FLIPPED LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In my twitter feed this morning, I came across this tweet about flipped learning for professional learning. This has great potential but obviously required innovative thinking and ability to adapt. I believe that this concept would be embraced by teachers!
— Tom Hopper (@7thGradeCMS) April 25, 2013
FYI – Flipped learning is not just about videos
My reflections on flipping the classroom
- Flipped learning requires intentional content
- Need to evaluate the content being taught
- Consider what needs to teacher directed and what can be student driven
- Need to change the culture of what is learning
- Does NOT have to be solely video delivery
- Requires flexibility, ability to be adaptive and access to resources
- Need to consider a variety of approaches (situational)
- Use the KISS principle – KEEP IT SHORT (rather than simple) in order to engage
Flipping Professional Development: No teacher bored in the background
DIGGO LINKS – FLIPPED LEARNING
SEARCH – ASK – LEARN – CONNECT
Term 2 is focused on asking questions and what it means to ask questions.
Sometimes the question is more important than the answer.
What does this mean?
Students have been asked to ask me their questions (about anything) and I will endeavor to find an answer. Part of this process will be also demonstrating my research to find this answer (or answers).
As a PYP school we encourage students to ask their questions and to direct their own inquiry.
One concept based on student questions is the PASSION PROJECT and GENIUS HOUR.
This approach to developing effective questions is often coined as ungoogleable and it is essential that we support students “move beyond the cut and paste“.
DIGGO LINKS QUESTIONING
Read more about PASSION PROJECTS
Do you like to keep up with what others are currently reading? Do you get excited about sharing what you read with others?
Dogo may be the online community you are after. It was voted one of the “Fifty of the best ed-tech products for schools”
We have a class page (JS Library) where I am adding reviews, recommendations and articles for SALC students.
See Mrs Boulton if you would like to join this community.
RECOMMENDED READING – THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS
At this time of year, we reflect upon the sacrifices made by the diggers for our freedom. I personally love the many picture books that have been produced in the past few years that allow us to teach about ANZAC DAY with deeper meaning for younger students.
As a young adult I was introduced to Fly Away Peter by David Malouf. It is one that still invokes powerful memories for me. I suspect that this week’s READER FEATURE will be similar.
This week’s READER FEATURE has been written from the perspective of a returned solider.
iRe@d – READER FEATURE this week – The Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Stedman
The main character in this Australian novel is Tom Sherbourne, a returned solider who takes a job as a lighthouse keeper in WA.
The Light Between the Oceans was a Good Reads Choice 2012 Winner.
This READER FEATURE is recommended by Lisa Roper (teacher).
“A decorated, but world weary war hero returns to Australia at the end of the First World War. All he hopes for is a quiet existence as far from the traumas of war as possible. A job as a light house keeper seems ideal, and he is satisfied – almost at peace.
And then life becomes more complicated. At first for the better, with a loving wife, and eventually a child on the way. But challenges, and difficult questions on what is right and wrong follow.
This book is evocative of the era and the place – a lighthouse off the coast of Western Australia. The pace moves along deceptively well, and the style is smooth. The reader’s connection with the characters is patiently and well developed, and the reader is swept up into the emotional ambiguity of the circumstances.” Review by Miles Roper.