SETTING THE STAGE (To be reviewed before the session begins.)

Session Overview
In this session, participants will...

Focusing Questions
What are?
How can I?

The following materials are used in this session:

The following resources are used in this session.

INSTRUCTION (Typically lasts about 20% of session.)

Framing the Session
Give participants an introduction and purpose/reason why you are teaching this session:
“In our last session, we…”
"In speaking with some of you I've heard that..."
"Your teachers have been telling me that..."

Demonstrate for participants how to:
“Watch me as I show you how…”

Guided Practice
Guide participants through the process of:
“Now it is your turn to try it.”

WORK TIME (Typically lasts about 60–70% of session.)

Getting Started
Tell participants what they will be doing during their work time, and how much time they have:
“Take the next 30 minutes to..., and then we will come back together and share.”

Participant Activity
Participants will...
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5

Facilitator Conferring
Circulate around the room and confer with participants. Make sure that, Check for, Try to guide, Suggest that, If participants finish early, etc.

Take note of particularly good examples of work that can be presented during the Share.

SHARE (Typically lasts about 10–20% of session.)

Ask selected participants to share particularly good examples of their work.
Lead a discussion about how this work addresses the focusing questions.



Each session contains the following components and can be conducted in 45–60 minutes:

Session Overview
This is a concise summary of the session, and how it fits into the training series as a whole.

Focusing Questions
These are the specific questions that guide the session. The purpose of the session is to address these questions.

This is a list of all materials that the facilitator must make sure are present at the training site, including technology resources.

All handouts can be found linked from the Resources section of the participant agenda. Participants will be able to access these materials online during the session, but the facilitator should review them ahead of time, and any instructional support charts should be posted in the room before the session begins.

Framing the Session
The facilitator explains to the participants what will be covered in this session, how it fits into the training series as a whole, and how it may be incorporated into their reflective practice.

This is a short period of facilitator-led instruction designed to prepare the participants for their work time. The facilitator might demonstrate a specific use of technology in an authentic curricular context, selected participants might be invited to share relevant experiences, or the group as a whole might contribute to a shared brainstorming list. The facilitator should be careful to avoid giving a lengthy lecture or straying too far from the focusing questions.

Guided Practice
Sometimes it is helpful for the facilitator to walk the participants through a process step by step. This gives the participants the hands-on experience of work time before losing the scaffolding of facilitator-led instruction.

Getting Started
The facilitator gives instructions to the participants for their work time, and lets them know what they will be expected to share at the end of the session.

Participant Activity
Participants are given time to practice the specific process they have seen demonstrated. They may be working independently, with a partner, or in small groups.

Facilitator Conferring
As participants work, the facilitator moves around the room holding short conferences to help guide the work and make it more productive. The facilitator should be at eye level with participants during each conference. These conversations need not be especially private; the facilitator may invite someone sitting nearby to listen in. If common needs among the group emerge, they can either be addressed immediately or during the sharing time.

Participants gather at the end of the session to demonstrate what they have done, discuss experiences they have had, and reflect on what they have learned. This is an opportunity to return to the focusing questions that began the session, and discuss what has been accomplished in the interval.

This section acknowledges those who contributed to the creation of this session.