I See What You Mean: Strategies to Engage the Visual Learner

Location: Room 221C

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Interactive lecture]

Wednesday, June 28, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: Room 221C

Karen Bosch   Jenny Grabiec  
Collaborate as Apple Distinguished Educators share innovative approaches that engage today’s multi-sensory, mobile learners. Discover how video, sketchnoting, infographics, screencasting and other visual learning tools provide students with new opportunities to show what they know. Explore engaging apps including Clips, a new iOS app that makes learning accessible. Seating is limited. Passes will be available day-of only and distributed beginning at 7am each morning outside rooms 221 C/D.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: iPad and Mac devices will be provided for use during this session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Differentiated instruction
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Students : Creative communicator
Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Students : Knowledge constructor
Additional detail: Spotlight on Solutions presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Visual learning tools and strategies can provide powerful learning opportunities to reach all learners. Participants will have a chance to explore and collaborate with apps that speak to multisensory, mobile learners.


Beginning (why - how it affects learners): Introduction about reaching visual learners (5 min)

Middle (what it looks like, try it, experience it): Stories and strategies from ADEs (presentation) (25 min total)

1) Sketchnoting with Apple Notes app - (5 min)
2) Screencasting for literacy with Explain Everything Interactive Whiteboard- (5 min)
3) Infographics with Pic Collage Kids for new vocabulary words (5 min)
4) Using the Clips app for storytelling - (5 min)
(will build in to presentation experience)

Executive function tools and strategies will be shared and modeled throughout.

Do-now challenge: Hands-on exploration (15 min)

End (how - what’s next, resources, support): Share helpful resources (10 min)

Supporting research





Karen Bosch, Southfield Christian School

Karen Bosch is a PreK - 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. She loves helping educators explore creative ways to use technology to enhance learning. Recently, she has worked with her students to explore sketchnoting and 3D printing. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a 2016 Dremel Ideabuilder Ambassador.

Jenny Grabiec, The Fletcher School

Jenny began her teaching career as a third grade teacher in NY. Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Jenny has spent the past six years working primarily with iPad and Mac in education. Jenny is currently the Director of Technology at The Fletcher School, a K-12 school in Charlotte, NC for students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD.Her passion is sharing accessibility features and inspiring students to select the best tools to support them in their learning. You can find her on Twitter @jennygrabiec and at jennygrabiec.com.

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June 25-28, 2017

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