Upcoming Professional Development:
- March 14, 2015: Riverside County Common Core Symposium, Keynote, Riverside, CA
- March 19-21, 2015: Annual CUE Conference, How to AR Like a 'G', Palm Springs, CA
- June 15-19, 2015: PSUSD Common Core Conference, Integrating Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, Palm Springs, CA
From Tech to Common Core
An early adopter of both educational technology, Common Core, and other instructional methods, I am happy to have had the opportunity to share what I know. I am a California Teacher of the Year and will be recognized in March as the 2015 CUE Outstanding Teacher. My students are also award winning, recognized most recently with a 2014 California Media Festival award for Best Storytelling. Their film, "Lost Ships," premiered at the Palm Springs International Short Fest during June 2014 as part of the DigiCom Film Festival Showcase.
Other Training Resources:
Please feel free to download any of these other training resources that were made available during sessions. All files are PDF, so they are readable on any device.
Where to Find Student-Created Video Samples:
In workshops and sessions, I frequently show samples of student-created work. I think it's powerful for teachers to see real products made by real kids in an average classroom. Some of the presentations on this page are exported Keynotes, in which the multimedia components were not preserved for viewing. All of the student-work samples may be found in one of two places:
My Vimeo Channel: Room 208
You can view the work of JWMS AV Club students on this channel, and some of the best work from students in my core classes (Language Arts and Social Studies).
My Classroom Website: Room 208
All exemplary student work has been uploaded to my classroom website and appears under the multimedia tab.
PSUSD Common Core Conference: "Rock the Common Core: The ABC's of Film Making"
CUE: "20% Projects are 100% Awesome!"
CUE: "Being Spielberg: Meeting the Common Core with Film Challenges" (workshop)
CUE: "App-solutely Common Core" with Bhavini Patel
SGVCUE: "Meeting Common Core with Digital Film Challenges"
SGVCUE: "App-solutely Common Core"
"How to Flip Your Classroom Like a Champion"
"Introduction to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)"
"Advanced iMovie Tips and Tricks"
Delivered: Fall 2012 for PSUSD
"Screencasting and Flipped Classrooms" (co-presented with John Stevens)
Delivered: Fall 2012 Cahuilla CUE Mini Tech Fair
"36 Apps Every Teacher Should Use"
Delivered: Fall 2012 Cahuilla CUE Mini Tech Fair; November 2012 BYOD Training for PSUSD
Delivered: Fall 2012 for PSUSD
"Digital Storytelling: Connecting Standards to Movie-Making"
Delivered: 2012 CUE in Palm Springs; 2011 and 2012 Fall Cahuilla CUE Mini-Tech Fairs; 2011 and 2012 PSUD 3-Day iMovie Workshops. (Video clips accessible on www.packwoman.com)
"iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials"
Delivered: 2012 CUE in Palm Springs (Video clips accessible on www.packwoman.com)
"Integrating iPads: A Gallery Walk"
Delivered: Spring 2012 for PSUSD iPad Trailblazers (Pilot Teachers). (Video clips accessible on www.packwoman.com)
"Integrating iPads in the Classroom"
Delivered: February 2012 James Workman Middle School