17, #MERIT18, Stanley Middle School


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
E5

9:25am

Investigating Nature on your School Site (applications of NGSS)
We will discuss and learn that biodiversity is used as a measurement of ecosystem health.  Students survey their campus and use this information to compare the effects of abiotic factors on biodiversity. We encourage students/teachers to expand on how biodiversity can influence humans directly and ask them to think about a school site project to start. We also refer to the EEI unit recommended to teach this standard which gives teachers preparatory reading and materials to continue with the lessons that fit in with their curriculum.  As a follow up to our session, we would like to either come back or check in on their progress.

Speakers
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens of Heather Farms


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
D3

9:25am

Learn To Solder - Separate Registration REQUIRED (see link in description)
The basics of soldering will be covered and practiced in this session. Safety will be emphasized. Teacher will also learn how to take a basic soldering kit and "hack" it to produce an eye catching project students of all ages will want to take home. Pre-registration is required for this session. Please fill out this form to reserve your spot.


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
E6

9:25am

Making in the Middle School and Middle Grades Humanities Classroom
We’ve seen a great deal of energy and excitement in our schools as the STEAM movement has grown in popularity. Yet as we break down the acronym, it can be tricky to see where our humanities classes might fit into this important work. In this session, we’ll explore how making in the ELA and social studies classroom can support critical thinking, problem-solving, social activism, and creativity among our students.

Speakers
avatar for Mia Gittlen

Mia Gittlen

EBCUE Board of Directors, East Bay CUE
Mia is the K-8 Instructional Technology Teacher on Special Assignment for Berkeley Unified School District in Berkeley, CA. For over a decade, she has taught middle and high school in public and independent schools in the Bay Area and Massachusetts. 
avatar for Beth Gillis

Beth Gillis

MS Humanities
Beth has taught a variety of middle school subjects over the past 19 years in California and New York. Most recently, she worked at the San Francisco School and Sea Crest School in Half Moon Bay. She's taking the year off to work on her own technology projects and to volunteer at... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
D4

9:25am

My FIRST Message to You
Every day, people are searching for fun and innovative ways to engage students in STEAM. A member of FalconX Robotics, a robotics club at College Park High, is here to share her story for the first time to the public about FIRST—an international youth organization that operates four robotics programs. Learn how  FIRST impacts students' development in the STEAM community, the reason schools should create FIRST teams.

Speakers


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
B1

9:25am

Pear Deck and Google Slides: The Perfect Pear
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.  In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of  Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to: 1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides 2) Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard 3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and Takeaways  By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s add-on for Google Slides, you have access to premade slide templates for critical thinking, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!  Bonus: Teaching digital citizenship? You can now access 19 free, ready-to-teach digital citizenship lessons featuring Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum, all with the interactive power of Pear Deck.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Casey

Susan Casey

Western Region Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Pear Deck was founded by educators to help teachers deliver powerful learning moments to every student, every day. As an educator and advocate to give all student a voice, I can help your school and district engage every student, every day and give your teachers a tool for formative... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
D6

9:25am

College Park High School and Ygnacio Valley High School Robotics
Visit with the CPHS and YVHS Robotics team and learn what they've been working on, what their challenges have been, and what competitions they are participating in. They may be out on the blacktop as well.

Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 2:25pm
S1

10:50am

#SEL Interactive Parent Ed Night
Students at, below, and above standards need social emotional skills support. This session is interactive and can be used to host a parent education night at your school. Interactive activities center around supporting the growth of the social emotional skills needed to be a successful learner. The activities are family centered and support students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Suminski

Felicia Suminski

Intervention Specialist / Technology Coach, Dublin Unified School District
Enrichment inspired Intervention, Podcasts, Podcasting with students, google classroom, Virtual Book Club, Intervention, Title I, After school technology classes


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
E2

10:50am

Call a Doctor! You’ve caught the SKETCHNOTE FEVER!
Have #SketchnoteFever and #Sketch50 taken over your Twitter feed? Have you always wanted to learn but don’t consider yourself an artist? If you can draw dots, lines, and shapes, you’re on your way to becoming a sketchnote master! Starting with the basic visual alphabet, you’ll practice turning ideas and concepts into notes that stick! You’ll leave with practical strategies for your own note-taking as well as resources for getting your students sketchnoting in the classroom. Both analog (pencil/paper) and digital (tablet/stylus) resources available.

Speakers
avatar for Alisha Zare

Alisha Zare

4th Grade Teacher, District Leadership Facilitator, Sunnyvale School District
My 1st year in 2009- "transparency" meant a copy you needed to print for the overhead projector.10 years later in 2019- "transparency" means authenticity of teaching and learning, being visible with our thinking, no matter what the tech tool/fancy gadget/new buzz word may be that... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
C7

10:50am

Chromebooks in the Thinking Classroom
What role can Chromebooks, and other student devices, play in an active mathematics classroom alongside vertical non-permanent surfaces and visibly random grouping? I will share successes, struggles and lessons learned this first year of our 1:1 Chromebook program for 6th grade as well as ideas for integrating student technology use in your thinking mathematics classroom.

Today's mathematics activities will include overviews and/or use of Google Classroom, Google Forms, Flippity, Desmos, Pear Deck, Google Slides, Google Draw and Flip Grid. 

Please be prepared to use a personal gmail account to join our Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Mathematics Teacher; #FAME17, #MERIT18, Stanley Middle School


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
E5

10:50am

Design Your Way to a Student Centered Classroom!
Our workshop will include specific K-12 examples of Design Thinking in action so participants walk away with a picture and connect it to knowledge, practice, and ideas they can apply right away. Since each piece of a DT cycle is essential, we will break down and practice each step to construct a strong and meaningful end result, empowering them to go forth and make a difference in their students’ world.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Berger

Linda Berger

Teacher, Santa Clara Unified School District
Empathy and Design Thinking drive the work I do with students. When we give them the right tools, their curiosity and creativity shines. Let's talk so we can find ways to make your own ideas a reality.


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
C4

10:50am

Get What You Need For Your Classroom Through DonorsChoose.org and other funding sources.
Are you a public school classroom teacher wishing you had access to more technology or classroom materials? Do you want to learn to use crowdsourcing to fund the supplies your students need most? This session will offer you insight into DonorsChoose.org and teach you how to write proposals for your classroom. Leave this session ready to post your first project. Learn insights and tips to help your project get posted the first time through and discover how to take advantage of special funding opportunities. Get started posting what you need for your classroom through DonorsChoose.org!

Speakers
avatar for Megan Clappin

Megan Clappin

5th Grade Teacher, LVJUSD
I'm a fifth grade teacher in Livermore. I am passionate about social studies, upper elementary picture books, and using Instagram to connect with other teachers around the country and world.


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
C3

10:50am

Pear Deck and Google Slides: The Perfect Pear
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.  In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of  Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to: 1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides 2) Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard 3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and Takeaways  By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s add-on for Google Slides, you have access to premade slide templates for critical thinking, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!  Bonus: Teaching digital citizenship? You can now access 19 free, ready-to-teach digital citizenship lessons featuring Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum, all with the interactive power of Pear Deck.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Casey

Susan Casey

Western Region Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Pear Deck was founded by educators to help teachers deliver powerful learning moments to every student, every day. As an educator and advocate to give all student a voice, I can help your school and district engage every student, every day and give your teachers a tool for formative... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
D6

10:50am

SEL+MakeyMakey = HappyStu
Use MakeyMakey + Scratch to create interactive deStress stations.


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
Library

10:50am

Setting students up for amazing small group work!
Stanford SCALE has created a group work unit, designed around a set of 10 group norms and 6 group roles. These lessons show students the foundation of good group work.

Speakers
avatar for Zac Hansel

Zac Hansel

6th Grade Teacher, Santa Rita Elementary School
I have been a teacher for 8 years, mostly in 6th grade and mostly science. I recently relocated back to California after 8 years in Hawaii. I have been working extensively to improve my teaching practice with courses like MERIT (at KCI), Responsive Classroom (middle school level... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
B1

12:05pm

Lunch, Tech Swap, and Student Round Table
Join us as you eat your lunch and hear students share their experiences in STEM. We've also added a tech swap, so bring your gently used but no longer needed items to give to others, and see if there's something that will interest you there!

Saturday February 23, 2019 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Multi-Use Room

1:00pm

Get What You Need For Your Classroom Through DonorsChoose.org
Are you a public school classroom teacher wishing you had access to more technology or classroom materials? Do you want to learn to use crowdsourcing to fund the supplies your students need most? This session will offer you insight into DonorsChoose.org and teach you how to write proposals for your classroom. Leave this session ready to post your first project. Learn insights and tips to help your project get posted the first time through and discover how to take advantage of special funding opportunities. Get started posting what you need for your classroom through DonorsChoose.org!

Speakers
avatar for Megan Clappin

Megan Clappin

5th Grade Teacher, LVJUSD
I'm a fifth grade teacher in Livermore. I am passionate about social studies, upper elementary picture books, and using Instagram to connect with other teachers around the country and world.


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
C3

1:00pm

Investigating Nature on your School Site (applications of NGSS)
We will discuss and learn that biodiversity is used as a measurement of ecosystem health.  Students survey their campus and use this information to compare the effects of abiotic factors on biodiversity. We encourage students/teachers to expand on how biodiversity can influence humans directly and ask them to think about a school site project to start. We also refer to the EEI unit recommended to teach this standard which gives teachers preparatory reading and materials to continue with the lessons that fit in with their curriculum.  As a follow up to our session, we would like to either come back or check in on their progress.

Speakers
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens of Heather Farms
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
D3

1:00pm

Let's Do STEAM Stations!
Let’s Do STEAM Stations Wondering how to get started with STEAM and NGSS? STEAM stations are a great way to incorporate exploration, creation, and play, centered around STEAM concepts. Educators attending this session will do some hands-on learning as they explore stations. We will get started with how to introduce the NGSS cross-cutting concepts to guide station exploration and write digital station reflections that allow for real-time teacher feedback. Leave this session with lists of ideas and resources that can be used in your classroom on Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Cannon-Johann

Meghan Cannon-Johann

Teacher, FSUSD
Meghan Cannon-Johann has been an educator for fourteen years with experience spanning four grade levels.  She is passionately dedicated to encouraging wonder and growth-mindset in all students.  For the past 3 years she has run a successful BYOChromebook program with 2nd graders... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
E7

1:00pm

Motion Analysis Software in Math Classroom
The advent of computer technology has made powerful software and hardware tools accessible to educators. In this presentation, you will learn how to incorporate the free video analysis software Tracker to create engaging activities for a math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Pui Ho Wilson Tsang

Pui Ho Wilson Tsang

Math-STEM Teacher, Cabrillo Middle School



Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
A4

1:00pm

Play: Our Brain's Favorite Way to Learn
Learn the science behind what makes play so powerful in learning environments and how you can build a strong culture of curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Walk away with easy-to-implement, quick strategies you can try out on Monday that help classrooms become more connected, more productive, and more creative.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Almerido

Abby Almerido

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Abby is an ed-tech evangelist and proud member of the MERIT14 cohort. Although a strong advocate for adeptly using tech in the classroom, she uses any available resources to help students construct learning whether it be through LEGOs, drama or baking. She is excited and committed... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
B6

1:00pm

SEL+MakeyMakey = HappyStu
Use MakeyMakey + Scratch to create interactive deStress stations.


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Library

1:00pm

Setting students up for amazing small group work!
Stanford SCALE has created a group work unit, designed around a set of 10 group norms and 6 group roles. These lessons show students the foundation of good group work.

Speakers
avatar for Zac Hansel

Zac Hansel

6th Grade Teacher, Santa Rita Elementary School
I have been a teacher for 8 years, mostly in 6th grade and mostly science. I recently relocated back to California after 8 years in Hawaii. I have been working extensively to improve my teaching practice with courses like MERIT (at KCI), Responsive Classroom (middle school level... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
B1

1:00pm

My FIRST Message to You
Every day, people are searching for fun and innovative ways to engage students in STEAM. A member of FalconX Robotics, a robotics club at College Park High, is here to share her story for the first time to the public about FIRST—an international youth organization that operates four robotics programs. Learn how  FIRST impacts students' development in the STEAM community, the reason schools should create FIRST teams.

Speakers

Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:20pm
B2