Last week, Eanes ISD hosted the first-ever iLeap Academy. This 3-day academy brought educators from various parts of Texas together for a one-of-a-kind professional development experience. I was excited to have guests come to my classroom to observe my students at work. As a matter of fact, elementary and middle school teachers across our district opened their doors and welcomed folks to see what it’s really like to teach in a 1:1 iPad classroom. We “iLeap Mentor Teachers” also served on after-school panels to follow-up with our guests (which, by the way, fostered new levels of communication about effective technology integration among teachers in our very district as well!)
Here is one of the lessons folks came to see in action – feel free to try it with your students. The lesson includes Nearpod‘s assessment features and workflow to house students’ work and explorations in Desmos. Sweet! (Click the image – I’ve shared the lesson with you.)
I can’t do the Academy justice… but those who attended were eager to share on Twitter using the hashtag #iLeap15. To read more about folks’ first-hand experiences at iLeap Academy (which was lead by our own Carl Hooker, Tim Yenca, Lisa Johnson, and iVenger team of ed techs), explore the ThingLink below. If I’ve forgotten anyone in the ThingLink, please share your iLeap link with me and I’ll be happy to include it.
If you missed out this time, there's good news for you...
— Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) February 21, 2015