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Happy Hour for Teachers

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Extension Education Programs hosts weekly virtual hour-long sessions for K12 educators on a variety of topics and presenters to address the current environmental impact on the classroom environment, teaching, and learning.

You'll gain access to:

  • Peer teacher network
  • Support and teacher development
  • Virtual teaching resources
  • Subject matter experts and guest speakers

Details:

Every Friday from 4 - 5 pm
Register at https://tinyurl.com/yxhpqhxr and you will be sent the Zoom link. This link will be the same Zoom link you will use throughout this series.


2020 Schedule:

  • September 25
    Higher-Order Thinking in Virtual Learning with Marissa Lopez, Associate Director, Teacher Preparation Program, UC Merced Extension
     
  • October 2
    Compassion Fatigue with Dr. Jacquelyn Ollison, Program Director, CA Teacher Residency (The Lab) at the CDE Foundation
     
  • October 10
    Planning Engaging STEM Lessons Virtually with Kimberly Gonzalez, Undergraduate Intern at CalTeach
     
  • October 16
    Increasing Student Engagement in Remote Learning with NearPods with Nestor Henrriquez, M.Ed., ELD Educator and Co-Department Chair/ELD at Merced High School
     
  • October 23
    Social-Emotional Learning in the Culturally Responsive Social Studies Class with Meg Honey, M.A., Humanities Curriculum Specialist and Educator, Savvas Learning Company (formerly Pearson K12 Education)
     
  • October 30
    Anti-Racist Middle School Science Class with Rosanna Ayers, Director of Youth Education at Biomimicry Institute
     
  • November 6
    You Matter: Voice your commitment to reclaim your wellbeing as you serve others with Alejandra Cortes (Founder) & René Garcia (Co-Founder) of Bienestar Latinx
     
  • November 13
    Open Forum Discussion: A Safe Space for Self Care, General discussion followed with breakout rooms on the following topics: 
    • Distance Technologies
    • Blended Classroom Management Strategies 
    • Blended Engagement Ideas & Resources
    • Virtual Hands-On Activities
       
  • November 20
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching: Can I Do It? Do I Believe It Works? with Michael D. Pierick, M.A.E.E. | Scholar-Practitioner
       
  • December 4
    • College Readiness and STEM Disciplines | Petia Gueoruieva, Ph.D. | Stem Resource Center Coordinator

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Register: https://tinyurl.com/yxhpqhxr