Professional Development

SAMR Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills: 10/15 @ 4:00PM CST, sponsored by MyInfinitec.org

Are you looking for ways to leverage the power of technology to help students develop 21st Century Skills? Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of an activity the greater the educational benefit. This webinar will demonstrate how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels. Join Susan Oxnevad as she looks at some traditional learning tasks focusing on 21st century research and writing, and walks them up the SAMR ladder to demonstrate how how to transform your teaching and "Teach Above the Line."

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SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit for Successful Tech Integration: 11/5 @ 4:00 PM CST, sponsored by MyInfinitec.org 

Are you looking for ways to leverage the power of technology to help students develop 21st Century Skills? Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of an activity the greater the educational benefit. The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools that are appropriate for the task. This webinar will explore some flexible digital tools and resources to help you develop your own digital toolkit for designing learning experiences at each level of the SAMR model. Start at your current level and learn to walk your lessons up the SAMR ladder to transform your teaching and “Teach Above the Line”.

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Create Interactive Multimedia Graphics for Teaching and Learning: 11/12 @ 4:00 PM EST, sponsored by Simple K12


Are you looking for a free and user friendly digital tool to help you create engaging, student-centered learning experiences that meet the diverse learning needs of the students in your classroom? In this webinar, we will explore ThingLink, a digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive graphic. Add video, images, audio, and links to any content on the Web with the click of a button. This amazing tool allows users to pack a lot of content into a small space. Join Susan Oxnevad as she provides inspiring examples and easy-to-follow instructions to help you add ThingLink to your digital toolkit of resources.

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Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs: 11/16 @ 3:00 PM EST, sponsored by Simple K12 


Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? One way of doing so is by using digital writing and Google Docs, the documents editor available in Google Drive. Since Google Docs is collaborative and available 24/7, students using Google Docs often write more frequently and better than when given traditional paper and pencil writing tasks. Join Susan Oxnevad as she shows how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. She will explain how to fully utilize the latest Google Docs features, such as integrated reference tools and collaborative revision tools to help you and your students embrace digital writing.

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Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core: 11/19 @ 4:00 PM EST, sponsored by Simple K12

Are you struggling with ways to implement and manage the Common Core aligned classroom? The seamless integration of technology into the Common Core supports learning through active participation. This webinar will show how an adjustment in traditional instructional practices can be the key to maintaining your sanity, while providing students with the types of effective, differentiated learning experiences required. Join Susan Oxnevad as she explores digital tools and strategies to support successful implementation of the Common Core Standards.

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SAMR Through the Lens of Common Core Standards: 12/3 @ 4:00 CST, sponsored by MyInfinitec.org

Are you looking for ways to leverage the power of technology to help students develop 21st Century Skills? Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR).The higher the level of an activity the greater the educational benefit. This webinar will demonstrate how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels. Join Susan Oxnevad as she looks at some traditional learning tasks, aligns them to the Common Core Standards, and walks them up the SAMR ladder to show how to transform your teaching and "Teach Above the Line."

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