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Tuesday, August 18
 

8:30am

Keynote
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on a book entitled Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools by Yvette Jackson, Amanda will be speaking about educational leadership that is based on our belief systems about the students we are serving.  She will be talking about Growth Mindset and Strength/Relationship based connections that engage the entire community in supporting student success.  She wants to help educators to see challenging students and parents as opportunities and strengths rather than deficits; all part of building a culture where everyone is involved in supporting the success of our students.

Speakers
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Amanda Scott-Thomas

Leads Tacoma Public School District efforts in building authentic and effective partnerships to develop and actualize an Achievement Gap Action Plan resulting in educational equity and opportunities that support the success of Tacoma Public School students.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Auditorium

8:30am

AWSP Framework Evaluator Training (2 Day Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the AWSP Framework Initial/Required 2-day training for evaluators of Principals and Assistant Principals. Topics to be covered: (1) requirements of Principal Evaluation System; (2) overview of AWSP Framework; (3) deep dive into rubrics; (4) review of User's Guide; (5) reflective questions; and (6) writing performance evaluations. This is a no-fee workshop.

This training requires attendance at full-day sessions on both days in order to meet the state requirement (two-day initial training requirement).

Speakers
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Stephanie Parker

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning, OESD 114
Assistant Superintendent | Teaching and Learning | OESD 114 | AWSP Framework State Certified Trainer


Tuesday August 18, 2015 8:30am - Wednesday August 19, 2015 4:00pm
ESD

10:10am

Evidence and Artifacts in TPEP
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will demystify the magnitude of collecting and providing evidence, introduce tips to "harvest" evidence to best represent your instruction, develop skills to identify relevant, meaningful, doable evidence, provide work samples of exemplar goals, introduce nested goals to help simplify the process, and provide resources and organizers to assist you in your evaluation.

Speakers
avatar for Barry Burnett

Barry Burnett

Professional Development, WEA
Barry is a full-time classroom teacher in the Port Angeles school district. Member of the WEA Professional Development Cadre, he has presented classes on Writing Student Growth Goals for TPEP and Collecting Evidence and Artifacts for TPEP throughout the Olympic Peninsula, including last year's Summer Institute in Bremerton. Barry is president of the Port Angeles Education Association.
avatar for Carol Rivera

Carol Rivera

Trainer, WEA Professional Development Network
Carol is a full-time classroom teacher in the Peninsula school district. Member of the WEA Professional Development Cadre, he has presented classes on Writing Student Growth Goals for TPEP and Collecting Evidence and Artifacts for TPEP throughout the Olympic Peninsula, including last year's Summer Institute in Bremerton. Carol is currently vice-president of the Peninsula Education Association and will serve as PEA full time release president... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
119

10:10am

K-5 Report Card Revision Overview - BSD ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an overview of the newly revised K-5 standards based report card. Best practices for standards based grading, data point collection, and grading norms will also be covered.

This session is for Bremerton School District employees only.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Leavell

Kelli Leavell

Professional Development Coordinator, Bremerton School District
Kelli Leavell began her teaching career in the Bremerton School District in 1998 as a Special Education teacher. Since 2004 she has worked part time as a Professional Development and ELL Program Coordinator in the Special Programs Department. In addition to her work in Bremerton, Kelli provides training and consultation to districts across the nation in the areas of literacy, assessment, standards, instruction, and alignment.
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Teneka Morley-Short

Principal, Crownhill Elementary
Teneka Morley-Short is the Principal at Crownhill Elementary School in the Bremerton School District.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
232

10:10am

Digital Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

We may teach one grade level, but students’ abilities vary from low to high. The trick is to differentiate for all of them. Easy, right? Not unless you’re “Super Teacher” OR you use digital resources. Imagine this: differentiation with the click of a mouse! Technology makes it possible.
Participants will learn how to differentiate by using online resources for English Language Arts on 27 different levels covering a Kinder through 5th grade curriculum including: leveled readers (many on multiple reading levels), lesson plans, shared and guided reading resources, grammar and word work, Reader’s Theater differentiated into three levels, Common Core Lesson Supplements, Close Reading packs (all differentiated into multiple reading levels) and much more. www.readinga-z.com

2. Participants will also discover resources which allow students to access leveled readers on their mobile devices on the level that’s just right for them- effectively individualizing reading practice with a built-in management system for accountability and data collection.
www.raz-kids.com

3. Participants will also explore how to teach reading and science content simultaneously with Sciencea-z.com resources.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Smith

Lori Smith

National Curriculum Consultant, Learning A-Z
Lori Smith holds a B.A. in Elementary Education with a Generic Special Ed. endorsement from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, and a Master of Science in Educational Administration. She has been in the field of education for 32 years as a teacher, a district administrator as a curriculum coordinator/program administrator, and has been a National Consultant for both AGS Publishing and Pearson Education. She is currently the National Curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 319

10:10am

Teaching Engineering Concepts and Careers in Engineering - BSD ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Open to Bremerton School District only:
Celeste will give classroom teachers (Grades 6-10) an easy and dynamic way to meet curriculum standards and competencies through the use of her book, “Engineering Made Easy” and she will provide an overview of her PPT presentations: “32 Engineering Careers.” She will guide you through lessons and activities to actively engage students in learning about engineering and our technological world by applying creativity and innovation as they complete the projects. The activities do not require a formal science lab and can be done with materials that are inexpensive and easy to find. You will leave this session with practical hands on ideas that you can easily implement in your classrooms.

Note: Participants will receive a copy of the book “Engineering Made Easy”

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Baine

Celeste Baine

Director, Engineering Education Service Center
Celeste Baine is the Director of the Engineering Education Service Center and the award-winning author of over twenty books on engineering careers and education. She won the Norm Augustine Award from the National Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Dean Council's Award for the Promotion of Engineering Education and Careers from ASEE and is listed on the National Engineers Week website as one of 50 engineers you should meet. She has also... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
403

10:10am

Goal View for the Experienced User - BSD ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to be more efficient when using Goal View?

Want to brush up on your Goal View skills before the beginning of the school year?

Learn how to make the most of the special education software program, avoid common problems and get the job done with the fewest “clicks” possible.

Must be a current Goal View user with a user ID and password.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Strawhun

Debra Strawhun

Bremerton School District
Debra is the Early Childhood Coordinator and the Regulatory Guidance and Compliance specialist for the Bremerton School District.  Previously she was an SLP in the District.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 325

10:10am

Intro to Chromebook - BSD ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY
Limited Capacity full

Using your Chromebook for the first time? Take the tour! We’ll look at customizing your settings and how to make the most of the Chrome OS/Browser using extensions and apps. Leave this session feeling comfortable and confident with your new device.

(ONLY FOR BSD CERTIFICATED ELEMENTARY TEACHERS. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR CHROMEBOOK, YOU MUST ATTEND ONE SESSION.)

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
about.me/sean.williams


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
New Commons

10:10am

Get Great Teacher Evaluations Through the Learning Target Process
Limited Capacity filling up

The single most effective strategy that you can use to enhance your teaching is the use of the Learning Target Process. In fact, all five of the dimensions in the CEL 5D teacher evaluation system requires an understanding of this process. Improving teacher performance always comes down to improving individual lessons. This seminar will provide a theory of action to produce that improvement!

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Caddell

Lynn Caddell

Assistant Superintendent, BSD
Mr. Lynn Caddell is the Assistant Superintendent of the Bremerton School District. Prior to this, Lynn was the Founding Principal of the Washington Youth Academy. He was also the founder of the Drawbridge Program at Bremerton High School. Lynn has been in education for 27 years and has served as a district administrator, principal and teacher. | | During his time in the classroom, Lynn taught English, Social Studies and Guitar. In Kitsap... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
400

10:10am

Differentiation and The Brain
Limited Capacity filling up

Examine the basic principles of differentiation in light of what current research on educational neuroscience has revealed. This research pool offers information and insights that can help educators decide whether certain curricular, instructional, and assessment choices are likely to be more effective than others. Learn how to implement differentiation so that it achieves the desired result of shared responsibility between teacher and student.

Speakers
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Sandy Gessner-Crabtree

Director of Instructional Services, OESD 114
I am beginning my 27th year in public education and it is still something I care deeply about and believe in passionately. Most of my career has been in the classroom at all levels of elementary and the last five years I was principal at View Ridge Elementary School in Bremerton. I believe in teachers and I know that teachers can impact their students lives in glorious ways. It is a tough job and a challenging job, but it is the best job there... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Auditorium

10:10am

Mindfulness and Movement in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be focusing on breath and movement to create a mindful classroom community. Some of the ideas we will share are meditation, yoga, brain breaks, movement, responsive-classroom techniques and whole-brain teaching techniques.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Fitness Center

10:10am

The Role of Evidence in History/Social Studies
Limited Capacity filling up


What role does evidence play across the 6-12 grade bands in literacy in history and social studies, and how is it integrated into reading, writing, speaking and listening?

In this 90 minute session, we will not only discover the answers to those two questions, but participants will learn some strategies to help students:
• use close reading to identify textual evidence and annotate their thinking.
• engage in classroom discourse to both enrich their thinking and rehearse using evidence from text and other sources to support claims (arguments) in writing.

We will also view some great videos of classrooms-in-action and highlight some exceptional resources.






Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Rice

Kathleen Rice

OESD
Kathleen is a longtime Central Kitsap and North Kitsap educator who has offered literacy support to her colleagues as a literacy coach, presenter, and professional development facilitator. She currently contracts as a university literacy instructor, as well as OESD 114 literacy professional development facilitator, presenter and WaKIDS trainer.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
406

10:10am

Teaching Math to English Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want some tips and strategies to help your ELL students with Math? Join us for an interactive session in engaging ELL students.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Instructional/Math Coach, Bremerton School District
Lisa has been with Bremerton School District since 2001 as an intermediate teacher. In 2013, she was selected as a Washington State Math Fellow. Together with other Math Fellows, Lisa works closely with OSPI, ESD, and local districts to provide professional development in implementing CCSS of Mathematics. She continues her position as an Instructional/Math Coach to support teachers in classrooms with current researched instructional practices to... Read More →
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Cynthia Larson-Faragalli

Instructional Coach, View Ridge, Bremerton School District
Cynthia Larson-Faragalli is an instructional coach at View Ridge Elementary in the Bremerton School District and the facilitator of the 4th grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
321

10:10am

National Board Certification - NEW for 2015
Limited Capacity seats available

National Board Certification is an effective and respected way to demonstrate your prowess in the classroom. This session will provide information about the revised certification process, how it works, and the benefits to you and your students. We will explore connections to Common Core, TPEP, professional growth, time commitments both in and outside of the classroom, and financial considerations. The presenters are experienced cohort facilitators who can answer your questions. Come here and find out if it's YOUR time to certify!

Speakers
avatar for Pam Abbott

Pam Abbott

English Teacher and Technology Facilitator, Bremerton School District
Pam is a National Board Certified English teacher and Technology Facilitator at Bremerton High School. She is also the English Department Chair at Bremerton High School, SpringBoard trainer, and an NBCT Cohort Facilitator.
avatar for Cindy McClain

Cindy McClain

Library Media/Specialist and Building Technology Facilitator, Bremerton High School
Cindy is a National Board Certified English Teacher and Facilitator as well as a SpringBoard trainer, WEA TPEP trainer, and WEA CCSS trainer.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
323

10:10am

Electrical Circuits for Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will go over the basics of electrical circuits. Class will contain projects to help solidify the concepts consistent with NGSS.

Speakers
CB

Corinne Beach

STEM Outreach Coordinator, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Ms. Beach is an engineer at PSNS & IMF and also co-coordinates the PSNS & IMF STEM Outreach programs. Passion for STEM!
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Steve Mastel

Electrician at PSNS & IMF, co-coordinator for K-12 STEM Outreach Programs


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
401

10:10am

Supporting Literacy in Secondary Science: Using Text-Based Evidence in Explaining Science Phenomena
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you use your science textbook to more effectively support your students in explaining science phenomena?

How can you shift your classroom practice from learning about science ideas to figuring out science phenomena?

This presentation will provide secondary science teachers with an instructional model and scaffolding tools to help promote literacy development in their science classrooms. Science teachers will learn about a framework for organizing instruction that promotes literacy development through speaking, reading, and writing grounded in evidence. 

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore

ELA Coordinator, Olympic ESD
Patricia is currently the Olympic ESD English Language Arts Coordinator and has been since January of 2015. Prior to that she served in the North Kitsap School District for 23 years as a Special Education teacher at all grade bands, principal at Pearson Elementary School and district office administrator overseeing elementary education, ELL, Title I, LAP, Native American students, 504, McKinney-Vento and DoDEA Federal Grants. She holds a... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan

Regional Science Coordinator, Olympic Educational Service District
Jeff Ryan is the Regional Science Coordinator at Olympic Educational Service District. Jeff has worked in science education since 1995 when he began his career with the Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels program. After three years of traveling around the state getting kids excited about science, Jeff took a middle school math and science teaching position in the Crescent School District on the Olympic Peninsula. During his time... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
241

10:10am

Child Abuse Investigations, Beginning to End
Limited Capacity seats available

We would like to provide a training on the basics of a child abuse investigation beginning to end. It will be presented as a panel with a representative from each agency listed as a presenter. We will also speak about mandatory reporting and the role school district employees play in it. There should be time at the end of the presentation for questions and answers. The agencies presenting for this training routinely collaborate on child sexual and physical abuse cases.

Participants on this panel:

Child Protective Services
Kitsap County Law Enforcement (detective or school resourse officer)
Kitsap County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Kitsap County Child Forensic Interviewer
Kitsap County Sexual Assault Advocate
Harrison Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Speakers
KD

Kenny Davis

Bremerton Police Department
KE

Kate Espy

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Harrison Hospital
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Dan Estes

CPS Intake Supervisor
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Sasha Mangahas

Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office
Child Forensic Interviewer, Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office
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Jonathan Salamas

Kitsap County Deputy Prosecutor
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Chellie Sewell

Kitsap Sexual Assault Center Victim Advocate


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Library

10:10am

School Safety and Emergency Management--It's Everyone's Job
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn the four phases of emergency management, who should be involved in the development of emergency management plans (who should be at the table), how to advocate for staff involvement, and the essential components of an effective emergency management plan.

Speakers
KN

Kirstin Nicholson

President, CKEA
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Patrick Nicholson

Head Custodian, 30 years Experience | 2009 Top Recipient National C.L.E.A.N. Award | 2012 Washington ESP of the Year | Chair, WEA Health and Safety Committee | National Education Association Board Director | Presenter, EPA Tools For Schools National Symposium 


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
408

10:10am

Tools to work with Children of Incarcerated Parents
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will offer information on the challenges faced by school children with parents in prison or in jail. It will provide the participants with ideas and resources to assist children in our schools to cope with the issues which arise when the parent is not in the home, to maintain adequate academic progress, and thereby reducing intergenerational incarceration. Each participant will get a stick with tools and resources.

Speakers
KS

Kathleen Sande

Kathleen is the Program Supervisor for all Institution Education programs across Washington. She supervises education inside juvenile detention centers, long-term juvenile facilities, group homes and adult jails. Kathleen is an advocate for youth and has worked at the Department of Corrections with adult offenders as well as with the community college system, assisting dislocated workers to find their way after the loss of their jobs. The work... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
111

10:10am

30 Tech Tools in 90 Minutes
Limited Capacity full

This fast paced presentation will cover 30 different technology tools in 90 minutes. I will present tools to use with your students as well as tools to make your teaching and/or personal life easier.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Shipley

Lynda Shipley

Media Specialist
I teach K-5 media classes in the Bremerton School District. This is my 6th year in this postion but I have been an educator for 31 years. I have a Masters of Education with an Educational Technology emphasis.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 407

10:10am

Skyward Secondary Grade Book New Teacher Orientation
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is intended for new teachers with little or no Skyward Secondary Grade Book experience. Attendees will learn general navigation, attendance, grade book setup, assignment entry/scoring, progress reports, and report card posting practices. Since the Skyward Secondary Grade Book Configuration varies from district to district and school to school, some features discussed may not be available. This session does not cover the Skyward Standards Grade Book.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Griswold

Christie Griswold

Student Services Support Analyst, OESD
avatar for Andrew Wentworth

Andrew Wentworth

Student Support Services Analyst, OESD
Andrew Wentworth is a Student Analyst at the Olympic Educational Service District 114 in Bremerton. He supports school districts across the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula in the use of all things Skyward student related. As a former classroom teacher, he has an understanding of grading and assessment recording, tracking, and reporting practices. Andrew received his BA in Education from WSU and his Masters in Education from Lesley College.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
230

10:10am

What's GAFE Got To Do With It?: Introducing Google Apps for Education
Limited Capacity filling up

Take part in a class that will allow you to learn and explore why schools across the world are going Google. This presentation will include a full explanation of the GAFE (Google Apps for Education) tools and the ramifications that these tools have on shifting a classroom into the future. In addition, it will cover how cloud-based productivity can help teachers to increase their knowledge of students, provide feedback, assess students, and save time (yes, once you learn to use GAFE, it really does save time). Also, learn how GAFE increases student engagement and ownership of work through the use of collaborative tools.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Frantzen

Christine Frantzen

Future Ready Learning Coach, Central Kitsap School District
Christine is transitioning to a position as a Future Ready Learning Coach in Central Kitsap School District. She has been a classroom teacher for 16 years at both the elementary and middle school levels. For the last year and a half she worked to use GAFE to create a Future Ready learning environment in her classroom. In addition, she trained staff in CKSD on all things GAFE. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 228

12:50pm

Assessment and Assessment Literacy: A Deeper Look at this Dimension and Criterion 6
Limited Capacity filling up

Assessment is changing in our state, and that affects how we approach all levels of assessment in the classroom and throughout the school and district. In this session, we will analyze and discuss the Assessment dimension of the CEL 5D and 5D+ in depth. In addition, we will create and refine student growth goals, and role play conversations between teachers and administrators. We will share strategies for formative and summative assessments and discuss how to strengthen our use of data to guide instruction. Finally, we will deepen our skills and knowledge with assessment literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Meissner

Whitney Meissner

Chimacum SD
I am currently the principal at Chimacum High School and have worked in this district since 2003. Prior to that, I served for four years as assistant principal at Snohomish High School, and before that, I was a math & English teacher in the Federal Way School District. | | I have been a CEL 5D/5D+ facilitator/framework specialist for three years and have had the great honor to work with teachers and principals all over the state. I have also... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
402

12:50pm

Engineering Made Easy - BSD ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Open to Bremerton School District only

Celeste will give classroom teachers (Grades 3-5) an easy and dynamic way to meet curriculum standards and competencies through the use of her book, “Engineering Made Easy”. She will guide you through lessons and activities to actively engage students in learning about engineering and our technological world by applying creativity and innovation as they complete the projects. The activities do not require a formal science lab and can be done with materials that are inexpensive and easy to find. You will leave this session with practical hands on ideas that you can easily implement in your classrooms.

Note: Participants will receive a copy of the book “Engineering Made Easy”

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Baine

Celeste Baine

Director, Engineering Education Service Center
Celeste Baine is the Director of the Engineering Education Service Center and the award-winning author of over twenty books on engineering careers and education. She won the Norm Augustine Award from the National Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Dean Council's Award for the Promotion of Engineering Education and Careers from ASEE and is listed on the National Engineers Week website as one of 50 engineers you should meet. She has also... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
403

12:50pm

Intro to Chromebook - BSD ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY
Limited Capacity filling up

Using your Chromebook for the first time? Take the tour! We’ll look at customizing your settings and how to make the most of the Chrome OS/Browser using extensions and apps. Leave this session feeling comfortable and confident with your new device.

(ONLY FOR BSD CERTIFICATED ELEMENTARY TEACHERS. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR CHROMEBOOK, YOU MUST ATTEND ONE SESSION.)



Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
about.me/sean.williams


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
New Commons

12:50pm

The Highly Engaged Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Marzano and Pickering's work on student engagement provides a meta-analysis of what research says about how to increase student engagement. This workshop will review their findings and provide realistic application opportunities.

Speakers
SG

Sandy Gessner-Crabtree

Director of Instructional Services, OESD 114
I am beginning my 27th year in public education and it is still something I care deeply about and believe in passionately. Most of my career has been in the classroom at all levels of elementary and the last five years I was principal at View Ridge Elementary School in Bremerton. I believe in teachers and I know that teachers can impact their students lives in glorious ways. It is a tough job and a challenging job, but it is the best job there... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
Auditorium

12:50pm

The Value of Opening Days Activities/Building and Maintaining Classroom Community--September to June
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting the school year off to a good start is the goal of all teachers.  This session will provide the philosophy behind Opening Days Activities and specific strategies that teachers can use to create the foundation for a safe and harmonious classroom.                                                   
The session will also include strategies teacher can use, throughout the year, to maintain and strengthen the bonds of community; as well as how to bring effective closure to the school by keeping the energy level high at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the school year.                                                   

Teachers will also be given the opportunity to plan their own ODAs, as well as those strategies that will help them maintain that community atmosphere throughout the year.

Speakers
JS

JD Sweet

Lead Trainer, New Phase New Ways; and Central Kitsap School District
JD Sweet has been a professional educator since 1976. He has been a Social Studies teacher at Central Kitsap High School, in the Central Kitsap School District,since 1977. JD and Elizabeth have worked together as Adjunct Professors for Seattle Pacific University; JD has worked in the same capacity for Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington. New Phase New Ways is a consulting firm of educators Elizabeth Blandin (Lead Trainer) and JD Sweet (Lead... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
119

12:50pm

National Boards for CTE
Limited Capacity seats available

Thinking about beginning National Board Certification for CTE? This 90 minute session will provide you with insight from two veteran CTE teachers that completed and passed NBs in 2014. Ask questions, gather resources, and meet other CTE teachers you can stay in touch with as you complete your NBs.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Van Berkom

Jill Van Berkom

Photography Teacher, Edmonds School District
Jill Van Berkom and Donna Schou are photography teachers from the Edmonds School District. As colleagues they have written curriculum, created new courses, mapped frameworks, and developed district assessments. In 2014 they worked together to complete their National Board Certification in CTE Arts & Communication.
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Donna Schou

Jill Van Berkom and Donna Schou are photography teachers from the Edmonds School District. As colleagues they have written curriculum, created new courses, mapped frameworks, and developed district assessments. In 2014 they worked together to complete their National Board Certification in CTE Arts & Communication.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
241

12:50pm

Close Reading Gr 3-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Our purpose will be to present our learnings from the 2015 Plain Talk About Reading Conference, from Douglas Fisher Ph.D. of San Diego State University. We will explain the definition of Close Reading and identify the essential components. We will demonstrate how to plan a close reading lesson: from selecting appropriate text, to framing questions at deeper levels of knowledge, all the way to gradually releasing responsibility by having students annotate text. Participants will come away from this session with a clearer idea of how to inspire kids to respond to text in new ways.

Speakers
avatar for Leona Parks

Leona Parks

Teacher, Crownhill
Leona Parks has been a Title 1 Teacher and Instructional Coach working at Crownhill Elementary for the past two years. Currently she is assigned to teach 5th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. She joined Bremerton School District in September 2013 after having taught third through sixth grades in California for twenty-one years. She is also the facilitator of the 5th grade Eureka Math PLC group.
avatar for Paula Rupel

Paula Rupel

Paula Rupel is an instructional coach at Naval Ave. Early Learning Center in the Bremerton School District and facilitates the 1st grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
108

12:50pm

“Please Teacher, Can We Write Some More?”: Using GAFE to Engage Writers
Limited Capacity filling up

How often have you assigned students a writing prompt to then be met with whines and groans? Or heard the phrase: "Is this enough?" Most teachers have. In this session you will leave with strategies you can use in your classroom to increase student engagement and quality of writing through the integration technology and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Not only will it make your life easier to assess their writing, but your students will be saying "Please Teacher, can we write some more?"

Please bring a device (Chromebook or laptop) if you have one available.

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Snow

Brandi Snow

Future Ready Learning Coach, Central Kitsap School District
Brandi has been teaching in the CK school district since 2004 at both the secondary and elementary levels. For the last five years she has been teaching 6th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies. In addition, she earned her National Board Certification in the area of English Language Arts-Early Adolescence. Brandi is very excited to be a Future Ready Learning Coach for Central Kitsap starting this school year.  


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
Comp Lab 407

12:50pm

English Language Proficiency Standards: Understanding and Applying the English Language Proficiency Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Non-native English speaking students have the amazing opportunity to become bilingual speakers through our public education system. Preparing students to contribute to our global society through college or career is a privilege that we have. We can embrace this challenge by understanding: second language acquisition, the English Language Proficiency Standards, the correspondence of these standards with Common Core English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science and applying this knowledge in our lesson and unit plans. Please join me in this workshop if you would like to build up your knowledge of language development and confidence in planning to support the needs of English Language Learners in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore

ELA Coordinator, Olympic ESD
Patricia is currently the Olympic ESD English Language Arts Coordinator and has been since January of 2015. Prior to that she served in the North Kitsap School District for 23 years as a Special Education teacher at all grade bands, principal at Pearson Elementary School and district office administrator overseeing elementary education, ELL, Title I, LAP, Native American students, 504, McKinney-Vento and DoDEA Federal Grants. She holds a... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
232

12:50pm

Eureka Math Daily Lesson
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you get through an entire math lesson? Come and watch how each lesson component is taught in one math lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Instructional/Math Coach, Bremerton School District
Lisa has been with Bremerton School District since 2001 as an intermediate teacher. In 2013, she was selected as a Washington State Math Fellow. Together with other Math Fellows, Lisa works closely with OSPI, ESD, and local districts to provide professional development in implementing CCSS of Mathematics. She continues her position as an Instructional/Math Coach to support teachers in classrooms with current researched instructional practices to... Read More →
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Cynthia Larson-Faragalli

Instructional Coach, View Ridge, Bremerton School District
Cynthia Larson-Faragalli is an instructional coach at View Ridge Elementary in the Bremerton School District and the facilitator of the 4th grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
321

12:50pm

Getting Started With Eureka in Kindergarten
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive planning session will help you start the year out right. Participants will engage in lesson planning for Module 1 by through an analysis of the development of mathematical concepts, lesson components, instructional strategies, and assessment. Teachers will also receive powerful parent resources, material management tips, and pacing recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Gearns

Donna Gearns

TOSA: Early Childhood & Assistive Technology, Bremerton School District
Donna K. Gearns, M.S. Ed is currently a TOSA for Bremerton School District. She has been at Bremerton for 22 years; prior to her Early Childhood years she taught students with significant Learning Disabilities. That led to her belief in early intervention to give children the best possible start to their education and to her passion for Assistive Technology to level the playing field for all students. | | Ellen Norris, SLP, is currently... Read More →
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Amy Hutchison

Crownhill Elementary
Amy Hutchison has been in teaching for 25 years. She taught music for 3 years at Harvard Elementary in Tacoma and for 16 years at View Ridge Elementary here in Bremerton. She is currently teaching Kindergarten at Crownhill Elementary and has been there for 6 years. | | I am very excited about the many things my students are learning in Eureka Math and look forward to sharing my ideas with other teachers.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
406

12:50pm

Three Strategies to Increase Cognitive Engagement in High School Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone has strategies to engage students in math activities – this workshop will connect that engagement to student learning. We will consider teaching practices presented in NCTM’s Principals to Actions (2014) proven to increase student learning. Participants will leave with tools and strategies ready to be implemented on the first day of class.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith

Regional Math Coordinator, Olympic ESD
My mission is to provide dynamic professional learning opportunities for all teachers.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
323

12:50pm

Basic Electricity
Limited Capacity seats available

Basic electricity covering AC/DC, Ohm's Law, simple series and parallel circuits; Kirchoff's Law, producing voltage, transformers, and " the power grid in a nutshell".

Speakers
CB

Corinne Beach

STEM Outreach Coordinator, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Ms. Beach is an engineer at PSNS & IMF and also co-coordinates the PSNS & IMF STEM Outreach programs. Passion for STEM!
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Steve Mastel

Electrician at PSNS & IMF, co-coordinator for K-12 STEM Outreach Programs


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
401

12:50pm

Writing Legally Defensible IEP Present Levels, Goals and Objectives
Limited Capacity full

What components are required in Present Level of Performance?

What is required in IEP goals and Objectives?

Using the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as a guide, we will outline outstanding present levels and goals.

We will also walk through the many ways to create goals in Goal View and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Strawhun

Debra Strawhun

Bremerton School District
Debra is the Early Childhood Coordinator and the Regulatory Guidance and Compliance specialist for the Bremerton School District.  Previously she was an SLP in the District.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
111

12:50pm

Bullying in Schools
Limited Capacity filling up

Bullying in Schools is something every district must address. A 90-minute session on the problems, RCWs and policies and procedures are a must for all staff who interact or supervise students.

Speakers

Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
230

12:50pm

Improving Student Achievement by Effectively Engaging Parents and Families
Limited Capacity filling up

The second most important component in student achievement is parental involvement. There are multiple layers to how to develop effective communication with families and how to bring them into the classroom in an effective manner. Through the use of technology, flexible scheduling, and consistent communication parents can become partners in their child’s education. This presentation will focus on how to reach all parents, so that all learners are supported. Parent partnerships will be discussed beyond parent-teacher conferences and PTA events. Participants will delve into the elements that must be in place in order for parent/teacher partnerships to exist and ultimately lead to student achievement.

Speakers
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Cindy Daniels

Cindy has served in education for many years, most recently as the Director of K-3 Reading for the AZ State Board of Education. She has been an elementary principal and educator with proven experience in successfully leading, mentoring and training staffs and teachers in behavior, academic and 21st Century skills. She has taught almost every grade throughout her career but focuses in Early Childhood Education, where she was recognized as the AZ... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
128

12:50pm

Innovative Ways to Teach the Common Core Standards Using the 'Since Time Immemorial' Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in interactive lessons from the STI Tribal Sovereignty online curriculum currently aligned to the common core standards in English and language arts. Learn the guiding principals, resources and strategies to energize the teaching of history, social studies, contemporary world problems, etc. We will also navigate the website and discuss ideas for infusing Native history and culture into classroom lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Lynn

Laura Lynn

Office of Native Education/OSPI
Dr. Laura Lynn currently serves as the Education Consultant for the Puget Sound Education Service District Native American Education Program. She became an OSPI certified “Since Time Immemorial (STI) curriculum trainer in 2011 and has facilitated numerous STI trainings with tribal and school leaders, teachers, and community members throughout the state. Recently, Dr. Lynn collaborated in the STI website redesign project.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
113

12:50pm

Writing: Standards, SBA, and Instruction (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to this workshop to strengthen your foundation in the Washington State Learning Standards (based on the CCSS) in Writing: 6-12 grades. You will also get an orientation to how the Smarter Balanced Assessment will probe students' ability to write explanatory, narrative, and argument text. With one foot in the standards and an eye on the SBA, you will then receive the opportunity to get your hands dirty planning instruction that develops your students' College and Career Readiness in Writing.

Speakers
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Michelle Morrow

I've been a teacher for 11 years and I am currently in my second year as the Secondary Literacy Intervention and ELA Specialist in Central Kitsap School District. My bachelor's degree is in Elementary Education, English, and Social Studies from Northern Michigan University and I have a Master's Degree in Literacy from Seattle Pacific University.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
234

12:50pm

Transitioning to the NGSS (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you engage students in argumentation? In this interactive session you will experience an instructional model illustrating how to scaffold students examination of data to observe trends and patterns, make inferences, and write tentative arguments. Participants will deepen their understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards Science and Engineering Practice: Engaging in Argument from Evidence.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan

Regional Science Coordinator, Olympic Educational Service District
Jeff Ryan is the Regional Science Coordinator at Olympic Educational Service District. Jeff has worked in science education since 1995 when he began his career with the Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels program. After three years of traveling around the state getting kids excited about science, Jeff took a middle school math and science teaching position in the Crescent School District on the Olympic Peninsula. During his time... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
405

12:50pm

Superflex© A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is based on the theory and practice of the body of work developed by Michelle Garcia Winner and her colleagues in the area of Social Thinking®. The Superflex© curriculum was developed to provide the therapists, teachers, caregivers and children a fun and non-threatening way to explore social thinking. Participants will gain a better understanding of why teach social thinking in the schools. They will become familiar with the prerequisite skills and abilities needed prior to the introduction of the Superflex© curriculum and gain a greater understanding of additional supports/curricular material that may be necessary to insure a student’s success in this arena. By the end of this workshop participants will learn to explicitly teach core social concepts through the use of a superhero, a five-point power plan and the New Team of “Thinkables” and contrast when one’s brain gets sidetracked in a less social way (dominant thinking by a member of the “Team Of Unthinkables”). As a result students will increase their knowledge of social expectations, increase self-awareness of their behavior and how it affects others and learn how to modify their behavior using “Superflexible” strategies.

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CONSIDER THE WEDNESDAY SESSION INSTEAD.

Speakers
GC

Gwen Caggiano

Gwen Caggiano has participated in yearly workshops with Michelle Garcia Winner associated with the theory and practice of Social Thinking® Research and Development. She attends the yearly Providers Workshop offered in San Francisco each June. She completed the Mentor Training Program with Michelle and staff at her clinic in San Jose in 2009. | | Gwen has conducted workshops and on-site coaching for Pre-K-12 classroom staff and... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
400

12:50pm

NEAR: Getting to the Heart of Why Some Children Struggle to Thrive At School & What We Can Do To Help (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity filling up

An in-depth look at the NEAR Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs], & Resiliency) and why this information is critical for educators and teachers of all grade levels. We will present the latest research and scientific innovations in an informative and engaging manner; using stories and anecdotes from our work with children and families. We will explore some of the dynamics that make traditional classroom environments challenging for some children to thrive. We hope to leave you inspired and empowered!

Speakers
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Katie Eilers

Katie Eilers, RN, MPH, MSN is the Assistant Director for Community Health for the Kitsap Public Health District. In this role, she oversees a variety of parent-child health programs including First Steps, Nurse Family Partnership, Service to Children with Special Healthcare Needs and lactation support. She also manages the Health District’s chronic disease prevention team that focuses on obesity-prevention, built environment strategies... Read More →
avatar for Kody Russell

Kody Russell

ACEs & Resiliency Project Director, Kitsap Strong
Kody Russell, MSW, is the Project Director for Kitsap Strong - ACEs & Resiliency Project, which is a collective impact process focused on addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and intergenerational poverty in Kitsap County. This position is joint funded through the Gate's Family Foundation, Kitsap Community Foundation, United Way of Kitsap County, and the Suquamish Tribe. Kody has extensive knowledge and over 10 years practice... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Library

12:50pm

Enhancing Personal Productivity and Collaboration (iOS) - 3 Hour Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how using your device’s powerful built-in apps can increase your productivity through time management, event documentation, and collaborative communication. (Appropriate for teachers with iPads.)

Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
408

12:50pm

SchoolWires - A Website and More! (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to increase your ability to communicate and connect to parents, students and our community? Then come to the Schoolwires website workshop where you can learn to use this versatile tool. If you already have your Schoolwires website up and running but just need time to update it we’ll provide time for that too, with assistance as you need it. Be prepared and start the year off in the best way!

Speakers
avatar for Pam Abbott

Pam Abbott

English Teacher and Technology Facilitator, Bremerton School District
Pam is a National Board Certified English teacher and Technology Facilitator at Bremerton High School. She is also the English Department Chair at Bremerton High School, SpringBoard trainer, and an NBCT Cohort Facilitator.
avatar for Pattye Heuer

Pattye Heuer

Communication/Community Relations, Bremerton School District
Pattye is the Website Manager for Bremerton School District.
avatar for Cindy McClain

Cindy McClain

Library Media/Specialist and Building Technology Facilitator, Bremerton High School
Cindy is a National Board Certified English Teacher and Facilitator as well as a SpringBoard trainer, WEA TPEP trainer, and WEA CCSS trainer.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 319

12:50pm

Introduction to eVAL for Teachers and Principals (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

This face to face, hands on training will help teachers and principals district prepare for the coming year of using eVAL for the entire evaluation cycle. Including:
Self Assessment
Goal Setting
Collecting Evidence (Observations & Artifacts)
Scoring
Reporting
Video resources

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen

OESD
Jeff Allen is the Director of High Risk Youth Programs and Technology at Olympic ESD. He is a Marzano Instructional Framework specialist and supports districts in the region in the use of eVAL for teacher evaluation.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 228

2:30pm

Response to Intervention
Limited Capacity full

Response to Intervention is much more than a method to qualify students for special education services. When RTI is done well it provides schools with a multi-tiered system of support that meets the needs of all students. This session will focus on key structures, actions, and tools needed to reinvigorate your school RTI system.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Sullivan-Dudzic

Linda Sullivan-Dudzic

Director of Elementary Education and Special Programs, Bremerton School District
Linda Sullivan-Dudzic is the Director of Elementary Education and Special Programs in the Bremerton School District.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
232

2:30pm

What Can We Learn From WaKIDS?
Limited Capacity seats available

When Washington State provides funding for schools for Full Day Kindergarten, WaKIDS is a required component. Learn about the three components of WaKIDS, how Teaching Strategies Gold has changed for this coming school year, and how school districts have used the assessment results to make instructional decisions. We will also discuss the newest recommendations for designing Full Day Kindergarten programs.

Speakers
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Sandy Gessner-Crabtree

Director of Instructional Services, OESD 114
I am beginning my 27th year in public education and it is still something I care deeply about and believe in passionately. Most of my career has been in the classroom at all levels of elementary and the last five years I was principal at View Ridge Elementary School in Bremerton. I believe in teachers and I know that teachers can impact their students lives in glorious ways. It is a tough job and a challenging job, but it is the best job there... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
119

2:30pm

Intro to Chromebook - BSD ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY
Limited Capacity filling up

Using your Chromebook for the first time? Take the tour! We’ll look at customizing your settings and how to make the most of the Chrome OS/Browser using extensions and apps. Leave this session feeling comfortable and confident with your new device.

(ONLY FOR BSD CERTIFICATED ELEMENTARY TEACHERS. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR CHROMEBOOK, YOU MUST ATTEND ONE SESSION.)

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
about.me/sean.williams


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
New Commons

2:30pm

CHAMPS: Helping Students Have Success in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Would you like to add some tools to your Classroom Management Toolbox? Explore strategies from Randy Sprick's book CHAMPS that will help you communicate clear expectations for activities and transitions that occur throughout the school day.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Codorniz

Stephanie Codorniz

Resource Room Teacher, West Hills STEM Academy
Stephanie is a National Board Certified Exceptional Needs Teacher and Resource Room Teacher at West Hills STEM Academy.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

2:30pm

Become a CTE Certified Teacher at OLYMPIC COLLEGE
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how you can add a CTE endorsement through Olympic College's CTE Teacher Prep program--one of six approved providers by the Professional Education Standards Board! Classes are on the OC campus, available evenings and Saturdays, reasonably priced and instructed by local, retired and experienced CTE directors.

Speakers
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Mourine Anduiza

Olympic College
Research Analyst in Workforce Development at Olympic College with over 40 years teaching and administrative experience in K-12 CTE.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
403

2:30pm

Using Complex Texts with Every Reader
Limited Capacity full

Analytic reading vs. close reading vs. deep reading- whatever you call it, students are being asked to understand text more than they ever have before! This session will look at how all level of readers can access complex text through multiple strategies, purposes, and instructional styles.

(ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED ON WEDNESDAY AT 10:10.) 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lordon

Julie Lordon

Title 1, ELL and Assessment Coordinator, West Hills STEM Academy
Julie is currently the Title 1 teacher and Assessment Coordinator at West Hills STEM. She has been working on the implementation of technology for both instruction and assessment.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
326

2:30pm

Getting Started With Eureka in 1st Grade
Limited Capacity filling up

This interactive planning session will help you start the year out right. Participants will engage in lesson planning for Module 1 by through an analysis of the development of mathematical concepts, lesson components, instructional strategies, and assessment. Teachers will also receive powerful parent resources, material management tips, and pacing recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Rupel

Paula Rupel

Paula Rupel is an instructional coach at Naval Ave. Early Learning Center in the Bremerton School District and facilitates the 1st grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
406

2:30pm

Show What They Know with Assistive Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Assistive Technology (AT) is the factor that can "level the playing field" for many of our students with Special Needs. By using the AT process of examining solutions from no tech, to low tech, to high tech, teachers and therapists can determine a range of solutions for their students. Come and learn the process and a variety of tools so your students can show what they know.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Gearns

Donna Gearns

TOSA: Early Childhood & Assistive Technology, Bremerton School District
Donna K. Gearns, M.S. Ed is currently a TOSA for Bremerton School District. She has been at Bremerton for 22 years; prior to her Early Childhood years she taught students with significant Learning Disabilities. That led to her belief in early intervention to give children the best possible start to their education and to her passion for Assistive Technology to level the playing field for all students. | | Ellen Norris, SLP, is currently... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Norris

Ellen Norris

SLP, CKSD
I am a speech language pathologist currently working for CKSD. I love being able to find the low tech and high tech solutions for students to be able to communicate, interact and learn.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
108

2:30pm

Overview of Compassionate Schools framework using OSPI’s Heart of Teaching and Learning:
Limited Capacity filling up

Compassion Resilience and Academic Success manual participants will be introduced to the key findings of the “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)” study; provided with a framework for understanding the relationship of trauma and learning; instructional strategies for building a compassionate school.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Hertel

Ron Hertel

Student Support - Social and Emotional Learning/Compassionate Schools, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ron Hertel is a Program Supervisor at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington’s State Education Agency. He began his teaching career in an inpatient psychiatric facility for adolescents in Minnesota from 1975 – 1979. From 1979 – 1989, he was a social worker for Boulder County Department of Social Services in Colorado. From 1989 - 2000 he supervised a county child welfare services office, administered the... Read More →
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Mona Johnson

Director of Student Support, OSPI
Student Support at OSPI is a resource for school districts and communities regarding a wide array of nonacademic barriers to learning—from bullying to homelessness. Mona provides strategic leadership to this diverse organizational unit and is responsible for integrating and coordinating a variety of initiatives to assist districts and schools in the provision of safe, civil, healthy, and intellectually stimulating environments that foster... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
402

2:30pm

30 Tech Tools in 90 Minutes
Limited Capacity full

This fast paced presentation will cover 30 different technology tools in 90 minutes. I will present tools to use with your students as well as tools to make your teaching and/or personal life easier.

An additional session of this class has been added to the schedule on Tuesday the 18th at 10:10 am.  

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Shipley

Lynda Shipley

Media Specialist
I teach K-5 media classes in the Bremerton School District. This is my 6th year in this postion but I have been an educator for 31 years. I have a Masters of Education with an Educational Technology emphasis.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 407

2:30pm

Skyward's Secondary Gradebook Bells and Whistles
Limited Capacity full

Are you using Skyward's Secondary Grade Book to enter and score assignments and that's it? If so, you may be missing out. Come to this session to learn about Message Center, Online Assignments, Lesson Planner, and the Course Learning Center.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Griswold

Christie Griswold

Student Services Support Analyst, OESD
avatar for Andrew Wentworth

Andrew Wentworth

Student Support Services Analyst, OESD
Andrew Wentworth is a Student Analyst at the Olympic Educational Service District 114 in Bremerton. He supports school districts across the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula in the use of all things Skyward student related. As a former classroom teacher, he has an understanding of grading and assessment recording, tracking, and reporting practices. Andrew received his BA in Education from WSU and his Masters in Education from Lesley College.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
230
 
Wednesday, August 19
 

8:30am

The Wonders of Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an in-depth look at the Reading Wonders assessment system. The Wonders program provides a comprehensive suite of assessments. In this session participants will learn additional information about each of the diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments including:

Placement and Diagnostic Assessments
Unit Assessments
Weekly Assessments
Benchmark Assessments
Fluency Assessments
Count Down To Common Core Assessents

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Leavell

Kelli Leavell

Professional Development Coordinator, Bremerton School District
Kelli Leavell began her teaching career in the Bremerton School District in 1998 as a Special Education teacher. Since 2004 she has worked part time as a Professional Development and ELL Program Coordinator in the Special Programs Department. In addition to her work in Bremerton, Kelli provides training and consultation to districts across the nation in the areas of literacy, assessment, standards, instruction, and alignment.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
New Commons

8:30am

Intro to Chromebook - BSD ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ONLY
Limited Capacity filling up

Using your Chromebook for the first time? Take the tour! We’ll look at customizing your settings and how to make the most of the Chrome OS/Browser using extensions and apps. Leave this session feeling comfortable and confident with your new device.

(ONLY FOR BSD CERTIFICATED ELEMENTARY TEACHERS. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR CHROMEBOOK, YOU MUST ATTEND ONE SESSION.)

Speakers
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
about.me/sean.williams


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
230

8:30am

Criterion 2? What do I Do? Session 1: Quality of Questioning
Limited Capacity filling up

Criterion 2 (Demonstrating effective teaching practices) can seem overwhelming. Join me for a 90-minute session on one indicator or all day to dive deep into this criterion. Appropriate for all grade levels; last session will be Math focused.

Session1: Quality of questioning
Discover what quality of questioning will look and sound like in your distinguished classroom. Walk away with questioning strategies that can be used in any classroom at any age level.

*NOTE: These classes can be taken individually, or as a series*

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Krumsick

Stacey Krumsick

Assistant Principal, Mountain View M.S., Bremerton School District
Stacey Krumsick is the assistant principal at Mountain View Middle School.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
119

8:30am

TPEP: Formative Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session focuses on the significance of formative assessment and its impact on student achievement. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of formative assessment; a repertoire of assessment forms, styles, and techniques; and ideas for gathering data for TPEP, including Student Growth Data.

Speakers
avatar for Al Gonzalez

Al Gonzalez

Teacher, Washington Education Association
Middle School Science Teacher | National Board Certified Teacher | Master of Arts in Teaching | ISTE Capstone I and II
avatar for Cindy McClain

Cindy McClain

Library Media/Specialist and Building Technology Facilitator, Bremerton High School
Cindy is a National Board Certified English Teacher and Facilitator as well as a SpringBoard trainer, WEA TPEP trainer, and WEA CCSS trainer.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
323

8:30am

Reasoning with Unreasonable People: The Art and Science of Difficult Conversations
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will demonstrate a framework for engaging in difficult conversations necessary for making decisions, resolving conflict, and creating lasting change. The framework is based on the idea that underlying every difficult conversation are actually five deeper conversations.

Drawing on emerging research from neuroscience, social science, and behavioral science on the relationship between emotions and rational behavior, the presentation will explore five core emotional and social drivers behind “unreasonable conversations”. Understanding these drivers will help participants diagnose the underlying factors behind difficult conversations and develop brain-friendly strategies that overcome resistance and create a climate that fosters collaboration, engagement, and commitment.

Speakers
avatar for Samad Aidane

Samad Aidane

NeuroFrontier.com
Samad Aidane is a Project and Change Management Consultant and Coach with over two decades of experience in information technology change initiatives. His industry experience spans telecom, finance, health care, and government projects in the U.S, Germany, Austria and Belgium with companies such as HP, Cap Gemini, Time Warner Telecom, and Telefonica. | | Samad holds a Post Graduate Degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Auditorium

8:30am

Understanding Street Youth
Limited Capacity filling up

Understanding Street Youth will help you understand how the belief systems, immediate needs, and unfortunate circumstances play a role in the decisions of street minded youth. This training will help you make sense of their actions and how it impacts the classroom. You will be given the opportunity to explore their world through the eyes of street minded youth.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Thomas

Darrell Thomas

Street Hope Manager, The Coffee Oasis
Darrell Thomas has been working with street youth for the last three years  but was a street minded youth himself in his early years. Through life experience, training and mentoring he has been able to connect with street minded youth and has witnessed their life changes. This work is possible because of his understanding of street culture, unfortunate circumstances, and substance abuse challenges.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
111

8:30am

'It's Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How': The Integrated Play Groups Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Students with autism spectrum disordersneed specific instruction in social interactive skills to succeed in their school programs. In this presentation, the Integrated Play Groups model developed by Pamela Wofberg (2003)will be described and demonstrated. This is an inclusion model in which typical peers serve as "experts" in play, modeling and supporting the development of such skills as shared reference, perspective taking, turntaking, and symbolic thinking. Case study examples, and ideas for including Integrated Play Groups methods in existing educational programs will be presented. The program is geared toward autism, but is also appropriate for other students with social challenges.

Speakers
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Linda Hagood

Olympic ESD
Linda Hagood, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who has special expertise in working (and playing) with students who have autism, visual and multiple impairments and deaf-blindness. She has worked in many public school and private therapy settings, and has authored two curriculum guides. She has presented her work at many workshops both locally and internationally, and has taught an online course through Perkins School for the... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
108

8:30am

Reading Eggs and Reading Express Program Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress are comprehensive, online literacy programs for PreK-6th grade readers. Grounded in extensive educational research, these programs help your student learn to read, build comprehension skills, read at grade level, and develop English language proficiency.
This session will provide an overview of Reading Eggs including how to:
View reports to understand student skill gaps and inform instruction
advance features in Reading Eggs and reading Express
Using library books and other program resources for whole class instruction
Mobile device access
Using Reading Eggs for RTI

Reading Eggs is currently available for all BSD ELL students.

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Briggs

Consultant, Edmentum
Jennifer Briggs is a consultant for Edmentum.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Comp Lab 407

8:30am

Tools and Tricks To Support Written Expression
Limited Capacity seats available

The new Written Language Productions Standards align with the Common Core. The need to teach handwriting and keyboarding is more important than ever. Explore the diverse materials available from low tech manipulatives to high tech iPads to get your students engaged with writing!

Speakers
CD

Cindi Dudley

Occupational Therapist, Olympic ESD
Cindi Dudley, M.Ed., OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. Though having supported a very diverse population across many settings during her 30+ year career, she is most energized by assisting young individuals with complex challenges. More than 20 years working in the public schools has resulted in a wide repertoire of ideas to share. Challenges such as multi handicapping conditions, autism... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
326

8:30am

How to Get Your Students to Read a Math Problem
Limited Capacity filling up

Help your students become great problem solvers by overcoming their language barrier. In this session we will provide classroom strategies to support ELL students, students of poverty and anyone who struggles with academic language. In this interactive presentation participants will experience powerful learning of comprehension strategies and instructional techniques through a model mathematics lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore

ELA Coordinator, Olympic ESD
Patricia is currently the Olympic ESD English Language Arts Coordinator and has been since January of 2015. Prior to that she served in the North Kitsap School District for 23 years as a Special Education teacher at all grade bands, principal at Pearson Elementary School and district office administrator overseeing elementary education, ELL, Title I, LAP, Native American students, 504, McKinney-Vento and DoDEA Federal Grants. She holds a... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith

Regional Math Coordinator, Olympic ESD
My mission is to provide dynamic professional learning opportunities for all teachers.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
232

8:30am

Getting Started With Eureka in 2nd Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive planning session will help you start the year out right. Participants will engage in lesson planning for Module 1 by through an analysis of the development of mathematical concepts, lesson components, instructional strategies, and assessment. Teachers will also receive powerful parent resources, material management tips, and pacing recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Hilah Cochrane

Hilah Cochrane

Kitsap Lake
Hilah Cochrane is an instructional coach at Kitsap Lake Elementary in the Bremerton School District and the facilitator of the 2nd grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
406

8:30am

CCSS and Special Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Guidance on providing access to the Washington State Learning Standards for students with disabilities through the IEP.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Acuna

Jennifer Acuna

Olympic ESD
Director of Special Services for OESD 114


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
128

8:30am

Free & Easy to Implement Technology Tools for the Not So Tech Savvy Teacher and Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

I will be showing you how to utilize free technology tools for any platform that can help you be more organized, use less paper, and make teaching CCSS and preparing for TPEP easier.

These tools can be used for any technology ability level, subject, or job position.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Carr

Kelly Carr

Media Specialist at Armin Jahr Elementary, Armin Jahr Elementary-BSD
I am a media specialist/technology lover who is passionate about sharing my learning with others. I enjoy sharing what I have learned about technology tools so that others may find enjoyment in technology tools as well. Even if you're afraid of technology, I can help alleviate those fears!


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
321

8:30am

Tech Tools for EVERYONE
Limited Capacity full

This session is meant for everyone that wants to make technology work for THEM! We will looks at the tools that are available to help be more efficient and save time, even for those of us who may not feel "tech savvy."

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Instructional/Math Coach, Bremerton School District
Lisa has been with Bremerton School District since 2001 as an intermediate teacher. In 2013, she was selected as a Washington State Math Fellow. Together with other Math Fellows, Lisa works closely with OSPI, ESD, and local districts to provide professional development in implementing CCSS of Mathematics. She continues her position as an Instructional/Math Coach to support teachers in classrooms with current researched instructional practices to... Read More →
avatar for Julie Lordon

Julie Lordon

Title 1, ELL and Assessment Coordinator, West Hills STEM Academy
Julie is currently the Title 1 teacher and Assessment Coordinator at West Hills STEM. She has been working on the implementation of technology for both instruction and assessment.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Comp Lab 327

8:30am

Teaching and Assessing the WA State K–12 Math Learning Standards in 2015–2016 (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

After four years of transitioning instruction to the standards and two years of using the Smarter Balanced assessment system in Washington, what have we learned? OSPI staff will share ideas for using available resources, including the Principles to Action, to support instruction. Thoughts on maximizing the potential of the three-part assessment system will be discussed. Bring a laptop/tablet and your log in information for the Digital Library as we will explore using this tool to inform instruction through a formative assessment process. Using the interim assessments will also be discussed. Participants will develop an understanding of how to support students’ mathematical development aligned to the Washington State K–12 Learning Standards, with the goal of preparing them for college and careers.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Absten

Katy Absten

Mathematics Specialist, OSPI
Katy is a Mathematics Specialist at OSPI supporting the statewide MSP projects and the Bridge to College transition course.
AG

Anne Gallagher

Director of K-12 Mathematics, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Anne works in the mathematics teaching and learning department at OSPI.
AJ

Anton Jackson

OSPI
Working in the mathematics assessment department at OSPI.
JJ

Jennifer Judkins

OSPI
Jennifer works in the mathematics assessment office at OSPI.
JW

Julie Wagner

Assessment Specialist, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Work in the mathematics assessment department and supports the mathematics teaching and learning department at OSPI with work in early numeracy.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
405

8:30am

Building Culture in your Classroom Through Mindful Teaching and Mindful Skills (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding how a mindful approach can change your teaching/presenting approach and the culture of community within your classroom/audience. Understand how a mindful approach is a skill that can be learned and utilized by everyone with benefits to learning, emotions, thoughts, and our environment.

Speakers
avatar for Debbee Straub

Debbee Straub

Debbee is a math and science educator at Fairview Middle School. She coaches track and advises a girl group GoGirlGo which she began 4 years ago. Debbee holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, an MSc in Education, a National Board Certification in Science (EA), certified yoga instructor and practices & trains in mindfulness.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
402

8:30am

Remotely Operated Vehicles for Elementary (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ignite a passion for engineering! In this class, participants will work in teams, design, construct, test, redesign, re-test and use remotely operated vehicles. We will go through the entire process that we would typically do in a classroom setting with 5th and 6th grade students. This class will help teachers know what to expect, helpful hints and strategies to have a successful underwater vehicle experience with their students.

Speakers
CB

Corinne Beach

STEM Outreach Coordinator, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Ms. Beach is an engineer at PSNS & IMF and also co-coordinates the PSNS & IMF STEM Outreach programs. Passion for STEM!
SM

Steve Mastel

Electrician at PSNS & IMF, co-coordinator for K-12 STEM Outreach Programs


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
401

8:30am

Superflex© A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is based on the theory and practice of the body of work developed by Michelle Garcia Winner and her colleagues in the area of Social Thinking®. The Superflex© curriculum was developed to provide the therapists, teachers, caregivers and children a fun and non-threatening way to explore social thinking. Participants will gain a better understanding of why teach social thinking in the schools. They will become familiar with the prerequisite skills and abilities needed prior to the introduction of the Superflex© curriculum and gain a greater understanding of additional supports/curricular material that may be necessary to insure a student’s success in this arena. By the end of this workshop participants will learn to explicitly teach core social concepts through the use of a superhero, a five-point power plan and the New Team of “Thinkables” and contrast when one’s brain gets sidetracked in a less social way (dominant thinking by a member of the “Team Of Unthinkables”). As a result students will increase their knowledge of social expectations, increase self-awareness of their behavior and how it affects others and learn how to modify their behavior using “Superflexible” strategies.

Speakers
GC

Gwen Caggiano

Gwen Caggiano has participated in yearly workshops with Michelle Garcia Winner associated with the theory and practice of Social Thinking® Research and Development. She attends the yearly Providers Workshop offered in San Francisco each June. She completed the Mentor Training Program with Michelle and staff at her clinic in San Jose in 2009. | | Gwen has conducted workshops and on-site coaching for Pre-K-12 classroom staff and... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
400

8:30am

Violence & Suicide: What's the Teacher's Role? (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

We all have a role in preventing and intervening in youth suicide and violence. As teachers, there are specific tools and strategies that you can use to reduce the risk for all students. Additionally, there's awareness that can help to intervene before a problem arises, supporting students and our communities. It all begins by planning. Come discover what you can do, what you may already be doing, and what we can do together to provide youth with what they need to overcome the challenges that lead to violence and suicide.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Kyaio

Leah Kyaio

Owner/ Education Change Catlyst, With Respect
Leah has worked as a professional development specialist for over 20 years and has a passion for non-violence, conflict negotiation, and cultural competence. She holds a BA in psychology, an M.Ed. in Education/Special Ed and an "almost" PhD in Educational Leadership & Administration. She has served in the classroom, in the district office and at the state level. She brings her personal and professional experience in dealing with violence... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
234

8:30am

Collecting Data with Google (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity full

Looking for a quick and easy solution for collecting data? Come learn how the collaboration between Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets can help. Participants will learn how to create forms, collect the data, and work within the Google spreadsheet platform to analyze and share data with others. Stop lugging home piles of paper, with Google everything can be in the cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Wambold

Kristina Wambold

Authorized Google Education Trainer, Educational Service District 112
Kristina is the Digital Learning Coach for ESD 112, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer and Certified Adobe Education Trainer. She specializes in providing professional development to educators on using Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies effectively in the classroom.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 325

8:30am

Digging Deeper into Google Drive (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity full

Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Explore Google Presentations and Drawings and Google Drive Apps and Add-ons to bring additional functionality to the Google Apps Suite.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 302

8:30am

Facilitating Real World Learning (iOS) - 3 Hour Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to create authentic learning activities that engage students across multiple disciplines to solve real-world problems with Apple creativity apps and the Challenge Based Learning framework. (Appropriate for teachers with iPod carts.)

Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
408

8:30am

Safari Montage - Intro (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on training is an introduction for educators to facilitate digital age learning with SAFARI Montage. Dive into SAFARI Montage to discover new methods for searching and utilizing instructionally relevant digital content. Learn how to find engaging content, customize the content for your instructional needs, and save, assign and even present that content for your classroom.



Upload teacher-created content; add metadata; correlate content to standards; and share resources to develop SMART learning objects. Construct multi-media playlists designed to personalize learning by addressing student strengths, interests, and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Magenau

Dana Magenau

SAFARI Montage
Dana Magenau, Account Executive, lived and worked in Asia for eight years before pursuing his passion to improve public education. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he built and led a sales and marketing team in China for U.S. sports marketing giant IMG. After returning to the U.S., Mr. Magenau raised money for K-12 schools nationwide and then joined the Recording Academy in Los Angeles as their Executive Director of the GRAMMY Foundation. There he... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 319

8:30am

CEL5D+ One Day Overview
Limited Capacity filling up

This full day session will provide an overview of the CEL5D+ Instructional Framework developed by the Center of Educational Leadership at University of Washington.

Speakers
SG

Sandy Gessner-Crabtree

Director of Instructional Services, OESD 114
I am beginning my 27th year in public education and it is still something I care deeply about and believe in passionately. Most of my career has been in the classroom at all levels of elementary and the last five years I was principal at View Ridge Elementary School in Bremerton. I believe in teachers and I know that teachers can impact their students lives in glorious ways. It is a tough job and a challenging job, but it is the best job there... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
ESD

10:10am

Criterion 2? What do I Do? Session 2: Expectation, Support and Opportunity for Participation and Meaning Making
Limited Capacity seats available

Criterion 2 (Demonstrating effective teaching practices) can seem overwhelming. Join me for a 90-minute session on one indicator or all day to dive deep into this criterion. Appropriate for all grade levels; last session will be Math focused.

Session 2: Expectation, support and opportunity for participation and meaning making. What are structures and strategies that engage students? How do I move from some students engaged to ALL students engaged? We will explore some simple structures that you can put into place the very next day.

*NOTE: These classes can be taken individually, or as a series*

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Krumsick

Stacey Krumsick

Assistant Principal, Mountain View M.S., Bremerton School District
Stacey Krumsick is the assistant principal at Mountain View Middle School.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
119

10:10am

Small Group Differentiation and Management in a Reading Wonders Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Implementing small group differentiated instruction can be challenging. If you haven't previously utilized small group instruction in your classroom or you are just looking for some new strategies then this is the course for you! During this session participants will learn how to structure and model effective routines and transitions. Participants will also learn how to engage students in productive collaborative tasks. In addition, a variety of rotation charts, workstations, and sample activities will be shared.

This course is designed for Bremerton School District teachers who will be teaching Reading Wonders during the 2015-16 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Leavell

Kelli Leavell

Professional Development Coordinator, Bremerton School District
Kelli Leavell began her teaching career in the Bremerton School District in 1998 as a Special Education teacher. Since 2004 she has worked part time as a Professional Development and ELL Program Coordinator in the Special Programs Department. In addition to her work in Bremerton, Kelli provides training and consultation to districts across the nation in the areas of literacy, assessment, standards, instruction, and alignment.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
New Commons

10:10am

Universal Design for Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Universal Design for Learning is a practice-oriented program, helping to connect and align efforts at three organizational levels: classroom, school and district. The UDL approach considers the variability of all learners. It provides a blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials and assessments that enable all students to succeed in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Acuna

Jennifer Acuna

Olympic ESD
Director of Special Services for OESD 114


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
241

10:10am

Building Academic Vocabulary
Limited Capacity full

Reading is the gate-keeper skill to school and life success, and understanding of academic vocabulary is critical to reading with understanding in all content areas. Learn easy-to-implement strategies and activities to build your students' vocabulary skills, no matter what grade level or subject(s) you teach.

Speakers
ME

Molly Evans

CKSD
Molly is currently the K-5 English / Language Arts and Early Childhood Curriculum Specialist for the Central Kitsap School District. She has worked as a special education teacher and coordinator, a general education teacher, a teacher in Central Kitsap's highly capable program, a curriculum specialist for K-12 reading interventions and an instructional coach.
avatar for Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore

ELA Coordinator, Olympic ESD
Patricia is currently the Olympic ESD English Language Arts Coordinator and has been since January of 2015. Prior to that she served in the North Kitsap School District for 23 years as a Special Education teacher at all grade bands, principal at Pearson Elementary School and district office administrator overseeing elementary education, ELL, Title I, LAP, Native American students, 504, McKinney-Vento and DoDEA Federal Grants. She holds a... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
232

10:10am

SpringBoard Mapping
Limited Capacity seats available

This session focuses on aligning SpringBoard lessons with Common Core State Standards and Standards Based Grading in a continuum that builds consistently on our students' skills and knowledge from 6th through 12th grade.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Abbott

Pam Abbott

English Teacher and Technology Facilitator, Bremerton School District
Pam is a National Board Certified English teacher and Technology Facilitator at Bremerton High School. She is also the English Department Chair at Bremerton High School, SpringBoard trainer, and an NBCT Cohort Facilitator.
avatar for Cindy McClain

Cindy McClain

Library Media/Specialist and Building Technology Facilitator, Bremerton High School
Cindy is a National Board Certified English Teacher and Facilitator as well as a SpringBoard trainer, WEA TPEP trainer, and WEA CCSS trainer.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
323

10:10am

ESL ReadingSmart and ReadingMate Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

ESL ReadingSmart is a standards-based English Language learning program for 4th through 12th grade students. It can be implemented as a stand-alone online application or in small groups. The program lessons incorporate the four language processes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and provides individualized instruction to develop English language proficiency. ReadingMate web-based reading intervention program supplemental reading program that prepares students in 4th through 12th grade to read at grade level and develop college and career readiness.
This overview session on ESL ReadingSmart and ReadingMate will cover:
Using the Placement Test to diagnose Lexile level and prescribe curriculum
Using a Teacher Led Class to focus on specific Lexile levels with students
Viewing reports to understand student progress and address skill gaps
Using Teacher Resources like lesson plans, works sheets and activities for whole class instruction or supplemental work

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Briggs

Consultant, Edmentum
Jennifer Briggs is a consultant for Edmentum.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 407

10:10am

Using Complex Texts with Every Reader
Limited Capacity seats available

Analytic reading vs. close reading vs. deep reading- whatever you call it, students are being asked to understand text more than they ever have before! This session will look at how all level of readers can access complex text through multiple strategies, purposes, and instructional styles.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lordon

Julie Lordon

Title 1, ELL and Assessment Coordinator, West Hills STEM Academy
Julie is currently the Title 1 teacher and Assessment Coordinator at West Hills STEM. She has been working on the implementation of technology for both instruction and assessment.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
326

10:10am

Overview of the 2015 K-12 OSPI Health and Fitness Standards and OSPI Developed Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide attendees with resources available to support their implementation; including lessons that link directly to the assessments (elem, MS, HS), as well as assessment reporting requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Lindgren

Debbie Lindgren

National Board Certified Health and Fitness Teacher, Bremerton School District
The Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance selected Debbie Lindgren as the 2012 Elementary Health and Fitness Teacher of the Year. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Masters Degree in Physical Education and Coaching. | | Debbie has written Health and Fitness connections to the Common Core State Standards that have been adopted by OSPI and WAHPERD and has presented these connections along with... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Fitness Center

10:10am

Classroom Discourse in Mathematics
Limited Capacity filling up

What are the tips and trade secrets for engaging students in meaningful mathematical discourse? Is it magic? Smoke and mirrors? No way. Participants will explore teacher moves to encourage a classroom culture that values student discourse, persistence and effort, and participation and engagement for all students.
Math Practice 3

Speakers
CP

Catherine Pitcher

K-12 Mathematics Specialist, Central Kitsap School District
I have been an educator for 27 years. I have taught grade 4-9, and had the pleasure of student teaching in Kindergarten. I was a math coach for two years working with teachers at 3 schools in the CK district. I have been the CK Elementary Mathematics Instruction coach since 2006 and have earned the nickname Matherine.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
111

10:10am

Getting Started With Eureka in 3rd Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive planning session will help you start the year out right. Participants will engage in lesson planning for Module 1 by through an analysis of the development of mathematical concepts, lesson components, instructional strategies, and assessment. Teachers will also receive powerful parent resources, material management tips, and pacing recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Instructional/Math Coach, Bremerton School District
Lisa has been with Bremerton School District since 2001 as an intermediate teacher. In 2013, she was selected as a Washington State Math Fellow. Together with other Math Fellows, Lisa works closely with OSPI, ESD, and local districts to provide professional development in implementing CCSS of Mathematics. She continues her position as an Instructional/Math Coach to support teachers in classrooms with current researched instructional practices to... Read More →
BH

Bethany Hansen

3rd Grade Teacher, Bremerton School District


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
406

10:10am

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Clock Hours, Certification, and National Boards
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have questions or concerns about certification or clock hours? Do you know the benefits of having a National Board certificate or how the process works? Join us for a Q & A session to get all of your questions answered.

Dr. Kareen Borders is a state National Board expert and Don Jacobs can guide you through certification and clock hours. Together, we will give an overview of clock hours, certification and National Boards and will also help you with your specific situation.

Speakers
KB

Kareen Borders

Dr. Borders is the Director of Professional Learning and Assessment at OESD 114 and is also a National Board Certified Teacher and a National Board Facilitator trainer.
DJ

Don Jacobs

Olympic ESD
Don Jacobs is the registrar and certification specialist for OESD 114.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
108

10:10am

Teaching Scientific Literacy with Science A-Z
Limited Capacity filling up

Science A-Z is the perfect tool to spark your students’ interest in Science instruction while also further developing literacy skills. During this session, you will discover the breadth of engaging student resources that Science A-Z offers and learn how these materials fit into daily instruction. We’ll explore implementation ideas and share strategies to meet the needs of all students in your classroom. 

NOTE: Subscriptions are available for CKSD teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Dyess

Danielle Dyess

Implementation Coordinator, Learning A-Z
Danielle Dyess completed her undergraduate degree in United States History and then earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Arizona State University. She then went on to teach 4-8th grade cross-categorical special education in Phoenix, Arizona. Danielle left the sunny desert to accept a position with the Headsprout implementation team in Seattle. In 2014, Danielle transitioned to Learning A-Z and currently serves West, Central... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 327

10:10am

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Fostering Resilience to Overcome Adversity
Limited Capacity seats available

The stress that results from students facing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have an impact on the child’s overall development. Children who have experienced multiple ACEs are more likely to have learning and behavioral issues, and are more at risk of early substance abuse. Learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect us as children, adolescents, and adults; and learn about the important role parents and other caring adults play in fostering resiliency in students

Speakers
KE

Katie Eilers

Katie Eilers, RN, MPH, MSN is the Assistant Director for Community Health for the Kitsap Public Health District. In this role, she oversees a variety of parent-child health programs including First Steps, Nurse Family Partnership, Service to Children with Special Healthcare Needs and lactation support. She also manages the Health District’s chronic disease prevention team that focuses on obesity-prevention, built environment strategies... Read More →
KS

Kristin Schutte

Student Services Center Director, Olympic ESD
Kristin Schutte, M.Ed. Olympic Educational Service District Student Services Center Director. Kristin started her career as a community counselor working primarily with adolescents Mrs. Schutte in her practice became keenly aware that the youth she served had often come from broken homes, neighborhoods and/or schools where violence and substance abuse was often contributing factor. She has since devoted her career to developing programs in school... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Library

10:10am

Bullying in Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Bullying in Schools is something every district must address. A 90-minute session on the problems, RCWs and policies and procedures are a must for all staff who interact or supervise students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
230

10:10am

Moving from Office 365 to Google Apps for Education
Limited Capacity full

Your district is Going Google - now what? Besides providing a free and powerful suite of productivity applications Google Apps offers worry free collaboration! In this session we will compare Google Apps for Education with other platforms so you are ready to make the most of your new tools!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
about.me/sean.williams


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
Comp Lab 228

10:10am

Your Basic Classroom Tech Tools and Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

I will be showing what you can do with what is becoming the standard basic set of technology equipment for classrooms all over the nation.

A Document Camera, projector, and computer or laptop

These three things are a powerful combination. Are you utilizing them to their fullest potential? Find out tips and tools for every subject to help you meet goals for both students and teachers when it comes to utilizing technology.

I will also cover the basic care and set up, and troubleshooting of your equipment as well.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Carr

Kelly Carr

Media Specialist at Armin Jahr Elementary, Armin Jahr Elementary-BSD
I am a media specialist/technology lover who is passionate about sharing my learning with others. I enjoy sharing what I have learned about technology tools so that others may find enjoyment in technology tools as well. Even if you're afraid of technology, I can help alleviate those fears!


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
321

10:10am

Organize your TPEP Evidence/Artifacts with Ease!
Limited Capacity full

Walk out of this session with a "hands-on" organization system made and ready to use for all of your TPEP Evidence and Artifacts. Included: clarification for each criteria, strategies on how to collect and manage all of this successfully.

Speakers
LP

Lisa Pitcher

Central Kitsap School District
Lisa Pitcher: Classroom teacher for 30 years; National Board Certified; currently Instructional Support Curriculum Specialist for Central Kitsap School District


Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:10am - 11:40am
128

12:50pm

Smarter Balanced: Digging into scores, student reports and how to use data in a meaningful way. Bonus: Role of Interim Assessments for 15-16
Limited Capacity filling up

Attend this session and learn the latest in how to find, use and share student scores and score reports. Spend time learning about how to dig into building, district and state level data. Finally we will spend some time discussing and sharing ways a teacher/building may want to use the Interim SB assessments for 15-16 along with a quick overview on understanding the differences between the comprehensive and block assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bay

Laura Bay

Assessment Coordinator, Bremerton School District
Laura has worked in the Bremerton School District for the last 13 years and is currently the Assessment Coordinator.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
111

12:50pm

Differentiated Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the most challenging issues is determining how to differentiate instruction AND ensure all students have access to grade level curriculum. In this session, we will explore strategies for gathering data, designing and modifying lessons across content areas, and using an RtI model for decision making and planning. We will review recent literature on the topic, identify effective strategies, and determine how to approach this with a strengths-based mindset.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Meissner

Whitney Meissner

Chimacum SD
I am currently the principal at Chimacum High School and have worked in this district since 2003. Prior to that, I served for four years as assistant principal at Snohomish High School, and before that, I was a math & English teacher in the Federal Way School District. | | I have been a CEL 5D/5D+ facilitator/framework specialist for three years and have had the great honor to work with teachers and principals all over the state. I have also... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
402

12:50pm

Science Assessment Updates
Limited Capacity seats available

Who scores the student responses? Where are resources to help teachers and students? What are common mistakes students make? What changes are coming soon because of the adoption and implementation of the WA State 2013 Science Learning Standards (Next Generation Science Standards)? Answers to these and other questions will be addressed in the context of the grades 5, 8, and high school science assessments.

Speakers
DC

Dawn Cope

Science Assessment Lead, OSPI
avatar for Kara Todd

Kara Todd

Science Assessment Specialist, OSPI


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
401

12:50pm

Criterion 2? What do I Do? Session 3: Substance of Student Talk
Limited Capacity seats available

Criterion 2 (Demonstrating effective teaching practices) can seem overwhelming. Join me for a 90-minute session on one indicator or all day to dive deep into this criterion. Appropriate for all grade levels; last session will be Math focused.

Session 3: Substance of Student Talk. How can I get students to talk to each other AND it is reflective of their understanding of the content? This 90-minute session will analyze what is involved to have students talk to each other that echoes their ideas and supports their arguments.

 *NOTE: These classes can be taken individually, or as a series*

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Krumsick

Stacey Krumsick

Assistant Principal, Mountain View M.S., Bremerton School District
Stacey Krumsick is the assistant principal at Mountain View Middle School.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
119

12:50pm

Neuroscience in the Classroom: Understanding and Supporting Executive Functioning
Limited Capacity full

The field of neuroscience has greatly improved our understanding of executive functioning and the critical role it plays. In this session, participants will learn how to apply brain-compatible strategies in a classroom setting to improve students abilities to focus, maintain self control, manage time, plan, and organize.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Sullivan-Dudzic

Linda Sullivan-Dudzic

Director of Elementary Education and Special Programs, Bremerton School District
Linda Sullivan-Dudzic is the Director of Elementary Education and Special Programs in the Bremerton School District.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
232

12:50pm

Engagement Strategies for Every Student
Limited Capacity filling up

This hand-on presentation offers participants a plethora of ideas for classroom engagement strategies that work with all ages and levels of students in a wide variety of subject areas.

Speakers
MH

Miranda Hogue

English Teacher, Bremerton High School
Miranda is a National Board Certified teacher who has also completed extensive training in AVID, SIOP and Eric Jensen's brain studies. 
avatar for Cindy McClain

Cindy McClain

Library Media/Specialist and Building Technology Facilitator, Bremerton High School
Cindy is a National Board Certified English Teacher and Facilitator as well as a SpringBoard trainer, WEA TPEP trainer, and WEA CCSS trainer.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
323

12:50pm

Implementing 8 High Leverage Teaching Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to engage your math students? Do you want to create a community of sense-makers in your math class? In this presentation we will review the teaching practices outlined in NCTM's Principles to Actions book. These 8 practices are critical to creating rigorous learning experiences for math students to develop the mathematical practices required by the Washington State Learning Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Absten

Katy Absten

Mathematics Specialist, OSPI
Katy is a Mathematics Specialist at OSPI supporting the statewide MSP projects and the Bridge to College transition course.
AG

Anne Gallagher

Director of K-12 Mathematics, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Anne works in the mathematics teaching and learning department at OSPI.
avatar for Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith

Regional Math Coordinator, Olympic ESD
My mission is to provide dynamic professional learning opportunities for all teachers.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
405

12:50pm

Close Reading Pre-K thru 2nd Gr
Limited Capacity filling up

Our purpose will be to present our learnings from the 2015 Plain Talk About Reading Conference, from Douglas Fisher Ph.D. of San Diego State University. We will explain the definition of Close Reading and identify the essential components. We will demonstrate how to plan a close reading lesson: from selecting appropriate text, to framing questions at deeper levels of knowledge, all the way to gradually releasing responsibility by having students annotate text. We will address how to plan a close reading lesson with very young students: for example, where the teacher reads aloud initially and guides student annotation in an interactive way. Participants will come away from this session with a clearer idea of how to inspire kids to respond to text in new ways.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Rupel

Paula Rupel

Paula Rupel is an instructional coach at Naval Ave. Early Learning Center in the Bremerton School District and facilitates the 1st grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
321

12:50pm

Wonders of Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an in-depth look at the writing component of the Reading Wonders program. We will dig into the how Wonders develops readers and writers through daily lesson components like:

Write About Reading - Analytical Writing
Writing Frames - Genre Writing
Writing Traits - Write Every Day
Grammar and Spelling
Research and Inquiry

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Leavell

Kelli Leavell

Professional Development Coordinator, Bremerton School District
Kelli Leavell began her teaching career in the Bremerton School District in 1998 as a Special Education teacher. Since 2004 she has worked part time as a Professional Development and ELL Program Coordinator in the Special Programs Department. In addition to her work in Bremerton, Kelli provides training and consultation to districts across the nation in the areas of literacy, assessment, standards, instruction, and alignment.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
New Commons

12:50pm

Getting Started With Eureka in 4th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive planning session will help you start the year out right. Participants will engage in lesson planning for Module 1 by through an analysis of the development of mathematical concepts, lesson components, instructional strategies, and assessment. Teachers will also receive powerful parent resources, material management tips, and pacing recommendations.

Speakers
CL

Cynthia Larson-Faragalli

Instructional Coach, View Ridge, Bremerton School District
Cynthia Larson-Faragalli is an instructional coach at View Ridge Elementary in the Bremerton School District and the facilitator of the 4th grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
406

12:50pm

Common Core Essential Elements: Who, Why, How
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and participate in this interactive session on using the Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE) while writing IEPs. The purpose of the Essential Elements is to build a bridge from the content in the Common Core State Standards to academic expectations for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.This will be a hands on session for those who are writing IEPs; digging into the documents and learning how to use them. Bring an IEP for hands on experience and support from colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Gearns

Donna Gearns

TOSA: Early Childhood & Assistive Technology, Bremerton School District
Donna K. Gearns, M.S. Ed is currently a TOSA for Bremerton School District. She has been at Bremerton for 22 years; prior to her Early Childhood years she taught students with significant Learning Disabilities. That led to her belief in early intervention to give children the best possible start to their education and to her passion for Assistive Technology to level the playing field for all students. | | Ellen Norris, SLP, is currently... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
108

12:50pm

Student Discipline - What You Can Do/What You Can't Do
Limited Capacity seats available

How the recent changes in student discipline impact how we handle student behavior

Speakers

Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
113

12:50pm

Youth Substance Abuse Issues and Concerns
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover early warning signs, trends, risk and protective factors, impact on academics, and how to show care and concern and linking a student to services.

Speakers
MD

Michelle Dower

Student Services Center Coordinator, Olympic ESD
Michelle has dedicated the last 15 years to the field of substance abuse prevention and intervention. She is responsible for program oversight and supervision of the Student Assistance Prevention Intervention Professionals. This is a school-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention model for secondary schools. Ms Dower’s passion is to empower youth to make healthy choices and provide opportunity for involvement through... Read More →
KS

Kristin Schutte

Student Services Center Director, Olympic ESD
Kristin Schutte, M.Ed. Olympic Educational Service District Student Services Center Director. Kristin started her career as a community counselor working primarily with adolescents Mrs. Schutte in her practice became keenly aware that the youth she served had often come from broken homes, neighborhoods and/or schools where violence and substance abuse was often contributing factor. She has since devoted her career to developing programs in school... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
230

12:50pm

Google Apps for Education
Limited Capacity full

As education becomes increasingly more intertwined with technology, it is up to teachers and administrators to find the value and place these tech tools have in schools. This session will look at the different tools and resources that are available through Google to help both students and educators.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lordon

Julie Lordon

Title 1, ELL and Assessment Coordinator, West Hills STEM Academy
Julie is currently the Title 1 teacher and Assessment Coordinator at West Hills STEM. She has been working on the implementation of technology for both instruction and assessment.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
Comp Lab 327

12:50pm

What's GAFE Got To Do With It?: Introducing Google Apps for Education
Limited Capacity filling up

Take part in a class that will allow you to learn and explore why schools across the world are going Google. This presentation will include a full explanation of the GAFE (Google Apps for Education) tools and the ramifications that these tools have on shifting a classroom into the future. In addition, it will cover how cloud-based productivity can help teachers to increase their knowledge of students, provide feedback, assess students, and save time (yes, once you learn to use GAFE, it really does save time). Also, learn how GAFE increases student engagement and ownership of work through the use of collaborative tools.

(NEW SESSION ADDED, TUESDAY AT 10:10.) 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Frantzen

Christine Frantzen

Future Ready Learning Coach, Central Kitsap School District
Christine is transitioning to a position as a Future Ready Learning Coach in Central Kitsap School District. She has been a classroom teacher for 16 years at both the elementary and middle school levels. For the last year and a half she worked to use GAFE to create a Future Ready learning environment in her classroom. In addition, she trained staff in CKSD on all things GAFE. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm
Comp Lab 407

12:50pm

The Incredible Flexible You-A Social Thinking Curriculum for the Preschool and Early Elementary Years (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is based on the theory and practice of the body of work developed by Michelle Garcia Winner in the area of Social Thinking®. In this workshop the basic characteristics of Social Thinking® skills as they relate to the young child will be identified and define by reviewing the building blocks of typical preschool social development and developmental milestones from birth to 5-years old. These skills will be related to skills children are typically expected to possess when they enter the kindergarten classroom. An in depth look at The Incredible Flexible You Curriculum Volumes 1 and 2 (expected Summer 2015) will cover 10 Core Lessons including the Social Thinking® concepts, Social Thinking® vocabulary, materials, methods, structured activities, extended activities and generalization of skills into other environments. Participants will become familiar with using the instructional guide, picture story books and musical CD while teaching social thinking skills to young children.


Speakers
GC

Gwen Caggiano

Gwen Caggiano has participated in yearly workshops with Michelle Garcia Winner associated with the theory and practice of Social Thinking® Research and Development. She attends the yearly Providers Workshop offered in San Francisco each June. She completed the Mentor Training Program with Michelle and staff at her clinic in San Jose in 2009. | | Gwen has conducted workshops and on-site coaching for Pre-K-12 classroom staff and... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
400

12:50pm

Title: Writing CAN Be Child’s Play! (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Challenges such as multi handicapping conditions, autism or learning disabilities can significantly interfere with self expression. The mechanics of written language production can be scaffolded with support to make writing fun and engaging.
A model will be presented which utilizes writing as a context for teaching imbedded skills such as joint attention, perspective taking, turn-taking, narrative language, and problem-solving. Parallels between writing and play skills will be demonstrated through video samples and hands-on practice. Specific techniques for introducing the fine motor components of writing, drawing and keyboarding within this play-based framework will be demonstrated. Bring your challenges and be prepared to generate some new ideas. Writing CAN be child’s play.

Speakers
CD

Cindi Dudley

Occupational Therapist, Olympic ESD
Cindi Dudley, M.Ed., OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. Though having supported a very diverse population across many settings during her 30+ year career, she is most energized by assisting young individuals with complex challenges. More than 20 years working in the public schools has resulted in a wide repertoire of ideas to share. Challenges such as multi handicapping conditions, autism... Read More →
LH

Linda Hagood

Olympic ESD
Linda Hagood, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who has special expertise in working (and playing) with students who have autism, visual and multiple impairments and deaf-blindness. She has worked in many public school and private therapy settings, and has authored two curriculum guides. She has presented her work at many workshops both locally and internationally, and has taught an online course through Perkins School for the... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
241

12:50pm

Collecting Data with Google (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a quick and easy solution for collecting data? Come learn how the collaboration between Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets can help. Participants will learn how to create forms, collect the data, and work within the Google spreadsheet platform to analyze and share data with others. Stop lugging home piles of paper, with Google everything can be in the cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Wambold

Kristina Wambold

Authorized Google Education Trainer, Educational Service District 112
Kristina is the Digital Learning Coach for ESD 112, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer and Certified Adobe Education Trainer. She specializes in providing professional development to educators on using Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies effectively in the classroom.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 325

12:50pm

Cross-Curricular Connections for Elementary Learners (iOS) - 3 Hour Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn authentic ways to integrate Apple creativity apps across all curricular areas to engage elementary learners (K–6). Build creative, student-centered activities that support critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. (Appropriate for teachers with iPod carts.)

Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
408

12:50pm

Digging Deeper into Google Drive (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Explore Google Presentations and Drawings and Google Drive Apps and Add-ons to bring additional functionality to the Google Apps Suite.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 302

12:50pm

Safari Montage - Advanced (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will focus on two things: Adding Your Own Content and Building Playlists. Learn how to make SAFARI even more valuable by adding your own content. Learn how to add any digital format, web links even YouTube videos into SAFARI, share these learning objects, and customize them for your own instructional needs. You will learn how to upload, save, and provide the valuable meta data to each object to make your Learning Object Repository that much more valuable. Then we will build playlists and discuss the different types of SAFARI lessons that can be created.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Magenau

Dana Magenau

SAFARI Montage
Dana Magenau, Account Executive, lived and worked in Asia for eight years before pursuing his passion to improve public education. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he built and led a sales and marketing team in China for U.S. sports marketing giant IMG. After returning to the U.S., Mr. Magenau raised money for K-12 schools nationwide and then joined the Recording Academy in Los Angeles as their Executive Director of the GRAMMY Foundation. There he... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 319

12:50pm

Using Google Classroom, Drive & Forms to Collaborate with Students (3 Hour Session)
Limited Capacity full

You’ve been given a district Google account and you’re not quite sure where to start. We’ll walk you through creating, collaborating and communicating with students, colleagues and administrators using Google Apps Education Edition. Leave this session ready to jump in on the first day of school.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
about.me/sean.williams


Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 228

2:30pm

I'VE DIBELed! NOW WHAT?!?
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you wondered ...
How do I read this DIBELS report I've been given?
Can I use it as one of my multiple measures to show student progress?
How (and how often) should I do Progress Monitoring?
What difference does it make, anyway?
What information can I get from these tools that can help me plan instruction?
If you've wondered, this class is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Hilah Cochrane

Hilah Cochrane

Kitsap Lake
Hilah Cochrane is an instructional coach at Kitsap Lake Elementary in the Bremerton School District and the facilitator of the 2nd grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
128

2:30pm

Criterion 2? What do I Do? Session 4: Substance of Student Talk in the Mathematical Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Criterion 2 (Demonstrating effective teaching practices) can seem overwhelming. Join me for a 90-minute session on one indicator or all day to dive deep into this criterion. Appropriate for all grade levels; last session will be Math focused.

Session 4: Substance of Student Talk in the Mathematical Environment. Thinking like a mathematician is hard, talking like one is even harder. Look at structures and routines that will guide students to reveal their understanding, identify misconceptions and argue like a mathematician.

*NOTE: These classes can be taken individually, or as a series* 

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Krumsick

Stacey Krumsick

Assistant Principal, Mountain View M.S., Bremerton School District
Stacey Krumsick is the assistant principal at Mountain View Middle School.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
119

2:30pm

TPEP: Writing and Implementing Student Growth Goals
Limited Capacity filling up

An overview of goal setting for student growth, selecting classroom-based, school-based, district-based, and state-based tools, and using student learning data in educator evaluation. This module will offer a process for establishing student growth goals, examples of student growth goals, and a process for determining the change in student achievement between two points in time.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy McClain

Cindy McClain

Library Media/Specialist and Building Technology Facilitator, Bremerton High School
Cindy is a National Board Certified English Teacher and Facilitator as well as a SpringBoard trainer, WEA TPEP trainer, and WEA CCSS trainer.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
323

2:30pm

An Introduction to Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Dr. G will guide participants through an introduction to a new and seemingly different approach to addressing school discipline issues. Restorative Practices, built upon a foundation of Restorative Justice, is for educators interested in proactively building positive school and classroom communities while dramatically reducing discipline referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Dr. G will share practical implementation guidelines, explain how the process works, and relate real life stories of restorative practices in action.

Speakers
JC

Johnny Colden

Jefferson Co. Juvenile Services
GS

Gary Stebbins

K-12 Principal, Quilcene School
Dr. Gary Stebbins is the current K-12 principal of Quilcene School. He comes with over 42 years of public school experience as a teacher and administrator an graduate-level university professor. "Dr. G." as he is known locally, has always been passionate about working with challenging "at promise" youth. "Working with kids keeps me young," he has been quoted. "I call it growing dendrites in my brain." Dr. G has been a regular ed. and... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
New Commons

2:30pm

Differentiation at the Secondary Level
Limited Capacity seats available

This course presents strategies for planning curriculum and instruction to support mixed ability classrooms, across content area, at the secondary level.

Speakers
avatar for Shanna Shipe

Shanna Shipe

Bremerton School District


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
111

2:30pm

Support for Vulnerable Readers
Limited Capacity seats available

Requirements of the Strengthening Students’ Education Outcome Law (ESSB 5946) & 3rd Grade School-Parent Meetings (ESSB 5803) compel elementary school teams to review, revise and/or enhance our comprehensive literacy plans. In this workshop, we will discuss what classroom teachers can do to support vulnerable readers and how to impact changes at the school and district levels as well. You will also learn about new offerings the Olympic Educational Service District has to offer in the 2015-16 school year around this work.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore

ELA Coordinator, Olympic ESD
Patricia is currently the Olympic ESD English Language Arts Coordinator and has been since January of 2015. Prior to that she served in the North Kitsap School District for 23 years as a Special Education teacher at all grade bands, principal at Pearson Elementary School and district office administrator overseeing elementary education, ELL, Title I, LAP, Native American students, 504, McKinney-Vento and DoDEA Federal Grants. She holds a... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
232

2:30pm

Reading Wonders Digital Components
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading Wonders student and teacher materials are available in both digital and print format.  If you are excited about learning how to plan, teach, and assess using the online digital platform ConnectEd then this is the session for you!

This session will provide an overview of:

Daily and Weekly Planner

Teaching with Presentations

Lesson Resources

Mobile Applications


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Library

2:30pm

Getting Started With Eureka in 5th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive planning session will help you start the year out right. Participants will engage in lesson planning for Module 1 by through an analysis of the development of mathematical concepts, lesson components, instructional strategies, and assessment. Teachers will also receive powerful parent resources, material management tips, and pacing recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Leona Parks

Leona Parks

Teacher, Crownhill
Leona Parks has been a Title 1 Teacher and Instructional Coach working at Crownhill Elementary for the past two years. Currently she is assigned to teach 5th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. She joined Bremerton School District in September 2013 after having taught third through sixth grades in California for twenty-one years. She is also the facilitator of the 5th grade Eureka Math PLC group.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
406

2:30pm

R.O.C.K. on!
Limited Capacity filling up

With the emphasis on compliance and accountability, it can be challenging to prioritize time to take care of ourselves and nurture our spirits and energy. In this session, we will reignite this energy through learning about resilience and discussing tips from "The Heart of Teaching and Learning", a framework for schools to support children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and also to help us process the secondary trauma we experience from hearing their stories. Come nurture your hearts! You must take care of yourself to be ready to care for others.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Meissner

Whitney Meissner

Chimacum SD
I am currently the principal at Chimacum High School and have worked in this district since 2003. Prior to that, I served for four years as assistant principal at Snohomish High School, and before that, I was a math & English teacher in the Federal Way School District. | | I have been a CEL 5D/5D+ facilitator/framework specialist for three years and have had the great honor to work with teachers and principals all over the state. I have also... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
402

2:30pm

Next Generation Science Standards: Awareness Level 1
Limited Capacity filling up

What are the Next Generation Science Standards/ Washington State Science Learning Standards? How were they developed? How do you navigate the new architecture? In this session you will get a oppotunity to deepen your understanding of the architecture and development of the Next Generation Science Standards. You will increase your understanding about the Washington State implementation timeline for the NGSS including the latest on Assessment timeline.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan

Regional Science Coordinator, Olympic Educational Service District
Jeff Ryan is the Regional Science Coordinator at Olympic Educational Service District. Jeff has worked in science education since 1995 when he began his career with the Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels program. After three years of traveling around the state getting kids excited about science, Jeff took a middle school math and science teaching position in the Crescent School District on the Olympic Peninsula. During his time... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
401

2:30pm

Restraint and Seclusion - What You Can Do/What You Can't Do
Limited Capacity seats available

Recent legislative changes that dictate under what limited circumstances Restraint and Seclusion can be used.

Speakers

Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
113

2:30pm

Suicide Prevention Awareness Training
Limited Capacity seats available

For all Educators Suicide Prevention Networks for Life: An Educator’s Role in Youth Suicide Prevention. This will cover early warning signs, risk and protective factors and how to show care and concern and link a student to services.

Speakers
MD

Michelle Dower

Student Services Center Coordinator, Olympic ESD
Michelle has dedicated the last 15 years to the field of substance abuse prevention and intervention. She is responsible for program oversight and supervision of the Student Assistance Prevention Intervention Professionals. This is a school-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention model for secondary schools. Ms Dower’s passion is to empower youth to make healthy choices and provide opportunity for involvement through... Read More →
AR

Alyson Rotter

OESD Student Services Center Program Manager
KS

Kristin Schutte

Student Services Center Director, Olympic ESD
Kristin Schutte, M.Ed. Olympic Educational Service District Student Services Center Director. Kristin started her career as a community counselor working primarily with adolescents Mrs. Schutte in her practice became keenly aware that the youth she served had often come from broken homes, neighborhoods and/or schools where violence and substance abuse was often contributing factor. She has since devoted her career to developing programs in school... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
230

2:30pm

30 Tech Tools in 90 Minutes NEW SESSION!
Limited Capacity full

This fast paced presentation will cover 30 different technology tools in 90 minutes. I will present tools to use with your students as well as tools to make your teaching and/or personal life easier.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Shipley

Lynda Shipley

Media Specialist
I teach K-5 media classes in the Bremerton School District. This is my 6th year in this postion but I have been an educator for 31 years. I have a Masters of Education with an Educational Technology emphasis.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 407

2:30pm

Tech Tools for EVERYONE
Limited Capacity full

This session is meant for everyone that wants to make technology work for THEM! We will looks at the tools that are available to help be more efficient and save time, even for those of us who may not feel "tech savvy."

***New session added Wednesday 8:30 am*** 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Lisa Concepcion-Elm

Instructional/Math Coach, Bremerton School District
Lisa has been with Bremerton School District since 2001 as an intermediate teacher. In 2013, she was selected as a Washington State Math Fellow. Together with other Math Fellows, Lisa works closely with OSPI, ESD, and local districts to provide professional development in implementing CCSS of Mathematics. She continues her position as an Instructional/Math Coach to support teachers in classrooms with current researched instructional practices to... Read More →
avatar for Julie Lordon

Julie Lordon

Title 1, ELL and Assessment Coordinator, West Hills STEM Academy
Julie is currently the Title 1 teacher and Assessment Coordinator at West Hills STEM. She has been working on the implementation of technology for both instruction and assessment.


Wednesday August 19, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Comp Lab 327