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San Bernardino City Unified School District 
Making Hope Happen Through High Reliability Schools

January 8th and January 9th
California State University San Bernardino 
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Thursday, January 8
 

8:30am

What it Takes to be a High Reliability School- Part I - REQUIRED
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Our conference opening and keynote message will take place at the Coussoulis Area. Dr. Marzano will provide us with an understanding of "What it Takes to Be a High Reliability School" in this part one of a two part teaching and learning presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Marzano

Dr. Robert Marzano

CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory, Marzano Research Labratory
Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention.  His practical translations of the most current research and... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 8:30am - 11:00am
Coussouls Arena Coussoulis Arena

11:15am

California State University San Bernardino Walking Tour
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This walking tour of California State University San Bernardino will equip you with a working knowledge of the rich resources at our community campus. Be prepared for a lively jaunt led by knowledgeable CSUSB students.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
University Grounds Walking Tour of California State Univeristy

11:15am

CSUSB Robert and Francis Fullerton Art Museum
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Bridging Homeboy Industries; includes painting, sculpture, and collaborative work by three artists who share roots in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, a close-knit community impacted by poverty and violence.

Speakers

Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Museum Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Docent Tours

11:15am

High Reliability Schools- Keynote Breakout
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This workshop will provide follow-up to the first part of Dr. Marzano's Keynote message on "What it Takes to be a High Reliability School.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Marzano

Dr. Robert Marzano

CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory, Marzano Research Labratory
Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention.  His practical translations of the most current research and... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-105 College of Education

11:15am

ADHD Workshop for Teachers
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Gain a clear definition of ADHD, to help teachers gain a better understanding of their students. Participants will receive strategies to use in the classroom including sensory integration and information on executive functioning.

Speakers
avatar for Dulcemaria Bec

Dulcemaria Bec

Bilingual School Psychologist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a versatile and dedicated school psychologist with a focus on the individual needs of special education students. I am highly passionate to pursue any resource necessary to ensure students are properly supported. I am willing to go above and beyond what is minimally required. I am equipped to provide appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning disabilities. I was a school counselor for 17 years. I... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Camper

Cynthia Camper

LH Resource Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a mild/moderate special education teacher. I have taught SDC, RSP, inclusion, push-in, home-hospital and Moderate/Severe Extended School Year. | I have primarily worked in the elementary school setting with some middle school experience. I have a passion for working with and building coping skills in people with ADHD as well as other learning disabilities.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB387 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Autism in My Classroom
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized, in varying degrees by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Learn how to use the autistic profile to increase student success.

Speakers
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Trent Rowell

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Autism Program Specialist for SBCUSD, Member of Region 10 Autism Coordinating Council and the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network. 15 years experience teaching in High School, Middle School, and Elementary.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB 138 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Blogging with Kids
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Create and set-up your own class blog. This is an interactive "hands on" session using Kidblog for collaboration and communication.

Speakers
avatar for Abbie Flanagan

Abbie Flanagan

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been integrating technology in my classroom for the last three years. I am convinced that this is the direction our schools need to go with today's students. I have seen, first hand how the proper use of technology can transform a classroom.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH263 University Hall

11:15am

Building Effective Collaboration Between School Sites
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This session will discuss tools, tips and strategies to build highly engaged K-12 cluster teams. Strategies such as effective facilitiation, goal development, and instructional supervision will be discussed. K-12 based Instructional Rounds will be discussed as an effective tool for building strong cluster leadership.

Speakers
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Gordon Amerson

Director, Certificated Human Resources, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH249 University Hall

11:15am

Closing the Gap: the Formative Process
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Research consistently shows tha formative assessment strategies are some of the most effective strategies in improving student learning. Teachers will learn techniques and strategies of the formative process that will assist in closing the gap of underperforming students.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Clyde

Randy Clyde

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
8th grade science teacher at Curtis Middle School and the Common Core demonstration teacher for middle school science.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH248 University Hall

11:15am

Common Core & Technology: The Newlyweds
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The union between CCSS and Tech can be a tricky one! This ELA based presentation will include the cross-curricular integration of: TypingClub.com, newsela.com, and Google docs.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Kao

Charles Kao

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Robert Moss

Robert Moss

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH059 University Hall

11:15am

Common Core and More, Through a Linked Learning Approach
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Are we serious about providing the skills and abilities necessary for the students to be prepared for college and careers? Common Core, implemented through a Linked Learning approach, gives students a leg-up on what they need to know and be able to do.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Jennifer Lutzenberger Phillips brings significant experience as an educational leader, student advocate, coach, and literacy teacher to her new position as Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development. Formerly, she was the vice president of Teaching and Learning at Envision Schools and a school improvement coach and a content coach in secondary English, with a focus on curriculum and assessment, at the Oakland Unified School District... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB109 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Compare and Contrast 'The Super Standard' K-5
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Learn to use simple graphic organizers to teach, practice, and assess all reading comprehension standards through Compare and Contrast.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Leader

Kristi Leader

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB116 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Creating a Data Driven Culture: How to Use Data for Collaborative Instructional Improvement
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This session will explore authentic data discussions in a safe, collaborative environment. We will discuss which data to examine, how to determine next steps, how to get staff to commit to change and buy-into the data reflection process.

Speakers
avatar for Aldo Ramirez

Aldo Ramirez

Principal-Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am proudest of the work done at my schools in terms of academic student achievement. Under the pre-existing accountability system, the schools that I lead as a principal made 109 API points in three years. | | Facilitation is my second passion. I really enjoy facilitating change, and helping people become the best at getting better. Using data to drive individual and team reflection is a very important part of this work. | | At... Read More →
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Stacy Smalling

Principal-Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am currently the principal at Kimabark Elementary School. I have been working in SBCUSD since 2000. I have been a teacher, reading coach and assistant principal in the past. I have experience presenting in the areas of reading language arts instruction and English Language Development. I also have experience leading teachers in data analysis and reflection which will be the topic or our presentation during this conference.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH042 University Hall

11:15am

Creative Apps for Student Engagement
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Apps are especially appealing to reluctant learners. This presentation will demonstrate how these apps have been used across content areas to enhance student learning. We will focus on Pic Collage, Strip Design and iFunFace.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Baragone

Gina Baragone

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been a middle school history teacher for 10 years. The last four years I have been a part of the iSeek program and have incorporated the daily use of iPads in my classroom.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH057 University Hall

11:15am

Critical Things to Know about STAR
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What are Student Growth Percentiles and what do they mean? Also, how does the STAR system do what it does? Finally, how are we assessing depth when we use STAR, particularly when the main test is multiple choice?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gene Kerns

Dr. Gene Kerns

Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance Learning
I'm a third-generation educator with teaching and administrative experience from primary through university. I serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning. | | I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Longwood University and also hold a Doctor of Education from the University of Delaware. Dr. Robin Fogarty and I co-authored Informative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade which is published by Corwin Press in... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Background includes 7 years as a secondary educator in the fields of Biology and Mathematics; 14 years as a primary educator specializing in the area of K-5/ intervention. All 14 years, I used Renaissance solutions including Star, Accelerated Reader, and Accelerated Math to maximize the growth of my students. For the past 4 ½ years, I have served as a Program Manager and most recently, a National Academic Advisor supporting districts... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB113 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Cultural Proficiency and The Common Core: How Can We Achieve It?
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We will examine connections between Education That Is Multicultural, Achievement, and the CCSS. We will define culturally responsive standards-based instruction, review why culture matters, and discuss how to get the results we desire.

Speakers
avatar for Tamika Casey

Tamika Casey

TOA Teaching Coach, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB 258 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Educreations and Graphic Organizers
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Come explore this interactive whiteboard and screen casting tool that's simple, powerful and fun to use! You can annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content. This technology session is sure to ignite your techie flame!

Speakers
avatar for Connie Jones

Connie Jones

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH061 University Hall

11:15am

Effective Leadership Practices to Ensure High Rates of Engagement in all Learning Environments:Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Administrators
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Learn how a site administrative team can build an effective learning environments and equip all staff with the strategies necessary to ensure high rates of student engagement within a safe and welcoming environment.

Speakers
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Danita Baker

Program Facilitator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
My name is Danita Baker and I have worked in SBCUSD for fourteen years. My position is program facilitator and one of my primary responsibilities is to oversee the progressive discipline and intervention program called PBiS. I have had the unique opportunity to facilitate the PBiS program the last four years at Curtis.
avatar for Susan Keidel

Susan Keidel

Vice Principal, Curtis Middle School
Most recent experience has been working at Curtis Middle School, a 2016 Schools to Watch, and supporting the implementation of our rigorous classroom technology integration on our site, including supporting teachers in actively transitioning to using technology within the classroom and modeling strategies for using technology. We are now transitioning to a school wide 1:1 Chromebook initiative. I have also been working over the last six... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB262 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Effective Transition Services in SBCUSD: Balancing Responsibilities
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Balancing Responsibilities offers tools to complete a District Transition Action Plan for special education transition services that will empowers students, families, teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Speakers
avatar for Chris LeRoy

Chris LeRoy

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Chris LeRoy is in his 42th year in education. He has taught Elementary - High School and in the Calfornia State University system. He runs the District Transition Services Program , which supports families and guides students to plan and train for successful adult lives. At the State level he is currently WorkAbility State Advisory Chair. WorkAbility is a model that provides work preparation and work experience opportunities for middle and... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB144 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Eliciting Language in the Classroom
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This session will present meaningful instructional strategies and communication systems that will enable children with language and communication deficits to gain and use functional communication skills in interactive social situations.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Drake

Amanda Drake

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Amanda Drake is a Program Specialist for Special Education. She specializes in support students who are Deaf/HH, students with communicative disorders, and students who may require the use of assistive technology to access their instruction.
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Dionne Ramey

SLP, AAC assessments, San Bernardino City USD
I have been an SLP in the public schools for 17 years. I am currently working with students k-6 for speech and language services and PK-transition programs for AAC evaluation and consultations.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH247 University Hall

11:15am

Emotional Disturbance vs. Conduct Disorder
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This presentation will consist of providing an overview of the criteria/definition of emotional disturbance and will delineate how these criteria sets are different and how they possibly impact eligibility criteria for special education services.

Speakers
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Eric Buries

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB118 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Engaging Business and Community in a Linked Learning Approach
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Come and explore how working with business and community partners can greatly enhance student outcomes. In this session participants will see examples and learn how to make connections of their own with some practical suggestions.

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Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB 102 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Fostering Accountability and Collaboration in an Elementary Classroom
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Let's take an in-depth look at strategies that are key to developing an environment of scholarly collaboration, ways to establish positve working relationships, and how to design a system of inherent student responsibility.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Amberson

Caroline Amberson

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-104 College of Education

11:15am

Graduation Starts in Kindergarten
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School clustering is an effective strategy to help students achieve success. School leaders will explore ways to find common ground and achieve a common vision. Participants will receive information about how they can support the cluster concept.

Speakers
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Sandra Rodriguez

Principal-high School, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH242 University Hall

11:15am

Healthy Cities Initiative- Collaborating to Make Communities Healthier
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First 5 San Bernardino has invested $4 million in funding to support local community efforts through the Healthy Communities Initiative. Find out how to become a part of this powerful movement in your neighborhood.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbi Albano

Bobbi Albano

Staff Analyst II, First 5 San Bernardino
Building on an initial investment by San Bernardino County Public Health, First 5 San Bernardino has invested $4 million in funding to support local community efforts through the Healthy Communities Initiative. A Healthy Community promotes a positive physical, social, and economic environment that supports the well-being of its members, and includes healthy schools, walkable communities, transportation options, parks/open space, adequate housing... Read More →
avatar for Mary Alvarez

Mary Alvarez

Staff Analyst II, First 5 San Bernardino



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH241 University Hall

11:15am

Helping Students and Families Understand A-G Requirements
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Learn the basics of navigating students and families through High School A-G requirements. Significance of A-G requirements and required classes students need to get into college will be covered.

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Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB386 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

High School Apex Credit Recovery Revisited
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is geared for staff members who will be supporting the Apex Credit Recovery Program at their high school AND who attended the Apex Training on December 11th. This is a time to get your questions answered before you train your others.

Speakers
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Marcia Lewis

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB139 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Hop on Board the Elementary Tech Train
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Hop on board the Tech Train and journey with us for the steps in implementing technology in the classrooms. We will be discuss purchasing of equipment/software, infrastructure needs, professional development, teacher readiness, etc.

Speakers
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Luis Chavez

Principal- Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Elizabeth Cochrane

Principal-Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Dan Durst

Principal- Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Pine Room Lower Commons

11:15am

Hope through QRIS-Quality Rating Improvement Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Building on First 5 investments and a competitive federal early learning grant, $50 million in funding is avalable to support local early learning quality rating and improvement systems that increase the number of low-income childern in high quality preschool programs that prepare those children for success in school and life. Learn what it is, what the benefits are, how others have succeeded and what implementation looks like in San Bernardino County.

Speakers
avatar for Marion Carter

Marion Carter

Manager, Early Learning and Development, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
It has been a pleasure working with the San Bernardino County Superintendent (SBCSS) of Schools for 24 years within a variety of grant-funded and early childhood educational programs. I am currently serving as the San Bernardino County Early Learning and Development Local Planning Council (LPC) Coordinator and SBCSS Manager in the Student Services Branch. I graduated from CSUSB with both my Business Administration and Sociology degrees. I... Read More →
avatar for James Moses

James Moses

Regional Director, Child Care Resource Center

Sponsors


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Pfau Library 211 Pfau Library

11:15am

How to Get My Student Mental Health Services
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This presentation will provide an overview of how the referral process works at the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health and will discuss and review the various services provided by the Department of Behavioral Health.

Speakers
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Eric Buries

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District




Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB137 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Illuminate Reporting for Elementary and Middle Schools
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Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT and STAR Screening assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Morefield

Sue Morefield

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education Inc.
I was a teacher for 15 years prior to joining the Illuminate staff. I am the Illuminate implementation manager for SBCUSD. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the system.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-107 College of Education

11:15am

Illuminate Reporting for High Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT, STAR Screening assessments and CAHSEE.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education
I am a passionate educator and pursuer of making things easier for teachers.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-108 College of Education

11:15am

Implementing the Use of Formative Assessment Practices- A Pilot with UCLA
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Gain an understanding of how to identify and close achievement gaps throughout instruction via quality feedback, adaptation, and scaffolding. Explore how learning goals and success criteria are tools that will help increase student learning.

Speakers
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Wikitoria Lovett

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Piloting formative assessment.
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Victoria Morales

Principal- Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Catherine Saterfield

Catherine Saterfield

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I began teaching August 1994. I began my 21st year with SBCUSD this school year. I have only taught at one school, Lankershim. Most of my years at Lankershim have been in 1st grade. I taught 2nd grade for 3 years. This past summer I was given the opportunity to observe at the UCLA Lab School. The UCLA Lab School is working with SBCUSD and Lankershim to pilot The Formative Assessment Teaching Model.
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Gail Shaw

Program Facilitator, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH246 University Hall

11:15am

Instructional Rounds: A Positive Path to School Improvement
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Learn how to use the Instructional Rounds Process to improve all classrooms across your campus. Attendees will participate in a simulation and be provided the resources needed to begin or improve upon your Instructional Rounds Process.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Bicondova

Marlene Bicondova

Principal, Curtis Middle School
avatar for Teenya Bishop

Teenya Bishop

Principal- High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HP125 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

iPads and the Paperless Classroom
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This hands-on presentation will cover useful apps for going paperless in the classroom. Please bring your iPad and have the following apps downloaded and ready to use: Notability, Google Drive, QR Reader and Genius Scan+.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

STEAM Support Teacher, Bing Wong Elementary
Sarah Emerson, M.Ed., has been a teacher in San Bernardino City Unified for 9 years. She enjoys using technology with students as part of project-based learning units. Sarah is passionate about writing engaging and differentiated curriculum. She works with teachers to plan units that focus on STEAM, the 4 Cs, and CCSS. She also works on finding partnerships to support teachers and students as they work through their pathway units... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH60 University Hall

11:15am

Learning on Your Feet
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This session offers resources for classroom teachers to promote physical activity brain breaks for use inside the classroom. These short and engaging activities are quick ways to get the blood flowing and prepare students for classroom rigor.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Gazzaniga

Amy Gazzaniga

Elementary Physical Education Resource Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Dominic Herness

Dominic Herness

Elem PE Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Quinn Sanders

Quinn Sanders

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Wes Swogger

Wes Swogger

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH240 University Hall

11:15am

Making PE Happen
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This session will meet in the room and proceed to an outdoor space. We will help you "Make PE Happen" for your students. A variety of 10-minute Physical Education lessons designed for the classroom teacher will be presented in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Daniels

Scott Daniels

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Wayne Mc Gilvery

Wayne Mc Gilvery

Elem PE Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Mike Landers

Mike Landers

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Bob Servin

Bob Servin

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH106 University Hall

11:15am

Math Circles and Tool Kits for Kindergarten and First Grade
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Don't know where to start with Math Circles? Learn the steps in facilitating a math circle. Explore different tools that help students solve, explain, and justify their thinking in multiple ways. Make and take a Rekenrek back to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marilynn Murad

Marilynn Murad

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
My name is Marilynn Murad and I am the Common Core Demonstration Teacher for Kindergarten. I have been an educator for 15 years. Currently, I am teaching afternoon kindergarten at Monterey Elementary School, and I am a RCD Kindergarten Math Unit Writer. I am also part of the CCSS team and Kindergarten lead at Monterey. I would like to invite our Kindergarten teachers to come and visit my classroom or email questions they may have.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB146 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Meeting Common Core Writing Expectations Grades 4-6
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Experience a series of strategies that will take your students beyond surface level activities like Think-Pair-Shares & Jigsaws and have them dive into the written negotiation of complex ideas.  

Speakers
avatar for Maribel Alba

Maribel Alba

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Hello, my name is Maribel Alba and I am the Common Core Demonstration Teacher for 6th grade at the elementary level. I have been teaching for 6 years. Currently I am teaching 6th grade ABE at Warm Springs Elementary School and I am a RCD 6th grade Math Unit Writer. I am involved at my site as part of the Common Core and ELD teams, and English Learner Facilitator (ELF). I am also a member of the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) a... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH062 University Hall

11:15am

Navigating Common Core Math by Integrating Technology
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Teachers are asked to prepare lessons that fully integrate technology in the classroom. However, the students are more tech savvy than teachers. In this session teachers will learn simple apps and software to integrate into the classroom tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Yas-Meen West

Yas-Meen West

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a Common Core Demonstration Teacher for middle school math. I have been teaching for 12 years. Currently, I am teaching 6th Grade Math at Cesar E Chavez Middle School. I am also a participant in the iSeek Grant. | I am happy and eager to support and help middle school math teachers in our district with the Common Core and the RCD units of study. I would like to invite teachers to come and visit my classroom or email questions they may... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HPE122 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

Next Generation Science Standards- What do they mean for Students? SECONDARY
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, participants will explore the role of the student and teacher in a NGSS aligned classroom. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the NGSS, the NGSS Three Dimensions, and the instructional shifts.

Speakers
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Jennifer Allison

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB140 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Notability: Tips and Tricks in the Classroom
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 We will be exploring the multiple ways to increase engagement and effectiveness of lessons using Notability from close reading strategies to brainstorming to differentiation techniques. We will also explore ways to go paperless using Box. Please bring an iPad with the Notability app downloaded as this will be a hands on session!


Speakers
avatar for Malissa Esquibel

Malissa Esquibel

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH261 University Hall

11:15am

Observational Note-taking Gone Digital Bring your Tablet…Leave your Clipboard
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Use Google forms to create observational checklists. Receive immediate data/notes stored in one spreadsheet for periodic progress monitoring. An example shared will include monitoring the 8 Mathematical Practices.  Make sure to bring a laptop and iPad with you to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Karma Duffy

Karma Duffy

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been in the SBCUSD for 14 years as a classroom teacher in grades 1st-6th. For the last two years I piloted the implementation of a 1:1 ipad model at our school site. I currently am a Support Teacher with the focus on Technology Integration at Anton Elementary. It is crucial that we get technology in the hands of our students, but it is necessary that we as teachers feel comfortable enough with technology to make this happen.
avatar for Imani Nash-Bey

Imani Nash-Bey

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-106 College of Education

11:15am

Questioning to Increase Rigor and Efficiency
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Learn how to incorporate questioning to check for understanding and increase the rigor of lessons. Checking for understanding improves learning and retention of information: Are your students with you? Are they learning? How do you know?

Speakers
avatar for Deanne Miller

Deanne Miller

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Shana Smith

Shana Smith

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-110 College of Education

11:15am

Safe and Welcoming Schools for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students
Limited Capacity full

This session will inform you about safety issues for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Bullying, harassment and suicide are of particular concern for these populations. Resources, best practices and new legislation will be reviewed.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Taylor

Patty Taylor

Administrative Hearing Panel, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been with SBCUSD for over 30 years as a teacher, counselor and Hearing Panel member. I am passionate about helping all of our students achieve.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-109 College of Education

11:15am

Strategies for Appropriate Student Placement
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss strategies and tools for placing a student in the most appropriate courses for achieving that student's academic and post secondary goals. We will address placement of students and the monitoring of student progress toward their goals.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bennie

Michael Bennie

High School Counselor, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I light up when people connect--to new ideas, to an apt metaphor, to opportunities, and best of all to other people. Lucky for me, I have a job that's hugely about nurturing connections between students and all of these. I taught Spanish for 11 years and then became a school counselor in 2006, which I suspect I could happily do till death do us part.
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Christina Dool

Senior High Counselor, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Guinevere Pittman

Senior High Counselor, Head, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB254 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Success for Elementary Math Students When Entering Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

What do students need to know to be successful in higher level math? Learn the 4 mathematical areas that create the greatest gap in math knowledge as well as resources and strategies to fill these gaps while students are still in elementary school.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Freeman

Kari Freeman

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH257 University Hall

11:15am

Supporting English Learners through Close Reading
Limited Capacity full

Engage with a close reading strategy specifically designed for the prevention of long-term English learners. The strategy assists students in accessing challenging texts and supports comprehension.

Speakers
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EllieLeGarda

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
JG

Jennifer Graziano

Director Of English Learners-Secondary, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH243 University Hall

11:15am

Teach Like a Champion: Creating a Strong Classroom Culture
Limited Capacity full

Strong routines help students take pride in knowing how to do things the right way. Teachers will interactively engage in practicing multiple "Teach Like a Champion" techniques, specifically those pertaining to creating a strong classroom culture.

Speakers
MB

Martha Borgerding

BTSA Support Provider, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Dan Schaefer

Program Specialist-YRS; Teacher Induction, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-116 College of Education

11:15am

Teaching High Quality Behavior Lessons: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Elementary Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Boost and re-energize your behavioral lesson planning/design. During this session elementary teachers will learn strategies and examples of how to embed and extend the Behavior Standards across content areas at increasing levels of rigor/complexity.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Kouyoumdjian

Erin Kouyoumdjian

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a second grade teacher at Warms Springs Elementary. I have been teaching in the district since 2005. I have experience teaching Kinder, Second, Third, and Fourth grades. I am currently a member of my school's PBiS team and Leadership Team.
avatar for Heidi McQueen

Heidi McQueen

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a fifth grade teacher at Warm Springs Elementary. I have been teaching in SBCUSD for 16 years. I have taught 3rd, 4th, 5th grades, and Reading Intervention.
avatar for Laurie-Pat Neufeld

Laurie-Pat Neufeld

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Leslie Sunderland

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Eucalyptus Room Lower Commons

11:15am

Teaching High Quality Behavior Lessons: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Secondary Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Boost and re-energize your daily behavior lesson planning/design. Secondary teachers will learn strategies and examples of how to embed and extend Behavior Standards across content areas at increasing levels of rigor/complexity.

Speakers
BJ

Brittany Johnson

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a first year teacher at Curtis Middle School so people can talk to me about experiences as a first year teacher and implementing positive behavior support in my classroom as a first year teacher.
avatar for Cara Nelson

Cara Nelson

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
People may speak to me about PBiS implementation and restorative justice regarding students.
avatar for Christopher Petriccione

Christopher Petriccione

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
STEM Elective Teacher and ASB Advisor



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-113 College of Education

11:15am

Tech Assess…Moving Beyond Paper
Limited Capacity full

This technology session will provide teachers with a brief introduction on how to transition from using paper and pencil profess monitoring strategies and assessments to creating technologically savvy assessments intended to prepare students for adaptive computer-based standardized assessments like the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The session will specially focus on the use of My Big Campus and Socrative as a tool to design 21st century assessment activities.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Neighbours

Charles Neighbours

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Panorama Room Lower Commons

11:15am

The Power of Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about the power of partnerships through the example of the strong partnership between LLU and SBCUSD. Participants will also understand the breadth and scale of activities that LLU and SBCUSD are involved in as partners.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Murrieta

Hector Murrieta

Exec. Director Of Community Partnerships, San Bernardino City Unified School District
@murrietahector


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH252 University Hall

11:15am

Tried and True: Basic iPad Apps for the Beginning iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Starting with iPads in the classroom? Discover foundational apps to help students effectively use iPads for academic achievement and engagement, including using Socrative, creating Keynote & Pages frames, employing a QR Code Reader/Encoder, and News ELA.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Kosman

Donna Kosman

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH262 University Hall

11:15am

Twitter Time
Limited Capacity full

Twitter Time connects educators with Professional Development and adds to their Personal Learning Networks. Attendees will learn: Twitter Vocabulary, how to set-up an account, establish a profile and how to follow, Educational EdChats.

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Blackburn

Alissa Blackburn

Board Member, Inland Area Cue
I am a high school English teacher in Highland, CA. I also have eight years experience teaching third grade. I am my sites technology coach, a common core curriculum writer, and I do technology trainings all over the district and at other tech conferences. I am in my second to last semester at Boise State for my Masters in Educational Technology. I love being in the classroom and showing others how to integrate technology.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH058 University Hall

11:15am

Using Close Reading for Non-readers/Emergent Readers
Limited Capacity full

How do teachers use Close Reading in a classroom of non-readers? This important strategy can be taught in a classroom of emergent readers using the provided ideas and tools. This strategy can also be used in other subject areas other than reading.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Alvarado

Sharon Alvarado

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Oak Room Lower Commons

11:15am

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools - Elementary Schools
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH264 University Hall

11:15am

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools - Elementary Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Coussoulis Arena CSUSB_Coussoulis.pdf

11:15am

Using Technology to Enhance ELA Curriculum
Limited Capacity filling up

This training will provide ELA teachers ideas on how they can increase their technological instruction and move towards becoming a 21st Century Teacher. Beyond using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, we will look at ways to increase rigor and engagement while improving student abilities in reading and writing with websites and apps such as Socrative, Gooru, Subtext, instaGrok, and others.



Speakers
avatar for Neil Hicken

Neil Hicken

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
7th grade ELA teacher at Curtis Middle School and the Common Core demonstration teacher for middle school ELA.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB383 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Web 2.0 Tools for Classroom Success
Limited Capacity full

Investigate the latest tools that allow students to interact and collaborate in ways that are completely different from passively viewing web content.

Speakers
avatar for Erick Hendrickson

Erick Hendrickson

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Tracy Payne

Resource Teacher-Secondary, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am currently a teacher on assignment as a program specialist at Cajon High School. I taught math for 14 years before taking my current position this year.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH260 University Hall

11:15am

What Happens in this Room Does Not Stay in this Room…
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how your site infrastructure works. Understand the steps involved with network and internet connectivity. We will be discussing wireless access points, data drops, switches and cabling, Apple TV connections, security and passwords, and more.

Speakers
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Nick Flores

Assistant Director, IT, SBCUSD
I am the Assistant Director of IT and have worked in the SBCUSD over 28 years. I currently oversee the Development, Operations, Training, and Security Specialist staffs and the Helpdesk functions. This includes the following areas: Aeries Student Information System utilization/reporting/access, data exchange with multiple outside systems, CALPADS data reporting, and certain technology use training.
avatar for Tina Scarsella

Tina Scarsella

I.T. Training Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have worked in the technical training industry for over 30 years. I started my career working for computer companies training their customers on how to use the computers they just purchased. I spent the next 10 years as a self employed subcontract instructor giving hotel seminars for Dun and Bradstreet, giving corporate training to the staff of the County of San Bernardino, County of Riverside, City of Colton, and the US Forest Service. I am... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HP124 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

What is YOUR Educational Journey?/Above and Beyond the Senior Portfolio
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn strategies for ensuring students' success as they prepare for their lives after high school. Help your high school juniors and seniors investigate, research and analyze what their life after high school might look like.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been teaching high school English at Arroyo Valley High School for 13 years. I have taught all levels of English, including sheltered and CAHSEE support classes; I am a National Board Certified Teacher, certified in AYA/ELA, as well as a Demonstration Teacher for SBCUSD. I am excited that our district has organized an event like this one, as we have incredible teachers and administrators who are ready to share their expertise. I hope... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HP126 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

What the Arts Can Do For Your Students
Limited Capacity full

An approach to teaching where students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. You will walk away with three engagement strategies that will incorporate the arts through movement: Back-to-Back, Poetry Off the Page and Tableau.

Speakers
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Janice Gordon-Ellis

Principal-Elementary, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Michael Rowley

Michael Rowley

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Grace Schmidt

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I currently teach the visual arts to all students grades K - 6, including moderate to severe Special Education students at Barton Elementary. I am also the Arts Lead for the TurnAround Arts program supported by the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities. My role as Arts Leads includes supporting teachers in their efforts to integrate the arts into their curriculum.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB385 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

What's in STAR for you this Year?
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover Core Progress Learning Progressions, Instructional Resources, and Grouping centered on needed Focus Skills. Using hands-on exploration, chart the course fro each student's instructional growth based on insightful data and resources from STAR.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Ballou

Cheryl Ballou

Director of Consulting Services, Renaissance Learning Inc
The most rewarding experiences I have are those that bring relevance and application of educational initiatives to the classroom. I love seeing teachers be inspired and excited to introduce new ideas and strategies. We always hear what we NEED to do but seldom hear HOW to do it. That is my quest. Supply the HOW. | | I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and served the students of Texas as a high... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Background includes 7 years as a secondary educator in the fields of Biology and Mathematics; 14 years as a primary educator specializing in the area of K-5/ intervention. All 14 years, I used Renaissance solutions including Star, Accelerated Reader, and Accelerated Math to maximize the growth of my students. For the past 4 ½ years, I have served as a Program Manager and most recently, a National Academic Advisor supporting districts... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB111 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Your Future. Your School Site Council (SSC).
Limited Capacity seats available

"Coming together is a beginning: Keeping together is progress; Working together is success." It's important that time is spent developing the SSC into a collaborative team, working together to effectively improve academic achievement for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Holly-Geary

Diane Holly-Geary

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
SSC
avatar for Sandra Lacanlale

Sandra Lacanlale

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
SSC
avatar for Steve Perlut

Steve Perlut

Retired Middle School Principal, San Bernardino City Unified School District
My 36 years in the school district and 22 years as a middle school principal.
avatar for Kimbre Sargent

Kimbre Sargent

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I work in the Categorical Programs Department for SBCUSD. I love to talk about anything.



Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB114 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Discovery Education Streaming Plus- Elementary Workshop
Limited Capacity full

This all day workshop will assist you in integrating Discovery Education Streaming Plus online resources into your daily Common Core State Standards lessons. Join us for this all day workshop focused on grades TK-6.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Belt

Marie Belt

Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education
Marie Belt has spent the majority of her 30-year teaching career in the Fontana Unified School District, where she has taught students across grades K-5. Ms. Belt, a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood, has taught college extension courses on best practices for the teaching of literacy skills. She has collaborated with other specialists to create two courses for Discovery... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
CE-115 College of Education

11:15am

Discovery Education Streaming Plus- Secondary Workshop
Limited Capacity full

This all day workshop will assist you in integrating Discovery Education Streaming Plus online resources into your daily Common Core State Standards lessons. Join us for this all day workshop focused on grades 7-12.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Spittell

Tony Spittell

Educational Services TOSA, Magnolia School District
Tony Spittell is a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Magnolia School District in Anaheim, California where he supports the district with digital integration and curriculum. He created Common Core English Language Arts digital learning experiences for the district and provided professional development in digital literacy. In addition, Tony serves on the Orange County CUE board and has delivered presentations across the country. He holds a... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
CE-117 College of Education

11:15am

Loma Linda University Medical Tour
Limited Capacity full

This behind the scenes tour not only provides storied history of this great institution, but will give participants a "behind the scenes" look at the operations of the most prestigious medical centers in the world!

Speakers
SF

Steven Flitsch

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
Loma Linda University Loma Linda University Medical Center

11:15am

San Bernardino Business and Industry Tour
Limited Capacity full

Don't miss out on this tour that provides a behind the scenes look at the business and industry in San Bernardino. Join our tour and find out what successful businesses and companies are providing worldwide service in our backyard.

Speakers
CS

Colin Strange

Director of Business Resources, San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce
As an employee of the redevelopment Agency of the City of San Bernardino 1997 he was actively involved in bringing new investment and jobs to the community managing redevelopment and development projects for the Agency. During this time he returned to school obtaining his Masters in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino and is now an adjunct Professor in the Masters program for both Cal State San Bernardino and... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
Bus Trip with Stops

11:15am

San Bernardino County Museum Tour
Limited Capacity full

This session will be centered around a trip to the San Bernardino County Museum. You will be able to tour the museum, including its brand new fossil exhibit. The tour will focus on connecting the museum resources to the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Iliff

Scott Iliff

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
San Bernardino County Museum San Bernardino County Museum

11:15am

San Bernardino Historic Tour
Limited Capacity full

The hottest tour in the Inland Empire! Come and learn about "Doctors Row", the 1st McDonalds in the world, and the history of Norton Air Force Base. Set foot at the historic Arrowhead Springs Hotel and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Nick Cataldo

Nick Cataldo

Historian, Author, Educator, San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society
I have a strong interest in the history of San Bernardino County, the Old West, the Civil War, the American revolution, central New Jersey, and baseball--especially the New York Yankees. I have written numerous articles pertaining to San Bernardino County and Old West history and am the author of two books--Images of America: San Bernardino and the Earp Clan: The Southern California Years.


Thursday January 8, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
Bus Trip with Stops

12:20pm

High Reliability Discussion and Lunch with Dr. Robert Marzano- Principals Only Please
Limited Capacity filling up

This is a special "invitation only" session for SBCUSD principals.  Come to University Hall 106, grab a lunch and enjoy an informal discussion session with Dr. Marsden and Dr. Robert Marzano.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Marzano

Dr. Robert Marzano

CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory, Marzano Research Labratory
Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention.  His practical translations of the most current research and... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 12:20pm - 1:20pm
UH106 University Hall

1:30pm

A Collective Impact Strategy: Taskforce for African American Student Achievement
Limited Capacity full

This session will share and discuss how a collective approach that leverages broad-based support and coordination from school leaders, teacher, parents, student, community members can accelerate achievement for African American students.  The session will highlight findings from the San Bernardino Task Force for African American Student Achievement Report.

Speakers
avatar for Rev. Samuel Casey

Rev. Samuel Casey

Executive Director, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
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Dr. Lori Collins

Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives, California State University, San Bernardino
Dr. Lori Collins is the Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives in the office of Academic Personnel at California State University San Bernardino. She served as the Project Director for COPE for the past 4 years. Dr. Collins has been an educator for 33 years in K-16 institutions as a teacher, elementary principal, adjunct instructor and consultant. My educational background includes a B.S. from Ball State University in Indiana, a M.Ed... Read More →
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Felicia Jones

Associate Director, COPE
avatar for Dina Walker

Dina Walker

President/CEO, BLU Educational Foundation
Dina Walker, President/CEO of BLU Educational Foundation, has over 15 years of experience working with non-profit and governmental agencies in various capacities from developing and managing programs and services to convening groups around issues impacting a variety of populations. She has extensive experience serving communities of color, at-risk youth and parents of underserved populations. Her tenure has brought about partnerships with... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB114 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

ADHD Workshop for Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Understand ADHD, learn identifying characteristics and symptoms. Participants will receive strategies to use in the classroom including sensory integration and information on executive functioning.

Speakers
avatar for Dulcemaria Bec

Dulcemaria Bec

Bilingual School Psychologist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a versatile and dedicated school psychologist with a focus on the individual needs of special education students. I am highly passionate to pursue any resource necessary to ensure students are properly supported. I am willing to go above and beyond what is minimally required. I am equipped to provide appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning disabilities. I was a school counselor for 17 years. I... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Camper

Cynthia Camper

LH Resource Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a mild/moderate special education teacher. I have taught SDC, RSP, inclusion, push-in, home-hospital and Moderate/Severe Extended School Year. | I have primarily worked in the elementary school setting with some middle school experience. I have a passion for working with and building coping skills in people with ADHD as well as other learning disabilities.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB387 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Close or Cloze- I am so confused!
Limited Capacity full

What exactly is "close reading"? And how do I teach it? While Close Reading is more than just a new buzz- word for many, it is still a mystery. We will provide you with a wide variety of strategies, which you can use in your classroom next week.

Speakers
KC

Kim Campbell

TOA-Teaching Coach, SBCUSD
BM

Becky Monroe

San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Delfina Salsberry

Delfina Salsberry

Teacher On Assignment- Excellence in Teaching, SBCUSD


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH248 University Hall

1:30pm

Common Core and More, Through a Linked Learning Approach
Limited Capacity full

Are we serious about providing the skills and abilities necessary for the students to be prepared for college and careers? Common Core, implemented through a Linked Learning approach, gives students a leg-up on what they need to know and be able to do.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Jennifer Lutzenberger Phillips brings significant experience as an educational leader, student advocate, coach, and literacy teacher to her new position as Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development. Formerly, she was the vice president of Teaching and Learning at Envision Schools and a school improvement coach and a content coach in secondary English, with a focus on curriculum and assessment, at the Oakland Unified School District... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB109 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Compare and Contrast 'The Super Standard' K-5
Limited Capacity full

Learn to use simple graphic organizers to teach, practice, and assess all reading comprehension standards through Compare and Contrast.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Leader

Kristi Leader

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Oak Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Credit Dissected…and Other Lending Insights
Limited Capacity full

Do you know what makes up your credit score? Do you know what you can do to affect it? We'll dive deep into the world of credit and educate you on what "we" see when it comes to your credit.

Speakers
KP

Kevin Posey

CEO, San Bernardino School Employees FCU
CEO of San Bernardino School Employees Federal Credit Union


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-117 College of Education

1:30pm

Critical Things to Know about STAR
Limited Capacity full

At the time of year around this event, schools will be on the verge of seeing a very imformative score appear, "SGP" or "student growth percnetiles". What are these and what do they mean? Also, how does STAR do what it does? How is so much information generated in a ralatively short time? Finally, how are we assessing depth when we use STAR, particularly when the main test is multiple choice?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gene Kerns

Dr. Gene Kerns

Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance Learning
I'm a third-generation educator with teaching and administrative experience from primary through university. I serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning. | | I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Longwood University and also hold a Doctor of Education from the University of Delaware. Dr. Robin Fogarty and I co-authored Informative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade which is published by Corwin Press in... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Background includes 7 years as a secondary educator in the fields of Biology and Mathematics; 14 years as a primary educator specializing in the area of K-5/ intervention. All 14 years, I used Renaissance solutions including Star, Accelerated Reader, and Accelerated Math to maximize the growth of my students. For the past 4 ½ years, I have served as a Program Manager and most recently, a National Academic Advisor supporting districts... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB113 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Educreations and Graphic Organizers
Limited Capacity full

Come explore this interactive whiteboard and screen casting tool that's simple, powerful and fun to use! You can annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content. This technology session is sure to ignite your techie flame!

Speakers
avatar for Connie Jones

Connie Jones

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH061 University Hall

1:30pm

Effective Classroom Practices to Ensure High Rates of Engagement: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Elementary Teachers
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide teachers with the skill to evaluate their learning environments to determine the percentage of students actively engaged and how to increase levels of engagement to 90-95%.

Speakers
avatar for Mario Jacquez

Mario Jacquez

Vice Principal-Elementary, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Pfau Library 211 Pfau Library

1:30pm

Effective Classroom Practices to Ensure High Rates of Engagement: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Secondary Teachers
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide teachers with the skill to evaluate their learning environments to determine the percentage of students actively engaged and how to increase levels of engagement to 90-95%.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Grimm

Christina Grimm

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Vanee Smith

Vanee Smith

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH252 University Hall

1:30pm

Effective Tools for Managing Your Finances
Limited Capacity full

Join us as we educate you with tools to better manage your personal finances. From budgeting to avoiding fees, we'll teach you what you need to use to effectively manage your finances!

Speakers
avatar for Heri "Eddie" Garcia

Heri "Eddie" Garcia

VP of Operations, San Bernardino School Employees Federal Credit Union
Heri's passion for education and training started early in his career at the Walt Disney Company. Trading pixie dust and magic for finance and regulation, Heri has spent the last 12 years training credit union employees and members on the "behind the scene" workings of financial institutions.

Sponsors

Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-115 College of Education

1:30pm

Effective Transition Services in SBCUSD: Balancing Responsibilities
Limited Capacity full

Balancing Responsibilities offers tools to complete a District Transition Action Plan for special education transition services that will empowers students, families, teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Speakers
avatar for Chris LeRoy

Chris LeRoy

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Chris LeRoy is in his 42th year in education. He has taught Elementary - High School and in the Calfornia State University system. He runs the District Transition Services Program , which supports families and guides students to plan and train for successful adult lives. At the State level he is currently WorkAbility State Advisory Chair. WorkAbility is a model that provides work preparation and work experience opportunities for middle and... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB144 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Eliciting Language in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This session will present meaningful instructional strategies and communication systems that will enable children with language and communication deficits to gain and use functional communication skills in interactive social situations.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Drake

Amanda Drake

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Amanda Drake is a Program Specialist for Special Education. She specializes in support students who are Deaf/HH, students with communicative disorders, and students who may require the use of assistive technology to access their instruction.
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Dionne Ramey

SLP, AAC assessments, San Bernardino City USD
I have been an SLP in the public schools for 17 years. I am currently working with students k-6 for speech and language services and PK-transition programs for AAC evaluation and consultations.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH247 University Hall

1:30pm

Engaging Business and Community in a Linked Learning Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how working with business and community partners can greatly enhance student outcomes. In this session participants will see examples and learn how to make connections of their own with some practical suggestions.

Speakers


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB 102 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Gang Suppression and Common Trends
Limited Capacity full

Come and learn about the San Bernardino School District Police Department gang suppression efforts within the school district and community that are providing a safe learning and teaching environment.  You will also leave with an understanding of common gang trends in the community.

Speakers
avatar for Officer Alex Raya

Officer Alex Raya

Officer Gangs/Investigations, San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department
I have been working as a Police officer for the San Bernardino District Police Department for approximately thirteen years. While with the department, I have handled and been assigned to gang investigations for approximately 11 years including other specialized assignments. Additionally, I am a court qualified expert witness in gang testimony.


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-105 College of Education

1:30pm

Google and Common Core
Limited Capacity filling up

Come and learn Google Advanced Search for researching and citing images, newspapers, and sites. Then explore how to use collaborative annotation skills with students in Google Docs and Google Presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Blackburn

Alissa Blackburn

Board Member, Inland Area Cue
I am a high school English teacher in Highland, CA. I also have eight years experience teaching third grade. I am my sites technology coach, a common core curriculum writer, and I do technology trainings all over the district and at other tech conferences. I am in my second to last semester at Boise State for my Masters in Educational Technology. I love being in the classroom and showing others how to integrate technology.


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH058 University Hall

1:30pm

High Reliability Organizing (HRO): Starting Today
Limited Capacity seats available

High Reliability Organizing is about attitudes and values that we internalize. In doing so, we model these attitudes and values for our students. The basic attitude is our attitude towards failure; this drives us to look for early heralds of failure but also models in our students how they can better approach failure. In this session we will discuss ways to change our thinking, words that work, and indirect methods to bring HRO to the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daved van Stralen,

Dr. Daved van Stralen,

MD, FAAP Strategic Reliability, LLC And Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Strategic Reliability, LLC; Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda University
Daved van Stralen, MD, FAAP, is a former Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedic, one of the first paramedics to attend medical school. He combined his fire EMS experience with healthcare to create a natural approach to what is now called High Reliability Organizing (HRO). A number of organizations have changed to the HRO model under Dr. van Stralen's leadership and leaders from various industries have consulted him for recommendations for... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH106 University Hall

1:30pm

High School Apex Credit Recovery
Limited Capacity full

This session is geared for teachers, administrators and other staff members who will be supporting the Apex Credit Recovery Program at their high school campuses and who did not attend the Apex Training on December 11th.

Speakers
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Marcia Lewis

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB139 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

How do I Avoid a Due Process or State Complaint?
Limited Capacity full

In order for administrators, teachers and school districts to avoid due process hearings and state complaints, it is crucial to consider fundamental steps. All professional staff and administrators need to be aware of parents' rights under IDEA.

Speakers
MD

Michael Dominguez

Director Of Special Ed Program, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB140 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

How to be an Administrative Designee in an IEP Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about of the role of the Administrative Designee during an IEP meeting. Guidelines on being an effective designee will be presented and discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Walsh

Shelley Walsh

Assistant Director Special Education, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am currently the Assistant Director for SBCUSD Special Education Department. I have worked for the district since July 1998. I have served district student in the capacity of Resource Specialist Teacher and SDC Teacher at the Elementary Level at Cole, Bradley, and Cypress Elementary Schools. I have also worked as Program Specialist, Coordinator, and Interim Director. I have had experience in management with most aspects of Special... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB262 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

How to do Hands-on Science Investigations and not be Overwhelmed with Grading: The Use of Notebooks for Labs and Assessments
Limited Capacity full

This session is geared for middle and high school science teachers.  Grading science lab reports can be a daunting task for teachers,  In this session, teachers will participate in doing a hands-on investigation, keep a lab notebook, and use the lab notebook for lab assessments.  Teachers will be given strategies to help ease the stress from the overwhelming task of grading lab experiments.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Pham

Tom Pham

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Hello, my name is Tom Pham and I am the Common Core Demonstration Teacher for High School Chemistry. I have been teaching for 17 years. Currently, I am teaching MYP/IB Chemistry at Cajon High School. I am also a Link Crew Coordinator and part-time lab instructor at Cal State San Bernardino. | | Teaching is more than simply demonstrating a certain set of technical skills. It requires command of subject matter and caring deeply about... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH246 University Hall

1:30pm

How to Prepare for Advocates at IEP Meetings
Limited Capacity full

The laws that govern special education (IDEA) permit parents to bring advocates to educational meeting. This session will cover helpful hints to abide by when dealing with an adversarial advocate.

Speakers
avatar for Autrey Fowler

Autrey Fowler

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
As a Program Specialist, I offer support to teachers and administrators regarding the IEP process and Special Education Law. | Educational Leadership M.A. | Criminal Justice M.A. | SBCUSD 15 Years
avatar for David Portz

David Portz

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
-MA in Special Eduation 2000 | -MA in PPS Counseling 2001 | -MA in Administration 2012 | -MS in Physical Education 2014 | | - District Employee - 17 years | - Secondary Program Specialist in Special Education - 12 Years | - Adjunct Professor - Chaffey Community College - 11 Years | | | - All areas pertaining to special education students, protocol, and legality |



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB254 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Illuminate Reporting for Elementary and Middle Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT and STAR Screening assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Morefield

Sue Morefield

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education Inc.
I was a teacher for 15 years prior to joining the Illuminate staff. I am the Illuminate implementation manager for SBCUSD. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the system.


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-107 College of Education

1:30pm

Illuminate Reporting for High Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT, STAR Screening assessments and CAHSEE.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education
I am a passionate educator and pursuer of making things easier for teachers.


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-108 College of Education

1:30pm

Incorporating Depth and Complexity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This is an introductory session to the prompts of Depth and Complexity and how to apply them in the classroom. There will be a brief demonstration of how to use the Nearpod app to create classroom engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Danielle Culbertson

Dr. Danielle Culbertson

Program Specialist, GATE, SBCUSD
I am the Program Specialist for elementary GATE programs. Currently, I am the presenter for the district's GATE Certification training. I work with the GATE teachers at our magnet schools and also work with the TK teachers.
avatar for Teresa Hopkins

Teresa Hopkins

Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB 258 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Instructional Rounds: A Positive Path to School Improvement
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use the Instructional Rounds Process to improve all classrooms across your campus. Attendees will participate in a simulation and be provided the resources needed to begin or improve upon your Instructional Rounds Process.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Bicondova

Marlene Bicondova

Principal, Curtis Middle School
avatar for Teenya Bishop

Teenya Bishop

Principal- High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HP125 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

Interacting with the new CA ELA/ELD Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how the ELD and ELA standards work in tandem. We will discover and discuss the progression of reading skills TK-12th grade and how they relate to specific content areas and English language development.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Hurtado

Angelica Hurtado

Coordinator-YRS, San Bernardino City USD
Angelica has an extensive background on teaching English learners. She has taught in the Alternative Bilingual Education Program, has been a reading support teacher, BTSA support provider, staff developer, and presently is the coordinator for SEI/ELM programs in the English Learner Programs Department. Angelica has been involved in creating professional development in the CCSS/ELD Standards K-12, has designed the new ELD Portfolio, and provides... Read More →
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Luzelena Rosales

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City USD
My name is Luzelena Rosales and I am a support teacher with English Learner Programs. English Learner Programs has been busy with the new documents such as the ELA/ELD framework, the ELD standards, creating ELD portfolios, connecting ELA with ELD, and LAS Links testing. Please feel free to contact me or the English Learner Programs for any clarification or questions on any of the above items.
avatar for Anna Sosa

Anna Sosa

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Eucalyptus Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Intervention Help: Highly Effective Tiered Academic Interventions for Students at the Elementary Level
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is designed to examine strategies of tiered levels of academic supports for students at the elementary level. Educators will be equipped to overcome historical challenges of differentiated instruction and will be offered creative ways to implement effective, scientifically based interventions for all student abilities within the general education classroom setting.


Speakers
avatar for Keishia Handy

Keishia Handy

Academic Coach, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have a sincere passion to teach the effective use of language to access learning and to communicate thoughts, concerns, passions and ideas. Understanding how to use words effectively is powerful.
avatar for Christy Marshall

Christy Marshall

LH Resource Specialist YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been teaching for 25 years. I started my teaching career in general education. After 10 years, I began teaching mild to moderate -special ed, (those with learning disabilities). I enjoy finding what strategies work to help scholars reach their full potential. I helped to develop a streamlined SST process for San Bernardino City Unified.
avatar for Grace Monroe

Grace Monroe

Program Facilitator, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB386 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Intervention Myth Busters: Highly Effective Tiered Academic Interventions for Students at the Secondary Level
Limited Capacity full

Examine popular myths about tiered levels of academic supports for students at the secondary level. Educators will be equipped to overcome challenges of differentiated instruction and will be offered creative ways to implement effective interventions.

Speakers
avatar for Jessika Shields

Jessika Shields

School Psychologist/Educator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am an expert in differentiated instruction and adaptive learning to meeting the needs of students at the secondary level. I also have a deep understanding of various learning styles and how to best help students access information in many ways.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB118 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

iPads and the Paperless Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Explore useful aps for going paperless in the classroom. Intuitive and effective steps for any K-12 classroom using iPads. Come with the following apps downloaded and ready to use: Notability, Google Drive, QR Reader and Genius Scan+.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

STEAM Support Teacher, Bing Wong Elementary
Sarah Emerson, M.Ed., has been a teacher in San Bernardino City Unified for 9 years. She enjoys using technology with students as part of project-based learning units. Sarah is passionate about writing engaging and differentiated curriculum. She works with teachers to plan units that focus on STEAM, the 4 Cs, and CCSS. She also works on finding partnerships to support teachers and students as they work through their pathway units... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH60 University Hall

1:30pm

Let's Edivate: An Introducation to Edivation (Previously Known as PD-360)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this session will learn to use Edivation for professional learning and development. We will learn to integrate the essential functions of Edivation into daily professional learning routines.

Speakers


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Pine Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Language Arts (3-6)
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Dennington

Dana Dennington

Master Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Eboni Freeman

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Alec Hobbs

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH042 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Language Arts (TK-2)
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Stephanie Dirks

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Paige Tune

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH249 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Math (3-6)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Catrina Hobbs

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Mimi Ryan

Mimi Ryan

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Mimi has been teaching for twenty-five years, has taught grades K-5, and is currently teaching fourth grade. She has presented math workshops focusing on Common Core , Performance Tasks, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice for such conferences as: Los Angeles Annual Gifted/Talented Education Conference, California Association of the Gifted, California Mathematics Council, University of Phoenix-New Teacher Institute, and the MaThink... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH242 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Math (TK-2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Kate Durst

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH243 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in English Language Arts (7-8)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Shinay Bowman

Shinay Bowman

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Dana Dunams

Dana Dunams

Teacher On Assignment - Academic Coach and IBMYP Coordinator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Lauryn Wild

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-104 College of Education

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in English Language Arts (9-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Cowley

Sharon Cowley

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I teach English Language Arts at Pacific High School. I have a Master's in Cross-Cultural Teaching and I am working on my Master's in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric. I'm passionate about incorporating writing across the curriculum through our project based learning and pathway models - mostly because it makes teaching fun for me and the students! My previous career was in Human Resources and Recruitment at a private company and... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Resmi Kackery

Elizabeth Resmi Kackery

Linked Learning Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am the Linked Learning Program Specialist for our site and teach the 12th grade ERWC curriculum @ Cajon High School as well as serve as one of our site's fabulous Link Crew Coordinators ; this is in addition to working as an RCD writer at the SeniorEnglish level. Working with students and educators, through various scopes and lenses, and being a part of curriculum writing helps me to achieve my sense of Vidya (knowledge & understanding... Read More →
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Lauryn Wild

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH240 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Mathematics (7-8)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Yvonne Alcantara

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
About lesson planing accordingly to the RCD units and instructional strategies.
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Ashley Barnett

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Sabrina Katyal

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Vergine Makhmudyan

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-109 College of Education

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Mathematics (Integrated Mathematics 1)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Krystle Burt

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Hector Carrillo

Hector Carrillo

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
MD

Michael Doll

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
CG

Candelaria Garcia

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
SK

Sabrina Katyal

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Kristina Perez

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Sarah Ramirez

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH062 University Hall

1:30pm

Navigating the SST Process: Addressing Student Behavior through Effective Classroom Environments and Tier 2 Interventions
Limited Capacity full

Learn about our new SST process that is fully aligned with our PBIS system. An outline of interventions to implement in the classroom (Tier 1) and additional supports (Tier 2) to ensure student behavioral success will be presented.

Speakers
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Colleen Williams

Coordinator of Alternative Programs, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Site administrator for the SBCUSD Community Day Schools, focused on behavior modification for students. CDS is the Tier 3 behavior supports for the District for grades 2-10, implementing PBIS at an intensive level. | District Trainer for Boys Town Specialized Classroom Management, designed to equip students with the Social Skills necessary to be successful in school and beyond.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB112 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Nearpod in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Nearpod allows teachers to create presentations, share with students, control student activity and receive students work through a mobile device, PC or Mac. Come see how it can be used to raise student engagement and achievement in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kirstyn Martin

Kirstyn Martin

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Treg Painter

Treg Painter

Algebra Teacher, Curtis Middle School


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-106 College of Education

1:30pm

Notability: Tips and Tricks in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

 We will be exploring the multiple ways to increase engagement and effectiveness of lessons using Notability from close reading strategies to brainstorming to differentiation techniques. We will also explore ways to go paperless using Box. Please bring an iPad with the Notability app downloaded as this will be a hands on session!


Speakers
avatar for Malissa Esquibel

Malissa Esquibel

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH261 University Hall

1:30pm

Our Journey to Technology Integration in Every Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

A session for administrators and school leaders on creating and implementing a plan to get technology into each classroom and how to assist teachers to effectively integrate digital tools to maximize student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Natalie Raymundo

Dr. Natalie Raymundo

Principal-Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been the principal at RPH since 2009. Previous to that I was the Assistant Administrator at Pacific High School, an ELA Program Specialist, and a Reading Language Arts teacher. Although my credential is in ELA, I also have interests in mathematics instruction, and both my Master's thesis and dissertation were on topics related to algebra instruction. Assessment, evaluation, educational technology, equity in education, and urban school... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH257 University Hall

1:30pm

Overview of the Streamlined SST Process
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will provide an overview of the streamlined SST process so that all stakeholders are able to understand and complete the process. Understand the 6 step process in identifying students having difficulties in school in any area.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Bracken

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Michelle Bracken works as a Support Teacher in the English Learner Programs Department. She has been an elementary teacher in SBCUSD since 2006, where she has taught grades 2-5 in the ELM/SEI setting, as well as READ 180. In 2007, she was awarded Outstanding Student Intern in the Multiple Subject Intern Program at Cal State San Bernardino , and in 2012 was nominated for CABE's Teacher of the Year.
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Luzelena Rosales

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City USD
My name is Luzelena Rosales and I am a support teacher with English Learner Programs. English Learner Programs has been busy with the new documents such as the ELA/ELD framework, the ELD standards, creating ELD portfolios, connecting ELA with ELD, and LAS Links testing. Please feel free to contact me or the English Learner Programs for any clarification or questions on any of the above items.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB137 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) within RCD
Limited Capacity filling up

Problem-Based Learning within RCD will show participants how to utilize PBL in their classroom and still be faithful to RCD. Teachers will learn the PBL model and how to implement it in Science and Social Studies content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Karrie Cheney

Karrie Cheney

Teacher on Special Assignment -Excellence in Teaching Initiative, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a coach with the Excellence in Teaching Initiative for SBCUSD. I piloted Problem Based Learning for San Bernardino County Schools through the Horizons Grant and the Alliance for Education. I have worked as a coach with Future Problem Solvers. I am also an RCD Unit Writer and write curriculum for Teachers Pay Teachers. I can show you how to add some excitement to your plans with PBL and still be faithful to your RCD units.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH263 University Hall

1:30pm

Questioning to Increase Rigor and Efficiency
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to incorporate questioning to check for understanding and increase the rigor of lessons. Checking for understanding improves learning and retention of information: Are your students with you? Are they learning? How do you know?

Speakers
avatar for Deanne Miller

Deanne Miller

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Shana Smith

Shana Smith

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-110 College of Education

1:30pm

Safe and Welcoming Schools for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students
Limited Capacity full

This session will inform you about safety issues for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Bullying, harassment and suicide are of particular concern for these populations. Resources, best practices and new legislation will be reviewed.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Taylor

Patty Taylor

Administrative Hearing Panel, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been with SBCUSD for over 30 years as a teacher, counselor and Hearing Panel member. I am passionate about helping all of our students achieve.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HPE122 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

SBCUSD Multilingual Initiative- A Partnership with California Association of Bilingual Educators
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us as we describe and discuss our San Bernardino City Unified School District Multilingual Initiative.  This community initiative is aimed at providing effective world languages teaching and learning for all our students.  Starting with an in-depth study of our student data, classroom practices, current research and student/teacher voice, this initiative will lead us to excellence.

Speakers
avatar for Memo Mendez

Memo Mendez

Consultant, California Association for Bilingual Education
As an English Learner who arrived in Fontana at the age of 9, I have always believed in the importance of education and the value of being literate in two or more languages. I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to have experienced a variety of positions in education spanning more than four decades beginning with my first teaching position as a middle school teacher after receiving my teaching credential from UC Riverside... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB 138 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Teach Like a Champion: Creating a Strong Classroom Culture
Limited Capacity full

Strong routines help students take pride in knowing how to do things the right way. Teachers will interactively engage in practicing multiple "Teach Like a Champion" techniques, specifically those pertaining to creating a strong classroom culture.

Speakers
MB

Martha Borgerding

BTSA Support Provider, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Dan Schaefer

Program Specialist-YRS; Teacher Induction, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-116 College of Education

1:30pm

Teach Like Pythagoras, Learn like the Jetsons
Limited Capacity full

Implementing the Common Core Math standards is more than just teaching content. Explore different technology tools and resources that enhance the implementation of mathematical practices in your educational setting.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

Teacher, Innovation Middle School
This is a brief bio.

Sponsors

Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB383 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Tech Assess…Moving Beyond Paper
Limited Capacity full

Design your own evaluation exercises in minutes by importing or inputting questions using Socrative, My Big Campus, and other online tools.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Neighbours

Charles Neighbours

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Panorama Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Technology Skills: What do Students Need for SBAC Success?
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore the SBAC practice tests and performance tasks with a focus on the technology skills students need to be successful. The session will include opportunities for vertical collaboration and sharing of current site practices.

Speakers
avatar for Cindi Blair

Cindi Blair

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am the District Testing Coordinator for several testing programs, including the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). Our team works with site personnel to ensure testing procedures are in place so students have a successful test experience.
avatar for Jeffrey Im

Jeffrey Im

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a Program Specialist and work with several testing programs, including the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). Our team works with site personnel to ensure testing procedures are in place so students have a successful test experience



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HP124 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

The BASICS Framework for Moderate to Severe Students- For Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Understand the BASICS Framework for Moderate/Severe students and its use within the classroom. Participants will receive a background of the BASICS, an overview of the program, what a BASICS classroom looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Robertson

Patricia Robertson

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Elementary Program Specialist for students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Patricia has overseen the creation (2003) and development of the BASICS2 Curriculum Framework for students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities within SBCUSD. The BASICS2 is currently published with Lakeshore Learning and sold throughout the state of California.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH057 University Hall

1:30pm

The Next Generation Science Standards 101- Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us as we investigate an instructional shift in Next Generation Science Standards you can make in your practice that can result in greater student learning. We will explore how concepts spiral the grade levels through inquiry and investigation.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bettas-Alcala

Ashley Bettas-Alcala

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a National Board Certified first grade teacher at Riley Elementary School. This is my 14th year teaching, and 9th in SBCUSD. I currently serve as your Vice President of SBTA and as Pacific Regional Director on the National Council of Urban Education Association's Executive Committee. I am also a member of the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) a partnership between CTA and Stanford University built to build the capacity of teachers... Read More →
avatar for Pia Van Meter

Pia Van Meter

High School Science Teacher, Riverside City Unified School District
I am a science teacher for 16 years and currently teaching Marine Biology, Anatomy & Physiology-ROP Sports Medicine, and EL Biology. I am also the English Language Learner (ELL) Coordinator, Legacy Teacher Mentor and Science Department Co-Chair at Martin Luther King Jr. High School (RUSD) in Riverside, California. I received a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), and... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-113 College of Education

1:30pm

The Restorative Justice (RJ) Paradigm: Administrators & Teachers
Limited Capacity full

What does Restorative Justice that mean for administrators, classroom teachers, students? If you want to learn more about what RJ implementation will look/sound like within Tier One and Tier Two and Three come to this session.

Speakers
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Diane Bonjour

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have a passion for high engagement lessons and successful positive classroom management. I have been teaching 18 years and love each and every year. I have presented at national conferences on the topic of engaging science lessons and am I looking forward to sharing my passion for positive classroom culture and management. Recently I was honored to receive the CLMS (California League of Middle Schools) Teacher of Year and San Bernardino... Read More →
JC

James Cobb

Vice Principal-Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Michael Partida

Michael Partida

Counselor, Riley Elementary
I have been the counselor at Riley elementary for the past 14 years. I have an extensive background in Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBiS) and have implemented this program at my school for the past 10 years at Riley elementary. Also, over the past year I have been implementing Restorative Justice (RJ) with my school site at both the tier I & II levels of the Response to Intervention for Behavior. Restorative justice helps... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB385 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

The Student Success Team (SST) Process Made Easier: Overview of the Forms
Limited Capacity full

Overview of the Students Success Team (SST) Process and its relationship to the Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS) Review of the new, friendlier and streamlined SST/LAT forms using Elementary, Middle School and High School scenarios.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Bracken

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Michelle Bracken works as a Support Teacher in the English Learner Programs Department. She has been an elementary teacher in SBCUSD since 2006, where she has taught grades 2-5 in the ELM/SEI setting, as well as READ 180. In 2007, she was awarded Outstanding Student Intern in the Multiple Subject Intern Program at Cal State San Bernardino , and in 2012 was nominated for CABE's Teacher of the Year.
avatar for Roxanne Williams

Roxanne Williams

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Roxanne Williams is currently a District Program Specialist in the Department of Equity and Targeted Student Achievement (ETSA) in San Bernardino City Unified School District. Previously, Ms. Williams was a Chemistry, Physical Science Teacher, and a professor of Anatomy. She possesses several teaching credentials, a Bachelor degree from UC Riverside, a Masters of Anatomy from the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University, and a Masters in... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB116 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Tips and Strategies for Cultivating Biliterate Writers in Bilingual Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn strategies, tips and resources that can be used throughout all levels of the writing process in K-6 bilingual classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on strategies and resources for the revision and editing stages of the writing process.

Speakers
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Melanie McGrath

Coordinator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Frank Silva

Resource Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH241 University Hall

1:30pm

Trends in SBCUSD Chronic Absenteeism Data
Limited Capacity filling up

Join our SBCUSD resident data expert, Stephen Gervais, to view, discuss and explore SBCUSD chronic absenteeism data.  Learn the impacts of chomic absenteeism on student achievement and district funding.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Gervais

Stephen Gervais

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a 25+ year educator and have worked and taught in a variety of school settings. Since the 1999-2000 school year, I have been working as a program specialist in our district research office (Accountability and Educational Technology). I enjoy working with data and using it to develop reports and analysis to support the students, staff and programs within SBCUSD. I appreciate the challenge of turning data into a story worth hearing... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH059 University Hall

1:30pm

Tried and True: Basic iPad Apps for the Beginning iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Starting with iPads in the classroom? Discover foundational apps to help students effectively use iPads for academic achievement and engagement, including using Socrative, creating Keynote & Pages frames, employing a QR Code Reader/Encoder, and News ELA.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Kosman

Donna Kosman

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH262 University Hall

1:30pm

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools - Elementary Schools
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH264 University Hall

1:30pm

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools -Middle and High School
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Coussoulis Arena CSUSB_Coussoulis.pdf

1:30pm

Web 2.0 Tools for Classroom Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Investigate the latest tools that allow students to interact and collaborate in ways that are completely different from passively viewing web content.

Speakers
avatar for Erick Hendrickson

Erick Hendrickson

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Tracy Payne

Resource Teacher-Secondary, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am currently a teacher on assignment as a program specialist at Cajon High School. I taught math for 14 years before taking my current position this year.


Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH260 University Hall

1:30pm

What is YOUR Educational Journey?/Above and Beyond the Senior Portfolio
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn strategies for ensuring students' success as they prepare for their lives after high school. Help your high school juniors and seniors investigate, research and analyze what their life after high school might look like.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been teaching high school English at Arroyo Valley High School for 13 years. I have taught all levels of English, including sheltered and CAHSEE support classes; I am a National Board Certified Teacher, certified in AYA/ELA, as well as a Demonstration Teacher for SBCUSD. I am excited that our district has organized an event like this one, as we have incredible teachers and administrators who are ready to share their expertise. I hope... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HP126 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

What's in STAR for you this Year?
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover Core Progress Learning Progressions, Instructional Resources, and Grouping centered on needed Focus Skills. Using hands-on exploration, chart the course fro each student's instructional growth based on insightful data and resources from STAR.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Ballou

Cheryl Ballou

Director of Consulting Services, Renaissance Learning Inc
The most rewarding experiences I have are those that bring relevance and application of educational initiatives to the classroom. I love seeing teachers be inspired and excited to introduce new ideas and strategies. We always hear what we NEED to do but seldom hear HOW to do it. That is my quest. Supply the HOW. | | I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and served the students of Texas as a high... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Background includes 7 years as a secondary educator in the fields of Biology and Mathematics; 14 years as a primary educator specializing in the area of K-5/ intervention. All 14 years, I used Renaissance solutions including Star, Accelerated Reader, and Accelerated Math to maximize the growth of my students. For the past 4 ½ years, I have served as a Program Manager and most recently, a National Academic Advisor supporting districts... Read More →



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB111 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Writing Workshop Model
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn about the Writing Workshop model as it provides a framework for rigorous writing instruction.  All students will benefit as teachers mentor and coach students throughout the writing process.  Come and learn how to implment this engaging and effective practice in your classroom.

Speakers
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Karen Erwin

Master Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Denise Loera

TOA Teaching Coach, San Bernardino City Unified School District
The last two summers, I have studied at Teachers College, Columbia University, under Lucy Calkins. After teaching the WritingWorkshop Model, my students began to love writing, often times cheering when it was writing time. Not only did they love writing, but I loved teaching writing!
avatar for Marsha Moyer

Marsha Moyer

Master Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have experience with the Lucy Calkins Reading, Writing Workshop Institute from Teachers' College NYC ,and I have been implementing the workshop concept for both reading and writing.



Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB146 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

California State University San Bernardino Walking Tour
Limited Capacity full

This walking tour of California State University San Bernardino will equip you with a working knowledge of the rich resources at our community campus. Be prepared for a lively jaunt led by knowledgeable CSUSB students.

Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
University Grounds Walking Tour of California State Univeristy

1:30pm

CSUSB Robert and Francis Fullerton Art Museum
Limited Capacity full

Bridging Homeboy Industries; includes painting, sculpture, and collaborative work by three artists who share roots in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, a close-knit community impacted by poverty and violence.

Speakers

Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Museum Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Docent Tours
 
Friday, January 9
 

8:30am

What it Takes to be a High Reliability School- Part II - REQUIRED
Limited Capacity filling up

Our conference opening and keynote message will take place at the Coussoulis Area. Dr. Marzano will provide us with an understanding of "What it Takes to Be a High Reliability School" in this part two of our two part teaching and learning presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Marzano

Dr. Robert Marzano

CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory, Marzano Research Labratory
Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention.  His practical translations of the most current research and... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 8:30am - 11:00am
Coussouls Arena Coussoulis Arena

11:15am

California State University San Bernardino Walking Tour
Limited Capacity full

This walking tour of California State University San Bernardino will equip you with a working knowledge of the rich resources at our community campus. Be prepared for a lively jaunt led by knowledgeable CSUSB students.

Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
University Grounds Walking Tour of California State Univeristy

11:15am

CSUSB Robert and Francis Fullerton Art Museum
Limited Capacity full

Bridging Homeboy Industries; includes painting, sculpture, and collaborative work by three artists who share roots in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, a close-knit community impacted by poverty and violence.

Speakers

Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Museum Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Docent Tours

11:15am

ADHD Workshop for Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Gain a clear definition of ADHD, to help teachers gain a better understanding of their students. Participants will receive strategies to use in the classroom including sensory integration and information on executive functioning.

Speakers
avatar for Dulcemaria Bec

Dulcemaria Bec

Bilingual School Psychologist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a versatile and dedicated school psychologist with a focus on the individual needs of special education students. I am highly passionate to pursue any resource necessary to ensure students are properly supported. I am willing to go above and beyond what is minimally required. I am equipped to provide appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning disabilities. I was a school counselor for 17 years. I... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Camper

Cynthia Camper

LH Resource Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a mild/moderate special education teacher. I have taught SDC, RSP, inclusion, push-in, home-hospital and Moderate/Severe Extended School Year. | I have primarily worked in the elementary school setting with some middle school experience. I have a passion for working with and building coping skills in people with ADHD as well as other learning disabilities.



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB387 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Autism in My Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized, in varying degrees by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Learn how to use the autistic profile to increase student success.

Speakers
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Trent Rowell

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Autism Program Specialist for SBCUSD, Member of Region 10 Autism Coordinating Council and the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network. 15 years experience teaching in High School, Middle School, and Elementary.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB 138 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Blogging with Kids
Limited Capacity full

Create and set-up your own class blog. This is an interactive "hands on" session using Kidblog for collaboration and communication.

Speakers
avatar for Abbie Flanagan

Abbie Flanagan

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been integrating technology in my classroom for the last three years. I am convinced that this is the direction our schools need to go with today's students. I have seen, first hand how the proper use of technology can transform a classroom.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH263 University Hall

11:15am

Building Effective Collaboration Between School Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss tools, tips and strategies to build highly engaged K-12 cluster teams. Strategies such as effective facilitiation, goal development, and instructional supervision will be discussed. K-12 based Instructional Rounds will be discu

Speakers
GA

Gordon Amerson

Director, Certificated Human Resources, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH249 University Hall

11:15am

Closing the Gap: the Formative Process
Limited Capacity full

Research consistently shows tha formative assessment strategies are some of the most effective strategies in improving student learning. Teachers will learn techniques and strategies of the formative process that will assist in closing the gap of underpe

Speakers
avatar for Randy Clyde

Randy Clyde

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
8th grade science teacher at Curtis Middle School and the Common Core demonstration teacher for middle school science.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH248 University Hall

11:15am

Common Core & Technology: The Newlyweds
Limited Capacity filling up

The union between CCSS and Tech can be a tricky one! This ELA based presentation will include the cross-curricular integration of: TypingClub.com, newsela.com, and Google docs.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Kao

Charles Kao

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Robert Moss

Robert Moss

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH059 University Hall

11:15am

Common Core and More, Through a Linked Learning Approach
Limited Capacity full

Are we serious about providing the skills and abilities necessary for the students to be prepared for college and careers? Common Core, implemented through a Linked Learning approach, gives students a leg-up on what they need to know and be able to do.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Jennifer Lutzenberger Phillips brings significant experience as an educational leader, student advocate, coach, and literacy teacher to her new position as Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development. Formerly, she was the vice president of Teaching and Learning at Envision Schools and a school improvement coach and a content coach in secondary English, with a focus on curriculum and assessment, at the Oakland Unified School District... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB109 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Creating a Data Driven Culture: How to Use Data for Collaborative Instructional Improvement
Limited Capacity full

This session will explore authentic data discussions in a safe, collaborative environment. We will discuss which data to examine, how to determine next steps, how to get staff to commit to change and buy-into the data reflection process.

Speakers
avatar for Aldo Ramirez

Aldo Ramirez

Principal-Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am proudest of the work done at my schools in terms of academic student achievement. Under the pre-existing accountability system, the schools that I lead as a principal made 109 API points in three years. | | Facilitation is my second passion. I really enjoy facilitating change, and helping people become the best at getting better. Using data to drive individual and team reflection is a very important part of this work. | | At... Read More →
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Stacy Smalling

Principal-Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am currently the principal at Kimabark Elementary School. I have been working in SBCUSD since 2000. I have been a teacher, reading coach and assistant principal in the past. I have experience presenting in the areas of reading language arts instruction and English Language Development. I also have experience leading teachers in data analysis and reflection which will be the topic or our presentation during this conference.



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH042 University Hall

11:15am

Creative Apps for Student Engagement
Limited Capacity full

Apps are especially appealing to reluctant learners. This presentation will demonstrate how these apps have been used across content areas to enhance student learning. We will focus on Pic Collage, Strip Design and iFunFace.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Baragone

Gina Baragone

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been a middle school history teacher for 10 years. The last four years I have been a part of the iSeek program and have incorporated the daily use of iPads in my classroom.



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH057 University Hall

11:15am

Critical Things to Know about STAR
Limited Capacity full

What are Student Growth Percentiles and what do they mean? Also, how does the STAR system do what it does? Finally, how are we assessing depth when we use STAR, particularly when the main test is multiple choice?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gene Kerns

Dr. Gene Kerns

Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance Learning
I'm a third-generation educator with teaching and administrative experience from primary through university. I serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning. | | I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Longwood University and also hold a Doctor of Education from the University of Delaware. Dr. Robin Fogarty and I co-authored Informative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade which is published by Corwin Press in... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB113 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Cultural Proficiency and The Common Core: How Can We Achieve It?
Limited Capacity full

We will examine connections between Education That Is Multicultural, Achievement, and the CCSS. We will define culturally responsive standards-based instruction, review why culture matters, and discuss how to get the results we desire.

Speakers
avatar for Tamika Casey

Tamika Casey

TOA Teaching Coach, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB 258 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Educreations and Graphic Organizers
Limited Capacity full

Come explore this interactive whiteboard and screen casting tool that's simple, powerful and fun to use! You can annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content. This technology session is sure to ignite your techie flame!

Speakers
avatar for Connie Jones

Connie Jones

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH061 University Hall

11:15am

Effective Transition Services in SBCUSD: Balancing Responsibilities
Limited Capacity full

Balancing Responsibilities offers tools to complete a District Transition Action Plan for special education transition services that will empowers students, families, teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Speakers
avatar for Chris LeRoy

Chris LeRoy

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Chris LeRoy is in his 42th year in education. He has taught Elementary - High School and in the Calfornia State University system. He runs the District Transition Services Program , which supports families and guides students to plan and train for successful adult lives. At the State level he is currently WorkAbility State Advisory Chair. WorkAbility is a model that provides work preparation and work experience opportunities for middle and... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB144 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Eliciting Language in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This session will present meaningful instructional strategies and communication systems that will enable children with language and communication deficits to gain and use functional communication skills in interactive social situations.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Drake

Amanda Drake

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Amanda Drake is a Program Specialist for Special Education. She specializes in support students who are Deaf/HH, students with communicative disorders, and students who may require the use of assistive technology to access their instruction.
DR

Dionne Ramey

SLP, AAC assessments, San Bernardino City USD
I have been an SLP in the public schools for 17 years. I am currently working with students k-6 for speech and language services and PK-transition programs for AAC evaluation and consultations.



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH247 University Hall

11:15am

Emotional Disturbance vs. Conduct Disorder
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will consist of providing an overview of the criteria/definition of emotional disturbance and will delineate how these criteria sets are different and how they possibly impact eligibility criteria for special education services.

Speakers
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Eric Buries

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB118 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Fostering Accountability and Collaboration in an Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Let's take an in-depth look at strategies that are key to developing an environment of scholarly collaboration, ways to establish positve working relationships, and how to design a system of inherent student responsibility.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Amberson

Caroline Amberson

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-104 College of Education

11:15am

Graduation Starts in Kindergarten
Limited Capacity full

School clustering is an effective strategy to help students achieve success. School leaders will explore ways to find common ground and achieve a common vision. Participants will receive information about how they can support the cluster concept.

Speakers
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Sandra Rodriguez

Principal-high School, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH242 University Hall

11:15am

Healthy Cities Initiative- Collaborating to Make Communities Healthier
Limited Capacity full

First 5 San Bernardino has invested $4 million in funding to support local community efforts through the Healthy Communities Initiative. Find out how to become a part of this powerful movement in your neighborhood.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbi Albano

Bobbi Albano

Staff Analyst II, First 5 San Bernardino
Building on an initial investment by San Bernardino County Public Health, First 5 San Bernardino has invested $4 million in funding to support local community efforts through the Healthy Communities Initiative. A Healthy Community promotes a positive physical, social, and economic environment that supports the well-being of its members, and includes healthy schools, walkable communities, transportation options, parks/open space, adequate housing... Read More →
avatar for Mary Alvarez

Mary Alvarez

Staff Analyst II, First 5 San Bernardino



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH241 University Hall

11:15am

Helping Students and Families Understand A-G Requirements
Limited Capacity full

Learn the basics of navigating students and families through High School A-G requirements. Significance of A-G requirements and required classes students need to get into college will be covered.

Speakers


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB386 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

High Reliability Schools- Keynote Breakout
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide follow-up to the second part of Dr. Marzano's Keynote message on "What it Takes to be a High Reliability School.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Marzano

Dr. Robert Marzano

CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory, Marzano Research Labratory
Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention.  His practical translations of the most current research and... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-105 College of Education

11:15am

High School Apex Credit Recovery Revisited
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is geared for staff members who will be supporting the Apex Credit Recovery Program at their high school AND who attended the Apex Training on December 11th. This is a time to get your questions answered before you train your others.

Speakers
ML

Marcia Lewis

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB139 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Hop on Board the Elementary Tech Train
Limited Capacity full

Hop on board the Tech Train and journey with us for the steps in implementing technology in the classrooms. We will be discuss purchasing of equipment/software, infrastructure needs, professional development, teacher readiness, etc.

Speakers
LC

Luis Chavez

Principal- Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
EC

Elizabeth Cochrane

Principal-Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
DD

Dan Durst

Principal- Elementary YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Pine Room Lower Commons

11:15am

Hope through QRIS-Quality Rating Improvement Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Building on First 5 investments and a competitive federal early learning grant, $50 million in funding is avalable to support local early learning quality rating and improvement systems that increase the number of low-income childern in high quality presc

Speakers
avatar for Marion Carter

Marion Carter

Manager, Early Learning and Development, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
It has been a pleasure working with the San Bernardino County Superintendent (SBCSS) of Schools for 24 years within a variety of grant-funded and early childhood educational programs. I am currently serving as the San Bernardino County Early Learning and Development Local Planning Council (LPC) Coordinator and SBCSS Manager in the Student Services Branch. I graduated from CSUSB with both my Business Administration and Sociology degrees. I... Read More →
avatar for James Moses

James Moses

Regional Director, Child Care Resource Center

Sponsors


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Pfau Library 211 Pfau Library

11:15am

How to Get My Student Mental Health Services
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will provide an overview of how the referral process works at the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health and will discuss and review the various services provided by the Department of Behavioral Health.

Speakers
EB

Eric Buries

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB137 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Illuminate Reporting for Elementary and Middle Schools
Limited Capacity full

Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT and STAR Screening assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Morefield

Sue Morefield

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education Inc.
I was a teacher for 15 years prior to joining the Illuminate staff. I am the Illuminate implementation manager for SBCUSD. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the system.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-107 College of Education

11:15am

Illuminate Reporting for High Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT, STAR Screening assessments and CAHSEE.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education
I am a passionate educator and pursuer of making things easier for teachers.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-108 College of Education

11:15am

Implementing the Use of Formative Assessment Practices- A Pilot with UCLA
Limited Capacity full

Gain an understanding of how to identify and close achievement gaps throughout instruction via quality feedback, adaptation, and scaffolding. Explore how learning goals and success criteria are tools that will help increase student learning.

Speakers
WL

Wikitoria Lovett

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Piloting formative assessment.
VM

Victoria Morales

Principal- Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Catherine Saterfield

Catherine Saterfield

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I began teaching August 1994. I began my 21st year with SBCUSD this school year. I have only taught at one school, Lankershim. Most of my years at Lankershim have been in 1st grade. I taught 2nd grade for 3 years. This past summer I was given the opportunity to observe at the UCLA Lab School. The UCLA Lab School is working with SBCUSD and Lankershim to pilot The Formative Assessment Teaching Model.
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Gail Shaw

Program Facilitator, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH246 University Hall

11:15am

Instructional Rounds: A Positive Path to School Improvement
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to use the Instructional Rounds Process to improve all classrooms across your campus. Attendees will participate in a simulation and be provided the resources needed to begin or improve upon your Instructional Rounds Process.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Bicondova

Marlene Bicondova

Principal, Curtis Middle School
avatar for Teenya Bishop

Teenya Bishop

Principal- High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HP125 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

iPads and the Paperless Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This hands-on presentation will cover useful apps for going paperless in the classroom. Please bring your iPad and have the following apps downloaded and ready to use: Notability, Google Drive, QR Reader and Genius Scan+.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

STEAM Support Teacher, Bing Wong Elementary
Sarah Emerson, M.Ed., has been a teacher in San Bernardino City Unified for 9 years. She enjoys using technology with students as part of project-based learning units. Sarah is passionate about writing engaging and differentiated curriculum. She works with teachers to plan units that focus on STEAM, the 4 Cs, and CCSS. She also works on finding partnerships to support teachers and students as they work through their pathway units... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH60 University Hall

11:15am

Learning on Your Feet
Limited Capacity full

This session offers resources for classroom teachers to promote physical activity brain breaks for use inside the classroom. These short and engaging activities are quick ways to get the blood flowing and prepare students for classroom rigor.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Gazzaniga

Amy Gazzaniga

Elementary Physical Education Resource Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Dominic Herness

Dominic Herness

Elem PE Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Quinn Sanders

Quinn Sanders

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Wes Swogger

Wes Swogger

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH240 University Hall

11:15am

Linked Learning at the Elementary and Middle School Levels
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be engaged in discussion about Linked Learning and implications for elementary and middle-level teachers and students. Tips, tools, and strategies will be shared to ensure students graduate college-ready and career-ready.

Speakers


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB262 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Making PE Happen
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will meet in the room and proceed to an outdoor space. We will help you "Make PE Happen" for your students. A variety of 10-minute Physical Education lessons designed for the classroom teacher will be presented in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Daniels

Scott Daniels

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Wayne Mc Gilvery

Wayne Mc Gilvery

Elem PE Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Mike Landers

Mike Landers

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD
avatar for Bob Servin

Bob Servin

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, SBCUSD



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH106 University Hall

11:15am

Math Circles and Tool Kits for Kindergarten and First Grade
Limited Capacity filling up

Don't know where to start with Math Circles? Learn the steps in facilitating a math circle. Explore different tools that help students solve, explain, and justify their thinking in multiple ways. Make and take a Rekenrek back to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marilynn Murad

Marilynn Murad

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
My name is Marilynn Murad and I am the Common Core Demonstration Teacher for Kindergarten. I have been an educator for 15 years. Currently, I am teaching afternoon kindergarten at Monterey Elementary School, and I am a RCD Kindergarten Math Unit Writer. I am also part of the CCSS team and Kindergarten lead at Monterey. I would like to invite our Kindergarten teachers to come and visit my classroom or email questions they may have.



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB146 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Meeting Common Core Writing Expectations Grades 4-6
Limited Capacity full

Experience a series of strategies that will take your students beyond surface level activities like Think-Pair-Shares & Jigsaws and have them dive into the written negotiation of complex ideas.  

Speakers
avatar for Maribel Alba

Maribel Alba

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Hello, my name is Maribel Alba and I am the Common Core Demonstration Teacher for 6th grade at the elementary level. I have been teaching for 6 years. Currently I am teaching 6th grade ABE at Warm Springs Elementary School and I am a RCD 6th grade Math Unit Writer. I am involved at my site as part of the Common Core and ELD teams, and English Learner Facilitator (ELF). I am also a member of the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) a... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH062 University Hall

11:15am

Navigating Common Core Math by Integrating Technology
Limited Capacity full

Teachers are asked to prepare lessons that fully integrate technology in the classroom. However, the students are more tech savvy than teachers. In this session teachers will learn simple apps and software to integrate into the classroom tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Yas-Meen West

Yas-Meen West

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a Common Core Demonstration Teacher for middle school math. I have been teaching for 12 years. Currently, I am teaching 6th Grade Math at Cesar E Chavez Middle School. I am also a participant in the iSeek Grant. | I am happy and eager to support and help middle school math teachers in our district with the Common Core and the RCD units of study. I would like to invite teachers to come and visit my classroom or email questions they may... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HPE122 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

Next Generation Science Standards- What do they mean for Students? SECONDARY
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, participants will explore the role of the student and teacher in a NGSS aligned classroom. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the NGSS, the NGSS Three Dimensions, and the instructional shifts.

Speakers
JA

Jennifer Allison

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB140 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Notability: Tips and Tricks in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

 We will be exploring the multiple ways to increase engagement and effectiveness of lessons using Notability from close reading strategies to brainstorming to differentiation techniques. We will also explore ways to go paperless using Box. Please bring an iPad with the Notability app downloaded as this will be a hands on session!


Speakers
avatar for Malissa Esquibel

Malissa Esquibel

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH261 University Hall

11:15am

Observational Note-taking Gone Digital Bring your Tablet…Leave your Clipboard
Limited Capacity full

Use Google forms to create observational checklists. Receive immediate data/notes stored in one spreadsheet for periodic progress monitoring. An example shared will include monitoring the 8 Mathematical Practices.  Make sure to bring a laptop and iPad with you to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Karma Duffy

Karma Duffy

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been in the SBCUSD for 14 years as a classroom teacher in grades 1st-6th. For the last two years I piloted the implementation of a 1:1 ipad model at our school site. I currently am a Support Teacher with the focus on Technology Integration at Anton Elementary. It is crucial that we get technology in the hands of our students, but it is necessary that we as teachers feel comfortable enough with technology to make this happen.
avatar for Imani Nash-Bey

Imani Nash-Bey

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-106 College of Education

11:15am

Questioning to Increase Rigor and Efficiency
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to incorporate questioning to check for understanding and increase the rigor of lessons. Checking for understanding improves learning and retention of information: Are your students with you? Are they learning? How do you know?

Speakers
avatar for Deanne Miller

Deanne Miller

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Shana Smith

Shana Smith

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-110 College of Education

11:15am

Strategies for Appropriate Student Placement
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss strategies and tools for placing a student in the most appropriate courses for achieving that student's academic and post secondary goals. We will address placement of students and the monitoring of student progress toward their goals.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bennie

Michael Bennie

High School Counselor, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I light up when people connect--to new ideas, to an apt metaphor, to opportunities, and best of all to other people. Lucky for me, I have a job that's hugely about nurturing connections between students and all of these. I taught Spanish for 11 years and then became a school counselor in 2006, which I suspect I could happily do till death do us part.
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Christina Dool

Senior High Counselor, San Bernardino City Unified School District
GP

Guinevere Pittman

Senior High Counselor, Head, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB254 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Success for Elementary Math Students When Entering Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

What do students need to know to be successful in higher level math? Learn the 4 mathematical areas that create the greatest gap in math knowledge as well as resources and strategies to fill these gaps while students are still in elementary school.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Freeman

Kari Freeman

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH257 University Hall

11:15am

Supporting English Learners through Close Reading
Limited Capacity full

Engage with a close reading strategy specifically designed for the prevention of long-term English learners. The strategy assists students in accessing challenging texts and supports comprehension.

Speakers
E

EllieLeGarda

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
JG

Jennifer Graziano

Director Of English Learners-Secondary, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH243 University Hall

11:15am

Teach Like a Champion: Creating a Strong Classroom Culture
Limited Capacity full

Strong routines help students take pride in knowing how to do things the right way. Teachers will interactively engage in practicing multiple "Teach Like a Champion" techniques, specifically those pertaining to creating a strong classroom culture.

Speakers
MB

Martha Borgerding

BTSA Support Provider, San Bernardino City Unified School District
DS

Dan Schaefer

Program Specialist-YRS; Teacher Induction, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-116 College of Education

11:15am

Teaching High Quality Behavior Lessons: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Elementary Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Boost and re-energize your behavioral lesson planning/design. During this session elementary teachers will learn strategies and examples of how to embed and extend the Behavior Standards across content areas at increasing levels of rigor/complexity.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Kouyoumdjian

Erin Kouyoumdjian

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a second grade teacher at Warms Springs Elementary. I have been teaching in the district since 2005. I have experience teaching Kinder, Second, Third, and Fourth grades. I am currently a member of my school's PBiS team and Leadership Team.
avatar for Heidi McQueen

Heidi McQueen

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a fifth grade teacher at Warm Springs Elementary. I have been teaching in SBCUSD for 16 years. I have taught 3rd, 4th, 5th grades, and Reading Intervention.
avatar for Laurie-Pat Neufeld

Laurie-Pat Neufeld

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
LS

Leslie Sunderland

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Eucalyptus Room Lower Commons

11:15am

Teaching High Quality Behavior Lessons: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Secondary Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Boost and re-energize your behavioral lesson planning/design. During this session secondary teachers will learn strategies and examples of how to embed and extend the Behavior Standards across content areas at increasing levels of rigor/complexity.

Speakers
BJ

Brittany Johnson

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a first year teacher at Curtis Middle School so people can talk to me about experiences as a first year teacher and implementing positive behavior support in my classroom as a first year teacher.
avatar for Cara Nelson

Cara Nelson

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
People may speak to me about PBiS implementation and restorative justice regarding students.
avatar for Christopher Petriccione

Christopher Petriccione

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
STEM Elective Teacher and ASB Advisor



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-113 College of Education

11:15am

Tech Assess…Moving Beyond Paper
Limited Capacity full

This technology session will provide teachers with a brief introduction on how to transition from using paper and pencil profess monitoring strategies and assessments to creating technologically savvy assessments intended to prepare students for adaptive

Speakers
avatar for Charles Neighbours

Charles Neighbours

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Panorama Room Lower Commons

11:15am

Technology and the Flipped Classroom: Creating Easy Instructional Videos
Limited Capacity full

Flipped classrooms present information first and individually and allow the teacher to assist students with practice.  With a variety of ways to make and present lesson videos you will be able to differentiate instruction, manage groups, save class time, and identify student needs quickly.

Speakers
avatar for Faith Hurst

Faith Hurst

Elementary Teacher, Technology Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
CE-109 College of Education

11:15am

The Power of Career Technical Education in a Linked Learning Approach
Limited Capacity full

Come learn how CTE/ROP courses are the driving force in development of a Linked Learning pathway. Career Development Teachers will see how this connection is being made and how it is causing a reemergence of CTE/ROP programs.

Speakers
BW

Brian Willemse

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB116 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

The Power of Partnerships
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about the power of partnerships through the example of the strong partnership between LLU and SBCUSD. Participants will also understand the breadth and scale of activities that LLU and SBCUSD are involved in as partners.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Murrieta

Hector Murrieta

Exec. Director Of Community Partnerships, San Bernardino City Unified School District
@murrietahector


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH252 University Hall

11:15am

Tried and True: Basic iPad Apps for the Beginning iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Starting with iPads in the classroom? Discover foundational apps to help students effectively use iPads for academic achievement and engagement, including using Socrative, creating Keynote & Pages frames, employing a QR Code Reader/Encoder, and News ELA.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Kosman

Donna Kosman

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH262 University Hall

11:15am

Twitter Time
Limited Capacity full

Twitter Time connects educators with Professional Development and adds to their Personal Learning Networks. Attendees will learn: Twitter Vocabulary, how to set-up an account, establish a profile and how to follow, Educational EdChats.

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Blackburn

Alissa Blackburn

Board Member, Inland Area Cue
I am a high school English teacher in Highland, CA. I also have eight years experience teaching third grade. I am my sites technology coach, a common core curriculum writer, and I do technology trainings all over the district and at other tech conferences. I am in my second to last semester at Boise State for my Masters in Educational Technology. I love being in the classroom and showing others how to integrate technology.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH058 University Hall

11:15am

Using Close Reading for Non-readers/Emergent Readers
Limited Capacity full

How do teachers use Close Reading in a classroom of non-readers? This important strategy can be taught in a classroom of emergent readers using the provided ideas and tools. This strategy can also be used in other subject areas other than reading.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Alvarado

Sharon Alvarado

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Oak Room Lower Commons

11:15am

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools - Elementary Schools
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
PE 129 PE 129

11:15am

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools -Middle and High School
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH264 University Hall

11:15am

Using Technology to Enhance ELA Curriculum
Limited Capacity full

This training will provide ELA teachers ideas on how they can increase their technological instruction and move towards becoming a 21st Century Teacher. Beyond using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, we will look at ways to increase rigor and engagement while improving student abilities in reading and writing with websites and apps such as Socrative, Gooru, Subtext, instaGrok, and others.



Speakers
avatar for Neil Hicken

Neil Hicken

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
7th grade ELA teacher at Curtis Middle School and the Common Core demonstration teacher for middle school ELA.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB383 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Web 2.0 Tools for Classroom Success
Limited Capacity full

Investigate the latest tools that allow students to interact and collaborate in ways that are completely different from passively viewing web content.

Speakers
avatar for Erick Hendrickson

Erick Hendrickson

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
TP

Tracy Payne

Resource Teacher-Secondary, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am currently a teacher on assignment as a program specialist at Cajon High School. I taught math for 14 years before taking my current position this year.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
UH260 University Hall

11:15am

What Happens in this Room Does Not Stay in this Room…
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how your site infrastructure works. Understand the steps involved with network and internet connectivity. We will be discussing wireless access points, data drops, switches and cabling, Apple TV connections, security and passwords, and more.

Speakers
NF

Nick Flores

Assistant Director, IT, SBCUSD
I am the Assistant Director of IT and have worked in the SBCUSD over 28 years. I currently oversee the Development, Operations, Training, and Security Specialist staffs and the Helpdesk functions. This includes the following areas: Aeries Student Information System utilization/reporting/access, data exchange with multiple outside systems, CALPADS data reporting, and certain technology use training.
avatar for Tina Scarsella

Tina Scarsella

I.T. Training Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have worked in the technical training industry for over 30 years. I started my career working for computer companies training their customers on how to use the computers they just purchased. I spent the next 10 years as a self employed subcontract instructor giving hotel seminars for Dun and Bradstreet, giving corporate training to the staff of the County of San Bernardino, County of Riverside, City of Colton, and the US Forest Service. I am... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HP124 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

What is Linked Learning?
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be engaged in a discussion about the case for change, the core components of Linked Learning, the elements of an effective Linked Learning Pathway, and the implications on learning and teaching.

Speakers
SL

Susan Lucey

Career Development Teacher and Teaching Academy Coordinator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have worked for the past twenty years in the SBCUSD in the areas of College / Career Readiness and California Partnership Academies. I am currently the Coordinator for the Teaching Academy at Arroyo Valley High School, as well as the Career Development Teacher and I know that Career Pathways work and engage students in a relevant and meaningful approach to their future!
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Laura Smith

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Lead Teacher for the Teaching Academy | Teacher Training 1,2,3



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB 102 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

What is YOUR Educational Journey?/Above and Beyond the Senior Portfolio
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn strategies for ensuring students' success as they prepare for their lives after high school. Help your high school juniors and seniors investigate, research and analyze what their life after high school might look like.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been teaching high school English at Arroyo Valley High School for 13 years. I have taught all levels of English, including sheltered and CAHSEE support classes; I am a National Board Certified Teacher, certified in AYA/ELA, as well as a Demonstration Teacher for SBCUSD. I am excited that our district has organized an event like this one, as we have incredible teachers and administrators who are ready to share their expertise. I hope... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
HP126 Health and PE Complex

11:15am

What the Arts Can Do For Your Students
Limited Capacity full

An approach to teaching where students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. You will walk away with three engagement strategies that will incorporate the arts through movement: Back-to-Back, Poetry Off the Page and Tableau.

Speakers
JG

Janice Gordon-Ellis

Principal-Elementary, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Michael Rowley

Michael Rowley

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Grace Schmidt

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I currently teach the visual arts to all students grades K - 6, including moderate to severe Special Education students at Barton Elementary. I am also the Arts Lead for the TurnAround Arts program supported by the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities. My role as Arts Leads includes supporting teachers in their efforts to integrate the arts into their curriculum.



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB385 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

What's in STAR for you this Year?
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover Core Progress Learning Progressions, Instructional Resources, and Grouping centered on needed Focus Skills. Using hands-on exploration, chart the course fro each student's instructional growth based on insightful data and resources from STAR.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Ballou

Cheryl Ballou

Director of Consulting Services, Renaissance Learning Inc
The most rewarding experiences I have are those that bring relevance and application of educational initiatives to the classroom. I love seeing teachers be inspired and excited to introduce new ideas and strategies. We always hear what we NEED to do but seldom hear HOW to do it. That is my quest. Supply the HOW. | | I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and served the students of Texas as a high... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB111 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Your Future. Your School Site Council (SSC)
Limited Capacity seats available

"Coming together is a beginning: Keeping together is progress; Working together is success." It's important that time is spent developing the SSC into a collaborative team, working together to effectively improve academic achievement for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Holly-Geary

Diane Holly-Geary

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
SSC
avatar for Sandra Lacanlale

Sandra Lacanlale

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
SSC
avatar for Steve Perlut

Steve Perlut

Retired Middle School Principal, San Bernardino City Unified School District
My 36 years in the school district and 22 years as a middle school principal.
avatar for Kimbre Sargent

Kimbre Sargent

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I work in the Categorical Programs Department for SBCUSD. I love to talk about anything.



Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
JB114 Jack Brown Hall

11:15am

Discovery Education Streaming Plus- Elementary Workshop
Limited Capacity full

This all day workshop will assist you in integrating Discovery Education Streaming Plus online resources into your daily Common Core State Standards lessons. Join us for this all day workshop focused on grades TK-6.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Belt

Marie Belt

Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education
Marie Belt has spent the majority of her 30-year teaching career in the Fontana Unified School District, where she has taught students across grades K-5. Ms. Belt, a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood, has taught college extension courses on best practices for the teaching of literacy skills. She has collaborated with other specialists to create two courses for Discovery... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
CE-115 College of Education

11:15am

Discovery Education Streaming Plus- Secondary Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

This all day workshop will assist you in integrating Discovery Education Streaming Plus online resources into your daily Common Core State Standards lessons. Join us for this all day workshop focused on grades 7-12.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
CE-117 College of Education

11:15am

Loma Linda University Medical Tour
Limited Capacity full

This behind the scenes tour not only provides storied history of this great institution, but will give participants a "behind the scenes" look at the operations of the most prestigious medical centers in the world!

Speakers
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Steven Flitsch

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
Loma Linda University Loma Linda University Medical Center

11:15am

San Bernardino Business and Industry Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Don't miss out on this tour that provides a behind the scenes look at the business and industry in San Bernardino. Join our tour and find out what successful businesses and companies are providing worldwide service in our backyard.

Speakers
CS

Colin Strange

Director of Business Resources, San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce
As an employee of the redevelopment Agency of the City of San Bernardino 1997 he was actively involved in bringing new investment and jobs to the community managing redevelopment and development projects for the Agency. During this time he returned to school obtaining his Masters in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino and is now an adjunct Professor in the Masters program for both Cal State San Bernardino and... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
Bus Trip with Stops

11:15am

San Bernardino County Museum Tour
Limited Capacity full

This session will be centered around a trip to the San Bernardino County Museum. You will be able to tour the museum, including its brand new fossil exhibit. The tour will focus on connecting the museum resources to the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Iliff

Scott Iliff

Coordinator YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
San Bernardino County Museum San Bernardino County Museum

11:15am

San Bernardino Historic Tour
Limited Capacity full

The hottest tour in the Inland Empire! Come and learn about "Doctors Row", the 1st McDonalds in the world, and the history of Norton Air Force Base. Set foot at the historic Arrowhead Springs Hotel and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Nick Cataldo

Nick Cataldo

Historian, Author, Educator, San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society
I have a strong interest in the history of San Bernardino County, the Old West, the Civil War, the American revolution, central New Jersey, and baseball--especially the New York Yankees. I have written numerous articles pertaining to San Bernardino County and Old West history and am the author of two books--Images of America: San Bernardino and the Earp Clan: The Southern California Years.


Friday January 9, 2015 11:15am - 3:15pm
Bus Trip with Stops

1:30pm

A Collective Impact Strategy: Taskforce for African American Student Achievement
Limited Capacity full

This session will share and discuss how a collective approach that leverages broad-based support and coordination from school leaders, teacher, parents, student, community members can accelerate achievement for African American students.  The session will highlight findings from the San Bernardino Task Force for African American Student Achievement Report.



Speakers
avatar for Rev. Samuel Casey

Rev. Samuel Casey

Executive Director, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
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Dr. Lori Collins

Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives, California State University, San Bernardino
Dr. Lori Collins is the Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives in the office of Academic Personnel at California State University San Bernardino. She served as the Project Director for COPE for the past 4 years. Dr. Collins has been an educator for 33 years in K-16 institutions as a teacher, elementary principal, adjunct instructor and consultant. My educational background includes a B.S. from Ball State University in Indiana, a M.Ed... Read More →
FJ

Felicia Jones

Associate Director, COPE
avatar for Dina Walker

Dina Walker

President/CEO, BLU Educational Foundation
Dina Walker, President/CEO of BLU Educational Foundation, has over 15 years of experience working with non-profit and governmental agencies in various capacities from developing and managing programs and services to convening groups around issues impacting a variety of populations. She has extensive experience serving communities of color, at-risk youth and parents of underserved populations. Her tenure has brought about partnerships with... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB114 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

ADHD Workshop for Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Understand ADHD, learn identifying characteristics and symptoms. Participants will receive strategies to use in the classroom including sensory integration and information on executive functioning.

Speakers
avatar for Dulcemaria Bec

Dulcemaria Bec

Bilingual School Psychologist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a versatile and dedicated school psychologist with a focus on the individual needs of special education students. I am highly passionate to pursue any resource necessary to ensure students are properly supported. I am willing to go above and beyond what is minimally required. I am equipped to provide appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning disabilities. I was a school counselor for 17 years. I... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Camper

Cynthia Camper

LH Resource Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a mild/moderate special education teacher. I have taught SDC, RSP, inclusion, push-in, home-hospital and Moderate/Severe Extended School Year. | I have primarily worked in the elementary school setting with some middle school experience. I have a passion for working with and building coping skills in people with ADHD as well as other learning disabilities.



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB387 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Close or Cloze- I am so confused!
Limited Capacity full

What exactly is "close reading"? And how do I teach it? While Close Reading is more than just a new buzz- word for many, it is still a mystery. We will provide you with a wide variety of strategies, which you can use in your classroom next week.

Speakers
KC

Kim Campbell

TOA-Teaching Coach, SBCUSD
BM

Becky Monroe

San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Delfina Salsberry

Delfina Salsberry

Teacher On Assignment- Excellence in Teaching, SBCUSD


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH248 University Hall

1:30pm

Credit Dissected…and Other Lending Insights
Limited Capacity full

Do you know what makes up your credit score? Do you know what you can do to affect it? We'll dive deep into the world of credit and educate you on what "we" see when it comes to your credit.

Speakers
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Kevin Posey

CEO, San Bernardino School Employees FCU
CEO of San Bernardino School Employees Federal Credit Union


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-117 College of Education

1:30pm

Critical Things to Know about STAR
Limited Capacity filling up

At the time of year around this event, schools will be on the verge of seeing a very imformative score appear, "SGP" or "student growth percnetiles". What are these and what do they mean? Also, how does STAR do what it does? How is so much information g

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gene Kerns

Dr. Gene Kerns

Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance Learning
I'm a third-generation educator with teaching and administrative experience from primary through university. I serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning. | | I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Longwood University and also hold a Doctor of Education from the University of Delaware. Dr. Robin Fogarty and I co-authored Informative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade which is published by Corwin Press in... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Background includes 7 years as a secondary educator in the fields of Biology and Mathematics; 14 years as a primary educator specializing in the area of K-5/ intervention. All 14 years, I used Renaissance solutions including Star, Accelerated Reader, and Accelerated Math to maximize the growth of my students. For the past 4 ½ years, I have served as a Program Manager and most recently, a National Academic Advisor supporting districts... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB113 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Drive It! Leading Change in Your School: Listen to how one instructional leaders helped inspire, support and guide a school to transform teaching and learning
Limited Capacity full

Emy Flores, former principal a Valencia Park Elementary, will share how she led an underachieving school in PI Year IV into a nationally recognized one for it's innovative programs using technology to increase student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Emy Flores

Emy Flores

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Fullerton School District
Emy Flores is an accomplished Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services with the Fullerton School District in California. Emy is best known for successfully deploying a successful school-wide 1:1 iPad initiative and for her leadership experience as school principal at Valencia Park Elementary, a Title I school in Fullerton, California. Under her leadership, Valencia Park was honored as an Apple Distinguished Program school since 2011, a... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB 138 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Educreations and Graphic Organizers
Limited Capacity full

Come explore this interactive whiteboard and screen casting tool that's simple, powerful and fun to use! You can annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content. This technology session is sure to ignite your techie flame!

Speakers
avatar for Connie Jones

Connie Jones

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH061 University Hall

1:30pm

Effective Classroom Practices to Ensure High Rates of Engagement: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Elementary Teachers
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide teachers with the skill to evaluate their learning environments to determine the percentage of students actively engaged and how to increase levels of engagement to 90-95%.

Speakers
avatar for Mario Jacquez

Mario Jacquez

Vice Principal-Elementary, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Pfau Library 211 Pfau Library

1:30pm

Effective Classroom Practices to Ensure High Rates of Engagement: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) for Secondary Teachers
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide teachers with the skill to evaluate their learning environments to determine the percentage of students actively engaged and how to increase levels of engagement to 90-95%.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Grimm

Christina Grimm

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Vanee Smith

Vanee Smith

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH252 University Hall

1:30pm

Effective Tools for Managing Your Finances
Limited Capacity full

Join us as we educate you with tools to better manage your personal finances. From budgeting to avoiding fees, we'll teach you what you need to use to effectively manage your finances!

Speakers
avatar for Heri "Eddie" Garcia

Heri "Eddie" Garcia

VP of Operations, San Bernardino School Employees Federal Credit Union
Heri's passion for education and training started early in his career at the Walt Disney Company. Trading pixie dust and magic for finance and regulation, Heri has spent the last 12 years training credit union employees and members on the "behind the scene" workings of financial institutions.


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-115 College of Education

1:30pm

Effective Transition Services in SBCUSD: Balancing Responsibilities
Limited Capacity seats available

Balancing Responsibilities offers tools to complete a District Transition Action Plan for special education transition services that will empowers students, families, teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Speakers
avatar for Chris LeRoy

Chris LeRoy

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Chris LeRoy is in his 42th year in education. He has taught Elementary - High School and in the Calfornia State University system. He runs the District Transition Services Program , which supports families and guides students to plan and train for successful adult lives. At the State level he is currently WorkAbility State Advisory Chair. WorkAbility is a model that provides work preparation and work experience opportunities for middle and... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB144 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Eliciting Language in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This session will present meaningful instructional strategies and communication systems that will enable children with language and communication deficits to gain and use functional communication skills in interactive social situations.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Drake

Amanda Drake

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Amanda Drake is a Program Specialist for Special Education. She specializes in support students who are Deaf/HH, students with communicative disorders, and students who may require the use of assistive technology to access their instruction.
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Dionne Ramey

SLP, AAC assessments, San Bernardino City USD
I have been an SLP in the public schools for 17 years. I am currently working with students k-6 for speech and language services and PK-transition programs for AAC evaluation and consultations.



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH247 University Hall

1:30pm

Engaging Business and Community in a Linked Learning Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how working with business and community partners can greatly enhance student outcomes. In this session participants will see examples and learn how to make connections of their own with some practical suggestions.

Speakers


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB 102 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Gang Suppression and Common Trends
Limited Capacity filling up

Come and learn about the San Bernardino School District Police Department gang suppression efforts within the school district and community that are providing a safe learning and teaching environment.  You will also leave with an understanding of common gang trends in the community.

Speakers
avatar for Officer Alex Raya

Officer Alex Raya

Officer Gangs/Investigations, San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department
I have been working as a Police officer for the San Bernardino District Police Department for approximately thirteen years. While with the department, I have handled and been assigned to gang investigations for approximately 11 years including other specialized assignments. Additionally, I am a court qualified expert witness in gang testimony.


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-105 College of Education

1:30pm

Google and Common Core
Limited Capacity full

Come and learn Google Advanced Search for researching and citing images, newspapers, and sites. Then explore how to use collaborative annotation skills with students in Google Docs and Google Presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Blackburn

Alissa Blackburn

Board Member, Inland Area Cue
I am a high school English teacher in Highland, CA. I also have eight years experience teaching third grade. I am my sites technology coach, a common core curriculum writer, and I do technology trainings all over the district and at other tech conferences. I am in my second to last semester at Boise State for my Masters in Educational Technology. I love being in the classroom and showing others how to integrate technology.


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH058 University Hall

1:30pm

High Reliability Organizing (HRO): An Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

HRO is about identifying the early heralds of failure, the flow of information about the child to those who can use it to the greatest effect, modeling the attitudes that will shape the child for years to come, and creating resilience and adaptability in the school system, teachers, and students. In this session we will identify and discuss those principles of HRO that we can begin using immediately. 



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daved van Stralen,

Dr. Daved van Stralen,

MD, FAAP Strategic Reliability, LLC And Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Strategic Reliability, LLC; Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda University
Daved van Stralen, MD, FAAP, is a former Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedic, one of the first paramedics to attend medical school. He combined his fire EMS experience with healthcare to create a natural approach to what is now called High Reliability Organizing (HRO). A number of organizations have changed to the HRO model under Dr. van Stralen's leadership and leaders from various industries have consulted him for recommendations for... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH106 University Hall

1:30pm

High School Apex Credit Recovery
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is geared for teachers, administrators and other staff members who will be supporting the Apex Credit Recovery Program at their high school campuses and who did not attend the Apex Training on December 11th.

Speakers
ML

Marcia Lewis

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB139 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

How do I Avoid a Due Process or State Complaint?
Limited Capacity full

In order for administrators, teachers and school districts to avoid due process hearings and state complaints, it is crucial to consider fundamental steps. All professional staff and administrators need to be aware of parents' rights under IDEA.

Speakers
MD

Michael Dominguez

Director Of Special Ed Program, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB140 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

How to be an Administrative Designee in an IEP Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the role of the Administrative Designee during an IEP meeting. Guidelines on being an effective designee will be presented and discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Walsh

Shelley Walsh

Assistant Director Special Education, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am currently the Assistant Director for SBCUSD Special Education Department. I have worked for the district since July 1998. I have served district student in the capacity of Resource Specialist Teacher and SDC Teacher at the Elementary Level at Cole, Bradley, and Cypress Elementary Schools. I have also worked as Program Specialist, Coordinator, and Interim Director. I have had experience in management with most aspects of Special... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB262 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

How to do Hands-on Science Investigations and not be Overwhelmed with Grading: The Use of Notebooks for Labs and Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is geared for middle and high school science teachers.  Grading science lab reports can be a daunting task for teachers,  In this session, teachers will participate in doing a hands-on investigation, keep a lab notebook, and use the lab notebook for lab assessments.  Teachers will be given strategies to help ease the stress from the overwhelming task of grading lab experiments.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Pham

Tom Pham

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Hello, my name is Tom Pham and I am the Common Core Demonstration Teacher for High School Chemistry. I have been teaching for 17 years. Currently, I am teaching MYP/IB Chemistry at Cajon High School. I am also a Link Crew Coordinator and part-time lab instructor at Cal State San Bernardino. | | Teaching is more than simply demonstrating a certain set of technical skills. It requires command of subject matter and caring deeply about... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH246 University Hall

1:30pm

How to Prepare for Advocates at IEP Meetings
Limited Capacity full

The laws that govern special education (IDEA) permit parents to bring advocates to educational meeting. This session will cover helpful hints to abide by when dealing with an adversarial advocate.

Speakers
avatar for Autrey Fowler

Autrey Fowler

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
As a Program Specialist, I offer support to teachers and administrators regarding the IEP process and Special Education Law. | Educational Leadership M.A. | Criminal Justice M.A. | SBCUSD 15 Years
avatar for David Portz

David Portz

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
-MA in Special Eduation 2000 | -MA in PPS Counseling 2001 | -MA in Administration 2012 | -MS in Physical Education 2014 | | - District Employee - 17 years | - Secondary Program Specialist in Special Education - 12 Years | - Adjunct Professor - Chaffey Community College - 11 Years | | | - All areas pertaining to special education students, protocol, and legality |



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB254 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Illuminate Reporting for Elementary and Middle Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT and STAR Screening assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Morefield

Sue Morefield

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education Inc.
I was a teacher for 15 years prior to joining the Illuminate staff. I am the Illuminate implementation manager for SBCUSD. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the system.


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-107 College of Education

1:30pm

Illuminate Reporting for High Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore how Illuminate can help you understand student data in the areas of RCD formative assessments, CELDT, STAR Screening assessments and CAHSEE.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Vanessa Hetzendorfer

Implementation Manager, Illuminate Education
I am a passionate educator and pursuer of making things easier for teachers.


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-108 College of Education

1:30pm

Implementing RCD and the Common Core through Academic Learning Cycles
Limited Capacity full

Teachers and Administrators of grades 4-12-come and learn the benfits of using Academic Learning Cycles as you implement Common Core State Standards.  Wendy and Steve will assist you in working through these important teaching and learning shifts.


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB383 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Incorporating Depth and Complexity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This is an introductory session to the prompts of Depth and Complexity and how to apply them in the classroom. There will be a brief demonstration of how to use the Nearpod app to create classroom engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Danielle Culbertson

Dr. Danielle Culbertson

Program Specialist, GATE, SBCUSD
I am the Program Specialist for elementary GATE programs. Currently, I am the presenter for the district's GATE Certification training. I work with the GATE teachers at our magnet schools and also work with the TK teachers.
avatar for Teresa Hopkins

Teresa Hopkins

Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB 258 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Instructional Rounds: A Positive Path to School Improvement
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to use the Instructional Rounds Process to improve all classrooms across your campus. Attendees will participate in a simulation and be provided the resources needed to begin or improve upon your Instructional Rounds Process.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Bicondova

Marlene Bicondova

Principal, Curtis Middle School
avatar for Teenya Bishop

Teenya Bishop

Principal- High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HP125 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

Instructional Strategies to Support Dual Language Teachers and Administrators
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn how to navigate, instruct, support and implement a rigorous Dual Language Program.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask experienced practitioners, parents and administrators questions regarding implementation of an effective Dual Program.

Speakers
EA

Elizabeth Alvarez

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
MB

Milagros Ballester

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
LB

Lorraine Bowen

Elem Resource Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
YG

Yadira Guerrero

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
ML

Maribel Lopez-Tyus

Principal-Elementary, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been a principal for over 15 years in three different schools. My passion is Dual Language Immersion. My current school, George Brown Jr. Elementary is in its infancy in terms of Dual as well as opening up in 2013-2014. | | The two previous schools, Tracy Elementary School in Baldwin Park USD and Belvedere Elementary in SBCUSD were recognized by CABE as high achieving DualLanguage schools and were given the "Seal of Excellence... Read More →
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Monica Santana Razo

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Panorama Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Interacting with the new CA ELA/ELD Framework
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn how the ELD and ELA standards work in tandem. We will discover and discuss the progression of reading skills TK-12th grade and how they relate to specific content areas and English language development.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Hurtado

Angelica Hurtado

Coordinator-YRS, San Bernardino City USD
Angelica has an extensive background on teaching English learners. She has taught in the Alternative Bilingual Education Program, has been a reading support teacher, BTSA support provider, staff developer, and presently is the coordinator for SEI/ELM programs in the English Learner Programs Department. Angelica has been involved in creating professional development in the CCSS/ELD Standards K-12, has designed the new ELD Portfolio, and provides... Read More →
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Luzelena Rosales

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City USD
My name is Luzelena Rosales and I am a support teacher with English Learner Programs. English Learner Programs has been busy with the new documents such as the ELA/ELD framework, the ELD standards, creating ELD portfolios, connecting ELA with ELD, and LAS Links testing. Please feel free to contact me or the English Learner Programs for any clarification or questions on any of the above items.
avatar for Anna Sosa

Anna Sosa

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Eucalyptus Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Intervention Help: Highly Effective Tiered Academic Interventions for Students at the Elementary Level
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is designed to examine strategies of tiered levels of academic supports for students at the elementary level. Educators will be equipped to overcome historical challenges of differentiated instruction and will be offered creative ways to implement effective, scientifically based interventions for all student abilities within the general education classroom setting.


Speakers
avatar for Keishia Handy

Keishia Handy

Academic Coach, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have a sincere passion to teach the effective use of language to access learning and to communicate thoughts, concerns, passions and ideas. Understanding how to use words effectively is powerful.
avatar for Christy Marshall

Christy Marshall

LH Resource Specialist YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been teaching for 25 years. I started my teaching career in general education. After 10 years, I began teaching mild to moderate -special ed, (those with learning disabilities). I enjoy finding what strategies work to help scholars reach their full potential. I helped to develop a streamlined SST process for San Bernardino City Unified.
avatar for Grace Monroe

Grace Monroe

Program Facilitator, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB386 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Intervention Myth Busters: Highly Effective Tiered Academic Interventions for Students at the Secondary Level
Limited Capacity full

Examine popular myths about tiered levels of academic supports for students at the secondary level. Educators will be equipped to overcome challenges of differentiated instruction and will be offered creative ways to implement effective interventions.

Speakers
avatar for Jessika Shields

Jessika Shields

School Psychologist/Educator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am an expert in differentiated instruction and adaptive learning to meeting the needs of students at the secondary level. I also have a deep understanding of various learning styles and how to best help students access information in many ways.



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB118 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

iPads and the Paperless Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Explore useful aps for going paperless in the classroom. Intuitive and effective steps for any K-12 classroom using iPads. Come with the following apps downloaded and ready to use: Notability, Google Drive, QR Reader and Genius Scan+.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

STEAM Support Teacher, Bing Wong Elementary
Sarah Emerson, M.Ed., has been a teacher in San Bernardino City Unified for 9 years. She enjoys using technology with students as part of project-based learning units. Sarah is passionate about writing engaging and differentiated curriculum. She works with teachers to plan units that focus on STEAM, the 4 Cs, and CCSS. She also works on finding partnerships to support teachers and students as they work through their pathway units... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH60 University Hall

1:30pm

Let's Edivate: An Introducation to Edivation (Previously Known as PD-360)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this session will learn to use Edivation for professional learning and development. We will learn to integrate the essential functions of Edivation into daily professional learning routines.

Speakers


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Pine Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Language Arts (3-6)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Dennington

Dana Dennington

Master Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Eboni Freeman

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Alec Hobbs

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH042 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Language Arts (TK-2)
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Karen Jensen

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Catherine Sadlier

Catherine Sadlier

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH249 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Math (3-6)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Catrina Hobbs

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Mimi Ryan

Mimi Ryan

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Mimi has been teaching for twenty-five years, has taught grades K-5, and is currently teaching fourth grade. She has presented math workshops focusing on Common Core , Performance Tasks, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice for such conferences as: Los Angeles Annual Gifted/Talented Education Conference, California Association of the Gifted, California Mathematics Council, University of Phoenix-New Teacher Institute, and the MaThink... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH242 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Elementary Math (TK-2)
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Kate Durst

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH243 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in English Language Arts (7-8)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Shinay Bowman

Shinay Bowman

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Dana Dunams

Dana Dunams

Teacher On Assignment - Academic Coach and IBMYP Coordinator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Lauryn Wild

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-104 College of Education

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in English Language Arts (9-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Cowley

Sharon Cowley

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I teach English Language Arts at Pacific High School. I have a Master's in Cross-Cultural Teaching and I am working on my Master's in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric. I'm passionate about incorporating writing across the curriculum through our project based learning and pathway models - mostly because it makes teaching fun for me and the students! My previous career was in Human Resources and Recruitment at a private company and... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Resmi Kackery

Elizabeth Resmi Kackery

Linked Learning Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am the Linked Learning Program Specialist for our site and teach the 12th grade ERWC curriculum @ Cajon High School as well as serve as one of our site's fabulous Link Crew Coordinators ; this is in addition to working as an RCD writer at the SeniorEnglish level. Working with students and educators, through various scopes and lenses, and being a part of curriculum writing helps me to achieve my sense of Vidya (knowledge & understanding... Read More →
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Lauryn Wild

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH240 University Hall

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Mathematics (7-8)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Yvonne Alcantara

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
About lesson planing accordingly to the RCD units and instructional strategies.
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Ashley Barnett

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Sabrina Katyal

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Vergine Makhmudyan

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-109 College of Education

1:30pm

Making Lessons Happen in Mathematics (Integrated Mathematics 1)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore how to develop lessons using the RCD units. This will include examining critical lesson elements and identifying the unit components that best supports students success with formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
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Krystle Burt

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Hector Carrillo

Hector Carrillo

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Michael Doll

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
CG

Candelaria Garcia

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Sabrina Katyal

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Kristina Perez

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Sarah Ramirez

Senior High Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH062 University Hall

1:30pm

Navigating the SST Process: Addressing Student Behavior through Effective Classroom Environments and Tier 2 Interventions
Limited Capacity full

Learn about our new SST process that is fully aligned with our PBIS system. An outline of interventions to implement in the classroom (Tier 1) and additional supports (Tier 2) to ensure student behavioral success will be presented.

Speakers
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Colleen Williams

Coordinator of Alternative Programs, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Site administrator for the SBCUSD Community Day Schools, focused on behavior modification for students. CDS is the Tier 3 behavior supports for the District for grades 2-10, implementing PBIS at an intensive level. | District Trainer for Boys Town Specialized Classroom Management, designed to equip students with the Social Skills necessary to be successful in school and beyond.



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB112 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Nearpod in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Nearpod allows teachers to create presentations, share with students, control student activity and receive students work through a mobile device, PC or Mac. Come see how it can be used to raise student engagement and achievement in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kirstyn Martin

Kirstyn Martin

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Treg Painter

Treg Painter

Algebra Teacher, Curtis Middle School


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-106 College of Education

1:30pm

Notability: Tips and Tricks in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

 We will be exploring the multiple ways to increase engagement and effectiveness of lessons using Notability from close reading strategies to brainstorming to differentiation techniques. We will also explore ways to go paperless using Box. Please bring an iPad with the Notability app downloaded as this will be a hands on session!


Speakers
avatar for Malissa Esquibel

Malissa Esquibel

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH261 University Hall

1:30pm

Our Journey to Technology Integration in Every Classroom
Limited Capacity full

A session for administrators and school leaders on creating and implementing a plan to get technology into each classroom and how to assist teachers to effectively integrate digital tools to maximize student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Natalie Raymundo

Dr. Natalie Raymundo

Principal-Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been the principal at RPH since 2009. Previous to that I was the Assistant Administrator at Pacific High School, an ELA Program Specialist, and a Reading Language Arts teacher. Although my credential is in ELA, I also have interests in mathematics instruction, and both my Master's thesis and dissertation were on topics related to algebra instruction. Assessment, evaluation, educational technology, equity in education, and urban school... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH257 University Hall

1:30pm

Overview of the Streamlined SST Process
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will provide an overview of the streamlined SST process so that all stakeholders are able to understand and complete the process. Understand the 6 step process in identifying students having difficulties in school in any area.

Speakers
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Luzelena Rosales

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City USD
My name is Luzelena Rosales and I am a support teacher with English Learner Programs. English Learner Programs has been busy with the new documents such as the ELA/ELD framework, the ELD standards, creating ELD portfolios, connecting ELA with ELD, and LAS Links testing. Please feel free to contact me or the English Learner Programs for any clarification or questions on any of the above items.



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB137 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) within RCD
Limited Capacity full

Problem-Based Learning within RCD will show participants how to utilize PBL in their classroom and still be faithful to RCD. Teachers will learn the PBL model and how to implement it in Science and Social Studies content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Karrie Cheney

Karrie Cheney

Teacher on Special Assignment -Excellence in Teaching Initiative, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a coach with the Excellence in Teaching Initiative for SBCUSD. I piloted Problem Based Learning for San Bernardino County Schools through the Horizons Grant and the Alliance for Education. I have worked as a coach with Future Problem Solvers. I am also an RCD Unit Writer and write curriculum for Teachers Pay Teachers. I can show you how to add some excitement to your plans with PBL and still be faithful to your RCD units.



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH263 University Hall

1:30pm

Questioning to Increase Rigor and Efficiency
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to incorporate questioning to check for understanding and increase the rigor of lessons. Checking for understanding improves learning and retention of information: Are your students with you? Are they learning? How do you know?

Speakers
avatar for Deanne Miller

Deanne Miller

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Shana Smith

Shana Smith

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-110 College of Education

1:30pm

SBCUSD Multilingual Initiative- A Partnership with California Association of Bilingual Educators
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us as we describe and discuss our San Bernardino City Unified School District Multilingual Initiative.  This community initiative is aimed at providing effective world languages teaching and learning for all our students.  Starting with an in-depth study of our student data, classroom practices, current research and student/teacher voice, this initiative will lead us to excellence.

Speakers
avatar for Memo Mendez

Memo Mendez

Consultant, California Association for Bilingual Education
As an English Learner who arrived in Fontana at the age of 9, I have always believed in the importance of education and the value of being literate in two or more languages. I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to have experienced a variety of positions in education spanning more than four decades beginning with my first teaching position as a middle school teacher after receiving my teaching credential from UC Riverside... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB146 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Teach Like a Champion: Creating A Strong Classroom Culture
Limited Capacity full

Strong routines help students take pride in knowing how to do things the right way. Teachers will interactively engage in practicing multiple "Teach Like a Champion" techniques, specifically those pertaining to creating a strong classroom culture.

Speakers
MB

Martha Borgerding

BTSA Support Provider, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Dan Schaefer

Program Specialist-YRS; Teacher Induction, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-116 College of Education

1:30pm

Tech Assess…Moving Beyond Paper
Limited Capacity full

Design your own evaluation exercises in minutes by importing or inputting questions using Socrative, My Big Campus, and other online tools.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Neighbours

Charles Neighbours

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH260 University Hall

1:30pm

Technology and the Flipped Classroom: Creating Easy Instructional Videos
Limited Capacity full

Flipped classrooms present information first and individually and allow the teacher to assist students with practice.  With a variety of ways to make and present lesson videos you will be able to differentiate instruction, manage groups, save class time, and identify student needs quickly.

Speakers
avatar for Faith Hurst

Faith Hurst

Elementary Teacher, Technology Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Oak Room Lower Commons

1:30pm

Technology Skills: What do Students Need for SBAC Success?
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore the SBAC practice tests and performance tasks with a focus on the technology skills students need to be successful. The session will include opportunities for vertical collaboration and sharing of current site practices.

Speakers
avatar for Cindi Blair

Cindi Blair

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am the District Testing Coordinator for several testing programs, including the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). Our team works with site personnel to ensure testing procedures are in place so students have a successful test experience.
avatar for Jeffrey Im

Jeffrey Im

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a Program Specialist and work with several testing programs, including the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). Our team works with site personnel to ensure testing procedures are in place so students have a successful test experience



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HP124 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

The BASICS Framework for Moderate to Severe Students- For Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Understand the BASICS Framework for Moderate/Severe students and its use within the classroom. Participants will receive a background of the BASICS, an overview of the program, what a BASICS classroom looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Robertson

Patricia Robertson

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Elementary Program Specialist for students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Patricia has overseen the creation (2003) and development of the BASICS2 Curriculum Framework for students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities within SBCUSD. The BASICS2 is currently published with Lakeshore Learning and sold throughout the state of California.



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH057 University Hall

1:30pm

The Next Generation Science Standards 101- Elementary
Limited Capacity full

Join us as we investigate an instructional shift in Next Generation Science Standards you can make in your practice that can result in greater student learning. We will explore how concepts spiral the grade levels through inquiry and investigation.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bettas-Alcala

Ashley Bettas-Alcala

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a National Board Certified first grade teacher at Riley Elementary School. This is my 14th year teaching, and 9th in SBCUSD. I currently serve as your Vice President of SBTA and as Pacific Regional Director on the National Council of Urban Education Association's Executive Committee. I am also a member of the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) a partnership between CTA and Stanford University built to build the capacity of teachers... Read More →
avatar for Pia Van Meter

Pia Van Meter

High School Science Teacher, Riverside City Unified School District
I am a science teacher for 16 years and currently teaching Marine Biology, Anatomy & Physiology-ROP Sports Medicine, and EL Biology. I am also the English Language Learner (ELL) Coordinator, Legacy Teacher Mentor and Science Department Co-Chair at Martin Luther King Jr. High School (RUSD) in Riverside, California. I received a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), and... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
CE-113 College of Education

1:30pm

The Restorative Justice (RJ) Paradigm: Administrators & Teachers
Limited Capacity full

What does Restorative Justice that mean for administrators, classroom teachers, students? If you want to learn more about what RJ implementation will look/sound like within Tier One and Tier Two and Three come to this session.

Speakers
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Diane Bonjour

Middle School Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have a passion for high engagement lessons and successful positive classroom management. I have been teaching 18 years and love each and every year. I have presented at national conferences on the topic of engaging science lessons and am I looking forward to sharing my passion for positive classroom culture and management. Recently I was honored to receive the CLMS (California League of Middle Schools) Teacher of Year and San Bernardino... Read More →
JC

James Cobb

Vice Principal-Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Michael Partida

Michael Partida

Counselor, Riley Elementary
I have been the counselor at Riley elementary for the past 14 years. I have an extensive background in Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBiS) and have implemented this program at my school for the past 10 years at Riley elementary. Also, over the past year I have been implementing Restorative Justice (RJ) with my school site at both the tier I & II levels of the Response to Intervention for Behavior. Restorative justice helps... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB385 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

The Student Success Team (SST) Process Made Easier: Overview of the Forms
Limited Capacity full

Overview of the Students Success Team (SST) Process and its relationship to the Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS) Review of the new, friendlier and streamlined SST/LAT forms using Elementary, Middle School and High School scenarios.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Bracken

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Michelle Bracken works as a Support Teacher in the English Learner Programs Department. She has been an elementary teacher in SBCUSD since 2006, where she has taught grades 2-5 in the ELM/SEI setting, as well as READ 180. In 2007, she was awarded Outstanding Student Intern in the Multiple Subject Intern Program at Cal State San Bernardino , and in 2012 was nominated for CABE's Teacher of the Year.
avatar for Roxanne Williams

Roxanne Williams

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Roxanne Williams is currently a District Program Specialist in the Department of Equity and Targeted Student Achievement (ETSA) in San Bernardino City Unified School District. Previously, Ms. Williams was a Chemistry, Physical Science Teacher, and a professor of Anatomy. She possesses several teaching credentials, a Bachelor degree from UC Riverside, a Masters of Anatomy from the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University, and a Masters in... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB116 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

Tips and Strategies for Cultivating Biliterate Writers in Bilingual Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn strategies, tips and resources that can be used throughout all levels of the writing process in K-6 bilingual classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on strategies and resources for the revision and editing stages of the writing process.

Speakers
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Melanie McGrath

Coordinator, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Frank Silva

Resource Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH241 University Hall

1:30pm

Trends in SBCUSD Chronic Absenteeism Data
Limited Capacity full

Join our SBCUSD resident data expert, Stephen Gervais, to view, discuss and explore SBCUSD chronic absenteeism data.  Learn the impacts of chomic absenteeism on student achievement and district funding.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Gervais

Stephen Gervais

Program Specialist-YRS, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I am a 25+ year educator and have worked and taught in a variety of school settings. Since the 1999-2000 school year, I have been working as a program specialist in our district research office (Accountability and Educational Technology). I enjoy working with data and using it to develop reports and analysis to support the students, staff and programs within SBCUSD. I appreciate the challenge of turning data into a story worth hearing... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HPE122 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

Tried and True: Basic iPad Apps for the Beginning iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Starting with iPads in the classroom? Discover foundational apps to help students effectively use iPads for academic achievement and engagement, including using Socrative, creating Keynote & Pages frames, employing a QR Code Reader/Encoder, and News ELA.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Kosman

Donna Kosman

Support Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH262 University Hall

1:30pm

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools - Elementary Schools
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
PE 129 PE 129

1:30pm

Using My Big Campus to Support a Safe and Collaborative Culture in High Reliability Schools -Middle and High School
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore the district's new learning management system, My Big Campus (MBC) while learning how to use groups, discussions, messages, and other resources within MBC to facilitate a safe and collaborative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissie Allen

Chrissie Allen

My Big Campus Senior Coach, Lightspeed Systems / My Big Campus
I have been in education for 30 years. I have taught K-12 during those years. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with an Education Degree and received my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University. For the past four years, I have served as the technology integration specialist in a 1 to 1 school district and the Connections Grant Project Director. I am a Senior Coach for My Big Campus. | I am passionate... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lawrie

Libby Lawrie

Senior Coach-Virtual Education Specialist, Lightspeed Systems
I am a Teacher, Virtual Education Evangelist,Professional Development, Life Long Learner | | I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching and instructional technology and formed my own company, Lawrie Consulting. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and Masters Degree in Education from Butler University. I am also a graduate and was a facilitator for the CIESC Teacher Leadership Academy. In my 35 years of teaching... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH264 University Hall

1:30pm

Using QR Codes in a K/1 Dual Classroom, for Homework and with Parents
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help K/1 dual immersion teachers learn how to create and implement QR codes in their classroom.  Through the use of QR codes, teachers will be able to create interactive homework folders, interactive classroom walls and centers that will support all students learning a second language at school and home.  Non-Spanish speaking parents will be able to support their child at home through the simple click of a button on their smart phone or tablet.  

Speakers
avatar for Maria Chavarria

Maria Chavarria

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District
avatar for Diana Enciso

Diana Enciso

Elem Teacher, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
UH059 University Hall

1:30pm

We're in It Together in Linked Learning Pathways
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will practice how to examine student work to find evidence of literacy outcomes within their own discipline. Participants will experience the power of working together through a Linked Learning Pathway cross-disciplinary approach.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Jennifer Lutzenberger-Phillips

Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Jennifer Lutzenberger Phillips brings significant experience as an educational leader, student advocate, coach, and literacy teacher to her new position as Director, Learning, Teaching, and Pathway Development. Formerly, she was the vice president of Teaching and Learning at Envision Schools and a school improvement coach and a content coach in secondary English, with a focus on curriculum and assessment, at the Oakland Unified School District... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB109 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

What is YOUR Educational Journey?/Above and Beyond the Senior Portfolio
Limited Capacity full

Learn strategies for ensuring students' success as they prepare for their lives after high school. Help your high school juniors and seniors investigate, research and analyze what their life after high school might look like.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Morgan Pellettera, NBCT

Program Specialist-Teaching-CC, San Bernardino City Unified School District
I have been teaching high school English at Arroyo Valley High School for 13 years. I have taught all levels of English, including sheltered and CAHSEE support classes; I am a National Board Certified Teacher, certified in AYA/ELA, as well as a Demonstration Teacher for SBCUSD. I am excited that our district has organized an event like this one, as we have incredible teachers and administrators who are ready to share their expertise. I hope... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
HP126 Health and PE Complex

1:30pm

What's in STAR for you this Year?
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover Core Progress Learning Progressions, Instructional Resources, and Grouping centered on needed Focus Skills. Using hands-on exploration, chart the course fro each student's instructional growth based on insightful data and resources from STAR.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Ballou

Cheryl Ballou

Director of Consulting Services, Renaissance Learning Inc
The most rewarding experiences I have are those that bring relevance and application of educational initiatives to the classroom. I love seeing teachers be inspired and excited to introduce new ideas and strategies. We always hear what we NEED to do but seldom hear HOW to do it. That is my quest. Supply the HOW. | | I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and served the students of Texas as a high... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Background includes 7 years as a secondary educator in the fields of Biology and Mathematics; 14 years as a primary educator specializing in the area of K-5/ intervention. All 14 years, I used Renaissance solutions including Star, Accelerated Reader, and Accelerated Math to maximize the growth of my students. For the past 4 ½ years, I have served as a Program Manager and most recently, a National Academic Advisor supporting districts... Read More →



Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
JB111 Jack Brown Hall

1:30pm

California State University San Bernardino Walking Tour
Limited Capacity full

This walking tour of California State University San Bernardino will equip you with a working knowledge of the rich resources at our community campus. Be prepared for a lively jaunt led by knowledgeable CSUSB students.

Volunteers

Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
University Grounds Walking Tour of California State Univeristy

1:30pm

CSUSB Robert and Francis Fullerton Art Museum
Limited Capacity full

Bridging Homeboy Industries; includes painting, sculpture, and collaborative work by three artists who share roots in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, a close-knit community impacted by poverty and violence.

Speakers

Friday January 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Museum Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Docent Tours