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Friday, November 4 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Circle Up: How to Up-Level Your Literature Circle

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This presentation will discuss how to create a literature circle project that utilizes iOS apps to redefine the learning process experienced in literature circles by promoting literacy skills, high level understanding of content, innovation, collaboration, and problem solving skills across grade levels and content not possible without the integration of technology. It will take attendees through a general process that involves the creation of an essential question, the declaration of an essential skill, and the development of scaffolded reading instruction and literature circle traditions followed by the addition of app-smash work and writing used to up-level the learning process and take students into the “redefinition” realm of Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model. The presentation will feature a showcase of an iTunes U Lessons for the Classroom course: “Stories of War: A Literature Circle Project,” (published by Apple) the presenter wrote to guide teachers through this process as well as exemplar student work. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to design a literature circle project that will facilitate high level learning experiences and specific project ideas to inspire students’ innovation and learning. *Please note the link to the video below will direct you to a presentation I delivered with the same title, but the presentation I plan to deliver for the EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit 2016 will be slightly different and will feature my Lessons for the Classroom iTunes U Course: “Stories of War: A Literature Circle Project."*

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Casey Cohen

English Department Chair, String Theory Schools
An Apple Distinguished Educator, Casey is the English Department Chair at Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School where she leads the curriculum writing of the high school English courses, all published in iTunes U. Casey has 10 years of experience in the classroom. She earned her B.A. at the University of Michigan, her Ed.M. at Harvard, and her principal certification at the University of Pennsylvania. Casey is earning her Ed.D. in Global... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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