Pre-Conference Options

Title: Differentiating Instruction: Providing ALL Students Access to STEAM Across the Curriculum
Presenter: Savanna Flakes
Date / Time: April 25th, 2019 / 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Cost: $125

Our vision of equity is for ALL students to have access to meaningful STEAM opportunities across the curriculum. By integrating STEAM activities across the curriculum, we support our students in developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. If we deliver authentic and rich STEAM integration experiences, we provide our student a rich language atmosphere of inquiry through questioning, discussion, experimentation, and reflection. Teachers will gain practical ways to enhance STEAM learning in their classrooms. Through experiential learning, teachers will experience captivating, low- to no-cost, hands-on demonstrations, lessons and projects that will get their students excited about learning and doing math and science. Teachers will explore resources and best practices for incorporating STEM Career Explorations and career choices in their classroom instruction. During the workshop, teachers will have opportunities to collaborate, develop STEAM Lessons, and differentiate instruction using evidenced-based practices to support academic language across the curriculum. As a result of this workshop, teachers will understand key components to successfully enhance STEAM learning across all contents and offer rich learning opportunities to their EL students.

For more information on Savanna Flakes, please click here.

Highline School Visit
Date / Time: April 25th, 2019 / 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $125

In the morning, participants will visit Mount View Elementary, a K-6 Spanish/English dual language school that launched in 2009, serving the White Center area of Southwest Seattle. The school has a school-wide 50/50 model in grades K-3 with all students enrolled in dual language and a strand model in grades 4-6. After lunch we’ll travel to Cascade Middle School, a 7th and 8th grade school with a Spanish/English dual language program that serves about 25% of their students. This program launched in 2015 and serves Latino students and students from many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Students in this program study math in Spanish, science in English and have a humanities block that is shared between a Spanish and an English teacher who collaborate across content areas.

Bellevue School Visit
Date / Time: April 25th, 2019 / 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $125

In the morning participants will visit Jing Mei Elementary, a Mandarin Balanced two way 90/10 model. Jing Mei started in 2011, moving into their own school site in 2014 and expanding from a strand to a school wide model. Visitors will see classes at various grade levels.

In the afternoon participants will visit Highland Middle School, a Spanish balanced two way program. Highland is the Middle School that serves three Spanish dual elementary schools in Bellevue. Spanish Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science are taught in Spanish in 6th and 7th grades. At Highland, the staff is proud of becoming a Dual Language Middle School and has a strong commitment to the three pillars of Dual Language. Administrators will share about the journey to become a dual language school. Here we will also meet a student panel that will share about their school experiences.