2015 Summer Institute Virtual Pass

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

IPD Strand Keynote Speaker – Gwyneth Jones

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Gwyneth is a lively presenter who focuses on technology and social media for engaging students, and creating innovative learning environments. This presentation will go over digital tools that can be used in any classroom, providing tips and tools for those very new to technology to the more tech savvy.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Math Performance Tasks: Connections to Instructional Shifts for Mathematics

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This session will provide participants with a deep understanding of the Smarter Balanced performance task structure and how to use that structure to build tasks that are aligned to the instructional shifts in math.

Diving into Digital Discoveries or Digital Responsibilities

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This session will go over a variety of media, digital tools and resources. Whether you’re a 1:1, Bring Your Own Design (BYOD), or technology limited school – you can implement QR Codes, Kahoot, Vine, Instagram, and interactive apps in the classroom with just one iPod, iPad, laptop, or smart phone. Learn clever ways to instantly engage, create, and interact with students and the community as they dive into fun digital discoveries.

K-5 Instructional Shifts in Science

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In this session, participants will experience using technology to integrate some of the instructional shifts necessary for the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in grades K-5, examine artifacts from students experiencing those same instructional shifts, and consider how these shifts support students’ progress toward these standards.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

IPD Strand Keynote Speakers – Matthew Kohut and Seth Pendleton

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Kohut and Pendleton will cover a range of concepts and skills that are critical to exercising influence and persuasion on the Common Core Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessments. The presentation will focus on highly portable and broadly applicable skills that will serve participants well in all aspects of their professional lives.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

K-12 Instructional Shifts for ELA/ELD

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In this session, participants will experience using technology to integrate some of the instructional shifts necessary for the implementation of the new California ELA/ELD Standards in grades K-5, we will examine artifacts from students experiencing those same instructional shifts, and consider how these shifts support students’ progress toward these standards.

Facilitating Meaningful Instructional Conversations

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This session will offer guidance on the use of protocols to facilitate meaningful conversations about the complexity of teaching and learning. We will explore how we can hone our individual and collective capacity to see, to perceive and to ask probing questions of each other that expand our understanding and our repertoire for taking action. The ideas from this session are applicable to facilitating professional learning sessions, to teaching students in the classroom, and to leading staff and grade-level team meetings.

Project-Based Learning & Thematic Teaching

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This session will introduce you to Project-based Learning and Thematic Teaching. Come and learn about creating a project-based/thematic classroom and see examples of lessons and projects.