Saturday Seminar Series at Albany Middle School

A FREE Professional Development Series for K-12 Teachers and Administrators presented by the Bay Area Mathematics, Science and Writing Projects

Where: Albany Middle School
1250 Brighton Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
When: 8:45 am – 12:45 pm
Keynote begins promptly at 9:00 am
Light refreshments: Coffee, tea, and bagels
For more information about upcoming events please contact
Carolyn Billingsley at [masked] or call (510)[masked]

October 5th, 2013 – Striving for Equity
What does it mean to develop educational environments that are relevant and responsive? As educators, how are we addressing equity in our classrooms, in our schools? Join us in conversation as we reflect and share current research ideas and practices.
Keynote: Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and Director of the Educational Equity Initiative at the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED), AND is a high school teacher in East Oakland. For more info: http://rosesinconcrete.org/
http://sciencestage.com/v/42741/tedxgoldengateed-jeff-duncan-andrade.html

January 25th, 2014 - Transitioning to Meaningful Assessments
Join colleagues across grade levels, subject areas and school districts as we learn to design and refine formative assessments and use the results to target our instruction. How can we equip students with the language and skills they need to meet Common Core Standards and demonstrate their understanding? How can we work together at our schools and in our districts to make sense of what students produce and use their work to inform our teaching? This morning will be devoted to using the Cycle of Inquiry to improve instruction and performance.
Keynote: Tim Dewar: After receiving his PhD in English education from UC Santa Barbara, Tim Dewar joined the faculty in the Department of Secondary Education at the State University of New York, New Paltz as an Assistant Professor teaching courses in English education and coordinating the undergraduate English education program. He is a specialist in the teaching and assessment of writing, in research on classroom practices, and in the professional development of teachers of English and the language arts. He also served as a co-director of the Hudson Valley Writing Project.

March 1, 2014 – Building STEAM
In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to creativity as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art and Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the 20th. Join us as we explore strategies to engage students in STEAM.
Keynote: Emily Pilloton; Emily founded Project H to use design to empower people, amplify the raw brilliance of youth, and to get her hands dirty after too many years in an office. Trained in architecture (UC Berkeley) and product design (SAIC), Emily believes in design as an honest process of building and activism for community benefit. Most days she resides in the Studio H classroom/shop with her high school students, but travels occasionally for lectures and workshops around the world. A California girl, runner, border collie lover, and unwavering optimist, she has appeared on the TED stage and the Colbert Report, and authored the book Design Revolution.

Sponsored by:

The Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) The Bay Area Science Project (BASP)
The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP)

October 5th, 2013 – Striving for Equity

What does it mean to develop educational environments that are relevant and responsive? As educators, how are we addressing equity in our classrooms, in our schools? Join us in conversation as we reflect and share current research ideas and practices.
Keynote: Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and Director of the Educational Equity Initiative at the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED), AND is a high school teacher in East Oakland. For more info: http://rosesinconcrete.org/
http://sciencestage.com/v/42741/tedxgoldengateed-jeff-duncan-andrade.html

January 25th, 2014 - Transitioning to Meaningful Assessments
Join colleagues across grade levels, subject areas and school districts as we learn to design and refine formative assessments and use the results to target our instruction. How can we equip students with the language and skills they need to meet Common Core Standards and demonstrate their understanding? How can we work together at our schools and in our districts to make sense of what students produce and use their work to inform our teaching? This morning will be devoted to using the Cycle of Inquiry to improve instruction and performance.

Keynote: Tim Dewar: After receiving his PhD in English education from UC Santa Barbara, Tim Dewar joined the faculty in the Department of Secondary Education at the State University of New York, New Paltz as an Assistant Professor teaching courses in English education and coordinating the undergraduate English education program. He is a specialist in the teaching and assessment of writing, in research on classroom practices, and in the professional development of teachers of English and the language arts. He also served as a co-director of the Hudson Valley Writing Project.
March 1, 2014 – Building STEAM
In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to creativity as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art and Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the 20th. Join us as we explore strategies to engage students in STEAM.
Keynote: Emily Pilloton; Emily founded Project H to use design to empower people, amplify the raw brilliance of youth, and to get her hands dirty after too many years in an office. Trained in architecture (UC Berkeley) and product design (SAIC), Emily believes in design as an honest process of building and activism for community benefit. Most days she resides in the Studio H classroom/shop with her high school students, but travels occasionally for lectures and workshops around the world. A California girl, runner, border collie lover, and unwavering optimist, she has appeared on the TED stage and the Colbert Report, and authored the book Design Revolution.

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