Over the past few years hundreds of teachers have started to flip their classrooms in order to address the issue of too much curriculum to cover, too little time to do it in, and too many students with different learning paces, styles and needs. These teachers are asking the question “What is the best use of face to face time with students in class?”
Teachers who have successfully flipped often talk about the fact that they have more time in class to develop positive relationships, allowing more individualization and guidance. Flipped learning can allow more class time to be spent on active learning that promotes higher order thinking. Flipped learning can also enable students to take their learning further and explore their passions or to inquire deeper into the content as there is more time and flexibility for students to explore their own interests around a subject. We will explore all of these ideas during this extended session.
The session will be divided into 3 main sections:
- Understanding how a flipped classroom approach can support student learning
- Exploring different methods teachers can use to produce videos for flipped learning – during this section participants will explore open educational resources, make a screencast and publish it to an online platform
- Consider how best to use class time once the content instruction is being delivered at home
Maggie Hos-McGrane has been teaching in international schools for over 25 years and is the Director of Educational Technology at the American School of Bombay. Maggie is a Google Certified Teacher and has presented at conferences in Europe, Asia, North America and South America about ICT integration into the IB programmes. She has co-presented sessions and workshops on starting a BYOD programme, mobile learning, conducting a tech audit and personalizing professional learning at the ISTE Conferences from 2013-2015. This year, Maggie has led several face to face and online workshops on flipped learning. Maggie is passionate about helping teachers to use technology to improve student learning.