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The Summercore Team is now offering several workshops in the Spring and Summer in addition to our 28 year tradition of offering our 5-day Summercore Marathon. Please visit our updated Summercore.com to learn about the offerings and to enroll

We are now enrolling for our 5-day Summercore workshops at Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY and St. Mary's Episcopal School in Tampa, FL. Start your Summercore Marathon by registering for one of these two workshops.

Introducing "Bagels and Bytes," our Saturday morning workshops for the April and May held at Horace Mann School in the Bronx, NY. Come learn about the best in technology and the best in pedagogy while enjoying a Saturday AM breakfast.

iPad Publishing and Digital Storytelling
April 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on using the iPad and iOS tools for publishing digital text and media. Participants will learn about one of Apple's newest applications, iBooks Author, and some of the best digital storytelling apps available. The topics covered are relevant for teachers of all grade levels and all subjects.

Developing a Collaborative Classroom with Google Apps
May 12, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Google Apps can revolutionize the classroom with its ability to facilitate collaborative learning and student engagement. Participants will have hands-on experience with Google Docs (Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms), Google Sites, and Google Calendar; more important, they will return to their classrooms with a wealth of sound pedagogical strategies for integrating Google Apps into their curriculum. The topics covered are relevant for teachers of all grade levels and all subjects. Introducing our Summer 1 and 2-Day Sessions at Horace Mann School
iPad from Start to Finish
June 25-26: 9:00-3:00
This workshop will focus on using the iPad and iOS tools for publishing digital text and media. Participants will learn about one of Apple's newest applications iBooks Author, software that allows you to combine your course materials including text, movies, images, graphs, tables, animations, and more into an eBook that will display on the iPad. Participants will look at some of the Apps on the iPad to publish multimedia content such as Scribble Press, Toontastic, VoiceThread, PuppetPals HD, iStopMotion, and My Story, video editing tools and Apps for creating tutorials to be used in the "flipped classroom." The topics covered are relevant for teachers of all grade levels and all subjects.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Google Apps
June 27-28 9:00-3:00
This workshop will focus on incorporating Google Apps into your classroom as a tool for collaborative work. Google Apps can revolutionize the classroom with its ability to facilitate collaborative learning and student engagement. Participants will have hands-on experience with Google Docs (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms), Google Sites, and Google Calendar; more important, they will return to their classrooms with a wealth of sound pedagogical strategies for integrating Google Apps into their curriculum. We will focus on the collaborative tools: sharing settings, viewing settings, revision history, collections, inserting comments, back channel chatting and simultaneous data entry. More experienced users will learn spreadsheet skills useful for data analysis and strategies for using Google Sites as the perfect tool for creating a webquest. Pedagogical and practical strategies for implementing Google Apps in the collaborative classroom will be the major theme. The topics covered are relevant for teachers of all grade levels and all subjects.

Teching the English and Social Studies Curriculum
June 29: 9:00-12:30
Designed for Middle and Upper School teachers, this workshop will focus on the best Web 2.0 sites, strategies for integrating Google Apps for collaborative learning, social media and its place in the curriculum, and uses of multimedia for digital storytelling and assessment.

The SMART Board Experience: Going Beyond the whiteboard
June 29: 9:00-12:30
This workshop will focus on stretching the limits of your SMART Board use by creating lesson plans using the Notebook software, developing interactive activities with the Activity Toolkit, and learning Tips and Tricks for more successful SMART Board use.


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Summercore 2012: July 9-13 NY or July 23-27 FL

Celebrating our 28th year of offering classroom technology training and professional development, the Summercore team offers your faculty and administrators a unique experience, one that focuses on the learning needs of each participant. The program is about humanware, helping to help teachers and administrators integrate technology in the classroom and their professional lives. This year the focus is on iPads, digital publishing, collaborative learning with Google Docs, exploring curriculum appropriate online learning activities, and developing materials useful for blended learning, the flipped classroom, and learning management systems. Plus, Summercore is just plain old fun. Ask one of over 3,000 independent school teachers and administrators who have attended Summercore since its inception in 1985. We pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment, conducive to the very best learning your faculty will ever experience.

Sign up now for your 5-day Summercore Marathon at Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY (Riverdale) during the week of July 9 - 13 or St. Mary's Episcopal Day School in Tampa, FL during the week of July 23 - 27.

Steve Bergen (sbergen33@gmail.com or cell 781-953-9699) co-director, Summercore Inc. Summercore.com or Twitter.com/Summercore

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Summercore 2013: July 15-19 at the beautiful campus of Horace Mann School in Riverdale, NY

A Five Day Marathon Computer Workshop for K-12 Administrators & Teachers of All Ages and at all Stages

Sign up now at summercore.com

Over three thousand teachers who attended Summercore agree: this hands-on workshop is the most rewarding technology professional development you will ever experience.

For all iPad users, Summercore will become iSummercore, so you can explore, create, and learn how to instruct with iPads. Run an iPad booth at the world-famous Summercore carnival by learning about these topics:

-- Integrating iPads into the classroom: we focus on iPads in the classroom from the ground up. Develop your iPad ability from the most basic skills to tricks and tips for advanced users. Learn about some of the terrific apps and integrations strategies for iPad implementation in a 1:1 or shared environment. Discuss the implications of iPads and 1:1 classrooms.

-- Student-centered Learning with iPads: we teach you to take advantage of the iPad's strengths to address the needs of your students. Explore presentation, mind mapping, podcasting, and other apps that will allow your students to create their own tutorials and gain mastery over the classroom material. Participants will learn about these assessment tools and generate their own lesson plans. Additionally, participants will explore video production as a means of flipping the classroom for your students or adding multimedia to your curriculum.

--iPad Publishing and Digital Storytelling: we teach you to focus on using the iPad and iOS tools for publishing digital text and media. Participants will learn about one of Apple's most powerful applications, iBooks Author, software that allows you to combine your course materials including text, movies, images, graphs, tables, animations, and more into an eBook that will display on the iPad. In addition, participants will look at some of the Apps on the iPad to publish multimedia content such as Scribble Press, Toontastic, VoiceThread, PuppetPals HD, iStopMotion, and My Story.