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|
|Creative Uses of iPads in the Elementary Classroom||Creative Uses of iPads in the Elementary Classroom||San Francisco||Avra Robinson||Avra Robinson||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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Instructor||Duration||Date (s)||Topics||Grade Level||Device||Grad Credit|