Event description

Join Kim Cofino on 30-31 August for Transforming Your Classroom: Using the SAMR Model to Integrate Technology.

Teaching internationally can be a real adventure. The excitement, enthusiasm and challenge that comes with our everyday experiences are what makes teaching internationally so rewarding. You’re already a risk taker! One of the most exciting ways to take risks in your classroom is to use technology to redefine the way we teach and learn.

The SAMR model of curriculum development highlights 4 phases of growth (between enhancement and transformation): substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition.

Together with the workshop participants, Kim Cofino will explore new ways to move towards transformation in your classroom. From new pedagogical approaches, to effective technology tools, to transferrable skills, and a deeper understanding of digital citizenship, we will use this workshop as another exciting opportunity to take a risk and try something new!

EARCOS Members: US$55

NON-Members: US$160

Please click here for registration to this event

Essential Questions:

What does transformative learning look like?

How can we transform learning for all students?

How can we use technology tools and skills to redefine the way that students and teachers learn?

Participants will:

Explore emerging pedagogical approaches, including game based learning, global collaboration, and the flipped classroom.

Develop a deeper understanding of the SAMR and TPACK models for curriculum development.

Discover opportunities for embedding digital citizenship within existing units and structures at your school.

Share and review examples of transformative learning in schools around the world.

Build technology skills with a variety of transformative tools.

Apply workshop learning to collaboratively create a unit of work that transforms their classroom.


Day 1: August 30th 2014, Saturday

7:30 – 8:00Registration/Morning Coffee
8:00 –8:30Welcome/Workshop Overview
8:30-10:30Session 1: Setting the Stage
10:45-12:00Session 2: Transforming Your Classroom
12:00 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:00Session 3: SpeedGeeking
2:00 – 2:15Break
2:30 – 3:30Session 4: Getting Practical
3:30 – 4:00Wrap Up/Reflection

Day 2: August 31st 2014, Sunday

8:00-8:30Morning Coffee/Group Photo
8:30 – 9:00Day 2 Overview
9:00 – 10:00Session 5: Designing Transformative Learning Experiences
10:00 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Session 6: Collaborative Work TIme
11:30 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 3:00Session 7: Sharing, Feedback & Next Steps
3:00 – 3:30Workshop Wrap-Up/Closing


Payment Instructions: After you complete registration, please make payment before 20th August 2014 to NIST International School. Bank transfer payment should be made to:

Bank Name:                Siam Commercial  Bank PLC.

Branch:                        Soi Chaiyot

Address:                      5 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Klongtoey Nua, Bangkok 10110

A/C Name:                  NIST International School

Bank A/C #:                 040-2-52210-3 (Savings Account)

SWIFT Address:           SICOTHBK

After the payment is made, please scan the proof and send it to [email protected]

Include in your email subject line “Transforming your Classroom”.