The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
Session Resources
Wednesday, April 8 • 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Makerspace...make it happen for your students!

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These shared work areas where students gather to create, invent, learn and build things collaboratively have become incredibly popular. Hear stories about a variety of successful Makerspace experiences. Examples, resources and testimonials from elementary and secondary will also be shared. And most important of all, join us for a hands-on playground time that will be facilitated during this session! It will give you a first-hand idea of Makerspace possibilities.

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Mike Anderson

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency as an instructional technology consultant, Mike was an elementary teacher at Sibley-Ocheyedan and Adel DeSoto Minburn interested in innovative and authentic use of technology. He has a passion for STEM education, pushing for powerful... Read More →
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Julie Graber

Instructional Tech Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Tech Innovation Team, an Authentic Intellectual Work Coach, a Defined STEM trainer and one of Jay McTighe's MAC Associates. I am passionate about providing students authentic work that they create for an authentic audience. This includes connections... Read More →
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Aaron Maurer

STEM Lead, Mississippi Bend AEA
STEM Lead for AEA9, Microsoft Innovative Expert, LEGO Education Master Educator, PBS Digital All-Star, Minecraft Global Mentor, Makey Makey Ambassador, and more. Lover of coffee, toys and 90's cartoons.

Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 301

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