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Wednesday, February 5 • 9:15am - 10:15am
"DIY Genius Bar: Embracing Student Leadership"

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Learn how Sweetwater Union High School District is creating student technology leaders. Teachers from Montgomery Middle School and Mar Vista Academy will share strategies for establishing Genius Bar groups at your own school. You will walk away with great resources that include the student application process, how-to guides, and ways to foster relationships between students, teachers, and administrators. Not only will this build community at your school site, but the implementation of Genius Bars are designed to empower students and allow them opportunities to shine. Teacher leaders will also share ideas on how to train students and provide student leaders with opportunities throughout the year to continue to sharpen their tech skills.

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Alicia Johal

8th Grade Science Teacher & Curriculum Specialist, Mar Vista Academy, Sweetwater Union High School District
Alicia Johal is a third year teacher and curriculum specialist at Mar Vista Academy in the Sweetwater Union High School District, and is an Apple Foundations Trainer. Alicia is passionate about problem and project based learning to create meaningful connections for her students... Read More →
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Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Sara Chai

Science Teacher, Montgomery Middle School (SUHSD)
Sara Chai has enjoyed teaching seventh and eighth grade physical and life science at Montgomery Middle School in the Sweetwater Union High School District for the past nine years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Westmont College in 2001, and after serving as the Biology lab coordinator... Read More →

Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am PST

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