Diary of a Flipped PD: The Flips, Flops, and Fantastic

Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 34

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Poster]

Monday, June 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 34

Adrienne Smith  
We have flipped. We have sometimes flopped. And that's okay because we also experienced the fantastic. We'll share our encountered highs and lows as well as a step-by-step guide to creating engaging, interactive, and technology rich PD that will promote active learning with teachers.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Online professional learning
ISTE Standards: Coaches : Professional development and program evaluation
Coaches : Content knowledge and professional growth
Teachers : Engage in professional growth and leadership
Additional detail: Young Educator strand session

Digital tote resources

Description: Diary of a Flipped PD Handout
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

“We believed F2F time with tech experts should not be spent learning how to use tech. Instead it should be focused on the implementation of learning activities that are transformed by the integration of tech.” -Kristen Daniels, co-creator of FlippedPD.

This session documents the journey of a tech specialist’s quest to flip PD allowing herself to become what teachers needed most – an instructional technology coach. This put coaches next to teachers during the lesson planning process & throughout the implementation of a digital tool - leaving the instructional "how-to" of a tool to digital content that could be viewed on their own.

The session is two-fold as it is designed to (1) provide trial & error testimonials along with a (2) a step-by-step guide to creating an engaging, interactive & tech rich PD that will promote active learning with staff.

Participants will leave with digital tools for real-time collaboration, knowledge of how to gain teacher buy-in before the PD session, & more.


- trial & error testimonials
- Microsoft Office Mix

Supporting research

Kristen Daniels (co-creator of Flipped PD)

"Flipped Professional Development: An Innovation in Response to Teacher Insights" by Brooke Hardin & David Koppenhaver

"Flipping the Flip" by Patricia Gioffre Scott



Adrienne Smith, Pearland ISD

learning starts here

San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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