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After School PD - Flipping Your Classroom March 12

ITFs will be sharing some cool resources for you to do flipped instruction in your classrooms. Come "flip out" with us! It starts at 4:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Tech Tuesday in March

March's theme is "Rethinking Your Instruction," and I have some neat options for you to complete this month. We'll be doing an ongoing focus this time with two distinct ways to rethink your class instruction. Let me break down the weeks ahead:

Tuesday, March 3 - NO TECH TUESDAY - there's ACT that day.

Tuesday, March 10 - THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM (Part 1 of 2) - This is an online session, as I'll be at ITMT that day. Learn about the concept of the flipped classroom, some tools and tricks for recording, and reflecting on your classroom practice.

Tuesday, March 17 - GAMIFICATION (Part 1 of 2) - Learn about what gamification is and how it looks in a classroom. Go over steps to add gamification to an existing lesson or unit. As "homework," you'll come to the second session with a gamified lesson.

Tuesday, March 24 - FLIPPED CLASSROOM (Part 2 of 2) - This session will build upon the March 10 online session and we'll talk about planning meaningful activities through problem-based and project-based learning and some strategies for building self-paced student work.

Tuesday, March 31 - GAMIFICATION (Part 2 of 2) - We will share our lessons, provide peer review and discussions with our created lessons. We'll also take a look at some more ways we can add the gaming component to our classrooms.

Unique PD Opportunity - For an extra CEU!

We are piloting a cool new PD program, and I would LOVE your feedback. Click the flyer link below to find out more, and once you're on the flyer, fill out the interest form to be part of this new Professional Development program.