A professional learning initiative designed by Napa County Office of Education and NapaLearns.
The Digital Innovator Program provides educators with high-quality professional learning opportunities that accelerate technology-infused teaching and learning in Napa County classrooms.
1. Digital Classroom
2. Maker Education
3. Digital Storytelling
4. Computer Science & Robotics
5. The Startup Classroom
- Online Communities
- Digital Resources
Our program is collaboratively run by the Napa County Office of Education and NapaLearns. It is the next generation of the EdTech Dinner Series formerly delivered by NCOE. Learn More
Computer Science & Robotics
Harnessing Tech for Teachers and Students
Presented By: Jen Ellison // Phillips Elementary
Ready to power-up your digital classroom? Google, Weebly, ClassDojo, Twitter. Discover the tools, technologies and strategies to turn your classroom into a 21st Century learning environment that inspires Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, Character and Citizenship. In this series you’ll learn about some of the latest free web tools that can be used to optimize classroom management and reimagine student learning.
“Making” Meaningful Connections to Learning
Presented By: Julie Lovie // Valley Oak High
Let’s make learning awesome by empowering students to be the engineers of their discovery. The Maker Education series is focused on providing students with hands-on learning experiences through the art of Making. Whether it’s fabrication and construction, art and digital media or prototyping and design the principals of making are universally applicable. ASK>IMAGINE>PLAN>CREATE>IMPROVE>SHARE
Join the Maker Movement and bring imagination, discovery, exploration and grit to your classroom.
Leveraging Video for Learning
Presented By: Scott Marsden // American Canyon High
In the age snapchat, instagram and internet video, students are primarily digital consumers. How can we shift the paradigm and empower our students to become digital producers? Give your students the tools and skills they need to express their learning and creativity through movies and digital storytelling.
Coding & Robotics:
Learn to Code, Code to Learn
Presented By: Tammy Lee // American Canyon Middle
Do you want to bring an Hour of Code into your classroom? Are you hesitant because you have very little to no experience with coding and computer programming? Learn how simple and fun coding can be in just one workshop! All participants will be given free, web-based tools to start coding in the classroom! Workshops are set up for teachers to implement coding/robotics with their current curriculum! Many hands-on activities will be available with lesson plan templates! Find out how easy it is to have fun, make lessons cross-curricular, and promote coding/robotics into any classroom and grade level!
Amping Up PBL for the Tech-infused Workplace
Presented By: Lisa Gottfried // New Tech High
If we are teaching Project-Based Learning, wouldn’t it be great to understand how industries and companies are designing, creating and implementing projects out in the real world? It’s time we steal from the best! This track is all about teaching students real world models and vocabulary for project management, collaboration and assessment, community building and networking, resource management, intergroup communication, information tracking, use of technology, ALL these goodies, but adapted to the unique learning environment that is your classroom. Learn when, where and how to employ startup skills and concepts, while exploring how you can adapt those skills to the needs of learners.