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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
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Monday May 1, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

8:00am

Apple Welcome
Monday May 1, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

8:00am

Apple Welcome
Monday May 1, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

9:10am

Breakout 1-A: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Description 

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 5th grade through 12th grade math teachers. Principals and school administrators.

Title: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning

Experience interactive math lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance.  Break away from direct instruction and empower your students with resources that "uncover curriculum instead of cover curriculum" Join math teacher/curriculum leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, Jon Orr as you explore curious & collaborative math lessons from his iTunes U courses and Multi-Touch books. Session participants will not only walk away with ready-made lesson resources to use on their next class day, but a new inspiring view on learning mathematics. 


Speakers
avatar for Orr, Jon

Orr, Jon

Math Curriculum Leader, John McGregor Secondary School
Bio Jon is the math curriculum leader at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board. Jon led his district by bringing iPad into the math classroom and promoted new pedagogical practices for technology use. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has authored... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 9:10am - 9:55am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

9:10am

Breakout 1-A: TechKnowledgey for your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Student Engagement Through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience:  5th-12th Grade Teachers Any Subject Area

Required Apps-  Google Slides, Google Drive, Qrafter.  

Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching with technology? It’s time we gave students the knowledge, skills and behaviors to responsibly use technology. This session will teach you ways to engage and prepare your students for their future. Throughout the session I’ll give you resources and projects using a variety of applications including: iMovie, GarageBand, iBook Author, Sphero, Makey Makey, Electric Circuits, Web Design, SketchUp, Wood Design, and Coding. We’ll take a look at how I organize my classroom to give students choice and let their voices be heard by authentic audiences. I’ll share all my resources, project planners, and rubrics with you so you can start doing transformational projects with your students too!

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

-Participants will learn simple ways to create a flexible learning environment.

-Participants will learn how to create self-paced projects that use a variety of technology.

-Participants will learn how to incorporate STEAM into any project they already have!

-Participants will learn new ways for their students to hold themselves accountable and set their own deadlines.

-Participants will find ways to give students choice and allow their voices to be heard by an authentic audience.

-Participants will be able to collect a variety of resources; STEAM presentations, project planners, various projects ideas, rubrics and self-assessments


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

6th Grade Teacher, District 56
Bio Sarah Myles is an enthusiastic educator who believes in empowering her students with technology skills needed to thrive and succeed in school.  Sarah teaches Digital Literacy at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois.  Sarah gives her students choice to help them discover their interests... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 9:10am - 9:55am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

9:10am

Breakout I-A: Peer Feedback that Moves Learning Forward: Reflect. Review. Revise.
Limited Capacity seats available

Description

Theme: Collaborative Learning through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project-based, challenge-based, or inquiry-based learning

Peer feedback is an age-old teaching approach shown to boost learning outcomes and improve student work. Peer review is now unnecessarily difficult in modern “digital” classrooms. Digital content, digital workflows, and other complications that arise in teaching with technology make this once simple task too cumbersome and time-consuming for many teachers. As a result, teachers opt out of engaging students in this highly effective instructional approach.

Learn how easy it is to implement this evidence-based instructional practice into your classrooms with several different technology tools. Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project- or inquiry-based learning will be especially interested in learning how the technology-based peer feedback process creates a written record of student learning over time.

Participants will explore the use of technology-based peer feedback within face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. You will walk away with the practical knowledge of how to set-up a peer feedback process that:

  • Facilitates quality feedback and work outcomes
  • Promotes self-reflection and metacognition
  • Provides formative assessment data you can use to guide planning, intervention and enrichment strategies, and instruction
  • Frees the peer feedback process from constraints of time and space by enabling anytime, anywhere peer feedback from Internet-enabled devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Callison, Matthew

Callison, Matthew

Teacher, Indiana University
Bio | Matthew Callison is an award-winning educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and doctoral candidate living in Indianapolis, IN. After teaching for over 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Indiana University. While at IU, Matt has taught pre-service and in-service teachers and worked to build partnerships between local schools and the School of Education... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 9:10am - 9:55am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

9:10am

Breakout 1: Developing Citizen Journalists: Helping students create and share stories
Limited Capacity seats available

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.


Speakers
avatar for Don Goble

Don Goble

Multimedia Instructor, Ladue School District
Multimedia educator, Int'l speaker, author, ADE, Making IT Happen, JEA Broadcast Adviser of the Year, PBS Lead Digital Innovator, @GlobalSNN #GSNN


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

9:10am

Breakout 1: Innovate and Transform with iPad - Math Ideas for the Primary Classroom

Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  K - 4 teachers

With the influx of iPads into primary classrooms many teachers are wondering how to go beyond the “drill and kill” math app. Using her newly released book “Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom”Kristen Wideen will show how iPads can be used in purposeful and authentic ways by exploring open-ended creative math applications. You will explore a variety of apps that support best practice and help to create a classroom that is innovative, collaborative, creation and choice driven. After examples are shared and "how to" demonstrations are given, participants will then have some hands on learning with various content creation apps. Participants will experience the transformation that occurs in a math program when technology is used in a purposeful and authentic way. Participants will leave with a variety of math lesson ideas that can be used immediately that will meet the unique and individual learning styles of their students.The following free apps are needed to participate full in the workshop: Draw and Tell, number pieces, geoboard, Pic Collage, Popplet lite


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Wideen

Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.  Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.   Kristen is the co-author of the recently published book, "Innovate with iPad". She earned her... Read More →


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

9:10am

Breakout 1: Innovate with iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Karen Lirenman

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 published Innovate with iPad:Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom with co-author Kristen... Read More →


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

9:10am

Breakout 1: STEM and Coding in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Collaboration

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Elementary Teachers 

In today’s world collaboration, innovation and the ability to problem solve are essential skills.  Come explore ways to bring these skills to the forefront through STEM and coding in the elementary classroom. We will discuss how to set-up a positive classroom environment that promotes collaboration and creative risk-taking in young students.  We will also go over the importance of structuring groups and the student rolls within them.  Throughout the session we will be experiencing different STEM and coding activities as students ourselves.  We will play with robots like Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and Sphero, along with coding apps such as Swift, Scratch Jr. and Kodable.  Most importantly we will learn how to incorporate STEM and coding into current curriculum to enhance what students are already learning.  There will be time to collaborate with others to develop ideas and explore new concepts.  This is not a session for just science, math and technology teachers.  Come experience the fun and see what all the hype is about!

Learning Targets:
Participants will:

  • have an understanding of ways to set-up a positive, collaborative, classroom environments
  • learn ways to structure groups to be successful in STEM and coding activities
  • learn ways to implement coding and STEM actives within curriculum
  • receive hands-on experiences with coding and STEM actives
  • be able to compile a list of different coding apps and programs to use

Speakers
avatar for Mastin, Erin

Mastin, Erin

3rd Grade Teacher, Boyne City Elementary School
BioErin Mastin has been teaching for 12 years. She has taught everything from middle school math to Kindergarten, currently she is teaching 3rd grade. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics from the University of Maine, Orono. She also h... Read More →


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

9:10am

Breakout 1: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Project Based Learning / Inquiry-Based Learning

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session

Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis

A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis.

While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis.

In this session, we’ll demystify what PBL is all about by examining PBL Paralysis and some of the main obstacles (and solutions) that typically prevent educators from implementing project based learning. We’ll dive into: how to differentiate PBL to make it work for all students, carrying out PBL while also covering what’s on the state test, what to do if your district’s professional development doesn’t cut it, and more!

Participants will leave (1) knowing where to start in implementing PBL in their respective schools, and (2) feeling confident they have answers for the main “Yes, buts!” related to project based learning. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Ross Cooper

Ross Cooper

Supervisor of Instructional Practice, Salisbury Township School District
Description  Theme: Project Based Learning / Inquiry-Based Learning Length: 90 Minutes Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis  A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis. While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis. In this session... Read More →


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

9:10am

Breakout 1: Taking Inquiry Strategies to the Next Level: Developing Student Thinking with Mobile Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Description

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Teachers

Title: Taking  Inquiry Strategies  to the Next Level: Developing Student Thinking with Mobile Learning

This session will provide an overview of specific ways teachers can incorporate questioning strategies and inquiry experiences using the latest iPad Apps and G-Suite.  This work will be guided by Common Core Standards ELA standards, Next Generation Science standards and other inquiry-focused practices. Specifically, we will introduce how different iPad Apps, Google Apps and Extensions can be leveraged to implement these learning experiences.  Further, we will demonstrate how these strategies along with the use of technology provide ways for educators to check for understanding and modify instruction.  Our goal of this session to have educators leave with specific strategies for helping students to develop questions, apply content specific knowledge, and support the synthesis of content knowledge. 

Required Apps: 
Flipgrid
Seesaw
Padlet   


Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Specifically, Haebig has been influential in leading teacher and administrator preparation for the... Read More →


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

9:10am

Breakout 1: Unlock the Code to a Differentiated Classroom
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  


Speakers
avatar for Wilton, Brittani

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

9:10am

Breakout 1: Video Is Changing EVERYTHING
Limited Capacity filling up

Description

Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Classroom teachers and administrators

Title: Video Is Changing EVERYTHING

Unleashing the power of video has never been easier (or more fun)...but are your students’ videos worth watching? Using models from society’s platforms of consumption (TV & Film, YouTube, social media), this session will challenge educators to design engaging lessons where students apply techniques that make their videos most effective.  Inspire a participatory culture of demonstration, reflection and celebration through video creation!  

Participant Learning Targets:

  • Attendees will identify modern forms of video found on media and social platforms and the associated devices/apps used to create them
  • Attendees will discuss and share opportunities for curricular learning to be demonstrated, documented, reflected on and celebrated using video
  • Attendees will experience micro video creation by selecting an appropriate format/style to match a challenge, designing the production, and publishing to an audience

Needed: recording device and an editing app. Suggested: iMovie, Capture, Splice

Guiding Question: In a media-saturated world, how can students learn to leverage the power of video to demonstrate, document, celebrate and reflect on learning?


Speakers
avatar for Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson

Educational Technology Consultant
Bio Brad Wilson is the recipient of the MACUL Educator of the Year award for 2014 and was named to the 2015 class of Apple Distinguished Educators. An “Eventful Learning” evangelist, Brad has created iPad apps to inspire kids to write and capture stories that have been downloaded more than 1 million times. He is Co-Founder of Write About, a digital writing platform for classrooms that was named the #1 EdTech Tool to Try in 2016 on Cult of... Read More →


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

9:55am

Breakout 1-B: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Description 

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 5th grade through 12th grade math teachers. Principals and school administrators.

Title: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning

Experience interactive math lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance.  Break away from direct instruction and empower your students with resources that "uncover curriculum instead of cover curriculum" Join math teacher/curriculum leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, Jon Orr as you explore curious & collaborative math lessons from his iTunes U courses and Multi-Touch books. Session participants will not only walk away with ready-made lesson resources to use on their next class day, but a new inspiring view on learning mathematics. 


Speakers
avatar for Orr, Jon

Orr, Jon

Math Curriculum Leader, John McGregor Secondary School
Bio Jon is the math curriculum leader at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board. Jon led his district by bringing iPad into the math classroom and promoted new pedagogical practices for technology use. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has authored... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 9:55am - 10:40am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

9:55am

Breakout 1-B: TechKnowledgey for your Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Theme: Student Engagement Through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience:  5th-12th Grade Teachers Any Subject Area

Required Apps-  Google Slides, Google Drive, Qrafter.  

Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching with technology? It’s time we gave students the knowledge, skills and behaviors to responsibly use technology. This session will teach you ways to engage and prepare your students for their future. Throughout the session I’ll give you resources and projects using a variety of applications including: iMovie, GarageBand, iBook Author, Sphero, Makey Makey, Electric Circuits, Web Design, SketchUp, Wood Design, and Coding. We’ll take a look at how I organize my classroom to give students choice and let their voices be heard by authentic audiences. I’ll share all my resources, project planners, and rubrics with you so you can start doing transformational projects with your students too!

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

-Participants will learn simple ways to create a flexible learning environment.

-Participants will learn how to create self-paced projects that use a variety of technology.

-Participants will learn how to incorporate STEAM into any project they already have!

-Participants will learn new ways for their students to hold themselves accountable and set their own deadlines.

-Participants will find ways to give students choice and allow their voices to be heard by an authentic audience.

-Participants will be able to collect a variety of resources; STEAM presentations, project planners, various projects ideas, rubrics and self-assessments


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

6th Grade Teacher, District 56
Bio Sarah Myles is an enthusiastic educator who believes in empowering her students with technology skills needed to thrive and succeed in school.  Sarah teaches Digital Literacy at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois.  Sarah gives her students choice to help them discover their interests... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 9:55am - 10:40am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

9:55am

Breakout I-B: Peer Feedback that Moves Learning Forward: Reflect. Review. Revise.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Description

Theme: Collaborative Learning through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project-based, challenge-based, or inquiry-based learning

Peer feedback is an age-old teaching approach shown to boost learning outcomes and improve student work. Peer review is now unnecessarily difficult in modern “digital” classrooms. Digital content, digital workflows, and other complications that arise in teaching with technology make this once simple task too cumbersome and time-consuming for many teachers. As a result, teachers opt out of engaging students in this highly effective instructional approach.

Learn how easy it is to implement this evidence-based instructional practice into your classrooms with several different technology tools. Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project- or inquiry-based learning will be especially interested in learning how the technology-based peer feedback process creates a written record of student learning over time.

Participants will explore the use of technology-based peer feedback within face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. You will walk away with the practical knowledge of how to set-up a peer feedback process that:

  • Facilitates quality feedback and work outcomes
  • Promotes self-reflection and metacognition
  • Provides formative assessment data you can use to guide planning, intervention and enrichment strategies, and instruction
  • Frees the peer feedback process from constraints of time and space by enabling anytime, anywhere peer feedback from Internet-enabled devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Callison, Matthew

Callison, Matthew

Teacher, Indiana University
Bio | Matthew Callison is an award-winning educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and doctoral candidate living in Indianapolis, IN. After teaching for over 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Indiana University. While at IU, Matt has taught pre-service and in-service teachers and worked to build partnerships between local schools and the School of Education... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 9:55am - 10:40am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

10:45am

Breakout 2-A: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 5th grade through 12th grade math teachers. Principals and school administrators.

Title: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning

Experience interactive math lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance.  Break away from direct instruction and empower your students with resources that "uncover curriculum instead of cover curriculum" Join math teacher/curriculum leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, Jon Orr as you explore curious & collaborative math lessons from his iTunes U courses and Multi-Touch books. Session participants will not only walk away with ready-made lesson resources to use on their next class day, but a new inspiring view on learning mathematics. 


Speakers
avatar for Orr, Jon

Orr, Jon

Math Curriculum Leader, John McGregor Secondary School
Bio Jon is the math curriculum leader at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board. Jon led his district by bringing iPad into the math classroom and promoted new pedagogical practices for technology use. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has authored... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

10:45am

Breakout 2-A: Global Connections to Teach Global Perspectives
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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
avatar for Wilton, Brittani

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

10:45am

Breakout 2-A: Peer Feedback that Moves Learning Forward: Reflect. Review. Revise.
Limited Capacity seats available

Description

Theme: Collaborative Learning through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project-based, challenge-based, or inquiry-based learning

Peer feedback is an age-old teaching approach shown to boost learning outcomes and improve student work. Peer review is now unnecessarily difficult in modern “digital” classrooms. Digital content, digital workflows, and other complications that arise in teaching with technology make this once simple task too cumbersome and time-consuming for many teachers. As a result, teachers opt out of engaging students in this highly effective instructional approach.

Learn how easy it is to implement this evidence-based instructional practice into your classrooms with several different technology tools. Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project- or inquiry-based learning will be especially interested in learning how the technology-based peer feedback process creates a written record of student learning over time.

Participants will explore the use of technology-based peer feedback within face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. You will walk away with the practical knowledge of how to set-up a peer feedback process that:

  • Facilitates quality feedback and work outcomes
  • Promotes self-reflection and metacognition
  • Provides formative assessment data you can use to guide planning, intervention and enrichment strategies, and instruction
  • Frees the peer feedback process from constraints of time and space by enabling anytime, anywhere peer feedback from Internet-enabled devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Callison, Matthew

Callison, Matthew

Teacher, Indiana University
Bio | Matthew Callison is an award-winning educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and doctoral candidate living in Indianapolis, IN. After teaching for over 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Indiana University. While at IU, Matt has taught pre-service and in-service teachers and worked to build partnerships between local schools and the School of Education... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

10:45am

Breakout 2-A: TechKnowledgey for your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Student Engagement Through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience:  5th-12th Grade Teachers Any Subject Area

Required Apps-  Google Slides, Google Drive, Qrafter.   

Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching with technology? It’s time we gave students the knowledge, skills and behaviors to responsibly use technology. This session will teach you ways to engage and prepare your students for their future. Throughout the session I’ll give you resources and projects using a variety of applications including: iMovie, GarageBand, iBook Author, Sphero, Makey Makey, Electric Circuits, Web Design, SketchUp, Wood Design, and Coding. We’ll take a look at how I organize my classroom to give students choice and let their voices be heard by authentic audiences. I’ll share all my resources, project planners, and rubrics with you so you can start doing transformational projects with your students too!

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

-Participants will learn simple ways to create a flexible learning environment.

-Participants will learn how to create self-paced projects that use a variety of technology.

-Participants will learn how to incorporate STEAM into any project they already have!

-Participants will learn new ways for their students to hold themselves accountable and set their own deadlines.

-Participants will find ways to give students choice and allow their voices to be heard by an authentic audience.

-Participants will be able to collect a variety of resources; STEAM presentations, project planners, various projects ideas, rubrics and self-assessments


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

6th Grade Teacher, District 56
Bio Sarah Myles is an enthusiastic educator who believes in empowering her students with technology skills needed to thrive and succeed in school.  Sarah teaches Digital Literacy at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois.  Sarah gives her students choice to help them discover their interests... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

10:45am

Breakout 2: Developing Citizen Journalists: Helping students create and share stories
Limited Capacity seats available

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.


Speakers
avatar for Don Goble

Don Goble

Multimedia Instructor, Ladue School District
Multimedia educator, Int'l speaker, author, ADE, Making IT Happen, JEA Broadcast Adviser of the Year, PBS Lead Digital Innovator, @GlobalSNN #GSNN


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

10:45am

Breakout 2: Innovate and Transform with iPad - Math Ideas for the Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  K - 4 teachers

With the influx of iPads into primary classrooms many teachers are wondering how to go beyond the “drill and kill” math app. Using her newly released book “Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom”Kristen Wideen will show how iPads can be used in purposeful and authentic ways by exploring open-ended creative math applications. You will explore a variety of apps that support best practice and help to create a classroom that is innovative, collaborative, creation and choice driven. After examples are shared and "how to" demonstrations are given, participants will then have some hands on learning with various content creation apps. Participants will experience the transformation that occurs in a math program when technology is used in a purposeful and authentic way. Participants will leave with a variety of math lesson ideas that can be used immediately that will meet the unique and individual learning styles of their students.The following free apps are needed to participate full in the workshop: Draw and Tell, number pieces, geoboard, Pic Collage, Popplet lite


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Wideen

Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.  Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.   Kristen is the co-author of the recently published book, "Innovate with iPad". She earned her... Read More →


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

10:45am

Breakout 2: Innovate with iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Karen Lirenman

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 published Innovate with iPad:Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom with co-author Kristen... Read More →


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

10:45am

Breakout 2: STEM and Coding in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Collaboration

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Elementary Teachers 

In today’s world collaboration, innovation and the ability to problem solve are essential skills.  Come explore ways to bring these skills to the forefront through STEM and coding in the elementary classroom. We will discuss how to set-up a positive classroom environment that promotes collaboration and creative risk-taking in young students.  We will also go over the importance of structuring groups and the student rolls within them.  Throughout the session we will be experiencing different STEM and coding activities as students ourselves.  We will play with robots like Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and Sphero, along with coding apps such as Swift, Scratch Jr. and Kodable.  Most importantly we will learn how to incorporate STEM and coding into current curriculum to enhance what students are already learning.  There will be time to collaborate with others to develop ideas and explore new concepts.  This is not a session for just science, math and technology teachers.  Come experience the fun and see what all the hype is about!

Learning Targets:
Participants will:

  • have an understanding of ways to set-up a positive, collaborative, classroom environments
  • learn ways to structure groups to be successful in STEM and coding activities
  • learn ways to implement coding and STEM actives within curriculum
  • receive hands-on experiences with coding and STEM actives
  • be able to compile a list of different coding apps and programs to use

Speakers
avatar for Mastin, Erin

Mastin, Erin

3rd Grade Teacher, Boyne City Elementary School
BioErin Mastin has been teaching for 12 years. She has taught everything from middle school math to Kindergarten, currently she is teaching 3rd grade. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics from the University of Maine, Orono. She also h... Read More →


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

10:45am

Breakout 2: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis
Limited Capacity filling up

Theme: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session

Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis

A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis.

While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis.

In this session, we’ll demystify what PBL is all about by examining PBL Paralysis and some of the main obstacles (and solutions) that typically prevent educators from implementing project based learning. We’ll dive into: how to differentiate PBL to make it work for all students, carrying out PBL while also covering what’s on the state test, what to do if your district’s professional development doesn’t cut it, and more!

Participants will leave (1) knowing where to start in implementing PBL in their respective schools, and (2) feeling confident they have answers for the main “Yes, buts!” related to project based learning.


Speakers
avatar for Ross Cooper

Ross Cooper

Supervisor of Instructional Practice, Salisbury Township School District
Description  Theme: Project Based Learning / Inquiry-Based Learning Length: 90 Minutes Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis  A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis. While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis. In this session... Read More →


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

10:45am

Breakout 2: Taking Inquiry Strategies to the Next Level: Developing Student Thinking with Mobile Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Description

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Teachers

Title: Taking Inquiry Strategies  to the Next Level: Developing Student Thinking with Mobile Learning

This session will provide an overview of specific ways teachers can incorporate questioning strategies and inquiry experiences using the latest iPad Apps and G-Suite.  This work will be guided by Common Core Standards ELA standards, Next Generation Science standards and other inquiry-focused practices. Specifically, we will introduce how different iPad Apps, Google Apps and Extensions can be leveraged to implement these learning experiences.  Further, we will demonstrate how these strategies along with the use of technology provide ways for educators to check for understanding and modify instruction.  Our goal of this session to have educators leave with specific strategies for helping students to develop questions, apply content specific knowledge, and support the synthesis of content knowledge. 

Required Apps:
Flipgrid
Seesaw
Padlet  


Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Specifically, Haebig has been influential in leading teacher and administrator preparation for the... Read More →


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

10:45am

Breakout 2: Video Is Changing EVERYTHING
Limited Capacity filling up

Description

Theme: Authentic Creation

Length: 90 Minutes 

Target Audience: Classroom teachers and administrators 

Title: Video Is Changing EVERYTHING 

Unleashing the power of video has never been easier (or more fun)...but are your students’ videos worth watching? Using models from society’s platforms of consumption (TV & Film, YouTube, social media), this session will challenge educators to design engaging lessons where students apply techniques that make their videos most effective.  Inspire a participatory culture of demonstration, reflection and celebration through video creation! 

Participant Learning Targets:

  • Attendees will identify modern forms of video found on media and social platforms and the associated devices/apps used to create them
  • Attendees will discuss and share opportunities for curricular learning to be demonstrated, documented, reflected on and celebrated using video
  • Attendees will experience micro video creation by selecting an appropriate format/style to match a challenge, designing the production, and publishing to an audience

Needed: recording device and an editing app. Suggested: iMovie, Capture, Splice

Guiding Question: In a media-saturated world, how can students learn to leverage the power of video to demonstrate, document, celebrate and reflect on learning?


Speakers
avatar for Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson

Educational Technology Consultant
Bio Brad Wilson is the recipient of the MACUL Educator of the Year award for 2014 and was named to the 2015 class of Apple Distinguished Educators. An “Eventful Learning” evangelist, Brad has created iPad apps to inspire kids to write and capture stories that have been downloaded more than 1 million times. He is Co-Founder of Write About, a digital writing platform for classrooms that was named the #1 EdTech Tool to Try in 2016 on Cult of... Read More →


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

11:30am

Breakout 2-B: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 5th grade through 12th grade math teachers. Principals and school administrators.

Title: Curiosity & Technology: Finally, a math Class for 21st Century Learning

Experience interactive math lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance.  Break away from direct instruction and empower your students with resources that "uncover curriculum instead of cover curriculum" Join math teacher/curriculum leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, Jon Orr as you explore curious & collaborative math lessons from his iTunes U courses and Multi-Touch books. Session participants will not only walk away with ready-made lesson resources to use on their next class day, but a new inspiring view on learning mathematics. 


Speakers
avatar for Orr, Jon

Orr, Jon

Math Curriculum Leader, John McGregor Secondary School
Bio Jon is the math curriculum leader at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board. Jon led his district by bringing iPad into the math classroom and promoted new pedagogical practices for technology use. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has authored... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

11:30am

Breakout 2-B: Global Connections to Teach Global Perspectives
Limited Capacity filling up

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
avatar for Wilton, Brittani

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 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

11:30am

Breakout 2-B: Peer Feedback that Moves Learning Forward: Reflect. Review. Revise.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Description

Theme: Collaborative Learning through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project-based, challenge-based, or inquiry-based learning

Peer feedback is an age-old teaching approach shown to boost learning outcomes and improve student work. Peer review is now unnecessarily difficult in modern “digital” classrooms. Digital content, digital workflows, and other complications that arise in teaching with technology make this once simple task too cumbersome and time-consuming for many teachers. As a result, teachers opt out of engaging students in this highly effective instructional approach.

Learn how easy it is to implement this evidence-based instructional practice into your classrooms with several different technology tools. Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project- or inquiry-based learning will be especially interested in learning how the technology-based peer feedback process creates a written record of student learning over time.

Participants will explore the use of technology-based peer feedback within face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. You will walk away with the practical knowledge of how to set-up a peer feedback process that:

  • Facilitates quality feedback and work outcomes
  • Promotes self-reflection and metacognition
  • Provides formative assessment data you can use to guide planning, intervention and enrichment strategies, and instruction
  • Frees the peer feedback process from constraints of time and space by enabling anytime, anywhere peer feedback from Internet-enabled devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Callison, Matthew

Callison, Matthew

Teacher, Indiana University
Bio | Matthew Callison is an award-winning educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and doctoral candidate living in Indianapolis, IN. After teaching for over 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Indiana University. While at IU, Matt has taught pre-service and in-service teachers and worked to build partnerships between local schools and the School of Education... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

11:30am

Breakout 2-B: TechKnowledgey for your Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Theme: Student Engagement Through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience:  5th-12th Grade Teachers Any Subject Area

Required Apps-  Google Slides, Google Drive, Qrafter.   

Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching with technology? It’s time we gave students the knowledge, skills and behaviors to responsibly use technology. This session will teach you ways to engage and prepare your students for their future. Throughout the session I’ll give you resources and projects using a variety of applications including: iMovie, GarageBand, iBook Author, Sphero, Makey Makey, Electric Circuits, Web Design, SketchUp, Wood Design, and Coding. We’ll take a look at how I organize my classroom to give students choice and let their voices be heard by authentic audiences. I’ll share all my resources, project planners, and rubrics with you so you can start doing transformational projects with your students too!

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

-Participants will learn simple ways to create a flexible learning environment.

-Participants will learn how to create self-paced projects that use a variety of technology.

-Participants will learn how to incorporate STEAM into any project they already have!

-Participants will learn new ways for their students to hold themselves accountable and set their own deadlines.

-Participants will find ways to give students choice and allow their voices to be heard by an authentic audience.

-Participants will be able to collect a variety of resources; STEAM presentations, project planners, various projects ideas, rubrics and self-assessments


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

6th Grade Teacher, District 56
Bio Sarah Myles is an enthusiastic educator who believes in empowering her students with technology skills needed to thrive and succeed in school.  Sarah teaches Digital Literacy at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois.  Sarah gives her students choice to help them discover their interests... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3-A: Exploring Student-Created Math Activities with iOS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology 

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 5th grade through 12th grade math teachers. Principals and school administrators. 

Title: Exploring Student-Created Math Activities with iOS

Do you ever think you are the one doing all of the work in your math classroom? Explore opportunities to allow your students to create their own math problems and solutions. Student created math activities give students a voice and gives you the teacher a window into their understanding. This session will show you iOS tools that will allow your students (and you too) to create their very own visual math problems that they can challenge their peers with.


Speakers
avatar for Wilton, Brittani

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 1:20pm - 2:05pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3-A: Global Connections to Teach Global Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Wilton, Brittani

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 1:20pm - 2:05pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3-A: Peer Feedback that Moves Learning Forward: Reflect. Review. Revise.

Description

Theme: Collaborative Learning through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project-based, challenge-based, or inquiry-based learning

Peer feedback is an age-old teaching approach shown to boost learning outcomes and improve student work. Peer review is now unnecessarily difficult in modern “digital” classrooms. Digital content, digital workflows, and other complications that arise in teaching with technology make this once simple task too cumbersome and time-consuming for many teachers. As a result, teachers opt out of engaging students in this highly effective instructional approach.

Learn how easy it is to implement this evidence-based instructional practice into your classrooms with several different technology tools. Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project- or inquiry-based learning will be especially interested in learning how the technology-based peer feedback process creates a written record of student learning over time.

Participants will explore the use of technology-based peer feedback within face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. You will walk away with the practical knowledge of how to set-up a peer feedback process that:

  • Facilitates quality feedback and work outcomes
  • Promotes self-reflection and metacognition
  • Provides formative assessment data you can use to guide planning, intervention and enrichment strategies, and instruction
  • Frees the peer feedback process from constraints of time and space by enabling anytime, anywhere peer feedback from Internet-enabled devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Callison, Matthew

Callison, Matthew

Teacher, Indiana University
Bio | Matthew Callison is an award-winning educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and doctoral candidate living in Indianapolis, IN. After teaching for over 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Indiana University. While at IU, Matt has taught pre-service and in-service teachers and worked to build partnerships between local schools and the School of Education... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:05pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3-A: TechKnowledgey for your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Student Engagement Through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience:  5th-12th Grade Teachers Any Subject Area

Required Apps-  Google Slides, Google Drive, Qrafter.   

Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching with technology? It’s time we gave students the knowledge, skills and behaviors to responsibly use technology. This session will teach you ways to engage and prepare your students for their future. Throughout the session I’ll give you resources and projects using a variety of applications including: iMovie, GarageBand, iBook Author, Sphero, Makey Makey, Electric Circuits, Web Design, SketchUp, Wood Design, and Coding. We’ll take a look at how I organize my classroom to give students choice and let their voices be heard by authentic audiences. I’ll share all my resources, project planners, and rubrics with you so you can start doing transformational projects with your students too!

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

-Participants will learn simple ways to create a flexible learning environment.

-Participants will learn how to create self-paced projects that use a variety of technology.

-Participants will learn how to incorporate STEAM into any project they already have!

-Participants will learn new ways for their students to hold themselves accountable and set their own deadlines.

-Participants will find ways to give students choice and allow their voices to be heard by an authentic audience.

-Participants will be able to collect a variety of resources; STEAM presentations, project planners, various projects ideas, rubrics and self-assessments


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

6th Grade Teacher, District 56
Bio Sarah Myles is an enthusiastic educator who believes in empowering her students with technology skills needed to thrive and succeed in school.  Sarah teaches Digital Literacy at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois.  Sarah gives her students choice to help them discover their interests... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:05pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3: Innovate and Transform with iPad - Math Ideas for the Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  K - 4 teachers

With the influx of iPads into primary classrooms many teachers are wondering how to go beyond the “drill and kill” math app. Using her newly released book “Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom”Kristen Wideen will show how iPads can be used in purposeful and authentic ways by exploring open-ended creative math applications. You will explore a variety of apps that support best practice and help to create a classroom that is innovative, collaborative, creation and choice driven. After examples are shared and "how to" demonstrations are given, participants will then have some hands on learning with various content creation apps. Participants will experience the transformation that occurs in a math program when technology is used in a purposeful and authentic way. Participants will leave with a variety of math lesson ideas that can be used immediately that will meet the unique and individual learning styles of their students.The following free apps are needed to participate full in the workshop: Draw and Tell, number pieces, geoboard, Pic Collage, Popplet lite


Speakers
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Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.  Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.   Kristen is the co-author of the recently published book, "Innovate with iPad". She earned her... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3: Innovate with iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Karen Lirenman

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 published Innovate with iPad:Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom with co-author Kristen... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3: Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Create Your Story Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

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

Attend this session and learn how to bring the writing process to life with digital storytelling. A simple six-word story, created as a video with six unique camera shots, allows students of any grade level the ability to tell a powerful visual story. In this full day workshop, Don will take you through a unique project that addresses the fundamentals of media literacy and filmmaking, as well as the digital storytelling process, allowing you to create your own project by the end of the workshop. You will be able to replicate the entire process and customize it to meet your own curriculum goals. This workshop is based on Don’s book Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Enhancing Writing Through Multimedia

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 process through a multimedia project.

2. Understand the importance of building on our student visual literacies by using the an iOS device for video and editing.

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.


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3: STEM and Coding in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Collaboration

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Elementary Teachers 

In today’s world collaboration, innovation and the ability to problem solve are essential skills.  Come explore ways to bring these skills to the forefront through STEM and coding in the elementary classroom. We will discuss how to set-up a positive classroom environment that promotes collaboration and creative risk-taking in young students.  We will also go over the importance of structuring groups and the student rolls within them.  Throughout the session we will be experiencing different STEM and coding activities as students ourselves.  We will play with robots like Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and Sphero, along with coding apps such as Swift, Scratch Jr. and Kodable.  Most importantly we will learn how to incorporate STEM and coding into current curriculum to enhance what students are already learning.  There will be time to collaborate with others to develop ideas and explore new concepts.  This is not a session for just science, math and technology teachers.  Come experience the fun and see what all the hype is about!

Learning Targets:
Participants will:

  • have an understanding of ways to set-up a positive, collaborative, classroom environments
  • learn ways to structure groups to be successful in STEM and coding activities
  • learn ways to implement coding and STEM actives within curriculum
  • receive hands-on experiences with coding and STEM actives
  • be able to compile a list of different coding apps and programs to use

Speakers
avatar for Mastin, Erin

Mastin, Erin

3rd Grade Teacher, Boyne City Elementary School
BioErin Mastin has been teaching for 12 years. She has taught everything from middle school math to Kindergarten, currently she is teaching 3rd grade. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics from the University of Maine, Orono. She also h... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Theme: Project Based Learning / Inquiry-Based Learning

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session

Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis

A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis.

While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis.

In this session, we’ll demystify what PBL is all about by examining PBL Paralysis and some of the main obstacles (and solutions) that typically prevent educators from implementing project based learning. We’ll dive into: how to differentiate PBL to make it work for all students, carrying out PBL while also covering what’s on the state test, what to do if your district’s professional development doesn’t cut it, and more!

Participants will leave (1) knowing where to start in implementing PBL in their respective schools, and (2) feeling confident they have answers for the main “Yes, buts!” related to project based learning. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Ross Cooper

Ross Cooper

Supervisor of Instructional Practice, Salisbury Township School District
Description  Theme: Project Based Learning / Inquiry-Based Learning Length: 90 Minutes Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis  A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis. While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis. In this session... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3: Taking Inquiry Strategies to the Next Level: Developing Student Thinking with Mobile Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Description

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience: Teachers

Title: Taking Inquiry Strategies  to the Next Level: Developing Student Thinking with Mobile Learning

This session will provide an overview of specific ways teachers can incorporate questioning strategies and inquiry experiences using the latest iPad Apps and G-Suite.  This work will be guided by Common Core Standards ELA standards, Next Generation Science standards and other inquiry-focused practices. Specifically, we will introduce how different iPad Apps, Google Apps and Extensions can be leveraged to implement these learning experiences.  Further, we will demonstrate how these strategies along with the use of technology provide ways for educators to check for understanding and modify instruction.  Our goal of this session to have educators leave with specific strategies for helping students to develop questions, apply content specific knowledge, and support the synthesis of content knowledge. 


Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Specifically, Haebig has been influential in leading teacher and administrator preparation for the... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

1:20pm

Breakout 3: Video Is Changing EVERYTHING
Limited Capacity filling up

Target Audience: Classroom teachers and administrators

Title: Video Is Changing EVERYTHING

Unleashing the power of video has never been easier (or more fun)...but are your students’ videos worth watching? Using models from society’s platforms of consumption (TV & Film, YouTube, social media), this session will challenge educators to design engaging lessons where students apply techniques that make their videos most effective.  Inspire a participatory culture of demonstration, reflection and celebration through video creation! 

Participant Learning Targets:

  • Attendees will identify modern forms of video found on media and social platforms and the associated devices/apps used to create them
  • Attendees will discuss and share opportunities for curricular learning to be demonstrated, documented, reflected on and celebrated using video
  • Attendees will experience micro video creation by selecting an appropriate format/style to match a challenge, designing the production, and publishing to an audience

Needed: recording device and an editing app. Suggested: iMovie, Capture, Splice

Guiding Question: In a media-saturated world, how can students learn to leverage the power of video to demonstrate, document, celebrate and reflect on learning?


Speakers
avatar for Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson

Educational Technology Consultant
Bio Brad Wilson is the recipient of the MACUL Educator of the Year award for 2014 and was named to the 2015 class of Apple Distinguished Educators. An “Eventful Learning” evangelist, Brad has created iPad apps to inspire kids to write and capture stories that have been downloaded more than 1 million times. He is Co-Founder of Write About, a digital writing platform for classrooms that was named the #1 EdTech Tool to Try in 2016 on Cult of... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

2:05pm

Breakout 3-A: Global Connections to Teach Global Perspectives
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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
avatar for Wilton, Brittani

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 2:05pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

2:05pm

Breakout 3-B: Exploring Student-Created Math Activities with iOS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Theme: Inquiry Driven Instruction with Technology 

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 5th grade through 12th grade math teachers. Principals and school administrators. 

Title: Exploring Student-Created Math Activities with iOS

Do you ever think you are the one doing all of the work in your math classroom? Explore opportunities to allow your students to create their own math problems and solutions. Student created math activities give students a voice and gives you the teacher a window into their understanding. This session will show you iOS tools that will allow your students (and you too) to create their very own visual math problems that they can challenge their peers with.


Speakers
avatar for Orr, Jon

Orr, Jon

Math Curriculum Leader, John McGregor Secondary School
Bio Jon is the math curriculum leader at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board. Jon led his district by bringing iPad into the math classroom and promoted new pedagogical practices for technology use. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has authored... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

2:05pm

Breakout 3-B: Peer Feedback that Moves Learning Forward: Reflect. Review. Revise.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Description

Theme: Collaborative Learning through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project-based, challenge-based, or inquiry-based learning

Peer feedback is an age-old teaching approach shown to boost learning outcomes and improve student work. Peer review is now unnecessarily difficult in modern “digital” classrooms. Digital content, digital workflows, and other complications that arise in teaching with technology make this once simple task too cumbersome and time-consuming for many teachers. As a result, teachers opt out of engaging students in this highly effective instructional approach.

Learn how easy it is to implement this evidence-based instructional practice into your classrooms with several different technology tools. Teachers who use student-centered approaches like project- or inquiry-based learning will be especially interested in learning how the technology-based peer feedback process creates a written record of student learning over time.

Participants will explore the use of technology-based peer feedback within face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. You will walk away with the practical knowledge of how to set-up a peer feedback process that:

  • Facilitates quality feedback and work outcomes
  • Promotes self-reflection and metacognition
  • Provides formative assessment data you can use to guide planning, intervention and enrichment strategies, and instruction
  • Frees the peer feedback process from constraints of time and space by enabling anytime, anywhere peer feedback from Internet-enabled devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Callison, Matthew

Callison, Matthew

Teacher, Indiana University
Bio | Matthew Callison is an award-winning educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and doctoral candidate living in Indianapolis, IN. After teaching for over 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Indiana University. While at IU, Matt has taught pre-service and in-service teachers and worked to build partnerships between local schools and the School of Education... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

2:05pm

Breakout 3-B: TechKnowledgey for your Students
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Theme: Student Engagement Through Technology

Length: 45 Minutes

Target Audience:  5th-12th Grade Teachers Any Subject Area

Required Apps-  Google Slides, Google Drive, Qrafter.   

Are you looking for a way to transform your teaching with technology? It’s time we gave students the knowledge, skills and behaviors to responsibly use technology. This session will teach you ways to engage and prepare your students for their future. Throughout the session I’ll give you resources and projects using a variety of applications including: iMovie, GarageBand, iBook Author, Sphero, Makey Makey, Electric Circuits, Web Design, SketchUp, Wood Design, and Coding. We’ll take a look at how I organize my classroom to give students choice and let their voices be heard by authentic audiences. I’ll share all my resources, project planners, and rubrics with you so you can start doing transformational projects with your students too!

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

-Participants will learn simple ways to create a flexible learning environment.

-Participants will learn how to create self-paced projects that use a variety of technology.

-Participants will learn how to incorporate STEAM into any project they already have!

-Participants will learn new ways for their students to hold themselves accountable and set their own deadlines.

-Participants will find ways to give students choice and allow their voices to be heard by an authentic audience.

-Participants will be able to collect a variety of resources; STEAM presentations, project planners, various projects ideas, rubrics and self-assessments


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

6th Grade Teacher, District 56
Bio Sarah Myles is an enthusiastic educator who believes in empowering her students with technology skills needed to thrive and succeed in school.  Sarah teaches Digital Literacy at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois.  Sarah gives her students choice to help them discover their interests... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523