• Learning & Innovation PD Day

    Sessions

    There will be two learning sessions on June 3, session 1 is 10:45-11:45 AM and session 2 is 12:45-1:45 PM.  It is requested that PCS certificated employees sign-up for each session, using the unique links below.  

    Session 1 Sign-up Link

    Session 2 Sign-up Link


     

Bring your lessons to life with Google Expeditions (AR & VR)

Presenter(s): Chuck Wade (SCOE)
Room: C14

Session 1 Only

Description
Ready to immerse your students in learning? Come learn about augmented and virtual reality and walk away with new tools to quickly create engaging and immersive learning experiences for students using Google Expeditions.

Target Audience: 3-12

Discover Apple Classroom and Schoolwork

Presenter(s): Bryan Gerofsky (Apple)
Room: C4

Session 1 Only

Description
Learn how to manage iPads during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress and collaborate with each of your students all in real time. These new teaching tools help you and your students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad.

Target Audience: K-8

MakerSpace in Any Classroom

Presenter(s): Casey Shea (SCOE)
Room: D1

Session 1 Only

Description
A makerspace is not solely a lab, a craft area, a STEM center, a tech room, or an art station, but it can have components of some or all these places. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. Learn how to create a Makerspace in any classroom and create opportunities for student inquiry through hands-on activities.

Target Audience: TK-12

Play to Learn... a few coding/robotics experiences

Presenter(s): Catina Haugen (PCS)
Room: C13

Session 1 Only

Description
Come and try Ozobots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits and Little Bits! We'll dive in with curiosity and discuss grade level application, concept connections and cost!

Target Audience: TK-6

Reaching Families: Leveraging Tech Tools for Better Communication

Presenter(s): Amy Fadeji (PCS)
Room: C12

Session 1 Only

Description
Come check out a couple easy, quick ways you can utilize tech to increase communication with families and your community. We'll highlight Remind (mass text messaging), S'more (easy & awesome digital newsletters), Canva & Adobe Spark (graphic images to catch the eye), Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and anything else you want to learn about!

Target Audience: K-12

Redefining Annotations and Note-taking for Digital Natives

Presenter(s): Joe Marquez (Ed Tech Curriculum Specialist)
Room: C5

Session 1 Only

Description
Learning how to read, take notes and annotate text is an important skill all our students need to truly understand stories, articles, and *GULP* textbooks. This is a skill which needs to be taught and learned over time to master. The hard reality of the situation is though, most college-level texts are now distributed in PDF or other digital formats for our students to manipulate. In the face of this new reality, it has become a necessity to teach our younger students the skills of digital annot

Target Audience: 4-12

Standards Based Grading: Learning from our First Year using SBG in Math 2

Presenter(s): Doug Cox, Jen Eaton, Deb Fitch (PCS)
Room: C9

Session 1 Only

Description
At Petaluma High, the Math 2 PLC implemented Standards Based Grading this year. Why we decided to shift from unit based testing to standards based testingWhat benefits we have seenHow we implemented: Deciding on the standards, Creating assessments,Giving students resources to practice,Allowing students to reassessGradingWhat concerns we had and what really happenedThings that we would change going forward.

Target Audience: 7-12

Coding Across the Curriculum (even if you've never coded before)

Presenter(s): Laura Bradley (PCS)
Room: A4

Session 2 Only

Description
Introduce your students to computer coding and watch them design, create, problem-solve, persevere, celebrate, and have fun while they learn. No coding experience? Perfect! Learn how Scratch from MIT (which includes free lesson plans and tutorials) will have your students coding their own games and animations in no time. And rather than teaching coding as a separate subject, your students can design and code projects based on science, history, literature, and more.

Target Audience: 3-12

Everyone Can Create

Presenter(s): Bryan Gerofsky (Apple)
Room: C4

Session 2 Only

Description
Using Apple software and hardware, participants will learn to integrate creative skills into the topics and subjects they teach every day.

Target Audience: TK-12

Hacking the Apps

Presenter(s): Joe Marquez (Ed Tech Specialist)
Room: C5

Session 2 Only

Description
There are so many new tools in the educational marketplace that it becomes a job in itself to find the tools which actually engage and benefit the students. Explore classroom-proven strategies and implementation of these tools, discussions on how to best implement these tools into classroom practice.

Target Audience: 3-12

Interactive Display Boards

Presenter(s): Casey Shea (SCOE)
Room: D1

Session 2 Only

Description
Learn how to infuse interactive technology into a traditional display board using micro:bits and other affordable digital tools. Your students will love taking display boards to the next level with buttons, switches, and lights that interact with their tablet or computer.

Target Audience: 3-12

K-12 Robotics Meetup

Presenter(s): Jen Eaton (PCS)
Room: F9

Session 2 Only

Description
Are you incorporating robotics into your classroom? Come share what you're doing and learn how other PCS educators are includign robotics into their curriculum. The goal of this session is to develop connections that could lead to a District-wide robotics challenge or other multi-school activities.

Target Audience: TK-12

Movie Trailers and Silent Films in the Elementary Classroom

Presenter(s): Carrie Caudle (PCS)
Room: C7

Session 2 Only

Description
Participants will learn how to use iMovie to make movie trailers and Silent Film app for a fun, engaging way to approach retelling, summarizing and so much more.

Target Audience: TK-5

Staff Appreciation & FUN!

Presenter(s): Catina Haugen & Amy Fadeji (PCS)
Room: C12

Session 2 Only

Description
Work and fun can mix! Come hear some ideas that keep the work place engaging, relationship-centered and joyful. Ideas, resources and time to create!

Target Audience: Admin

Standards Based Grading Development

Presenter(s): Deb Fitch, and Doug Cox (PCS)
Room: C9

Session 2 Only

Description
Participants work together to design new Standards Based Grading for their courses/PLCsParticipants who have implemented Standards Based Grading, reflect on what worked well and what can be improved and make appropriate revisions.

Target Audience: 7-12

STEM in the Elementary Classroom

Presenter(s): Adrienne Olufs (PCS)
Room: C10

Session 2 Only

Description
Interested in incorporating STEM into your elementary classroom? We'll start from the beginning with examples of hands-on activities, models for implementation, and resources to build on. Come with an open mind and take away ideas and resources to use in any TK-6 classroom.

Target Audience: K-6

"Spark"le with Adobe Spark

Presenter(s): Ashley Collingwood (PCS)
Room: F2

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Learn to use Adobe Spark to create simple, easy to maintain webpages to showcase student projects.

Target Audience: 4-12

2-in-1 Chromebook Overview

Presenter(s): Joe Ayala (CUE)
Room: Library

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Part tablet, part laptop, the 2-in-1 Chromebook offers a touch screen, keyboard and multiple cameras. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to leverage this hardware to transform student learning through a variety of applications that promote collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity.

Target Audience: 7-12

Designing inquiry-based lessons to develop critical thinking

Presenter(s): Matt O'Donnell (SCOE)
Room: C1

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Participants will explore strategies for shifting their instructional practices away from the "sage on the stage" model, toward the "guide on the side" approach. Learn how to leverage technology to facilitate authentic student inquiry to increase engagement and develop critical thinking.

Target Audience: TK-12

Designing Presentations (KQED Teach)

Presenter(s): Danna Rocca (PCS)
Room: A3

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Learn how to teach students to create impactful digital presentations. Participants will be introduced to the KQED Teach course "Designing Presentations," and can extend their learning by completing the self-paced online course after the session.

Target Audience: Tk-12

Google Classroom 2.0

Presenter(s): Victor Brazil (PCS)
Room: F17

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Unlock the power of the updated version Google Classroom and learn how to link its gradebook to the Aeries gradebook.

Target Audience: 7-12

How to use Geometer's Sketchpad

Presenter(s): Ruth Hansen (PCS)
Room: B1

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Participants will learn to use Geometer's Sketchpad, the world's leading software for teaching mathematics. Sketchpad gives students at all levels (from third grade through college) a tangible, visual way to learn mathematics that increases their engagement, understanding, and achievement. Make math more meaningful and memorable using Sketchpad.

Target Audience: 7-12

Illuminate Flexible Assessments

Presenter(s): Stephanie Albracht (Illuminate)
Room: C3

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Why recreate the wheel? Learn how to easily import your existing assessments into Illuminate using the Illuminate Flexible Assessment tool. These assessments can be administered electronically or on paper, and offer powerful analytics to "illimunate" trends in student learning.

Target Audience: TK-12

Illuminate with Wonders and StudySync

Presenter(s): Jill Albracht (Illuminate)
Room: C2

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Did you know that there are prebuilt assessments available in Illuminate aligned with both the Wonders and StudySync curricula? Learn how to utilize these assessments, digitally or on paper, to "illuminate" student results with powerful reporting tools.

Target Audience: TK-8

Introduction to Design Thinking

Presenter(s): Dan Blake (SCOE)
Room: C17

Sessions 1 & 2

Description
Design thinking is an approach to creative problem solving that can be used to foster innovation in educators and students. Participants will gain an understanding of design thinking and how it can be applied in teaching and learning.

Target Audience: TK-12