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STEM & EdTech Integration [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23
 

9:25am PST

#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


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

9:25am PST

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

District STEM TOSA, Sunnyvale School District
STEM TOSA for Sunnyvale School District. 10+ years as an upper elementary teacher. Passionate about inquiry, math, and sketchnoting!



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

9:25am PST

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 PST
E6

9:25am PST

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

Teacher, Union Middle School
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 PST
D4

10:50am PST

#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


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

10:50am PST

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

District STEM TOSA, Sunnyvale School District
STEM TOSA for Sunnyvale School District. 10+ years as an upper elementary teacher. Passionate about inquiry, math, and sketchnoting!



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

10:50am PST

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 USD
Classroom teaching and learning are two of my loves.  I feel fortunate to live in San Jose, CA, an area that allows me to fully explore both passions.  I teach Fourth Grade at Central Park Elementary in Santa Clara.  Recent exciting areas that have piqued my curiosity/blown my... Read More →


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

10:50am PST

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 PST
C3

10:50am PST

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 PST
B1

1:00pm PST

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 PST
C3

1:00pm PST

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 PST
E7

1:00pm PST

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 Almerido is currently an educational technology evangelist for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She is a proud member of the MERIT, Google Innovator, and Our Voices Academy families. Although a strong advocate for adeptly using tech in the classroom, she uses any available... Read More →


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

1:00pm PST

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 PST
B1