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We look forward to seeing you August 18 at MSHS! Please feel free to start building your schedule now and check back as the date approaches for updates and additional information. Room numbers will be updated by August 15. Reach out with any questions!
Thursday, August 18
 

8:00am PDT

Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level with MTSS
Studies show that Problem Based Learning (PBL) can boost scores of both struggling and proficient students. What is PBL and how can we fit it into our already full schedules? We will look at how we can add PBL into our units to help meet the needs of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Tammi Liberda

Tammi Liberda

Second Grade, SVSD


Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room E (Room 2107)

8:00am PDT

Accessibility Features in Nearpod
Immersive Reader and Accessibility Features in Nearpod

Please note that this course will be taught remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room A (Room 2102)

8:00am PDT

Active Engagement for All Students with Discovery Education
Learn how to integrate research based instructional strategies with Discovery Education content in meaningful, effective and practical ways.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room B (Room 2101)

8:00am PDT

Foster an Inclusive Classroom with Flip!
Connect, engage, empower, and amplify your community with Flip, Microsoft's revolutionary video discussion platform! Millions of educators, scholars, and families share on Flip across ages, subjects, regions, languages, and abilities. If you can think it, you can Flip it and this FREE tool is truly a world-class inclusive and accessible platform. Learn how to get started with Flip, leverage editable transcriptions and captions powered by Microsoft Azure, enable everyone to access text with the powerful Immersive Reader, and so much more. Walk away with innovative ideas to support and empower your community from PreK to PhD and beyond!

Please note that this class will be instructed remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room I (Room 2205)

8:00am PDT

Fun and Games: Gamification in the Classroom
Gamification is a current educational buzzword covering apps like Kahoot and Quizlet, but it also reflects a much deeper educational philosophy about how to build engagement and a growth mindset for students.  This session will explore both "lite" versions of gamification (app driven) and more fully integrating the philosophical underpinnings of game design and theory into your class structures.  Multiple tech platforms introduced and models shared.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mancoff

Daniel Mancoff

Language Arts Teacher / DTL, SVSD
I have been teaching high school English/Language Arts for 25 years, 16 in the Chicago suburbs and the last nine in Snoqualmie.   During that time, I've taught all secondary grades and levels, 9-12, regular, honors, and AP. I've also sponsored digital publications and worked as a... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room H (Room 2208)

8:00am PDT

Press Start: Podcasting in Your Classroom
Podcasts are a great educational tool for students to engage with the content in your classroom. This presentation will introduce podcasts at all grade levels and content areas. Having students create podcasts is a perfect way for them to showcase their passion and knowledge, and simple tools for creating podcasts will be included!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Dais-Brenne

Jill Dais-Brenne

Instructional coach - literacy, SVSD


Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room F (Room 2204)

8:00am PDT

Schoology Essentials: Elementary Focus
Help teachers set up and navigate their Schoology classroom. Go over basics including Schoology expectations, assist in maximizing both function and form and learn about ways to incorporate both student engagement and parent communication. 
**Bring a device to class. There will be work time built into schedule.**

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room C (Room 2106)
  Tech 101

8:00am PDT

Schoology Essentials: Secondary Focus
Help teachers set up and navigate their Schoology classroom.  Go over basics including Schoology expectations, maximize function and form, build materials, learn about ways to incorporate both student and parent communication, and learn about assessment and feedback tools.  

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MSHS Room D (Room 2103)
  Tech 101

9:10am PDT

Using Nearpod for Formative Assessment
Explore how Nearpod can offer multiple ways for students to respond to prompts (audio, video, drawing, text). See how the Collaborate Board can be used to give students wait time for processing, and more!

Please note that this course will be taught remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room A (Room 2102)

9:10am PDT

Accessibility for All Students with Discovery Education
Join us as we explore the multimodal content and accessibility features including transcripts, multiple languages, and Immersive Reader in the Discovery Education Learning platform to help all students access learning. 

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room B (Room 2101)

9:10am PDT

Intro to Education Modified: Online IEP/504 /ELL Accommodations & Teaching Strategies
Education Modified is a research-based collaboration platform that is accessed via Schoology that enables all teachers to access, share & use information to improve instruction for all IEP, 504, and ELL students. 

Speakers
LT

Lorena Tapia

Education Modified


Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room G (Room 2206)

9:10am PDT

Best Practices for Keeping Kids Accountable and Safe Online
September is all about setting up and establishing expectations and routines for your classroom. In our digitally connected classrooms, it is important that students know how to be respectful, responsible, safe and kind when learning online. Making safe and responsible online choices is a collaborative, ongoing effort between teachers and students.

We will also overview district monitoring software to ensure you can keep students safe and on task. Anytime students are on devices, teachers can have a clear overview of their online activity.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room D (Room 2103)

9:10am PDT

Foster an Inclusive Classroom with Flip!
Connect, engage, empower, and amplify your community with Flip, Microsoft's revolutionary video discussion platform! Millions of educators, scholars, and families share on Flip across ages, subjects, regions, languages, and abilities. If you can think it, you can Flip it and this FREE tool is truly a world-class inclusive and accessible platform. Learn how to get started with Flip, leverage editable transcriptions and captions powered by Microsoft Azure, enable everyone to access text with the powerful Immersive Reader, and so much more. Walk away with innovative ideas to support and empower your community from PreK to PhD and beyond!

Please note that this class will be instructed remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room I (Room 2205)

9:10am PDT

Edpuzzle and Schoology 101
Ready to level up your video lessons with Edpuzzle? In this hands-on session, teachers will learn how to create engaging video lessons, embed assessment questions, and navigate easy to read data in Edpuzzle. This powerful platform is a must have for your EdTech toolkit, come find out why!

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room C (Room 2106)

9:10am PDT

Google Essentials
Do you need help organizing your Google Drive, transferring files from the H drive, creating Interactive Google Slides, or creating Google Forms for surveys? This class is all about Google essentials that can make your life easier.


Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room F (Room 2204)

9:10am PDT

Kami 101
This is a broad introduction to Kami, its tools, and its features. It is designed to be an interactive, engaging opportunity for beginning and intermediate Kami users to dive right into it and experience the joy of using Kami. Towards the end of the session, we will introduce how Kami integrates with Schoology.

Please note that this class will be instructed remotely but participants will still be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 10:10am PDT
MSHS Room E (Room 2107)
  Tech 101

9:10am PDT

Introduction to Minecraft in the Classroom
This workshop is to introduce and give you a starting point to integrate Minecraft: Education Edition into your instruction! Learn how to build, navigate, and share lessons with students during this interactive workshop.

Speakers
BK

Becky Keene

insight2execution


Thursday August 18, 2022 9:10am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room H (Room 2208)

10:20am PDT

Check for Understanding with Discovery Education Quiz
Explore Discovery Education’s Quiz tool in order to check for student understanding. Standard, Video, and Ask Live Quiz options will be experienced and explored throughout the session. 

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room B (Room 2101)

10:20am PDT

App Smashing: Making Learning Visible with Tech
Come find out our favorite tech tools and ways to ‘smash’ them together to create highly engaging lessons that will  motivate students to make their learning visible.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Dais-Brenne

Jill Dais-Brenne

Instructional coach - literacy, SVSD


Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room F (Room 2204)

10:20am PDT

Kick up the Creativity with Canva for Education
This collaborative session will cover the basics of Canva for Education and how to effectively integrate it into your classroom. We will look at transforming back to school resources into creative and engaging materials that can immediately be implemented.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room I (Room 2205)

10:20am PDT

Using Nearpod to Deliver Instruction
We will examine how Nearpod can be used to provide instruction using multiple modalities. We'll also explore differentiated instruction using student choice and learning paths.

Please note that this course will be taught remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room A (Room 2102)

10:20am PDT

Intro to Education Modified: Online IEP/504 /ELL Accommodations & Teaching Strategies
Education Modified is a research-based collaboration platform that is accessed via Schoology that enables all teachers to access, share & use information to improve instruction for all IEP, 504, and ELL students. 

Speakers
LT

Lorena Tapia

Education Modified


Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room G (Room 2206)

10:20am PDT

Edpuzzle Next Steps
Ready to take your Edpuzzle skills to the next level? In this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to create engaging and effective video lessons with Edpuzzle. Participants will experience Edpuzzle Live Mode, learn specific strategies to level up embedded questions, and explore engaging and rigorous content options in our digital library.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room C (Room 2106)

10:20am PDT

Kami Tips and Tricks
This is for our intermediate to advanced users of Kami. Like Kami 101, it is designed to be an engaging, interactive time together, showcasing the most recent updates and advanced features can be used to help teachers work smarter, not harder, in their classes. Expect to go over the Kami Library, our annotation bank, Kami Grader, and a special mention of using Kami with Google's translation extension.

Please note that this class will be instructed remotely but participants will still be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room E (Room 2107)

10:20am PDT

Get to Know Your Promethean Panel
In this course, you will learn the basics of the ActivPanel.
Learn what’s on the center console and unified menu. Connect your user profile to the cloud, and learn how to mirror your computer. Go a bit deeper with Promethean classroom essential apps.

Speakers
XR

Xan Roberti

Promethean


Thursday August 18, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
MSHS Room D (Room 2103)

12:40pm PDT

Schoology for Executive Functioning
Tired of students turning in late work and missing deadlines?  Well, this course isn't about working miracles but it may just help! In this course, we will look at Schoology from the student perspective and how the platform's features can help students with organization, responsibility, and independence.  We will look at the calendar feature in Schoology, including how students can add their own events and color code them in alignment with AVID methods, how students can check grades, how to email teachers, and how to set up push notifications on their phones.  During this course, you will be given work time to create a Canva presentation or slide deck teaching your students to use Schoology to their advantage!  

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room C (Room 2106)

12:40pm PDT

From consumers to creators: Empower your students with Canva for Education
Learn how to meaningfully integrate Canva for Education into your student projects and assignments. Canva has many tools that allow students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways and this session will cover ways to empower all learners to be successful using Canva for Education.


Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room I (Room 2205)

12:40pm PDT

The Magic Formula - How teachers can work less and students can engage more
In this session, we will explore some examples in education where doing less can give both teachers and students more, much MORE!  Come and find out the three step magic formula to free up your time and reignite your joy in teaching as we make a shift towards student centered learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Dais-Brenne

Jill Dais-Brenne

Instructional coach - literacy, SVSD


Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room F (Room 2204)

12:40pm PDT

Using Nearpod for Virtual Reality Experiences
Join us as we dive in to create dialogues on culture with VR and videos with Nearpod!

Please note that this course will be taught remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room A (Room 2102)

12:40pm PDT

Class Policy
Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room E (Room 2107)

12:40pm PDT

Get to Know Your Promethean Panel
In this course, you will learn the basics of the ActivPanel.
Learn what’s on the center console and unified menu. Connect your user profile to the cloud, and learn how to mirror your computer. Go a bit deeper with Promethean classroom essential apps.

Speakers
XR

Xan Roberti

Promethean


Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room D (Room 2103)

12:40pm PDT

Getting Started with Discovery Education
Navigate Discovery Education's K-12 Learning platform in order to locate multimodal resources to enhance teaching and learning anytime, anywhere.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room B (Room 2101)

12:40pm PDT

Support and Engage all Learners with Hāpara Highlights
Highlights provides teachers with visibility into what learners are working on in their Chrome browsers, and provides the ability to give formative feedback, guided practice and positive reinforcement. You will even learn how to automate routine tasks so you can spend more time teaching. Walk away from this session with an understanding of how Highlights can be utilized to power awesome learning!  

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT
MSHS Room G (Room 2206)
  Tech 101

12:40pm PDT

Minecraft teaching next steps. Bring your lessons to life!
This workshop is focused on building on what you know about game based learning inside Minecraft: Education Edition. We will use the lesson library to find, adjust, and plan for lessons that fit your curriculum. We will also learn about quick, easy ways to integrate Minecraft into many common subject areas.

Speakers
BK

Becky Keene

insight2execution


Thursday August 18, 2022 12:40pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room H (Room 2208)

1:50pm PDT

Reimagining Assessments
Post Covid, we need to make a purposeful move from analog to digital learning environments, and rethink what our assessments can and should look like while we unpack the information they provide. In this session, we will explore several mind shifts in assessments that will help you gather rich information about student learning and growth.  


Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room G (Room 2206)

1:50pm PDT

Supporting an inclusive classroom with Canva for Education
Canva for Education provides access to templates and tools that can benefit all learners and also support an inclusive classroom for all. We will collaborate and brainstorm ways Canva can support what you're already doing and discover new ways to create materials and assignments that support all learners.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room I (Room 2205)

1:50pm PDT

Supporting Inclusive Learning Environments with Microsfot 365
Find out the power of Office 365 from a Microsoft expert and learn how to use the built in accessibility tools to support all your learners. Topics covered will include Powerpoint Live, Immersive Reader, Accessibility Checker, Text to Speech, Presenter Coach and more.

Speakers
LB

Leif Brenne

Microsoft Education


Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room F (Room 2204)

1:50pm PDT

Using Escape Rooms with Students
Work together with colleagues to solve puzzles and try different codes to open up various locks, ranging from physical lock boxes to interactive games on the ActivPanel with hidden clues! Then learn how you can create your very own Escape Room that you could use with your students. Find out how the escape room was planned and learn about the online puzzles, digital locks, and physical locks that were used throughout the challenge. Escape rooms are a great way to increase student engagement and get them up and moving!

Speakers
XR

Xan Roberti

Promethean


Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room D (Room 2103)

1:50pm PDT

Introduction to Nearpod
Come and experience how Nearpod makes teaching easier with interactive tools, resources, and content teachers need, all in one place.

Please note that this course will be taught remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room A (Room 2102)

1:50pm PDT

Introduction to Parentsquare
Please note that this class will be instructed remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room B (Room 2101)

1:50pm PDT

Swivl Quickstart
The Quickstart Webinar is a 60 minute lecture style webinar that introduces participants to Swivl’s Teams + Robot software and hardware.

Please note that while the presenter will be remote, SVSD participants will be in-person. 

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 2:50pm PDT
MSHS Room C (Room 2106)

1:50pm PDT

Using Turnitin Draft Coach to Improve Student Writing
Turnitin’s Feedback Studio is designed to allow instructors to deliver quality feedback to students while ensuring academic integrity.  No matter what you teach, from English to Business, this session will be a practical experience for any instructor who wants to better understand how to use the software within your Schoology environment.  Our session will begin with a deep dive into Turnitin Feedback Studio’s grading features and similarity report.  You will learn how to return quality feedback to students using QuickMarks, rubrics, and the ETS e-rater (automated).  You will learn how Draft Coach (Google add-on) can assist your scholars with the ability to submit their best work to Turnitin.  We will also take a deeper dive into reviewing and interpreting Turnitin results (Similarity Report) and how to create an assignment.  Please come prepared to learn!

Speakers
ST

Susan Tyler

Turnitin


Thursday August 18, 2022 1:50pm - 4:00pm PDT
MSHS Room E (Room 2107)

3:00pm PDT

Collaboration and communication with Canva for Education
Feedback and formative assessment are two important components of lesson design. Join this session to learn how to leverage Canva for Education to foster a community of real-time collaboration among your students, as well as the templates and tools available to give clear and effective feedback and assess learning.


Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
MSHS Room I (Room 2205)

3:00pm PDT

Collaborating with Colleagues
Wondering how to collaborate with colleagues more effectively? In this BLAST session, we will explore how to utilize Schoology Groups and Shared Drives to share ideas, resources, and notes- whether that is within your building, or across schools in your PLC group!

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
MSHS Room G (Room 2206)

3:00pm PDT

Leveraging the Power of OneNote for Inclusive Learning
Learn about all the accessibility tools within OneNote including Immersive Reader, math tools, translate and live caption options as well as pick up any tips and tricks from a Microsoft expert. Come away knowing how OneNote can help create an inclusive classroom where all students learn.

Speakers
LB

Leif Brenne

Microsoft Education


Thursday August 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
MSHS Room F (Room 2204)

3:00pm PDT

It’s A System! Get To Know Your Students and Build Relationships Throughout the Year
In this session, you will use Google Forms and Google Sheets to set up a customizable system that will enable you to get to know your students, learn more about them through data you collect, build relationships, and regularly reflect on your own practice throughout the school year.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
MSHS Room H (Room 2208)

3:00pm PDT

Get to Know Your Promethean Panel
In this course, you will learn the basics of the ActivPanel.
Learn what’s what on the center console and unified menu. Connect your user profile to the cloud, and learn how to mirror your computer. Go a bit deeper with Promethean classroom essential apps.

Speakers
XR

Xan Roberti

Promethean


Thursday August 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
MSHS Room D (Room 2103)

3:00pm PDT

Introduction to Parentsquare
Please note that this class will be instructed remotely but attendees will be in person at MSHS.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
MSHS Room B (Room 2101)
 
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