Flipped Learning Primer Part III: To Flip or Not To Flip
“Flipped Classroom- You keep on using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think what it means.” With so much information being introduced this can often seem true. When should you flip, how do you flip, what is flipping? In the final webinar in the Flipped Learning Primer series, presenters Aaron Sams and Brian Bennett of the Flipped Learning Network give a Hitchhiker’s Guide to Flipping a classroom. This hour long session discusses everything from appropriate circumstances for flipping your classroom, to how to effectively flip your class.
Think flipping a classroom is all about videos? Thank again! Aaron and Brian also address common misconceptions about flipped learning in a rather unique and exciting way. Hear their perspectives on when it is best to make the lessons, where supplemental videos fit in, using audio or video as feedback, and much more! This webinar is full of valuable information for anyone who is interested in flipping their classroom.
Quotes from the Session:
“That’s the idea, not to keep the videos content heavy – just enough to get them curious. Brian’s idea of using very visual images in videos are best at supporting understanding.”
“Thanks for this webinar. enjoyed reading what other educators are doing. Would like to keep in touch through edweb. Hope to keep the conversations going.”
Presented by Aaron Sams and Brian Bennett, Flipped Learning Network board members.
An educator since 2000, FLN chair Aaron Sams recently became the Director of Digital Learning and Director of Admissions at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this, he was a chemistry teacher at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, CO. He was awarded the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and served as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. He frequently speaks and conducts workshops on educational uses of screencasts and the Flipped Classroom concept. He believes strongly in student-centered learning environments, where students are encouraged to learn and demonstrate their understanding in ways that are meaningful to them. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.A.Ed. both from Biola University.
Brian E. Bennett began as a chemistry teacher in South Korea and most recently in Indiana. Three years ago, he made the decision to flip his classroom because there was a need he couldn’t meet using traditional teaching. Since he’s flipped his classroom, Brian has learned that he can effectively meet students’ needs using technology. Brian has shared both his successes and failures with the Flipped Classroom in Korea, Malaysia, Russia, and the United States. He is a graduate of Asbury College in Kentucky.
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