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Wednesday, July 29
 

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 Andrew Fekete

Andrew Fekete

Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian Prairie School District 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
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 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
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 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp