Digital Day Camp - Summer 2015!

Digital Day Camp – Summer 2015!

Day Camp. Remember how much fun it was as a kid to go to day camp, learn something new and exciting, and be home in time for dinner? Area 66 and the Professional Learning Department are proud to offer up Westside’s own Digital Day Camp for teachers. This is no ordinary day camp though. Camp sessions will be put on by Apple Professional Development staff!

We will be offering 16 different sessions designed to appeal to staff teaching all grade levels and of all ability levels. Sessions are spread out over four days (June 8th, June 9th, July 20th& July 21st) and space is limited. Apple has placed a hard limit of 20 people per session. Lunch will be provided each day.

Registration Information | Session Descriptions | Frequent Questions


 

Registration

  • Registration will be first come first served.
  • Each session stands alone. You may register for just morning sessions, just afternoon sessions or both
  • To register, email Nancy Yount with the concurrent session and letter and session name for each session you would like to attend. For example: “Concurrent Session 1A “Documenting and Reflecting with iMovie (iPad)”.

General Information

  • Because space is limited, please show up to the sessions that you are registering for. If you cannot make a session, please let Nancy know ASAP so we can contact the next person on the waiting list.
  • Lunch will be provided for attendees each day.
  • All sessions will take place at the CCC. Room assignments will be sent to you as we get closer.
  • Next to each session title is an indication of the level the session will be taught and the level of experience the trainers will expect participants to have. The ratings range from beginner to advanced. Typically, beginner means that the participant rarely, or has never used the application being taught and advanced indicates the participant feels comfortable using many features of the application on a regular basis. If you have questions regarding where you might fit in, please contact Matt Lee and he will help you decide if a session is right for you
  • Sessions also indicate if they will be focused on the Mac or iPad. Make sure you bring the appropriate device.

June 8th:

Concurrent Session 1 (8:00am – 11:00am):

Session A: Documenting and Reflecting with iMovie (iPad – Beginner)

Discover how to use the powerful features of iMovie to enhance personal learning by fostering digital storytelling, creative collaboration, and reflective sharing.

Session B: Documenting and Reflecting with iMovie (Mac – Beginner)

Discover how to use the powerful features of iMovie to enhance personal learning by fostering digital storytelling, creative collaboration, and reflective sharing.

Lunch Break from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Session 2 (12:15pm – 3:15pm)

Session A: Making Data Meaningful with Numbers (iPad – Beginner)

Learn how to build meaning from data and display it in compelling ways by using built-in calculation tools, interactive charts, tables, and other expressive media.

Session B: Making Data Meaningful with Numbers (Mac – Beginner)

Learn how to build meaning from data and display it in compelling ways by using built-in calculation tools, interactive charts, tables, and other expressive media.

 


 

June 9th:

Concurrent Session 3 (8:00am – 11:00am)

Session A: Creating Compelling Presentations with Keynote (iPad – Beginner)

Learn how to use the intuitive, built-in features of Keynote to design Presentations with Keynote fun, dynamic, and interactive presentations for learning and teaching.

Session B: Designing Interactive Assessment and 
 Learning Activities (Mac – Intermediate / Advanced)

Make learning and assessment more engaging by adding an element of gaming to 
 lessons. Learn how to use the advanced features of Keynote to create nonlinear 
 interactive learning activities that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.

Lunch Break from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Session 4 (12:15pm – 3:15pm)

Session A: Reaching All Learners (iPad – Intermediate / Advanced)

Discover how to personalize learning opportunities that support learners of all Learners abilities, backgrounds, or learning styles. Explore accessibility features and design learning activities with Apple creativity apps that support all learners, including English language learners and those with unique learning needs.

 Session B: Facilitating Real-World Learning (Mac – Intermediate / Advanced)

Learn how to create authentic learning activities that engage students across multiple disciplines to solve real-world problems with Apple creativity apps and the Challenge Based Learning framework.

 


 

July 20

Concurrent Session 5 (8:00am – 11:00am)

Session A: Authoring Dynamic Documents with Pages (iPad – Beginning / Intermediate)

Learn how to create visually pleasing, clearly organized, and personally expressive documents with Pages.

Session B: Scaffolding and Supporting Language and Literacy (Mac – Intermediate)

Learn how to create cross-curricular, media-rich literacy and language development lessons. Build interactive learning and assessment tools that support and scaffold vocabulary development and strengthen student engagement with informational text.

Lunch Break from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Session 6 (12:15pm – 3:15pm)

Session A: Facilitating Real-World Learning (iPad – Intermediate)

Learn how to create authentic learning activities that engage students across multiple disciplines to solve real-world problems with Apple creativity apps and the Challenge Based Learning framework.

Session B: Visualizing Data (Mac – Advanced)

Go deeper with data analysis. Discover powerful methods to visualize data using interactive charts, tables, graphs, and other dynamic features that show patterns, recognize trends, and illustrate relationships.


 

July 21

Concurrent Session 7 (8:00am – 11:00am)

Session A: Cross-Curricular Connections for Elementary Learners (iPad – Intermediate / Advanced)

Learn authentic ways to integrate Apple creativity apps across all curricular areas to engage elementary learners (K–6). Build creative, student-centered activities that support critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration.

Session B: Creating Exploratory Learning Experiences (Mac – Advanced)

Learn how to help students become thoughtful producers of scientific data and creators of knowledge by using effective tools to gather, analyze, and share information.

Lunch Break from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Session 8 (12:15pm- 3:15pm)

Session A: Engaging Early Learners (iPad – Beginner / Intermediate)

Discover how to create developmentally appropriate activities using Apple apps for early education learners (PK–1). Explore accessibility features and build learning experiences that focus on fine motor skills, storytelling, games, and conceptual development/readiness in young learners.

Session B: Publishing Interactive Content with iBooks Author (Mac – Advanced)

Learn how to create and share interactive Multi-Touch books 
for learning and teaching


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What does Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced REALLY mean?
  • A: The experience/difficulty level next to each session is meant to help you decide what sessions you would like to attend. Here are the descriptions that we used when we labeled each one.
    • Beginner: The beginner has never used the application before and is coming in as a novice or they may have opened it once or twice. These sessions will be very basic and no prior experience will be assumed and will be taught at a more deliberate pace.
    • Intermediate: These sessions assume familiarity with how the iPad or Mac works and a basic understanding of the program to be taught. For example, if you have used Keynote to create slide shows for your classes, or have used pages to type up a newsletter for your students you would most likely be in the intermediate group. The instructors will assume that you have a basic working knowledge of how to navigate and complete basic tasks in the app.
    • Advanced: Advanced sessions will be focused on extending the functionality of the apps to be taught. The instructors will assume that you know how to manipulate most of the basic features of the apps and are comfortable moving at a brisk pace.
  • Q: Do I have to sign up for both a morning AND afternoon session on the same day?
  • A: Nope! You can pick and choose what sessions you would like to do. Do you want to just sign up for a morning session? Great! Just the afternoon? Great! Do what is best for you.
  • Q: What happens if I sign up for a time but then realize later that I can’t make it?
  • A: Please make every effort to attend sessions that you have signed up for. If you find out later that you can’t make it, please let Nancy Yount know ASAP so we can contact the next person on the wait list. Since we are limited to registering 20 people per session, just not showing up causes your seat to stay empty. We would like to get as many people as possible to experience the training!
  • Q:Where are the sessions going to be at?
  • A: All sessions will be held at the CCC.