Flipping Over Science!
|Date:||April 26, 2012|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
Edmonton (Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
Who should attend
Secondary Science Teachers
About this learning opportunity
The "flipped" or "inverted" classroom is a student-centered design that organizes the flow of learning in a way that prepares students to meaningfully engage in classroom discussions, critical inquiry, hands-on investigations, individual or collaborative practice and other creative activities. It allows teachers to create personalized learning environments where students spend more of their class time on actively learning through meaningful and engaging tasks.
In this session, you will:
- Explore the key elements of the "flipped classroom" model
- Discuss how the "flipped" model can be used to re-structure classroom time to engage students in their own learning
- Explore a variety of technologies and tools that support the "flipped" model
- Identify and begin creating lessons using the flipped classroom structure
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.
About the facilitator(s)
Jane Diner has worked with Edmonton Public Schools (EPS) since 1992 teaching chemistry, biology and physics to junior and senior high students. Jane loves bringing technology into the classroom. Along with supporting science teaching at the high school level, Jane also supports teaching with technology and new teacher services. She is the first recipient of the Alberta AMGEN Excellence in Science Teaching Award and has been the EPSB Science Consultant since 2009.
Tracey Stock has worked with Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) since 1997 teaching biology, chemistry and general science to junior and senior high students. Tracey is passionate about student learning and student engagement. In her current role as science consultant, she supports science teachers implementing technology, new assessment practices and engaging teaching strategies. Tracey is also a co-writer of the locally developed course, Mythbusting Science.