Summer Institutes - Modesto, CA
University of the Pacific

Course Title

PDSI 9960 Inspiring Teachers to Inspire Learners

3 – 4 Credits Available

Course Information

Date: June 17 – 21, 2019
Time: 8AM – 6PM daily
Greens on Tenth
953 10th Street
Modesto, CA
Credits Available: 3 – 4

Summer Institutes presents

Modesto, CA

This rejuvenating conference includes everything you’ve grown to expect from SI and more.

  • Relational Equity
  • Relevant Standards-Based Presentations
  • Interesting PLC Collaboration Component
  • Place Based Education Day Trips
  • Effective Implementation of the Common Core
  • Important Wellness Activities
  • Innovative Technology
  • Replenish, Rejuvenate & Remember Why You Teach.
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PBIS, SEL, STEAM, PBE, PLC & Teacher Wellness 5-Day Training | Earn 3-4 Credits

Course Information

  • 3 credits (45 hours) – Passing grade: Attendance & journaling.
    Letter grade: Passing requirements, plus written reports on presenters
  • 4 credits (60 hours) – Passing grade & letters grades same as 3 credits, plus one PBE Day or independent study book reading/report.
  • University of the Pacific (non-profit/WASC approved)
  • Save money with Early Bird registration and Group Rates! (3 or more from the same school)

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The Summer Institutes Difference

Attending a Summer Institutes Conference provides more than just a way to earn additional teaching certification credits, opportunities to earn salary advancement credits, or obtaining professional clock hours. We want to be your partner throughout your continuing education journey. Whether it’s listening to one of our engaging presenters, attending a PBE (Place Based Education) workshop, sharing peer expertise in PLC’s, or participating in a wellness activity or stress reduction class,  we’re committed to providing you with the maximum return on your investment. You’ll leave our conferences feeling refreshed, replenished, and rejuvenated. Bottom line: we care about you!

Salary Advancement Credits Teaching Certification Credits Wellness Options Stress Reduction Place-Based Education

What Makes Summer Institutes Unique?

Featured Presenter: Mary Asgill

Spend a day with SCOE Teacher of the Year, Mary Asgill.

Summer Institutes – Mary Asgill

Mary Asgill

SCOE Teacher of the Year

Title: Mindfulness Practices for Teacher Sustainability

Mary Asgill, the 2016 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, has been a secondary school English Language Arts teacher and consultant with the Great Valley Writing Project for over 20 years. Part of her work with teachers is designed to ensure that they practice resilience strategies to maintain the focus, creativity, and contentment needed to teach their content without feeling overwhelmed and burned out. Teachers will leave this workshop with research-based strategies to support themselves and their students as they navigate the stressful challenges of teaching, learning, and life.

Featured Presenter: Luke Hibbard

Spend a day with Ross Middle School Principal Luke Hibbard.

Luke Hibbard

Luke Hibbard

Ross Junior High Principal

Title: Taking on Discipline

PBIS  Learn how a middle school is leveraging Positive Behavior Implementation and Supports to reduce the amount of discipline on campus.

Title: Technology and the 21st Century Classroom

A look into the SAMR model of technology integration.  participants will learn about tools to engage and encourage students to be active participants rather than passive listeners.

Additional Presenters

Additional Presenters coming soon.

Site Coordinator: Scott Ricardo

Scott Ricardo, President/Founder of Summer Institutes

Scott Ricardo


Scott Ricardo will be facilitating the Modesto SI Conference.

Scott will be covering the follow topics during the summit:

  •     Relationship building based on care, hope & trust
  •     Mindfulness practices to decrease stress
  •     Social & Emotional Wellness
  •     Subject/Grade level PLC Facilitator
  •     Place Based Education
  •     Wellness Education

STEM Place-Based Education Day

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

STEM Place-Based Education Day trip to the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Conference Fees & Registration

Take advantage of Early Bird prices through April 15, 2019! Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

View the conference rates and available options below. Select the option that works for you and add to cart to continue registration. There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1st.


Early Bird Pricing – Register before April 15th and and save $90.00!

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Location & Directions

This event will take place at Greens on Tenth located at 4953 10th Street, Modesto, CA.


Greens on Tenth

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From STEM…

“Hard at work at Summer Institutes.”
Film provided by Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year and nationally known as “The Rappin’ Mathematician” http://alexkajitani.com


“Taking STEM to the next level with STEAM learning opportunities and activities.”
Film provided by Art Teacher Cassidee Dermond, https://cassideesartgallery.weebly.com.