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The Future of the Textbook: Creating and Teaching with eTextbooks
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When: 2/4/2016
From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Severn School
201 Water Street
Severna Park, Maryland  21146
United States

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Middle School educators will learn to create, format, publish, and deliver instructions using an eTextbook using iBooks Author (on a Mac computer). By examining eTexts created by fellow educators across disciplines, participants will see the engaging and interactive 3D format which caters to many learning styles of middle school students (ages 11-13). eText’s are an easily differentiated instructional tool to meet the needs of both students and teachers. Additionally, eTexts can be created and shared by students themselves and administrators. Applicable Grades: 6-8. Lunch is included.


Presenters: Kathleen Donovan, Laura Drossner, Severn School

Kathleen Donovan is a Middle School History Teacher and Student Council Advisor at Severn School. She has worn many hats as an educator at the Severn School for the past six years. In these roles, she implements experiential activities to her students understand

bias and perspective, interacts with all middle grades overseeing student council, spearheads service trips to Latin America, coaches middle school track and field and assists with the middle school theatre program.


Laura Drossner is a Middle School Advisory Coordinator and Middle School English Department Head at Severn School. She has worked as a classroom teacher and grade level dean in a variety of school settings over the course of the past five years. She is entering her third year at Severn as the English Department Chair and Advisory Coordinator. In these roles, she integrates the use of technology to develop curriculum, teaches English to 6th and 8th graders, oversees 19 advisories, and integrates community service initiatives. She also enjoys coaching middle school Track and Field. 



Campus Location: Creeden Hall. Park in front of St. John's Athletic Center on Holly Avenue off Evergreen Road.

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Registration Deadline Date:1/26/2016 (no refunds after this date)

AIMS Member Fee: $75, $100 after 1/26

Non AIMS Member Fee: $115, $140 after 1/26

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