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Saturday, April 8
 

8:00am

8:45am

Opening & Keynote
In this interactive keynote we'll explore why prioritizing positive emotions and fostering supportive and caring relationships in the classroom is paramount not only for students' well-being but for their creative confidence to blossom and for meaningful, lifelong learning to take place. You'll be introduced to concepts from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Positive Psychology, to simple improv games all in the name of creating a space where students can thrive!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bloemsma

Michael Bloemsma

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, San Francisco Unified School District
"Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 20 years of experience as a classroom | teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and | county levels. Michael works as a Program Administrator | of Technology & Innovation in the Department of Technology where he supports... Read More →
avatar for Roni Habib

Roni Habib

Founder, EQ Schools
Roni is the founder of EQSchools, an organization dedicated to providing Emotional Intelligence training to teachers, students, and parents nationally and abroad. He teaches Positive Psychology at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and is the director of the MERIT Institute at Foothill... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
Auditorium

9:55am

(CANCELLED) - Gaming as a Learning Platform: Minecraft in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 204

9:55am

(CANCELLED) - STEM in Motion
Speakers
A

Apple

K12 Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 212

9:55am

(NEW) Computational Thinking in a VR Environment
Speakers
avatar for Mark Loundy

Mark Loundy

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cupertino Union School District
Mark Loundy is a former journalist, photographer and social media pioneer. As an online community manager at GeoCities at the turn of the century, he helped build the foundations of what we now call social media. He brings all of those skills to education as an innovative instructional... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 204

9:55am

Appsmashing in the STEM classroom
Transform your lessons into interactive experiences through the use of technology. Participate as a student and learn how to use a multitude of tools to create differentiated learning products. From hyperdocs to gamification, appsmashing will revolutionize the way you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha McMillan

Samantha McMillan

Social Studies Teacher, AdVENTURE STEM
I am a educator at a small public STEM school. My passions include integrating technology, storytelling, design thinking and global education into social studies curriculum . I am a Teachers For Global Classrooms fellow, member of the SCCOE Digital Storytelling cohort, and recently... Read More →
avatar for Mariana Garcia Serrato

Mariana Garcia Serrato

STEM Teacher, Oak Grove School District
Hi STEM teachers. I am a founding teacher at the award-winning AdVENTURE STEM program. From PBL to gamification, I infuse my STEM classroom with making and inquiry, all in search of that spark of engaging rigor. I am an Edmodo Ambassador, Better Lesson Master Teacher, Legends of Learning... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 202

9:55am

Earn your Google Certification
Come learn tips and tricks to earn your Google Certification

Speakers
avatar for Joe Ayala

Joe Ayala

CUE Lead Learner


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 203

9:55am

Help your students become data literate in an era of fake news
Facts do matter! Learn to infuse your lessons with reliable data sets to increase critical thinking and the ability to support claims with evidence. In this session we’ll review data literacy fundamentals, then explore a variety of fascinating data sources and discuss how data can be used in all curriculum areas.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Cloues

Rachel Cloues

Teacher-Librarian, Roosevelt M.S., SFUSD
avatar for Esther Honda

Esther Honda

Teacher librarian, San Francisco Unified School District


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 201

9:55am

Scratch the Curriculum
Coding can be used across the curriculum to deepen students’ understanding, while introducing them to programming. In this session, try your hand at Scratch, which lets users create games, animations, and interactive stories. Let’s explore how you can use this resource to support math, science, history, reading, and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Teacher, Donald Rheem ES


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 206

9:55am

The Power of Play and Connection!
It's time to take play, connections, and joy in the classroom seriously. In this session, you're not only going to learn why these are so critical to actualizing the potential of your students, you will feel it yourself by engaging in improv games with other amazing educators. Warning - this session will be active, super fun, and you’ll learn a ton! Let’s do it!

Speakers
avatar for Roni Habib

Roni Habib

Founder, EQ Schools
Roni is the founder of EQSchools, an organization dedicated to providing Emotional Intelligence training to teachers, students, and parents nationally and abroad. He teaches Positive Psychology at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and is the director of the MERIT Institute at Foothill... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am
Room 208

11:00am

11:00am

1:1 Journey... leveraging technology across the curriculum
Join us as we share our journeys: three SFUSD Middle Schools in year 1 of going 1:1. How to leverage technology across the curriculum, what we've learned about change, coaching, storytelling... and where we'll go from here! Your input & stories welcome. Interactive session + panel with each school's coach: Mark Aquino, Thad Austin, and Patrick Ng.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bloemsma

Michael Bloemsma

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, San Francisco Unified School District
"Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 20 years of experience as a classroom | teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and | county levels. Michael works as a Program Administrator | of Technology & Innovation in the Department of Technology where he supports... Read More →
avatar for Jill Bromenschenkel

Jill Bromenschenkel

Professional Learning Engineer, Digital Promise
Jill is an innovative educator with strong experience at the classroom, principal, district, and state levels (with an emphasis on technology, leadership, and language learners). She is a national and International conference presenter, instructional coach, and change consultant... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 204

11:00am

Makey Makey Some Fun in Your Classroom!
Explore creative ways to combine STEAM and physical computing to engage your students in learning! Makey Makeys allow students to extend their computers so they are controlled by everyday objects, making it possible to create a banana piano, a tinfoil alarm, or a playdough game controller. Come join in the fun with this hands-on session!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Marsland

Bill Marsland

Computer Science Content Specialist, San Francisco Unified School District
Bill Marsland (@billmarsland) coordinates the computer science programs at 50+ elementary schools in SFUSD. He also writes elementary computer science curriculum and leads teacher professional development for the district. He is passionate about connecting computer science with other... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 203

11:00am

Mindfulness and radical self care
Want to be the best you can be in the classroom for a long long time? Time to take self care and mindfulness seriously. This will be an active session in which we learn about what mindfulness is and how to bring it to our lives and the lives of our students. And we’ll explore what radical self care looks like for us and our students!

Speakers
avatar for Roni Habib

Roni Habib

Founder, EQ Schools
Roni is the founder of EQSchools, an organization dedicated to providing Emotional Intelligence training to teachers, students, and parents nationally and abroad. He teaches Positive Psychology at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and is the director of the MERIT Institute at Foothill... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 208

11:00am

TECHing for Understanding
Learn to use technology to check for understanding in your classrooms. Explore how you can use Kahoot, Google Forms, EdPuzzle and more to support learning and to motivate your students! Come and "Tech" it out!

Speakers
avatar for Travis Whitebread

Travis Whitebread

Vice Principal, Cesar Chavez Academy
Bay Area local currently living in SF but teaching in EPA. I have been an TOSA/VP for the last two years and taught 6th ELA/SS and 4th grades before that. I am huge supporter of tech in the classroom, especially Google Apps and using it for formative assessment and to engage students... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 206

11:00am

The World of Game Based Learning
In this session, participants will gain an understanding of game mechanics that drive games and learn about various online game platforms that can be used for assessment, review and more. Participants will participate in a Kahoot and Quizziz game.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Novack

Christy Novack

Access, Equity & Innovation Specialist, Pacifica School District
Christy has been a public school educator for 16 years. Previously, she trained teachers on how to integrate and use technology tools at San Francisco State University. She also created and taught several blended learning technology elective courses for 6-8th graders. She currently... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 202

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday April 8, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Cafeteria

12:50pm

(CANCELLED) - Modern Teaching Strategies for Middle and Late Elementary Teacher
Speakers
A

Apple

K12 Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Room 212

12:50pm

Academic Language Interaction: Leveraging technology for ELLs
If language worksheets don’t work, why just digitize them? We’ll experience strategies and digital tools for academic interaction, communication, and collaboration that foster language acquisition and engagement, especially for your ELL students. This session is for all content areas. We will explore ways to leverage technology to support language learners across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Bromenschenkel

Jill Bromenschenkel

Professional Learning Engineer, Digital Promise
Jill is an innovative educator with strong experience at the classroom, principal, district, and state levels (with an emphasis on technology, leadership, and language learners). She is a national and International conference presenter, instructional coach, and change consultant... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Room 204

12:50pm

Building a More Empathetic Future in our Technology Driven Society
This session will engage our STEM educators and students to look beyond the screen to empathize, communicate, explore, and take action to build a stronger future. We will share Mouse_California’s mission to support the growing capacity of youth to apply technology, engineering, and design skills toward solutions that effect social change.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Rosas

Katherine Rosas

Program Coordinator, Mouse_CA
Implementing STEM education in diverse ways.
avatar for Diana Wong

Diana Wong

Program Manager, MOUSE_California
Diana is the program manager of Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. We’re committed to helping schools and educators empower their students to realize their full potential—and the potential of technology—to solve real... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Room 201

12:50pm

Creating, Sharing and Finding Great Teaching Resources
We all have that great lesson that never fails. Learn how to share what you know with colleagues all over the world! Find amazing curated resources including lesson plans, web sites and apps to re-ignite your teaching. Attendees will learn about Edmodo's Spotlight and Creative Commons licensing.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra McConnell

Sandra McConnell

Chief cook and bottle washer, Me
I love to find new ways to make learning engaging and meaningful for learners, myself included! I am consultant helping educators, districts and companies bring technology meaningfully into the classroom. Before becoming a public school educator, I worked in high tech for 20 years... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Room 206

12:50pm

Digital Citizenship For All Grades
This session will give you some ideas about games, activities, and lessons that will help your students (and staff) become better digital citizens. Topics addressed include: cyberbullying/harassment, privacy & protection, digital footprint, and media literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Frost

Daniel Frost

Digital Learning Partner, SFUSD


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Room 202

12:50pm

Elementary Makerspaces: Why and How (In that order)
Makerspaces ar the hot new thing in schools. But why even have one? Do you have to have a 3D printer, or even a budget? Makerspaces intersect with all subject areas and supercharge engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Loundy

Mark Loundy

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cupertino Union School District
Mark Loundy is a former journalist, photographer and social media pioneer. As an online community manager at GeoCities at the turn of the century, he helped build the foundations of what we now call social media. He brings all of those skills to education as an innovative instructional... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Room 208

12:50pm

Gamify Your Formative Assessment
When was the last time your students entered class begging for formative assessment? Come discuss how gamifying formative assessment can increase motivation/ engagement, while allowing you to make strategic instructional decisions. We will explore theory behind gamification through hands-on exploration of tech tools that make it possible!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Room 203

1:55pm

(CANCELLED) - School Leadership with Mobile Technology
Speakers
A

Apple

K12 Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Room 212

1:55pm

Digital Storytelling: Amplifying Student Voice and Choice
Digital storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative, media and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, Information, experience & insights

Speakers
avatar for Lemarr Treadwell

Lemarr Treadwell

2017-2018 MIE-Expert & Trainer, Microsoft
Microsoft Innovative Training Partner


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Room 204

1:55pm

Having Fun with Gamified Staff PD and Classroom Learning!
PD that is fun and exciting? I'll share a gamified PD program that I created to encourage everyone in my district to not only learn more about Google, but also how to integrate it while building a supportive and collaborative community. Can be applied in the classroom too!

Speakers
avatar for Christina Whitmire

Christina Whitmire

District Ed Tech ToSA, Oakley Union Elementary School District
Teaching is my passion and I continue to learn everyday! I have almost 25 years of experience teaching almost every grade level, in both traditional and charter, online school settings. Currently, I’m the Ed Tech ToSA in the Oakley Union Elementary School District. I look forward... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Room 206

1:55pm

Major League Sports & EdTech to Teach Students Critical Skills
EverFi has partnered with the NHL, the MLB, and the NFL to teach students critical skills at no cost to schools. Join this session and learn about integrating EverFi's newest courses into your class. Future Goals: Hockey Scholar STEM program (grades 4-7): A 3 hour online learning course sponsored by the NHL San Jose Sharks that covers core math and science concepts such as analysis of geometric constructions and how angles are a key component of the game of hockey, states of matter, examination of mass, velocity and kinetic energy and more. Character Playbook: Healthy Relationships (grades 7-9): is a digital course sponsored by the NFL San Francisco 49ers comprised of six lessons that cover key concepts around positive character development, social emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships. The course allows students to engage with true-to-life scenarios that include bystander intervention strategies and positive relationship examples. Summer Slugger (grades 4-5) To prevent this “summer slide,” EverFi has partnered with Major League Baseball to develop a continuous and engaging learning experience that prepares students of all backgrounds to enter the next school year on track. The 18-week program, targeted at 4th to 5th graders, unlocks activities at regular intervals and offers rewards for progress and consistency along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin O'Connor

Caitlin O'Connor

Director, K12 Programs, EverFi, Inc
EVERFI is a digital education platform that provides online resources to educators to teach their students life skills. Thanks to partners that share our mission, these programs are available at no cost to schools. Topics covered include STEM, career exploration, SEL, financial education... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Room 201

1:55pm

Student Leaders = Grant Writers (6-12 grades)

Guidelines for writing successful Student Led Grants with Donor’s Choose.
Learn easy steps to help students develop leadership & grant writing!
Students will
1. create a project,
2. work with the teacher to write the grant including requested materials
3. let potential funders know about their grant

Examine examples of successful grants; draft description of class & prepare template for your student leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Hones

Kay Hones

Librarian, SFUSD
KE Hones is a National Board Credentialed Librarian.


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Room 202

1:55pm

Tech Friendly Formative Assessment in the Age of Privacy
Formative assessment plays an important role in how we individualize instruction in our classroom, but some tools if used inappropriately, could violate student data privacy. Learn about some trustworthy ideas that can take formative assessment in your classroom to new levels.

Speakers
avatar for Merve Lapus

Merve Lapus

Sr. Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Education
Oversees Education Outreach and Professional Development for Common Sense Education, including school adoption, district implementation, parent/community engagement, and strategic education partnerships. Centered on supporting communities to create positive learning cultures around... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Room 203

1:55pm

The Science and Art of Font & Color
Color and fonts make your lessons POP. Learn what scientists and artists know about design elements and how to use them in your classroom. Includes tutorials to make your own.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

Hello. I have been teaching sixth grade for twelve years. For the first six years, I was in a self-contained class and then taught history, English, and many various iterations of a tech class. Currently, I am a founding teacher at Willie L. Brown Middle School in San Francisco and... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
Room 208

3:00pm

Closing & Raffle
Saturday April 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

3:30pm

Networking Happy Hour
Saturday April 8, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
TBA