I’m leading a FlipCon 16 workshop on the topic of online organization and sharing with Cara Johnson this year in the morning and afternoon. We are expecting participants to come with questions, problems and solutions so that we can work together to create together. In other words, this is not a “sit and get” session or a talk.
Your Data, your Sharing, your Platform
What type of data are you looking to share and where are you looking to share it?
Ken has experience on various Learning Management System platforms including Moodle, Blackboard, Schoology. Even if I have not used your platform, I am a nerd and systems person and I installed and have maintained a Moodle install for my colleagues since about 2003. Throw any problem my way and we can work it out together.
The main data I share and the locales for that data are:
Mixed media content: My platform of choice is a blog and in particular WordPress (like this blog you are on now). You can use the free (or pay for extras) version at WordPress.com or use any of many hosting services to host your own blog using the open source WordPress.org software. If you want a recommendation of where to host, I highly recommend ReclaimHosting, they have excellent support and are educators that know what we need. Tell them Ken Bauer sent you.
I actually have this personal blog as well as various other blogs for each of my classes and projects that I participate on. I find WordPress extremely friendly and flexible in order to mold it to what I need it for.
Audio: I don’t share a lot of audio, but I have shared some on SoundCloud so you may want to look there as an option.
Code: I am a software engineer and teach undergraduate software engineering and programming so I highly recommend GitHub and they have education accounts and resources.
Every week at 5pm Pacific and 8pm Eastern (US time zones), we get together for a chat on Twitter using the #flipclass hashtag, please feel free to join us or just watch (get your toes wet) and go through your own crawl/walk/run stages at your own pace (shoutout to @NancyWhite for the crawl/walk/run).
I have recently been leading educators in professional development at my private university. Our campus is one campus in a university system composed of 32 campuses with approximately 8000 faculty and over 100,000 students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level. Much of our faculty training is top-down and difficult to navigate.
Over the past two years I have been planting my own style of courses to my colleagues. At first I offered local courses based on requests of my colleagues and have expanded my offer to purely online courses in an asynchronous format while keeping the social element high to foster engagement.
In this session, I plan to share my experiences as well as show feedback from my colleagues on my PD style.
Please watch the videos and include in the survey (see below) form your comments or questions about the experiences of teachers in my 2014 versions of a 5 week course giving an introduction to Flipped Classroom. Some videos may be in Spanish, feel free to skip through and watch whichever videos you like.
Current 2015 Course
Please review the current course (implemented in a Connected Courses format) and include in the survey (see below) form your comments or questions about this approach to PD
My goal as a facilitator of educational experiences is focused on creating a sharing culture where students not only take responsibility for their own educational pace but also contribute to the learning of their peers. The first half of this session is sharing the technology and techniques I use to foster this environment inside and outside of my classroom.
I view my main task as getting my students excited about learning computing science to increase their chances of a successful student and professional life. I still need to create formative and summative assessments to ensure they are prepared for the courses that follow. I use common tools as well as my own custom testing platform for in my courses. In the second half of this session, I will share those tools and experiences with the audience. The tools I use could be easily adapted to all levels and topics.
Please watch the videos and include in the survey (see below) form your comments or questions about my students’ experiences with a Flipped Mastery classroom.
Please fill out the survey if you plan to attend (or even if you don’t) my session at FlipCon15.