|Workshop Title||Location||Date (s)||Link to Location||Instructor||Duration||Ticket Needed||Topics||Grade Level||Device||Grad Credit||Description||Eventbrite||Register|
|Engaging Students and Inspiring Creativity with G Suite & Interactive Web Tools||Chicago||June 17-19||Chicago||Avra Robinson||3 days||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/ Chrome Browser||In the classroom of today, it can be difficult to design learning experiences that differentiate for learner variability and incorporate student choice. Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.” This workshop will focus on how to use G Suite apps, extensions and add-ons to facilitate differentiation, and to personalize instruction through making information accessible to all learners. During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore Google tools to support executive functioning skills, scaffold student learning and accommodate for varied learning styles and academic levels. We will focus on how these tools can support reading, writing and note-taking while allowing students some voice and choice in how they demonstrate their understanding.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
|Project Based Learning||Chicago||June 10-12||Chicago||Shawn McCusker||3 days||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All Devices||Yes||Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students explore real-world problems and challenges over an extended period of time, acquiring deeper knowledge and expertise. Applicable across grade-levels and content areas, PBL has seen a resurgence in interest. Project Based Learning, paired with the ever-growing technology access available in many educational settings, offer educators unique possibilities in unit design. Intentional use of technology within the essential design elements of PBL provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts, refine 21st Century Skills, and publish to a Public Audience. In this intensive workshop, participants will learn the essential design elements of PBL, meaningful ways to integrate technology as an integral component in student engagement and motivation, and instructional strategies to support student learning. With PBL, we will identify and align student learning goals, construct driving questions to support sustained inquiry, and maximize authenticity, in addition to offering student choice and voice through the use of technology. Participants will also explore examples of PBL, identify and create assessment frameworks for PBL, and reimagine current curriculum in order to implement Project Based Learning in their classroom.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
|Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education: Fostering Engagement Through Immersive Experiences||Chicago||June 13-14||Chicago||Shawn McCusker||2 days||Virtual Reality||High School||All Devices||Augmented and Virtual Reality: Fostering Innovation and Engagement through Immersive Experiences. Educators will spend the day learning the why, what, and how behind the integration of AR and VR in any preK-12 classroom. Discover innovative ways to transform teaching and learning with pedagogical practices that consistently redefine students’ learning experiences. Immersive technology is taking education by storm. Learn how to take students on virtual reality field trips, manipulate 3D objects, augment the world around them, and more. In this workshop, participants explore first-hand the capabilities of AR and VR in the classroom and begin aligning those experiences with student standards of learning to increase the rigor, relevance, and engagement. Participants will learn how to create their own immersive experiences and help foster student creativity with immersive technology.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
|Digital Storytelling: Creating & Publishing Dynamic Digital Stories||Chicago||June 13-14||Chicago||Avra Robinson||2 days||Digital So||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All Devices||Digital storytelling, in the broadest sense, is about weaving together narrative, imagery, voice and music into media rich presentations. Storytelling provides students with opportunities to construct narrative, express their ideas, and stretch their imaginations. Using a variety of tools, students of all ages can combine text, drawing, images, video, audio, and more to create and publish their own books, videos, and websites. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore a variety of ways that digital storytelling can be used across the curriculum. Participants will spend time creating, curating, and ultimately will publish their stories into a digital portfolio.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
|Differentiation Instruction using Technology||Chicago||June 10-12||Chicago||Rosey McQuillan||3 days||Elementary, Middle School||All Devices||Yes||Laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, and even smart phones, have the potential to support struggling learners and provide opportunities for enrichment to all learners. In this workshop, we will explore how various tools and apps can facilitate differentiation and personalization and create rich learning experiences that meet the needs of ALL students. Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework to guide our exploration, we will examine how technology can be leveraged to both scaffold and augment student learning. In particular, we will focus on how technology might support reading, writing, and note-taking, as well as provide students with multimedia options and various choices for how they demonstrate their understanding. During this intensive, hands-on workshop, participants will have abundant time to explore sites, tools, apps, and strategies that can be applied to any device - and any classroom - in order to help students develop into master learners.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
|Modern Digital Citizenship and Civic Education||Chicago||June 17-19||Chicago||Shawn McCusker||3 days||Middle School, High School||All Devices||There are powerful ways to prepare students for the rights and duties of citizenship in a connected classroom! Energize Civic Education in your school by leveraging powerful technology, innovative pedagogy (such as Design Thinking and PBL) and emphasizing the “6 Modern Practices that Constitute High Quality Civic Learning” including: effective classroom instruction, the discussion of current and controversial topics, meaningful service learning, and powerful and immersive simulations of government processes. "Join us to explore the skills that students need to be educated and prepared to participate responsibly in the modern democratic process, and how can we construct Civic Education to effectively meet this need."||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
|Coaching Teachers to Student Success & Learning||Chicago||June 20-21||Chicago||Avra Robinson||2 days||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All Devices||Today's teachers are under immense support to "innovate" and "transform" their practice to meet the demands of the 21st century. However, they also need support in order to understand how they might augment their instruction, curriculum, and classroom environment. Whether you are a tech savvy teacher informally coaching colleagues, a formal tech coach, or even an administrator, you can play a critical role to provide that support. Come learn strategies for how you can be confidant & cheerleader, advocate & ally, researcher & detective....and more! Participants will learn new tools, work through scenarios, and develop strategies that they can take back to their schools to increase teacher and student success.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
|Teaching History with Technology||Chicago||June 20-21||Chicago||Shawn McCusker||2 days||Middle School, High School||All Devices||Yes||Technology and interactive media are here to stay. Young learners live in this world and they are growing up at ease with digital devices that are rapidly becoming the tools of their culture at home, school, and in their community. As teachers we are faced with how to effectively integrate technology tools, activities, and strategies into our everyday classroom instruction. This workshop will explore how the tools students have can meet the needs of the learners.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-summer-workshops-2019-registration-55641666723|
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425 S, Michigan, Chicago 60605
The Wabash Building is adjacent to the Auditorium Building (just North of the corner of Wabash Avenue and Congress Parkway)
Traveling by TrainMETRA schedule information:
From the suburbs, you’ll take METRA trains to the Loop. The station at which you arrive depends on your starting location:trains from the northern and northwestern suburbs arrive at the Ogilvie Transportation Center (formerly the Northwestern Station) on the corner of Madison St. and Canal St.trains from the western and some southwestern suburbs arrive at Union Station, at 210 S. Canal St.trains from the south arrive at the Randolph Street Station. Getting to the Wabash Building:From Ogilvie and Union Stations, it’s about 1.2 miles to the Auditorium Building. Walk east towards the lake to Wabash Ave. (under the El tracks), and then south 1/2 block to the Roosevelt University Wabash building.From the Van Buren Street Station, you’ll exit on Michigan Avenue. Walk one block west to Wabash Avenue then 1/2 block south to the Roosevelt University Wabash Building.CTA/L TrainFrom locations within the city, you can take the L to the Loop. The closest station to the university depends on the L line you take and the building you need. See http://www.transitchicago.com/Red Line – Jackson subway station, on State St. between Jackson St. and Van Buren StreetBrown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines – Library elevated station on Van Buren St. just west of State St., on the north side of the Harold Washington libraryBlue Line – Jackson subway station, on Dearborn St. just north or south of Jackson St.Traveling by BusThe Chicago Transit Authority operates many buses that serve both downtown Roosevelt locations. The best way to plan your trip is to use the CTA Trip Planner, available here.
- Lodging is available at the University Double Occupancy Shared Bedroom, Shared Bathroom $70/pp/pd. Single Occupancy Private Bedroom, Shared Bathroom $75.00/person/night+Hotel Tax=17.4%
- When you arrive on the main page, scroll down to see the list of conferences. Highlight EdTech Teacher 2017 and you may either view details or sign up. You will see that the dates cover both sessions, as well as dates on either end of each session. Online registration will close on June 2 at 11:45pm. If guests have lodging-specific questions, please direct them to: Roosevelt University Conference & Event Services: 312.341.2100 email@example.com
- AirBnB can also be an affordable option to stay.
- Roosevelt University does not own a parking lot or structure at the Chicago Campus. However, daily student and discounted guest rates are available at the following locations.Park One 434 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 606052 hours to midnight: $14.00 Evening after 4pm: $8.00Please note: Park One parking rates are subject to change during certain events. Daily discounted rates cannot be honored during these events.Parking validation can be obtained at the security desk at either the Auditorium or Wabash Building entrances.Early-bird special of $14 valid Monday-Friday, in by 9am and out by 7 pm. Validation necessary.Park One at Auditorium Parking Garage 525 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 606052-4 hours: $11.00 4 hours to midnight: $12.00 Evening after 4pm: $8.00Please note: Parking validation can be obtained at the security desk at either the Auditorium or Wabash Building entrances.Early-bird special of $12 valid Monday-Friday, in by 9am and out by 7 pm. Validation necessary.
“I loved the small, personalized class size. I also appreciated the time to just play with the different apps and create projects specific to our curriculum.”
Needham Public Schools
ATTENDED BOSTON 2018
“I was able to ask a lot of questions and got all my answers.”
American Embassy School, New Delhi India
ATTENDED BOSTON 2018