5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Changes in technology continue to alter possibilities for learning and create new challenges for pedagogy. The growing use of mobile technology in schools is the most current trend forcing educators to evaluate the merits and limitations of a new technology. Projections suggest that by 2015 mobile tablets will overtake desktop usage (IDC, 2011) and 80% of all people accessing the Internet will be using a mobile device (Ericsson, 2010). Consequently, mobile technology figures prominently in the future of education, particularly in its integration into teaching and learning. This course will explore how iPads can be used as a supplemental learning tool in the classroom. iPads can be used for in-class learning activities and assessment, for communication, for research support, and much more. As course participants are involved in the activities, they will be thinking of how they can use technology to promote comprehension and provide access to developing readers. This course will highlight how to use digital tools for technologically advanced lesson planning. Particular focus will given to best practice instructional strategies to transform student learning. To get the most out of the course, students will also need access to an iPad 2 or higher with the ability to purchase Apps totaling no more than $30.
Sat., 4/20 & 4/27, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Instructor: R. Bowe
This interactive workshop involves using current brain research in the classroom to increase reading and learning by applying the strategies of brain compatible learning. This workshop complements the curriculum in reading by offering practical, interactive, inductive learning about brain research and its connection to reading, and learning.
Tues. & Thurs., 7/23 & 7/25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: K. Kuta