Infusing Technology Using the SAMR Model
A competency-based learning program to help educators understand and implement each phase of the SAMR model
SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.
This series of micro-credentials will help educators understand and implement each of the four phases of the SAMR model.
The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to substitute instruction
The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to augment instruction.
The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to modify and support instruction.
The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to redefine instruction.
The Infusing Technology Using the SAMR Model micro-credential program provides an opportunity for districts to implement personalized, competency-based professional learning around a core set of teaching skills. BloomBoard programs are designed to engage educators in their own growth via learning by doing, and getting recognition and credit for it. Participants will:
The SAMR micro-credential stack is issued by The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, an organization that advances education through innovation in teaching, learning, and leadership. Bringing together educational professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and other community members, the Friday Institute is a center for fostering collaborations to improve education. They conduct research, develop educational resources, provide professional development programs for educators, advocate to improve teaching and learning, and help inform policy-making.
Create individualized learning pathways
Access curated content collections
Engage in growth-oriented dialogue with peers
Create a portfolio of learning achievements
Micro-credentials are modular, competency-based credentials for professional learning that recognize demonstrated mastery of skills and prior knowledge. Micro-credentials are:
Each micro-credential goes through an approval process with Digital Promise, the thought leaders in competency-based education. To guide the development of micro-credentials, Digital Promise has designed a framework to ensure that each micro-credential:
After earning this Growth Mindset micro-credential, teachers will have demonstrated competency in using growth-oriented feedback and language to reinforce a focus on student growth. Additionally they can:
BloomBoard is the professional learning platform that is changing the way educators grow and learn by facilitating a shift toward ‘learning by doing’ using micro-credentials. Our competency-based professional learning programs provide state and district leaders with an effective way to offer educators personalized learning opportunities specific to their growth goals and recognize them (both formally and informally) for the skills they’ve demonstrated in the classroom.
Competency-based professional learning is gaining momentum across the United States as states and districts are looking to implement competency-based approaches to learning as opposed to traditional course-based structures.