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Wednesday, July 16
 

7:30am

8:15am

8:30am

Assessing Creativity - More Than a Checkmark - Room: 204
Limited Capacity full

We will discuss the core components that we identify as marks of creativity. Conversation will include how to appropriately assess creativity in any classroom and how to develop rubrics so the students both understand and own the assessment.

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

Speakers
avatar for Matt Rich

Matt Rich

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Downers Grove School District 58
I have the wonderful opportunity to work with adults and children as we all learn and grow together.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Augmented Reality - Room: 211
Limited Capacity full

Bring print to life with augmented reality! Augmented reality (AR) is cutting-edge technology that allows for a digitally enhanced view of the real world, connecting you with more meaningful content in your everyday life. With the camera and sensors in a smartphone or tablet, AR adds layers of digital information – videos, photos, sounds – directly on top of items in the world around us. 

During this session participants will explore the world of AR through the following Apps:
-Aurasma
-ColAR Mix
-Elements 4D
-Anatomy 4D
-AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet
-SolAR System Discovery
-Atlas

Requirements: Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad 2 or higher and be willing to download some of the FREE apps listed above!

Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Leiser

Matt Leiser

2nd Grade Teacher, District 58
I have been teaching for ten years and currently teach 2nd grade in Downers Grove. I earned my undergraduate degree from Monmouth College and my masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Showbie Champion. As an educator and lifelong learner I am constantly looking for new and exciting ways to... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Being Creative with Content Areas - Room: Library
Limited Capacity full

Share & learn new ideas for teaching content areas. Some topics that will be discussed are: literacy integration, research/genius hour, cross curricular projects, finding resources, ans using tech.

Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator

Speakers
avatar for Bernice Homel

Bernice Homel

O'Neill Middle School, Reading Specialist, District 58


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Book Discussion: Passionate Learners - Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students by Pernille Ripp - Room: 200
Pernille Ripp, 5th grade teacher from Middleton, WI and founder of the Global Read Aloud, just published her first book, Passionate Leaners - Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students, an ebook available @ http://shop.plpnetwork.com/passionate-learners/. Pernille will join us via Skype as we discuss her book and how she refocused her classroom environment and her teaching through listening to her students. How can this be accomplished in your own classroom? Do you start small or completely revamp? Looking forward to great discussion! Bring your e-book, ideas, pictures, questions, concerns! Pernille is anxious to answer our questions!

Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator

Speakers
avatar for Deb Krygeris

Deb Krygeris

6th grade teacher, Downers Grove District 58
I'm a 6th grade teacher passionate about reading and hooking my students on books. I read constantly so that I have a huge library to help match kids and books. I teach in a 1:1 iPad classroom and love incorporating technology in all subject areas I teach. This year, technology has helped me connect with my students 24/7 and I love that new aspect! I'm passionate about using Twitter for my PLN; I tweet @DebKrygeris personally and with my class... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Coding the in Classroom - Room: 202
Limited Capacity full

In this session we will discuss the importance of introducing student to coding in the classroom. Participants will share their experiences and/or learn from the experiences of other. Additionally, we will spend time exploring some platforms and curriculums that are available.

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

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Creating Courses and Classes in iTunes U - Room: 206
iTunes U courses let teachers give each class a customized learning experience. Teachers can create and manage their course and students can experience it all from the iTunes U app on iPad. Relevant lessons.  With iTunes U courses, you can add to and update your course at anytime so your lessons stay relevant. And automatic push notifications get sent through the app to keep students informed of changes and updates.  Anytime access. The iTunes U app lets students enroll in a course and download all of the materials they need when they are connected to Wi-Fi — which means learning and studying can happen anywhere, at anytime with just an iPad.

Speaker: Apple Inc.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Digital Writing and Social Curation - Room: 214
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning is a social process that teachers facilitate with various tools. With so many digital tools to consider, how can we be intentional about which ones we choose? In this session, we will first work with graphic organizers and consider how their design "makes easy" the hard work of writing and idea-creation. Then, we'll shift the conversation to online curation spaces - Pearltrees, Google Plus, and others - to think about how some social platforms "make easy" ongoing curation and low-risk writing.

Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator

Speakers
KK

Katrina Kennett

Graduate/Doctoral student, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Implementing 1:1 iPads in the Early Elementary Classroom - Room: 213
Limited Capacity full

Learn how a first grade teacher implements 1:1 iPads in her classroom. See how these mobile devices allow students to expand their horizons, experiences and intensify their voice through high level projects while incorporating and supporting the common core standards. from management to the transformation it has made to her students learning. Witness with examples from these apps and pictures of implementation and see how students can become creators, and curators of knowledge. Attendees will walk away with skills to immediately implement in their elementary classroom whether they have 1 mobile device to a 1:1 program.

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, project based/student directed learning, and inquiry in the classroom. My students have created connections in a global classroom through our use of technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

8:30am

Tools to Start Flipping Your Classroom - Room: 212
Flipping your classroom does not have to be intimidating. There are some small step you can take to get started. If you have already started flipping your class, join the conversation to get more teachers excited about the awesome benefits for our students. Discuss the creation of the flipped video lessons as well as what to do with the extra face to face time you will have with your students.

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

Speakers
avatar for Megan Moran

Megan Moran

Mathematics Teacher, Schaumburg High School
I have been teaching math for 13 years and finally found myself when I started flipping and integrating technology in my classroom. Now I am a 1:1 ipad teacher, flip 3 courses, incorporate PLB as much as I can, grade using SBG/SBL, attend MMC meetings monthly, participate in twitter chats, present at conferences across the Midwest, run a semi-asynchronous classroom, and am changing my classroom everyday.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Creating Courses and Classes in iTunes U - Room 206
iTunes U courses let teachers give each class a customized learning experience. Teachers can create and manage their course and students can experience it all from the iTunes U app on iPad. Relevant lessons.  With iTunes U courses, you can add to and update your course at anytime so your lessons stay relevant. And automatic push notifications get sent through the app to keep students informed of changes and updates.  Anytime access. The iTunes U app lets students enroll in a course and download all of the materials they need when they are connected to Wi-Fi — which means learning and studying can happen anywhere, at anytime with just an iPad.

Speaker: Apple Inc.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Cultivating Powerful Digital Portfolios - Room: 204
Limited Capacity full

In this session we will explore the components of effective portfolios. As a group we will discuss the level of student input and reflection to the portfolio process and the level of teacher guidance necessary to make this process meaningful and effective. Additionally, we will discuss digital tools for creating, maintaining, and curating authentic digital portfolios.

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

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.
avatar for Matt Rich

Matt Rich

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Downers Grove School District 58
I have the wonderful opportunity to work with adults and children as we all learn and grow together.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Genius Hour - Room: 213
Limited Capacity full

Whether you have never heard of Genius Hour, have heard of it and are ready to give a try, or have tried it but need some ideas how to improve this time in your classroom this is the place for you! Genius Hour, also referred to as Passion time or 20% time, is an approach in which students explore and research topics of their choice. How the research takes place and what the students do with their research can vary greatly by age, content area, and teacher guidelines. Come be part of this conversation and see how you can transform your student’s learning!

Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator

Speakers
avatar for Katie Hurckes

Katie Hurckes

DG58, 1st grade teacher
I am a 1st grade teacher in Downers Grove School District 58 at Henry Puffer School. I received my undergraduate and graduate degree from Ball State University. I have an elementary education degree (concentration in home/school/community relations) and master's degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. I am currently pursuing another master's degree in Mathematics Teaching at Mount Holyoke University. In addition to... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Google Apps for Education - Room: 211
Limited Capacity full

In this session I’ll be taking participants through some of the basic and intermediate features within Google Apps for Education. Participants should come to this session with a laptop or Chromebook and should have a Google Apps for Education account. Below is a brief synopsis of what we’ll be working on.

Gmail: Labels, Custom Signatures, Vacation Responders, Themes, Labs, Google Chat, and Hangouts

Drive: Creating/Sharing Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and Drawings, uploading Files, commenting within Docs, organizing your content with Folders

Calendar: Adding events to your calendar, creating multiple calendars, sharing a calendar

Sites: (Time Permitting)

Classroom:A sneak peak at what’s coming soon to Google Apps for Education


Speakers
avatar for Matt Leiser

Matt Leiser

2nd Grade Teacher, District 58
I have been teaching for ten years and currently teach 2nd grade in Downers Grove. I earned my undergraduate degree from Monmouth College and my masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Showbie Champion. As an educator and lifelong learner I am constantly looking for new and exciting ways to... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Historia - Learn History by Leading History - Room: 202
HISTORIA is a game where students team up to lead a civilization. Watch your classroom transform as students research history, debate strategy and take risks that will determine the future of their people.


Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator.

Speakers

Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

If You Build It, They Will Come! No, not a ballfield, but a district-wide Reading Competition! - Room: 200
Limited Capacity seats available

It was just a figment of imagination, that grew and become a district-wide reading competition, The Reading Games, for District 58 on March 15, 2014. How do you organize 500+ students, 60+ staff and community volunteers, 3 rounds of questions, select books for two levels of readers, and get it all done with no budget? Come and find out how a passion for developing readers culminated in a successful reading competition for District 58! Find out how you can do it too!

Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Deb Krygeris

Deb Krygeris

6th grade teacher, Downers Grove District 58
I'm a 6th grade teacher passionate about reading and hooking my students on books. I read constantly so that I have a huge library to help match kids and books. I teach in a 1:1 iPad classroom and love incorporating technology in all subject areas I teach. This year, technology has helped me connect with my students 24/7 and I love that new aspect! I'm passionate about using Twitter for my PLN; I tweet @DebKrygeris personally and with my class... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Learning Goals + Google Forms = Formative Assessments - Room: Library
Limited Capacity full

Google forms help teachers collect data about student learning. Joette will help teachers connect their learning goals to Google forms for formative assessment. Reviewing purposes of learning goals and formative assessment will anchor educators in a common philosophy. Then sharing several sample forms and allowing time to create forms teachers can use the first day of school will fill our time together.

Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Joette Conger

Joette Conger

teacher/instructional coach, Community School District 99
I am passionate about learning and helping others learn. When I'm not teaching or thinking about teaching, I'm cooking, gardening or reading.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Math Apps/Tools for iPads - More Than Just a Calculator - Room: 212
There are so many apps for the iPad and it can be overwhelming figuring out which ones will do what you want for more than just one lesson. I have a collection of apps and sites for the math classroom that will keep students engaged, provide formative assessment and are easy to set up. These apps and tools are best for middle school and high school math classrooms.

Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Megan Moran

Megan Moran

Mathematics Teacher, Schaumburg High School
I have been teaching math for 13 years and finally found myself when I started flipping and integrating technology in my classroom. Now I am a 1:1 ipad teacher, flip 3 courses, incorporate PLB as much as I can, grade using SBG/SBL, attend MMC meetings monthly, participate in twitter chats, present at conferences across the Midwest, run a semi-asynchronous classroom, and am changing my classroom everyday.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

9:25am

Utilizing Art Apps In The Classroom - Room: 214
In this session, we will look into what Art Apps can be used to enhance, motivate, and engage student learning. (e.g. Brushes, ArtStudio, Animation Creator, etc.) This session is all about playing and being creative!

Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator

Speakers
JB

Jon Belonio

Teacher, Downers Grove School Dist. #58
SD

sarah david

DG58, K-6 Art


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:25am - 10:15am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Connecting Globally with your Class - Room: 212
Limited Capacity full

How do you extend your classroom beyond your four walls? Blogging, tweeting, global connection projects, skype? Why is this beneficial? Do you want to tie it into a certain academic area? We will discuss all of these questions and more in this session. Whether you have connected before or not, come be part of this conversation!

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Hurckes

Katie Hurckes

DG58, 1st grade teacher
I am a 1st grade teacher in Downers Grove School District 58 at Henry Puffer School. I received my undergraduate and graduate degree from Ball State University. I have an elementary education degree (concentration in home/school/community relations) and master's degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. I am currently pursuing another master's degree in Mathematics Teaching at Mount Holyoke University. In addition to... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Developing Learning Experiences that Embrace Blended Learning - Room: 204
Limited Capacity full

We will discuss how to create learning opportunities that allow students to select how they utilize traditional and digital tools in order to accomplish the learning target. This will include conversations of rubric/assessment development, collaboration, and creativity within the classroom.

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

Speakers
avatar for Matt Rich

Matt Rich

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Downers Grove School District 58
I have the wonderful opportunity to work with adults and children as we all learn and grow together.
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 education after spending time raising children. B.A., M.A.T., and ELL endorsements from National Louis University and M.S.W. from Wayne State University.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Developing Voice and Style in Writing Through Revision and Technology - Room: 200

So often, student writing (and the instruction thereof) focuses on what the student is saying, but ignores HOW the student is saying it. In this session participants will look at some of the work of Penny Kittle and how one English teacher has taken her work, added technology, and allowed students to write freely in an effort to develop their personal voice as writers. Participants will be asked to do some writing of their own as part of the learning experience.


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 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Digital Storytelling in the World Language Classroom - Room: 202
Limited Capacity full

The concept of digital stories is excellent for today’s students, who are digital natives anyhow. Allowing students to turn their stories, projects, essays and written sentences into digital stories makes them more highly relevant because it combines personal creativity and writing with technology and visual and audio media.
Actively engage your students in your world language classroom by turning those paper pencil, or typed sentences, stories, reports or worksheets into interactive digital stories using digital images, video clips, iPad applications or free websites to create lively, engaging digital versions of their writing.
Participants should bring a device to practice and test many of the resources or ideas offered in this session.

Format: Presentation - presenter led


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Google Apps for Education - Room: 214
Limited Capacity full

In this session I’ll be taking participants through some of the basic and intermediate features within Google Apps for Education. Participants should come to this session with a laptop or Chromebook and should have a Google Apps for Education account. Below is a brief synopsis of what we’ll be working on.

Gmail: Labels, Custom Signatures, Vacation Responders, Themes, Labs, Google Chat, and Hangouts

Drive: Creating/Sharing Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and Drawings, uploading Files, commenting within Docs, organizing your content with Folders

Calendar: Adding events to your calendar, creating multiple calendars, sharing a calendar

Sites: (Time Permitting)

Classroom:A sneak peak at what’s coming soon to Google Apps for Education


Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Lassos to Rope Students into Reading and Communicating - Room: 213
Limited Capacity full

Literature Circles: Lassos To Rope Students In
This presentation showcases a literature circle unit that appeals to the reluctant reader and to the student who devours books for lunch. Offering opportunity for teachers to really get to know their students and measure their skills through formative and summative assessments, this unit incorporates stations that allow for active reading, focused book chatting, responding to the text in writing, and student-teacher conferencing--culminating into a research project driven by student curiosity.

Format: Presentation - presenter led


Speakers
EB

Erik Borne

English & Communication Department Chair, Downers Grove South High School District 99
Like most of the colleagues I meet at conferences and workshops, I am eager to learn of new ways to inspire students to want to learn, engage, and make meaning for themselves. Teaching at a local junior college, I am also always hungry for innovative ways to bridge the gap between high school and college.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Library Technology - Room: Library
Four librarians from Downers Grove Public Library will lead the participants in trying out some library technologies. We will demonstrate how to download and share e-books/e-audiobooks through eMedia Library and 3M. Then, we will lead the participants in trying out the features of Google Glass, which the library is currently beta testing.

Additional Facilitators: Debra Wischmeyer, Sharon Hrycewicz, Paul Regis

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

Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Service Learning: The Secret to Gaining Broad Based Engagement in your Classroom - Room: 206
Elgin High School's Environmental Science Program has been a national leader in implementing high quality service learning into its' curriculum. This presentation will provide you with ideas to implement your own project and also a summary of the components of a high level service learning activity. The students of Elgin High School will also invite you to participate next school year in the biggest project they have ever organized @ http://nationalbiodiversityteachin.com/

Presentation - presenter led (There may have another teacher and additional students)

Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

10:20am

Digital Workflow- Introduction to Showbie - Room: 211
Limited Capacity full

Let’s help each other save time from going to the copy machine so that we can spend time focused on our students and the learning process. In this presentation, participants will learn about the purpose and features of the tool, Showbie. Showbie allows teachers to digitally assign, collect, review, and provide feedback for student work. This session is an introduction to the tool. Platform- iPad.

Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Megan Ryder

Megan Ryder

Instructional Coach, Downers Grove District 58
Megan Ryder started her educational career on figure skates, teaching basic skills to skaters of all ages while attending Western Michigan University. Megan completed her masters degree in Instructional Technology from Lewis University in 2012. After teaching 5th grade for 7 years in Oswego Community School District 308, she joined Downers Grove District 58 where she is an instructional coach for two elementary schools and one middle school... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:20am
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Afraid of Tech and I Know It - Room: 212
Speakers
avatar for Kai Rush

Kai Rush

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Creating Materials Using iBooks Author - Room: 206
Create and publish amazing books for iPad and Mac.  iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad and Mac. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. Building a book is as easy as dragging and dropping.  iBooks Author makes it simple to add text, graphics, movies, and more, so your book looks exactly the way you want. Drag and drop a Pages or Microsoft Word document to the Book pane to add it as a new section. Then, when you drag and drop in images, your text automatically flows around them. https://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/

Speaker: Apple Inc.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Digital Workflow- Showbie Part 2 - Room: 211
Limited Capacity seats available

In this facilitated session, participants will have time to explore and practice with the digital workflow tool, Showbie. Please bring your own iPad if you are interested in exploring this app. There is also an introduction to Showbie session offered that is recommended for those interested.

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


Speakers
avatar for Megan Ryder

Megan Ryder

Instructional Coach, Downers Grove District 58
Megan Ryder started her educational career on figure skates, teaching basic skills to skaters of all ages while attending Western Michigan University. Megan completed her masters degree in Instructional Technology from Lewis University in 2012. After teaching 5th grade for 7 years in Oswego Community School District 308, she joined Downers Grove District 58 where she is an instructional coach for two elementary schools and one middle school... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Gamification - Room: Library
Limited Capacity full

See how you can take any class and make a game out of it to motivate your students. See an example of how a school librarian created a Winter Literacy program that got 80% of the school involved. What could you do with your classes?

Speakers
avatar for Tasha Squires

Tasha Squires

School Librarian, O'Neill Middle School
Excited to be working with middle school students and teachers. Enjoy connecting students with great books. I'm really interested in learning new ways of connecting students to material through gamificaition and beyond.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

11:15am

Learning with Maps: Google Maps Engine Lite - Room: 201
Google Maps Engine Lite is an easy to use and collaborative tool for creating maps. Points on the maps can be generated manually or from spreadsheet data. This tool could be used to enhance instruction in virtually any subject area for any grade level. In this session we will all walkthrough process of creating a map via spreadsheet or form data and then have a discussion of possible lessons and activities that could benefit from this tool. 

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Passing the Eyeball Test - Connecting Standardized Assessment to Daily Formative Assessment to Guide Learning Opportunities - Room: 204
Limited Capacity full

In this session we will look at how one can maximize the effectiveness of time spent on standardized assessment by connecting key learning targets to daily experiences and on going formative assessment. Discussion will include a look at classroom learning targets, differentiating lessons easily and effectively, and connecting the daily learning to the ongoing retention. Additionally, techniques will be shared for easy ongoing in class assessment. NWEA MAP will be the sample tool used as a standardized test, but the same concepts are applicable to other standardized tools.

Format: Presentation - presenter led

Speakers
avatar for Matt Rich

Matt Rich

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Downers Grove School District 58
I have the wonderful opportunity to work with adults and children as we all learn and grow together.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Student Content Creation - Room: 213
Limited Capacity full

We will discuss how to integrate student content creation opportunities in the classroom. This will include conversations about practical content creation apps/tools that showcase student learning. Technology tools, rubric development, progress monitoring strategies with projects, and digital publishing will be discussed in this session.

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

Speakers
avatar for Matt Coaty

Matt Coaty

Gifted Specialist, CUSD 95


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Teaching Students to Read Without Teachers: Close Reading Strategies to Create Independent Thinkers - Room: 200
Limited Capacity full

In this session participants will learn a way in which Falling in Love with Close Reading and Notice and Note can be paired together to allow for students to know both WHEN and HOW to close read a text for deeper meaning.  Participants will practice these skills in a collaborative setting and share with one another their own beliefs on and practices with close reading in the classroom.  The ultimate goal of this session is to help teachers know how to get out of their students way without losing the high-level of rigor the CCSS demands.


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 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

11:15am

Using Kidblog in the World Language Classroom to Create ePortfolios - Room: 202
Limited Capacity seats available

Short presentation of middle school classroom use of Kidblog.org and how instructor using it in her classroom followed by guidance setting up their own students' blogs and ePortfolios.

Format: Facilitation - participant driven with guidance from the facilitator


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15am - 12:10pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp

12:15pm

SAMRi Slam - Room: Cafeteria
Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm
SAMRi Teacher Camp