Webinar: The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centred Class

The Flipped Approach to a Learner Centred Class
When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 1:00 pm Central, Length: 60 minutes
Format: Online Seminar
Presenter: Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.
Questions: support@magnapubs.com
Overview – Rethink the design of your class
You can flip pancakes. You can flip burgers. How do you flip a class?
In a lecture-centered classroom, the instructor delivers content in class and then sends students home to complete homework. When you deliver informational content outside the classroom and then use class time to facilitate engagement and deeper learning – that’s a flipped classroom.
Flipping learning, however, is about more than pre-class lectures. Effective flips involve two key elements.
First, you need to structure lesson plans to shift focus from content delivery to student engagement.
In many learning environments, the instructor directs the energy toward his or her lecture. Planning typically starts with the question “What am I going to talk about?” In a flipped environment, this structure is reversed. The instructor directs the energy toward his or her students. Planning starts with the question “What do the students need to do?” This fundamental shift changes the whole dynamic of the learning environment.
Second, you need to use your classroom skills effectively to help students transform inert content into mastered material.
By flipping the focus of the learning environment from “teacher centered” to “learner centered,” you create an environment that engages students, enhances learning, and creates an exciting classroom atmosphere.
Moving from a lecture-based class to a flipped class requires a new set of skills. In order to do it well, you need to shift the way you design your class and implement your teaching strategies to ensure that the learning environment is successful.
The flip is more than just a fad. It’s reinvigorating learning (and teaching) in thousands of classrooms. Discover how The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class can help make learning more fun and more effective for everyone involved. Join us for this helpful seminar. Registration is open. http://bit.ly/RSsZ6U
Topics Covered
The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class you will learn:
– An expanded definition of what it means to flip a learning environment
– How to analyze a flipped lesson plan to help your students engage in higher-level learning
– To identify the skills you need to develop so you can create a successful flipped experience for you and your students
Benefits of attending
This workshop will give you solid and practical guidance on the planning and skill-building required to successfully flip a classroom. You will:
– Participate in a flipped learning experience modeled for you on video – including a discussion of what worked and what can be improved
– Collaboratively analyze each piece of a simplified lesson plan to recognize flippable moments
– Discover ways to flip your existing lesson plan(s)
– Identify the skills you need to develop to effectively manage the classroom part of the experience
– Generate ways to engage students through effective questioning and discussion strategies
– Receive a list of additional resources and articles to continue your professional development in designing effective learning environments
The greatest value of any educational experience lies in what you take away and actually use. This online seminar uses a collaborative environment to show you:
– How to structure a lesson plan as a flipped learning experience
– How to bring life to old lesson plans through flipping
– A selection of flipped techniques to apply to your own classes
– How to assess your skills to make the most of a flipped lesson plan
– How to introduce students to the flipped environment on the first day of class
– Recommended professional development opportunities for you and for others in your department who are interested in flipping
More information and to register: http://bit.ly/RSsZ6U

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