The SAMRai Journey

SAMRai for All provides teachers an opportunity to nurture and develop effective skills within their assigned duties. SAMRai for allows participants an opportunity to collaborate and creatively think of strategies to address current learning challenges. This five-week course also allows participants to enhance their teaching strategies and learning experiences using technology. This SAMRai course offers educators the opportunity to strengthen and enhance their practices. This course uses the TPACK framework along with Challenge-Based Learning, and Knowles Adult Learning Theory. Once participants identify areas of improvement they would like to target, their task is to bring all their resources together into a coherent plan to facilitate the change needed to improve learning opportunities for students and teachers.

Traditional Learning

  • 5 Workshops once a week every Thursday
  • SAMRai Workshops are offered through the school year
  • Each cohort is hosted in one of the 4 district regions
  • The starting time allows for participants to make it on time

Job-Embedded Learning

  • SAMRai can be offered as a PLC per site request
  • Teachers can request a make up session during the school day
  • Teachers can request assistance


Upon completion the participants will receive

  • Certificate demonstrating your completion of the SAMRai Certification Program
  • E-mail signature that can be used within CVUSD
  • Recognition of your SAMRai status at the district board meeting
  • Your very own SAMRai T-Shirt

In addition participants will also

  • Become cognizant of the technology they select and be more inclined to explore
  • Be more incline to apply the 4 Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration) in their instructional planning
  • Become more aware of media literacy, visual literacy, and network literacy
  • Become more aware of learning goals, the processes, technology and communication


  • Personalized attention due to the small number of participants
  • Time allowed to network ideas and best practices
  • Peer coaching during and after the couses

Come join us and become one of the hundreds of SAMRai graduates throughout our district. I'm not just one of the instructors, im also a samrai graduate.

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