Looking back at what the FlipTech 2020 presenters had to teach us this past summer and applying it to the rest of 2020 and beyond.
In mid-July The Flipped Learning Network hosted an fully online conference. Presenters were gathered from around the world and submitted short presentations to be viewed prior to the live discussion portion of the event. The basic idea was to find a way to share “What works in 2020” with as many people as possible within the pandemic environment. What was supposed to have been a small gathering of educators sharing and discussing turned into a 5 day marathon of professional development and free flow of ideas. This series takes a look back at the presentations and some of the conversations from #FlipTech2020.
Meet the Presenter:
I can’t think of a better place or person to kick things off than Gerry Marchand. Gerry is a long time flipper and has been doing truly blended learning at Huntley High School for years before the pandemic introduced it to the rest of us. Gerry was a co-founder of the Illinois Flipped & Blended Learning Network and has been a pioneer in the implementation of blended learning at the high school level in public educaiton.
Check out the session description.
Then watch the 5 minute Pre-work presentation
Then if you wish you can watch the full 1 hour discussion and panel from FlipTech2020 including three guest panelists consisting of Gerry’s former students giving their opinions and personal thoughts on the process.
Blended Mastery Learning
Gerry Marchand Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter handle: @gm8585
Our students live in an on-demand world. Why not provide them with an on-demand education? Participants in this workshop will be able to transform their existing classes or school (regardless of subject or grade level) into a very personalized learning experience for their students using a mastery-based approach that allows for maximum student choice and helps build excellent relationships. Students experiencing a transparent mastery-based learning model receive clear learning targets, learn at their own pace, and get one-on-one attention whenever they need it (in class or even at home in their pajamas). Students demonstrate mastery of the curriculum through a series of formative assessments before they qualify to complete a summative assessment. Built in RtI methods enable the teacher and student to work through a seamless remediation process when necessary.
Presentation: Main Video
1 hour Discussion & Panel
Does this sound like something that you might be interested in developing a presentation for? Here (potentially) is your chance. The FLN is considering a spring 2021 version of FlipTech and a little further into this series we may be opening an opportunity for you to participate. For now read, view, and enjoy the articles in this series with an eye to how you might participate later this spring or summer.