A FLIPPED CLASSROOM WORKSHOP
For YOUR School!
Pre-Workshop Assignment (yes … the workshop is flipped a bit too!)
Getting Familiar with the Flipped Classroom by examining other teacher’s stories
- Flip your classroom through reverse instruction, by John Sowash
- Why I Flipped my Classroom by Katie Gumbar (in a nutshell – enabling differentiation!)
- 5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Flipped My Class by John Sowash
- It can take more time than you might think
- DO feel encouraged to leverage existing content from other teachers/experts
- Not all students will like it – they will have to work more!
- Ease in – you don’t have to flip every lesson!
- Plan for how you will use class time
9 – 9:45 AM Introductions, Pre-Work Review, Ensuring Engagement
- Introductions and Agenda Review
- Discuss Reflective Discussion Forum Posts (from Pre-Work)
- Techniques to help ensure that students engage with flipped learning content
- Notes (Outlines, Complete, Cornell, etc.)
- Reflective Post
- WSQ – http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/5-reasons-why-i-love-the-wsq-watch-summarize-question-method/
- KWL – http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/using-the-k-w-l-method-to-help-ensure-content-engagement-in-the-flipped-classroom/
- Quizzes – embedded (tools: EduCanon, EdPuzzle, ed.ted.com, etc.)
- “Easter Eggs”
9:45 – 10:15 Tools for Creating Content
- Screencasting – Free Tools like Educreations and Screencast-o-matic will be discussed, and a brief overview of higher end tool Camtasia. Techniques for ensuring good quality screencasts will be shared.
- Voicing Over PowerPoint – http://www.emergingedtech.com/2012/12/add-voice-over-to-powerpoint-presentations-in-5-easy-steps/
- Educreations (iPad & web based)
- Screenchomp (iPad)
- Doceri (iPad)
- ExplainEverything (iPad)
- Article discussing how to screencast from iPad via Mac: http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cInob2VIaL
- Camtasia – Going ‘Pro’
- Techniques for Good Screencasts – http://www.emergingedtech.com/2013/03/dozens-of-tips-techniques-for-creating-high-quality-engaging-screencasts/
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Screencasting Alternatives
- Screencasting Alternatives – A number of free tools for creating, ‘mashing up’, or otherwise delivering digital content to create new custom learning materials.
(Get an intro to each of these tools in my ‘3 Minute Teaching With Technology Tutorial’ Video Series: http://www.emergingedtech.com/3-minute-teaching-with-technology-tip-video-tutorial-series/).
- ted.ed.com (build a lesson around a video with ease!)
- EdPuzzle (embed questions in videos)
- Lessonpaths, Blendspace
- Movenote, Tackk
EXERCISE: Select a tool for creating some content using one of the screencasting alternatives above
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 Review Lesson Materials Created
1:30 – 2:00 Planning How to Use Class Time
- Review and Reinforce (my approach re: WSQ, review, apply)
- Active Learning (http://www.emergingedtech.com/2013/11/flipping-the-classroom-facilitates-these-5-active-learning-methods-and-much-more/)
- Inquiry Learning
- MakerMovement: Students Creating Presentations, Web Pages, etc.
- Mastery Learning – http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/flipping-awesome-enabling-mastery-learning-in-the-flipped-classroom/
- Peer Instruction – http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/peer-instruction-and-flipped-learning-perfect-together/
2:00 – 3:00 EXERCISE: Draft a Flipped Lesson Plan
Write a Flipped Lesson Plan, for just one lesson. Be sure to consider:
- How you will introduce the learning material they will consume outside of class?
- What specific content (videos, text, audio?) will students be required to consume?
- What measures will you employ to help ensure that students engage with the content?
- How you use the valuable face-to-face classroom time you have now made available in the next class session?
Collaborating to Review and Enhance Each Other’s Lesson Plans
- We will review each other’s Drafted Lesson Plans and look for opportunities to improve on them. This should provide good ground for deeper thinking and idea generation about additional flipped lesson plans you will be creating, and related considerations.
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:30 Overcoming Objections
- Technology Limitations – Students with limited access to content: http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/how-to-make-sure-students-have-access-to-flipped-learning-content/
- Embrace Administration!
- Explain to your administrators what you are doing and seek their buy-in, so they can be prepared to help overcome objections that parents (and other teachers) may have
- Example Parent Letters
- Getting Your Peers on Board – Overcoming Misperceptions
3:30 – 3:45 Resources for Learning More
3:45 – 4:00 Review, Wrap Up