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Flipping for Professional Learning

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Sunday, November 29, 11:30 am–12:20 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Steven Anderson  
Flipping the classroom is gaining in popularity. But what about with professional learning? Learn about the various ways you can apply the flipping methodology to meetings to provide more professional-learning time in your school and what technology can enhance the flipped professional-learning model.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Professional learning
Grade level: PK-12
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 Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills and pursue personalized professional learning.
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

• Examine the flipped learning methodology and how it applies to professional learning.
• Debate the merits of flipped learning in a professional learning context.
• Examine the tools used for flipping professional learning.


• Welcome (5 mins)
• What Is Flipped Learning, Really? (10 mins, Peer-To-Peer Interaction)
• Flipped and Professional Learning. How Does It Work? (10 mins, Peer-To-Peer Interaction)
• Tools For Flipped Professional Learning (20 mins-Hands-On Activity)
• All This Time. Now What? (10 mins, Peer-To-Peer Interaction)
• Wrap up (5 mins)

Supporting research

• Flipped Professional Development: An Innovation in Response to Teacher Insights (Hardin, Koppenhaver, 2016)

• The Flipped Side of Professional Learning

• Professional Development Gets Flipped

Flipping For Professional Learning

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