2015 Winter Innovations Institute NEXT Steps classes:
_ Learning Outcomes:
Students will use iPads as a personal and a collaborative learning tool for activities to support their learning, creativity, and productivity on a daily basis.
Teachers will explore research-based strategies to provide a differentiated learning environment with the support of iPad applications. Teachers will collaborate with colleagues as they become part of the Institute’s network to continue their professional learning.
January 24th 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Your students' engagement will thrive when they have opportunities to make their thinking visible. Examples using digital tools and apps will be shared for your students to share their thinking in your classroom as well as connecting to others through global learning activities.
Teaching Digital Readers and Writers
January 24th 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Explore ways in which reading and writing in digital formats creates opportunities and challenges for young readers and writers. See "snapshots" of what a digital reading and writing activities. Try activities that provide students with new skills they need for the digital age.
February 21st 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Experience hands-on learning with our favorite apps for STEM interactions. Try out interactive lessons to support your students in the areas of science, math and engineering while using iPad apps to compliment and share their work.
One Best Thing
Online Class Independent Study
During this 3 hour online class, read an article and blog to share your reflections. Design an activity to be published as an eBook to share during the March 16th class.
Our Best Things!
March 16th 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Share ideas for app smashing. Share your "One Best Thing" eBook.
What teachers are saying. . .
"Thanks for presenting
in a fun and informative structure that allowed
"I liked that it was
relatively fast paced and
it was also very thought provoking regarding our practices."
"This was an amazing! I was engaged throughout the whole class!! Thank you for everything! "
"After each and every class session, I was able to walk away with something that I would use the following school day with my students. The class has given me a type of confidence to effectively use the iPads in my classroom."
"You are always so organized!
I really appreciate knowing that when I come to one of your classes I will always learn.
I also like your flexibility about helping us find new things to use. Thank you!"
"I really enjoyed the class and I am now excited
to implement some of the apptivities discussed. Keep the funny videos for future classes."
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