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07 Nov 2014
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Miami Device 2014

Miami, FLORIDA                               November 7-8

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, located in Coconut Grove, Florida, has proven to be a leader in mobile learning, technology integration, and project based learning. St. Stephen’s has a beautiful campus and well-equipped, state-of-the-art classrooms.

Now the doors are open to all who would like to come and enjoy Miami Device, a two day Mobile Learning Event.

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17 Feb 2014
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SDE National Conference on Differentiated Instruction: Power Up! 2014

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA                               July 7

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Join us for this one-of-a-kind, hands-on, interactive, preconference for K-6 educators where technology leaders will show you how to embrace technology as a daily instructional tool. Learn hoe to use technology to meet the Common Core requirements and raise student engagement and achievement while building your students’ digital media skills. You’ll discover not only quality tools and apps that will reinforce your teaching, but also how to effectively use the tools to integrate technology into your classroom.

 

Presenting…

  • iCan with iPad – Getting started with the iPad K-6: (Handouts)
    • Hands-on Intro to iPad – begin your journey
    • Get up to speed and build your confidence: (integrating tech is part of the CCSS)
    • Explore key features and functionality of the iPad: I didn’t know it could do THAT!
    • Start collecting Ideas for integrating iPads for reading, writing, math and more
    • Along the way (before you know it)  you’ll gain research and note-taking skills, explore simple learner response apps, and learn how to manage accessibility in the classroom
    • Please visit the handout center prior to the conference for information about required apps for the session.
    • Please bring your iPad to the session
  • iCan with iPad – Next Steps with the iPad K-6 (Handouts)
    • Hands-on Intro to iPad – Your journey continues
    • Build your confidence: (integrating tech is part of the CCSS)
    • Explore the advanced features and functionality of the iPad: I didn’t know it could do THAT TOO!
    • Collect Ideas for integrating iPads for reading, writing, math and more
    • Along the way (before you know it)  you’ll gain appropriate tools for online media searches, discover practical strategies for managing  workflow, and learn ideas for submitting student work
    • Please visit the handout center prior to the conference for information about required apps for the session.
    • Please bring your iPad to the session
  • App-tivities to Foster Critical Thinking Skills Gr K-6 (Handouts)
    • Jump in for fast-paced hands-on session
    • Experience critical thinking app-tivities that foster prediction, evaluation, and metacognition skills.
    • Ready-to-use toolkit of apps, resources and examples that support using the iPad to foster critical thinking.
    • Ignite new enthusiasm for learning in your students
    • Please visit the handout center prior to the conference for information about required apps for the session.
    • Please bring your iPad to the session
  • It’s ‘Appy Hour!’ iPad Tools for Creation and Publishing Gr K-6 (Handouts)
    • This hands-on session will allow learners to explore multiple apps for creating digital learning artifacts on the iPad.
    • Participants will walk away with a toolkit of apps, ideas for rubrics and grading, and resources and examples that support using the iPad to foster creativity and product creation.
    • Please visit the handout center prior to the conference for information about required apps for the session.
    • Please bring your iPad to the session

03 Feb 2014
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TCEA 2014

TCEA 2014

AUSTIN, TEXAS                               February 3-7

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Fuel your inspiration for innovative teaching with more than 400 expert and peer-led sessions. Discover the latest products and resources to support your teaching and leadership efforts in the 900+ booth exhibit hall. This five-day convention brings together campus and district-level educators for a networking and learning experience that inspires innovative teaching and learning for classroom, campus, and district-wide success.

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  • GROOVY GRAPHICS IN THE ICLASSROOM (workshop): How will you use graphic novels and comic creation apps in your iClassroom to support your curricular and project-based needs? This hands-on workshop will guide learners through a spectrum of comic creation apps from limited to full customization and showcase multiple student-created examples. Preferred device: iPad (Monday, 2/3/2014, 8:00am-11:00am)
  • INSTANT PD WITH ITUNES U (iPad Academy session): Discover the power and potential of using iTunes U to deliver Professional Development to your staff. From actual ready-made PD courses to tips for setting up the flow of courses, content and examples to be included, and ideas for engaging projects, this session will showcase best practices that will meet the diverse needs of your K-12 staff.
    School Level: All Level | Skill Level: Introductory (Tuesday, 2/4/ 2014, 10:00am – 10:50am)
  • 1:1 IMPLEMENTATION TOOLKIT (iPad Academy session): Build a toolkit of resources to support the transition into a 1:1 iPad environment from all perspectives. Detailed ideas for orientations and professional development topics, workflow, organization, assessment, and managing distractions and off-task behavior will all be included as we address all facets of parent, teacher, and student implementation needs.
    School Level: All Level | Skill Level: All Levels (Tuesday, 2/4/ 2014, 11:00am – 11:50am)
  • SASSY SAMR (workshop): Add a little flare to your knowledge and “app-lication” of SAMR. Learners will sink their teeth into each level of SAMR to redefine iPad integration in their iClassroom. A SAMR toolkit will be provided with multiple ideas and resources teachers can utilize immediately in their iClassroom. Preferred device: iPad (Tuesday, 2/4/ 2014, 1:30pm – 3:00pm)

14 May 2013
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Camp Plug and Play – Arizona July 8-12

Camp Plug and Play

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Tuscon, Arizona                              July 8-12

Camp Plug & Play 8.0 offers a world-class professional development experience where participants are immersed into one of five topics for the week. Each strand is taught by knowledgeable and patient facilitators who have a strong passion for empowering teachers and students with technology. You will receive practical instruction and lots of hands-on time so that you leave with new knowledge, skills, and confidence to use what you’ve learned in your classroom

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Mobilizing Grades K-2 

Calling all iPioneers! Learn how to seamlessly trailblaze the iClassroom frontier with one iPad or multiple mobile devices. Besides exploring a plethora of consumptive and product-based apps and iResources to support and engage student achievement from instruction, to practice, to publishing, participants will get lots of hands-on time to collaborate and explore mobile learning through the eyes of a kindergartner, first grader, or second grader. Participants will leave with a myriad of integration ideas and digital artifacts that can be utilized in multiple classroom settings (e.g. whole group, pass-around, small groups, and stations). Round up your core standards and curriculum, and leave with heaps of great apps, strategies, and ideas for young learners.

Be sure you know your device’s iTunes password for the App Store. A list of the apps that will be used in this session will be sent out a few weeks before camp. If you can’t bring your own iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone, we’ll have an iPad for you to use.

5 Objectives:

  1. Integrate iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into multiple classroom configurations and settings.
  2. Evaluate apps and resources to utilize with your curriculum and standards.
  3. Transform paper and pencil tasks into digital learning artifacts.
  4. Utilize teacher tools for presentation, polling, collaboration, assessment, and file management.
  5. Create and share a bank of digital curricular ideas that can be accessed all year long.

 


14 May 2013
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ISTE 2013

ISTE 2013

San Antonio, Texas                               June 22-26

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With nearly 700 sessions, 150 additional workshops, and informal learning environments everywhere you turn, ISTE 2013 provides a multitude of professional development opportunities for the entire education team.

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  • iProductivity: Student Workflow in the iClassroom (workshop): This fast-paced session will feature apps for note-taking and organization, highlight multiple workflow and productivity processes, and showcase a range of student products for the iPad. (Saturday, 6/22/2013, 12:30pm–3:30pm)
  • Leveraging BrainPop JR to Support Inquiry-Based App-tivities (BrainPop booth): This session showcases how BrainPop JR videos can be used as springboard for curiosity and exploration. Pop on in (at 2pm on Monday the 24th) to see how to dive in and expand these inquiries using apps and web tools to enrich a preschool or primary student’s instructional realm of knowledge. (Monday, 6/24/2013, 2:00pm – BrainPop booth)
  • The 360 iClassroom Perspective (poster session): Learn about our iClassroom journey. We’ll share a road map to a successful iPad roll out from professional development and training to testimonials from teachers, students, administrators, and coaches. (Tuesday, 6/25/2013, 10:00am–12:00pm, SACC Tower View Lobby; Table 24)
  • iPad, You Pad, We All Love the iPad (poster session): Showcase of “app”tacular student projects created in Eanes ISD K-8 1:1 iClassrooms. We’ll show you how you can create them in your classroom. (Wednesday, 6/26/2013, 11:00am–1:00pm, SACC Tower View Lobby; Table 17)

 

 

 


14 May 2013
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ipadpalooza 2013

iPad Palooza

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Austin, Texas                               June 18-19

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iPadpalooza is a two day event held at Westlake High School in Austin, TX.  This learning festival is a celebration of the cultural-shift the iPads have brought about in education and the world.  This event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and the compelling ways schools have integrated iPads into their classrooms.

iPadpalooza…we’re not a conference, we’re a learning festival!

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  • Student-Created Books in the iClassroom (session): Publishing student understanding and content in book form is a novel way (pun-intended) for students to showcase their learning. This hands-on workshop will guide learners through a spectrum of book creation apps from limited customization (e.g. modifying text and images) to full publishing. Through the session, learners will explore these tools, create a sample, and share their artifact with others. (Tuesday, 6/18/2013, 11:45am-12:30pm)
  • App Celebrity Smackdown (panel discussion): Ever get tired of “There’s an App for that”?  Well the folks on this panel never tire of that.  Come watch and learn as these app-tastic celebrities battle out for the ultimate title of King or Queen of the App world.  This no holds barred event will feature apps that will blow your mind. Audience participation is encouraged. (Wednesday, 6/19/ 2013, 8:30am – 10:00am)
  • Speed Date your iPad (hands-on interactive): Come “speed date” your iPad with seasoned iPad educators! Every 10 minutes, you will rotate through one of seven different stations and learn about new apps used to accomplish a lesson, project, or goal. Come away with lots of lesson ideas, tons of apps, and infinite possibilities across all grade levels and disciplines. (Wednesday, 6/19/ 2013, 1:15pm – 2:45pm)