B Tech E


The Berryessa Technology Extravaganza (B Tech E) is an annual Saturday professional development day hosted by the Technology Services department. The event features a keynote, breakout sessions, vendor tables, breakfast, lunch, and door prizes. Our vendor sponsors help support the event by providing the meals, door prizes, attendee gifts (swag), and tables showing off their latest technology items.
 
The second-annual B Tech E will be held March 9, 2019 at Majestic Way Elementary School at 1855 Majestic Way, San Jose, CA 95132. The event will last from 8:00am until 1:30pm. The schedule for the day is:

 

8:00am-8:30am - Registration and Breakfast

8:30am-9:15am - Welcome and Keynote

9:15am-1:30pm - Vendor Tables Open

9:30am-10:30am - Breakout Sessions

10:45am-11:45am - Breakout Sessions

11:45am-12:30pm - Vendor Table Visits and Collegial Conversations

12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch, Door Prize Drawing

 
Registration for BUSD staff is now available.
 
Keynote: 
Joe Marquez is a leader in technology and K-12 Educational Strategist for CDW-G. His innovating spirit, outgoing attitude, and outrageous personality has earned him the coveted titles of Certified Google Innovator, Certified Google Trainer, Common Sense Ambassador, Apple Teacher, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. Joe is an Adjunct Professor for the Fresno Pacific University Educational Technology Master's Program and guest instructor for the Fresno State Teacher Track Academy and Teachers Pathway T.A.C.O.S (Technology, Aerospace, and Collaboration Opportunities in STEM) Summer Institute. Joe is also the Founder of the professional development site www.SonsOfTechnology.com,
 
Breakout Sessions:
Session 1, 9:30am - 10:30am:
Room Presenter Title Description
 FIS Gena Pacada, SCCOE Amplify Student Learning with Seesaw  Come and learn about 1 digital tool that will allow you to amplify what you are already doing in your classroom and spark new and creative ideas for student learning.
 B5 Kaylyn Henson, Benchmark Education Using Benchmark Universe Resources and Online Assessments to Enhance Learning Practice site navigation and locate frequently used components. Learn about online resources that help support instruction and allow opportunities for interactive engaging practice. Learn about: Navigating within Benchmark Universe in both Whole Group, Small Group, and Assessments.
 D11 Steve Mok, Noble Elementary Technology Showcase Learn about the technology items used in Noble's Flexible Instructional Space including Piper, VR, Littlebits, and Ozobots!
 D12 Susan Papert, Morrill Middle EdPuzzle: A Tool for All Subjects Come find out how to use EdPuzzle for student engagement, flipping your classroom, formative assessments, preassessments, or RTI. Please bring a laptop to this session.
 E15 Rachel Medeiros, Amplified EDU / Google  Google Classroom: The Ultimate Teacher's Assistant Google Classroom is the ultimate teacher’s assistant. Come learn how Google Classroom will organize files, communicate with parents, make copies, grade quizzes, and support student learning. By attending this session, Google Classroom, your new TA, will be ready to start on Monday. Please bring a laptop or tablet to this session.
 F17 Abby Almerido, SCCOE Play: Our Brain's Favorite Way to Learn  Play is our brain's favorite way to learn! Learn the science behind what makes play so powerful in developing critical thinking and fostering a strong culture 1 minute at a time. Walk away with easy-to-implement, quick strategies you can try out on Monday.
 F16 Amey Laud, ClassHero ClassHero Learn how the ClassHero math program gives teachers superpowers: x-ray vision to see differentiated needs, super strength capable of lifting an entire class' assessment scores and teaching tools that transform educators into heroes.
 
Session 2, 10:45am - 11:45am:
Room Presenter Title Description
 FIS Gena Pacada, SCCOE Digital Storytelling  Spark creativity using digital storytelling tools and strategies that help students engage deeply with content. You will have the opportunity to experience tools that capture stories in the form of images, audio, and video recordings, digital books, animations and more!
 B5 Kaylyn Henson, Benchmark Education Using Benchmark Universe Resources and Online Assessments to Enhance Learning This session is designed to help educators practice site navigation and locate frequently used components. Teachers will learn about online resources that help support instruction and allow opportunities for interactive engaging practice. Participants attending this session will learn about Navigating within Benchmark Universe in both Whole Group, Small Group, and Assessments.
D12 Michael Halasz, HMH Utilizing Digital Resources on HMH’s Ed Your Friend In Learning Platform Through the Lens of HMH CA Science Dimensions Learn about HMH's Ed Digital Platform and Science Dimensions Program.
 E15 Rachel Medeiros, Amplified EDU / Google Google Chrome for Teaching & Learning Google Chrome is more than just a web browser; it's a repository of resources to support teaching and learning. This session will lead you through setting up your Google Chrome with extensions, bookmarks, and an omnibox in order to maximize your workflow and support diverse student needs. Please bring a laptop to this session.
 F17 Abby Almerido, SCCOE Empowering ELLs in the Google Age Get your ELLs speaking and writing more through these highly engaging, low-prep, easy-to-implement strategies that support academic language development. Using Google Cultural Institute, StreetView, and YouTube, these lessons will allow students to practice high-level cognitive skills and consider the world from different perspectives.
 
F16
Bob Elliott, Nasco Education STEMFUSE: Digital STEM Curriculum for the 21st Century Experience project-based learning using topic-drive challenges, coding game activities, and 3D modeling projects. Challenges will engage students to understand how STEM is tied to the content they're learning in the classroom.
 
Door Prizes:
The Responsive Teaching Toolkit and Oral Reading Records from Benchmark Universe, Chromebook 14 from Acer, HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 from Office Depot, Ozobot Robots from Catapult, HoverCam Solo Spark Document Camera from HoverCam, 2 Chromecasts from Google, 2 Digital Headphones from Google, Gift Cards, and more!    
 
Vendor Tables:
Ask your questions and see the latest products from our partners Google, Troxell, CDW-G, Benchmark Education, HMH, Nasco Education, Office Depot, and Technology in Education.
 
The sponsors for the 2019 B Tech E are:
We'd like to thank all of our vendor sponsors for their support. We expect another great day on March 9, 2019!
 
 
 
BUSD Staff enjoying their day at the event
Superintendent Fuentes and TD from Google for Education
Sierramont Principal Chris Mosley at the Troxell table
SCCOEs Abby Almerido leading a breakout session
SCCOEs Abby Almerido leading a breakout session
SCCOEs Gena Pacada leading a breakout session
Troxells Gabriella Zamorano at her table.
Apples Mike Pearce
Diane Mains keynote