Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Innovate@BVSD is Coming!

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We’re excited to share that on June 7th - 8th the BVSD Ed Tech and Innovation departments will host Innovate@BVSD: An Innovative Professional Learning and Pop-up Maker Expo. Register in MyPassport (code: #16666) for BVSD and here for out-of-district registrants!
This two-day event will include a furniture expo, workshop sessions on student learning and engagement, presentations from local maker companies, and visionary presentations on the impact of classroom design on learning. Innovate@BVSD lends direct support to the BVSD Success Effect in developing talent by fueling innovation, discovery, and exploration for our educators.

Workshop sessions, led by BVSD educators, leaders and innovation vendors, cover a wide-range of topics such as maker education, design thinking, teaching in the digital age, and more! You can see the entire session listing on the Innovate@BVSD site.

The Pop-up Maker Expo will be a dynamic, kid and family-friendly event for educators, students, and parents to connect with members of the Maker community and learn about the resources they provide to help student-makers tinker, play, explore, create, and make.   

The Furniture Expo is a way for participants to gain hands-on access to innovative learning spaces designed by our vendors approved for the Bond work in BVSD. We believe that seeing what is available will help educators understand how to develop and teach in these new spaces. This year will also see the introduction of an Innovation Gallery showcasing the work of the architectural firms who have designed our bond schools. Additionally, many of the firms will conduct sessions on the positive impact of innovative, student-centered design.

We encourage BVSD staff to attend professional development like Innovate@BVSD for learning, collaboration, application, and reflection of new ideas for teaching and student engagement!

Find out more information about Innovate@BVSD on the website!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Summer Learnin' Part Two

Let’s review the awesome conferences we have available to us this summer in Summer Learnin' Part One.

Learning at home, from your couch, or the beach? Dive in with these options...

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Click on each educational leader’s name to connect to them on Twitter!

Educational Leader/ Keynote Speaker
Where will they be?
Book(s)- on OverDrive?
Innovate@BVSD keynote June 7
InnEdCO Leadership Academy June 12
InnEdCO Google Academy June 12
InnEdCO Opening keynote June 13
InnEdCO Featured Speaker June 14
InnEdCO Featured Speaker June 15
ISTE keynote June 25
Podcast: Radiolab
ISTE keynote June 27
GAFE keynote Nov. 2017
ISTE keynote June 28