Dates and locations for my summer educational workshops and presentations are getting finalized at last. A couple things have changed in the past few weeks which have affected scheduling. Since my wife was selected as a “lead” 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, which includes a free day at ISTE, I’ll be attending HackEd this year on Saturday, June 27 as well as day 1 (Monday) of ISTE 2015. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been able to attend HackEd / EduBloggerCon… probably all the way back to 2009, when ISTE was in Washington D.C. The postponement of our Storychasers Oral History Camp in Montana till July 2016 also changed some things. I’ve updated my presentation handouts / speaking itinerary website so it’s now current through August. It’s going to be a busy June, particularly. Here are a few opportunities in June when I’ll be presenting and teaching about STEM, iPad technology integration, and Google tools.
STEM Seeds PD Camp: June 2-4, 2015 (Yukon, Oklahoma)
This has been my second year to be back in the classroom full-time as a 4th and 5th grade STEM teacher. For the second summer, Amy Loeffelholz (@AmyLoeffelholz) and I are going to lead a multi-day, hands-on workshop specifically for elementary STEM teachers. This is part of our “STEM Seeds” website and STEM advocacy work (STEMseeds.org). This year we’ll offer a 3 day camp for teachers in Amy’s classroom at Lakeview Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma. More information about our PD camp and what we’ll be sharing with teachers is available on camp.stemseeds.org, and online registration is available via EventBrite. Yes, we take school purchase orders and can invoice you… but we love credit/debit card payments even more! As of this evening we still have 16 spots open. Like last summer, we’re expecting to have a full house, so if this is of interest please register soon. More information about our unique STEM program in Yukon Schools is available on the STEM page of my school website, Independence Elementary.
Mobile Learning Experience: June 10-12, 2015 (Tucson, Arizona)
This June will be my third opportunity to attend and participate in Tony Vincent’s (@tonyvincent) amazing, incredible, fantastic, and chock-full-of-learning conference, “The Mobile Learning Experience.” If you only attend 1 PD event all summer, this is the one you should choose. (iPad Media Camp or an EdCamp would be a great second choice!) Tony and the Arizona K-12 Center put on, IMHO, one of the best educational technology learning events available today for K-12 teachers. The Miami Device conference, which started in November 2014 and will take place again in November 2015, is the only multi-day conference I know of which has the same focus and feel as Mobile Learning. These conferences are great mainly because of the people who come and learn together, but it’s also about the schedule, the beautiful venue, and the atmosphere created by organizers. This year I’ll be attending with my wife for the first time, and we’re going to co-present a session on “iPad Books and Videos” similar to the workshop we co-presented in February for Oklahoma A+ Schools in Edmond. I’ll also be sharing breakout sessions on GeoMaps for Geo-Literacy and about ways Visual Notetaking Deepens Learning. Mobile Learning 2015 will be held in Tucson, Arizona, at the incredible Westin La Paloma resort. My wife and I are delaying our wedding anniversary celebration for this trip, which we’ll extend a little, because this venue (yes, even in June) is THAT spectacular. Come to Mobile 2015, you will be thrilled that you did. And I’ll see you there too!
iPad Media Camp: June 17-19, 2015 (Oklahoma City)
This will be my fourth summer to lead multi-day iPad Media Camp workshops for teachers, and at this point I’m scheduled to lead six different camps in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nevada. Three of these six events are open for public registration/participation, and the first one of the summer in that category will be June 17-19 in Oklahoma City. Registration is open via EventBrite, and early-bird pricing is good through May 31st. I’ve updated the agenda and required apps for iPad Media Camp a bit for 2015, so this year we will focus on the following media products:
- Day 1: Narrated Art, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows
- Day 2: Quick Edit and Green Screen Videography
- Day 3: Interactive Writing and Multimedia eBooks
If you are a K-12 or university teacher and your students use iPads, this is the summer PD workshop you need to attend. Online registration for the August 3-5, 2015 iPad Media Camp in Manhattan, Kansas (at Kansas State University) is available via K-State Global Campus. I’ve just confirmed the location for the July 20-22, 2015 iPad Media Camp in Olathe, Kansas (near Kansas City) and hope to have that EventBrite registration available by Wednesday next week. The June 17-19 iPad Media Camp in Oklahoma City will be held at Arthur Elementary in OKCPS, which is going 1:1 with iPads for all students in grades K-6 next year as part of the Federal ConnectEd Initiative. It would be wonderful to have you and others from your school team join us for this transformative 3 day learning event.
Inspiring Digital Age Teaching & Learning Conference: June 22-25, 2015 (Keystone, Colorado)
I’m both thrilled and humbled to be offering the keynote address for the “Google in Education Academy” during the Inspiring Digital Age Teaching & Learning Conference in Keystone, Colorado, on June 22nd. I’ll also be sharing some additional breakout sessions about Google Tools, including sessions on GeoMaps and Quick Edit Videography. The lineup of other keynote and featured speakers for the conference looks great too. (When George Couros is speaking, you know it’s going to be unforgettably awesome, right?!) If your plans can take you to Keystone the week of June 22, it would be great to see and learn with you as well as lots of other innovative Colorado educators.
Last of all, this isn’t a June event, but if you can make it to Rock Springs, Wyoming May 1-2, 2015, I’ll be there sharing a keynote and breakout sessions during the Wyoming Technology-Engagement-Curriculum Connection (WyTECC) Conference.
During and following all these summer learning events, you can count on me tweeting and sharing my learning. Follow me on Twitter @wfryer for updates!
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