Raleigh, NC Full Day Flipped Classroom Workshop 11-20-14

Workshop Pre-Work

Hi Everyone! In the spirit of the flip, I am asking everyone to do a little work prior to the workshop, to provide you each a little more insight into flipped teaching and learning, and set the stage for dialogue and deeper learning.

I’m looking forward to meeting each of you and working together on the 20th! Also, a reminder to PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING YOUR LAPTOPS OR TABLETS, as this will be a hands on session.

Thanks. – Kelly

Please watch and read these videos and articles, and access and participate in the discussion board, in preparation for the workshop.

Read …

Flip your classroom through reverse instruction, by John Sowash

This article, from 2010, is becoming dated but in addition to providing a good look at one teacher’s flipped classroom story, it also serves to remind us that this is not as new an idea as many might think. Bergmann and Sams had the first “FlipCon” conference back in 2007, and the first relevant documented reference to “reverse instruction” can be found in the 2000 article, “Inverting the Classroom: A gateway to Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment” by Maureen Lage, Glenn Platt, Michael Treglia (you are NOT expected to read this article, it is just for reference).

Watch …

Why I Flipped my Classroom by Katie Gumbar

Katie provides a great overview of why she decided to flip her classroom. (Katie has created a lot of great videos about flipping the classroom ).

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Flipped My Class by John Sowash

In this video, John gives us a ‘head start’ by getting us thinking about some of the challenges we may need to overcome.

Respond …

Please access this Tackk Board: https://tackk.com/8mj9mt, and provide responses to these questions:

  • Based on the content you watched and read, what did you learn that was surprising about flipped instruction?
  • What did you find most concerning about implementing flipped classroom techniques?




9 – 10:30 AM Introductions, Getting to Know the Flipped Classroom

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 Tools for Creating Content

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 1:45

EXERCISE: Using one of the aforementioned tools, create an example of some flipped learning content

1:45 – 2:00 Review what we created, what we learned, challenges to overcome with creating content

2:00 – 2:30 Planning How to Use Class Time

2:30 – 2:50 EXERCISE: Draft a Flipped Lesson Plan

Write a Flipped Lesson Plan, for just one lesson. Be sure to address:

  • 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?

2:50 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 3:15 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.

3:15 – 3:35 Overcoming Objections

3:35 – 3:45 Resources for Learning More

3:45 – 4:00 Review, Wrap Up

Polishing our Plan



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