So the plan: We'll do a quick mini lesson on SAMR model (we'll do the SAMR swimming pool, I prefer the this model because it doesn't make teachers feel like their constantly at the bottom where as the swimming pool keeps everyone at a horizontal level). The teachers will be split into groups and each group will go watch a video explaining SAMR and then take part in a Padlet discussion. Once the teachers have been given enough time to do this we'll come back together and discuss thoughts. I'll also do a quick mini lesson on blended learning and the iPad apps they will use. At that point, I'll hand out my general no tech lesson for them to look over and discuss. Teachers will stay with their groups and we will begin modeling station rotation - each station will focus on a part of the SAMR model (see the website I added for the lesson plans). My station will focus on the purpose behind giving students an authentic audience and how this really pushes that M lesson into the deep end of the pool making it an R lesson. We will also talk about how this really changes the work students do; when they know individuals outside the classroom will be seeing, watching, or reading what they've done it takes on a whole new meaning for them. Finally we'll come back together after and discuss the various stations as well as thoughts they may have had. One big focus will be explaining to them that it's okay to stay in the S and A levels, it's not always about just getting to R and that sometimes the lesson may be better served without technology and that's oaky too!
Very excited to see how this plays out, be sure to look for updates.