Day 1 Sessions

August 11, 2020

Session 1 (8:30-10:00)

Google Classroom Basics (Beginner)

Grades 2-12

This session will begin with an overview of Google Classroom. Learn how to set up your own Classroom, post assignments and utilize some of the basic features and functions. You will experience Google Classroom from the student user end in addition to creating your own Classroom.

Presenter: Ilissa Twomey, ICOE & HSMS 6th Grade Team

Google Classroom Beyond the Basics (Intermediate)

Grades 2-12

Move beyond the basics and review how to post an assignment and learn how to organize your classroom for ease of use for teachers and students. This session will review Bishop Unified Districtwide Expectations for Google Classroom. Please come to the session with a "practice" class already created.

Presenter: HSMS 6th Grade Team

Integrating Digital Resources into Google Classroom (Intermediate/Advanced)

Grades TK-12

Finding resources to use can be time consuming. Explore CalSNAP, a single-sign on search for educational content, to learn how you can quickly locate digital resources and how they can easily be integrated into Google Classroom.

Presenter: Laura James, LACOE
An educator for 32 years, Laura currently leads the Multimedia Services unit at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She has been a coordinator and mentor, designing and implementing staff development in the use of effective instructional strategies and appropriate digital tools to enhance instruction and support learning. As a classroom teacher of 17 years, she incorporated multimedia as an instructional tool and engaged students with interdisciplinary projects to increase student learning.

SeeSaw

Grades TK-12

Connections with and evidence of learning from our primary students drives our instructional decisions. But how do we engage students in verbal conversations, written work, and kinesthetic experiences from a distance? The free version of Seesaw can accomplish all of this and more, on a chromebook or mobile device.

Presenter: Kat Goyette, TCOE
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. She designs and implements professional learning sessions & speaking engagements, conducts in-class coaching, and is the co-author of The Complete EdTech Coach: An Organic Approach to Supporting Digital Learning (to be published Fall 2020). Katherine’s certifications include: Google Certified Trainer & Innovator, Newsela Certified Educator, Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. Katherine’s professional expertise and passions include pedagogically sound EdTech integration in the classroom for grades K-12, computer science education, project-based learning, interdisciplinary learning, universal design for learning, social emotional learning, and collaborative leadership. Formerly, Katherine was an administrator, coach, and classroom teacher. www.WonderExploreLearn.com

Session 2 (10:30-12:00)

Google Classroom for Elementary

Grades TK-5

Are you and your students finding it difficult to locate announcements and assignments? Are students lacking motivation to engage with the Google Classroom platform? Learn to organize and maximize Google Classroom to increase efficiency and design engaging learning experiences for your students.

Presenter: Kat Goyette, TCOE
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. She designs and implements professional learning sessions & speaking engagements, conducts in-class coaching, and is the co-author of The Complete EdTech Coach: An Organic Approach to Supporting Digital Learning (to be published Fall 2020). Katherine’s certifications include: Google Certified Trainer & Innovator, Newsela Certified Educator, Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. Katherine’s professional expertise and passions include pedagogically sound EdTech integration in the classroom for grades K-12, computer science education, project-based learning, interdisciplinary learning, universal design for learning, social emotional learning, and collaborative leadership. Formerly, Katherine was an administrator, coach, and classroom teacher. www.WonderExploreLearn.com

Google Classroom Beyond the Basics (Intermediate)

Grades 2-12

Move beyond the basics and review how to post an assignment and learn how to organize your classroom for ease of use for teachers and students. This session will review Bishop Unified Districtwide Expectations for Google Classroom. Please come to the session with a "practice" class already created.

Presenter: HSMS 6th Grade Team

The Arts: Social and Emotional Learning

Grades TK-12

Join RCOE Arts Administrator, Louisa Higgins, as she explains the competencies of social and emotional learning, as well as the four artistic processes. Participants will then do a hands-on art making lesson, as well as explore several other lesson types and strategies to prepare them to incorporate the arts and SEL into their teaching in the fall. Please join us for this informative session that is distance learning friendly and focused on elementary education and easily adaptable to all grades.

Presenter: Louisa Higgins, RCOE
Louisa Higgins is the Arts Administrator for Riverside County Office of Education. She has fourteen years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, and another fourteen years as an arts educator and administrator. She is a practicing artist, poet, and a passionate advocate for the need for arts access for everyone.

Instructional Strategies for Blended Learning in Science

Grades TK-12, Science

This session will provide K-12 educators with a research-based framework and high-leverage practices for optimizing distance learning experiences for K-12 students. Examples and resources for further learning will be shared.

Presenter: Maria Simani, CA Science Project
Dr. Maria Simani is the executive director of the California Science Project, a statewide network providing professional development in science for K–12 teachers. Dr. Simani received her PhD in experimental particle physics in the Netherlands, then conducted particle physics research at DESY in Germany, at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Since 2012, she has served on the California Department of Education’s Science Expert Committee to review and provide recommendations for the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. Dr. Simani and the California Science Project have also contributed as lead writers of the new California Science Curriculum Framework.

Annotation Tips & Tricks for Google Docs

Grades 3-12

Learn how you can go beyond the basic highlighter to create a living annotated document. Using add-ons and features, see how you can help your students redefine the process.

Presenter: Laura James, LACOE
An educator for 32 years, Laura currently leads the Multimedia Services unit at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She has been a coordinator and mentor, designing and implementing staff development in the use of effective instructional strategies and appropriate digital tools to enhance instruction and support learning. As a classroom teacher of 17 years, she incorporated multimedia as an instructional tool and engaged students with interdisciplinary projects to increase student learning.