As I shared earlier, the SAACTE13 Workshop session (Saturday, November 9 in San Antonio, Texas for $20 at the door…register online at http://www.saacte.org) promises to be one of the most exciting workshops I have ever facilitated. I never would have tried this without Flipped Professional Development ideas in the back of my mind.
BEFORE THE WORKSHOP
The goal is to front-load the learning that would happen, typically in a keynote presentation that’s more how-to, hands-on, into a series of videos arranged around areas of high interest, such as Flipping the Writing Workshop or Creating an Online Writing Space, or Digital Storytelling with an iPad or Computer, and then planning out activities during the 1.5 hour time period. I am working on short slideshows made with Haiku Deck and/or Keynote depending on the topic.
Before the workshop, participants will watched the video, then complete a Watch-Summarize-Question GoogleForm that looks like the one below:
I’ll use the questions generated in the form to help people during the session, perhaps using FormEmailer to get easy feedback to each participant who asks the question.
DURING THE WORKSHOP
Participants who register ahead of schedule will have the choice of picking 1 of 7 different activities relevant to digitizing some aspect of the Writing Workshop. They can group together during the workshop session in small teams of 5 (or less) to work on a project. If everyone wants to do one mini-lesson, say Digital Storytelling, then that’s fine. The goal is to provide as much choice as possible to participants in the areas they feel they need the most support in when we’re together.
I have a total of 7 “FlippedPD” sessions in the works. For now, they look like this:
TURNING IN THEIR WORK
One of the decisions I made in arranging how session participants will turn in their project creations is by using Evernote Notebooks. Participants will receive an email address (my top secret Evernote email address) and append @saacte13 to the email. Of course, I have each activity going to its own notebook in Evernote.
END OF SESSION
At the end of the session, I’m asking participants to reflect as a group and then share that via a GoogleForm. I probably need better reflection questions and will need to come back to that at some point:
Again, this is the first time I’ve attempted FlippedPD at this level–with 7 preps!!!–so I’m hoping it all goes well. If you have suggestions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to share!
In the meantime, back to work!
Check out Miguel’s Workshop Materials online at http://mglearns.wikispaces.com