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Thursday, October 14

8:30am PDT

Friday, October 15

1:00pm PDT

Establishing a Wolf Pack: Building Up a Student-Led Peer Mentoring Program
Strength is in the pack,” folks say, and so creating systems of support for students is essential to generating an environment they can thrive in. Empowering students to support each other in school cultural practices and executive functioning skills is a dynamic way to entrust young adults with setting the cultural norms of empathy, accountability, and collaboration within their community.  Join us to learn about DVC’s Peer Mentors program with pointers on how to start up such a student-led organization at your own school.

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Donald Puathasnanon

Algebra Teacher, DVC Leadership Advisor, Da Vinci Communications
Donald Puathasnanon holds the honors of being the tallest (6’4”) and having the longest last name (12 letters) at Da Vinci Communications. Raised in Granada Hills, he did not travel very far to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from UCLA. He also received a Master... Read More →
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Dani Guerrero

World History, Da Vinci Communications
Dani Stephan Guerrero teaches World History at Da Vinci Communications. She is a HUGE history nerd. Born and raised in the Inland Empire, Dani double majored at Azusa Pacific University and received her B.A. in History and English (Literature Concentration). She then attended California... Read More →

Friday October 15, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
2204 (Ali) @ DVS (2nd Floor)

1:00pm PDT

What are the Real Variables in Today’s Math Class?
There are many more variables than just x in the math class, such as socio-emotional learning, culturally-relevant teaching, and equity for all learners. We will share some strategies (and take some from participants as well) that address these modes thru Project Based Learning, Mastery Based Grading, and Constructivist Learning. We don’t have all the answers but we’ll tackle the big questions together.

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Frank Divinagracia

Math Teacher, Da Vinci Science
Frank Divinagracia, a native of Hawthorne, joined Da Vinci Schools during the inaugural 2009-2010 school year. Prior to Da Vinci, he taught as an Olympian at Leuzinger High School for 13 years, where he served as a teacher, department chair, instructional coach, and mentor. He also... Read More →

Friday October 15, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
2305 (Divinagracia) @ DVS (2nd Floor)
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