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Saturday, April 8
 

9:55am PDT

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 PDT
Room 208

11:00am PDT

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 Dr. Michael Bloemsma

Dr. Michael Bloemsma

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, SFUSD
Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 21 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 San Francisco... 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 PDT
Room 204

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 208

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 202

12:50pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 204

12:50pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 208

12:50pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 203

1:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 204

1:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 201

1:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 203

1:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 208