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Beyond SAMR Ladders & Pools: A Framework for Teaching & Learning

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Tuesday, June 26, 4:15–5:15 pm
Location: W183c

Dave Eisenmann   Sara White  
Develop a larger framework for technology beyond SAMR ladders and pools, which includes authentic real-world learning, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, global perspectives and personalized learning. Discover a way to move beyond simply focusing on technology to successfully create more meaningful, deeper and engaging learning experiences for students.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Collaborator
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Facilitator
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn how to design and implement a roadmap for teaching/learning alignment and move beyond simply focusing on technology implementation. This will include every stage of the process: identifying your district's instructional core values, designing a graphic organizer that unifies the work, developing tools that support deeper understanding and engagement, mapping various programs and districtwide efforts through the lens of the instructional framework, engagement of parents and community members, and delivering in-house training that will grow teacher knowledge and expertise. Designing and implementing an instructional framework has the potential to unify teachers based on 21st century learning; participants will learn how to leverage this dynamic to accelerate progress. The impact comes from the sense that the district is aligned around core instructional values in a meaningful and tangible way. Instruction moves beyond simply whether or not technology is being used to how technology is being used within the dimensions of authentic real-world learning, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, global perspectives, and personalized learning.

Outline

5 mins- Introduction

5 mins- SAMR backstory (partner work on the Good/Bad/Ugly of SAMR; what would make it better, more helpful than solely focusing on technology?)

10 mins- Framework backstory- What it is (instructional core values with emphasis on 21st c skill development) Where it came from (goal of getting all arrows pointed in one direction; simplify teachers’ life in a professional where things are getting more complicated) How it works (dimensions, levels of complexity, guiding documents, etc) Why it’s important (gives real toolkit to teachers for 21st c lesson/unit planning) How it will drive future tech integration (uses levels of complexity like SAMR but with instructional focus) Discuss/Compare and contrast Framework and SAMR with partners.

5 mins- First dimension: Use of Tech- In small groups, work to talk through one of three lesson scenarios and analyze how technology amplifies learning and the Framework moves beyond SAMR.

5 mins- Second dimension: Pick communication, creativity, or collaboration- in new small groups, talk about the levels of use of one of these dimensions and analyze ways to bring instruction and learning to a higher level.

5 mins- Third dimension: Pick communication, creativity, or collaboration- in same small groups, talk about the levels of use of one of these dimensions and analyze ways to bring instruction and learning to a higher level.

5 mins- Professional development focused on and through the Framework lens- how to move the needle forward and focus on deeper learning.

5 mins- Embedding the Framework in curriculum reviews, curriculum writing, innovation work, principal meetings, guiding documents, observations/Danielson framework.

5 mins- Small group discussion/processing next steps to take in your own school/district.

10 mins- Share out and Q & A

Supporting research

Beyond SAMR Ladders & Pools: A Framework for Teaching & Learning: https://goo.gl/Nirjm9

Understanding by Design, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

SAMR, Dr. Ruben Puentedura

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Presenters

Dave Eisenmann, Minnetonka Public Schools

Dave has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services for Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003 and is an assistant professor at Saint Mary's University Minneapolis. He also taught elementary and middle school for eight years. Dave has presented at numerous local and national conferences. He has spoken to over 65,000 students, staff, and parents about digital citizenship and a healthy balance with tech. He has been featured in various news media including Minneapolis NBC. In 2015, the NSBA recognized him as one of the 20 To Watch Educational Technology Leaders in the nation. www.DaveEisenmann.com/about

Sara White, Minnetonka Public Schools

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