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Thursday, October 14

3:30pm PDT

Meet with a DV team member!
Would you and your team like to request a meeting with a DV team member? Use this time slot to request a meeting with a teacher or administrator to ask questions or resource share. To do so, select this workshop option and email your specific request to Megan Martin at mmartin@davincischools.org.

Thursday October 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Galileo Room (2205) @ Da Vinci Science (2nd Floor)
Friday, October 15

8:30am PDT

Join us for a (FUN) Da Vinci High School Staff Meeting!
Spots are limited. Secure yours by responding to the conference session RSVP survey.
  • 8:30-9 am:  Mingle with the Da Vinci team as they have breakfast and connect at the start of their professional development day
  • 9:00-9:45 am:  Observe a Da Vinci professional development meeting!  It will be more fun than you might think.

Friday October 15, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Galileo Room (2205) @ Da Vinci Science (2nd Floor)

1:00pm PDT

Parents are Our Students First Teachers: How to use a parent newsletter to build parent capacity to support student learning
Join Allegra to learn more about the parent newsletter she sent out to parents of students with IEP when she was the Director of Special Education.  Allegra will share both the path she followed and lesson learned around supporting parents with engaging in the IEP process and helping them reframe their role in the IEP process.  Alongside snapshots of research on parent engagement and student achievement, Allegra will share tips and tools that she used to create a newsletter that positioned parents to better support their child’s unique needs, while also fostering positive interactions between families and our special education staff.

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Allegra Johnson, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Educational Services, Da Vinci Schools
Dr. Allegra Johnson serves as Executive Director of Educational Services. She has been supporting special education students and families at Da Vinci since 2011. She is committed to providing students with the individualized supports they need to be successful at school.Allegra earned... Read More →

Friday October 15, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
2203 (Ichiroku) @ DVS (2nd Floor)

2:15pm PDT

CrossFit Nerd: Support Growth Mindsets and Fitness through CrossFit
We will introduce our CrossFit program and how it is used to support growth mindset in students. Participants will learn growth mindset basics (using Carol Dweck’s research and resources), along with basic CrossFit movements. You will be taken through a warm-up, work out and cool-down.

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Gerard Besina

PLTW Human Body Systems & Psychology, Da Vinci Science
Jay Besina has been a member of the all-star staff at Da Vinci Science since 2011 and teaches Psychology and PLTW Human Body Systems. He is also the head coach at Da Vinci’s onsite CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Nerd. Born in Honolulu, Hawai’i and raised in Oxnard, California, Jay... Read More →
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Aaron Tostado

Engineering & Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Da Vinci Science
As a native of Southern California, Aaron Tostado can’t help but root for the Dodgers and Lakers. However, his hobbies are not limited to sports. Aaron has many interests, ranging from surfing to crafting, making him a true Renaissance man. By day, Aaron is an engineering teacher... Read More →

Friday October 15, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Meet in front of 201 building and look for “Crossfit” group
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