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With deep roots in education, Apple has become a symbol of innovation and elegance in design. From iPhones, iPads, MacBooks to creativity and wonder, the device as well as the culture paves the way for possibility and innovation. Join educators from around our region to play, learn, create and explore possibilities in the world around Apple.

Conference Agenda:

8:30am - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome

9:10 - 10:10 Keynote

10:10 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:20 Session 1

11:20 - 12:20 Lunch Break

12:20 - 1:10 Session 2

1:20 - 2:10 Session 3

2:20 - 3:00 Wrap



Rebecca has a BFA in industrial design from The European Design Institute in Milan, Italy and a M.A.T. in art from Fontbonne University, St. Louis. SHe has worked in Italy for ten years as a design consultant and creative director, creating spaces and designing products (from MRI machines and coffee makers to hair brushes) for global companies before becoming fascinated with education. Her master’s thesis focused on design thinking, evaluating, and enhancing creativity through the study of design and art. She has collaborated with a number of schools, designing learning spaces that enhance student learning and taught in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami before moving back to St. Louis to become a part of the amazing learning community in the Clayton School District.

Event Sessions

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Jana Gerard Learning Specialist for Educational Technology - Lindenwood University

They gave me these iPads. Now What?

Do you have access to iPads but you aren’t sure what what to do with them? This session will cover the basics of Apple Classroom and using Google and Office apps. We will also look at apps for math, literacy, presentations, and student engagement. At the end of this session you should know the basics of what you can do with those iPads!

Greg Lawrence Director of Technology - Wentzville Schools

Creating In Hand: More Powerful Than You Think

It’s time for our students to create and what’s amazing is the mobile devices they carry around in their pockets (I know you have noticed the white earbuds) can compose music, produce a movie, design a poster, and so much more!!! Come experience and rethink the power of iPad/iPhone and how it can transform learning in our learning spaces. Your students are more powerful than you think!

Don Goble Media Teacher and Speaker - Ladue School District

Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Enhancing Writing Through Multimedia

Explore an activity that brings the writing process to life with digital storytelling. A simple six-word story, created as a video with six unique camera shots, allows students the ability to tell a powerful visual story. This presentation will guide educators through a unique project that addresses the fundamentals of media literacy, filmmaking, and the digital storytelling process.

Robert Dillon Director of Technology - University City School District

Sync Your Digital Space to Support Excellent Instruction

Learning space continue to be digital for more students. It is essential that teachers and leaders think like designers to sync their instructional goals with the digital space that guides the learning. This session with look at core principles that can support this achievement creation for students.

Colleen Skiles Teacher - Troy R-3 School District

HyperKeynote? HyperPages? Hyper What? HyperPages? HyperKeynote?

It does not matter the platform it starts from, what matters is the learning that takes place. The concept behind “hyper” is the increase in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, connection and real-life engagement. Make any lesson “hyper” with AppleEdu, include multiple platform and application integration, personalize learning, and increase reflection from the learner and the educator. Let's get Hyped!

Sadie Lewis Instructional Innovation Specialist - Mehlville School District

Clips in the Classroom

Video creation doesn't have to be a long process using advanced software. Clips is an iOS app for making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics, and more. Using Clips, students can plan their video and start creating right away - allowing them to focus on content and creation. In this session, attendees will experience video creation in Clips, learn the easy to use tools, and walk away with lesson ideas that can be used in the classroom.

Shannon Anderson Teacher, gifted coordinator, author - Rensselaer Central School Corporation

Five Ways Technology Can Make Your Kids Love Writing

Want 5 fun ways to use technology to make writing fun? Children's book author and teacher, Shannon Anderson, will show you how to use Pages, Keynote, and various apps to go beyond your basic writing assignment. Kids will love learning how to use tools and resources to make their creations look amazing.

Rob Lamb Teacher - Pattonville School District

Infographic Use and Creation in the Classroom.

In this session we will discuss ways to incorporate infographics into the classroom and also how to successfully create them with Pages and Keynote. This will also include several lesson ideas to help students better understand how to navigate through an infographic and techniques to follow the breadcrumbs back to the source of the information presented to determine its validity. Takeaways will be provided.

Michael McCann Instructional Technology Coach - Wentzville Schools

iPads for Littles

Guide your littlest learners through a creative journey on the iPad. Help students use different types of media to become content creators. In this session, we will utilize different apps that range from easy to use to more complex. Participants will gain insight on how to scaffold a lesson on the iPad as well as differentiate for different learners. Participants will need an iPad with the following: access to the camera and microphone, Clips app, Garageband app, and iMovie app.

Lonni Long ESL Teacher - Troy R-3 School District

Language and Literacy development for Newcomer EL Learners

It is so easy and engaging for students new to the country to use the Ipad to promote English Literacy and Language development. With guidance, students can create books to support their learning of sight words, vocabulary words, and sentence structure.

Stephanie McCreary District Technology Specialist - Pattonville School District

Personalized Publishing: Voice & Choice

See 15+ examples of how students can publish their writing/learning, from podcasts to e-books to videos. Publishing refers to any type of writing OR communication of ideas & information. 90% of the session is hands-on. Choose 1 app you want to explore in this hands-on session. Bring your iPad & headphones. Make sure you are updated to iOS12 and you have the latest version of Keynote and Pages.

Jennifer Orton Innovative Learning Specialist - Knox County R-1 Schools

Stop Searching and Start Creating!

The App Store has thousands of apps to choose from and searching can be time consuming and overwhelming! Stop searching and focus on the Apple apps that come with your iPad! This session will focus on the iPad how you can use Apps such as Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Clips and iMovie to create, learn, and collaborate in your classroom today!

Kristie Lehde Technology Specialist - Ladue School District

Reminders- the unsung hero of organizational tools for teachers and administrators.

Attendees will experience the vast number of options that the Reminders app offers in keeping todo lists organized and easy to maintain. From general todo lists, to being reminded of a list when I walk into a specific place, to alarms reminding of tasks that need completion, and communicating and collaboration todo lists with teammates, will make any educators life more efficient and effective.

Tammy Hasheider District Technology Specialist - Pattonville School District

Everyone Can Create - Posters, Infographics, Movies, Oh my!

When students create, they learn and remember. Using ideas from this session both teachers and students can become creative communicators and innovative designers. This is a hands-on session where you will learn new ways to create professional looking posters, flyers, infographics, and even movies with Keynote, Pages, Quicktime, Photobooth, and iMovie.

Christine Ruder Teacher - Rolla Public Schools & Debbie Fucoloro Teacher - Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Make Learning a Snap: Using Student Images for Deeper Understanding

Heard of #BookSnaps? Let’s try #LearningSnaps! First, use Keynote to have students create personal learning-mojis. Then, use the learning-mojis with iPad apps such as, Book Creator, SeeSaw, PicCollage, Google Slides, or Padlet, etc. to have your students illustrate their thinking about concepts they are learning in class. Using #LearningSnaps allows students to reflect and share their understanding in an engaging, personalized manner.

Michelle Gilmer Instructional Technology Coach - Sikeston R-6 Schools

Opening the Lens to Learning: Cameras in the Classroom

Almost 20 years ago I presented 75 Ways to Use Digital Cameras in the Classroom at ISTE. That digital camera was a Sony Mavica with floppy disk storage! Today the most widely used camera is the iPhone, which not only takes amazing photos but includes easy to use editing tools. Students love cameras - selfies, snapchat, viral videos! Yet many schools block the cameras on student devices. The goal of this session is to help educators see the benefits of using cameras for learning.

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