In their Leveraging Learning institutes, the Auburn School Department helps participants learn how to successfully design and implement an iPad initiative to customize learning for students. The institute’s local and national experts will present their progress to date along with their strategies for success. The institute will provide participants with opportunities to network and learn from others. While Auburn’s Early Elementary iPad Initiative is a kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 implementation, the Institute is designed to support all elementary iPad implementations.

LL2015 Theme is: iPad as a "Thinking Tool" - Beyond Simplicity: Raising the Rigor

“...instruction, schoolwork, learning experiences, and educational expectations that are academically, intellectually, and personally challenging.”

"RIGOR." Glossary of Education Reform. Ed. S. Abbott. Great Schools Partnership, 29 Dec. 2014. Web. 22 Apr. 2015. <>.

LL2015 DATES: Wednesday October 28 through Friday October 30, 2015

LL2015 Registration will open on Wednesday August 19, 2015

Presenters & Resources: Auburn's Early Elementary iPad Initiative Leadership Team will be joined by Dr. Reshan Richards, Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, and Apple Distinguished Educator, Dr. Ruben Puentedura, and other education experts from across the nation.  Resources will be made available through an iTunes U Course.

Registration Cost: The fee of $450 per participant will include all meals from lunch on Wednesday through lunch on Friday (with the exception of Thursday dinner) as well as a pre-conference Virtual Classroom Visit on Wednesday.

Participants: Schools and Districts are encouraged to send teams.

Space: LL2015 will be limited to 140 participants.

Where: Auburn, Maine - the home of Auburn's Early Elementary iPad Initiative. Sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch and the Auburn School Department.

LL2015 - Leveraging Learning: the iPad in Elementary Grades

"In 17 years of teaching I have never been to a conference that has spurred my thinking as much as this one. The firm basis in research and pedagogy makes the difference. Each session sparked ideas, deepened my understanding and/or challenged my thinking."

Lydia Leimbach - Technology Integrator – Hall-Dale Schools - RSU 2 (Dresden, Farmingdale, Hallowell, Monmouth and Richmond, Maine)