Ask the FLN Podcast Episode 028 – Troy Cockrum

--Originally published at Ask the Flipped Learning Network

Show Notes

In this episode Ken joins Troy Cockrum to discuss blended learning, vlogging, student video  creation, podcasting and what he is up to lately. Troy was the original host of The Flipped Learning Podcast (produced audio archives and YouTube channel) and produced 142+ episodes and then rebooted itself for another 17 episodes with a new name of Flipped Learning Remixed. Most of the episodes featured Troy’s co-host Joan Brown. Troy is a published author of two of his own books as well as chapters in other books on flipped learning. Links in the notes below.

Troy was one of my first contacts in the flipped learning community, is a such a generous colleague and I owe so much to him and others who welcomed me into this community. I even joined Troy and Joan on episode 93 of their podcast back in 2014 after I attended FlipCon14 in Mars, PA, USA.

This episode was recorded on January 22, 2019. If you would like to support The Flipped Learning Network which is a not-for-profit, we have added a full selection below.

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About our Guest

From Troy’s website about page:

Troy Cockrum provides innovative presentations through keynotes, featured sessions at conferences, and school-based training. See a list of customizable presentations here.
He is the Instructional Technology Director for a high school in Indiana. Formerly, he was the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis.  Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher, Yearbook Adviser, Musical Director, and Speech Team coach.

He is the author of “Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners” and specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom.  He has successfully infused technology into his Language Arts Curriculum and has presented and trained others across the country on doing the same.  He is a recognized leader in the Flipped Class movement.
In July of 2011, Mr. Cockrum was selected to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Seattle where he became a Google Certified Teacher.  In 2013, he was a recipient of the Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University recognizing innovative ways to use inquiry and technology in the classroom.  In 2015, he was selected as one of only 28 educators to be part of NASA’s Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Program and got to fly in the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.


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I’ve been personally negligent in not pursuing an option to improve accessibility with transcripts of the show. I see the work that Bonni Stachowiak has done with her “Teaching in Higher Ed” podcast as well as the work of Deepak Shenoy on his podcast “Open Education Rising”. The trick here is cost and I don’t know the solution just yet. Producing about 90 minutes of podcasts per month would require about USD$100 per month. We would love to have a sponsor for that or perhaps link that as one of our goals on our Patreon Page.

Podcasters and Guests

We now have a stable crew of two podcast hosts with Matthew Moore and myself Ken Bauer producing episodes for the Flipped Learning Network. Lately Matthew has been busy with his own podcast “The Teachers Lounge” which is also hosted here at the Flipped Learning Network. You should check out that podcast as well. I hope to personally keep a bi-weekly schedule going forward.

If you would like to join us as a guest on the podcast or would like to suggest someone to be a guest, please contact either Matthew or myself via Twitter.

I would also like to remind everyone that anyone contributing to the community that is the Flipped Learning Network actually *is* part of the Flipped Learning Network. We are a community and grow together by pooling our resources. See how you can contribute to this community through contributing blog posts, joining us on this podcast as well as participating in our Slack community.

Ken’s Take

I really love to reach out to educators whom I don’t yet know but must admit that sitting down to chat with an “old friend” is comfortable and comforting.

I thought that Troy’s point where he discussed that sharing with educators at a national (or international) level is a very important practice (and reward). Sharing locally is very important and we should do that but comparing our practice to those from other locales and disciplines is excellent for our growth.



Music Credit

The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

Podcast Logo Credit

The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.

Featured Image Credit

Photo of Troy Cockrum, all rights Troy Cockrum

Photo of Troy Cockrum, all rights reserved by Troy Cockrum.

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