Thursday, August 22, 2013
Afternoon Session

6th-8th Grade Social Studies Teachers
  • Carol Byland
  • Barbi Chisholm (out of town)
  • Katie Kayastha
  • Matt Muto
  • Kim Zeman-Tomkins (no response)
  • Jennie Popovic


12:30 - 1:00 Warm Up and What's Up?
1:00 - 1:45 Welcome to a Professional Learning Community and SAMR
1:45 - 2:45 Cool Tools for Schools!!!!
2:45 - 3:00 Circle Back - how does your plan of action fit into the SAMR model
3:00 - 3:30 Roll Out and other logistics

  • BEACH BALL activity - talk about your summer vacation
  • Our Professional Learning Community:
    • Tools/Skills Instruction - Online videos (Liz)
    • Coaching/Co-Teaching and Co-Planning (Paula)
    • Release Time/Small group meetings (Liz)
    • Observations- visit another teacher who is doing something special (Liz)
    • Sharing and showcasing lessons and teachers - team and faculty meetings, newsletter (Paula)
SAMR Activity
    • Find your partner: notecards - to make pairs (peanut butter & jelly, salt & pepper, etc.)
    • Sit with your partner and watch this YouTube video which introduces the SAMR Model. This video was shortened using YouTube Video Editor.
    • With your partner, view the video and take notes using the Cornell form provided to you.
    • Each pair comes back and shares with group through a Linoit SAMR - give examples of each of the four levels of tech integration and add them

Cool Tech Tools Activity
  • Action Plan - make a plan that you will be able to follow through with during this school year


ROLLOUT & LOGISTICS - Expectations: