1-day Workshop

Today's Focus: Deep Dive into Transformative Learning Through SAMR

Goal: Develop a 3-minute elevator pitch for a new or revised project you can implement this year that works toward transformational learning. These pitches will be shared during our last session today in a small-group format.

9:00 - 9:30
Introductions & Getting Started
Please share your goals for today's workshop here

What connections can you make to this photo?
How can this photo inspire us for today's workshop?
9:30 - 12:00

(Break 10:30 -
Session 1: Setting the Stage
Jigsaw Readings & Discussion

Task: Select a topic/unit that you would like to enhance for this school year. Document your thinking on this Google Doc.

How are you feeling about these ideas? Share your thoughts on this padlet.
12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:15
Session 2: Getting Practical
Exploring the SAMR model
  • What is it?
  • Why is it useful?
  • What are some examples we can explore?

Task: Describe the SAMR stages for your project idea. Where does it fall? Why? Document your thinking on this Google Doc.
2:30 - 2:45

2:45 - 3:45
Session 3
Developing your PLN
  • Why do teachers need a PLN?
  • How can you build your PLN?
  • What tools can you use that can be useful when you design transformative projects for your students?

Task: Determine some of the tools you plan to use in your project? What makes these tools the right ones for the task? Document your thinking on this Google Doc.

Sharing your project in a 3-minute elevator pitch. Your pitch should include:
  • The grade level, subject area and unit you plan to revise
  • The goal of your project (product or outcome for your students)
  • The SAMR level that fits best
  • The tools you plan to use
  • The structure for how you plan to support your students in meeting their goal

Before you give your pitch, please make sure you have documented your thinking on this Google Doc.
3:45 - 4:00
Final discussion
Please share your thoughts on today's workshop using this feedback survey (thank you!)