Flip Conference Sessions

Description for Conference Sessions June 2012

1. Intro to Camtasia - Paul Janke

Introduction to the basics of screencasting, the “work-horse” of the Flip Classroom. All participants receive a free copy of Camtasi, so bring your laptop and learn hands on how to create an engaging screencast.

2. Video Editing Camtasia and Beyond - Paul Janke

3. Intro to Moodle – Graham Johnson

Learn the basics of how to set up Moodle, a popular free e-learning software platform, for your Flipped Classroom. Session will include information on how create a Moodle website for your class, how to use Moodle Gradebook, and how to create a simple Moodle quiz. This session will also cover how Moodle makes Mastery learning a reality.

4. Moodle Advanced – Graham Johnson

This session will focus on the intricacies of creating a Moodle quiz question database. Participants will learn how to import questions from Exam View to Moodle, how to create their own quiz questions, and how to create types of questions.

5. Raising the Bar with Mastery Learning – Graham Johnson

The Ministry of Education has set the bar at 50% but unfortunately that rarely means that students understand 50% of the content and usually sets students up for failure in the years to come. Learn how Mastery Learning has provided our students with an understanding of what they know and what they don’t know. Students now enjoy taking quizzes (seriously!) because quizzes have changed from an assessment tool to a learning tool.

6. Teaching and the Technology of Time
Robert Campbell PhD
Time was once a standard in the instructional equation with the lecture, regulated by clock and bell, serving as both universal instructional strategy and base unit of school time. Recently, however, new technologies have afforded innovative teaching/learning opportunities that alter the school timetable structure. The Flipped Classroom and, similarly, the Khan Academy, by exchanging home and school time, de-regulate and also repurpose time. We now see time in the instructional equation becoming increasing flexible; it can be twisted, shifted, flipped and leveraged to make teaching more effective. This presentation explores a number of concepts of time in teaching, examining how our concepts of teaching time have changed, and suggesting that by very broad definition, time, too, may be regarded as another instructional technology. Overall the presentation addresses the question of what happens to education when “school-standard time” is replaced by “student-centred time?”

7. Work with Paul on Camtasia/hosting/video editing– Paul Janke

8. The Super Power of Social Media. – Carolyn Durley

We will consider what role social media can play in communicating and learning with students in your flipped class (Twitter, Facebook) Learning through social media offers choice of topic, time and place and allows for authentic collaboration. We will also consider we as professionals, can best leverage the power of social media to support the Flip Class teacher through the creation of a PLN.

9. Surviving First Year Flip – ALL.

Running a flipped class for the first time requires planning and a large amount front end loading. In this session we will build a road map for success for you first year and consider common pit-falls, challenges, and survival strategies.

10. Flip Class Activities – Carolyn Durley

Now that I’ve flipped my classroom what do I do with all that time? This can be a challenging question to consider. Moreover, how do you strike a balance between student choices and still build a community of learners? In this session we will consider some daily routine options (learning journals, reciprocal questioning), time management for students, and consider what type of activities might enhance the classroom experience for the learner.

11. Whiteboarding in the Flip Class – Carolyn Durley

A large part of the flip class is allowing students time and opportunity to make sense of the content from their own perspective. Whiteboarding is inexpensive, interactive, and low tech. From “speed dating” to monk white boarding” to the mistake game” to telling stories” the whiteboards offer multiple opportunities to engage students in a fun Come and explore all the possibilities in this hands on session. Whiteboarding is also a great way to begin to implement some constructivist learning into your classroom.

12. Flip in the Elementary Setting – Quinn Barreth

The dynamics of an elementary classroom are different than those of upper grades. Given these differences there are unique challenges to Flipping the elementary classroom. By exploring ideas around Project-based learning, increasing student responsibility for their learning and experiences of an elementary flipper, this session will look at ways we Flip your class. Arrive prepared to interact and share your concerns, question and suggestions as we see how the Flip philosophy can impact your practice.

13. Pacing in the Flipped Classroom – Graham Johnson

Learn how the Flipped Classroom gives you opportunities to personalize the learning for your students. I’ll discuss my struggle to let go of the constant control of my classroom time and how I now allow my learners to move ahead and fall behind. In addition, this session will focus on how I can provide further opportunities for remediation, enrichment, and re-tests because of self-pacing.

14. Standard Based Grading – Carolyn Durley

Are you tired of “playing school” and want to get students “playing learning”? Standard Based grading get to the heart of the matter by focusing on learning and away from point collection. Standards based grading considers the intent of curriculum and puts curriculum into student friendly “I can” statements. SBG is a perfect complement to the Flip Class and supports mastery. In this session we will consider how to write standards, how to present standards to students and software that supports tracking and reporting about student learning.

15. First look at the Flip – Scott Harkness