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Friday, November 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
'Climbing the SAMR Ladder: E- Learning Adventures from Edmunds Elementary School'

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Students and teachers from Edmunds Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont have been climbing Ruben Puendetura’s SAMR ladder, aspiring to effectively experience the modification and transformation levels of this best practice model of technology integration.

Join two second grade teachers and a technology integration specialist as they share their e-learning experiences while transitioning from the one iPad classroom to a shared iPad environment. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned during classroom units such as, "If this Building Could Talk" and "Echo and E-books". During these projects, students used community resources (i.e., local library, state university, science center) and their iPads to develop inquiry questions, research, document, cite evidence, articulate understanding and share their work with a larger audience. In the classroom, student teams synthesized their learning and collaborated to create and publish e-books with titles such as, “Newts and Mudpuppies: Different and Alike” and promotional videos such as, “Stories from Long Ago: Old Mill”.

What community resources are available in your area and how can you leverage these to support student learning? What apps can be used across disciplines to meet multiple learning objectives? What is the best way to share e-books across platforms? These are some of the questions we will address during this session. Interact with student work samples that represent CCSS ELA standards, gather resources for a shared iPad classroom that lead to modification and transformational uses of technology and learn about the professional development model that kickstarted these learning opportunities.

Edmunds Elementary is a K-5 school in Burlington, Vermont with 360 students, 23 languages and is located .5 mile from Lake Champlain.


Janet Bellavance

Janet Bellavance, Edmunds Elementary SchoolJanet has been teaching for thirty years. She received her undergraduate degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her Masters degree in Special Education from Saint Michael's College. She has been teaching at Edmunds Elementary... Read More →
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Heather McMorris

2nd grade teacher, Edmunds Elementary
Heather McMorris has been teaching for 17 years, and has taught grades 1-6. Heather has B.A.s in Elementary Education and History from Saint Michael’s College and a M.A.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashford University. She has been teaching at Edmunds Elementary school for... Read More →
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Amy Truchon

Tech Integration S, Burlington School District
Amy has been an elementary Technology Integration Specialist for fifteen years. Amy was formerly a grades 5-6 multi-age teacher. She has a Masters in Education from St. Michael’s College and a BA from Middlebury College. She is a Google Certified Educator. Amy has presented at... Read More →

Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Library Media Specialists, Special Education Specialists

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