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Thank you for joining in Chicago for IRA's 2012 Convention!

These are the two sessions ReadWriteThink is sponsoring this year. Video from each of these sessions will be uploaded to the website after convention is over. Links to these videos will be made available once the videos are live. Presents: Engaging Learners With “Games” in the Elementary Classroom

Session Time & Location
Monday, April 30; 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
W180 (in Convention Center—West Wing)

Katrina Allen, KAren Pelekis, Emily Manning

Session Description
The use of technology in the classroom is ever-growing. Have you harnessed the motivational power of technology—or hidden from it? houses dozens of online, research-based interactive tools to help develop 21st-century learners. How can you engage your students with “games” and new technologies? How can you reach struggling learners with interactive tools? How can you inspire a schoolwide effort to embrace new technology? Learn how from Karen Pelekis, a classroom teacher; Emily Manning, an interventionist; and Katrina Allen, a technology facilitator.


A Day With Incorporating Tools Across the Curriculum

Proposed Session Time
Tuesday, May 1; 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
W176B (in Convention Center—West Wing)

Lisa Storm Fink

Session Description
You may be familiar with the amazing resources on, but how can you use these resources beyond your language arts lessons? Discover tips from Lisa Storm Fink, a former teacher and current project manager, about how to use in your K-6 classroom throughout the entire school day.