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Tuesday, June 3
 

7:45am PDT

8:15am PDT

Keynote: All That Matters: Building Learning Culture, Learner Dispositions, and Literacy Identities

New standards ask all teachers to build student literacy proficiencies for rigorous academic work across the subject areas. To achieve this vision, classrooms must shift from teacher-led to student-centered learning, with students actively engaged to master both skills and content. In this presentation, Cynthia Greenleaf will engage participants in considering how to foster deeper literacy and subject area learning with adolescents who may be unprepared for this shift.


Speakers
CG

Cynthia Greenleaf

Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd


Tuesday June 3, 2014 8:15am - 9:15am PDT
Jordan MP Room

9:15am PDT

Break
Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:15am - 9:45am PDT
TBD

9:30am PDT

No Points, No Averages--Standards-Based Grading
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Traditional grading practices are rarely questioned, and yet they carry embedded assumptions that are somewhat incompatible with what we know about motivation, learning, and assessment. Standards-based grading offers an approach that shifts student and parent conversations away from points and more towards learning goals. Learn elements of a research-based grading and assessment system you can adapt in part or in whole to bring your grading practices into greater harmony with student needs, without sacrificing student accountability for learning.

Take Aways:
Deeper knowledge of flaws in traditional grading and strategies to mitigate them. Introductory knowledge (at minimum) of standards-based grading theory and practices. 

Participants bring:
N/A 

Speakers


Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Jordan N2

9:30am PDT

Achieving Equity with the Elements of Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
How do we best monitor student progress? What active participation strategies lead to deeper understanding for students? This workshop gives participants a chance to discover or review the foundational Elements of Instruction with the added lens of Common Core implementation.

Take Aways: 
Teacher participants will walk away with solid, effective ideas for increasing student learning with the Elements of Instruction. Administrators and ISes will walk away with an eye for what to watch for and observe in various classroom settings, so we encourage them to attend.

Participants bring:
A booklet with the elements can be given to participants, but bringing a few lessons to digest and refine -- or a laptop full of lessons -- is always a good idea. 

Speakers
avatar for Joe Young

Joe Young

Math & STEAM Coach, PAUSD
Math & STEAM Coach, Elements of Instruction trainer, servant-leader. Lifelong Learner.


Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Jordan N3

9:30am PDT

When are we going to use this stuff?: Math in the age of Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  This session will provide a hands-on example of curriculum re-designed to integrate CCSS.  Our project will focus on 3D geometry, rates, and unit conversions in multiple dimensions. Specifically, the task involves a gardening project that includes finding the dimensions of planter boxes, calculating volume in multiple units, calculating the cost of soil, converting between cubic yards and cubic feet, and much more. This lesson is part of a 4 week 3D geometry unit. 

Take-Aways:  We will demonstrate a way to develop a cluster of common core lessons with an existing framework or unit of study. Participants can expect to leave with an example of a lesson that weaves a few common core standards together in a meaningful way. 

Please Bring:  Scientific Calculators, pencil, paper 


Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Jordan N4

9:30am PDT

Physical Education and the Common Core (Part 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you incorporate Common Core State Standards into your physical education curriculum?  If not, find out how.  If so, learn new ideas and enjoy meaningful collaboration time with your physical education colleagues.  Come away energized with new ideas and lessons to start off the new school year.  Also sign up for part 2 offered Wednesday, June 4 at 9 am.

Home-baked goodies for all participants and a prize for the department with the most attendees! 

Take-Aways:  Teachers will come away with ideas that I present and strategies that they develop together.


Please Bring:  A laptop.
Any Common Core related lessons or strategies that you use or would like to use in the future
The Physical Education State Standards


Speakers
SM

Sheri Mulroe

Physical Educator, Palo Alto High School
I in my 22nd year of teaching physical education. I am passionate about learning, teaching, and fitness. I am a mom of a twelve year old boy who swims and runs cross country and track. I love hiking with him and spending time with he and my husband, his dad. I enjoy swimming... Read More →


Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Jordan N5

9:30am PDT

Fantastic Library Resources and the CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Did you know that your PAUSD teacher librarians have fantastic resources ready at their fingertips to help you with your CCSS teaching? Come to this session to learn about easy-to use online resources that you can insert immediately into your lessons and units.  If you have time, create a LibGuide with Kristen's assistance so you have those resources handy for use in the Fall.

Take-Aways:  Teacher-created LibGuides if time allows. 

Please Bring:  Your district laptop. 

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee

Teacher Librarian, Fletcher Middle School
Kristen Lee has a BA in history from UCLA, her MA and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from UC Berkeley, and a Teacher Librarian Credential from Fresno Pacific. Kristen started teaching at Escondido Elementary in the Palo Alto Unified School District in 1989, teaching 1st-4th... Read More →


Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Jordan N6

9:30am PDT

iPads (or Smartphones), QR codes and the Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Using QR codes on the iPad or their smartphones, your students can quickly access any media, presentations, or text files. See examples of how this can be used in the classroom to differentiate instruction, practices, or reviews, or to make e-portfolios.

Then learn how to store your files in the Cloud and generate QR codes, and prepare meaningful and engaging differentiated activities for your classroom.

Take-Aways:  Teachers will take an activity they create with QR codes and Cloud stored materials. They will be comfortable enough starting designing activities with QR codes for their students next year. Teachers will also get the link to my presentation via my website.

Please Bring:  
Teachers need to bring a laptop and a smartphone or tablet with a QR code reader.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dumontier

Anne Dumontier

French Teacher - Tech Trainer, Gunn High School, PAUSD
As a teacher of French, I am passionate about the French culture and language, but as I am a former computer science engineer, I am also passionate about technology! I became a teacher 7 years ago and I am happy to leverage my skills in technology to help teachers use various web... Read More →


Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Jordan N7

9:30am PDT

Student Reflection and Assessment Progress
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
The topic for this presentation gives teachers a method for encouraging reflection among students and assists teachers in creating a community in which (1) learning is recognized as incremental and (2) assessments are largely an opportunity for students to communicate the depth of their knowledge to their teachers. The ideas are congruent to English Language Arts Standards for Writing in grades 11 and 12.

Take Aways:
Outline for the methods of reflection to be used in each teacher's classroom
Plan for feedback
Method for creating a Best Practices document
 
Participants bring:
N/A

Speakers
avatar for Suz Antink

Suz Antink

PAUSD Secondary TOSA
MathCSHS Textbook Adoption


Tuesday June 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am PDT
Jordan G5

11:00am PDT

Break
Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
TBD

11:15am PDT

Historical Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  This session will focus on different ways to teach, instruct, and assess writing and reading in history. Specific strategies that will be addressed are document analysis, paraphrasing, and small group instruction. This session will also give some ideas on how to assess reading and writing in the history classroom.  We will learn strategies of paraphrasing and close reading that are outlined in Christopher Lehman's book Energize Research: Reading and Writing

Take-Aways:  Strategies for teaching to small groups tools for teaching paraphrasing and close reading.

Please Bring:  Laptop 

Speakers

Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan N3

11:15am PDT

CANCELLED: Lesson Plan CPR: Putting New Life into Old Lessons (Part 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Participants will learn a process for invigorating lessons that may need an injection of Common Core, may need to be invigorated for increased student engagement, or may just need a breath of fresh air. Participants will be presented with ways for rethinking past lessons in a new way. Participants will get hands-on practice in redesigning their own lesson plans for the 21st century student.  Note:  This is a two-part session, please sign up for both part 1 and part 2 (6/3, 1:15-2:15)

Take-Aways:  
  • bank of resources for future lesson planning
  • graphic organizers, tools and checklists for processing new lessons
  • list of recommended references 
  • re-designed lesson(s) that can be used in the classroom 
Please Bring:  
  • at least 2 of your own lesson plans that you would like to revise (at least a hard copy, and soft copy, if available)
  • a laptop or iPad necessary for accessing and processing lessons
    resources and tools, if possible, that accompany or relate to lesson plans 

Speakers
avatar for Ann Lorey

Ann Lorey

ToSA/Coach/AP Physics, J.L.S. & Gunn


Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan N4

11:15am PDT

Authentic Reading Materials, Online Discussion Groups and Curating Sites: A Marriage Fit for Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  This session will allow participants to see the power of using curating sites like Pinterest and Scoop-It to organize authentic reading materials and other media for our students. It also links their use with Schoology to create a discussion group where the students can tell what they know and comment on each other's work. This workshop is targeted for instruction in any subject and is not specific to Foreign Language. Participants will have time to apply what they learn and get started on a project of their own.

Take-Aways:  Brainstorm and outline a CCSS-aligned lesson they can use in their own classrooms 

Please Bring:  Laptop or other linked device 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Matchett

Elizabeth Matchett

WL Instuctional Supervisor and Spanish teacher, Gunn HS
100% use of the target language, assessment, equity, heritage speakers, EVERY student can learn a language, 6 Core Practices for LL, incorporating the garden in LL, Stanford World Language Project, CIEE Global Navigators


Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan G4

11:15am PDT

Physical Education and the Common Core (Part 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you incorporate Common Core State Standards into your physical education curriculum?  If not, find out how.  If so, learn new ideas and enjoy meaningful collaboration time with your physical education colleagues.  Come away energized with new ideas and lessons to start off the new school year.  (Also sign-up for part 1, offered Tuesday, June 3 at 9:30)

Home-baked goodies for all participants and a prize for the department with the most attendees!  

Take-Aways:  Teachers will come away with ideas that I present and strategies that they develop together.


Please Bring:  A laptop.
Any Common Core related lessons or strategies that you use or would like to use in the future
The Physical Education State Standards 


Speakers
SM

Sheri Mulroe

Physical Educator, Palo Alto High School
I in my 22nd year of teaching physical education. I am passionate about learning, teaching, and fitness. I am a mom of a twelve year old boy who swims and runs cross country and track. I love hiking with him and spending time with he and my husband, his dad. I enjoy swimming... Read More →


Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan N5

11:15am PDT

Tests and Quizzes with Schoology
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Learn how to create quizzes and tests in Schoology and have them scored for
you! You’ll learn the pros and cons of online tests with Schoology, what works well, and the settings available. Bring an example of a quiz you do in your class and create it in Schoology.

Take-Aways:  Teachers will take away a sample test or quiz they create. They will be comfortable enough to start using tests and quizzes on Schoology with their students next year. Teachesr will also get the link to my presentation via my website. 

Please Bring:  Teachers should bring their computer and examples of tests or quizzes that they use in their classroom (in soft or paper form). 

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dumontier

Anne Dumontier

French Teacher - Tech Trainer, Gunn High School, PAUSD
As a teacher of French, I am passionate about the French culture and language, but as I am a former computer science engineer, I am also passionate about technology! I became a teacher 7 years ago and I am happy to leverage my skills in technology to help teachers use various web... Read More →


Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan N7

11:15am PDT

The Education Revolution is on Twitter--Are You?
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Are you wondering what all the fuss is about? Teachers who are active Twitter users are finding powerful ways to communicate at many levels and for a variety of professional purposes.  In this hands-on session, we'll start by setting up a Twitter account or revving-up that dormant account you haven't used very much. Then, we'll explore ways that teachers use Twitter to communicate with students and families, to build a virtual professional learning community, and learn Twitter etiquette and user tips. We'll also review Twitter chats, and introduce some applications that make Twitter more practical and powerful.

Take-Aways:  Comfort level with Twitter to begin using it effectively for a variety of professional purposes. 

Please Bring:  Laptop or tablet suggested (smart phone okay) 

Speakers


Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan N2

11:15am PDT

Ed-Puzzle--Make Every Video on the Web Perfect Content for Your Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Come learn about Ed-Puzzle - the powerful yet really simple tool that allows you to edit, add questions, and add voice-overs to video on the web so that you can fit the video perfectly to your instruction. Also, learn about all the amazing formative assessment data that you can collect from students in order to inform your pedagogical approach.

Take-Aways:  How to use this tool in order to get students more engaged in the material and how to use the data collected from students to inform their pedagogy. 

Please Bring:  Your laptop. Click on the resource button above to see Ed-Puzzle

Speakers

Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan G5

12:15pm PDT

Lunch
Tuesday June 3, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
TBD

1:15pm PDT

Designing and Scoring a School-wide Writing Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Do you and your department colleagues need help standardizing your teaching practices? Are you trying to align more with the Common Core writing standards, but you aren't sure how to do so?
Are you in the process of developing a department-wide or school-wide assessment at your school site? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you. 

This year, the English Department administered and scored our first-ever common writing assessment at JLS Middle School. In order to prepare our students and ourselves for the Common Core, we purposely modeled our prompts and rubric after the Smarter Balanced performance tasks. We will share our process and findings with you, so that you can implement a similar school-wide or department-wide assessment at your own school site.

Take-Aways:  Teachers will be able to view our JLS writing prompts, but they will NOT be able to remove them from the room.  They will take away the knowledge of how to lead a calibration session for their own departments, and they will have an understanding of the steps we took to develop this assessment. They will also have human resources (us!) to contact if they need help. 

Please Bring:  A laptop and an idea for what kind of department-wide or school-wide assessment you may want to create in the future. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Lohse

Kim Lohse

English Teacher
I teach English and Creative Writing at JLS. I also am a Connections teacher. I have been teaching since 1995.


Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Jordan N3

1:15pm PDT

Making Meaning Behind the Numbers: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Interpreting Data Through Written Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  This session will show teachers the power of collaboration through a multidisciplinary approach. The session will be to share a sixth grade statistics lesson where students had to collect and analyze numerical data. Students graphed their results which yielded predictable and unpredictable data. To understand the meaning behind the numerical data, the English teacher had students collect additional written data through a survey in a focus group. Students graphed their results of their survey and wrote a new analysis explaining why the original data was difficult to predict. The session will have teachers go through the lesson and share strategies about creating a multidisciplinary lesson using Common Core State Standards.

Take-Aways:  Participants will get a copy of the math lesson and handouts.

Please Bring:  Laptop


Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Jordan N2

1:15pm PDT

Subtext, Schoology, and CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Learn how to use Subtext and Schoology to provide a variety of non-fictional materials (articles and videos) connected to the lesson content. Help students recognize and connect the themes that are present in the stories of all the informational sources. Students strengthen their compare-contrast skills through oral discussion and essay-writing.

I will use the end-unit for the sixth grade core literature novel, Julie of the Wolves, to illustrate the common core strategies to integrate non-fiction materials with Subtext and Schoology, including articles, videos, and personal narratives.  I will also share how we integrated classroom discussions about character traits and life events to support development of the final essay.

Take-Aways:  
  • How to save Ads-free articles on Subtext, 
  • How to post discussion questions for students to respond to the articles
  • How to use the multi-media informational sources to effectively compare and contrast through oral discussions and through essay-writing 
Please Bring:  
An iPad with Subtext downloaded and download Helper Add-on from Firefox or other browser-- to download ads-free videos OR a laptop

Speakers
avatar for Suganthi Subramanian

Suganthi Subramanian

Sixth Grade Teacher, Language Arts and Social Studies, Fletcher Middle, Palo Alto Unified School District
I love to learn. I enjoy teaching, and as a matter of fact, I learn a lot from my students. Their energy, spirit and enthusiasm inspires me to do better, and more, each day.I love traveling to new places, learning about the history and traditions of various cultures.I love visiting... Read More →


Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Jordan N5

1:15pm PDT

CANCELLED: Lesson Plan CPR: Putting New Life into Old Lessons (Part 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Participants will learn a process for invigorating lessons that may need an injection of Common Core, may need to be invigorated for increased student engagement, or may just need a breath of fresh air. Participants will be presented with ways for rethinking past lessons in a new way. Participants will get hands-on practice in redesigning their own lesson plans for the 21st century student.  Note:  This is a two-part session, please sign up for both part 1 (June 3, 11:15-12:15) and part 2 (this session).

Take-Aways:  
  • bank of resources for future lesson planning
  • graphic organizers, tools and checklists for processing new lessons
  • list of recommended references 
  • their own re-designed lesson(s) that can be used in the classroom 
Please Bring:  
  • at least 2 of your own lesson plans that they would like to revise (at least a hard copy, and soft copy, if available)
  • a laptop or iPad necessary for accessing and processing their lessons
    resources and tools, if possible, that accompany or relate to their lesson plans 

Speakers
avatar for Ann Lorey

Ann Lorey

ToSA/Coach/AP Physics, J.L.S. & Gunn


Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Jordan N4

1:15pm PDT

Using Online Resources to Achieve Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  With 150 to 160 students to teach, the secondary teacher has a great challenge to actually achieve differentiation in the classroom. If we were candid about it, differentiation goes by the wayside first in most heterogeneous classrooms due to in-class management challenges. However, differentiation in an online environment is more manageable because the student can access the instructional material at his/her own pace and timing. With learning management systems such as Schoology, students can be tracked with analytic data that can provide formative assessments. The teacher can develop her/his own differentiated materials or rely on an increasing number of websites that have developed such materials.

Take-Aways:  A handout will be given to participants citing sources and urls along with an outline of the presentation.

Please Bring:  Any device that can get access to the internet (laptop, tablet, mobile device) 

Speakers
avatar for shelley hebert

shelley hebert

teacher, gunn high school
Nuthin' special


Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Jordan N6

1:15pm PDT

Gradebook and Rubrics in Schoology
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Learn what the Schoology gradebook has to offer. Explore creating rubrics to grade your performance assessments. Bring rubrics you use to grade essays, projects, videos, audios, discussions, etc., and see how Schoology gradebook can make your grading much easier, and more accurate and fair.

Take-Aways:  Teachers will take away a sample rubric they create in Schoology. They will be comfortable enough to start using rubrics on Schoology gradebook with their students next year. Teachers will also get the link to my presentation via my website.

Please Bring:  
Teachers should bring examples of rubrics that they use to grade assessments in their classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dumontier

Anne Dumontier

French Teacher - Tech Trainer, Gunn High School, PAUSD
As a teacher of French, I am passionate about the French culture and language, but as I am a former computer science engineer, I am also passionate about technology! I became a teacher 7 years ago and I am happy to leverage my skills in technology to help teachers use various web... Read More →


Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Jordan N7

2:15pm PDT

Break
Tuesday June 3, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
TBD

2:30pm PDT

Collaboration, Innovation, Inspiration
We'll reconvene in the MP room where you'll find a variety of options available. Want to follow up on a topic from earlier in the day? Meet with presenters or fellow attendees to dig deeper! Are you looking for tech tools to make teaching and learning easier or more effective? Join the app-exchange group! Looking for an inspirational edu-spark? Pull up a chair to watch and discuss TED-talks! 

There are suggested videos below, but they need not be watched in any particular order. After each one, participants are encouraged to share one thought about the implications of the video for understanding students, learning, teaching or schools.

Playlist suggestions:

  1. Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out – TEDxTeen • 7:30 • Posted May 2012
  2. Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning  – TED Talks Education • 6:29 • Posted May 2013
  3. Rita F. Pierson: Every kid needs a champion  – TED Talks Education • 7:48 • Posted May 2013
  4. Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance  – TED2013 • 18:33 • Posted September 2013
  5. Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah: Award-winning teenage science in action  – TEDxWomen 2011 • 16:16 • Posted January 2012 
  6. Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic  – TED@NYC • 6:54 • Posted April 2014


Tuesday June 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Jordan MP Room
 
Wednesday, June 4
 

8:30am PDT

Registration and Coffee
Wednesday June 4, 2014 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
Jordan MP Room

9:00am PDT

Introduction to Co-teaching and Differentiation in the General Education Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

More information coming soon!

Speakers

Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan N2

9:00am PDT

Common Core and Professional Collaboration: Tools, Technology and Mindsets
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Edmodo, Schoology, Flipped Classroom, Wikis and Apps – we are witnessing a revolution in the realm of availability and potential of technology use in our classroom discourse and within the adult learning paradigm. Common Core, more than ever before in education, necessitates the creation of a collaborative learning environment with its focus on college and career readiness. How do we prepare ourselves for facilitating such learning? How do we find ways to bring about effective 21st century change within a 20th century mindset and how does technology fit into the equation? How do we collaborate with each other in real-time when we don’t want to be pulled away from the classroom to learn tools that we can use in the classroom?

Take-Aways:  This interactive workshop will explore these issues in depth within a ‘what works’ framework of promising practices to address these challenges. Participants will be introduced to and experiment with a variety of tools meant to make collaborating easier and accessible at all times. We will also engage in a conversation rich with strategies to lead/ implement/experiment with at your school site and across school sites.

Please Bring:  Please bring your laptops and readiness to explore the world of Web 2.0 with your peers. 


Speakers
avatar for Bhavna Narula

Bhavna Narula

Assistant Principal, Terman Middle School, Palo Alto Unified School District


Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan N4

9:00am PDT

Creating a Schoology-Based CCSS Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  We will share how we created a Schoology-based CCSS assessment modeled after the Smarter Balanced online examples. You will see how we incorporated various multi-media Social Studies sources (video, websites, articles) into the assessment. You will also see the steps we took to create it on Schoology, how we modified it for struggling students, and you will be able to create one yourself if you wish! 

Take-Aways:  Copies of our entire unit plan and mock-up of your own assessment in Schoology.

Please Bring:  Any content materials that they might use to create their own Schoology assessment, and a laptop to create it.  



Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan N3

9:00am PDT

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills for Literary Analysis in an English Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Three student essays (high, medium and low) will be presented that focus on how the scaffolding tools of Essential Questions and sentence starters help students to construct argument.  

1) Inquiry-driven strategies that shift the focus to content.
2) Strategies for written discourse to help develop comprehension of academic discourse in literary analysis.

Take-Aways:  Several handouts to aid studnets in the construction of argument. 

Please Bring:  Paper and pen. 

Speakers

Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan N5

9:00am PDT

Visual Literacy Skills: Doodle Diagrams
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Based on a CBS Special Report learn how doodling is an important skill for learners to engage with and connect information/ideas.  Supported by studies in multiple intelligences by Howard Gardener, learn how to use doodling as a learning and evaluation skill for yourself and for your students. You will practice the skill with small groups in a variety of disciplines and learn how to use doodle diagrams as a method for evaluating student engagement and understanding of material. Try out this great method to make note-taking and rote learning fun, memorable, and flexible.

Take-Aways:  
Knowledge of visual literacy strategy to support comprehension and memory skill-building,
note-taking tool for building visual literacy, evaluation strategy for student comprehension of subject material.

Please Bring:   
Any piece of writing that you would like your students to read and understand, or take notes on to evidence understanding. Sample writing will be provided also.
Markers will be provided.

Speakers
MW

Margo Wixsom

Visual Learning Strategies PRESENTATION ACTIVITY: Watch 5 minute Doodling video by Sunni Brown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fx0QcHyrFk Review student samples of high-standard-low Doodle Diagrams With a small group read a sample text (select subject area: English, Social Studies... Read More →


Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan N6

9:00am PDT

Use TED Talks and the NY Times to Engage Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Participants will use two popular online resources - TED Talks and the NY Times Online - to create engaging lessons that support Common Core State Standards in core subject areas.  Teachers will create their own TED-ED lesson and have time to explore NY Times Online and create a lesson using an article/feature from this site.  

Teachers should have laptops available and think of a subject/area of study they wish to enliven with a multimedia and/or current event feature.  

Take-Away:  Teachers will have knowledge of two dynamic resources they can use to create simple lessons that will engage students. They will leave with at least two lessons and/or lesson ideas using TED and NY Times Online.  

Please Bring:  Teachers should have laptops available and think of a subject/area of study they wish to enliven with a multimedia and/or current event feature.  Click on the resource button above for the TED learning blog.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Kellerman

Rachel Kellerman

Teacher Librarian, Palo Alto High Schoo
I love working at Paly where I job-share with teacher librarian Sima Thomas. I get paid to do two of my favorite things: read and give advice. How cool is that? Check out our websites http://www.paly.net/academics/library and http://libguides.pausd.org/mlatoolkit


Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan G4

9:00am PDT

eBooks with Book Creator on the iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Learn what an ebook is and how you and your students can create one. See how easy it is to have your students quickly create ebooks with text, drawings, music, audio narration, and videos using the app Book Creator.
Learn how to share the finished ebooks with iBooks and submit it in Schoology.
Teachers will need to bring an iPad with the free Book Creator app installed.

Take Aways:
Teachers will take away a sample ebook they create with Book Creator. They will be comfortable enough to start designing projects with Book Creator for their students next year. Teacher will also get the link to my presentation via my website. 

Participants bring:
Teacher should bring an iPad with the free app Book Creator.  

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dumontier

Anne Dumontier

French Teacher - Tech Trainer, Gunn High School, PAUSD
As a teacher of French, I am passionate about the French culture and language, but as I am a former computer science engineer, I am also passionate about technology! I became a teacher 7 years ago and I am happy to leverage my skills in technology to help teachers use various web... Read More →


Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan N7

9:00am PDT

Reading in the World Language Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  This session will look at how to use embedded reading to provide greater access to authentic texts. We'll also share strategies for how we use reading in the world language classroom and discuss the kinds of beginner novels that are out there and how to use them effectively.  

Take-Aways:  A google doc of resources that all participants can add to with their own resources.  Some research from Stephen Krashen about how reading is the way to increase vocabulary rather than direct vocabulary instruction. 

Please Bring:  Examples of readings they use that we could change to make more accessible to students. 

Speakers
avatar for Jacqui Kandell

Jacqui Kandell

French Teacher, JLS Middle School



Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Jordan G5

10:00am PDT

Break
Wednesday June 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
TBD

10:15am PDT

EdCamp Kick-Off
Wednesday June 4, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Jordan MP Room

10:15am PDT

Co-Teaching and Differentiated Instruction with Rich Villa
Attend this special two-hour session with Rich Villa to explore the power of differentiated instruction in a co-teaching situation.

Speakers

Wednesday June 4, 2014 10:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Jordan N2

11:15am PDT

EdCamp Session A
Wednesday June 4, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
TBD

12:15pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday June 4, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
TBD

12:15pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday June 4, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
TBD

1:15pm PDT

Open Session with Rich Villa
Join Rich Villa for an informai Q&A and discussion session focused on co-teaching, inclusion and differentiation.

Speakers

Wednesday June 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Jordan N2

1:15pm PDT

EdCamp Session B
Wednesday June 4, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
TBD

2:30pm PDT

EduSlam and Closing Session
Wednesday June 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Jordan MP Room