My takeaway from & give back to #educampsg
Posted April 4, 2015on:
After I present ideas that are old to me but new to an audience, I normally gain a new perspective when I have discussions and answer questions. I get to strengthen the pillars that hold good ideas up, remove weak structures, or test the ones I am not certain of.
My rehashed presentation of Righting the Wrong Flipping Ideas at the recent reboot of #educampsg was one such opportunity. I used the same slides but told the Plan B story that I opted not to use in London.
A result of trying something different was questions, comments, and other follow up that I did not get when I presented in London. Despite an active backchannel and an audience of almost 800 in London, I was provoked to think more about righting the wrongs of flipping by my audience of about 20 at #educampsg. I attribute this to a better informed audience and a more intimate group.
As a result of this, I am going to revisit my reflections on flipped learning over the next week. Since I am conducting a Flipped Primer workshop in another school next week, these blog entries can also be a fresh reference.
This is how I plan on giving back this week to those who generously asked questions and offered their views:
- Sunday: Flipping is a means to ends (not an end in itself)
- Monday: Making right the first wrong of flipping (not merely doing the same thing differently)
- Tuesday: Making right the second wrong of flipping (not reinventing bad homework)
- Wednesday: Making right the third wrong of flipping (not extending curriculum time at the expense of the learner’s time)
- Thursday: Revisiting why we should flip who creates content
- Friday: Revisiting why we should flip who teaches
- Saturday: Rising above and flipping for change
I might move things about a bit, combine ideas, leave them out, or interrupt the flow with something more current. But at least I have a plan.