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.
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).
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.
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
- Introductions and Agenda Review
- Who I am
- Who you are
- Getting Familiar with the Flipped Classroom by examining other teacher’s stories (discuss assigned content from Sowash and Gumbar, and additional examples)
- 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
- Discuss Reflective Discussion Forum Posts
- Aaron Sams’ Flipped Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHYm7U0ePWY
- Job Bergmann – Clearing up a Misconception (‘Flipped Learning’ and Phys Ed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHM5ypLCiBA (also ‘how to watch instructional videos – i.e. take notes, build in interactivity!)
- “The Flip is NOT Just for Math and Science” article
- My current use of the flip (in an introductory Emerging Information Technology college course)
- Techniques to help ensure that students engage with flipped learning content
- Notes Outlines
- Reflective Post (tools: LMS, Tackk, Facebook, Edmodo)
- 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
- Quizzes @ start of next class and similar constructs
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Tools for Creating Content
- Screencasting – Free Tools like Educreations and Screencast-o-matic will be demonstrated, along with higher end tools like Camtasia. Techniques for ensuring good quality screencasts will be discussed.
- Voicing Over PowerPoint – http://www.emergingedtech.com/2012/12/add-voice-over-to-powerpoint-presentations-in-5-easy-steps/
- Other web based tools: Screenr, Jing
- 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/
- 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/).
- EduCanon (embed questions in video)
- Zaption (embed questions in video)
- Presentation Alternatives – Two Faves – PowToon & Prezi
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
- 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/
2:30 – 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
- 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
- Todd Nelsoney (English) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uqiDznW6T24f320Q7P4mnpktManh_Loj0tcsSfUlI18/edit
- Todd Nelsoney (English)
- Getting Your Peers on Board – Overcoming Misperceptions
3:35 – 3:45 Resources for Learning More
- See the resources in the eBook
- FCW & EET on Social Media
- Twitter Hashtags #flipclass and #flippedlearning
- Favorite Books –
- Bergmann and Sams – Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day
- Bergmann and Sams – Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement
- (I will be releasing a new book next year!)
3:45 – 4:00 Review, Wrap Up
Polishing our Plan
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