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Saturday, February 24
 

9:45am

Learn to Solder - SESSION FULL - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - SESSION FULL
Participants will learn the basics of soldering and how to bring soldering into their own classrooms.
Safety and material selection will be covered.  Recommended for 6-8th grade teachers

Speakers
avatar for Mike Meneghetti

Mike Meneghetti

Robotics/Engineering Teacher, Stanley Middle School Lafayette School District
Michael Meneghetti is a Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Finalist, a Eukel Award Winner, and kid at heart. He teaches middle school engineering and robotics, with a strong background in science and math.


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
A3

9:45am

Nature Advocates (Vendor)
We want to support school science programs to include STEM and STEAM concepts and to be leaders in environmental education. The Gardens’ has taught NGSS to students across Contra Costa County and inspires them to ask questions, record data and use their results to make changes.  We will teach teachers as if they were the students in one or two of our Natural Science classes.  We will ask them to investigate the nature they see on campus or explore and compare what they find in a fossil dig.  We will then build on this teacher experience in an interactive workshop focused how to guide students to be nature advocates. Some examples that we have seen so far this year have been a regular trash pick-ups on campus and building barriers to protect potential habitats against foot traffic.  Finally, we will show teachers how to use the resources available through the California Education and Environmental Initiative to extend the lessons and ideas that we present to their students at all grade levels.

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JDBzv7NTADFwsige_zJ2nAmgozKaLI8_i2oRUhGJ5yw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens at Heather Farms
AM

Arlene Molina

Gardens at Heather Farms
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms
RS

Rei Scampavia

Gardens at Heather Farms
MT

Miyase Tuncman

Gardens at Heather Farms


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
A4

9:45am

Phenomena and Engineering : An Alarming Idea
Engineering with Phenomena =NGSS! Learn how to use phenomena and engineering to create exciting, NGSS aligned experiences for your students.

Speakers
JR

Jan Robertson

Science TOSA
avatar for Mandi Smith

Mandi Smith

STEM TOSA - Sun Terrace


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
B1

9:45am

Teaching Graphics, Animation and Sound Programming (Vendor)
Professional software developer and part-time teacher Dave Briccetti will share how he teaches students to write programs that use 2D and 3D graphics and animation, as well as sound, including speech synthesis and recognition. He’ll guide you, during the session, through writing a short JavaScript program to animate 3D objects, using p5.js. Then he’ll show some more advanced programs, in Java, Scala, and Python that students can work up to, while pointing out areas where this work overlaps with geometry, trigonometry and physics.

All software presented is free or open source.

Resources: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yTVaL2QB3V9Z4I_LIkiKpe24w4dce7Mu

Speakers
avatar for Dave Briccetti

Dave Briccetti

Owner, Dave Briccetti Software LLC
Programming, sound, music, computer speech, Arduino, Raspberry Pi.


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
S3

9:45am

“On your mark, get set, go!”
Come experience a math lab where students design LEGO pull-back cars and collect data by racing vehicles! This hands-on session provides STEM integration and a fun way to introduce functions, units rates, etc. to elementary through middle schools students.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ashleycourtney

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher, Wells Middle School, Dublin USD


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
B6

9:45am

Raspberry Pi Workshop: Crash Course in Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED - SESSION FULL
Bring coding to life in your classroom by integrating physical computing and digital making projects with the Raspberry Pi computer! In this hands-on workshop you'll discover how to use the Raspberry Pi computer to make STEM learning relevant for students by combining electronics projects with programming in popular applications like Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi.

Resources: goo.gl/H6xx2y

Speakers
AH

Amanda Haughs

Campbell Union School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 3:00pm
E6

11:15am

Nature Advocates (Vendor)
We want to support school science programs to include STEM and STEAM concepts and to be leaders in environmental education. The Gardens’ has taught NGSS to students across Contra Costa County and inspires them to ask questions, record data and use their results to make changes.  We will teach teachers as if they were the students in one or two of our Natural Science classes.  We will ask them to investigate the nature they see on campus or explore and compare what they find in a fossil dig.  We will then build on this teacher experience in an interactive workshop focused how to guide students to be nature advocates. Some examples that we have seen so far this year have been a regular trash pick-ups on campus and building barriers to protect potential habitats against foot traffic.  Finally, we will show teachers how to use the resources available through the California Education and Environmental Initiative to extend the lessons and ideas that we present to their students at all grade levels.

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JDBzv7NTADFwsige_zJ2nAmgozKaLI8_i2oRUhGJ5yw/edit#slide=id.p

Speakers
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens at Heather Farms
AM

Arlene Molina

Gardens at Heather Farms
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms
RS

Rei Scampavia

Gardens at Heather Farms
MT

Miyase Tuncman

Gardens at Heather Farms


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
A4

11:15am

Start a Vex Robotics Club or Competition Team!
Vex IQ is an entire robotics ecosystem, including hardware, curriculum, competition, and community! With Vex, activities can range from building bots from instructions to designing, fabricating, and programming a custom robot to compete! Each year, students have to engineer a new robot to play a different game, challenging them to grab, sort, lift, and move objects. Come join students and teachers of the Diocese of Oakland to learn how you can get started with Vex robotics competition!
***Resources: www.dreyf.us/sym18


Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Catholic Schools Diocese Of Oakland
EBCUE Communications DirectorDirector of Educational Technology - Diocese of Oakland
avatar for Heather Gibbons

Heather Gibbons

Tech Coordinator, Saint Leo the Great and Our Lady of Grace Schools
I have spent 20 years in STEM education with the goal of inspiring an interest in STEM and making STEM accessible to everyone. I am currently focussed on Tech Education as a tool for empowering education.


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
M2

11:15am

Teaching Graphics, Animation and Sound Programming (Vendor)
Professional software developer and part-time teacher Dave Briccetti will share how he teaches students to write programs that use 2D and 3D graphics and animation, as well as sound, including speech synthesis and recognition. He’ll guide you, during the session, through writing a short JavaScript program to animate 3D objects, using p5.js. Then he’ll show some more advanced programs, in Java, Scala, and Python that students can work up to, while pointing out areas where this work overlaps with geometry, trigonometry and physics.

All software presented is free or open source. 

Resources: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yTVaL2QB3V9Z4I_LIkiKpe24w4dce7Mu

Speakers
avatar for Dave Briccetti

Dave Briccetti

Owner, Dave Briccetti Software LLC
Programming, sound, music, computer speech, Arduino, Raspberry Pi.


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
S3

11:15am

What is Computer Science?
What is computer science and why is it important? This session will focus on what computer science is and how you start this in your classroom. Code.org has comprehensive K-12 CS Curriculum. The curriculum is Free and accessible to all teachers.
Please bring a device to look at the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Elliott

Margaret Elliott

C-STEM Teacher/TIL, Foothill Middle School
Middle School Engineering and Robotics Teacher, Robotics Club Adviser, Technology Integration Leader, Nerd, Geek, Disneyland Lover, Tired!



Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C1

11:15am

“On your mark, get set, go!”
Come experience a math lab where students design LEGO pull-back cars and collect data by racing vehicles! This hands-on session provides STEM integration and a fun way to introduce functions, unit rates, etc. to elementary through middle schools students.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ashleycourtney

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher, Wells Middle School, Dublin USD


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
B6

11:15am

Gamify Learning with Breakout EDU!
What better way to learn about Breakout EDU than to experience it? In this hands-on session participants will get a chance to play a game and learn how to gamify ANY content area with BreakoutEDU.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Clausen

Chris Clausen

Principal, MDUSD
Title I SchoolEL School1:1 School (almost)


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
B1

1:30pm

Nature Advocates (Vendor)
We want to support school science programs to include STEM and STEAM concepts and to be leaders in environmental education. The Gardens’ has taught NGSS to students across Contra Costa County and inspires them to ask questions, record data and use their results to make changes.  We will teach teachers as if they were the students in one or two of our Natural Science classes.  We will ask them to investigate the nature they see on campus or explore and compare what they find in a fossil dig.  We will then build on this teacher experience in an interactive workshop focused how to guide students to be nature advocates. Some examples that we have seen so far this year have been a regular trash pick-ups on campus and building barriers to protect potential habitats against foot traffic.  Finally, we will show teachers how to use the resources available through the California Education and Environmental Initiative to extend the lessons and ideas that we present to their students at all grade levels.

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JDBzv7NTADFwsige_zJ2nAmgozKaLI8_i2oRUhGJ5yw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens at Heather Farms
AM

Arlene Molina

Gardens at Heather Farms
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms
RS

Rei Scampavia

Gardens at Heather Farms
MT

Miyase Tuncman

Gardens at Heather Farms


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
A4

1:30pm

Start a Vex Robotics Club or Competition Team!
Vex IQ is an entire robotics ecosystem, including hardware, curriculum, competition, and community! With Vex, activities can range from building bots from instructions to designing, fabricating, and programming a custom robot to compete! Each year, students have to engineer a new robot to play a different game, challenging them to grab, sort, lift, and move objects. Come join students and teachers of the Diocese of Oakland to learn how you can get started with Vex robotics competition!
***Resources: www.dreyf.us/sym18


Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Catholic Schools Diocese Of Oakland
EBCUE Communications DirectorDirector of Educational Technology - Diocese of Oakland
avatar for Heather Gibbons

Heather Gibbons

Tech Coordinator, Saint Leo the Great and Our Lady of Grace Schools
I have spent 20 years in STEM education with the goal of inspiring an interest in STEM and making STEM accessible to everyone. I am currently focussed on Tech Education as a tool for empowering education.


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
M2

1:30pm

What is Computer Science?
What is computer science and why is it important? This session will focus on what computer science is and how you start this in your classroom. Code.org has comprehensive K-12 CS Curriculum. The curriculum is Free and accessible to all teachers.
Please bring a device to look at the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Elliott

Margaret Elliott

C-STEM Teacher/TIL, Foothill Middle School
Middle School Engineering and Robotics Teacher, Robotics Club Adviser, Technology Integration Leader, Nerd, Geek, Disneyland Lover, Tired!



Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
S3