What is iCore?
iCore is an iPad workshop for K-12 teachers and administrators. Our goal is to excite, empower, engage, and energize teachers, both beginners and experienced iPad users. We weave crucial educational and pedagogical themes into the two-day experience. Taking great pride in teaching skills in conjunction with sharing big picture themes, we are teachers teaching teachers at Summercore, believing that technology use provides new and innovative ways of engaging students.
iCore is for teachers and administrators at all stages and all levels. iCore is for iPad beginners who benefit from mentoring by patient and experienced teachers. iCore is also for more skilled users who benefit by filling in many gaps in their know-how and by practicing with numerous “blank canvas” apps and applying them with a compelling educational philosophy. iCore is for administrators, technology specialists, and technology directors who will discuss integration strategies and meaningful pedagogy in overseeing an iPad program.
But most of all, iCore is fun. We believe that learning and teaching is incomplete without a sense of humor and a spirit of enjoyment. iCore offers a unique professional development experience by combining practical classroom applications, iPad and app skills, best practices for using iPads in the classroom, and hands-on learning. iCore is not about apps. It is about using the iPad to transform the classroom and to consider how iPads can infuse technology into classroom pedagogy. Technology is not about hardware and software but rather humanware.