CLS/CART Central Valley Conference
December 2-3, 2016, Clovis, CA
K-12 Student Engagement and
Featuring John Corippo
Discover innovative ways to increase student creativity and engagement in the classroom. At the CLS/CART Workshop, explore strategies to engage students by utilizing project-based learning, innovative instructional approaches, and technology. Learn techniques designed to foster 21st century skills and inspire deeper student understanding through collaboration and choice.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Keynote | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
John Corippo, Director of Academic Innovation for CUE
The Power of Projects: Ways to Engage Students and Release Their Creativity and Passion!
As a co-creator of the project-based learning/tech-centric Minarets High School, and with a long history of being textbook free in his own classroom, Jon Corippo has a unique, creative, and experience-based approach to PBL. Jon will share the planning and mindset needed to implement projects that embrace ALL of the 4Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication.
SPECIAL Hands-on breakout session featuring Jon Corippo
BaseCamp: The Skills Students Need to do BIG Projects | 10:00am – 12:15pm
As a teacher who wants to embrace PBL, your understanding of the key elements that lead to a successful large project is absolutely critical. You can't simply turn kids loose and say "research a topic." Jon Corippo will share ideas to "boot camp" your own class with small, one-period projects that ensure students have the skills they need to be proficient and productive on their bigger projects. Learn about methods for assessing projects that will get fast feedback for students, keep you from grading on weekends, and make sure those projects are getting done on time! Bring your own laptop: many of the activities are not "tablet-friendly."
Session is included with registration and is first-come, first served (register online).
Educator-Led Breakout Sessions | 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Choose from a variety of 1-hour sessions focused on achieving student engagement through cognition and brain-based learning; academic rigor through project-based learning; technology in 21st century classrooms and careers; personalized learning and student choice; and creating thematic integrated curriculum.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Optional Pre-Workshop Session
The CART Experience: Project-Based Learning in Action
CART is a state-of-the-art research and technology facility where 11th and 12th grade students design and collaborate with business and industry partners to complete projects with real world application. Experience CART by interacting with teachers and students in the learning process, and gain an understanding of how project-based learning, embedded technology, integrated instruction, and personalization maximizes student engagement and learning. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the CART facility and see engaging and authentic learning in action.
$99 Saturday (price includes morning coffee/pastries and lunch)
$139 Friday & Saturday (price includes morning coffee/pastries and lunch on Saturday)
All conference activities will be held at The Center for Advanced Research and Technology: 2555 Clovis Ave., Clovis, CA 93612. CART is easily accessible from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Highways 168 and 180 in Fresno. There is no official hotel for this conference, however many hotels are located within a short distance of CART.
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Friday, December 2, 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check-in will open at 11:00 am on Friday and at
7:00 am on Saturday.
Information and schedule are subject to change.
Who Should Attend?
K-12 teachers in all content areas; site administrators and technology specialists; district administrators and technology coordinators.
Schools can apply Title 1, Title 2, Title 3, SIG, LCFF, and SB77 funds to this professional development opportunity.
About CLS and CART
California League of Schools (CLS) is a nonprofit association committed to improving the professional knowledge of educators so all K-12 students may experience academic and life success. The Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) combines rigorous academics with technical, design, process, entrepreneurial, and critical thinking skills.
Prior to 10/2/16 $60 fee; 10/3/16 - 11/2/16; 50% fee; After 11/2/16 no refund.
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