Sunday, October 25, 2015

Flip Your Classroom Book Study


Interested in Flipped Learning?

On September 25th, MSD of Steuben County hosted an all day training and collaboration on the topic of using video to leverage learning at all grade levels. I left a survey for staff to indicate the level of learning that took place, and also an opportunity consider participating in a book study on Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. The response was incredible as we had over 50 percent of the staff vote that they were interested!

My dilemma is that I can't provide enough books for everyone at MSDSC to participate. I only have 20 books at the moment and have the hopes to be able to have more opportunities to run this book study again in the future. So please only indicate that you want to participate if you are going to read the entire book and participate in the discussion.

So if you are in the midst of a flipped model or are contemplating it, this book study is for you. For teachers that have students that are not taking devices home, this book study would still be beneficial if you really want to utilize video in the classroom. Either way, I'm excited for the opportunity to run this book study. What is especially exciting is that author, Jonathan Bergmann, has agreed to participate in a Skype/Google Hangout session with my MSDSC staff. I will be arranging that date in the near future!

The Plan

I will be using my blog for this book study. All posts in relation to Flip Your Classroom will be labeled as such. You just need to click on the image of the book on the right side of my blog. The book is linked to all posts labeled according to the book title. This will aggregate the conversation into one page.

Find the Conversation!

Once a week I will post a question or two in reference to the chapters read. To respond, you leave your answer in the comments box below the post. If there are no comments, you will click on "no comments." If you do not want to make an initial comment, you could also reply to someone else's comment.

Where to Comment

If you are not an MSDSC employee and you still want to participate, please feel free! I'd love to have more input from friends outside of my school district. However, I will not be able to provide you with a book. You can purchase a new or used copy from Amazon for a reasonable price.

The Form

If you want to participate, please fill out the form below. I look forward to collaborating with you. We will begin the book study by reading the first three chapters during the week of November 15-21.