iPad Summit Boston 2015 is back at the Hynes Convention Center November 16-18, 2015. To learn more and regsiter go to ettipad.org.

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Tuesday, November 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Creativity in a Standardized World: Why is it Important & How Can we Foster it in Our Students?

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Creativity. Some people think that either you just are a creative person, or you’re just not. The fact is, everyone can increase their creativity. With iPad, we have the tools to help students not only increase their creativity, but also their awareness of the creative process. This workshop will explore the importance of creativity in the classroom, as well as ways to use the iPad to inspire student creativity. Participants will hear about strategies used in our middle school, across content areas and grade levels, to encourage our students to explore their creative sides. During the workshop, we will share a variety of student projects including movies, iBooks, websites, infographics and posters, as well as describe the scaffolding used to help students develop their creative capacities. We also will discuss methods that we use to increase student metacognition about their creative process. By the end of this session, participants will get their creative juices flowing, and start exploring ideas for how to spark student creativity.

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Elin Dolen

7th Grade Science Teacher, Oak Middle School
Elin Dolen is a 7th Grade Science teacher at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, where she is passionate about using the iPad and Project Based Learning to spark student curiosity. This is her 11th year teaching middle school science and her 4th year in a 1:1 iPad classroom.
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Kate Lewis

8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Shrewsbury Public Schools
Kate Lewis is an 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. She has been teaching middle school for 11 years. Kate’s work has been featured in Educational Leadership’s “Tell Me About” Section, as well as on WGBH’s Innovation... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST

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