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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 • 9:10am - 10:40am
Breakout 1: Innovate with iPad

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Theme: Differentiation

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Elementary Teachers 

Required Apps: Popplet (Popplet lite is fine and free), PicCollage (free), Draw and Tell (free, but really only needed for the k-2/3 educator), Explain Everything ($) and Book Creator. 

Are you looking to engage and inspire your K-5 students through the use of iPad? Whether you have one iPad or twenty, this workshop is for you.  Using her newly released book “Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom” co-authored with Kristen Wideen,  Karen Lirenman will provide a complete selection of clearly laid out engaging open-ended lessons to change the way you use iPad in the classroom. By simply downloading a few basic, open-ended creation apps, your students will engage in the learning process and demonstrate their newfound knowledge in the way that works best for them. It's differentiation at its best. Participants need to bring their own iPad and have the following apps preloaded: Pic Collage, Popplet or Popplet lite, Book Creator, Explain Everything and/or Draw and Tell to fully participate in this hands-on workshop. Whether you have one iPad or twenty, this workshop is for you.

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

  • use open-ended creative apps in a variety of content areas to seamlessly make differentiation a reality in the classroom
  • give their students choice in how to best show what they know
  • use open-ended creative apps to empower your students to create their own content

Speakers
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Karen Lirenman

SAIL Academy, Brookside Elementary, Surrey School District
Bio Karen is an author and award-winning K-3 STEAM teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world using Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. She has a  hands-on approach to teaching which includes inquiry, project-based, and maker mindset. Her students have choice in how to learn, show, and share their knowledge. Karen is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google for Education Innovator. She recently... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 9:10am - 10:40am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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