Choose Your Own Adventure: Letting Go of Control in Real Time

Location: Room Stars Ballroom 3

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Interactive lecture]

Monday, June 26, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: Room Stars Ballroom 3

Aaron Sams  
Choose your own adventure during this session on personalized learning. Every few minutes, we'll take a vote on where the conversation will head next.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants will need a device to vote, but the voting platform will be usable by any device with an internet connection.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
ISTE Standards: Students : Creative communicator
Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Planned Outcomes:
-Participants will learn what personalized and individualized education is.
-Participants will experience personalized learning (to an extent).
-Participants will vote on where the presentation will go.
-Participants will experience a variety of ways to learn.


Depending on the votes, participants may experience:
-independent learning
-hands-on experiences
-direct instruction
-creative expression
-video instruction
-group discussions
-game based learning
-inquiry learning

Supporting research

Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, ISTE (2012)



Aaron Sams, Saint Vincent College

Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000. He operates Sams Learning Designs, is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College, and is an advisor to TED-Ed. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Aaron has co-authored seven books on the Flipped Classroom concept. Aaron is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and has trained thousands of educators to integrate technology with sound pedagogy. He is a lifelong learner, reader, and maker. He holds both a B.S. in Biochemistry, an M.A.Ed. from Biola University, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Texas Tech.

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June 25-28, 2017

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