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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 - 11:30am
Breakout 2-A: Global Connections to Teach Global Perspectives FULL

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Theme: Collaboration and Communication

Length: 45 Minutes 

Target Audience: Any level educator or administrator.

Perspective taking can be one of the most difficult skills that a teacher needs to incorporate into their classroom. How can we take our students out of their neutral to push them to think different and gain awareness about the world they live in. Collaborative, global interactions and projects are the answer. In this session you will learn about how you can connect with classrooms around the world to enhance your student’s perspectives and learning. I will share my experiences from doing global projects and connections to give you resources, project ideas and tips and tricks to make this work. 

Did you know that students in Perth, Australia have a curriculum requirement in 5th grade to learn about US geography? What a great opportunity to connect kids across the globe while still keeping your standards and curriculum in mind. Using projects like creating multitouch books using iBooks Author, FaceTime conference calls to share ideas and shared presentations and documents using Google Apps you can open your student’s eyes to an entire new place in the world. I will share my experiences with collaborating with classrooms from Italy, Australia, Canada, Ireland and England to get you off on your way to exploring new people and places. 

Suggested app: iTunes U  


Speakers
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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 10:45am - 11:30am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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