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Session 4 [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 29
 

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
avatar for Cathy Lannert

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
avatar for Megan Ryder

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 Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Technology from... Read More →
avatar for Ali Wooden

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
avatar for Billy Spicer

Billy Spicer

Integration Specialist, Winnetka Public Schools 36
Integration specialist in suburban Chicago 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
avatar for Laura Bright

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
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 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
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 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
avatar for Tricia Groben

Tricia Groben

Instructional Coach, Oak Park School District 97
avatar for Chrissy Lukasiewicz

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
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 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

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 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp