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Tuesday: July 8 – Join Twitter Talk with Matt Gomez from 7:45am – 8:15am
their ideas with digital stories! Learn fresh, new ideas for creating digital stories. Go beyond the narrative
and get your students excited about creating presentations, explanatory and informational pieces, and
collaborative projectsâ€”all through digital stories. Erin offers tools for meeting the Common Core by
integrating technology into your instruction and building the digital media skills of your young learners.
Please bring your laptop and/or iPadÂ®.
11:00 – 12:15 PA06 Tiny Tech Tips for Integrating Informational
Writing & Texts (Gr. Kâ€“3) HO
from thick textbooks but rather from websites, blogs, and magazines.
In this session, discover how to introduce your little ones to printâ€rich
materials and digital media to shape an authentic learning experience.
Erin shares how to integrate crossâ€curricular themes into your content
areas rather than teach them in isolation. By doing so, youâ€™ll make
connections between literacy, social studies, and science that engage
your young learners at a much higher level.
1:45 – 3:00 PB02 More FUN Please! Math Centers & Games with a
Tech Twist (Gr. Kâ€“3) HO
Make learning independent, handsâ€on, and lots of FUN for your students and watch their mathematical thinking and problem solving take
off! Explore how to add technology to your centers to address multiple
learning levels and needs and free up your time for smallâ€group
instruction. Discover readyâ€toâ€use games to support the 8 Mathematical Practices of the Common Core AND reinforce your math curriculum.
Erin also offers tips and secrets for creating selfâ€directed learners and
designing activities for math practice and remediation.
3:15 – 4:30 PB07 Tech Interventions that Work for Struggling
Readers (Gr. Kâ€“6) BYOD
extra help? Have you tried technology? It works! Erin shares the
howâ€toâ€™s of interventions proven to work with todayâ€™s learners. Leave
with a toolbox chockâ€full of technology tools and strong instructional
practices thatâ€™ll help you meet the needs of every struggling reader
with ease. Please bring your laptop and/or iPadÂ®.
Differentiate (Gr. Kâ€“3)
skills and encouraging leadership and responsibility. Erin shows you how
to get your students engaged and motivated in learning. This session is
packed with ideas to help you make inquiryâ€based learning manageable
with flexible, selfâ€directed projects you and your students will love.
10:45 – 12:00 DA27 Writerâ€™s Workshop: Get on Board the Common Core
Express (Gr. Kâ€“2)
Engage your students in collaborative projects that are aligned to the
Common Core and teach writing as a process. In this session, Erin shares
Writerâ€™s Workshop projects from her own classroom along with specific
strategies for making the workshop model work in yours. You really CAN
bring students to a higher level and encourage critical thinking while
keeping learning fun and stressâ€free!
1:30 – 2:45 DB11 Close Read: Modeling a Lesson (Gr. Kâ€“2) HO
You canâ€™t get your students to read text one time. How will you get them
to read it more than once? In this handsâ€on session, experience how to
conduct a close reading lesson with your students. Review how to model a
close reading of a text that uncovers the layers of meaning that lead your
little ones to deep comprehension.
3:15 – 4:30 DB25 Magical Math: Creating a Playground of Innovation
(Gr. Kâ€“2) BYOD
fun working on math skills in exciting lessons that meet their specific
needs. In this highly interactive session, walk through the process of
organizing your favorite resources into engaging lessons aligned with
the Common Core. See how to set up learners to navigate lessons independently or with partners. Lastly, uncover two amazing tools that will
transform the way you gather content, plan your lessons, and deliver the
information. Please bring your own iPadÂ® or other device.
magical fun solving problems and working on math skills in exciting
lessons that meet their specific needs. In this highly interactive ses-
sion, walk through the process of organizing your favorite resources
into engaging lessons aligned with the Common Core. See how to set
up learners to navigate lessons independently or with partners. Lastly,
uncover two amazing tools that will transform the way you gather
content, plan your lessons, and deliver the information.
10:15 – 11:30 FE10 Writerâ€™s Workshop: Get on Board the Common
to the Common Core and teach writing as a process. In this session,
Erin shares Writerâ€™s Workshop projects from her own classroom along
with specific strategies for making the workshop model work in yours.
You really CAN bring students to a higher level and encourage critical
thinking while keeping learning fun and stress-free!
1:00 – 2:15 FF02 Technology & Centers: Getting the Max with
Make the most of your teaching time while differentiating your
centersâ€”with technology! Erin shares how all you need is a single
iPadÂ® and a few gadgets to flip your instruction and offer students
the most teacher support in the short time you have. Youâ€™ll love these
creative teaching ideasâ€”especially if you do Daily 5, centers, and
2:45 – 4:00 FF10 Helping Young Brains Think with Graphic
Encourage higher levels of thinking with graphic organizers. Learn
how to help your first graders better organize content and concepts
visually. Plus, Erin demonstrates how to use these organizers to
promote writing across the curriculum.
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