Technology Times

April 27, 2015

Free Webinar - They are using ONE NOTE!

Reimagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity

Sammamish High School is a comprehensive neighborhood school serving a diverse group of 1,000 students in a suburb of Seattle. Over the last five years the school has undergone a renewal process by cultivating teacher leadership and community partnerships. Teachers have been developing problem-based learning curriculum (PBL) in order to deepen learning, teach 21st century skills, and increase college and career readiness. PBL at Sammamish is defined by seven key elements: authentic problems, authentic assessments, student voice, culturally responsive instruction, developing expertise, academic discourse, and collaboration. With a shift towards this new pedagogy came an increased need for technology access. In the fall of 2014 all Sammamish students were given a hybrid PC with digital ink and OneNote Class Notebooks. The 1-to-1 program with software like OneNote has become an integral part of teaching and learning because it facilitates student collaboration, provides increased opportunities for differentiation of instruction, and increases the quality and quantity of feedback.


Eric Ferguson, director of instructional technology, Bellevue School District, Wash.

Bill Palmer, instructional technology curriculum leader, Sammamish High School, Wash.

This webinar will be moderated by Mike Tholfsen, principal program manager, OneNote, Microsoft Corporation

Register now for this free live webinar.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

New Resource for Parents on 21st Century Learning and Citizenship -

P21 has created a free digital toolkit to help parents support their learners in becoming 21st century leaders and citizens. The three-part toolkit was developed with National PTA as a family engagement advisor, and provides an overview of 21st century learning and how citizenship has changed in a digitally and globally connected world, tips and strategies for families, and real world examples of 21st century learning in action. Find out more at