Examination of the SAMR Model for Effective Technology Integration through an Adaptive Leadership Approach

Amie Heatherton *, Jesús H. Trespalacios **
*-** Department of Educational Technology, Boise State University, Idaho, USA.
Periodicity:October - December'2021
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jet.18.3.18314


As a growing number of K-12 school districts and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require educators to blend educational technology into the curriculum, teachers struggle with effective integration practices. Short-term professional development alone fails to support teachers with helpful approaches. To achieve success, educators need ongoing support through effective professional development practices. Educators also need practical tools to guide them to an advanced understanding of meaningful technology integration. Using the SAMR model as a tool could help educators move towards a more extensive understanding of how to integrate technology effectively. Because technology is constantly evolving, an adaptive leadership approach may support educators through this change. This approach assists educators in adapting to changes in education. The adaptive system also encourages problem-solving, creativity, and adjusting to the ever-evolving educational environment. This paper addresses how an adaptive leadership approach can help educators apply the SAMR model for effective technology integration through ongoing professional development. Also addressed is the ethics of character and conduct adaptive leaders face as they support and encourage change.


SAMR Model, Educational Technology, Adaptive Leadership, Professional Development.

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Heatherton, A., and Trespalacios, J. H. (2021). Examination of the SAMR Model for Effective Technology Integration through an Adaptive Leadership Approach. i-manager's Journal of Educational Technology, 18(3), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.26634/jet.18.3.18314


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