Institute for Educational Development


Delta Hotel - Mesa
200 N Centennial Wy
Mesa, AZ, 85201

February 4, 2013

$219.00 per person

Using iPads® and Other Cutting-Edge Technology to Enhance Learning and Teaching in the KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM

NEW Seminar Presented By
Sue Holt

Outstanding Kindergarten Teacher and Presenter

Specifically Designed for Kindergarten Teachers and Technology Specialists Who Work with Kindergartners and Administrators

  • Discover the latest, new apps for iPads to save instructional time, meet Common Core State Standards and significantly enhance student learning in your kindergarten classroom
  • Increase learning and motivate your kindergartners with practical strategies for using the iPad, apps and technology projects in your kindergarten classroom
  • Practical tips and tools to effectively and efficiently use iPads to accelerate and differentiate learning for all kindergartners, including your struggling and gifted students
  • Explore the best websites and latest innovations that are shaping the future of effective instruction and reaching all kindergartners, including your at-risk learners
  • Gain dozens of practical, usable ideas for using the iPad to engage kindergartners across the content areas – whether you have one iPad or enough for several learning centers, or even one-on-one
  • Receive an extensive kindergarten technology resource handbook filled with dozens of quality apps, websites and other iPad resources with a wealth of ideas, activities and resources you can use immediately in your own classroom
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Practical Strategies

This outstanding NEWseminar is designed for educators working with kindergarten students who want to make effective use of the power of technology to extend content learning, engage students and meet the Common Core State Standards. You will discover new ways to reach all your kindergartners, including English language learners and those with disabilities, whether you have access to a single iPad, computer or a multitude of technological innovations.

Throughout this fast-paced day, you will learn about highly effective apps, websites and innovations you can use immediately, as well as easy-to-manage activities, tools and resources that are most applicable to content areas. Sue Holt, an experienced kindergarten teacher and outstanding seminar leader, will share dozens of the best, new strategies for using iPads and other cutting-edge technology to enhance content instruction and positively impact student learning in the kindergarten classroom.

She has spent countless hours researching for you and has put her results into a practical, easy-to-follow seminar you won’t want to miss. You will gain dozens of practical, usable ideas for using technology to increase learning and save valuable instructional time in the kindergarten classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Tap into the Best, Readily Available iPad Technology to Increase Student Engagement and Achievement in Your Kindergarten Classroom
    Discover the powerful impact iPads can have on teaching and learning in your kindergarten classroom … Sue has done the work, research and testing of apps for you and knows which ones work best for the kindergarten classroom so you can make the best use of technology to enhance content learning
  2. Incorporate Time-Efficient Management Strategies
    Tips for managing technology in your kindergarten classroom whether you have one iPad, enough for several learning centers, or even one-on-one … Learn innovative, time-efficient ways to utilize technology projects to enhance content learning with technology you currently have available
  3. Expand Your Knowledge and Use of iPads
    How to keep current with the iPad and gather hints and tips to make the use of your device even easier … Find free and inexpensive technology tools that can make teaching easier for you and more engaging for your  tech-savvy kindergartners
  4. Take Advantage of the Web’s Rich Array of Ready-to-Use Resources
    Explore the latest, powerful websites for immediate use in your kindergarten classroom … Ready-to-use strategies to incorporate these websites with what you are already doing
  5. Meet Your Kindergartners’ Diverse Needs with Outstanding iPad Activities
    Learn innovative, effective ways to use the iPad to meet the diverse needs of your students … Take advantage of technology-enhanced lesson ideas that will appeal to your students and increase their opportunities to access learning
  6. Discover How the iPad Can be Used in Place of Expensive Devices
    The iPad can turn your ordinary white board into an interactive board and even a document camera!
  7. Employ Technology to Most Effectively Learn and Teach
    Use digital movies and images to promote critical thinking, develop vocabulary and build communication skills … Locate the best online resources … Access key websites to support content area curriculum, lesson ideas and assessment strategies
  8. Employ Technology to Most Effectively Learn and Teach
    Use digital movies and images to promote critical thinking, develop vocabulary and build communication skills … Locate the best online resources … Access key websites to support content area curriculum, lesson ideas and assessment strategies
  9. Meeting the Needs of All Your Kindergartners
    Meet the diverse learning styles and needs of your kindergartners with innovative activities and strategies … Learn how to help all your kindergartners learn and progress no matter what their stage of development
  10. Receive an Extensive Kindergarten Technology Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a comprehensive technology resource handbook filled with complete descriptions of applications, ideas and activities presented in the seminar to support immediate application in your classroom

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Timesaving technology tools, tips and websites you won’t want to miss
  • Proven techniques to effectively and authentically integrate iPad technology into the kindergarten classroom
  • Recommendations on finding the best accessories for using and protecting kindergarten iPads – including cost-saving ideas
  • The best apps for every kindergarten subject and where to easily find free and new apps
  • The best technology tools and resources for kindergarten teachers that help make lesson planning and classroom management easy.
  • How to use computers and iPads as simple and powerful learning centers
  • How to save time and money using iPads in place of traditional classroom materials
  • Dozens of practical and realistic ideas for using the iPad to increase learning – whether you have a classroom with one iPad, several iPads or a one-to-one device
  • How you can use even one iPad to increase student learning and to make your life easier, both in and out of the classroom.
  • How to manage and protect the classroom iPad … Best tricks, tips and important safety settings
  • Powerful ways to connect with kindergarten classrooms around the world for pen pals, project-based learning and meaningful literacy, math and science lessons
  • How to meaningfully communicate with families using Twitter and Facebook
  • Apps and project ideas that effectively integrate technology to enhance content learning in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies
  • Practical tips and tools to use iPads effectively and efficiently to differentiate your teaching and accelerate learning for all kindergartners
  • Strategies for creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN) to connect with educators anywhere in the world
  • Practical ideas for more effectively organizing, managing and assessing technology-enhanced instruction across your kindergarten curriculum
  • How to identify the characteristics of well-designed apps and technology-based projects and evaluate new technology for classroom use
  • Real-life based projects that encourage collaboration and higher-level thinking with kindergartners
  • Teaching within digital copyright laws and Apple’s user agreement … What every educator needs to know
  • Timesaving management tools and strategies for more effectively organizing technology-enhanced instruction across your kindergarten curriculum

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I look forward to sharing about my diverse experiences (the good, the bad, the ugly!) using technology in kindergarten. I will present teacher-friendly ways of using technology to enhance your current teaching and curriculum. Technology is here to stay, changes daily and can powerfully transform our teaching if we are willing.

We are entrusted with children who will be expected to adapt and embrace technologies in the future that we can’t even imagine today. Our students were born when the iPad was not yet produced; in this short time it has become one of the most powerful and versatile technology tools available to the kindergarten classroom today. 

Using technology as a teaching tool and sharing that knowledge with colleagues is my passion. I am very excited to spend a day with you demonstrating the practical uses of the iPad and sharing dozens of apps and other cutting-edge technology resources perfect for kindergarten teachers and students.

This seminar is designed to provide you with numerous ideas, strategies, tips, suggestions, and activities for using the iPad and new technologies to strengthen your classroom instruction in all content areas. I will also share assessment strategies and a variety of timesaving tips for integrating technology into your daily routine. All of the ideas and strategies can be easily adapted to meet your needs and those of your students using the iPad and technology you already have.

Technology helps me teach more effectively, and helps my students learn with greater depth and motivation. I can’t wait to help you discover all the ways the iPad is especially suited to helping you easily differentiate instruction and meet the needs of all your kindergartners – including struggling and gifted learners. 

I’ve taught kindergarten using just one iPad, several iPads, and in one-to-one settings and have specific ideas, management tips and teaching strategies for all situations to share with you. The handbook you will receive at the seminar will also contain step-by-step information on using the amazing and often unknown abilities of the iPad, as well as the best apps and web resources for kindergarten teachers and their students. I know you will find the day useful, enjoyable and full of great ideas you can use right away in your classroom!

Sue Holt

P.S. As a teacher myself, I know that we have to make every moment in and out of the classroom count. I look forward to sharing the dozens of apps and online resources that will significantly save you time in planning instruction and assessing student learning to make teaching easier and more effective!

Who Should Attend

Kindergarten Teachers and Technology Specialists Who Work with Kindergartners and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive kindergarten technology resource handbook especially designed for this seminar filled with innovative project ideas, tech tools, descriptions of the best apps, new online resources, management strategies, and easy to follow directions for using your iPad and your computer to their full potential in the kindergarten classroom. Included in the handbook are:
    • Proven techniques to effectively and authentically integrate technology into your curriculum and meet Common Core State Standards in kindergarten
    • The best iPad and web-based timesaving tips and tools for kindergarten teachers to help make lesson planning and classroom management easy
    • Step-by-step directions for using new and free technology tools and taking full advantage of the tools you already have
    • Photos and descriptions of technology equipment/gadgets with strategies for using them in your kindergarten classroom
    • Strategies and apps for using technology with kindergartners who need strategic and individualized instructional support
    • Organizational and management strategies and tips for kindergarten teachers with one device, a small set of devices or a one-to-one program
    • A comprehensive list of websites for collaboration, communication and instructions of how to implement technology in the classroom
  2. Consultation Available:
    Sue Holt will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding questions about iPads, technology integration and best use for enhancing your kindergarten program.
  3. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  4. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.