Technology transforms learning for all students but may have the greatest impact on developing readers and writers. This session will share strategies for leveraging digital tools with our youngest learners to capture student thinking, differentiate instruction and provide multimodal response options. From annotation with a drawing tool, to video feedback and collaboration on a learning management system, we’ll unpack student work samples and video lessons to find new instructional practices to empower students in the early years.  

Suggested Age Range: Lower Primary & Upper Primary ages 3-9

Feedback from Previous Workshops:

“Kristin Ziemke is incredible. I think it was probably the best day of professional development I have ever attended.”

“Kristin was passionate about her work. She valued contributions from the audience. Had a great mix of input and discussion. Work was upto date and relevant. Made you think about things you can implement immediately, as well as concepts that challenge you to think about long term practise.”

“Fantastic workshop. Highly useful. Well organized. Loved it.”

Key Details

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Cost: $225 USD

Available for registration to non-conference attendees

About the Presenter

Kristin Ziemke has spent her career teaching and learning from children in both urban and suburban school districts. As a teacher of primary age learners in Chicago, Kristin engages students in authentic learning experiences where reading, thinking, collaboration and inquiry are at the heart of the curriculum. Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and co-author of Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. An Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher and Chicago’s 2013 Tech Innovator of the Year, Kristin seeks opportunities to transform education through technology innovation. She collaborates with educators around the globe as a staff developer, speaker and writer.

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