2017 Good Teaching Conference (North) Virtual Pass

February 4:

Teacher Geek is Chic: Liberating Genius in Action


Presented by: Tammy Dunbar, M. Ed., STEM Educator & Microsoft Certified Trainer

Tammy Brecht Dunbar teaches 5th grade in Manteca Unified School District and technology 110 & 290 to Pre-Service & Intern teachers at Teachers College of San Joaquin. Dunbar is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Master Trainer & Certified Educator; a Skype Master Teacher; a CUE Rock Star Faculty member; a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Educator; an NCCE Professional Learning Specialist; a TEACH.org Ambassador and an MUSD Teacher of the Year.

A Deeper Dive into Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability: The California Way


Presented by: Marlene Fong & Patricia Rucker

During the 2016-17 school year, California will be writing and submitting the state accountability plan aligned to the ESSA requirements. This session will focus on how the state is addressing the accountability factors that are aligned to ESSA and the newly revised Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) template that districts will be using for the 2017-18 school year.

Quality Schooling Framework: An Introduction and Hands-on Experience


Presented by: Jane Liang

As California is transitioning to Every Student Success Act, implementing Local Control Funding Formula and moving to Local Control and Accountability Plan, it is critical for teachers to understand and therefore participate in institutional changes to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. The Quality Schooling Framework (QSF) is developed by California Department of Education, in collaboration with WestEd, to provide timely tools, practices and research to guide effective planning, policy, expenditure and instructional decisions at schools and districts. QSF focuses at moving schools and districts from compliance to performance. It is a reliable source for educational leaders to build capacity. The resources in the QSF are vetted by stakeholders.

This workshop provides an introduction of QSF with a hands-on experience of navigating QSF Web pages.

This is Science, What Do You Mean I have to Write? Literacy and Writing in Science (LAWS)


Presented by: Rachel Murillo & Heather Valdespino

Hear about LAWS, a supplemental writing curriculum developed for teachers, designed to engage and stimulate student inquiry, analyze scientific problems, while supporting NGSS and CCSS ELA. Participants will receive sample lessons and ideas on how they can create their own science writing programs in their schools.

Conversation-Based Approach to Learning Within Shared Reading


Presented by: Nancy Lara

Participants will use the Conversation-Based approach in a shared reading setting. They will be able to define a conversation-based approach, understand the components that build on conversations, look at different teaching models and scaffolds for the conversation-based approach, and participate in sample guided lessons.

February 5:

Using Games and Game Creation to Enhance Learning


Presented by: Kip Glazer

Providing resources and rationale in using games and game creation to enhance learning.