Flipping the Classroom

From the Global Digital Citizenship Foundation comes this blog post (August 2016) on the flipped classroom.  The post introduces four videos, as examples of how to video a lesson effectively, by commenting:

Looking for inspiration for your engaging flipped videos? We’ve chosen 3 prolific flipped video lecturers and examined their videos to see what it is that makes them awesome. We’ve also figured out how they do them! From the very simple to the most complex, these are flipped learning examples that stand out in our minds!”

https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/3-flipped-learning-examples

I like the commentary for each, noting techniques, the way the recording might impact on teaching and learning and the structure of the recording.

Professional Learning Communities

This post, Professional Learning Communities bring benefits for teachers, students from Education Dive K-12, made me reflect on professional learning communities. PLCs are not a new concept. Richard DuFour and his team were promoting the idea of professional learning communities in 2004, with three big ideas outlined in this article:

  1. Ensuring that students learn
  2. A culture of collaboration
  3. A focus on results

Professor Louise Stoll, University of London, worked with a team of Australian leaders, through AITSL to explore and share strategies for developing creative professional learning communities. These leaders participated in dialogue around the latest research focused on collaborative and creative professional learning and leadership.  Here are the series of three video clips from her workshops.