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Welcome to the online program for FlipCon14, the 7th annual conference for and by flipped educators.

 

If you haven’t yet registered for the onsite or virtual conference, booked your hotel room, arranged for transportation, or need driving directions, click here.

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Detailed, Concurrent Session Schedule: 

Scroll down this page for the full line up. Jump between Sessions A – F to plan your personal schedule.

 

Strand Key:

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Session Desriptions

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Online & In-Person

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In-Person Only

Concurrent Session A

Tuesday, June 24

1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Level Up Your Classroom With Gamification and Game Based Learning

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Featured

Educators around the world are tapping into the motivational power of gaming and game-design principles to increase student engagement.  Three presenters combine forces to bring this interactive presentation to FlipCon 14.  Corey Papastathis will share the basics of Game Based Learning and lesson design.  Timonius Downing will focus on gamification to increase student engagement and overall fun with middle school students. Tom Driscoll will demonstrate how fusing flipped-mastery with gamification has transformed his High School course into one resembling a high-energy, live action multi-player game. In addition to sharing their processes and experiences, they will also host a short Q&A panel at the end of the presentation.  Does it seem like a lot to manage in one hour? Well, by using pre-conference quests and the power of a flipped classroom model, they plan to make the best use of “class time” by also hosting Flipquest14, an online game for all FlipCon participants.

Speakers:

Timonius Downing

Corey Papastathis

Tom Driscoll

Daniel Harrold

 

  

Location:

Room 94

 

 

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Automate your Anytime, Anywhere Learning for Students - YouTube Videos, Google Forms and Scripts

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VIP Showcase

Come and learn how to use YouTube Videos, Google Forms and Scripts to personalize learning for each of your students and provide individualized feedback based on their responses.  We will explore branch logic in Forms, Google Apps Scripts (FormEmailer, Autocrat, Flubaroo) and even more geeky ways to automate learning and feedback in your classroom.  Some experience with Google Forms will be necessary for this session.

Speakers:

Molly Schroeder

 

Location:

Room 130

 

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FlipEZ: It's Elementary!

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New to FL

This session is intended for teachers of grades K-6 who have an interest in implementing flipped lessons in their classrooms.  Attendees will learn about flipped learning as another avenue of instruction through which students can learn to become engaged, independent learners and thinkers.  Three teachers will present approaches, management, and tools used in adding flipped learning to enhance students’ understanding in various content areas at the elementary level.  Please join us as we present our flipped journey! 

Speakers:

Tammy Mitchell
Anastasia Andronas
Sasha Zavacky

  

Location:

Room 162

 

 

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Flipping Out in Primary!

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New to FL

Come learn new and innovative ways that teachers are flipping their classrooms in primary classrooms by attending this high octane presentation! This structure is often thought to be only for upper grades but new tools and ideas can seamlessly transition any classroom. Topics covered include new tools, new structures, and lots and lots of examples. You are guaranteed to leave inspired and ready to flip your classroom!

Speakers:

Kris Szajner

 

Location:

Room 135

 

 

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Flipped Mastery Learning and Habits of Mind

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Beyond

Bergmann and Sams have used the phrases “Flipclass 101” and “Flipclass 102” to describe how their flipped classroom evolved over time.  Last year, I decided to skip Flipclass 101 and jump straight into Flipclass 102.  The year was filled with ups and downs, but a great instructional coach guided me through the process using our division’s model for professional growth... “Plan, Do, Study, Act”.  In this session, I will describe my personal version of Flipclass 201, using the flipped-mastery learning environment in my first year chemistry classes to reach beyond the course content to teach students about Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind.  (Never heard of Habits of Mind?  Click here to learn more: http://intel.ly/1mxlaQd ) These Habits of Mind dispose students toward using 21st Century thinking skills, tools, and strategies that allow them to act upon course content in a more meaningful way.  Come learn 1) how I introduce, implement, and assess student understanding of Habits of Mind in my flipped-mastery classroom 2) how students’ knowledge and practice of these Habits of Mind are essential to a successful experience in a flipped-mastery classroom and 3) how the transfer of Habits of Mind to both academic and non-academic situations enables students to excel at lifelong learning.   What will Flipclass 201 look like for your students?  Plan it, Do it, Study it, and Revise it!  Make it a Habit

Speakers:

Michelle Karpovich

 

  

Location:

Room 139

 

 

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Flipping DI (Differentiated Instruction)

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Beyond

In the high school physics classroom, flipping has become the gateway for true differentiated instruction.  Using a 'menu', students determine the product they will generate to convey mastery.  Where Flipped Mastery allowed students the freedom to work at their own pace. In Flipped OCP, students also get to decide the method/product they will create to demonstrate mastery of the content.  Students are reaching higher order of Blooms Taxonomy, taking ownership of their own learning and are allowed to communicate their learning in a way they deem appropriate.  My students are blooming into self-directed, confident learners. And while I am still busy, I am busy being amazed at the products my students create.  It just doesn't get any better than that.

Speakers:

Lee DeWitt

 

Location:

Room 137

 

 

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Fostering Creativity in the Flipped Classroom

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Creativity is something hard to define and even harder to teach, but is something that is essential to the learning process.  How can teachers, particularly flipped class teachers, create an environment where students can learn to take risks, collaborate, and embrace the chaos of creativity?  We will discuss research about creativity, practical strategies to foster creativity, and will trace our journey to make creativity the centre of our classroom, both for our students and in our own practice.

Speakers:

Andrew Thomasson
Cheryl Morris  

 

  

Location:

Room 160

 

 

 

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Walking the Walk

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Leadership


The audience for this session is intended to be lead teachers,  department chairs, instructional coaches, professional developers, and administrators.  This  session will focus on how support staff listed above  can utilize the flipped learning concept in their mentoring, administrative,  and/or  professional development  role with staff (whether staff themselves are flipping instruction  themselves or not). Items such as pre-observation conference videos, tutorials, teaching strategy videos, recommended Twitter chats, suggestions for a flipped format book study, and flipped faculty meeting  concepts will be shared.  Example include helping educators  learn more about a  (non-technology)topic like formative assessment  by a)  presenting the new learning via flipped video and then b) having educator prepare some notes or questions based on the video, and  c)  meaningful discussion during a 30-minute  weekly conference time, PLC meeting, etc.

Speakers:

Natalie Drake   

 

Location:

Room 138

 

 

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Flipping an Online College Course - Huh?

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Higher Ed

Using the Adobe Connect Pro Virtual Classroom, the presenter demonstrates how to set up an effective, user-friendly and cognitively demanding flipped learning environment for a university online course meeting synchronously on a weekly basis. Out-of-class components include chapter readings with mastery-based quizzes and lectures with embedded guide questions and challenge problems.  In-class components include collaborative whiteboard activities, breakout room group tasks, student-led discussions with Q&A in chat and audio; and a reflection page.  All student-produced material is captured and posted to the CMS and each Adobe class session is recorded for later review by students.

Speakers:

Helaine Marshall

 

Location:

Room 136

 

 

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Now That's Worth Watching!

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Research

In the Flipped Learning model, teachers shift direct learning out of the large group learning space and move it into the individual learning space via a variety of technologies. Teachers record and narrate screencasts, create videos of themselves teaching, or curate video lessons from internet sites. In this presentation, we review research regarding how to make use of these methods for flipping the classroom, and focus on how they align to how students learn. We’ll discuss student preferences and video features that maximize student learning. Participants will apply these findings via discussion and reflection in how these features could be applied in their own use of screencasts and/or videos.

Speakers:

Katherine  McKnight   

Jessica Yarbro 

 

Location:

Room 134

 

 

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TED-Ed Clubs - Helping your students share their big ideas

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Showcase

Thousands of teachers and students around the world have joined and are driving TED-Ed's newest program, TED-Ed Clubs. The mission? To increase presentation literacy and to stimulate and celebrate the ideas of students around the world. Attend this session for general information about the growing TED-Ed Clubs movement and to learn how to start a TED-Ed Club at your school.

Speakers:

Stephanie Lo

Jordan Reeves

 

  

Location:

Room 127

 

 

 

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CrazyForEducation

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Showcase

Flip Recording Made Easy and the Future of Flip Teaching Online Management.

Flip Teachers and those soon-to-be -- What happens between creating your video lessons and the PBL in your class?  If you're not receiving student feedback and formative assessment on your lessons, you're missing a key component of the Flip methodology.

This session will show you how to easily create Flip Lessons (Mac or PC) and manage your lessons in far less time.  Our process and software will help any Flip Teacher get up and running within minutes.  Prior to FlipCon, please view some Flip Teachers discussing their results from using CrazyForEducation.com at www.FlippinSuccess.com.

Speakers:

Renato Cataldo

Ed Mass

 

Location:

Room 125

 

 

Concurrent Session B

Tuesday, June 24

2:15pm - 3:15pm

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Jason Bretzmann & Book Panel Presenters

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Featured

As you start flipping, you’ll see positive changes for you and your students. What are your next steps? What options do you have to go further than Flipping 101? Join the authors of Flipping 2.0 as they share their experiences with mastery learning, project-based learning, genius hour, gamification, and more.

Speakers:

Jason Bretzmann, Moderator

Book Panel Participants

 

  

Location:

Room 94

 

 

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Flipped Distance Learning with e-Labs

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VIP Showcase

This session will feature a condensed tutorial on the flipping process, as well as a hands-on, distance learning lab implementing the flipped classroom approach.   Prior to the session, attendees will view an online Touchcast to learn about the e-Lab process and instructional videos to familiarize them on the science content.  Then, participants will experience a flipped lesson and engage in a live “Matter Matters” e-Lab™ with the Challenger Learning Center of Wheeling, WV.   The second half of the session will focus on some of the tips and tricks to flipping their own lessons and how to use distant learning programs within them.

Speakers:

Liz Meredith

Jackie Shia 

 

Location:

Room 130

 

Pre-work:  (does not work with Internet Explorer)

http://www.touchcast.com/etechteach/flipcon14

 

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Check Yo Self

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New to FL

Ice Cube fan or not, deciding to flip a classroom can seem very overwhelming at first making many people sink in the abyss of things to do and not know where to begin.  

This presentation will help new flippers take the anxiety out of beginning a flipped classroom.  Experienced flipped teachers will walk new flippers through the many must do’s and things to consider when beginning a flipped class.  Attendees will be provided with a “Check Yo Self” checklist that has been created by experienced flipped teachers after reflecting back on their journey.  Interactive discussions will be held about the many ways that each task could be handled.  A sample of some of the checklist highlights are as follows:  Don’t Go Solo, Know Your Goal, Check Yo Students, Flippin’ Parents, Flippin’ Students, Prepare Yo Self.  #we<3flippin

Speakers:

Meghan Klement

Jaclyn Pessel  

  

Location:

Room 162

 

 

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"Flipping Out" for the first time!

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New to FL

I have had the privilege of teaching Physics for the past twenty seven years at Eastern York High School, a rural school of 750 students, located in Wrightsville, PA.  I consider myself technologically challenged.  For example, I currently use a flip phone and spend time in class teaching students how to use the slide rule.  So when I made the decision to flip my Honors Physics class, I cautiously proceeded.  However, I learned very quickly that it wasn’t as difficult as I feared.  I began to see the outstanding benefits immediately.  Taking the direct instruction out of the classroom with the use of videos, enabled me to spend more time on what I know is the  best way for students to learn – problem solving, laboratory work,  and meeting with every student every day. The final results exceeded my expectations!  I am excited to share my experiences with flipped learning.

Speakers:

Walter Arnold

Larry DiPiano 

 

Location:

Room 135

 

 

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So You Flipped Your Classroom, Now What? - Peer Instruction

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Beyond

We will be sharing how Byron High School sought to improve the flipped classroom model and found Eric Mazur’s Peer Instruction model he developed as a physics professor at Harvard. The model uses peer discussion around conceptual questions that you feel your students struggle with. A question is posted and the students work on it independently. The students then compare and share in a peer instruction model to improve each other's conceptual understanding. Some thought must go into the questions being given and such a library takes time to create. We will take you through the do’s and don’ts of how to create such a library and how to most effectively use it.

Speakers:

Troy Faulkner

Rob Warneke  

 

  

Location:

Room 139

 

 

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Creating An Environment for Active Learning in STEM Courses

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Beyond

Active learning helps students, particularly girls, to visualize, hypothesize, and improve their intuition about conceptual models of scientific phenomena in all areas of science & engineering. Furthermore, active learning deploys a collaborative environment utilizing hands-on experiments, online assignments, and educational technologies to engage students in constructing their own knowledge, rather than simply observing lectures. Learn how The Ellis School has "flipped class" using a variety of tools including Microsoft One Note and Google Glass as well as a remodeled classroom space. In the Active Classroom, students are encouraged to engage in solving problems; share ideas, give feedback, and teach each other. Teachers guide the class as facilitators and create personalized learning experiences using learning analytics.

Speakers:

Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D 

 

Location:

Room 137

 

 

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Making the Grade

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Tools

An educator’s goal is communication – stating the learning target, elaborating on the concepts, and evaluating students’ progress towards the goal. One of our most important tools for communicating a student’s level of progress is our GRADEBOOK. A standards-based grade book can easily be set up to provide students, parents, and administrators with important information about how well students have mastered the standards set forth by the state and the district. In this session, we will compare and contrast the traditional grade book format that is commonly used in high school science courses with a standards-based grade book. By adjusting the labeling of categories and assignments in the grading program, we can create a tool that communicates more effectively what content a student has mastered and what they still need to work on.

Speakers:

Jennifer Maze

 

  

Location:

Room 160

 

 

 

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Flipping in Mexico

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Leadership

Tecmilenio is 38 thousand students and 30 campus around the country. We'll present our experience in implementing more than 100 groups of flipped classrooms in different areas for freshman on both HS and College levels, We're willing to share what went well and what did we struggle with in order to implement it as it was a radical change for new students and the way they were used to learn.

We're continuing designing courses under this methodology and now teachers are participating more and willing to make it work after they were mostly amazed by what students could do after learning under flipped classroom methodology.

Speakers:

Luis Gutierrez

Rosalind Ballester 

 

Location:

Room 138

 

 

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The Chicken, the Egg, and the Flipped Classroom

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Higher Ed

This session should be of interest to educators at any level who are considering the different ways in which they can flip their classroom.  In flipping my semester 1 and 2 programming modules I used two different approaches stemming from very different motivations.  The key differences were in the timing of the availability of video lectures and other resources, and the nature of in-class activities.  While the subject matter of my courses was computer programming, this will not be a focus for the session.  Rather, this session will outline the two approaches used and compare the two from a student and teacher perspective as well as examining the practical implications of each approach.

Speakers:

Frances Sheridan

 

  

Location:

Room 136

 

 

 

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Flip : A How-to Guide

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Research

While teachers who implement flipped learning recognize its benefits and challenges and are committed to this approach, there has been relatively little research about flipped learning. Yet research is often needed to garner support from administrators, colleagues, parents, and policy makers. Thus, researchers at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning gathered data from 142 FLN members (i.e., questionnaire, focus group interview) to learn more about flipped learning. During this session, we will share our research findings, as well as resources that have been developed. For example, resources related to creating videos (e.g., software and apps), finding videos, and a rubric for evaluating the quality of videos, as well a framework for developing a flipped unit.

Speakers:

Irma Brasseur-Hock

Meghan Arthur 

 

Location:

Room 134

 

 

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Schoolwires:  Straight From Your Peers

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Showcase

Straight From Your Peers: Using Technology to Communicate with Flipped Parents and Students

You don’t want to miss this informative Q&A discussion panel of several flipped learning educators within the K-12 industry. Learn from the experiences of fellow teachers about how they use various technologies to keep parents and students informed and engaged in the flipped learning process. Come prepared to ask questions and get the answers you need.

Speakers:

Steve Kelly
Ben Goward
Katie Lanier

  

Location:

Room 127

 

 

 

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Office Mix: Online lessons made simple

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Showcase

Turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Record audio and video of yourself giving your presentation.  You can even write on your slides like a whiteboard.  Then, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better.  When you’re done, click Upload and share your lesson.

Speakers:

Isaac Harris, Microsoft Presenter

 

Location:

Room 125

 

 

 

Concurrent Session C

Wednesday, June 25

8:30am - 9:30am

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No Access, No Homework, No Problem!

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Featured

Are you interested in flipping your classroom, but struggle with giving videos as homework? Is access an issue with your students?  This session will discuss several creative ways to overcome some common challenges to all flippers.

Speakers:

Mike Ward

Erin Whitaker

Andrea Zeiter

 

  

Location:

Room 94

 

 

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Flipping a college class – lessons learned

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VIP Showcase

Flipping a college or university class requires careful planning and defining a proper structure for conducting the in-class portion. In higher education, classes can be large, contact time limited and faculty may have little knowledge about the background of the students they are serving. Often faculty may not realize that a student is failing until formal assessments are given. If students are actively engaged with course material it is possible to detect deficiencies sooner. In this session, you will learn how to use a novel technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University called Classroom Salon (http://classroomsalon.com) to create an environment where student engagement is measured, prior knowledge assessed and the in-class portion of a flip course guided by course analytics. In particular, we will show you how to structure your in-class time (50-80 minutes) to maximize the individual learning outcomes for students.

Speakers:

Amanda Gunawardena

Norton Gusky

 

Location:

Room 130

 

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Planning for Flipped Class Success

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New to FL

How can you plan for success in the flipped class? Learn from an experienced flipper how to plan well and avoid common pitfalls before they happen. This session will help new flippers as they are planning to flip their classroom.  In this session, participants will learn and discuss how to plan for success using a three-pronged approach. 1. How to garner support for the flipped class from administration, parents and students before the flip. 2. Planning a curriculum to take advantage of your existing curriculum and resources while incorporating flipped elements. 3. Teaching students how to be successful in the flipped class, including how to overcome problems that they might have. At the conclusion of this session, new flippers will feel better prepared to implement their flipped class with success.

Speakers:

Heather Witten

  

Location:

Room 162

 

 

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Tools and Strategies for Mastery in the Flipped STEM Classroom

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New to FL

This session will focus on introducing tools and strategies for integrating Mastery within the Flipped STEM classroom.  The use of Blackboard’s free Coursesites platform will be highlighted as a very effective vehicle for course management, virtual review sessions and individualized assessments.
Participants will learn how to create pools, deploy and correct tests, and use the Coursesites Live Virtual Classroom.  In addition, the presenters will share many other tips for success as you explore the world of the Flipped Classroom.

Speakers:

Nicole Avon

 

Location:

Room 135

 

 

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Using the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ in your flipped class

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Beyond

What does a Flexible Environment look like in your classroom? How do you shift Learning Culture to be learner-centered? What are ways to use Intentional Content to maximize instructional time? As Professional Educators, participants in this session will share, connect, and collaborate. In this interactive session, we'll discuss various scenarios and learn from one another innovative ways of moving from a flipped classroom to a Flipped Learning educator.

Speakers:

Allison Birbal

 

  

Location:

Room 139

 

 

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Flippin' Conversations

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Beyond

Who’s the best resource when flippin’ your classroom?  Other flipped teachers!!

This is your opportunity to meet with three experienced flippin’ teachers who will never go back to the traditional classroom!  This session will provide you the opportunity to network with other teachers from varying stages of the flipped classroom; beginning to advanced flippers welcome!  Conversation tables will be set up with one of the experienced flipped teachers to guide discussions. The topics of conversations will include tools for a flipped classroom including accountability and classroom logistics; communication with students/parents/administration; and engaging activities such as inquiry based learning, 20% projects, peer instruction, alternative assessments and more.    Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one or all the topics of conversations and are encouraged to share their successes and failures from their flipped experiences.  Come join us as we learn from one another and become better flippin’ teachers!  #we<3flippin

Speakers:

Meghan Klement

Katie Lanier

Cara Johnson

 

Location:

Room 137

 

 

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±5 Ways To Make Engaging Flipping Videos

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Tools

 

5 ways NOT to make flipping videos and 5 ways to make your flipping videos more engaging.  Learn from my experience with what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to making flipping videos for students.  I’ve done it wrong, I’ve done it right and I’ve learned a lot along the way.  Don’t repeat my mistakes, learn from them!  Intended for any flipping teacher who wants to make their own video lessons better.

Speakers:

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer

 

  

Location:

Room 160

 

 

 

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7 Steps to Flipped PD

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Leadership

The goal for this Flipped PD Session is to equip administrators and/or instructional coaches with a step-by-step model, as a starting point, for flipping their professional development in order to support technology integration and Common Core in all classrooms for teachers and students.
Objectives:

- How to create interactive agendas to engage teachers before the in-service begins

- Continually model technology throughout the presentation (Examples include: Piktochart, Thinglink, Socrative.com, Educanon)

- Collaborate and reflect on best practices for implementing changes (Examples of collaboration tools: Padlet, LiveMinutes)

- Share data, information, and feedback from our high school Flipped PD from the past year (Example:Socrative.com was modeled while polling teachers for session feedback)

 

Participants will leave with a digital agenda sample, links to digital tools used, Slide presentation and other tutorials that can be accessed during and after the conference

Speakers:

Laura Conley

 

Location:

Room 138

 

 

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#coflip

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Higher Ed

Teaching is one of the hardest jobs there is.  As teachers, we often make our job more difficult by teaching in isolation. There is a smarter way of doing things.  In this session we will discuss the power of collaboration and being a connected educator. We’ll give strategies on how to get connected, why it’s important, and how it can make your job easier.

Speakers:

David Fouch

Delia Bush

 

  

Location:

Room 136

 

 

 

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Openness in a Flipped Class: relatiOnship, contEnt, curiosity

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Research

Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, speaking at BETT14 in London last January, explained how flipped learning sits at the intersection between relationships, content and curiosity; all three are important in equal measure, and none can be done at the expense of the other two. In this presentation, I would like to explore how open education can enhance the K12 flipped classroom: by allowing ourselves and our students to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute content, we can all become more curious and engage in more meaningful relationships.

Speakers:

Dr. Beatriz de los Arcos

 

Location:

Room 134

 

 

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TechSmith:  The Human Side of Digital Learning

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Showcase

TechSmith believes the teacher is the most important person in the learning equation. While we love the fact that today there is so much high quality canned content available to use for flipping, we strive to make it easy for every teacher to create personalized, contextualized content when and where they think appropriate. In this session, we're going to look at our newest offering targeted not only at the individual (and often exceptional teacher) but instead aimed at garnering widespread adoption so that all teachers can achieve the benefits of flipped learning. TechSmith is now serving the needs of departments, schools, and entire districts. TechSmith Relay is an end-to-end system that allows for content creation, hosting, and perhaps best of all, formative assessment capability so the teacher knows who watched what and whether students mastered the content.



Speakers:

Mike Curtis

Josiah Loughrige

 

 

  

Location:

Room 127

 

 

 

Pre-work:

YouTube Video: http://bit.ly/1oxREKA

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Sophia Learning:  Free Resources for Flipped Classes

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Showcase

Learn how to become a certified Sophia teacher:

A mashup of FREE flipped classroom resources with Sophia certified math teacher Crystal Kirch, using video tutorials with Google Docs and Sophia.org. A recipe for easy classroom prep and student success!

Speakers:

Crystal Kirch

 

Location:

Room 125

 

 

Concurrent Session D

Wednesday, June 25

9:45am - 10:45am

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Flipping Like a Ninja

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Featured

This session will cover one 5th grade teacher's journey into how and why he flipped his math classroom. This ninja teaches in a district where 50% of the students don't have internet at home and 66% are on a free-and-reduced lunch, so he knows about limitations! The success and failures will all be on display.  Learn how he Flipped his entire math curriculum and went completely project/inquiry based with NO worksheets or test formatted questions! Don't even know where to begin?  Stuck in a rut?  This session promises to give you plenty of ideas to reach each and every student.

Speakers:

Todd Nesloney  

 

  

Location:

Room 94

 

 

Pre-work:

No pre-work, however please review Todd's website in order to prepare: www.toddnesloney.com

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Flipping Through the Ages

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VIP Showcase

Jerry Overmyer is the creator of the Flipped Learning Network's professional learning and community of practice with over 16,000 flipping members. Jerry will use his unique insight and expertise on flipped learning to show how flipped learning has evolved immensely in just 7 years. This presentation will show how the enormous changes in technology have allowed flipped learning to become accessible and feasible to almost all teachers and students. The presentation will be for educators new to flipped learning and define the basics of flipped learning and the easiest ways to take the first-steps towards flipping. Jerry will also show how the flipped community supports itself through networks, webinars and professional development opportunities.

Speakers:

Jerry Overmyer

 

Location:

Room 130

 

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What if? What if? What is? The 3 BIG Questions to Start Flipping Your Class

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New to FL

The main idea of the Flipped Classroom is that students watch a video at home and then work in class, but what does that actually mean?  What if the students don’t watch the video? What if there is limited technology? What is done with class time in the Flipped Classroom?  This presentation will focus on the design and management of the lesson that occurs after the video.  As high school teachers we will explain why we started to flip, how it has changed our day to day classrooms, and what struggles we have overcome to provide you a clear picture of how the Flipped Classroom can benefit both you and your students.

Speakers:

Dominique Geocaris

Collin Black

  

Location:

Room 162

 

 

Pre-work:

http://www.screencast.com/t/YYz406u1WtUy

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The Magic of Music and Mathematics and Flipped Learning

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New to FL

The participants will experience a culturally responsive approach to flipped learning combined with the enhanced neurological stimulation that music can provide. The flipped class consists of newcomer English Language Learners (ELLs) from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades with interrupted or limited formal education who struggle with math. The presenter created songs using rhythms borrowed from that are familiar to the students’ culture.  Music videos, created in collaboration with the students, are being developed to help them succeed in mathematics (Algebra). These videos include mini-lessons where mathematical rules or step-by-step procedures are introduced to be subsequently applied in class, and they have become popular among general education math teachers as well, to help their students during math lab sessions.

Speakers:

Edith Ramirez-Lopez

 

Location:

Room 135

 

 

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Flipped Assessment, Mastery Style!

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Beyond

Three years in a flipped-mastery PreCalculus classroom has convinced me that the hidden gem buried in this pedagogical approach is the explosive change in assessment practices.  From automated formative assessments to check background knowledge to one-on-one personal conversations assessing project-based summative assessments, the flipped mastery classroom has it all!

Speakers:

Brian Gervase

 

  

Location:

Room 139

 

 

 

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TechSmith:  Flipping Feedback

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Tools

Flipping Feedback

In addition to content, the flipped model can be used to provide meaningful student feedback on assessments. Use video feedback to provide direct instruction and start a dialogue with the student instead of the one way ”red ink” conversation.  To actively engage with your students through audio and video feedback we’ll discuss the use of Jing, Camtasia, and Snagit.

Speakers:

April Gudenrath

  

Location:

Room 160

 

 

 

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Project Enable

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Leadership

Collaboration for Team (librarian, general ed & special ed teachers) to develop action plans, lesson plans and learning materials for creating an inclusive library.
http://projectenable.syr.edu/

Explore a range of topics from awareness of various disabilities and the impact of disability laws on schools to understanding how to differentiate instruction for students of varying abilities and apply principles of Universal Design for Learning.

Speakers:

KE Hones

 

Location:

Room 138

 

 

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Flipping Computer Science

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Higher Ed

This is my 4th semester flipping an undergraduate computer science level course titled "Introduction to Programming with Python" in Mexico.

This semester I've made two major changes to my class. The first is a switch of LMS to Schoology from Moodle (and previously Blackboard). The second is a switch to a full-on mastery approach.

In this presentation I wish to give a history of our flipping experiences at the Tecnológico de Monterrey then give an overview of this course and show data collected from course engagement with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Schoology) and how these changes have impacted my students learning. I will have survey data from this semester (pre and post course) and plan to present that as well.

I also am coaching our faculty here on campus and region wide in flipping their classrooms and would like to share that with attendees at FlipCon14

Speakers:

Ken Bauer

 

  

Location:

Room 136

 

 

 

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Two Years of Data: It’s official, Flipped Learning is NOT a Trend!

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Research

It’s been two years since the FLN and Sophia Learning independently surveyed flipped educators and WOW, has a lot changed! With over 2,000 responses from this new joint survey, this session will highlight the findings of WHO is flipping, WHAT they are flipping, WHY, WHERE and WHEN.  Other recent FLN supported research will also be covered. For the second year, Project Tomorrow surveyed over 400,000 teachers, librarians, administrators, parents and students on flipped learning.

Pre-session work: View the documents at www.flippedlearning.org/research 

Speakers:

Kari Arfstrom

Taylor Pettis

 

Location:

Room 134

 

 

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Front Row

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Showcase

No More Excuses:  Overcoming all the reasons why you haven’t started flipping yet

Are you having a hard time seeing how you can start flipping?  Are you not sure how you get started, or when would be the best time to make the change?  Come learn how to start flipping easily and quickly!  Learn the ways to start flipping and when you should start.  Learn about what are some of the most common barriers to flipping and the strategies to overcome them.  Be introduced to “Just In Time” captured learning – where you can record as you teach – without having to take additional time from your day to do any recording or editing.  Finally, learn what makes a good video and ways to enhance your digital content. 

Speakers:

Kristin Daniels

Lisa Highfill

 

  

Location:

Room 127

 

 

 

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Adobe Presenter

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Showcase

Flipped Learning in Higher Education

In this session, Dr. Marshall will speak about the Higher Education landscape, the unique challenges it poses to educators & students and how Flipped Learning aims to address those issues. She will also briefly speak about how to enable implement a Flipped Learning solution easily and how does Adobe Presenter let enables one do that.

Speakers:

Helaine Marshall

 

Location:

Room 125

 

 

 

Concurrent Session E

Wednesday, June 25

1:00pm - 2:00pm

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WSQing your Way to #FlipClass Success

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Looking for a way to bring structure and success to your flipped class?  Then it’s time for you to use the WSQ!   “Watch-Summarize-Question” is a well-known flipped class strategy that helps students to engage with the content both in class and at home.  The WSQ allows teachers to organize and structure learning goals for students, provide students with a guided processing and reflection time after the video, hold students accountable for coming prepared and ready to engage in higher-order thinking activities, and set the stage for deeper discussion once in class.  This session will explore those four key uses of the WSQ - organization, processing, accountability, and discussion.  While the WSQ originated in my high school math classroom, it has been modified and used in classes as young as fifth grade in all subject areas.  Modifications and examples from teachers of multiple subject areas and grade levels will be provided.

Speakers:

Crystal Kirch

 

  

Location:

Room 94

 

 

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Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Education

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VIP Showcase

This session targets teachers and administrators seeking a deeper understanding of the flipped teaching phenomenon.  Why is flipping catching fire?  What are its implications?  Grounding flipping in a broad historical, policy, and research context, I feature teacher “minicases” drawn from elementary, middle, and high schools, across multiple content areas.  
My title “Top Ten Reasons” may sound “flippant” (!), but it provides a framework for presenting key aspects of educational change found in classrooms pedagogically remodeled through flipping.  How are students, parents, and teachers changing and benefiting from flipped classrooms? What convinces administrators to support this approach? What does the research say?  What are the important caveats? What might this all mean for broader educational reform and innovation?  The presentation will stimulate lively discussion among conference participants, arming them with powerful talking points to take back to their schools and communities when folks ask “Why the heck are you flipping?”

Speakers:

Kathleen Fulton

 

Location:

Room 130

 

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Flip Creativity into Science Class

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My flipped physics classes have evolved over the last 3 years. Flipped learning has opened the door to so many possibilities for improving learning and the learning environment. What started with a need to find class time to help students has become student time to do physics and show some creativity. Students who are not usually interested in science are engaged and encouraged to show their learning through creativity. Creativity can be implemented in a science class through web tools, inquiry activities, 20% project (genius hour) and alternative assessment without adding on to the required content. Giving students a creative outlet will make your class more personal and meaningful for the student and as a result more engaging. Let students show you what they have learned.
While my experience is primarily secondary science information in this session can be applied to other courses and levels.

Speakers:

Katie Lanier

Dena Leggett

  

Location:

Room 162

 

 

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Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Relatively Painless Videos                                  

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New to FL

Not all videos need to be masterpieces, some just need to be made for tomorrow.  This session will focus on the technology to make quick videos that can be used for tomorrow.  As a new flipper, some teachers are just barely ahead of their students.  There are resources available to make videos very quickly and easily to help new flippers.  Come see how easy it can be to make a video.

Speakers:

Kathy Swanger

Paula Thomas

 

Location:

Room 135

 

 

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Mastery Learning Cycles: A Mashup of Explore-Flip-Apply & Mastery Learning

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Beyond

This session is intended for experienced Flipped teachers. Aaron Sams and Jon Bergman have advocated for Mastery learning, while Ramsey Musallam has advocated for Inquiry & Explore-Flip-Apply. I do not see both models as mutually exclusive. In my flipped class, I have created a hybrid of both models: Mastery Learning Cycles. Students complete learning cycles of Explore-Flip-Apply at their own pace and complete various tasks to get permission to move on to the next learning cycle. This presentation will demonstrate how to capture the best elements of both models

Speakers:

Hassan Wilson

 

  

Location:

Room 139

 

 

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Argument-based learning in Flipped Classroom 

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I teach middle school biology for 7th grade classes. Before class, I require students to do a series of preparation activities, including highlighting key points, organizing a graphic journals from the textbook, then watch video tutorials, writing down the summary and their questions, and finally take online assessments. My well prepared students are divided into heterogeneous groups in class are lead through student-centered instructional strategies, including the Exploration-Argumentation-Evaluation inquiry model. I take on the roles of mediator and facilitator while group works through simulation on a laptop, guided by working sheets. In exploration sessions, students design experiments by themselves, and after collecting the data from simulation software, adjust the experiments in order to test their hypothesis. In argumentation sessions, students produce a tentative argument for phenomenon discovered during exploration, then each group shares their argument for everyone to determine which explanation is more compelling.

Speakers:

Chang-Hung Chung

Cheng-Ling Lai

 

Location:

Room 137

 

 

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Beyond Screencasting:  Alternative (Free) Tools for Creating & Customizing Flipped Learning Content

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While screencasting is the most common approach to developing digitized learning materials for the flipped classroom, there are plenty of fun free alternative approaches available using Web based software applications. In this session, we will examine a variety of excellent free tools for creating or mashing up digital learning content. We will focus on tools that offer relevant functionality for instructional use because they enable the use their own media and/or existing web based media in a variety of ways, and offer useful features for flipped lessons, such as discussion areas, privacy options, the ability to provide links to related content for further exploration, and more. This session is applicable to all grade levels, and all academic subject areas.

Speakers:

Kelly Walsh

  

Location:

Room 160

 

 

 

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Blended, Flipped Professional Learning

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Leadership

As a professional development specialist, unconference co-founder and organizer, and avid Edcamper, I am well equipped to lead other educators in an exploration of the benefits of flipped pedagogy for adult learners in a professional setting.  Participants will collaboratively explore methods for utilizing blended, flipped instruction with a focus on mastery learning with adult learners in a professional development context.  Specifically, participants will explore the use of a learner-centered, mastery-based, tech-enabled blended learning that enables and empowers adults to be in charge of their own learning and development.    Participants will examine several protocols for changing a traditional, administrator-lead, information-centric faculty meeting to a learner-centered, mastery-based flipped experience that may integrate blended content and/or video conferencing.  As a result, participants will be prepared to flip an entire or a portion of an upcoming staff meeting.

Speakers:

Markette Murray-Pierce

 

Location:

Room 138

 

 

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Taking the Camera off the Tripod: Unlikely Ed Fellows: How Bill Simmons, the Amish, and Edwin Porter Helped Flip My Classroom”

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Higher Ed

While it may not seem impressive by today’s standards, The Great Train Robbery by Edwin Porter, was considered “absolutely superior of any moving picture ever made.” At a time when filmmaking simply consisted of placing a camera on a tripod and taking a single-shot, it was Porter’s vision of taking the camera off the tripod allowing him to piece together scenes shot at multiple locations, which revolutionized filmmaking.

Our current on-line lectures, including MOOCs, the Khan Academy, and my General Chemistry iTunes U course are as guilty as Porter’s predecessors: we are keeping the camera on the tripod.

This presentation will focus on methods used to take the camera off the tripod and spark student interest by introducing inquiry and curiosity to the pre-lecture videos to enhance the student learning experience in a flipped classroom.

I use Learning Catalytics to facilitate peer instruction in my large scale (N > 300) flipped general chemistry classroom. While my chemistry classes are in higher education this presentation will apply to any experienced flipped educator regardless of the grade level.  I also coach our faculty here on campus and region wide in flipping their classrooms and would like to share that with attendees at FlipCon14

Speakers:

Matthew Stoltzfus

 

  

Location:

Room 136

 

 

 

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Looking Around:  Now What? 

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Research

This session will be presented in a round-table fashion in order to facilitate collaboration and discussion among flipped educators and researchers.  The purpose of the round-table discussion will be to synthesize suggestions and critiques of the flipped classroom into strands for possible research.  Prior to the conference, any FlipCon 14 participant(s) will be able to view a short synopsis of available flipped research in order to provide suggestions or ideas as possible avenues of research through a Google document.   Using ideas solicited from practicing flippers along with participants’ ideas, the session’s goal is to collaboratively organize research ideas that will continue to support the flipped learning model.  In addition to developing strands of research possibilities, another goal of this session will be to identify willing participants as possible partners in research studies. 

Speakers:

Chris Luker

 

Location:

Room 134

 

 

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Pearson & FLN

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The FLN and Pearson joined forces to create the Foundations of Flipped Learning, a blended course with four self-paced online modules, an all-day onsite training, followed by two remote mentoring sessions.  Launched in May, 2013, cohorts of teachers from a school, department or district are encouraged to register for this 18-20 hour course. Registration fee includes all training materials including online and onsite trainer/coach.

This is the only PD course developed and written by FLN Cadre members and Pearson. Hear from a panel of teachers who have experienced this unique course.

Speakers:

Ken Tam, Moderator

Educators from Revere High School in Mass.

 

  

Location:

Room 127

 

 

 

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SAFARI/Montage

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Showcase

Transitioning to Flipped Learning:  Are you curious about the initial transition to flipped learning? This session will feature a relative newcomer to the flipped classroom, and how classroom content including videos, screenshots, and audio samples can be flexibly delivered using Safari Montage as the medium for warehousing digital content for the flipped classroom.  The session will feature many of the interoperable features of Safari, including tools that promote standards-based instruction, teacher collaboration and sharing, and differentiation of instruction to meet the unique needs of students.

Speakers:

Eric Lauver

 

Location:

Room 125

 

 

 

Concurrent Session F

Wednesday, June 25

2:15pm - 3:15pm

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Using Student-Created Video to
Flip Your Classroom

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Feeling behind or overwhelmed with creating flipped videos? Need to infuse creativity into your classroom? This session will demonstrate the powerful effects of integrating a flipped classroom model with student-created tutorials into middle school mathematics and science courses.  Presented by two middle school math and science teachers, participants will take home practical strategies for putting video creation into the hands of students.

Speakers:

Eric Marcos

Stacy Lovdahl

  

Location:

Room 94

 

 

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Flipping out about Family Math and Science Night

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VIP Showcase

Allowing parents to be involved in activities that demonstrate what a flipped classroom looks and feels like is important for all schools but especially middle schools where traditionally parental involvement falls off. Learn how to organize and run a successful Family Math and Science Night using standards based materials and true hands on activities.  Participants will review how to follow up the activities with meaningful homework.  An adaptable timeline, activities, and strategies on how to get attendance will be discussed. Use materials that have a real world context to build a strong school-to-family relationship and demystify a flipped classroom approach for parents.

Speakers:

Paul Ridgway

Lisa Dunn

 

Location:

Room 130

 

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Exploring New Territory:  Flipping in an Online Learning Community

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Flipped classrooms have been successfully implemented in many traditional brick and mortar classrooms, but what about flipping in an online learning community?  From elementary school through college, much of teaching and learning is moving online - is it possible to take the flipped model and produce the same success in an online classroom? In this session I’ll explain how I flipped my online middle school math class, plus share about the benefits and challenges I faced along the way.  I’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of my process from creating a lesson to producing it to what a typical day in the online classroom looks like.  I’ll also talk about what has and hasn’t worked for me, and the results I’m seeing with my students. This session includes a required pre-conference activity and an online activity during the session.

Speakers:

James Karr

  

Location:

Room 162

 

 

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Making the Old New Again: Flipping Canonical Texts                                 

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With the focus on Common Core across the country, many teachers are faced with the task of figuring out how to teach classic literature and texts in the 21 Century Skill environment. The presenters will show how they have flipped canonical texts in order to meet Common Core Standards. Have rich, technology-infused discussions, create engaging activities, and center them all around the classics we love in a way that makes them modern so that the students love them too. Strategies and lesson plans from both high school and middle school English teachers will be highlighted, as well as the tools they use. Both presenters have extensive experience in flipping their English classes.

Speakers:

Troy Cockrum

Kate Baker

 

Location:

Room 135

 

 

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The Courage to Fail

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Albert Einstein said, 'A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.' The same could be said for our schools. Our classrooms were not built to be a place for our students to play it safe when it comes to their learning. Yet, many of our students are afraid to be wrong, afraid to take risks and fail in order to push their thinking to the next level. As flipped classroom teachers we are working to promote higher order thinking in our classrooms, but to do this our students must take risks to be wrong. This workshop will explore how we can create community in the classroom to support that school is the right place to be wrong. It is open to teachers of all ages, levels, and content areas as this environment is vital at all stages of learning.

Speakers:

Lindsay Cole                 

Cheryl Morris

  

Location:

Room 139

 

 

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Flip it, Blend it, Share it with the teacher next door.


                                 

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Join the Algebros for an exciting look at Flipped Mastery learning in a blended mathematics classroom.  Our blended classrooms consist of high school students in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.  This session will discuss how to set up and run an effective Flipped Mastery classroom.  We will explain how our multi-age, multi-level classrooms enhance student performance allowing seamless transitions from one subject to the next.  
There is no sugar coating it, creating a flipped mastery classroom is a monumental task.  Collaboration is a key component to ensure high quality instruction while having a life too.  Tips for successful collaboration in aiding the transformation of your classroom will be provided.  Check out our website at www.flippedmath.com and bring questions.

Speakers:

Michael Brust
Corey Sullivan
Tim Kelly

 

Location:

Room 137

 

 

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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip

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Tools

Whether you are content creating or content curating, knowing the basics of video production as an educator can be a powerful tool for teacher and student alike. In this session, teachers will be introduced to simple techniques in film production to not only produce content for flipping but to turn the tables and allow students to produce film using the very flipped content. Emphasis will be places on using new literacies and multimodality to deliver content and produce meaning in curricular content. This session will be focused on the 7-12th grade Social Studies but is easily adoptable to other disciplines and age groups.

Speakers:

Keith Hughes

  

Location:

Room 160

 

 

 

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Flipping your Classroom with Innovative Pedagogies

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Leadership

In this hands-on session, Dr. Julie Schell will introduce two research-based flipped methods called Just-in-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction and demonstrate how to flip your classroom in ways that will engage students throughout the learning cycle. A primary goal of Peer Instruction is to prepare students before class for radically transformed in-class experiences. 

Originally developed by Dr. Eric Mazur to address major gaps in students' conceptual knowledge of physics at Harvard University, this interactive pedagogical method is now widely used by thousands of instructors across the world.  Attendees will participate in live demonstrations of Peer Instruction.

Speakers:

Dr. Julie Schell

 

Location:

Room 138

 

 

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TED-Ed Clubs - Helping your students share their big ideas

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Higher Ed

Thousands of teachers and students around the world have joined and are driving TED-Ed's newest program, TED-Ed Clubs. The mission? To increase presentation literacy and to stimulate and celebrate the ideas of students around the world. Attend this session for general information about the growing TED-Ed Clubs movement and to learn how to start a TED-Ed Club at your school.

Speakers:

Stephanie Lo

Jordan Reeves

 

  

Location:

Room 136

 

 

 

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Flipping an Introductory Physics Course for Life Sciences Majors

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This mixed methods study examines student attitudes toward science and conceptual gains in an undergraduate introductory physics course for life science majors.  A flipped classroom approach was implemented in the first semester of this course and modifications for the second semester were made based on student evaluation comments.  During the first semester, conceptual gains were measured using the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and during the second semester, student attitudinal gains were measured using the Colorado Learning Attitude toward Science Survey (CLASS) and conceptual gains were measured using the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM).  In addition, near the end of the second semester, a subset of students were interviewed about their experiences and will used in the analysis of this flipped classroom implementation.

Speakers:

Lucy Kulbago

 

Location:

Room 134

 

 

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