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Welcome to the Midwest Summit: 21st Century Learning 2017, Featuring Apple Distiguished Educators as Presenters

We are the only conference in the nation to focus exclusively on 21st Century Learning with Apple Distinguished Educators, known as the most innovative and engaging teachers in the world.
  • Discover a personalized road to learning. 
  • Problem solve with teachers from districts across the Midwest. 
  • Learn from international teacher leaders. 
  • Engage in sample activities, receive materials, and implement what you’ll learn in your classroom after the summit!

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Monday, May 1 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Breakout 2: Developing Citizen Journalists: Helping students create and share stories

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Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  K-College teachers (easy to modify for any grade, any class)

Explore effective tips and strategies to empower your students as citizen journalists. Learn important interviewing skills that will help your students share the stories of your class, school, and community. Use simple apps, along with free content on iTunes U to support the creation of informational texts for your videos using the built-in media resources on iPad. This session is based on Don's book Interview an Expert and iTunes U course Become a Citizen Journalist.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Have a step by step guide to an effective lesson that will enhance their student's writing and communication process through an interview project.

2. Understand the importance of researching material, connecting with an "expert", using the an iOS device for video, and conducting an interview.

3. Learn an alternative method of addressing the Common Core State Standards, by incorporating this lesson, which addresses digital implementation, visual literacies and media literacy.

4. Reflect on a current lesson or unit to begin preparing this project to integrate into their own curriculum immediately.

5. Practice the hands-on lesson and activity of creating their own video.

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Don Goble

Broadcast Technology, Film and Multimedia Instructor and a Ladue School District Video Producer, Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Bio Don is a high school multimedia instructor from St. Louis, MO. He works in a 1:1 iPad school environment and offers students and educators innovative ways to leverage video and media literacy into classroom practices and projects. Don was a part of the 2011 Apple Distinguished Educator class. You can connect with him at DonGoble.com or @dgoble2001 on Twitter.  Offering two different sessions! Session I Description Theme: Authentic... Read More →

Monday May 1, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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