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Wednesday, July 29
 

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 a learner. My focus as a learner is currently connected to the 4Cs, Student Voice, Student Choice, Curiosity, Inquiry... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Neuqua Valley High School
My name is Melissa Wilson, and I am the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction 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. Incorporating... 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

Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
"I am the Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning 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... Read More →


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