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SUHSD Tech Showcase 2017 has ended
SUHSD Teachers, you are invited to a hands-on technology conference designed and conducted by our own SUHSD teachers.

Here is your chance to discuss, learn and practice in a supportive, hands-on environment.
Sign-up only for the sessions you want.  Space is limited.
You will be paid for each technology session you attend.
Chromebooks will be provided, but if you want, bring your own laptop/tablet/Chromebook. 

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Thursday, January 5
 

8:30am PST

Time Saving Strategies - Provide Meaningful Student Feedback in Less Time!
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
  1. A desire to save time
  2. A very basic understanding of Google Classroom. Or, watch the first four videos here (~ 7 minutes). 

Description:

Classrooms are increasingly digitizing teacher-student work flow. This is requiring teachers to rethink how they distribute and collect student work and provide feedback. This session will showcase proven time-saving strategies available within the G Suite (aka Google Apps) for Education. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to provide meanigful feedback on written assignments. 

Objective:
Participants will be able to utilize G Suite (aka Google Apps) for Eduction to streamline student-teacher workflow with the goal of quickly and efficiently providing students with meaningful feedback on their written work. Other efficiency tips will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Rob Appel

Rob Appel

History Teacher, Rancho San Juan High School
Rob is a Social Studies teacher in Salinas, California. He believes in the transformative power of education for all students. In addition, he is an advocate for using technology to facilitate meaningful learning experiences. Over the course of the last 20+ years, he has taught social... Read More →


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Rm 408

8:30am PST

Utilizing Chromebooks in a Math Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
Participants need to have a basic understanding of using Google Sheets and some idea about how to use Google Classroom. They also need to be able to use their Chromebooks. 

Description:

We will be spending time learning how to use Chromebooks in a Math setting. We will explore using Sheets as a means to set up worksheets, tasks, and RSG for Math 1. We will also explore using Google Forms for creating Exit tickets and assessments. 

Objectives:
Create a document in Sheets for use in Math 1, assign that sheet in Google Classroom, and do the same with a Google Form.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Zenk

Steve Zenk

Salinas High School
Married, one kid


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 407

8:30am PST

What the #%*^ is GAFE?
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
This will cover the basics features and will delve into more advanced features incorporating GAfE.

Description:

This session will address Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and how to incorporate them into lessons. This session will mainly focus on google docs, slides, sheets, and drawing to create interactive lessons that are way more then just type in the answer to questions lessons.

Objectives:
Teachers will learn what are google apps for education Teachers will learn how to turn a lesson into a digital format using GAFE Teachers will incorporate multiple google apps together to create a hyperdoc.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 406

8:30am PST

Tech Tools - Together They Are Stronger
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Because this session involves working with Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, it is best of participants have a basic foundation in working with these apps. No pre-knowledge of Google Sheet formulas is required. 

Description:
This session will introduce a research project that allows students to use Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides to participate in data collection, organization, and presentation. The example project shown will be an electronic reading log that tracks students' reading lives, including academic, personal, and service reading, and then allows them to share their findings in an academic presentation. The project idea, however, can be adapted to other subjects as content teachers see fit and generally promotes students' ownership of their learning and comfort with technology.

Objectives:
Participants will... - understand the ways Google can facilitate students' participation in research. - see how various Google apps can be used together harmoniously and receive copies of all presented materials, including copies of Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. - experiment with their own Google Form, Google Sheet, and Google Slide so that their own students can do data collection and presentation. - be offered free time for more advanced users of Google and step-by-step whole-class instructions for intermediate users.

Presenters

Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 405

8:30am PST

"Stop Fakin' It"
Limited Capacity full

Prerequisite:
Minimal experience with Chromebooks.

Description:
This session is to provide teacher tips and tricks to help them be more comfortable with the technology in the classroom. I will cover how to utilize Google Classroom,Google Forms, and Google Cast for Education. I will also show the teachers other tools to implement in the classroom such as Quizlet and Draftback

Objectives:
Teachers will be able to create assignments to Google Classroom with all of the necessary material regardless of its format.
Teachers will be able to understand how Google Cast works and its implications in the classroom. 
Teachers will understand how Draftback can assist them in determining the authenticity of student work.

Presenters
avatar for Jenness Bowling

Jenness Bowling

Social Studies Teacher


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 403

8:30am PST

Filmmaking as Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Teachers need a basic understanding of how to use their smartphones to download apps and basic concepts of filmmaking.

Description:

Teachers will learn how to have students use multiple video apps on Chromebooks and smart phones that will assess multiple standards. Learning will be hands on; teachers will make their own videos to learn the apps so they in turn can teach their students how to use it. Teachers will also be shown how to upload it and 'get it off their phones' to share with the class. Teachers will also develop the video assignment lesson as a way to assess multiple standards. 

Objectives:
Participants will understand the basics of integrating video as an assessment tool. As an example, teachers will learn about Screencastify, how to develop tools to assist students on how to use it, and how to prepare students to make presentations.

Presenters
GT

Gabriella Turpin

Social Studies, Salinas Union High District


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 404

8:30am PST

Flipping Your Classroom Made Easy
Limited Capacity full

Prerequisite:
Basic knowledge of being able to navigate through a computer is needed, how to log into accounts, save, etc.

Description:

Learn how to utilize Google Classroom, YouTube, Padlet, and Google Forms to flip your classroom. Your lessons will demonstrate equity between all learners and your lessons will be student centered. Your role in the classroom becomes an expert facilitator and the time you spend with your students is quality. 

Objectives:
Students will experience a lesson that utilizes Google Classroom, YouTube, Padlet and Google Forms. Students will be able to develop their own lesson incorporating this technology into their lesson. Students will learn how to film their lesson, upload it to a computer, edit it, and publish it to YouTube. 

Presenters
avatar for Cheralynn Johnston

Cheralynn Johnston

Technology Coach, Salinas High School


Thursday January 5, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 401

9:45am PST

SAMR Moonshots - Amplifying Technology's Impact on Learning and Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
An interest in exploring how technology uniquely supports learning and teaching.

Description:
SAMR is a framework that teachers can use to consider how they are using technology to support learning.

Objectives:
Participants in this workshop will use the SAMR framework to redefine how they are using technology to support learning.

Presenters
avatar for Rob Appel

Rob Appel

History Teacher, Rancho San Juan High School
Rob is a Social Studies teacher in Salinas, California. He believes in the transformative power of education for all students. In addition, he is an advocate for using technology to facilitate meaningful learning experiences. Over the course of the last 20+ years, he has taught social... Read More →


Thursday January 5, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Rm 408

11:00am PST

Digitize Your Cornell Notes
Limited Capacity full

Prerequisites:
Teachers should have a basic understanding of being able to open and copy a google doc. More advanced features will be available for those who have higher level of understanding for google docs.

Description:

Dread Cornell Note taking? Think of it as a boring way to waste class time? Not anymore! During this session we will be using Google Docs to convert standard cornell notes to a digital format that will be interactive to increase student motivation. This session will walk through how to revise cornell notes in google docs using both the editing mode as well as the more advanced suggestion mode. This will include how to share notes between students and have them gain experience in revising someone elses notes. Anyone of any experience level can learn and extend upon this activity!

Objectives:
Teacher will understand the revision process of cornell notes and why it is important for student information retention.
Teacher will be able to go through the revision process for cornell notes on google docs using editing mode.
Teachers will be able to share notes and revise another students notes using suggestion mode.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Thursday January 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 406

11:00am PST

Going In-Depth with Google Searches for Student Research
Limited Capacity full

Prerequisite:
This lesson assumes basic aptitude in typing and technology. 

Description:
This fast-moving presentation (very little time for interactivity) will demonstrate some of the versatility of Google as a student research tool. Help students perform various targeted Google searches, advanced Google Image searches, Google Scholar searches, specific site inquiries, analysis of the credibility of sources, and citation of sources.

Objectives:
Walk away with a list of Google tools and search techniques that can aid students in research.

Presenters
avatar for David Garrison

David Garrison

English Teacher, EAHS
I teach 9th and 10th grade English at EAHS and am on way too many committees. I am an Eagle Scout and enjoy extreme sports, traveling, backpacking, reading, cooking, and video games.


Thursday January 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 405

11:00am PST

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Teachers who can access their Google Drive, create a document, and type into a table will do swimmingly well.Basic knowledge of being able to navigate through a computer is needed, how to log into accounts, save, etc.

Description:

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases: Tired of wading through hundreds of google searches to find just the right source for your paper? This one-hour lesson will help teachers search for scholarly and legitimate sources on their school library's SIRs databases--and then teach it to their students. APA and MLA citations are available at the click of the mouse. 

Objectives:
Teachers will save valuable time in teaching the research process to their students by using a vetted series of sites and sources from the databases. Teachers can expect works cited pages that are properly sourced and composed. Teachers will learn the value of keyword searching vs searching by subject.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rillingale

Lisa Rillingale

Teacher Librarian, NSHS


Thursday January 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 403
 
Friday, January 6
 

8:30am PST

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Teachers who can access their Google Drive, create a document, and type into a table will do swimmingly well.Basic knowledge of being able to navigate through a computer is needed, how to log into accounts, save, etc.

Description:

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases: Tired of wading through hundreds of google searches to find just the right source for your paper? This one-hour lesson will help teachers search for scholarly and legitimate sources on their school library's SIRs databases--and then teach it to their students. APA and MLA citations are available at the click of the mouse. 

Objectives:
Teachers will save valuable time in teaching the research process to their students by using a vetted series of sites and sources from the databases. Teachers can expect works cited pages that are properly sourced and composed. Teachers will learn the value of keyword searching vs searching by subject.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rillingale

Lisa Rillingale

Teacher Librarian, NSHS


Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Rm 403

8:30am PST

Utilizing Chromebooks in a Math Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
Participants need to have a basic understanding of using Google Sheets and some idea about how to use Classroom. They also need to be able to use their Chromebooks. 

Description:

We will be spending time learning how to use Chromebooks in a Math setting. We will explore using Sheets as a means to set up worksheets, tasks, and RSG for Math 1. We will also explore using Google Forms for creating Exit tickets and assessments. 

Objectives:
Create a document in Sheets for use in Math 1, assign that sheet in Google Classroom, and do the same with a Google Form.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Zenk

Steve Zenk

Salinas High School
Married, one kid


Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 407

8:30am PST

Tech Tools - Together They Are Stronger
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Because this session involves working with Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, it is best of participants have a basic foundation in working with these apps. No pre-knowledge of Google Sheet formulas is required. 

Description:
This session will introduce a research project that allows students to use Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides to participate in data collection, organization, and presentation. The example project shown will be an electronic reading log that tracks students' reading lives, including academic, personal, and service reading, and then allows them to share their findings in an academic presentation. The project idea, however, can be adapted to other subjects as content teachers see fit and generally promotes students' ownership of their learning and comfort with technology.

Objectives:
Participants will... - understand the ways Google can facilitate students' participation in research. - see how various Google apps can be used together harmoniously and receive copies of all presented materials, including copies of Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. - experiment with their own Google Form, Google Sheet, and Google Slide so that their own students can do data collection and presentation. - be offered free time for more advanced users of Google and step-by-step whole-class instructions for intermediate users.

Presenters

Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 405

8:30am PST

Nearpod-Take Engagement and Assessment to a New Level
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisite:
Participants will need to know how to create a Google Slides presentation. 

Description:
 Attendees will learn how to make lesson more engaging using the tool Nearpod, which allows students to follow along and interact with Presentations using any device. Participants will be able to search for free lessons and create their own. They will learn how to embed multiple-choice quizzes, polls, draw-its (students write directly on slide), and open-ended questions into their slide shows.

Objectives:
 Participants will be able to create a Nearpod account and search for lessons that have already been created. They will be able to create their own slide show with activities like quizzes, polls, draw-its, and open ended questions. Also, they will know how to add Powerpoints/Googleslides, videos, audio clips, and PDF files into their slide.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Ryglicki

Sarah Ryglicki

Special Education Teacher, Everett Alvarez High School
Mild-Moderate Special Education/English Co-Teacher


Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 402

8:30am PST

Organize Your Gmail and Contacts NOW!
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
Individuals taking this are at the beginning level of understanding of how to organize their Gmail and Contacts. Individuals only need to know their password to login and a basic understanding of email use.

Description:

This session is specifically geared for the individual who has 1,000+ emails in their inbox. Feel like you can't find that one email sent to you just yesterday? Feel swamped by unimportant emails? Wish you could prioritize and organize your email inbox? Ever wonder how people send emails to all staff? Does your inbox make you feel overwhelmed? Then this session is for you. Administrators, teachers, and classified members all welcome! 

Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will have learned how to organize their email inbox into folders, how to archive, and how to filter emails. Participants will also learn how to maximize their contacts to send out group emails without having to recall individuals email addresses each time.

Presenters
GT

Gabriella Turpin

Social Studies, Salinas Union High District


Friday January 6, 2017 8:30am - 10:45am PST
Rm 404

9:45am PST

Digitize Your Cornell Notes
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
Teachers should have a basic understanding of being able to open and copy a google doc. More advanced features will be available for those who have higher level of understanding for google docs.

Description:

Dread Cornell Note taking? Think of it as a boring way to waste class time? Not anymore! During this session we will be using Google Docs to convert standard cornell notes to a digital format that will be interactive to increase student motivation. This session will walk through how to revise cornell notes in google docs using both the editing mode as well as the more advanced suggestion mode. This will include how to share notes between students and have them gain experience in revising someone elses notes. Anyone of any experience level can learn and extend upon this activity!

Objectives:
Teacher will understand the revision process of cornell notes and why it is important for student information retention.
Teacher will be able to go through the revision process for cornell notes on google docs using editing mode.
Teachers will be able to share notes and revise another students notes using suggestion mode.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Friday January 6, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Rm 406

11:00am PST

Digitize Your Cornell Notes
Limited Capacity filling up

Prerequisites:
Teachers should have a basic understanding of being able to open and copy a google doc. More advanced features will be available for those who have higher level of understanding for google docs.

Description:

Dread Cornell Note taking? Think of it as a boring way to waste class time? Not anymore! During this session we will be using Google Docs to convert standard cornell notes to a digital format that will be interactive to increase student motivation. This session will walk through how to revise cornell notes in google docs using both the editing mode as well as the more advanced suggestion mode. This will include how to share notes between students and have them gain experience in revising someone elses notes. Anyone of any experience level can learn and extend upon this activity!

Objectives:
Teacher will understand the revision process of cornell notes and why it is important for student information retention.
Teacher will be able to go through the revision process for cornell notes on google docs using editing mode.
Teachers will be able to share notes and revise another students notes using suggestion mode.

Presenters
avatar for Tiana Mohondro

Tiana Mohondro

Science Teacher, ESMS


Friday January 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 406

11:00am PST

Crash Course ~ Organize Your Gmail and Contacts!
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
Individuals taking this are at the Intermediate/Advanced level of understanding of how to organize their Gmail and Contacts.

Description:

This session is specifically geared for the individual who has 1,000+ emails in their inbox. Feel like you can't find that one email sent to you just yesterday? Feel swamped by unimportant emails? Wish you could prioritize and organize your email inbox? Ever wonder how people send emails to all staff? Does your inbox make you feel overwhelmed? Then this session is for you. Administrators, teachers, and classified members all welcome! 

Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will have learned how to organize their email inbox into folders, how to archive, and how to filter emails. Participants will also learn how to maximize their contacts to send out group emails without having to recall individuals email addresses each time.  This is a quick demonstration of tips and tricks.

Presenters
GT

Gabriella Turpin

Social Studies, Salinas Union High District


Friday January 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 404

11:00am PST

Going In-Depth with Google Searches for Student Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisites:
This lesson assumes basic aptitude in typing and technology. 

Description:
This fast-moving presentation (very little time for interactivity) will demonstrate some of the versatility of Google as a student research tool. Help students perform various targeted Google searches, advanced Google Image searches, Google Scholar searches, specific site inquiries, analysis of the credibility of sources, and citation of sources.

Objectives:
Walk away with a list of Google tools and search techniques that can aid students in research.

Presenters
avatar for David Garrison

David Garrison

English Teacher, EAHS
I teach 9th and 10th grade English at EAHS and am on way too many committees. I am an Eagle Scout and enjoy extreme sports, traveling, backpacking, reading, cooking, and video games.


Friday January 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 405

11:00am PST

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Prerequisite:
Teachers who can access their Google Drive, create a document, and type into a table will do swimmingly well.Basic knowledge of being able to navigate through a computer is needed, how to log into accounts, save, etc.

Description:

Harnessing the Robust Nature of Your Library's Databases: Tired of wading through hundreds of google searches to find just the right source for your paper? This one-hour lesson will help teachers search for scholarly and legitimate sources on their school library's SIRs databases--and then teach it to their students. APA and MLA citations are available at the click of the mouse. 

Objectives:
Teachers will save valuable time in teaching the research process to their students by using a vetted series of sites and sources from the databases. Teachers can expect works cited pages that are properly sourced and composed. Teachers will learn the value of keyword searching vs searching by subject.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rillingale

Lisa Rillingale

Teacher Librarian, NSHS


Friday January 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Rm 403