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We are excited for SMMUSD Teaching and Learning Conference 2022 on AUGUST 15, 2022

Registration Opens August 8th at 5PM!

To start registration click on log-in on the top right side of this page.  
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Monday, August 15
 

10:00am PDT

2nd-3rd Grade: Introduction to Star Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting Started with Star Computer-Adaptive Assessments
  • What Star computer-adaptive assessments are, why they should be administered, and how they are different from other assessments
  • How the Star scale connects student test performance to learning progressions, resources, standards, and other scores
  • How to administer a Star computer-adaptive test with fidelity

Speakers
AD

Angie Davis

Trainer, Renaissance-Lalilo


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D308

10:00am PDT

4th-5th Grade: Introduction to Star Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting Started with Star Computer-Adaptive Assessments
  • What Star computer-adaptive assessments are, why they should be administered, and how they are different from other assessments
  • How the Star scale connects student test performance to learning progressions, resources, standards, and other scores
  • How to administer a Star computer-adaptive test with fidelity
 

Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D306

10:00am PDT

AVID: Getting Ready for 2022-2023 School Year (Required of all AVID teachers)
Limited Capacity seats available

AVID Teachers (Required): Work with AVID colleagues to plan and prepare for a successful opening of AVID classes

Speakers
SH

Shannon Hale

Classroom Teacher, Adams
avatar for Chamnauch Khem

Chamnauch Khem

Classroom Teacher, Samohi


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D311

10:00am PDT

Biology in the Living Earth PLC
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
IH

Ianna Hafft

Classroom Teacher, Samohi


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D209

10:00am PDT

Building Literacy Skills to Critically ThinK About Nonfiction News (Powered by myON)
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore what media literacy is and why it is a crucial part of 21st-century eduation. Understand that close reading of nonfiction news builds literacy skills and background knowledge. Use the myON News platform to its full extent and understand how it works from both a student and teacher perspective. [Recommended for elementary teachers]

Link: https://renaissance.zoom.us/j/99646792583?pwd=eDhEamNuQ203RWUvbXM4QUlwMk4yQT09&from=addon


Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D105

10:00am PDT

Campus Security Officer Emergency Response Training
Limited Capacity seats available

In light of the many recent school shootings around the country, this session is designed for our SMMUSD Campus Security Officers for the purpose of reviewing our SMMUSD Emergency Response Protocols

Speakers
TB

Tara Brown

Director,student Services, SMMUSD


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
SAMOHI Choir Room

10:00am PDT

Career Technical Education (CTE) Orientation Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Required meeting for all SMMUSD CTE Teachers, Admin, Counselors, and Advisors. Participants will gain clarity on district, state, and federal policies, procedures, and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Devon Smith

Dr. Devon Smith

Coordinator, Learning and Innovation, Santa Monica-Malibu USD
Leading the district's initiatives in Project-Based Learning.  Interested in building culture of love, empathy, innovation, belonging, and joy of learning.


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D303

10:00am PDT

Cheng & Tsui - Integrated Chinese/Chinese Adoption Training (Required WL/Chinese)
Limited Capacity seats available

Cheng&Tsui/Integrated Chinese Professional Learning with strategic instructional staff [Required for all Chinese language teachers. Please bring your laptop.]

Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83640803631?pwd=citNRjhNR1lvZFZTZUJvZXR2RHpnQT09 








Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D310A

10:00am PDT

Cultivate Joy: Culturally Relevant Stories & Cognitively Guided Instruction in tk-5 math
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the relationship between culturally relevant stories and authentic mathematical contexts. Consider their collective impact on student thinking. Culturally relevant stories inspire educators to thoughtfully and joyfully collaborate in designing relevant problem contexts and meaningful unpacking sequences to hold space for continued thought about important social and mathematical ideas. Explore student work and empowering sharing practices that amplify quiet voices. Student thinking and identity fall at the center of this work.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Mathewson

Stefanie Mathewson

grade 2, Roosevelt Elementary
Hi!  My name is Stefanie Mathewson.  I have been working in SMMUSD at Roosevelt in grades one and two since 1997 and teaching since 1995.  I am alumna of Franklin, Lincoln and Samohi as well as UCLA, BA 1991 and M.Ed. 1995.  Teaching is my passion!  Kids' ideas are amazing and... Read More →


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D219

10:00am PDT

Culturally Relevant Curriculum/practices for VAPA teachers-SAMOHI Music and theatre teachers continue work on ACES curriculum development
Limited Capacity seats available

Continuation of the work Armalyn De La O and her TCAP team did with all SMMUSD VAPA teachers during the 2021 Convocation. Samohi music teachers will use the 2 sessions to continue working on their ACES curriculum development.

Speakers
avatar for Armalyn De La O

Armalyn De La O

Director RIMS CA Arts Project, CSUSB


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D104

10:00am PDT

Digging Deeper with NGSS for Physics of the Universe and Chemistry in the Earth System
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to use Discovery to provide authentic hands-on NGSS Learning Experiences and make use of the Discovery Dashboard and its data to support scientific inquiry and instructional decision-making.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Link: https://discoveryed.zoom.us/j/9046625231?pwd=STFxYVo2cGcwVXlnVTBNMk9wc1kzdz09


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D213

10:00am PDT

Digging into Social Emotional Learning: Creating classroom environments that aid students' social and emotional development
Limited Capacity full

Attendees will particpate in experiences and discussions with a Social Emotional Learning. Attendees will work together to identify realistic and sustainable changes to build a culture of social and emotional growth within their classrooms. Recommended for teachers who have an understanding of SEL and/or have begun classroom implementation of SEL strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Marshall

Kimberly Marshall

Social Emotional Learning - Teacher on Special Assignment


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D217

10:00am PDT

Digital Portfolios for Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity filling up

Digital portfolios can help us assess, differentiate, and collaborate, and they can help our students grow their confidence, skills, and academic identities! Let’s explore possibilities for how we can help students learn and share their ELA learning through digital portfolios.

Many of us have tried various iterations of digital portfolios, so in this session we will review the basics but also take a look at how colleagues have used dps, consider what might work for our own individual classrooms, and generate possibilities and plans for making the most — collectively and personally — out of this promising practice.

Link for presentation available here!
[Recommended for Seconday ELA teachers]

Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D208

10:00am PDT

Early Learning - All About That Play!
Limited Capacity filling up

Play is one of the best ways to help students learn and grow. During this session, you'll have an opportunity to PLAY with members of our Early Learning Team. You'll learn how those play opportunities keep our youngest learners engaged, while still providing learning opportunities throughout the content areas. Recommended for PK through Kindergarten.

Speakers
SS

Susan Samarge-Powell

Director of Early Learning, SMMUSD
avatar for Ken Harris

Ken Harris

kindergarten, Point Dume Elementary
avatar for Jacqui Papale

Jacqui Papale

Classroom Teacher, Rogers
MS

Maddie Schwartz

English Teacher


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D307

10:00am PDT

Empathy and Equity in the Classroom for Students with Learning Disabilities
Limited Capacity full

Participants will engage in simulations to experience what it feels like to have a learning disability and increase their knowledge about how to strategically provide accommodations and supports."

Speakers
ES

Elizabeth Sciutto

Behavior Specialist, SMMUSD


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D315

10:00am PDT

GoGuardian Teacher: Create an engaging personalized learning environment!
Limited Capacity filling up

With a real-time view into student work and the ability to manage digital resources by class or individual, GoGuardian Teacher helps teachers create engaging, personalized learning environments. Utilize your 1:1 technology confidently knowing that students have thoughtful guardrails for digital exploration.

Speakers
avatar for Weston Stout

Weston Stout

Account Executive, GoGuardian
I've been with GoGuardian since it's inception in 2014. Feel free to ask me about any of our legacy tools like GoGuardian Teacher (classroom management), GoGuardian Beacon (self-harm and bullying prevention), or GoGuardian Admin (reporting and safe internet). I can also help with... Read More →
EG

Edwin Gabuardi

Account Executive, GoGuardian


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D103

10:00am PDT

Intro to Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

This engaging workshop is designed to inform about the value and power of restorative practices and empower attendees with a taste of a community building circle.

Speakers
RH

Robert Howard

Director of Restorative Justice


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D317

10:00am PDT

Introducing the New History Textbook for Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grades 3-5 teachers: Join the Savvas publishing rep to explore the resources (digital and physical) of the newly adopted elementary History textbook. The rep will provide information on account creation and navigation as well as tips on maximizing use of the resources.

Link: https://savvas.zoom.us/j/86833006862?pwd=8DCUrBPg9wKgmDk3ENBN9KQ5TGuxCf.1



Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D312

10:00am PDT

Introducing the New History Textbook for Elementary (Grades K-2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grades K-2 teachers: Join the Savvas publishing rep to explore the resources (digital and physical) of the newly adopted elementary History textbook. The rep will provide information on account creation and navigation as well as tips on maximizing use of the resources.


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D310

10:00am PDT

Introduction to Aeries Secondary Gradebook
Limited Capacity full

Introduction to Aeries Secondary Gradebook for new staff.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hutterer

Daniel Hutterer

Tech TOSA, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D305

10:00am PDT

Japan Foundation-Marugoto/Japanese Adoption Training (Required WL/Japanese)
Limited Capacity seats available

Marugoto Professional Learning with strategic instructional staff [Required for all Japanese language teachers. Please bring your laptop.]

Speakers
avatar for Emily Kariya

Emily Kariya

Classroom Teacher, Samohi


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D310A

10:00am PDT

Level Up: Using data and Khan Academy to support next level gr 6-12 math instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will practice using Khan Academy to differentiate math instruction. You’ll see what your students experience as they work through a mastery goal or assignment. You’ll try out a few key teacher reports and leave feeling confident utilizing Khan Academy with students as a tier 2 math support.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D212

10:00am PDT

Librarian Teams (Secondary & Elementary) (Required)
Limited Capacity seats available

Librarians meeting to streamline back to school tasks and develop library programming.

Speakers
PW

Petra Wolfe

Elementary library coordinator


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D313

10:00am PDT

New Special Educator Training
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a mandatory session for Special Educators new to the District. This will go over the SEIS system, special education manual, expectations and answer questions

Speakers
DS

Deanna Sinfield

Director of Special Education, SMMUSD
JG

Joseph Garcia

Special Education Cordinator, SMMUSD


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D314

10:00am PDT

Powerfully Personalized Engagement: DreamBox in the K-8 Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come take a tour of our new digital TK-8 Math Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to dive into the hows and whys of this mathematics game-based adaptive learning program to support achievement of grade level content. Explore your teacher dashboard, access standards-based reports, navigate the student-facing experience, and create custom assignments. Plus, learn about DB’s added features for 2022-23, including Lesson Highlights, Weekly Predictive Insights, and Student Stats & Achievements.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Rossiter

Devin Rossiter

Professional Development Specialist, Dreambox
Devin Rossiter brings a unique perspective and passion to teaching. As a former college and professional sports broadcaster, Devin parlays his journey into supporting educators through engaging communication theory, emerging trends in educational technology, conceptual mathematical... Read More →


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D211

10:00am PDT

Self Care & Creating A Culture of Wellness
Limited Capacity filling up

We will learn how to develop and commit to a Self Care Plan, as well as discuss how to support a "culture of wellness" within our workplace community.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Patterson

Luke Patterson

Director - Youth Services, Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative (SEWI)
Luke Peng-Patterson is the Director of Youth Services at SEWI. Luke holds a Masters in Social Work from Columbia, has experience as both a teacher and school social worker, and has been involved in restorative practices work for over a decade.
avatar for Sarah Young-Sheppard

Sarah Young-Sheppard

Executive Director, Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative
Sarah Young- Sheppard graduated from Cal State, Long Beach with a degree in History. She continued her education and received her Masters in Social Work from USC. Soon thereafter, she founded the Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative (SEWI).


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D215

10:00am PDT

Supporting Student Engagement with NewsELA (Powered by NewsELA)
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore ways to support student motivation, interaction, and choice by leveraging both student selected and teacher-directed tools, tasks, and texts as students read across diverse content to build literacy skills and subject-area knowledge. Learn how teacher actions can build and maintain intrinsic student motivation while interacting with Newsela content; Explore the student platform in Newsela and the strategies that can be leveraged to encourage intrinsic student motivation; Examine how to apply Newsela  features to customize content to meet learners’ unique news and align to topics you teach. [Recommended for secondary teachers. Please bring your laptop.]

Link: https://newsela.zoom.us/j/97524622265?pwd=SzFlODlCcTN0UDlnZkpnSUdqN0pBUT09

Speakers
BS

Benny Soto

Newsela


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D210

10:00am PDT

TK-1st Grade: Introduction to Star Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting Started with Star Computer-Adaptive Assessments
  • What Star computer-adaptive assessments are, why they should be administered, and how they are different from other assessments
  • How the Star scale connects student test performance to learning progressions, resources, standards, and other scores
  • How to administer a Star computer-adaptive test with fidelity

Speakers
AD

Angie Davis

Trainer, Renaissance-Lalilo


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D304

10:00am PDT

Vista/Spanish Adoption Training (Required WL/Spanish)
Limited Capacity seats available

Vista Professional Learning with strategic instructional staff [Required for all Spanish language teachers.]

Speakers
CG

Carolyn Gill

Vista Higher Learning


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Wayside/French Pilot Training (Required WL/French pilot)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wayside Professional Learning with strategic instructional staff [Required for French language pilot teachers. Please bring your laptop.]

Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89972253648?pwd=UFpUYVptSEFhVXlvT083MGpqZVZSUT09


Speakers
avatar for Terri Hammatt

Terri Hammatt

Instructional Strategist, WAYSIDE PUBLINSHING
Terri Hammatt began her career in language and intercultural education while working with Boston University’s Overseas Programs in Heidelberg, Germany.   She then taught French and French immersion for 20 years in East Baton Rouge Public Schools.  As the district’s Teacher of... Read More →


Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D210A

10:00am PDT

Writing and Reasoning in Middle Science
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session gr 6-8, participants develop an understanding of how the Amplify Science writing approach supports students to engage in science practices, make sense of science ideas, and develop as writers who can connect evidence to claims using reasoning. Participants experience an example instructional sequence that demonstrates the varied purposes for frequent small, informal writing opportunities in multimodal science instruction, then they analyze how each core unit’s culminating Science Seminar experience works as a scaffold to support students as they write sophisticated scientific arguments. The session closes with a guided reflection on strategies for supporting student writing.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
D214

1:00pm PDT

2nd-3rd Grade: Introduction to Star Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting Started with Star Computer-Adaptive Assessments
  • What Star computer-adaptive assessments are, why they should be administered, and how they are different from other assessments
  • How the Star scale connects student test performance to learning progressions, resources, standards, and other scores
  • How to administer a Star computer-adaptive test with fidelity

Speakers
AD

Angie Davis

Trainer, Renaissance-Lalilo


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D308

1:00pm PDT

4th-5th Grade: Introduction to Star Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting Started with Star Computer-Adaptive Assessments
  • What Star computer-adaptive assessments are, why they should be administered, and how they are different from other assessments
  • How the Star scale connects student test performance to learning progressions, resources, standards, and other scores
  • How to administer a Star computer-adaptive test with fidelity

Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D306

1:00pm PDT

Assistive Technology in the Classroom (for all school staff)
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators, discover how you can incorporate Read&Write for Google, Learning Ally, accessibility features on a Chromebook, and other technologies to allow students to choose tools that best meet their learning needs.

Speakers
avatar for Ann McDoniel

Ann McDoniel

Assistive Technology Specialist, SMMUSD
I am obsessed with Dodger Baseball. I love my job - especially presenting to staff and students about assistive technology. I am grateful to work in a district that is passionate about providing equitable access to the diverse learners in our community.


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D208

1:00pm PDT

Building the Thinking Math Classroom-gr k-12 math
Limited Capacity filling up

“A thinking student is an engaged student” This session will share practices teachers can implement to create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Speakers
RS

Rosa Serratore

Math/Science|STEM Coordinator, Santa Monica-Malibu USD


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D212

1:00pm PDT

Co-Teaching: What You Need to Know to Make it Work
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: SMMUSD has been a leader in offering collaboratively taught classes (a general education teacher with a special education teacher teaching together). The best classes are provided by teachers who use the best practices to work together, lesson plan, and communicate well. Please join us to discuss how, what & why Collaborative Teaching is the best practice for all students.

Speakers
JG

Jennifer Goldberg

Special Education/Math Collabroative


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D210

1:00pm PDT

Culturally Relevant Curriculum/practices for VAPA teachers-SAMOHI Music and theatre teachers continue work on ACES curriculum development
Limited Capacity filling up

Continuation of the work Armalyn De La O and her TCAP team did with all SMMUSD VAPA teachers during the 2021 Convocation. Samohi music teachers will use the 2 sessions to continue working on their ACES curriculum development.

Speakers
avatar for Armalyn De La O

Armalyn De La O

Director RIMS CA Arts Project, CSUSB


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D104

1:00pm PDT

Digging Deeper with NGSS for Physics of the Universe and Chemistry in the Earth System--continuation-collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

Continuation of session 1 including teacher collaboration time. This session will give teachers time to apply and note best curricular practices and resources as highlighted by Physics/Chemistry Teacher Leads.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Link: https://discoveryed.zoom.us/j/9046625231?pwd=STFxYVo2cGcwVXlnVTBNMk9wc1kzdz09


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D213

1:00pm PDT

Digging into Social Emotional Learning: Creating classroom environments that aid students' social and emotional development
Limited Capacity filling up

(Repeat of Session 1)Attendees will particpate in experiences and discussions with a Social Emotional Learning. Attendees will work together to identify realistic and sustainable changes to build a culture of social and emotional growth within their classrooms. Recommended for teachers who have an understanding of SEL and/or have begun classroom implementation of SEL strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Marshall

Kimberly Marshall

Social Emotional Learning - Teacher on Special Assignment


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D217

1:00pm PDT

Freshman Seminar: A New Curriculum Guide
Limited Capacity seats available

Required for Freshman Seminar Teachers at Samohi and PBL: Introduction to the new curriculum guide with suggest pacing schedule, overview of all required units of instruction, access to the Google classroom with daily resources for teachers, and tips for anyone newly assigned to the course

Speakers
SC

Shannon Cox

Classroom Teacher, Samohi


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D311

1:00pm PDT

GoGuardian Teacher: Create an engaging personalized learning environment!
Limited Capacity seats available

With a real-time view into student work and the ability to manage digital resources by class or individual, GoGuardian Teacher helps teachers create engaging, personalized learning environments. Utilize your 1:1 technology confidently knowing that students have thoughtful guardrails for digital exploration.

Speakers
avatar for Weston Stout

Weston Stout

Account Executive, GoGuardian
I've been with GoGuardian since it's inception in 2014. Feel free to ask me about any of our legacy tools like GoGuardian Teacher (classroom management), GoGuardian Beacon (self-harm and bullying prevention), or GoGuardian Admin (reporting and safe internet). I can also help with... Read More →
EG

Edwin Gabuardi

Account Executive, GoGuardian


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D103

1:00pm PDT

Handwriting without Tears
Limited Capacity seats available

Preschool through First Grade teachers will be receiving the Handwriting Without Tears materials and learn how to teach handwriting to young children. Learn how to help students use the pencil and properly form letters to help students develop skills so that they can write efficiently in the future.


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D315

1:00pm PDT

High School U.S. History: Revisiting the ACES Curriculum Guide and Capstone
Limited Capacity seats available

11th Grade AP and Regular US History (Required): Time with colleagues to reflect and revise the ACES U.S. History curriculum guide with a focus on changes for the Be a Historian Project.

Speakers
MC

Maggie Colburn

Classroom Teacher, Samohi


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D316

1:00pm PDT

HS English Department - Unpacking ELA Priorities for 22-23 SY
Limited Capacity seats available

HS English Department will meet to share and discuss department and site priorities, strategic action plans, and collaborative planning.

Speakers
AM

Alex Mayle

Classroom Teacher, Malibu


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D100

1:00pm PDT

Introduction to Aeries Secondary Gradebook
Limited Capacity full

Introduction to Aeries Secondary Gradebook for new staff.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Kerkotchian

Sylvia Kerkotchian

Ed Tech TOSA, Ed Services


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D305

1:00pm PDT

Middle School Grammar Instruction 2.0
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this session will be to review the grammar units of instruction for grades 6-8 with teachers who have been trained in and have implemented the units over the last three years. Teachers will have the opportunity to ask/answer questions, share best practices, and discuss the updated sequencing of the program by grade level. Middle school teachers who have not been trained in the grammar program are also encouraged to join this session. [Recommended for English/History middle school teachers interested in learning about grammar Instruction]

Speakers
JH

Jody Howard

English Teacher, Lincoln


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D105

1:00pm PDT

New Special Educator Training
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a mandatory session for Special Educators new to the District. This will go over the SEIS system, special education manual, expectations and answer questions. School psychologists should join this mandatory meeting in order to discuss pre-referral processes, eligibility for special education, report writing, and legalities.

Speakers
DS

Deanna Sinfield

Director of Special Education, SMMUSD
JG

Joseph Garcia

Special Education Cordinator, SMMUSD


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D314

1:00pm PDT

Powerfully Personalized Engagement: DreamBox in the K-8 Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

repeat of session 1
Come take a tour of our new digital TK-8 Math Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to dive into the hows and whys of this mathematics game-based adaptive learning program to support achievement of grade level content. Explore your teacher dashboard, access standards-based reports, navigate the student-facing experience, and create custom assignments. Plus, learn about DB’s added features for 2022-23, including Lesson Highlights, Weekly Predictive Insights, and Student Stats & Achievements.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Rossiter

Devin Rossiter

Professional Development Specialist, Dreambox
Devin Rossiter brings a unique perspective and passion to teaching. As a former college and professional sports broadcaster, Devin parlays his journey into supporting educators through engaging communication theory, emerging trends in educational technology, conceptual mathematical... Read More →


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D211

1:00pm PDT

Preschool Preparation for the Opening of School
Limited Capacity seats available

During this PK session teachers will extend the play-based discussion and work through opening of school needs. Special education preschool collab teachers are welcome to attend, but not required.

Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D307

1:00pm PDT

Read Aloud Strategies in Grades K-2 that Integrate SMMUSD Literacy, Social Justice, and SEL Initiatives.
Limited Capacity seats available

Best Practices in Read Aloud Strategies for K-2 : Wondering how to efficiently and joyfully integrate various district reform initatives? Join Kindergarden teacher Ken Harris to explore a set of Read Aloud resources that beautifully and skillfully integrate ELA, ELD, Social Justice Standards, and Social-Emotional Learning. These resources were created by SMMUSD teachers to align with newly purchased readers that were provided to each elementary site (with additional new books expected for the 2022-2023 school year!).

Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D312

1:00pm PDT

Recharge: a restorative refresher
Limited Capacity seats available

Designed for staff that have been previously trained in Restorative Justice/Practices, this engaging workshop will offer attendees an opportunity to reconnect, refocus and recommit to restorative practices and get answers to pertinent questions.

Speakers
RH

Robert Howard

Director of Restorative Justice


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D317

1:00pm PDT

Secondary Librarians
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategic planning of secondary team priorities

Speakers
AD

Amy Di Dario

librarian, Lincoln MS


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D313

1:00pm PDT

Self Care & Creating A Culture of Wellness
Limited Capacity full

We will learn how to develop and commit to a Self Care Plan, as well as discuss how to support a "culture of wellness" within our workplace community.

Speakers
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Sarah Young-Sheppard

Executive Director, Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative
Sarah Young- Sheppard graduated from Cal State, Long Beach with a degree in History. She continued her education and received her Masters in Social Work from USC. Soon thereafter, she founded the Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative (SEWI).
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Luke Patterson

Director - Youth Services, Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative (SEWI)
Luke Peng-Patterson is the Director of Youth Services at SEWI. Luke holds a Masters in Social Work from Columbia, has experience as both a teacher and school social worker, and has been involved in restorative practices work for over a decade.


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D215

1:00pm PDT

Strategies to Support Focused Note Taking, Close Reading, and Levels of Questioning in the Academic Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

High School Teachers, all subjects: Ideas, forms, and tips on how to help your students become better skilled at taking notes, using levels of questioning to improve their metacognition, and strategies to improve Close Reading in the academic classroom.

Speakers
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Emily Kariya

Classroom Teacher, Samohi


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D310

1:00pm PDT

The Art of Persuasion: A Project-Based Learning Activity
Limited Capacity seats available

“How can we use graphic design to inspire change?” Award-winning PBL educator, Rose Moe (Lincoln Middle School), will lead participants in a collaborative activity to design digital poster art about an issue that is important to them. Teachers will: explore how Gold Standard PBL incorporates academic and social justice standards and how to include the four equity levers (Knowledge of Students, Cognitive Demand, Literacy, and Shared Power) in lesson designs. Participants will also learn how to use graphic design principles to craft a compelling message. Finally, teachers will develop greater empathy for the learner experience to enable them to facilitate project-based learning activities. This session is ideal for elementary and secondary teachers. Participants will emerge with a PBL activity they can use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Moe

Rose Moe

Classroom Teacher, Lincoln


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D218

1:00pm PDT

TK-1st Grade: Introduction to Star Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting Started with Star Computer-Adaptive Assessments
  • What Star computer-adaptive assessments are, why they should be administered, and how they are different from other assessments
  • How the Star scale connects student test performance to learning progressions, resources, standards, and other scores
  • How to administer a Star computer-adaptive test with fidelity

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Angie Davis

Trainer, Renaissance-Lalilo


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D304

1:00pm PDT

World Languages Textbook Launch (Required All WL)
Limited Capacity seats available

WL Textbook Adoption Launch - All world language team members celebrate textbook adoption committee work, debrief and unpack training session, engage in year-long plans (Required for all World Languages teachers)

Speakers
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Danielle Murawski

Classroom Teacher, Malibu


Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D216

1:00pm PDT

Writing and Reasoning in Middle Science--continuation-collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

Continuation of session 1 including teacher collaboration time. This session will give teachers time to apply and note best curricular practices and resources as highlighted by Middle Science Teacher Leads.

Please bring your fully charged laptop.

Speakers

Monday August 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
D214
 
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