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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: Unlock the Code to a Differentiated Classroom LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Robotics

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Elementary and Middle School (K-8) educators and administrators

Read section 2.1, follow along with the during whole group exercises and then complete worksheet 2.1… Does this sound like your classroom routine? We are now having to prepare students for a world that does not match the sit and get style of learning, but how can we do this without going insane? Coding is the answer. During this 90 minute, hands-on workshop you will learn and experience how coding can enhance and engage your classroom through differentiated, cross-curricular lessons. You will walk away with ideas and resources to transform the content, process, product and environment of your classroom to incorporate coding into your current curriculum. 

Code is the new language that our students need to be familiar with in order to compete in the market they are preparing to enter. Many times teachers are afraid to jump into the water with code because it is unfamiliar or they do not know where to start. This session will give you the opportunity to get up close with these resources and get lesson ideas to utilize in your own classroom. You will walk away with ideas to use in your classroom immediately.  

Some resources that will be utilized in this workshop include: Lego EV3 robots, Sphero, Swift Playgrounds coding curriculum, Drones using the Tickle App, Dash and Dot Robots and more. Web based resources will be shared as well for educators that do not have access to the robots mentioned above.

Suggested app: iTunes U  

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Wilton, Brittani

Teacher, Leawood Elementary
Bio Brittani Wilton is a gifted education teacher at Leawood Elementary in the Kansas City metro area. Walk into her classroom on any given day and you will observe “Controlled Creative Chaos”. This backs her teaching philosophy that kids can do anything if you give them a chance and it may be messy. In 2014 a group of her 4th grade students did the unthinkable. They created an exhibit for their local science museum on genetics for a local competition. Their submission won and they got to build their exhibit as well as won $50,000 for the school, making everyone think different about what kids could do. In 2013 Brittani became an Apple Distinguished Educator, her utilization of 1:1 Mac and iPad devices in her classroom pushes her students and school forward through differentiation and project based... 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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