iLearn@Rice Square

Literacy Learning with 21st Century Tools

Professional Development with Julie Keefe, WPS Instructional Tech Coach

The goal of today's session is to develop a sense of comfort with the iPad as a classroom tool for creation and collaboration. We'll look at whole group, small group and 1:1 integration ideas. During our time today we will be examining three key tools for literacy instruction with meaningful tech integration. Discovery Education is a tool for building background knowledge and balanced literacy resources, free apps are tools students can use to showcase their skills and lastly Padlet will serve as a quick & easy space for online discourse.

Is this iPad training? No, it's a chance to engage today's classroom tools in a meaningful way.

“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders”. – Marion Ginapolis

Today's key features:

How can I make this work in the classroom?

Taking Today's Learning into Your Classroom

Today's learning does not end at the end of our time together. If you would like to schedule a 1:1 session, a model lesson, or just to have some support in the back of the room as you try out these new tools please email me to schedule a date and time.

julie keefe

Instructional Technology Coach for Worcester Public Schools focusing on hardware: iPads, ELMOs and interactive whiteboards.