Next week I will be attending the NERALLT Fall Conference at St Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH The title of the conference is Flip, but Don’t Flop: Managing the Mix of In-Class and Online Language Learning.
In addition to attending, I have been asked to give the keynote at this event. A lovely honor, to be sure. But… I thought… wait?…a keynote at a meeting that is focusing on flipping? Doesn’t that seem out of place? Shouldn’t (gasp!) the keynote be flipped as well?
So, rather than doing the standard post-prandial Powerpoint palaver, and with the support of the NERALLT Board, I chose something a bit more challenging: I am going to flip the keynote.
Here are four resources (some text, some images, some video) that I would like to have the group review prior to this session. Participants should come ready to discuss these works and compare/contrast this information with their own experiences.
The EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms .pdf
—a good general overview of what some of the main points surrounding flipping
The Flipped Classroom Infographic
— a visual representation of what flipping looks like
The Pros and the Cons of Flipping
— EDUTOPIA weighs in on what works and what doesn’t work in flipping
A series of short videos about flipping by a teacher who flips her classroom
—Katie Gimbar, a high school math teacher, explains what she does in the classroom.
What are we Flipping To? — What’s the goal of what we are trying to do? How is flipping helping us get there?
During the face-to-face session we will create several smaller work groups. Each group will then work together on a series of questions related to the readings and focused on the L2 classroom reality.
Participants will be given ample time to ask questions of the facilitator, converse, share, create and ultimately report back to the larger group about their learning.
Have any thoughts, anecdotes, articles you think I should add to the list? Any comments about flipping in general? Feel free to add them here.
I’ll report back later and let you know how “the flip” went. 🙂