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Personalized Perspectives on Creating Equitable Digital Learning Experiences for Teachers and Students

[Engage and connect : Meeting]

Monday, June 27, 5:30–6:45 pm
CCC 505

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Whether you are looking for equitable solutions for low-access or high-access schools, join us for an engaging experience of interactive and collaborative learning centered on equitable personalized learning for teachers and students. Come learn and share from your unique perspective with the Digital Equity PLN!

Additional detail: ISTE Professional Learning Network pick

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Digital equity is a very large challenge when working in a Title One school. Many students are the required access in addition to a home life that is conducive to learning. The In-Class flip eliminates the need for students to have consistent access outside of the school.

The session will focus on the following objectives:
Objective 1 - Understand the basic concept of the flipped classroom and how it benefits students.
Objective 2 - Learn how to use the flip class model when home access is a problem.
Objective 3 - Determine tools that can be used to effectively use the flip class model.
Objective 4 - Explore methods that allow students to become responsible for their own learning in addition to becoming content creators based on the additional time provided from utilizing the flip class model


1. Introducing the Flipped Classroom

2. An Introduction to the In Class Flip and Examples

3. After the Flip - What Happens Next?

Throughout the presentation, participants will participate through peer-to-peer interaction (turn and talk), Poll Everywhere, and a backchannel.

Supporting research

The Flipped Classroom: A Survey of the Research -

The flipped classroom: An opportunity to engage millennial students through active learning strategies -

Case Studies and the Flipped Classroom -

Flipped Learning Network -



favorites Patricia Brown, Old Bonhomme School

Patricia Brown is a Technology Integration coach. She has over 15 years experience in education. She breaks down traditional classroom walls by creating a culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, communication, and authentic learning. She is an award winning educator, blogger, and presenter, and was recently selected as a 2015 PBS Lead Learning Media Digital Innovator. She is a Google Certified Trainer, Common Sense & Graphite Certified, Discovery Education DEN Star, Edmodo Ambassador, and a columnist for Edsurge. In 2006, she was honored as Teacher of The Year. She is passionate about being a connected educator, and empowering teachers and students.

favorites Dr. Nicol Howard, University of Redlands

Nicol R. Howard, PhD has had the pleasure of serving as an educator in various capacities over the past years 12 years. Nicol is currently a program specialist (Personalized/Blended Learning) in the Learning Innovation with Technology department within the Santa Ana Unified School District. She is also an Adjunct Professor and teaches multiple courses in teacher education, educational technology, learning theories, and research methods at Chapman University. Her research interests are related to effective technology-use in education and equity issues in STEM Education. Connect with Nicol on Twitter @nicolrhoward or through her website at

favorites Carla Jefferson, Darlington County School District

Carla Jefferson is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Darlington County School District. Her passion for technology and teaching has led her on the journey to assist her district in making the digital transformation. A former teacher, curriculum facilitator, and school level administrator, Carla's goal is to level the playing field for all children through the use of technology. You can read her sporadic thoughts at Teach.Tech.Love ( To get a glimpse of the DCSD Digital Transformation Initiative, search for #dcsdtransforms

favorites Regina Schaffer, Bayview Elementary

Regina Schaffer is a Technology Specialist for the Middletown Township School District. Her passion for integrating technology in learning for students has been an integral part of her evolution as a modern educator. She is an advocate for using technology to bridge the gaps that exist for many of our nation’s students. Regina was recently selected as a National School Board Association's 20toWatch, as well as a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Common Sense Media Certified Teacher, Discovery Education DEN Star, Remind Connected Educator and a Brainpop Connected Educator. Connect with Regina at @reginaschaffer.

favorites Sarah-Jane Thomas, Prince Georges County Public Schools

favorites Shana White, Creekland Middle School

Shana is a veteran educator of twelve years serving in both public and private school during her career. She is currently a local school technology coordinator at Creekland Middle School in Gwinnett County Public School as well as an adjunct teacher for Georgia Virtual School. Shana received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She earned her M.S. in Physical Education with a coaching leadership concentration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Shana will graduate with her Ed.S in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA July 2016.