Laussane Learning Institute
1-day Workshop

Today's Focus: Deep Dive into Globally Collaborative Projects

Goal: Develop a 3-minute elevator pitch for a new or revised globally collaborative project that you can implement next year. These pitches will be shared during our last session today in a small-group format.

9:00 - 9:20
Introductions & Getting Started
Please share your goals for today's workshop here

What do these 3 photos have in common?
Why is this important for our students?
9:20 - 10:30
Session 1
Jigsaw Readings & Discussion
  • Collaboration
  • SAMR Model
  • Design Cycle
  • PLNs

Task: Select a topic/unit that you would like to enhance for this school year. Document your thinking on this Google Doc.
10:30 - 10:45
Break

10:45 - 12:00
Session 2
Exploring the SAMR model
  • What is it?
  • Why is it useful?
  • What are some examples we can explore?

Task: Describe the SAMR stages for your project idea. Where does it fall? Why? Document your thinking on this Google Doc.
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch

1:00 - 2:15
Session 3
Developing your PLN
  • Why do teachers need a PLN?
  • How can you build your PLN?
  • What tools can you use that can be useful when you design globally collaborative projects for your students?

Task: Determine some of the tools you plan to use in your project? What makes these tools the right ones for the task? Document your thinking on this Google Doc.
2:15 - 2:30
Break

2:30 - 3:45
Session 4
The Design Cycle & Project Pitches
  • What is the Technology Design Cycle?
  • How does this project help develop independent learners?

Sharing your project in a 3-minute elevator pitch. Your pitch should include:
  • The grade level, subject area and unit you plan to revise
  • The goal of your project (product or outcome for your students)
  • The SAMR level that fits best
  • The tools you plan to use
  • The structure for how you plan to support your students in meeting their goal

Before you give your pitch, please make sure you have documented your thinking on this Google Doc.
3:45 - 4:00
Wrap-up
Final discussion
Please share your thoughts on today's workshop using this feedback survey (thank you!)