Professional Learning | Empower Teachers

Using SAMR and DOK to Design Authentic Learning Opportunities


Across the globe, educators are combining Google Tools with big data and creative multimedia tools to make their lessons more dynamic, engaging, and authentic. (1)  Learn to use the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition model, and the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework to make decisions about technology integration and use. (2) Explore how to create blended lessons using a mix of media tools like Canva, Thinkling, and PowToons with big data sites to engage students in authentic learning activities that promote student creativity and voice. (3) Leave with an official lesson that engages students at a strategic thinking level and uses technology to redefine the learning task.