Session 1

9:20 - 9:40: Jigsaw 1

In groups, please read and discuss the appropriate article. What are the big ideas/key points that you can take away from this reading?
Please document your thinking here.

Group 1 Readings (Global Collaboration):
  1. Howard Rheingold on How the Five Web Literacies are Becoming Essential Survival Skills
  2. World Without Walls: Learning Well With Others by Will Richardson
  3. Q&A With the Authors of A New Culture of Learning by Steve Denning, Forbes
  4. The Future of Reading and Writing is Collaborative by Heather Chaplin
  5. A Step-by-Step Guide to Global Collaborations by Kim Cofino

Group 2 Readings (the SAMR model):
  1. The SAMR Model by Maggie Hos-McGrain
  2. The SAMR Model
  3. The SAMR Model: From Theory to Practice
  4. Moving from S to R Part 1 and Part 2
  5. SAMRizing subjects (from Learning 2.013)

Group 3 Readings (the Design Cycle):
  1. Creating Independent Learners: The MYP Technology Design Cycle by Kim Cofino
  2. Design Cycle overview from Patrick Henry High School
  3. IBO Overview of Technology Curriculum Group

Group 4 Readings (developing a PLN):
  1. First Steps Toward Becoming a 21st Century Educator by Kim Cofino
  2. Five Tips for Creating a Global Classroom by Kim Cofino
  3. How to Connect Your Students Globally by Kim Cofino
  4. First Steps Towards Becoming a 21st Century Educator by Kim Cofino
  5. 6 Reasons Students Should Have Their Own Blog
  6. Connection - The best professional development for educators (Craig Skinner)
  7. Coincidence or Connection? by Chris Betcher

9:40 - 10:00: Jigsaw 2

In your new groups, please report back on the article you read and discuss the common elements you find in each key element (document your thinking here):
  • Are there any similarities?
  • How do these big ideas apply to education?
  • What do these connections make you think about?

10:00 - 10:15: Whole group discussion

(document through-lines)

10:15 - 10:30: Individual planning time

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