In their Leveraging Learning institutes, the Auburn School Department helps participants learn how to successfully design and implement an iPad initiative to customize learning for students. The institute will provide participants with opportunities to network and learn from others. While Auburn’s Early Elementary iPad Initiative is a kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 implementation, the Institute is designed to support all elementary iPad implementations.


November 9 & 10, 2016


LL2016 Registration is open


LL2016 Theme is: “Making it Real” - iPads in the Classroom


(See Agenda with the Classroom Challenges sessions will target)


This year, all breakout sessions will be built around a model through which participants will leave the session not only with theory, but having practiced skills independently and created something of real use to their students and to themselves.


1) Sessions will build around a recognizable classroom challenge that is valid for both the presenter and the participants.


2) Sessions will provide through words and modeling an example of how the presenter is leveraging iPads to address this challenge.


3) Sessions will provide facilitated work time during which the participants can use the tools they’ve learned about to create content they’ll need to go back into their classroom and integrate new practices into their own professional toolbox. Make and Take - Get and Go!


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LL2016 DATES: Two full days - Wednesday November 9 and Thursday November 10, 2016


Presenters & Resources: Apple Distinguished Educators will join members of Auburn's Elementary iPad Initiative Leadership Team and other education experts from across the nation.


Resources will be made available to all LL2016 Participants through an iTunes U course.


Registration Cost: The fee of $425 per participant will include all meals from breakfast on Wednesday through lunch on Thursday.


Participants: Schools and Districts are encouraged to send teams.


Space: LL2016 will be limited to 140 participants.


Where: Auburn, Maine - the home of Auburn's Early Elementary iPad Initiative. Sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch.

LL2016 - Leveraging Learning: the iPad in Elementary Grades

"This was such a powerful event! I came in with the viewpoint of a parent not wanting my son to be "plugged in" all day with all this "screen time." I'm leaving seeing the capabilities of iPad as a tool and the direction to go as I begin. I love having the resources, explanation of the apps, time with experts, networking and team time! I'm so excited to start!”


Kim Tilton - Kindergarten Teacher – Young School - Saco, Maine

Cornville Regional Charter School came to LL2014, and then brought their entire staff to LL2015. Watch and listen as CRCS Principal Travis Works explains why they did that, and reflects on the results they saw.