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Flip Your PD: Top Tips and Tools For Creating PD Videos

Location: W194b

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYOD

Wednesday, June 27, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: W194b

Nancye Blair Black  
A Flipped PD approach to professional development provides personalized, just-in-time teacher education that works! Make the most of your PD efforts by learning how to create and integrate powerful flipped PD videos from a nationally recognized trainer who will share her favorite strategies and tools.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Application options will be presented for Mac, PC, Chromebooks, and mobile devices.
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Professional learning models
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
  • Allocate time, resources and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Coaches, professional developers, and administrators can make the most of their professional development efforts through a Flipped PD approach. In this session, attendees will get a brief overview of effective Flipped PD strategies for providing personalized, just-in-time teacher education that works! Then, we'll dig deeper into ways to create customized teacher education videos to support your efforts. Attendees will learn about an effective 3 step creation process, 4 engaging content approaches, distribution strategies, and more than 10 unique digital video tools. Plus, they’ll get to learn from a nationally recognized trainer who will provide tips and tools that are so effective that the presenter used them to create a digital storytelling tutorial that's already garnered almost 200,000 views! Whether attendees flip all of their PD or use these strategies to enhance their current model, this session will have practical tips that can benefit their school or district! (The digital devices and tools mentioned are regularly being updated and will address various devices through a resource list of cross-platform software applications like Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Screen Chomp, Explain Everything, Tellagami, Quicktime, Screencast-o-matic, Jing, PowToon, EdPuzzle, H5P, etc.)


1. Welcome, including access to resources and backchannel (1 min). 2. Traditional PD vs Flipped PD, including attendee poll (5 min). 3. Flipped PD Approach Basics (5 min). 4. Finding and Creating Flipped PD Videos: Benefits, 3 Step process, 4 Engaging PD video approaches (with exemplars), over 10 unique digital video tools (with attendee exploration and crowdsourced sharing of discoveries), strategies for distribution (45 min). 5. Conclusion (4 min).

Supporting research

Evidence abounds for the effectiveness of personalized learning and coaching in adult learning and teacher education. A Flipped PD model shifts the focus away from a "sit and get" model of professional learning to an personalized, on-demand approach to knowledge acquisition that is complemented by coaching, teacher collaboration, feedback, and reflection to improve implementation and practice. Through the use of a Flipped PD models approach, converting substantial amounts of teacher education time into coaching and collaborative learning, teacher implementation of instructional strategies has the potential to be improved from 15% with traditional PD models to 85%. More research supporting such a shift can be found in ISTE Coaching Whitepaper: An example of a school's success in improving and personalizing teacher education with a flipped PD model can be found here:

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Nancye Blair Black, The Block Uncarved, LLC

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