Tuesday, February 10, 2009

MLTI Teacher Leader Professional Development

When I searched for the MLTI Student Conference information, I found a related page which describes an effort to provide capacity-building professional development for teacher leaders. Mt. Ararat Middle School and Mt. Ararat High School are both on the drop-down list of participating schools. Who are the Teacher Leaders in MSAD 75 who will participate in this program? What can we do to support their participation and transfer of the ideas back into the District?

MLTI Teacher Leader 2008-09
Online Workshop Information

As presented at the Fall Leadership meetings, the MLTI Team is committed to support the integration of educational technology in MLTI schools through two models: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) and Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR).

We believe that these are useful and powerful models for guiding effective teaching and learning in the 21st Century. As an MLTI Teacher Leader, you have an opportunity to examine the role of these models in your own school’s goals, initiatives, and professional development priorities.

As outlined in this year’s Teacher Leader Agreement Form, your participation in an online workshop is a requirement for qualifying for the MLTI Teacher Leader stipend. MLTI Staff have developed a four-week capacity-building professional development program. ...
When I searched on "SAMR" to verify that I understood that model, I found a Gary Ackerman's post at the NELMS blog about his synopsis and application of the concept to his situation. I enjoyed seeing who played an important role in disseminating this idea to teacher leaders in other districts:
At the Emerging Tech Summit back in January, our keynote speaker (Sally Loughlin, an assistant superintendent from Maine) mentioned the SAMR model of technology integration that was developed a little over 5 years ago by Dr. Ruben Puentedura.

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