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Wednesday July 29, 2015 7:30am - 8:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:15am

SAMRi Teacher Camp Opening
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bronke

Christopher Bronke

English Department Chair, Downers Grove North High School
I am a Twitter junkie with passions in using technology to improve student writing and reading, standards-based grading, discipline-specific literacy, and coaching teachers.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:15am - 8:25am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

1:1 iPads in the Elementary Classroom - Room 212
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to implement a 1:1 set of iPads with elementary students from management to transforming your students learning. See a daily schedule including key apps that help give students opportunities to engage in collaboration and communication. Witness with examples from these apps and pictures of implementation. Discuss how to balance common core curriculum and program demands while incorporating the iPad. Attendees will walk away with skills to immediately implement in their elementary classroom whether they have 1 mobile device to a 1:1 program!

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Barnett

Sarah Barnett

First Grade Teacher, Bannockburn School District 106
I have an Early Childhood background with Master Degrees in Reading and School Leadership. I am a National Board Certified Teacher, and have used iPads in my first grade classroom for the past three years. I am passionate about using iPads to increase student audience, collaboration... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Creating Digital Portfolios with Google Sites - Room: LRC
Limited Capacity seats available

Portfolios are a powerful way for students to share what they have done with classmates and parents. Using Google Sites to create a digital portfolio will allow students to show off their work all year long. Learn how to create a classroom digital portfolio and empower students to update and keep the portfolio current.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy McBrayer

Jeremy McBrayer

Director of 21st Century Learning, Channahon SD17
Jeremy is the Director of 21st Century Learning in Channahon School District 17. He has helped organize and transition the school district into a leader in developing 21st Century Skills in students of all age levels. Jeremy is also a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and loves... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Dice UP the Classroom - Room 209
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know how to App Smash? Do you use Google Apps for Education? Are you iPaded? Do you want to know how to Teach Like a Pirate and do Sketchnotes? In my session, I will teach you how to use the most basic to advance ways to integrate technology into your classroom in fun and amazing ways. From Green Screen to App Dice, I will show you how to Dice UP your Classroom. UP is for: "Unconditional Passion."

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Read

Ryan Read

Business and Technology Teacher, Stillman Valley High School
Ryan Read has a masters degree in instructional technology in education with eight years experience in the field. He has been a part of several conferences presenting on the use of iPad, Chromebook and Technology Integration and the use of his creation, App Dice. Ryan is also a published... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Digital Learning, Informational Text, and Inquiry Learning - Room 211
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it mean to be digitally literate? How can we teach students to think critical about what they read on the internet and what questions to ask. Also, fostering a curiosity for learing and inquiring is important. This session will discuss a few strategies to get your students questioning and investigating using informational texts they find on the Internet

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

Literacy Coach, Downers Grove North High School
I am a literacy coach, reading teacher, and the adviser of the yearbook. I love working with content-area teachers as they implement the teaching of literacy skills into their classrooms.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Full STEAM Ahead! Introducing Sphero - Room 203
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce participants to Sphero, a nearly industructable robotic ball that can be controlled and programmed using hand-held devices (phones and tablets). Learn how educators are using Sphero for a variety of classroom and after-school "STEAM" activities, and compete against your peers in an obstacle course challenge!

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Chausis

Charlene Chausis

Creativity & Innovation Specialist for Mobile Pedagogy, Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 - Retired
Mostly retired, yet, still working to promote the learning of adults in schools. Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2003), Apple Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator.


Sphero pdf

Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Going Paperless in the 21st Century Classroom - Room 216
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an introduction to going paperless in the classroom. It will include tips for all types of classrooms- from little technology to full on 1:1 learning. All attendees will walk away with a more mindful look at their teaching practices and a drive to do something more by walking away from the traditional paper and pencil.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Richey

Kristin Richey

Reading Lab, Freedom Middle School
Kristin Richey, an Apple Teacher and Middle Level Reading Specialist, works in Berwyn South School District 100. In her 11th year of teaching, she focuses on using technology to connect and communicate with students and their families while engaging them in the subject of reading... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Inquiry Based Learning and Nonfiction - Room 202
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a participatory session on Inquiry Learning. Work collaboratively with your peers using Shared Inquiry to discover meaning with informational text, to search for evidence, while weighing the opinions of fellow educators. Speaking and listening will lead to enhanced reading and writing. Each participant will leave with a full lesson plan and student text for their classrooms.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Kerschner

Tom Kerschner

Vice President, The Great Books Foundation
Working with Great Books schools and educators from across the country has shown me how to use Inquiry with ELA, History, visual arts, and science. History, active/field research, and engaging reluctant readers are my specialties.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Leveraging Mindsets in the Classroom and Beyond - Room 205
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Targets:
*I will learn the difference between fixed and growth mindsets
*I will learn how embracing either of these mindsets affect how I learn (and possibly teach)
*I will learn how to show these concepts to my students

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Skills to Support the 4Cs - Room 214
Limited Capacity seats available

The 4 Cs of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity are essential skills that students can use across curricular areas. The 4Cs also essential skills that need to be developed for work and life. Google Apps for Education provides an incredible foundation to support and develop these skills. This fast paced session will introduce attendees to the power of the 4Cs and the many Chrome, Google, and connected Web Resources that can support the development of these critical skills. Participants will collaboratively work together to connect a variety of resources to different skills. They will communicate using Google+, Google Drive, Twitter, and small group discussion. Participants will put their critical thinking and creative skills to the test as attendees and the facilitators work and learn together. The session will allow for differentiated learning as participants choose to dig deep into a few resources or expand their learning and be introduced to a wealth of resources. The session will be supported by a website and Google+ Community dedicated to supporting the 4Cs in the classroom.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Wick

Steve Wick

Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator, Indian Prairie 204
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." - Victor KiamI am a lifelong learner who is always looking for resources and ideas to grow as a teacher and learner. My focus as a learner is currently connected to the 4Cs, Student Voice, Student Choice, Curiosity, G Suite... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Instructional Technology Coordinator and English Teacher, Neuqua Valley High School
My name is Melissa Wilson, and I am an English teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator at Neuqua Valley High School. I believe that students need to take ownership of their learning, and as teachers, we can inspire them to take risks and grow personally and academically... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Twitter, and Instagram, and Periscope Oh My! Social Media in the Classroom - Room 208
Limited Capacity seats available

Twitter, and Instagram, and Periscope Oh My! How can we use these tools to enhance student learning, and not distract from our learning objectives. How can we use new video tools like Periscope and Google Hangouts to connect our students with each other, and with classrooms worldwide? Participants will explore uses in all curricular areas and with various age levels.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Sean Scanlon

Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
Sean Scanlon is the Director of Instructional Technology at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, IL. He is the lead developer and instructor for Professional Development, an Apple Teacher, and a Certified Google Education Trainer. Sean has presented at many Educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Using Blogs To Amplify and Empower Teacher Voice - Room 204
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be coached through the National Blogging Collaborative's (www.nationalbloggingcollaborative.com) blogging protocols as a means to overcoming the top five reasons why teachers don't blog. This will be interactive; participants will write and get coaching/support for their writing to help them lend their voice to the national narrative on education.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bronke

Christopher Bronke

English Department Chair, Downers Grove North High School
I am a Twitter junkie with passions in using technology to improve student writing and reading, standards-based grading, discipline-specific literacy, and coaching teachers.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Vertical Learning in the Classroom - Room 210
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of us are aware of the notion that we shouldn't teach students by their date of manufacture. But how do we create a system that allows learning to become vertical and not bound by grade level? In this session we will explore how to implement vertical learning with focus on student growth. We will discuss the structures necessary to support multilevel learning in a classroom. Topics include structuring learning targets, organizing resources, managing workflow, assessing student work, utilizing standardized test data, cultivating student ownership and reporting to parents.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

"I am the Director of Innovative Learning and Technology for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy working... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Blogging in All Subject Areas - Room LRC
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how blogging can be used in all content areas to increase collaboration, stretch your classroom beyond the classroom walls, and encourage global connections. You will also learn how to encourage students to practice using the Eight Mathematical Practices independently using blogging in math class.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Gadzala

Nancy Gadzala

weCreate Lab Facilitator/ MRC Director, CCSD181
Nancy is the weCreate Lab Facilitator and MRC Director at Madison School in Hinsdale. A former 5th grade teacher who utilized a flexible classroom environment, engaged students in collaborative, creative learning with 1:1 iPads, and spearheaded a STEAM program for all grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Creating Digital Portfolios with Google Sites - Room 208
Limited Capacity seats available

Portfolios are a powerful way for students to share what they have done with classmates and parents. Using Google Sites to create a digital portfolio will allow students to show off their work all year long. Learn how to create a classroom digital portfolio and empower students to update and keep the portfolio current.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy McBrayer

Jeremy McBrayer

Director of 21st Century Learning, Channahon SD17
Jeremy is the Director of 21st Century Learning in Channahon School District 17. He has helped organize and transition the school district into a leader in developing 21st Century Skills in students of all age levels. Jeremy is also a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and loves... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Getting Started with Chromebooks - Room 210
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will cover the basics of using Chromebooks with your students. We will have a cart of Chromebooks available for participants to follow along and learn the basics of using web based applications on a Chromebook. We will also discuss some useful extensions that you may want your students to utilize.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

"I am the Director of Innovative Learning and Technology for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy working... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Go Back to School with “Class” - Google “Class”room - Room 204
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Classroom can provide a great tool for teachers to streamline the process for distributing and collecting work within the classroom setting. Google Classroom also provides a great platform for online discussions and conversations. During this session, we will explore the various aspects and functionality Google Classroom has for you as a teacher. You will go hands on with Google Classroom and be able to set up your own classroom to be ready to go in the fall. Go back to school with “class” by incorporating Google Classroom into your instruction.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Fekete

Andy Fekete

Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian Prairie 204


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Going Paperless in the 21st Century Classroom - Room: 216
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an introduction to going paperless in the classroom. It will include tips for all types of classrooms- from little technology to full on 1:1 learning. All attendees will walk away with a more mindful look at their teaching practices and a drive to do something more by walking away from the traditional paper and pencil.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Richey

Kristin Richey

Reading Lab, Freedom Middle School
Kristin Richey, an Apple Teacher and Middle Level Reading Specialist, works in Berwyn South School District 100. In her 11th year of teaching, she focuses on using technology to connect and communicate with students and their families while engaging them in the subject of reading... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Inquiry, Poetry, and Efficiency - Room 202
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading poetry and Inquiry learning can increase the efficiency of your classroom. Your time in class is limited and extremely valuable. Join us for an interactive session that focuses on selecting short pieces, close reading, a search for interpretive evidence, and the link to writing. Each participant will receive a lesson plan, a student text, and excerpts from How to Read a Poem/Talking Back to a Poem.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Kerschner

Tom Kerschner

Vice President, The Great Books Foundation
Working with Great Books schools and educators from across the country has shown me how to use Inquiry with ELA, History, visual arts, and science. History, active/field research, and engaging reluctant readers are my specialties.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Motivate to Educate - Room 211
Limited Capacity seats available

I would love to share some of my successful edtech strategies and tools that have motivated students to do better in class and has engaged students more in their learning process. I believe motivational strategies and positive student/teacher/parent relationships empower all of us to succeed.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Maslowski

Maggie Maslowski

English Teacher, Joliet West High School
I'm passionate about education and innovative technology. I believe all students have a genius within them and are capable of making a difference in their lives and in the future of our society. I love engaging, educating, and empowering students with educational technology. My Yearn... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Nearpod 101-Rockin' Lessons, Engaging Classrooms - Room 203
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that teachers create and customize themselves. Engage and amaze with multimedia content that harnesses students’ attention, keeping them focused and maximizing instruction time. Share content and assessments in real time and/or as student-paced learning as you push information, questions, polls, slideshows, videos, audio and other activities to your students. With Nearpod, you will have THE most powerful ed tech tool at your fingertips! This session will be for newbies to the tool or who have heard of Nearpod, but haven't used it before-Nearpod 101.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Billy Spicer

Billy Spicer

Teacher, Winnetka Schools 36
Integration specialist in Winnetka Public Schools 36 who strives to enhance student learning through meaningful experiences. I also enjoy hotdogs, coffee, and records.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Power of Formative Assessment - Room 205
Limited Capacity seats available

Provide and implement best practices in literacy through conferring, anecdotal note-taking, web-based collaboration, and strategy grouping within a Reader's Workshop. Participants will create a whole-class conferring system that can be used daily to monitor student growth, set goals and provide timely feedback through the use of Google Docs.

Session Type: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
JE

Justin Elder

2nd grade teacher


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Retiring the Worksheet: Tech Tools to Engage 21st Century Students - Room 214
Limited Capacity seats available

"YES! Another worksheet! I was hoping you'd give us one today! Thank you SO much, Ms. K!" ...said no kid ever.

When our students graduate, they will face increasingly complex challenges that are going to need increasingly complex solutions. I know that handing out a one-size-fits-all worksheet isn't going to help them develop the critical thinking skills they need to face the world we live in today.

I want to share with you a few alternatives to the traditional worksheet that will get kids engaged and digging deeper.

Tech tools that will be introduced include:
- Socrative
- Pear Deck
- TodaysMeet
- EDpuzzle
- BookTrack Classroom
- DocentEDU
- YouTube
- Padlet
...and more!

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Keane

Brianna Keane

English Teacher & Reading Specialist, Wilmington High School
Hi! My name is Brianna and I just finished my 7th year of teaching. I received my B.A. in English, Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my M.A. in Reading & Literacy from Lewis University. I currently teach sophomore English and freshman Reading... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

SAMR Model: Keeping up with the 21st Century - Room 209
Limited Capacity seats available

With the increase of technology over the last five years alone, education has changed from printing to cursive to technological submissions. In this presentation, you will see how taking a simple writing assignment can turn into a digital format. With this knowledge, students can not only use their research to meet the requirements within your district, state, but they can learn how to use their research by making it authentic. This presentation is not only about writing but how to create interdisciplinary units across the curriculums.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Koppers

Kristen Koppers

High School English Educator / Author, Joliet Township High School
Kristen Koppers is a Nationally Board Recognized Teacher (NBCT) in the field of English. She is a recent Google Education level 1 certified educator; she began writing html in 1998 for websites. She is a self-publisher of two books and is currently working on her teaching book. Kristen... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

STEM for the Classroom and Library - Room 212
Limited Capacity seats available

We are three librarians from the Downers Grove Public Library, where we have recently made STEM a priority. During our large building redesign last year, we added a STEM Room and a digital Media Lab, utilized primarily by children and teenagers.

During our session, we would like to talk briefly about what STEM means, why it is important in school classrooms and libraries, and how STEM activities can be practical and fun at the same time.

After our brief introductory talk, we would like to have stations set up with some fun STEM gadgets for participants to play with. We will have Cublets, a 3Doodler, Bee Bots, a Makey-Makey, and a Sphero.

We will also give participants a great list of Chromebook and iPad apps for the classroom to take away.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Linsenmeyer

Erin Linsenmeyer

Outreach Coordinator, Downers Grove Public Library
avatar for Lynette Pitrak

Lynette Pitrak

Teen Services Coordinator, Downers Grove Public Library
Lynette Pitrak has been the Teen Services Coordinator at the Downers Grove Public Library for 8 years. She is passionate about connecting with teenagers over books, music, art, and the act of creation. She also volunteers for the Chicago-based organization Open Books, which mentors... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Browser Battle - Why Chrome Reigns Supreme? - Room 216
Limited Capacity seats available

So much of our technology lives are spent living within a browser. In the battle of browsers, why get caught in one that slows you down or throws too much at you? In this session, we will explore why Google Chrome remains supreme. Apps, Extensions, the Omnibox for search and much more, accessibility to your connected Google services are just some of the features of Chrome that put the smackdown on every other browser. You will walk away with some tips and tricks as well as a better of understanding as to how to take full advantage of Google Chrome and how it can make a huge difference in the your online experience.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Andy Fekete

Andy Fekete

Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian Prairie 204


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Connecting Your Class Locally and Globally - Room 212
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to knock down the four walls of your classroom and connect your students locally and globally. See the large impact social media can have with your classroom and curriculum. From connecting with parents and collaborating with local classrooms to expanding your students view on the world. Learn how a teacher utilizes the social network to keep families up to date with what is happening in the classroom and connect with other classrooms in the area and around the world. Discuss possible specific activities including a book club with classes around the country, mystery Skype calls, and using Google Docs for activities such as 20 questions and pen pals. Attendees will walk away with immediate ideas to implement, from the beginning tweeter to the expert in social media.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Barnett

Sarah Barnett

First Grade Teacher, Bannockburn School District 106
I have an Early Childhood background with Master Degrees in Reading and School Leadership. I am a National Board Certified Teacher, and have used iPads in my first grade classroom for the past three years. I am passionate about using iPads to increase student audience, collaboration... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Eny, Meeny, Miny, Moe: How Can You Choose the Best Assessments to Guide Instructional Decisions in the Classroom - Room 202
Limited Capacity seats available

With so many Assessment mandates and choices in the classroom, how can you sort and decipher which ones best inform your instructional decisions? This session will give opportunity to categorize, scrutinize and prioritize your classroom assessments. You will leave this session with strategies for making real use of the assessments you already have in place and take away ideas for new assessments that will bring value to your decision making process.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hinshaw

Melissa Hinshaw

Midwest Account Manager, NWEA
With a background in Education and Administration for 25 years, I currently manage over 250 school districts for NWEA. I consult with administrators on Assessment Implementation, Growth Metrics, Data Analysis, Assessment Planning, Data Informing Instruction and Tech Infrastruct... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Flipping Your Classroom - Giving Your Students Control - Room 203
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to flip your classroom? Learn how I have completely flipped my math classroom. No longer do students listen to me lecture but engage in high-level collaborative math work in class while they listen to me teach from home. Learn what a flipped classroom is and is not as well as tips and tools to start your own flipped lessons!

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Humphreys

Kirk Humphreys

TAP Math Teacher, Caruso Middle School, Deerfield #109
Kirk Humphreys is a TAP (gifted) mathematics teacher at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, IL. He has been teaching for 14 years. As an educator, Kirk prides himself in being an innovator and is constantly reinventing his math classroom. His classroom is a “flipped classroom... Read More →



Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

iCreate - Room 210
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to integrate technology seamlessly into your students' learning experiences? During this session, we will brainstorm together experiences that can engage your students using 1:1 devices. We will explore how creation applications can have multi-functional uses in the classroom. Tools including Shadow Puppet EDU, Seesaw, Book Creator, Chatterpics, and Photo Speak can magic to many learning investigations.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Rich

Stacy Rich

Technology Integration Specialist, Northbrook/Glenview School District 30
Currently I am a Technology Intergration Specialist for Northbrook-Glenview School District 30. Previously, I was a 2nd and 4th grade teacher in Plainfield School District. 15 year Sunday School and Hebrew School teacher at Congregation BJBE. Returning to the arena of public school... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

MinecraftEDU: First Year Around the Block - Room 211
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in learning about MinecraftEDU? No playing experience necessary! Come join two teachers that partnered together from different districts to set up and facilitate MinecraftEDU clubs in their buildings. They will share their success, learning experiences, and tips for the first year of the program which addressed the 4 C's (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, & Critical Thinking).

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Ted deBruin

Ted deBruin

4th Grade Teacher at Lines Elementary in Barrington, IL
avatar for Diane Powell

Diane Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Daniel Wright Jr High
Instructional Technology Coach



Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Planning for a 21st Century Classroom - Room 204
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be a collaborative effort to explore what a 21st century classroom looks like and how to plan effectively to create it. What can we do in planning student learning targets, physical structure of our rooms, and the leverage of technology to shift into a student led vertical learning environment that is the center of a 21st century classroom? Be ready to share and explore ideas.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Mark White

Mark White

4th Grade Teacher, District 58
I am a 4th grade teacher looking to use pedagogy to help my students as 21st century learners. My 21st century classroom is not centered around technology but rather pedagogy designed to develop the skills my students will need to navigate the ever expanding body of knowledge being... Read More →



Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Seesaw-ePortfolios - Room 205
Limited Capacity seats available

Seesaw is a free, student-driven ePortfolio app that can be used on any IOS device. Seesaw allows students to build independence, encourages reflection and inspires creativity. Seesaw also has the option to engage parents in their student's learning by adding the seesaw parent app. The teacher can view all posts made by students and all posts must be approved before getting added to the class or student ePortfolio. Come and see what Seesaw has to offer your students, ages Kindergarten and up!

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator. 

Speakers
avatar for Liz Loughnane

Liz Loughnane

Technology Integration Specialist, Bannockburn School
My name is Liz and I'm the technology coach for my school/district. I love learning about new technology tools and applications to implement into the K-8th grade classroom along with connecting with other educators.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Tech Tools Making Students Work Authentic - Room 209
Limited Capacity seats available

With the thousands of different learning tools available on the internet, how do you know which ones are the best for you, your students, and your school? In this presentation, I will cover several different types of technological tools such as: Screencast, Weebly (website builder), Blendspace, Edmodo, Interactive Flyers, Thinglink, along with a few other sites to help teach the rigor and individualization to all your students.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led 

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Koppers

Kristen Koppers

High School English Educator / Author, Joliet Township High School
Kristen Koppers is a Nationally Board Recognized Teacher (NBCT) in the field of English. She is a recent Google Education level 1 certified educator; she began writing html in 1998 for websites. She is a self-publisher of two books and is currently working on her teaching book. Kristen... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

The Power of Google Apps for Education - Room 214
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will be introduced to the Google Apps for Education Suite as a resource to enhance collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity in their teaching and learning. Emphasis will be placed on ideas, procedures, and resources that support best practices when using Google Apps for Education for teaching and learning. Session resources will be built around the 4 Cs of Education and Digital Literacy Skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to drive their own learning in a learner-centered environment with the support of the presenters. A Google Site will be used to support and guide attendees as they learn more about best practices for GAFE in their classrooms.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator. 

Speakers
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Steve Wick

Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator, Indian Prairie 204
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." - Victor KiamI am a lifelong learner who is always looking for resources and ideas to grow as a teacher and learner. My focus as a learner is currently connected to the 4Cs, Student Voice, Student Choice, Curiosity, G Suite... Read More →
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Melissa Wilson

Instructional Technology Coordinator and English Teacher, Neuqua Valley High School
My name is Melissa Wilson, and I am an English teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator at Neuqua Valley High School. I believe that students need to take ownership of their learning, and as teachers, we can inspire them to take risks and grow personally and academically... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Using Comic Books & Avatars as HS Assessment Tools - No Really - Room 208
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will have the opportunity to explore how students can tell stories through the use of the Strip Designer app, and other tools such as Tellagami. Keeping in mind that content always comes first, we will explore how to use these tools as an assessment where students can tell a story in order to demonstrate their understanding. Properly constructed, these stories can be put together into a single book and published as an ebook.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
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Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
Sean Scanlon is the Director of Instructional Technology at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, IL. He is the lead developer and instructor for Professional Development, an Apple Teacher, and a Certified Google Education Trainer. Sean has presented at many Educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

21 Tricks for the 21st Century Teacher - Room 208
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready for a truck load of ways to integrate technology into your classroom! We will show you how we use these 21 resources and then give you time to explore and play! Everyone will leave with something they can use in the upcoming school year!

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Apps in the Elementary Classroom - Room 205
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will demonstrate how to incorporate iPads in the elementary classroom to increase collaboration, student engagement and transform student learning. Apps shown will be cross‐curricular and easy to use. Examples of some apps covered will be BitsBoard, Creative Book Builder, Explain Everything and Nearpod.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
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Justin Elder

2nd grade teacher


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Coding and the Maker Movement...Dive in! - Room LRC
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when you combine Coding, Scratch, Makey Makeys and a classroom full of curious students? You get creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and STEM learning. Play with Scratch and Makey Makeys to see what you and your class can do. I'll share what happened in my classroom this year while you explore and "play."

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
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Cathy Lannert

Instructional Coach for Technology, Skokie School District 68


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Introduction to Guided Math - Room 214
Limited Capacity seats available

This breakout session is meant to get teachers started with the guided math structure in their classroom. This method is great for incorporating the common core standards and any variety of curriculum resources you have. Teachers will experience ways to organize the math classroom and delve into activities to use.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
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Megan Ryder

Instructional Coach, Downers Grove 58
Megan Ryder started her educational career on figure skates, teaching basic skills to skaters of all ages while working on her elementary education degree at Western Michigan University. Megan completed her masters degree in Instructional Technology from Lewis University in 2012... Read More →
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Ali Wooden

Teacher, Oswego School District 308


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Nearpod Advanced-Design Tips & Assessment Variety - Room 203
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn design tips to improve the look and feel of your presentations. Limit text, pop your visuals, use the right font, contrast your colors, make your information interesting and keep it simple by focusing on the big picture. Also, learn about a variety of assessment options to embed within your Nearpod lesson.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
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Billy Spicer

Teacher, Winnetka Schools 36
Integration specialist in Winnetka Public Schools 36 who strives to enhance student learning through meaningful experiences. I also enjoy hotdogs, coffee, and records.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Powerful Primary - Research and Exploration in the Primary Grades - Room 212
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to enhance the level of learning, understanding and creativity in your primary classroom? Join me for a spirited session about research and S.T.E.A.M. exploration in the primary grades. Learn how to teach your students to understand difficult text, interpret different types of information (text and visual), organize their thoughts, channel their learning into powerful presentations and become experts in their area of study. Attendees will see many student examples of powerful learning and get be able to experience some of the techniques and activities as well.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
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Laura Bright

1st Grade Teacher/Tech Coach, Kaneland School District 302
I am a first grade teacher passionate about life, learning and professional growth.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Roll Around: Hands-on demo with Sphero - Room 211
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of Sphero, but want to learn more about the device, the apps it works with, and sample lesson ideas? This hands on session will include 7 Spheros and iPads to explore apps and play with the robotic ball.

Session Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers
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Ted deBruin

4th Grade Teacher at Lines Elementary in Barrington, IL
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Diane Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Daniel Wright Jr High
Instructional Technology Coach



Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Sketch That! - Room 209
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know that adding images and pictures to your notes will help you bridge knowledge between understanding and remembering? Do you see pictures with text or hashtags and just don't understand what that means? In my session I will teach you how to create Sketchnotes and Infopics. After all they say: "a picture is worth a thousandwords." Well, a word is worth a thousand pictures too.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
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Ryan Read

Business and Technology Teacher, Stillman Valley High School
Ryan Read has a masters degree in instructional technology in education with eight years experience in the field. He has been a part of several conferences presenting on the use of iPad, Chromebook and Technology Integration and the use of his creation, App Dice. Ryan is also a published... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Taking Formative Assessment up a Notch with Technology - Room 216
Limited Capacity seats available

This sessions will help you strengthen your approach to formative assessment, accessing your curriculum and bonding it with a technology spin, to bring your engaging qualities to a higher level. Combine what you already know about formative assessment with technology to gain more time for guided instruction, reliable data, and a more fluid block of instruction. We will discuss the use of Kahoot, Padlet, Google Forms/Flubaroo, Educanon, etc.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
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Tricia Groben

Instructional Coach, Oak Park School District 97
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Chrissy Lukasiewicz

Grade 5 - Co-Teacher, District 100
I am a 5th grade Special Education teacher in a co-taught classroom. I have iPads in my classroom and integrate them daily into the curriculum. I have been teaching in a 1:1 classroom for several years.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Using Social Media to Make Learning Social - Room 204
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will spend time exploring the ways that social media can enhance instruction, assessment, and student learning. This session will not focus on getting started with social media (we will not be creating accounts and all that) but rather a practical look, with many examples, of how to use social media to enhance pedagogical approaches to instruction so that learning is more social and more fun.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
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Christopher Bronke

English Department Chair, Downers Grove North High School
I am a Twitter junkie with passions in using technology to improve student writing and reading, standards-based grading, discipline-specific literacy, and coaching teachers.


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Vertical Learning for Educational Leaders - Room 210
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of us are aware of the notion that we shouldn't teach students by their date of manufacture. But how do we create a system that allows learning to become vertical and not bound by grade level? In this session we will explore how to implement vertical learning with focus on student growth. We will discuss the structures necessary to support multilevel learning in a building and school district. Topics include structuring curriculum objectives, organizing resources, development of data systems, assessment mechanisms, and reporting to stakeholders.

Session Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

"I am the Director of Innovative Learning and Technology for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy working... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

12:15pm

SAMRi Slam / Giveaways
Wednesday July 29, 2015 12:15pm - 12:30pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp