How to Flip Professional Learning
Flipped Classrooms have been a buzzword in education for a few years, however many are making the case for how Flipped Professional Learning can prove beneficial for educators at all levels.
Why Flip Professional Learning?
This week's theme: Flipped Professional Learning
Flipping your Professional Learning provides flexibility for adults as learners. eLearning Industry states that not only do adult learners benefit from self-directed learning, but from life experience as well. The articles mentioned in the next section continue to build a case for the benefits of flipped PL.
If you are interested in creating or participating in Flipped Professional Learning, take a look at the following articles. Each outlines specific steps you can take to create a new PL experience.
Flipped PD Planning
"Steps to Help Teachers Create Their Own PL" via Teach Thought
"The Flip Side of Professional Development" via EdSurge
"We Flipped Professional Developlent and Our Teachers Loved It" via eSchool News
Believe it or not, Twitter offers many great opportunities to learn outside of your school or our District. You can follow thought leaders in K-12 education or read through/participate in Twitter chats by following key hashtags.
People to follow on Twitter:
"10 Educators You Should Follow on Twitter ..." via Teach Thought
"100+ Education Twitter Accounts to Follow" via Getting Smart
"The Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Education" via Teach Thought
Twitter: DIY Professional Learning
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Expand Your Exposure via Blogs
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Consider modeling a new tool while making your announcements or Professional Learning offerings into an interactive video. Touchcast (iPad app) allows you to record video and easily embed documents, links, maps, other videos, and with which your viewer can interact.
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We know that blogs are a worthwhile tool to communicate from our classrooms to parents at home. Did you know that blogs can also broaden your exposure to teaching strategies and even replace staff emails?
Other ways to use blogs at your school:
Principals, create a staff blog to share announcements in lieu of email.
Top Education Blogs (to read):
"Top 14 Teacher Blogs" via Scholastic
"52 Education Blogs You Should Follow" via Teach Thought
Interact through Video with Touchcast
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