D Sessions

2:40- 4:00

Session 1: TK-5 Report Cards

  • Presenters: Mary Cashen, Sanjay Makhijani, Richard Swerdlow
  • Room: 320
  • Description: Teachers will explore the content of the SFUSD report card, collaborate with grade level colleagues to understand how to use the teacher guide and learn how to enter grades in Synergy.
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 2: We are sorry, the PE presentation has been cancelled.

Session 3: Maximizing Para Support!

  • Presenters: Sheila Adams
  • Room: 324
  • Description: Paraprofessionals play a key role in student progress. Learn ideas on how to organize their time during instructional time.
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 4: Getting Started: SFUSD’s Secondary E/LA Core Curriculum & Integrated ELD (Grades 9-12)*

  • Presenters: Erin O'Brien
  • Room: 302
  • Description: An introduction to SFUSD's E/LA Pk-12 Core Curriculum and the Comprehensive Approach to Literacy.
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 5: Get Your Attendance and Grade Book Online! *Required for 6-12

  • Presenters: Paul Goesling
  • Room: 344
  • Description: All new teachers need to learn how to accurately take attendance and leverage our gradebook platform via Synergy. Attend this 1 hour get up and go session to get the basics that will have you ready for day one!
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 6: EL & SpEd: Dual-Identified Students

  • Presenters: Christina Wong, Velma Vieth, Corinne Vega
  • Room: 314
  • Description: SFUSD is under a consent decree for the LAU Plan. Know the background and learn the details of IEP compliance .
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 7: Getting Started: SFUSD’s Elementary E/LA Core Curriculum & Integrated ELD (Grades TK-2)*

  • Presenters: Mary Farr
  • Room: 300
  • Description: An introduction to SFUSD's E/LA Pk-12 Core Curriculum and the Comprehensive Approach to Literacy
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 8: SpEd 101

  • Presenters: Corrina McGraw and Ricki Jo Scott
  • Room: Library
  • Description: Summary review of pertinent Special Education topics. We will cover Educational Benefit, Progress Monitoring, teacher roles, responsibilities and collaboration.
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 9: Secondary Science In SFUSD, Grades 6-12

  • Presenters: Sarah Delaney
  • Room: 338
  • Description: In this session secondary science teachers will learn about the core curriculum, the implementation of the NGSS and resources available to them. Included in this presentation will be information on how to get involved in curriculum work, what our science education partners can provide and how to take students on field trips safely.
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Session 10: No Nonsense Nurturer Online Classroom Management Course

  • Presenters: Caroline Satoda, Vanessa Hutchinson-Szekely, Patrick Hennessey, Lori Murakami, Tom Nishimura, Alma Alberto and Kelly Reimer
  • Room: 340
  • Description: Learn how to be a "No Nonsense Nurturer" teacher whos develop strong, positive relationships with your students and their caregivers and establish clear expectations for students.
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

New Counselors Session

  • Presenters: Jenny Rong
  • Room: 306
  • Handouts and Materials: Click HERE

Drop in sessions: For anyone that needs a schedule change

  • Credentials in the Cafeteria

Drop in Session: Setting the Context & Racial Autobiography in Room 326 (Educators will shift the lens through which they look at their classrooms. They will walk away with an awareness of implicit bias and stereotype threat, while also building capacity to have productive conversations about the impact of race in order to improve learning outcomes for each and every student.) Click here for session materials.

  • Tier 1 & 2 Behavior Strategies for teachers TK-5+ in Room 316