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favorites Learning Academy: iTools for Educators A200

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Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
[Explore and Create : Learning Academy]
Sunday, June 28, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
PCC Ballroom B
favoritesAnna AdamfavoritesCamilla GagliolofavoritesKurt KlynenfavoritesChristine KlynenfavoritesHelen MowersfavoritesChristian Penny

Join us for a full day experience in designing curriculum materials using the Apple Ecosystem of tools. Bring along your own content and recreate instructional materials to be used on iPads in the classroom. Learn to use iTunes U, iBooks and a collection of apps and tools, while experiencing workflow dynamics and user interface design. Choose from Elementary, Secondary or Higher Education strand, and leave with a solid start to your redeveloped curriculum, under the guidance of Apple Distinguished Educators. Novice to advanced iPad developers are invited.

Spend a day redesigning the learning experience in your classroom. Embrace the Apple ecosystem of tools to enhance teaching and learning for your students.

Select a workshop strand depending on your curriculum and follow the guided learning path:

1. Content Creation

  • Course Outline - Pages
  • Presentation Design - Keynote
  • Audio Messaging - Garageband
  • App Smashing

2. Building a Course

  • Design Thinking
  • Elements of a Course
  • Building the learning structure
  • Create your course
  • App workflow

3. Creating an Interactive Book

  • Book Design
  • Interactive Elements
  • Build a short book


Evaluate this session

Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices required
Applicable device(s): Laptop, Tablet
Applicable platform(s): Mac, iOS
Preparation details: iPad with an iTunes account and the the following apps iTunes U, Pages, Keynote, Book Creator of Book Writer for iPad. A Mac with iBooks Author will come in handy.
Focus: Digital Age Teaching & Learning
Topic: Innovative Learning Environments
Grade level: PK-12, Community College/University

Proposal summary



favorites Anna Adam, Killeen Independent School District

podcaster, blogger, FableVision Ambassador, dreamer, Apple Distinguished Educator, learner, mom, Catholic, wife, friend, geek Digital Learning Specialist for Killeen ISD in Killeen, Texas and one of the Tech Chicks of Tech Chick Tips -

favorites Camilla Gagliolo, Arlington Public Schools

Camilla is currently working as an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students. Her passion for innovation in education has made her one of the leaders in implementing new technologies in all curriculum areas internationally. She is a proud member of the Apple Distinguished Educator community, a Smart Exemplary Educator, and a NSBA "20 to Watch" educator. Camilla presents at national and international conferences including ISTE, VSTE, MICCA, ECIS and FETC. Camilla is a past ISTE Board member. Camilla is the Program Director for the ISTE conference.

favorites Kurt Klynen, ICT Atelier

Kurt Klynen started his career 14 years ago as a teacher. Until this day he still teaches in a primary and secondary school working with children and teachers on integrating technology in teaching and learning. After his school hours he worked a lot with teachers on curriculum development leading to the foundation of ICT Atelier in 2009. Always with one mission: hands-on, inspiring workshops on the integration of technology in education.

favorites Christine Klynen, Joy of Professional Learning / AIS

Christine DiPaulo (@ckdipaulo) • Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2009 • Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board Member •Team Leader • String Theory Schools • Instructional Technology Innovation Specialist • Philadelphia, PA. I am an Instructional Technology Innovation Specialist at String Theory Schools, lead in the development of iTunes U courses for our curriculum grades 5 -12, create learning opportunities and professional development district wide. I taught Digital Media Arts and Design and secondary certified math teacher, with Business Education certification. MSc as a K-12 certified Instructional Technology Specialist. I present at national and state conferences.

favorites Helen Mowers, Killeen ISD

~edublogger, podcaster, lifelong learner, change agent, inspirer, digital voice in the wilderness, innovative thinker, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher~ Passionate educator who is a change agent striving to transform teaching and learning practices and experiences for the 21st Century and beyond. Primary focus is providing professional learning opportunities for educators focusing on innovative strategies for technology integration and authentic uses of mobile and Web 2.0 technologies to support teaching and learning and engaging students in content. You can find me sharing the learning journey at Tech Chick Tips (

favorites Christian Penny, West Chester Univ Of Penn

Dr. Chris Penny is a proud parent of three amazing little boys, Conner (10), Liam (8) and Keagan (6). He is an Professor of Education at West Chester University and a graduate of Penn State University. In 2011 he won the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2007 he became an Apple Distinguished Educator, and in 2009 a Google Certified Teacher. His efforts in teaching and research have the focus of technology integration in education. Outside of teaching and research he serves on the Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board.