Berkeley teachers, principals, and staff have been taking advantage of all kinds of summer learning opportunities available to them; some have traveled far and wide to broaden their horizons and expand teaching tools, while others are taking advantage of learning that is available right here at home.
Here’s just a sampling of district-sponsored opportunities for teachers and staff to be students again:
Cultural Competency Foundational Academy: A three full-day academy that is providing participants with foundational knowledge for infusing culturally responsive practices into their work with students, families, and co-workers.
Exploring the Influence of Culture on Individual Identity and the Schooling Experience
Examining the Influence of Power and Privilege on the Educational Process
Discovering Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices to Facilitate Learning
DigiTech Summer Institute: Instructional Technology Workshops Led by BUSD Teachers
|✩ Favorite iPad Apps for Young Students||✩ Getting Started with Google Classroom|
|✩ Technology for Formative Assessment||✩ Getting to Know your Chromebook|
|✩ Making videos to demonstrate HW concepts for kids and families and posting them on a class web site.||✩ Creating, Annotating, Organizing and Sharing Videos for Instruction using YouTube and EdPuzzle|
|✩ Video Chatting Between Classrooms and With Experts in the Field||✩ Internet Research, Searching and Evaluating Sources|
|✩ Creating Digital Portfolios with See Saw||✩ Integrating Technology in Elementary Science|
|✩ Building Math Activities with Desmos Activity Builder||✩ Differentiating Instruction in Non-Fiction Reading with NewsELA|
|✩ Using Google Maps to Develop Students’ Geography Skills||✩ Basic and Advanced uses of Google Docs. for editing and peer editing|
This workshop is focused on deepening Common Core curriculum by approaching our application standards through maker technology. Teachers will be introduced to simple yet effective activities to engage learners through design thinking, maker materials, and technology. Activities for 6th grade are specifically designed to promote the Common Core math and science standards.
More information about new teacher training and support programs can be found here.