San Francisco Summer Institute
June 18 -21, 2018
We are back for our 5th summer of learning in San Francisco with a new approach to summer workshops.
San Francisco Day School
Our San Francisco Summer Institue will be held in the heart of San Francisco just walking distance from multiple MUNI lines.
7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration
8:00 – 8:30 am: Keynotes or Ignite Talks (multiple 10-minute mini-keynotes)
8:45 – 11:30 am: Morning Session for your registered workshop
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch on your own
12:30 – 3:30 pm: Afternoon Session for your registered workshop
- There is an abundance of hotel choices in San Francisco, from Bed & Breakfasts to national chains. A Google search will provide extensive options.
- AirBnB can also be an affordable option to stay.
- Public Transportation: SFDS is conveniently located near multiple MUNI lines, the 43 Masonic, 31 Turk, and 5 Fulton all have stops within a block or two of the School. For more information on public transportation from your location, visit www.sfmuni.com.
- Parking: There is no convenient long-term public parking near the school. We recommend you take public transportation or Uber/Lyft.
Get to know our workshops:
Summer Institute San Francisco Schedule
Join us for all four days for the best experience, or you may also attend part of the week to meet your needs. Filter the options below or sort through the schedule to find the right workshops for you.
Each morning, we will have all the attendees together for an exciting keynote or multiple 10-minute inspiring Ignite Talks.
|Workshop||Workshop Title||Location||Instructor||Instructor||Duration||Date (s)||Ticket Needed||Topics||Grade Level||Device||Grad Credit||Description||Link to Description||Link to Bio||Link to Purchase||Ticket Needed||Ticket Needed||Bio 2018||Twitter handle||Course ID|
|Creating Multimedia with the Chromebook||Creating Multimedia with the Chromebook||San Francisco||Ben Sondgeroth||Ben Sondgeroth||2-day||June 20-21||2-day ticket (June 20-21)||Multimedia||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||Unlock the creative potential of the Chromebook and move beyond using the device for word processing, productivity and organization. The workshop will explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia masterpieces! Participants, will explore various apps, web tools and extensions available to create multimedia such as interactive images, video, and audio. In addition, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook creation will be explored in detail. Participants will walk away with an arsenal of new ways to engage their students in the classroom.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_3||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_ben-sondgeroth||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 20-21)|
|Creative Uses of iPads in the Elementary Classroom||Creative Uses of iPads in the Elementary Classroom||San Francisco||Anissa Labrador||Anissa Labrador||2-day||June 20-21||2-day ticket (June 20-21)||iPads||Elementary||iPad||Yes||From recording reading fluency, to developing storytelling skills, to demonstrating problem solving, iPads can be used in a myriad of ways in the elementary classroom. This workshop will focus specifically on unleashing the creative potential of the iPad at the K-5 level. We will explore apps and strategies specific to young learners to empower them as creators of their own learning artifacts. With our philosophy of “All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen” as a guiding principle, this workshop provides participants not only with an understanding of the device itself, but also ways to leverage essential tools and apps in the classroom.
Key topics addressed in this intensive workshop will include reading and writing, visible-thinking strategies, multimedia creation, portfolios and publishing, and collaborative projects. Whether you have a cart of shared iPads, a 1:1 program, or a single device in your classroom, this workshop provides an excellent forum for thoughtful integration into the elementary classroom.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_5||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_anissa-labrador||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 20-21)|
|Design Thinking||Design Thinking||San Francisco||John Umekubo||John Umekubo||2-day||June 18-19||2-day ticket (June 18-19)||Design thinking||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||Yes||While we cannot predict what the future looks like, we do know that innovation and creativity are skills that our students need and Design Thinking has emerged as a proven framework for helping people develop a creative problem-solving mindset. The Design Thinking process provides an effective framework that can be implemented in classrooms to create an environment that values collaboration, research, and creativity. This process ultimately helps facilitate the process of carefully identifying a problem, and proposing, prototyping and testing solutions. The foundation of Design Thinking is the capacity to empathize with the end-user or intended community, so special attention will be given to thoroughly understanding all aspects of the process.
Over the course of the workshop, we will engage in a deep-dive into the Design Thinking process, participate in hands-on design challenges, work through a lo-fidelty prototyping process and test proposed solutions. Next, we will explore ways that exemplar schools have incorporated Design Thinking activities into their own curriculum and devote time to developing a vision and practical approach to adopting Design Thinking in classroom and school environments.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_8||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_john-umekubo||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 18-19)|
|G Suite for Education in the Classroom||G Suite for Education in the Classroom||San Francisco||Avra Robinson||Avra Robinson||2-day||June 18-19||2-day ticket (June 18-19)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||Yes||In this workshop, participants will develop knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in using Google and the Web to develop student-centered, creative, and community-minded learning environments. Through hands-on activities and simulations, participants will explore the core suite of Google’s programs such as: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, and Google Drawings. Additionally, we will explore Google Chrome web apps and extensions that increase opportunities for collaboration and learning.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have explored a powerful set of education platforms and tools, understand how to use these platforms and tools to serve diverse communities of learners, and understand pedagogical principles applicable even as new technologies emerge.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_14||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_avra-robinson||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 18-19)|
|Google Classroom - the Tool||Google Classroom - the Tool||San Francisco||Avra Robinson||Avra Robinson||1-day||June 21||1-day ticket (June 21)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||One of the most difficult tasks teachers have when shifting to a digital environment involves the challenge of organizing, sharing, and collecting digital artifacts. Where do they go? How can you possibly keep track of them? How do students turn them in? The answer is Google Classroom! Google Classroom provides teachers and students a learning space to organize and effectively manage digital coursework. Throughout this workshop, participants will have the benefit of both the teacher and student perspectives as we combine explanation and exploration. We will explore the wide variety of ways that Google Classroom can be used to create authentic learning experiences for students, increase collaboration, strengthen communication skills, engage students, and streamline digital workflow.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_17||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_avra-robinson||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 21)|
|HyperDocs||HyperDocs||San Francisco||Mason Mason||Mason Mason||1-day||June 18||1-day ticket (June 18)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||Combine the power of Google Slides and your curriculum content to create engaging lessons that promote collaboration, communication, reflection, and creativity among students! In this session, you'll learn the key components of a HyperDoc, explore subject-specific examples, and take away valuable resources by grade level. Bring your computer to begin designing your first HyperDoc to use right away with your students!||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_19||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_mason-mason||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 18)|
|Leading Innovation in Schools||Leading Innovation in Schools||San Francisco||Justin Reich||Justin Reich||2-day||June 20-21||2-day ticket (June 20-21)||Leadership||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||Yes||Technology can play a powerful role in expanding the possibilities of learning environments, but technology alone does not change schools. Leadership plays an essential role in ensuring that new technologies are paired with innovative and effective pedagogical practices. We will outline key characteristics of successful technology leadership and discuss frameworks and models that help create and sustain a culture of innovation. In all, participants will leave the program with a greater comprehension of leadership around emerging technologies, a deeper understanding of effective technology integration, and an action plan for leading change in their school.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_22||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_justin-reich||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 20-21)|
|Leading Personalized Learning: Action Steps for School and Teacher Leaders||Leading Personalized Learning: Action Steps for School and Teacher Leaders||San Francisco||Tom Driscoll||Tom Driscoll||1-day||June 19||1-day ticket (June 19)||Personalized learning||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||Although the concept of personalized learning has gained considerable traction in education, there is still much confusion regarding what this complex set of ideas actually looks like in practice. Fortunately, we have seen a convergence among various personalized learning visions and frameworks that share common themes and attributes. In this workshop, participants will explore many of these key components of personalized learning, such as learner profiles, competency-based progressions, flexible pathways and student agency. We will also explore current research and case studies from around the nation that highlight specific steps that you can take to refine a vision for personalized learning and put it into practice across your school or district.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_24||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-driscoll||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 19)|
|Leveraging Devices and Digital Tools to Create a Differentiated Learning Environment||Leveraging Devices and Digital Tools to Create a Differentiated Learning Environment||San Francisco||Rosey McQuillian||Rosey McQuillian||2-day||June 20-21||2-day ticket (June 20-21)||Differentiation||Elementary||All devices||Yes||In this workshop, educators will explore how various tools, devices and apps can facilitate differentiation and how to personalize instruction to meet the needs of students. This workshop will use the Universal Design for Learning framework, which provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for all learners. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, rather, it is a flexible approach that can be customized and adjusted to accommodate individual differences.
During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore a variety of sites, tools, apps and strategies that can be applied to any device in order to leverage technology and scaffold student learning. In particular, we will focus on how these tools can support reading, writing and note-taking while allowing students some voice and choice in how they demonstrate their understanding. Participants will need access to a Google Account for this workshop.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_26||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_rosey-mcquillan||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 20-21)|
|Makerspace||Makerspace||San Francisco||John Umekubo||John Umekubo||1-day||June 20||1-day ticket (June 20)||Makerspace||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||What is the "Maker" movement, and how can we effectively and creatively use a school makerspace? How can coding be used to make real objects come to life, allow students to tell stories or solve problems? In this hands-on workshop we will explore the purpose and philosophy of of school based makerspaces. By adopting a Design Thinking mindset, makerspaces and making can become more than a process of following a recipe for a prescribed product. Instead, it can become a creative environment that values both lo-fi analog creation and coding, 3D design and printing. With the underlying purpose of fostering creativity and innovation, the workshop will help educators frame the purpose of a makerspace to foster problem solving, creation and innovation.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_28||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_john-umekubo||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 20)|
|Movie Making Magic on the iPad||Movie Making Magic on the iPad||San Francisco||Mason Mason||Mason Mason||1-day||June 19||1-day ticket (June 19)||iPads||Elementary, Middle School, High School||iPad||No||The iPad opens up numerous opportunities for teaching and learning. Join us for a hands-on journey with powerful creation apps on the iPad. Get an in-depth look at Apple's Photos, Camera, Notes, Clips, and iMovie applications. Learn power tips and tricks for getting the most out of Apple's creativity suite. Experience advanced editing in Photos, capture studio quality video with the Camera, sketch progressive ideas in Notes, create expressive videos in Clips, and master video editing in iMovie. Then take movie making magic to the next level by app smashing with third-party apps, including Bitmoji and Chatterpix. In this workshop, participants will discover the infinite possibilities for digital storytelling, assessment, presentations, and more. For grades 3 and up.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_31||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_mason-mason||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 19)|
|Personalize Learning to Foster Student Agency - Voice and Choice||Personalize Learning to Foster Student Agency - Voice and Choice||San Francisco||Tom Driscoll||Tom Driscoll||1-day||June 18||1-day ticket (June 18)||Personalized learning, Leadership||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||Successful personalized learning environments not only optimize instructional approaches to students' needs and interests, but also emphasize student agency in which they take ownership of the learning. To do this effectively, students must become co-designers of the learning environment in which they are provided with choice and autonomy regarding what, how, when and where they learn. Personalized learning done well also promotes social and emotional learning by amplifying student voice as learners actively engage and collaborate with educators, students, and outside networks throughout the learning process. During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore these concepts along with specific examples of this in action across the nation. Participants will leave with practical strategies and resources that will help them implement these approaches in their educational settings.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_33||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-driscoll||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 18)|
|Project Based Learning: Integrating Technology to Support Meaningful Student Learning||Project Based Learning: Integrating Technology to Support Meaningful Student Learning||San Francisco||Greg Kulowiec||Greg Kulowiec||2-day||June 18-19||2-day ticket (June 18-19)||PBL||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||Yes||Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students explore real-world problems and challenges over an extended period of time, acquiring deeper knowledge and expertise. Applicable across grade-levels and content areas, PBL has seen a resurgence in interest. Project Based Learning, paired with the ever-growing technology access available in many educational settings, offer educators unique possibilities in unit design. Intentional use of technology within the essential design elements of PBL provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts, refine 21st Century Skills, and publish to a Public Audience.
In this intensive workshop, participants will learn the essential design elements of PBL, meaningful ways to integrate technology as an integral component in student engagement and motivation, and instructional strategies to support student learning. With PBL, we will identify and align student learning goals, construct driving questions to support sustained inquiry, and maximize authenticity, in addition to offering student choice and voice through the use of technology. Participants will also explore examples of PBL, identify and create assessment frameworks for PBL, and reimagine current curriculum in order to implement Project Based Learning in their classroom.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_35||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_greg-kulowiec||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 18-19)|
|Teaching English with Technology||Teaching English with Technology||San Francisco||Tom Daccord||Tom Daccord||2-day||June 18-19||2-day ticket (June 18-19)||Language arts||Middle School, High School||All devices||Yes||The Teaching English with Technology workshop is an intensive hands on environment that offers hands-on opportunities for English and Language Arts educators to explore practical ways to use technology to enrich the study of literature, poetry, grammar and writing. The workshop will explore innovative ideas, effective techniques, and thoughtful plans for incorporating Web-based resources, G Suite for Education, apps, mobile devices, and new and emerging technologies into classroom instruction of English and Language Arts.
Participants will examine examples of the best ELA-related web sites, work with innovative tools to help improve student reading and writing, and develop skills with emerging technologies such as Google Add-Ons, Chrome Extensions, social networks and more. Participants will also learn strategies to build creative, collaborative, and community-minded classrooms.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_37||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-daccord||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 18-19)|
|Teaching Foreign Language with Technology||Teaching Foreign Language with Technology||San Francisco||Tom Daccord||Tom Daccord||2-day||June 20-21||2-day ticket (June 20-21)||Foreign language||Middle School, High School||All devices||Yes||This intensive workshop will offer hands-on opportunities for Foreign Language / World Language educators to explore practical ways to use technology to enhance instruction through the 5C's framework (Communication, Creativity, Culture, Community, and Critical Thinking) — with specific attention to listening, speaking and writing skills. The workshop will explore innovative ideas, effective techniques, and thoughtful plans for incorporating Web-based resources, apps, social media, mobile devices, and emerging technologies into foreign language classrooms with an eye towards building communication skills, creativity and critical thinking.
Participants will examine the best language-acquisition resources, work with innovative tools and apps to help students practice and improve their speaking, listening and writing skills, develop fluency with Web and app technologies and online social media, and learn how to connect students with others from around the world. Examples of technology use in foreign language classrooms will be drawn from a variety of contexts and languages, and the workshop is appropriate for teachers of any foreign language. The combination of presentations, resources, and hands-on exploration will leave participants with tools and strategies to build creative, collaborative, and community-minded classrooms of the 21st century.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_38||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-daccord||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 20-21)|
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