Flipped Classroom PD - Let the adventure begin!Flipped Classroom PD - Let the adventure begin!
On January 17 and 19, two of my colleagues and myself will be starting an action research project on the flipped classroom. My colleagues are none other than Brian Bennett (@bennettscience) and Brian Bobbitt (@MrBrianBobbitt). If you have read my blog at all, you know how I feel about the flipped classroom and I'm not going to revisit why I'm passionate for this ideology in this post. However, if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and I'll respond.
Towards the end of last semester Brian Bobbitt created a weebly website and sent it out to the staff in our corporation to find out the level of interest in the flipped classroom model. We had a tremendous response and that is why we were given the days for professional development.
As of right now, we have 63 teachers, coaches, or administrators signed up for the professional development days and 17 spots left to fill. It is going to be a great time and I can not wait for Brian, Brian, and I to share our knowledge and to learn from our participants. However, I'm more excited about the potential impact this could have on our students and our district.
I hope that from these PD days that we will spark teachers interest and encourage them to find a way to make their students the center of their classroom. We will be following up with teachers and collecting data throughout the second semester, the summer, and next school year. The Brians and I will be providing support throughout this entire project and, I'm sure, learning a lot ourselves along the way.
Flipping the classroom is not the answer to solving all of the flaws in our education system. However, neither is doing nothing and continuing on like nothing is wrong. I look forward to blogging more about this over the next 2 years.
Now I look to you, if you were attending a one day PD session on the flipped classroom, what would you want to learn? Please leave your answers below in the comments.