Day 2 Sessions

August 12, 2020

Session 1 (8:30-10:00)

Google Open Space

Grades 2-12

Feeling like you need some individual help with Google Classroom? Join this session to work one on one or in a small group to get your Google Classroom set up and organized.

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

Support ELs and Special Needs Students in Blended Learning

Grades TK-12

Our students are no longer physically in front of us, so how do we provide scaffolds and supports at a distance? Learn strategies and tools, backed by the neuroscience of Universal Design for Learning, that allow you to embed accommodations into the learning experiences you create for all 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

Outdoor Spaces: Taking Learning Outside

Grades TK-5

Our local landscape can be an ideal space for learning - sparking curiosity, creativity, time for reflection, and integration of multiple core subjects. Even with uncertainty surrounding fall school plans, tools and resources will be presented that can immediately be used to engage your students in hands-on learning in or out of the classroom. Explore ways to integrate outdoor spaces into your instructional routine and keep students eager to learn.

Presenter: Maggie Riley, ICOE

Getting Started with Choice Boards

Grades TK-12

Choice boards are a great way to build student engagement and provide options for student learning. Come see some samples, share ideas, and start building your own today!

Presenter: Molly McCabe, RCOE
Molly McCabe works as an Administrator for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the development of literacy and language for all students and is a strong advocate of student voice and choice and developing engaging environments for students.

Using Google Slides to Create Interactive Student Templates

Grades TK-8

How can we engage students and keep them involved in learning? Learn how to use Google Slides to create activities to that allow students to explore concepts and demonstrate learning.

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.

Session 2 (10:30-12:00)

Digital Citizenship

Grades TK-5

With more learning happening at home, digital citzenship is more important than ever. This session will review the K-5 Digital Citizenship Curricula curated by ICOE.

Presenter: Lo Lyness, formerly ICOE

Working with Social/Emotional Aspects of Children and Teens During a Global Pandemic

Grades TK-12

As teachers, we are expected and want to be able to respond appropriately to our students’ social and emotional needs when they attend our classes. We are also expected and want to be able to provide further support, structure and guidance when a student is in crisis or need. But how do we meet these expectations when we ourselves are facing something with which we only have complicated and limited information and experience? In our current public health crisis we face new challenges, fears and the unknown, yet, we have the tools to respond to these challenges in healthy and productive ways. Join Tiffany Randall and Erin Boehme in a thought provoking conversation about the social/emotional needs of students and what to put in our teacher’s tool box to be ready to reconnect with students in person or online as a supportive and informed adult in their lives.

Presenter: Erin Boehme & Tiffany Randall (BES)
Erin Boehme has 22 years experience in working with children and families in human development and community building. She has built her experience through her studies in Italy with the Reggio schools, through formal child development education in the US, as a public project coordinator for the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, as a lead instructor at Santa Barbara City College Early Childhood lab school, working with public school students in nature, with more than 20 years as a classroom teacher, a director of Wild Roots Forest School and through volunteer work with Wilderness Youth Project and the CASA program of Eastern Sierra. Erin is passionate about supporting and building a healthy community through teacher support, education, the arts and nature.

Tiffany has worked with TK-12 students and teachers for over 15 years. Her expertise has focused on Trauma Informed Practices as well as the social-emotional needs of our English-learners and students from poverty.

Leverage Video for Lesson Design

Grades TK-12

Technology can never replace the power of an effective teacher, yet it can be leveraged to connect you with students, from a distance. Learn to use video tools as a tool to design effective distance learning designs, based on brain science and the social emotional needs of our 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

Outdoor Spaces: Taking Learning Outside

Grades 6-12

Our local landscape can be an ideal space for learning: sparking curiosity, creativity, time for reflection, and integration of multiple core subjects. Even with uncertainty surrounding fall school plans, resources and tools will be presented that can immediately be used to engage your students in hands-on learning in or out of the classroom. Explore ways to integrate outdoor spaces into your instructional routine and keep students eager to learn.

Presenter: Maggie Riley, ICOE

Gatting Started with Hyperdocs

Grades TK-12

Hyperdocs are a great way to build student engagement and provide options for student learning. Come see some samples, share ideas, and start building your own today!

Presenter: Molly McCabe, RCOE
Molly McCabe works as an Administrator for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the development of literacy and language for all students and is a strong advocate of student voice and choice and developing engaging environments for students.

Digital Thinking Maps Using Google Drawings

Grades TK-12

One of the lesser used Google apps has tremendous potential to help students graphically organize thoughts and ideas while collaborating with their peers. See how to maximize the use of the Google Drawing tools to create Digital Thinking Maps and more.

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.