The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is pleased to announce further details for the 2017 Summer Splash to be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The event site is:
Gordon Gregory Middle School
2621 Springdale Circle
Naperville, IL 60564
The day begins with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 3:00 p.m.
The Summer Splash keynote speaker is Steve Dembo. Steve’s opening address is entitled “Open the Curiosity Door” Discover how to create a culture of innovation and spark creativity in your students. For more on Steve, visit teach42.com.
As always, we will also feature breakout sessions covering a variety of topics relevant to middle level educators. Breakout sessions scheduled so far include:
- High Tech Without the High Price
- Virtual Unreality
- Story Telling for the YouTube Generation
- Middle Level 2.0: Best Practices 2017
- The Future of Illinois Middle Grades
- Family Law Matters Affecting Middle School Professionals
- Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch Training
- #Teach Further: The 3C’s of Unit Design
- Using Formative Feedback to Further Learning
- Screencastify Your Class
- Chromebooks and Conversations: Promoting Collaborative Partnerships Through Interactive Book Clubs
- The Journey of Integrating Tech in the Middle School Classroom: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
- …more to be announced soon.
Make your plans to attend June 15 Summer Splash and register now.