Saranac Lake School District – Flipped Math Classroom Workshop


8:30 – 9:15 AM Introductions, Getting to Know the Flipped Classroom

  • Introductions
  • 4 Focal Areas:
    • Content
    • Content engagement
    • Changing how you use class time
    • Overcoming obstacles and objections
  • Workshop Outcomes
    • Awareness of an array of techniques and tools to help ensure that students engage with digital learning content
    • Gain familiarity with a variety of tools to create screencasts and other interactive flipped learning content
    • Awareness of a variety of techniques help ensure that screencasts are engaging
    • Start preparing to change how you class time (active learning and beyond)
    • Be prepared to overcome various obstacles and possible objections to implemented flipped instruction
  • Agenda Review
  • Beginning to Explore the Flipped Classroom by examining other teacher’s stories
  • Easing in: A little flip can go a long way

9:15 – 9:30 Techniques to help ensure that students engage with flipped learning content

9:30 – 10:15 Screen Casting & Video Content

10:15 – 10:30 * Break *

10:30 – 11:15 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:

  • Movenote
  • EduCanon & Zaption (embed questions in video)
  • Lessonpaths & Blendspace
  • Tackk

11:15 – 12:00 EXERCISE: Select one of the content creation tools we’ve discussed and take it for a quick test drive!

Please send a link or a file to me at, so we can take a look at it after lunch.

12:00 – 1:00 * Lunch *

1:00 – 1:30 Review Lesson Materials Created

Let’s look at some examples of what you created and discuss challenges, observations, ideas.

1:30 – 2:00 Evolving How You Use Class Time

2:00 – 2:30 EXERCISE: Draft a Flipped Lesson Plan

Outline a Flipped Lesson Plan, for just one lesson. Be sure to consider:

  • What is the topic you are creating this flipped lesson for?
  • How you will introduce the learning material (in class) that they will consume outside of class?
  • What specific content (videos, text, audio?) will students be required to consume for this lesson?
  • How will you deliver the content to the students?
  • What measures will you employ to help ensure that students engage with the content?
  • How will now you use the valuable face-to-face classroom time you have made available in the next class session?

Email your outline to me at We will review a few of them.

2:30 – 3:00 Overcoming Objections & Objections 

Resources for Continuing your Flipped Learning Journey