ISTE Learning Academy: iTools for Educators

Location: Room 220

Explore and create Preregistration and additional fee required.

Registration code: A200

Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
[Explore and create : Learning academy]

Sunday, June 25, 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Location: Room 220

Dr. Casey Cohen   Michael Hernandez   Cathy Hunt   Kurt Klynen   Christine Klynen   Dr. Christian Penny  
iTools for education is a full day immersion into designing curriculum materials using the Apple Ecosystem. Create new content and instructional materials for your favorite lesson(s) on the iPad. Move through 5 carousels of learning led by Apple Distinguished Educators. Novice to advanced iPad users are invited.

Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: For iPad Required Apps -
Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Garageband, and Book Creator.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12, Community college/university
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Administrators : Excellence in professional practice
Coaches : Professional development and program evaluation

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Explore the possibilities with Apple learning technologies! In this learning academy presenters will: · Explore/demonstrate possibilities for using the Apple ecosystem in their curriculum framework · Demonstrate the use of technologies and hands-on tutorials · Provide guides hands-on work time · Share professional resources developed Participants will leave with a developed unit for their classroom if they: 1. Bring a unit to be developed 2. Learn how iTunes U can help support a unit workflow 3. Establish an iTunes U course to be used for the project 4. Learn how to create interactive books for use with students 5. Add resources and books created to the iTunes U course 6. Add resources and apps to help guide students through the workflow of a unit Schedule: | 8:30-9:45 Introduction: Designing Curriculum Materials | 9:45 -11:30 Workshop 1 | 11:30pm Lunch | 12:00-2:00 pm Workshop 2 | 2:00 -2:15pm Break | 2:15 -3:15 iTunes U | 3:15 Share Out/ peer review | 3:30-4:00pm Questions |

Supporting research

The Joy of Professional Learning



Dr. Casey Cohen, Rose Tree Media School District

Casey has taught secondary school English in the city and suburbs of Boston and Philadelphia for the past ten years. This summer she will transition into her new role as a middle school director. Casey is currently earning her Ed.D. in the Global Educational Leadership Program at Lamar University. She is passionate about sharing her work. She presents at local, state, and national conferences on topics that include up-leveling literature circles, paperless workflow, project-based learning in a 1:1 iPad learning environment, app-smashing, and course writing in iTunes U.

Michael Hernandez, Mira Costa High School

Michael is an award-winning cinema and journalism teacher in Los Angeles whose work focuses on social justice, digital storytelling and media literacy. He speaks regularly at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, like CUE, ISTE and SXSWEdu on topics related to tech integration and innovative teaching and learning strategies. Michael also leads students and teachers on documentary trips to Vietnam, Cuba and Cambodia as part of an experiential learning program. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and PBS Digital Innovator. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @cinehead and at

Cathy Hunt, iPad Art Room & McAuley College

Kurt Klynen, Joy Of Professional Learning

Christine Klynen, Apple Inc

Christine joins AIS following her position on the leadership team as Director of Innovation and Professional Learning in Philadelphia, PA. She was a critical part of dreaming, developing, training and equipping staff to not only throw out textbooks all together, to drive all iTunes U course initiatives and over see the large scale project. Christine is passionate about education and providing just in time learning, district wide in-service training, strategies for innovative uses of technology in the classroom to differentiate learning. holds a BSc. in mathematics and MSc. in Instructional Technology.

Dr. Christian Penny, West Chester Univ Of Penn

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June 25-28, 2017

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