Defying Gravity January 25, 2015

Tri Valley Learning Corporation Convocation 2016

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Inspiration. Imagination. Innovation. It’s all inside Convocation 2016!

"Defying Gravity" brings together hundreds of your peers for a day of connecting, fun, idea sharing, professional learning and motivation.

Why do we do what we do every day? What do we believe?

We need the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and competencies to be collaborators, communicators and problem solvers that can take risks, learn from failures and succeed in an ever changing world. We are TVLC.

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Agenda:

Cornerstone Event Center: 348 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore

8:30AM: Light Pastries, Coffee, Photo Booth Networking

9:00AM: Convocation Kickoff

9:05AM: TVLC Board President, Tim Hall

9:15AM: Keynote Speaker, Caitlin Tucker

10:30AM: Convocation Picture & Raffle


Livermore Valley Charter School: 3148 Constitution Drive, Livermore

11:00-11:45AM: Professional Learning Session 1

12:00-12:45PM: TVLC Sponsored Lunch

1:00- 1:45PM: Professional Learning Session 2

2:00- 2:45PM: Professional Learning Session 3



Bar Tatame, 962 North Canyons, Livermore

3:15PM: No Host Happy Hour; Continue professional discussions and networking with colleagues in an informal venue.

Lunch will be provided by TVLC at 12:10PM in the Dining Hall

Fuddruckers will be bringing french fries, hamburgers, chicken burgers and veggie burgers!

DRAFT PROGRAM FOR CONVOCATION PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SESSIONS

*Bring technology to all sessions.

*Link to register for sessions: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/npwax


*SESSION ONE: 11:00AM -11:45AM


MANIC MATH MANIPULATIVES 4 - 5: So….You’ve been given these math manipulatives, now what? Come see how to embed your new tools into a daily lesson. Your session will be directly related to your grade level and standards. You will participate in a hands-on lesson and walk away with an activity that you can use for a current or upcoming unit. Is there a manipulative you aren’t sure how to use, or would like to learn how to use in a different way? Let us know; we will help find activities tied to your standards using these new tools.

Presenter: Jennifer Pennybacker, Emily Wafler, Kristin Waltner

Room: 13-201


MATHTASTIC MATH FOR K - 1 EDUCATORS: Come enjoy a special session for K - 1 teachers to learn about how to create powerful mathematical experiences for your K-1 students.

Presenters: Trish Antilla and Irma De leom

Room: 5 - 101


TWITTER FOR EDUCATORS: Twitter is much more than just Kardashian BS and athletes behaving badly. Harness the power of Twitter as a tool to build your PLN (personal learning network) to connect, share, and network with educators around the globe. If you are not on twitter – you do not want to miss this opportunity. (This session will focus primarily on connecting with other math educators on Twitter, but will touch on other subject areas as well.)

Presenter: John Mahlstedt

Room: 16-101


ENHANCE YOUR CLASS WITH ANIMOTO: Looking to enhance students' Web 2.0 competencies and build 21st-century skills? The Animoto tool allows anyone to create professional-looking projects using audio, photographs and video. Participants will learn:

How to create a free Animoto account for educators.

How to set up Animoto student accounts.

How to create an Animoto presentation.

7 uses of Animoto in the classroom

Group Activities to get started with Animoto.

Presenter: Joseph Moreno

Room: 15-104


MONART: Join us for a hands on training focused on the philosophy of Mona Brook's Drawing with Children Program, (Monart). The workshop will demonstrate a lesson and give a variety of ideas and samples for future lessons that teachers can do with their students. Through lesson development, calming techniques, practice of shapes, following directions, the students will create masterpieces they are proud of. The workshop will also provide ideas helpful tips on how to use social media and grant campaigns to purchase materials.

Presenter: Muriel Burns

Room:7 -102


SOCIAL THINKING 101: This is a presentation of Michelle Garcia Winner's "Social Thinking" program. The focus will be on implementation of "Social Thinking" vocabulary and concepts in the classroom/school setting. *Mandatory for LVCS Para Educators.

Presenter: Marianne Seli & Marci McCourtie

Room: 15-103


*SESSION 2: 1:00PM – 1:45PM


MANIC MATH MANIPULATIVES GRADES 2 - 3: So….You’ve been given these math manipulatives, now what? Come see how to embed your new tools into a daily lesson. Your session will be directly related to your grade level and standards. You will participate in a hands-on lesson and walk away with an activity that you can use for a current or upcoming unit. Is there a manipulative you aren’t sure how to use, or would like to learn how to use in a different way? Let us know; we will help find activities tied to your standards using these new tools.

Presenter: Jennifer Pennybacker, Emily Wafler, Kristin Waltner

Room: 13-201


DIGITAL FEEDBACK & ASSESSMENTS: This workshop will feature digital apps and resources that can help teachers (both veteran and new) in managing and assessing digital student work. The workshop will provide examples that demonstrate how such apps and resources can be used all subject disciplines. The workshop will be interactive so please bring a laptop or tablet.

Presenter: Dorothy Morallos and Elizabeth Raskin

Room: 15-102


ELD BOOTCAMP: The ELD Training Team will share K-12 teaching strategies that will add depth and engagement to your ELA lessons. In this workshop teachers will learn new strategies designed to support students in achieving the Common Core ELA Standards. The workshop will use short video clips and hands on activities to demonstrate techniques that are so easy, teachers can use them in their classes the next day.

Tentative List of Titles:

1. Collaboration: Peer Editing with Google Docs

2. Embedded Language Lessons: Short Story/ Dictogloss

3. Project Assessments: Theater Boxes

4. Writing Prompts: Note Card Organizers

5. Academic Conversations: Sentence Stems

Presenter: Erin Morris, Misty Wilkins, Jenna Graham, Sara Carver

Room: 13-104


MAGIC OF QR CODES IN THE CLASSROOM: Watch your students engage in their own learning and become highly motivated. Come learn what QR codes are, how to use them to captivate anyone involved in your classroom, and how to make your own for immediate use.

Brainstorm new ways to use QR codes with collaborative efforts from your colleagues--the possibilities are only limited to your imagination. You won't believe how easy it is!

Presenter: Tracy Persson

Room: 7 - 204


THINKING MATHEMATICALLY WITH THE REKENREK: Come find out how the rekenrek can help develop number sense, how it can be used during math talks and how it supports CCSS for K-1.

Presenter: Audrey Zika

Room: 5-103


TIER 1 CLASSROOM INTERVENTIONS: The focus of this workshop is to discuss speech/language RtI Tier 1 classroom interventions and accommodations by reviewing:

-developmental speech/language milestones

-relationship between communication and learning

-instructional strategies (scaffolding)

-classroom accommodations/modifications

Teachers will be provided with samples of specific Tier 1 classroom activities. They will also be presented with scenarios and will be asked to provide examples of types of accommodations/modifications/strategies they would use to support their students.

Presenter: Marci McCourtie

Room: 15-103


ED TECH TOOLS TO SCAFFOLD INSTRUCTION FOR ALL LEARNERS: Join us for an interactive session designed to share exciting tech tools to scaffold instruction. Bring your laptop! We will be letting you explore along with us!

Presenter: Sheri Mavrakis, Megan Foster, Jessica Weston

Room: 7-201


*SESSION 3: 2:00-2:45PM


CLASS DOJO & GO NOODLE: We will be introducing the basics of ClassDOJO and how it can be used in both primary and upper elementary classrooms. We will be showing the benefits of Class DOJO and how it benefits students, teachers, and parents through positive communication. In addition, we will be presenting info. On GoNoodle and how it's a helpful tool to provide brain breaks and positive, fun class incentives.

Presenter: Alaina Rowen & Jenna Graham

Room: 9 -103


QUIZZIZZ & PERISCOPE: Open new doors and take your students out of the classroom and out into the world to explore. Periscope is an easy and extremely valuable resource for your toolkit as 21st century educators. The session will focus on how to maximize teaching time using online formative assessments with Quizzizz and help teachers get started using Periscope.

Presenter: Mirna Padilla

Room: 2-101


FINDING VOICE: USING WORKSHOP STRATEGIES TO DRIVE STUDENT CENTERED WRITING: This workshop will include an overview of the "workshop" model for teaching writing and introduce strategies for teaching writing in a student-centered classroom. During a general lesson outline, participants will explore the "Units of Study for Teaching Writing" to understand the process of workshop style teaching and gain some experience with planning mini-lessons. After a basic discussion of workshop teaching, participants will hear specific strategies to implement during writer's workshop sessions, including conferencing techniques, mid workshop teaching points, and effectively using anchor charts.

Presenter: Mary Lindsley

Room: 7-101


PROJECT GLAD:

This session will focus on how to use GLAD strategies to promote academic language and cross cultural skills regardless of the student’s language background and ALL subject areas. GLAD is an existing instructional model that aims to help teachers by providing differentiated strategies to integrate instruction.

Presenter: Anna Johnson, Cayla Roumasset, Dayana Albornoz, Juliana Tang

Room: 2-202


SURVIVING A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Do your students have the math skills to survive an apocalypse? Do YOU? Come find out in this interactive session where you'll learn how to create an immersive experience for students that will force them to use their math skills and problem solving to survive an apocalypse. The mathematical practices will be front and center as participants must band together and figure out how to survive when the world falls apart. You'll enjoy this experience as much as your students will! *LVCS MS teachers are required to attend.

Presenter: John Mahlstedt

Room: 16-101


DRAGON ZONE & SHINING STARS STAFF: We have a special guest joining us for an afternoon session designed specifically for school age care teachers and staff.

Presenter: TBA

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MANIC MATH MANIPULATIVES K - 1: So….You’ve been given these math manipulatives, now what? Come see how to embed your new tools into a daily lesson. Your session will be directly related to your grade level and standards. You will participate in a hands-on lesson and walk away with an activity that you can use for a current or upcoming unit. Is there a manipulative you aren’t sure how to use, or would like to learn how to use in a different way? Let us know; we will help find activities tied to your standards using these new tools.

Presenter: Jennifer Pennybacker, Emily Wafler, Kristin Waltner

Room: 13-201

Map of Campus

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Attendees will hear from innovators in education who will provide new tools, techniques and overall direction for education. We aim to push outside the norms of traditional education to ignite the potential within each of our students.

Keynote Speaker - Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher and CUE Lead Learner. A teacher at Windsor High School in Sonoma County, she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. Catlin’s second solo book, Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology, will be published by Corwin in June 2015. She also writes a monthly column for Educational Leadership about her experiences teaching with technology. In her keynote, “Blending Technology & Tradition to Transform Learning,” Catlin will share how she transformed her low-tech classroom by leveraging both her students’ connectivity at home and the devices they bring into the classroom to create a blended learning model.


http://catlintucker.com/

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Tri Valley Learning Corporation

Livermore Valley Charter School (2005)

Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory High School (2010)

Acacia Elementary School (2013)

Acacia Middle School (2013)

Golden State Charter (opening Fall 2016 in Elk Grove)