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Camp Promethean 2023

July 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am 8:00 pm EDT

Camp Promethean is our annual day of free, virtual professional development for teachers across the globe. Camp Promethean sessions are led by our Education Consultant team, and we offer a wide variety of courses designed to help teachers best utilize the Promethean tools in the classroom in relevant, cutting-edge ways.

Sessions include ActivInspire, Promethean’s Classroom Essential Apps, STEM, ActivPanel Orientations and more. Sessions are held each hour on the hour, and attendees can choose from several different sessions that are being offered each hour.

Kayla Dornfeld

Kayla Dornfeld is the 2020 Top Educator of the Year, and the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Kayla, who was recently recognized as both an “ISTE Influencer” and “HarperCollins Publishing Influencer”, has 14 years of teaching experience in second grade, third grade, and kindergarten.

Kayla has delivered hundreds of keynotes, one of note being at Twitter Headquarters, where she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners. Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide. 

Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. In September 2018, she received the University of North Dakota Sioux Award, the highest honor of achievement offered by her University.

Camp Promethean sessions

All session times are in EDT

9:00 – 10:00

What is ActivInspire and Where Do I Find It?

Enhance your lessons with cool tools in ActivInspire!

9:00 – 10:00

Color Me Impressed

Explore creative ways to use colors when building Promethean Whiteboard Lessons. Changing the color scheme and using ink that matches the background will be easy after you learn these quick tips! We’ll also show you how to bring in worksheets and resources from Chromium, Google Drive, and a USB using the capture tool!

9:00 – 10:00

Cultural Connections: Building Background for English Language Learners Using Promethean’s Essential Apps

Set your ELL students up for success with the help of Promethean apps! Learn how to integrate visual aids and engage your students with front-load vocabulary so that students can make the necessary connections to build a strong foundation for subsequent lessons.

9:00 – 10:00

Whiteboard best Practices-Ideas to Excite Learners

Innovative instruction can be simple and easy. Create a classroom showcase with the best ways to incorporate the Whiteboard into daily instructional practice.

10:00 – 11:00

ActivPanel – Essentials 1

The Promethean ActivPanel can enhance every classroom across the globe. Join us to learn the elements of the ActivPanel, including basics of hardware, utilizing the Promethean apps in the classroom and exploring the free Promethean resources for educators.

10:00 – 11:00

5 Cool Ways to Transform Your ActivInspire Lessons

Ready to take your ActivInspire knowledge to the next level? Learn 5 quick and easy ways to make your content even more interactive with ActivInspire.

10:00 – 11:00

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Practices with Your ActivPanel

Take your Promethean skills to the next level with Universal Design for Learning (UDL): an inclusive framework used by educators to ensure that all learners can access, engage in, and express what they’ve learned about their curriculum. Learn about fun and simple techniques you can use right away on your ActivPanel that align with UDL guidelines.

10:00 – 11:00

What’s New at Promethean

We have so many new features to help teachers innovate in the classroom. Find out about the new Spinner, Timer, and Annotate App, our Promethean Web Apps, and the new version of ActivInspire. Come hear about what’s new at Promethean!

11:00 – 12:00

Using Promethean Web Apps for Increased Student Engagement

The Promethean Web Apps open up a world of possibilities for enhancing engaging activities for students. Let’s explore the creative ways to use the Promethean Web Apps in your classroom.

11:00 – 12:00

Transform Your Morning Meetings with the Promethean Whiteboard

Want to learn how to craft and create activities using the Whiteboard to facilitate morning meetings with students? Attendance charts, lunch counts, calendars, weather, and more can be created as student driven activities to make for an transformative start to the school day. Let’s create and share with the Promethean Whiteboard App.

11:00 – 12:00

Gamify the Promethean Classroom with ActivInspire

Looking to give your existing resources some new life? Gamify your classroom with ActivInspire! Learn 3 practical strategies that can be used in any content at any level to increase student engagement and bring the wow factor to your lessons.

11:00 – 12:00

AR/VR with Promethean

AR/VR is transforming the world? Let’s explore some of the more popular AR/VR apps and how to use them most effectively with your Promethean Panel.

12:00 – 1:00

Intro to Classroom Essential Apps

A beginner’s guide to using the amazing apps already installed on your ActivPanel.

12:00 – 1:00

The Latest and Greatest with the NEW ActivInspire

ActivInspire has been modernized and is ready to show itself off to the world! Come explore the updated look and tools with a tour of what has changed and what is new.

12:00 – 1:00

Canva and Promethean? Yes, Canva and Promethean!

Do you love Canva? Do you have a Promethean ActivPanel in your classroom? Join your love of the two and learn how to take your content in Canva and combine it with Promethean Apps to engage your students!

12:00 – 1:00

Setting Sail In Your Web Browser

Did you know your panel has a built in web browser?! Join this session to learn how to locate your Chromium browser, save passwords, and create shortcuts for your favorite websites!

1:00 – 2:00

KEYNOTE: Reimagining Education

2:00 – 3:00

Hello Explain Everything

Did you know Explain Everything recently joined the Promethean family? Come learn how you can use Explain Everything with you Promethean ActivPanel. Join this session, and we’ll show you how.

2:00 – 3:00

Annotate Across the Earth!

Learn to annotate over the Earth using Google Maps an exclusive suite of Promethean’s apps. Get tips and tricks on how features like spinner, screen capture, and whiteboard tools take your session to new heights!

2:00 – 3:00

Hide & Seek with ActivInspire

Use ActivInspire to add engagement into your classroom. Discover actions that will allow things to appear, disappear, and transform!

2:00 – 3:00

Deep Sea Expedition

Are you ready to explore the levels of the deep sea and the life that thrives even in the darkest depths? Join us for a deep sea expedition using popular websites and the Promethean Essential Apps.

3:00 – 4:00

Enhance Those Lessons with ActivInspire Activities

Looking for a way to enhance learning with fun activities, using your content? ActivInspire includes an activity builder for an easy way to customize multiple engaging activities with what you need to teach. Utilize the Activities App on the Promethean ActivPanel for even more interactive fun!

3:00 – 4:00

A Deep Dive Into the Promethean Whiteboard App

The whiteboard is a tool that is often underutilized because people don’t know what it can do. Learn how to build/save/share PWB files, discuss student engagement strategies, review graphic organizers, master dual user mode and much more.

3:00 – 4:00

Voice & Choice – Giving Priority to Professional Learning

The time to re-envision professional learning is now! What if a district were to value and respect teachers’ voice and choice in prioritizing optimal learning times, and modes? Promethean Professional Learning solutions can do just that. Learn how a team of Education Consultants and a plethora of online resources that engage and empower teachers to find their own voice and choice in their professional learning.

3:00 – 4:00

Exploring Literature Using Google Earth

Discover innovative ways to supplement a piece of literature by guiding students to use their critical thinking skills to analyze setting and the culture/geographic region encountered by the characters.

4:00 – 5:00

Learning Adventure with Chromebox and PWA

Take your students on a learning adventure that gets them involved in the learning! In this session you will learn how to utilize a Promethean Chromebox with Promethean’s Web Applications on an ActivPanel 6, 7 or 9!

4:00 – 5:00

The First Week of School with Promethean

Teachers know that the routines and culture established in the first week of the school year have the power to affect the entire year in the classroom. Join us to learn “first week tips and tricks” on your Promethean Panel for establishing successful classroom management strategies and building student ownership in the classroom.

4:00 – 5:00

Step Right Up! Engaging Students at the Panel to Enhance Lessons and Outcomes

Engage your students with innovative ways to use the Annotate, Whiteboard, and Spinner Promethean Apps in conjunction with your lesson materials to allow students to become active participants in content.

4:00 – 5:00

Let’s Get Immersive!

Break down infinite barriers with your Promethean ActivPanel and built in Classroom Essential apps. Learn how to transform your classroom by placing the real world into the hands of your students to move, manipulate, and explore. In this workshop you will walk away with dynamic strategies that can be leveraged for project-based learning and incorporate AR, VR, and immersive experiences to transform teaching and learning across any content area.

5:00 – 6:00

Spectacular Spinners

Let’s dive into the Promethean spinner app and some unique activities you can do with your students!

5:00 – 6:00

Transforming Accessibility on your Panel

Learn all about the accessibility features built into your panel. Discover how to adjust settings, use the whiteboard, and access external sites to accommodate every learner in your space.

5:00 – 6:00

Around the World and back: Engage your ELL Learners

Use ActivInspire to build containers, use magic eraser, and the resource Browser to engage ELL students. In addition, utilize the Promethean Web Apps in creative ways to promote active engagement with vocabulary and phonics.

5:00 – 6:00

Great Tools for Art and Music

Art and music is for everyone! Discover a collection of art and music websites and whiteboard techniques that can be used to enhance subjects of all kinds.

6:00 – 7:00

ActivInspire in the Secondary English Classroom

ActivInspire is for secondary classrooms also! Discover creative ways to deliver and enhance instruction for the secondary English and ELD classroom using ActivInspire.

6:00 – 7:00

ActivInspire for Primary

Come explore different ways to create a variety of learning activities to use with your primary students.

6:00 – 7:00

Leveraging the ActivPanel for Student to Student Discussion

Enhance the skills that your students already have with Classroom Essentials apps. Whether you are just starting out with student led discussions in your classroom, or you are already a pro, you will walk away with some actionable next steps to try in your classroom with your ActivPanel!

6:00 – 7:00

Creating Customized Whiteboard Content

This session will focus on creating templates to use in your everyday workflow, utilizing the whiteboard features, and how to create library of easy to access lessons.

7:00 – 8:00

Enhance Learning with Promethean Web Apps

Wondering how to enhance your lesson with Promethean Web Apps? Tune in for best practices for crafting engaging lessons with our Promethean Web Apps.

7:00 – 8:00

Going Camping with ActivInspire

Let’s go camping! Come build a campsite with me as we explore the tools within ActivInspire to make lessons more interactive and engaging for students.

7:00 – 8:00

SEL with Promethean Apps

Need easy, engaging ways to incorporate SEL activities into your classroom? Discover how the preinstalled Promethean Apps on the ActivPanel can transform SEL teaching and learning.

7:00 – 8:00

Student Engagement Using the Whiteboard

Join us for tips and tricks using the Promethean Whiteboard app! nAnnotate over screenshots, have two students working simultaneously with Multi-User Mode, rub & reveal worksheets, layering pictures and so much more. Most importantly, all the whiteboard pages can be saved and accessed easily with just a tap of your finger.