Instructional Practices

Dynamic Instructional Practices Rock our Tech World!

In addition to systematic tech integration through the SAMR tool, here are some signature practices that exemplify the thriving culture of tech integration in Alum Rock!

Districtwide, schools work to increase levels of tech integration through the use of the SAMR model and Tech Integration Matrix tools.  Click here to learn more about the SAMR model.

Project Based Learning (PBL)

Students learn through a specific, methodical, research based learning experience, in which they build their knowledge through research, experience, collaboration and creativity.  PBL provides authentic learning experiences to develop problem solvers of the future!  

Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM)                                                                                                                                                     

STEAM opportunities entice our young Alum Rock minds and build their interest in design thinking and STEAM careers.  Teacher fellows are trained through The Tech Innovative STEAM program and focus on mechanical and software engineering.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)                                                                                                                                                             

MESA is a college and career prep engine that propels student diversity and achievement. Annual competitive opportunities unite students from access to the nation in exciting challenges and  fun learning experiences in math, science and engineering.    

Student Leadership through Media Arts                                                                                                                                                                         

Throughout Alum Rock, young minds are collaborating, designing, and creating!  Their studies in communication through film, photography, video, computer/digital arts, and interactive media, are evident in an array of media arts publications, including YouTube channels, and film/sound studio productions.