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MUHSD Summer Institute- Virtual Edition
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Welcome to the MUHSD 2021 Summer Institute, Virtual Edition
The Merced Union High School District Summer Institute 2021 will take place:
August 2-3 from 9:00AM-3PM on Zoom

To REGISTER for this amazing conference: 
  1. Create a free account in Sched and 
  2. Select your sessions 
Sessions
Select only the sessions that interest you. Earn up to 10 hours of extra compensation (total) for the two days.

Participants will not be compensated for any time in which they leave a session early.  

Pay for Service Contracts
BEFORE THE EVENT: More info will be coming out in the weeks (by email and here on the event website) before this event on how to complete a digital Pay For Service Contract to be compensated

DUIRNG THE EVENT:  Look in the session’s description online (Log in to Sched) for the session’s feedback form.  Submit the FEEDBACK FORM for every session you attend.  Providing feedback for each session is directly tied to earning compensation for the session. Submitting the form is REQUIRED in order to be paid. While we are collecting names/emails to track attendance, your name/email will not be disclosed to the presenter.

To sum up: Complete a digital Pay For Service Contract and provide feedback at the end of each session attended. Following those steps is how you’ll be compensated for your time at the Summer Institute.

Devices
Participants should be logging in for sessions using a fully-charged device (chromebook, laptop) to be prepared for active participation. Cell phone only will not suffice.

For any questions, please read the FAQ below, and/or contact MUHSDInnovatED@muhsd.org
Summer Institute FAQ

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Monday, August 2
 

9:00am PDT

Checking for Understanding with English Language Learners
Teachers will be introduced to and practice methods of checking for understanding specific to English Language Learners. Supporting materials will be provided.

Speakers
HG

Hannah Green

Atwater High School


Monday August 2, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach; Day 1
This is a 6-hour foundation course, broken up into 2, 3 hour sessions, one on Day 1 (Mon.) and the second on Day 2 (Tues.)

Speakers
avatar for Viviana Barajas

Viviana Barajas

Consultant, Merced Union High School District


Monday August 2, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

ACT Skills to Manage Difficult Emotional Experiences Impacting the School Setting While Supporting Teacher and Student Mental Health
This training focuses on building insight into the interaction of emotions & behavior and developing skills to manage our internal experiences and external responses in a way that is driven by our values and promotes modeling of behaviors we desire for ourselves and those in our sphere of influence.


Speakers
KM

Katelyn Mayo, LMFT, PPS

LMFT, Golden Valley High School
SC

Sheri Collins, LCSW, PPS

Merced High School


Monday August 2, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Zoom

10:15am PDT

Feedback for Reading and Writing
Providing feedback for students is something we are not all comfortable with.  I would like to provide some alternative assignments as well as some tips and tricks for providing feedback to students that is timely, effective, and non-time consuming.  

Speakers
avatar for Katie Mesa

Katie Mesa

Teacher, Sequoia High School


Monday August 2, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Building Student Confidence with Self-Assessments
Learning partnerships between students and teachers provide clarity and allow students to know how they are progressing towards their learning goals.  When a student is able to assess their level of engagement and learning their confidence builds as they own the process.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Blake

Melissa Blake

El Capitan High School


Monday August 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Student Choice In Learning & Assessment
Participants will experience using a "choiceboard" for their learning on Universal Design for Learning and then create their own choiceboard for an upcoming assignment.  Participants will leave with several pre-made choiceboards that are ready to use.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Carrillo

Marcia Carrillo

Teacher, Independence High School
Marcia is a passionate educator that has been in education for  over30 years, She is a mom of 5 daughters and a GiGi of 2 grandsons. She enjoys helping teachers create student-centered, engaging lesson plans and learning activities. She loves the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Dodgers... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Zoom

2:15pm PDT

SEL in Action - Engagement Strategies for All
Participants will experience fast engagement strategies that can be utilized in all content areas. These will be timely and fun ways to ensure student connection. Participants will leave with a bank of premade engagement tools - SEL and Nurtured Heart Approach will be heavy topics of discussion. 

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Zorra

Lesley Zorra

Buhach Colony High School


Monday August 2, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Zoom

2:15pm PDT

The Escape World
Escape Classroom lessons can be a great bonding activity for students, while increasing engagement and collaboration. This session will begin with a 10 minute Escape Classroom demo, followed by a 25-30 minute presentation on what escape rooms are and how they can be embedded into the classroom. 

Speakers
AK

Amandip Kaur

Math Teacher, Buhach Colony High School


Monday August 2, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Zoom
 
Tuesday, August 3
 

8:30am PDT

4 Point/Mastery-based Grading
In this session I will explain how I use Mastery-based grading (Or standards-based), why I think it is beneficial in my classroom. I will show you how I set up my aeries and how I grade using a 4 point scale. I have been doing this for 3 years now and have seen how it has benefited my students.

Speakers
avatar for Jesseca Burkhart

Jesseca Burkhart

Buhach Colony High School


Tuesday August 3, 2021 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Discussion Strategies for All Content Areas
Learn about a variety of discussion strategies that are student-centered, encourage deeper learning, and require self-reflection and assessment. Let your students do all the thinking and the talking, and allow yourself to be amazed! Be prepared to participate in a discussion as well!

Speakers
AJ

Allison Jones-Norton

Teacher, Golden Valley High School


Tuesday August 3, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Introduction to Nurtured Heart Approach, Day 2
This is a 6-hour foundation course, broken up into 2, 3 hour sessions, one on Day 1 (Mon.) and the second on Day 2 (Tues.)

Speakers
avatar for Viviana Barajas

Viviana Barajas

Consultant, Merced Union High School District


Tuesday August 3, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Zoom

10:15am PDT

Infographics in Action!
In this training staff will be introduced to infographics and how to effectively use them in the classroom to promote the Four C's as well as engage all students! As an added bonus, student and teacher utilization of infographics will be shared along with examples from other MUHSD staff members!

Speakers
KH

Katilynn Heinrichs

Buhach Colony High School


Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Zoom

12:45pm PDT

NHA in Action in the Classroom and School Setting
*The Foundation course is a prerequisite to this Implementation course.

The purpose of this Nurtured Heart Approach Implementation Course is to give MUHSD staff members, who have participated in the 6 hour NHA Training, an overview of how Yosemite High School successfully implemented the Nurtured Heart Approach school-wide. Specifically, we will look at the creation of new NHA influenced classes (an unofficial mental health pathway), and procedural system changes for interactions with students, parents, and staff. After the presentations we will offer a panel discussion, ending with a Q & A.

Speakers
DH

Donna Hoffart

School Psychologist, East Campus Educational Center
KH

Kou Her

Yosemite High School
CB

Chuck Brown

Yosemite High School
HT

Hou Thao

Science Teacher, Yosemite High School
SW

Sarah Wass

Yosemite High School
avatar for Viviana Barajas

Viviana Barajas

Consultant, Merced Union High School District


Tuesday August 3, 2021 12:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Fostering Growth in Cultural and Linguistic Competence
This workshop is designed to encourage inclusion, respect and cultural  sensitivity between educators and students. We will discuss the interactions of  multiple human identity components; explain the parameters of diversity; increase awareness of cultural barriers,  and promote responsiveness.  

Speakers
SJ

Sharon Jones, LMFT

Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services


Tuesday August 3, 2021 1:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Zoom