2018 Good Teaching Conference (North) Virtual Pass

February 3, 2018

Read Alouds: Build Vocabulary, Communication and Critical Thinking

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Learn how you can bring your student’s ELA skills to a higher thinking level using Read Alouds. Participants will see all the action in video clips of lessons. You will be given access to full lesson plans that will help foster your students’ critical thinking and creativity while building their vocabulary as well. Witness this powerful activity that incorporates the Common Core shifts.

Presented by:
Bailey Hernandez, Educator, Alpha Elementary School, Madera UTA
Amanda Wade, 1st Grade Teacher & Reading Specialist, Alpha Elem School, Madera UTA

Building a College-Going Mindset: Collect All 15

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“Collect All 15” is a school-wide informational and incentive program designed to increase the proportion of students successfully completing the UC/CSU a-g requirements. Representatives from Deer Valley High School will outline the steps they took to develop and implement this program as a component of their work to create a school-wide college-going mindset. The team will share the struggles and successes of implementing the program in a diverse school of 2,200 students. Session participants will leave with the information needed to begin the development of a “Collect All 15” campaign for their school site.

Presented by:
Carrie Hurtado, Educator, Antioch Education Association
Maria McClain, Educator, Antioch Education Association

Mathematical Reasoning – The Force Awakens

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This session will take participants on a journey to discover practical ways to implement and support students’ mathematical reasoning through writing. Attendees will actively engage with the presenters by participating in actual mathematical reasoning tasks both as a student and as a teacher. Conversations among participants will be encouraged to share strategies and ideas for implementation. Teachers will leave with ideas to help students truly understand the structure of purposeful mathematical writing with increased rigor and engagement while integrating several Mathematical Practices. Teachers will be given tools such as rubrics, graphic organizers and activities to help teachers and students feel confident about the expectations and outcomes for mathematical reasoning tasks through writing. Tasks will help empower students to feel confident and comfortable with mathematical reasoning in order to have equal access to Common Core State Standards and SBAC Summative Assessment.

Presented by:
Casandra Gartung, Educator, Victor Elementary Teachers Association
Tonja Parkin, On Site Instructional Coordinator, Lomitas Institute of Technology

Apps, Extensions and Add-ons, Oh My!

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This workshop, taught by Google Certified Trainers, is designed to help educators use Google apps, extensions and add-ons to help with productivity and efficiency both in and out of the classroom. Participants will be given an overview of the different capacities that apps, extensions and add-ons can have within Google Chrome and will be provided with explanations and demonstrations of some of the more popular and helpful ones, based on the presenters’ experiences. Attendees will be shown how to obtain and use apps, extensions and add-ons through hands on participation on their own devices Trainers will be available to help participants download and install relevant items during the session so they are ready to use Monday morning!

Presented by:
Casandra Gartung, Educator, Victor Elementary Teachers Association
Tonja Parkin, On Site Instructional Coordinator, Lomitas Institute of Technology

February 4, 2018

Reaching Students with Special Needs within the General Education Classroom

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Each year there are more students with disabilities in the general education classroom. This session will focus on how to address the behaviors that sometimes come with these disabilities. As special education teachers with 15+ years’ experience each, the presenters will share evidence-based interventions for helping students develop appropriate classroom behavior so more learning can take place. Whether you are a new teacher looking for strategies or a veteran teacher who is looking for a refresher, this workshop will provide insight into how to help students with disabilities be more successful in your classroom.

Presented by:
Francine Apaciable-Wahe, Special Ed Teacher, Arroyo High School, San Bernardino TA
Sarah Holm, Special Ed Teacher, San Bernardino High School, San Bernardino TA