Scheduled Dates

7/27/2015 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM Mon
7/28/2015 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM Tue
7/29/2015 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM Wed

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Dates: 7/27/2015 to 7/29/2015
Schedule: Mo Tu We 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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Located in : Education, 213
Instructor: Mark Jones

Regular: $149.00






Teacher Training and Certification

July 27th-29th at East Central University



Learn to Implement Innovative

21st Century Education

through Mobile Devices,

Makerspaces, Robotics, 3D Printing,

Digital Storytelling, and More!

Workshop includes training on how to fund technology projects at your school through grants, Donors Choose, and other methods.

***Let this workshop be your start to a Master’s Degree through ECU’s 100% online M.Ed. options in either Educational Technology or Library Media.  
Workshop + additional Fall 2015 Implementation Project can earn 3 hours of graduate credit towards either of these fully-online M.Ed. programs!***
(requires seminar course enrollment/fees)

For more details about the workshop or earning graduate credit, please contact:

Dr. Mark Jones



Dr. Shelli Sharber




About Camp Tech Terra

The Camp Tech Terra program takes two seemingly opposing elements — technology and nature — and brings them together to help students better understand the world around them through the gadgets in their hands. The Camp Tech Terra curriculum is inspired and informed by Maker Education and Project Based Learning, and was developed by Susan Wells, a national leader in mobile-integrated education and veteran of public education. This professional development workshop trains and certifies teachers, library media specialists, technology coaches, and administrators in the Camp Tech Terra curriculum and enables them to implement Camp Tech Terra learning experiences in their own schools.

Who Should Attend?

The Camp Tech Terra training and certification workshop is intended for teachers, library media specialists, technology directors/coaches, counselors, administrators, and anyone else interested in learning more about implementing innovative, technology-enhanced learning experiences in PreK-12 schools.

How will this workshop help you and your students?

Today’s learners value connectedness and the creative process.  They embrace the opportunity to solve real-world problems.  The traditional factory school model is no longer relevant to preparing today’s learners for the future needs or our society.  This Camp Tech Terra training and certification workshop is designed to equip teachers with innovative instructional strategies that engage and invest students in their own learning.  A key aspect of these learning practices are the development of 21st Century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

Camp Tech Terra Training and Certification Workshop Details

This workshop is hosted by the Education Department of East Central University.  Instruction will primarily be conducted by Susan Wells, founder of Camp Tech Terra, with support from ECU Education faculty members Dr. Mark Jones and Dr. Shelli Sharber.


The workshop will be held in the newly renovated Education Building at East Central University, Ada, OK.


  • Monday, July 27 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, July 28 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 29 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*
    (*with optional additional project development time in the afternoon)

Workshop Summary

The Camp Tech Terra workshop begins on Monday afternoon, July 27th with light refreshments and lively conversation.  We’ll kick off training by discussing the value of maker education to prepare students for the future.  Susan Wells will share top cross-platform mobile learning tools that will be used throughout the workshop.  iPads will be available for use during the workshop, but Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices or those used at their school site (tablets, smartphones, chromebooks, etc.).

Day Two, July 28th is a full day of working together. We’ll start the day outdoors with our STEM project-based learning curriculum and learn as we put the maker curriculum in action.  We’ll lunch together and resume with a full afternoon of collaborative learning.

Activities and learning for Day Two include:

  • Coding… web and app-based programming for purpose

  • Robotics… hands-on fabrication and making in action

  • 3D Design and Printing… hands-on projects for imagination, spatial awareness and manufacturing

  • Math Focus…math found in nature, making math in art

  • Digital Storytelling… your device, outdoor photos, videos, journals to meet curriculum goals

  • Making and Science Ed… project-based learning in action

Day Three, July 29th will be devoted to projects based upon participants’ areas of interest.  We’ll share in a special session on obtaining funding for innovative projects.  This day will also include a flexible afternoon schedule to work on or finish projects.

Among the participant topics we anticipate are:

  • Mobile device deployment, from 1:1 to Mobile Learning Labs

  • BYOD

  • Innovative Learning Spaces

  • PBL and STEM

  • Driving Change and Scaling That Change

  • Embracing Student Control and Accessibility with Mobile Learning

  • Maker Ed, PreK -12 and Beyond

  • Teachers as Entrepreneurs

  • Libraries as Innovative Learning Spaces for Today’s Innovative Learners

  • Supporting and Encouraging Innovation and Real Change

  • Finding and Winning Grants



Presenter Information

Susan Wells is an educator, innovator and pioneer in the field of mobile learning. For 30 years, she has served as a Principal, Central Services Administrator, Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Public Speaker and Educational Consultant.  Susan planned and carried out the first school-wide 1:1 deployment of iPod touches in the United States.  Recently She won North Carolina’s 2015 Code.org $10,000 grant celebrating Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code.  Susan serves as an advisory board member for Shodor, the National Resource for Computational Science Education and for LitWorld, the Organization Implementing Innovative Solutions Tackling Illiteracy Worldwide.  She has served on the ISTE Mobile Learning Network as President, Past-President and Professional Development Chair.  Susan Wells is the founder of Camp TechTerra http://camptechterra.com a unique STEM learning experience teaching coding, robotics, makersed and science with a foundation in the great outdoors.



Additional Information

Includes the following meals: Mon - snack; Tues & Wed - breakfast, lunch and snack


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