REACH Timeframes

True integration takes time and resources.  DGF is utilizing the SAMR model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura to assist with the short and long term goals/objectives.  Realistically, there isn't one solution that meets all of the different needs for different kids.  Our job is to utilize proven solutions that help and enhance the learning process for kids during their K-12 tenure and to ensure the sustainability of this type of initiative.  Communicating and prioritizing short and long term goals are an important part of this process. 

Listed below are the time frames that are unique to DGF.

  • Spring of 2014 - Finalize the rollout details (expectations, timeframes and devices).
  • Summerr of 2014 - Infrastrucutre updates at Dilworth site, some at Glyndon site.
  • Fall of 2014 - Issue devices to MS students.
  • Fall of 2014/Spring of 2015 - Assess areas of strength and weakness.
  • Summer of 2015 - Infrastrucutre updates at Glyndon site.
  • Fall of 2015 - Issue devices to HS students.
  • Fall of 2015/Ongoing - Assessments to show ongoing growth.
  • Fall of 2016 - Issue devices to students in grades 3-5.
  • Fall of 2017 - Issue devices to students in grades K-2

  Listed below is the SAMR model with examples and timeframes.

Substitution (1-2 years)Technology allows acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change.Use Google Earth instead of an Atlas to locate a place.
Augmentation (2-3 years)Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement.Use Google Earth rulers to measure the distance between two places.
Modification (3-4 years)Technology allows for significant task redesign.Use Google Earth layers such as panoramio and 360 cities to research locations.
Redefinition (3-5 years)Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable.Create a narrated Google Earth guided tour and share this online.