University of the Pacific

Course Title

PDSI 9969 – Student Engagement, Enriching the Learning Environment

3 – 4 Credits Available

Course Information

Date: June 22-26, 2020
Time: 8AM – 6PM daily
Assembly of God Church
431 Brown St
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Credits Available: 3-4
Clock Hours: 50 NCESD Clock Hours in 5 Days

Summer Institutes presents in:

Moses Lake, WA

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

  • Replenish, Rejuvenate & Remember Why You Teach
  • Trauma Informed Strategies
  • Relational Equity Training
  • PLC Collaboration Components, including Teacher Empathy
  • From STEM to STEAM: Place-Based Education Trips
  • Innovative Technology
  • Relevant Standards-Based Presentations
  • Important Wellness Activities
Moses Lake, WA

Course Information

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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!

“In my 25 years of evaluating educator conferences, nobody does it as well as Summer Institutes.”
Dr. Rich McBridge, Superintendent – 2014 National President AESA

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

What Makes Summer Institutes Unique?

Featured Presenter:  Spend a Day with Dr. Johnny Lake

Dr. Johnny Lake

Dr. Johnny Lake

Dr. Johnny Lake is a nationally certified and internationally recognized speaker and trainer in programs focused on leadership, diversity, community-building, cross-cultural interactions skills, promoting equity and ethics.

A Word From the President

“Johnny is a true & trusted friend…and a world-class presenter that cares deeply about mankind.”

Additional Presenters:

Rita Fryberger

Rita Fryberger

Google Websites – Brining Your Classroom Into the Digital Age

Are you interested in developing a Classroom Website, Unit Website, Chapter Website, Substitute Instructional Website? Would you like to create engaging activities that build and extend content knowledge in your subject area while allowing student choice and use of technology? How about creating a lesson that “fits” into your lesson plans when you have to be gone from your classroom? Do you need lessons that allow students to work at their own pace? Or do you need a way to extend student learning? Have I got an idea for you! This course is designed to help attendees plan and develop multi-step, online activities with links to necessary resources using New Google Sites in a Webquest.

Prerequisite(s) Bring your Chromebook or laptop

Course Objective(s) Participants will plan and develop a Google Site website for use in their classroom. Participants will share various websites, extensions, apps, and other resources to enhance lessons. Objective #3–Participants will incorporate their multi-lesson plan into a Webquest or Website using Google Sites Participants will incorporate their multi-lesson plan into a Webquest or Website using Google Sites

Amy Fulkerson

Amy Fulkerson

Essential Tools for Impactful Relationships

“People may HEAR your words, but they FEEL your attitude,” John Maxwell. Your verbal and non-verbal communication creates a self-identity and shapes the identity of those around you. Learn to better understand yourself in order to enhance shared meaning in the classroom as you confirm the value of others.

Course Objective(s)

Participants will:

  • Learn key principles of effective communication to grow relationships with students and staff

Develop deliberate communication tools to increase engagement

Jennifer Ferch, COO of NBC Camps – Leadership 101

Monica McAtee, Instructional Tech Coach More Tech Tips for the Classroom

Wayne Johnson,  Online Digital Teacher/First-Aid CPR Instructor – First-Aid/CPR

Site Coordinators: Chris Mason & Fernando Alvarez

Chris Mason

Chris Mason

Moses Lake, Wenatchee Co-Facilitator
Fernando Alvarez

Fernando Alvarez

Moses Lake, Wenatchee Co-Facilitator

Chris Mason and Fernando Alvarez will be facilitating the Wenatchee SI Conference.

Chris & Fernando 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

Conference Fees & Registration

Take advantage of Early Bird prices through April 15, 2020! 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.

 Refund Policy: There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1st. However, class fees are automatically refunded in full when: the class or workshop is full, the activity is canceled, or SI rejects the enrollment application.  If you drop a class before June 1, your class fee is automatically refunded, less the $100 non refundable deposit. If you drop a class after June 1, no refund will be given.

 Class Changes and Cancellations: A class will be closed when it reaches maximum enrollment, so register early. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled, and those registered will be notified of the cancellation by email or phone. To make contacting you easier, provide an email and phone number with your registration.  Refunds will be processed automatically for classes canceled by SI.

SI reserves the right to cancel any class. Class locations, dates, times and instructors are subject to change without notice.


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

The STEAM Education Movement in Schools

STEAM education is gaining popularity in schools across the country. Learn how students are benefitting from educators who have begun adopting this framework.

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.

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Location & Directions

This event will take place at Assembly of God Church located at 431 Brown St Moses Lake, WA 98837.

Assembly of God Church

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