Presented by: Andrew Douch
Event Information: 6 PD Hours
In bygone days, students had to be in a classroom to learn. That is where the teacher was, that is where the books were. The only time a teacher had to explain concepts to his students was when all together in the classroom. Accordingly, certain types of learning activity were conducted in the classroom, and other types were set as homework.
But the constraints on which the current model were based are no longer real. Any student with a computer or smartphone now has access to the same pool of information as their teacher. Likewise, teachers and students can now communicate about the learning, using simple, free tools at any time whether in the classroom or out. This profound change in when and where we access information and communicate, gives us the exciting opportunity to decide afresh which learning activities will be most beneficial if assigned for "homework" and which are most beneficial in class time.
In this workshop, Andrew will explain the "flipped classroom" model. In this model, students listen to their teacher's explanations and participate in online discussions at any time of day or night (instead of completing "homework"). This frees up more class time for learning activities infused with human interaction. The result is a class of students that is more connected; more collaborative; more human.
One focus of this workshop will be on simple, effective tools for communicating via podcasts, screencasts, vodcasts, and social media. But a second, equally important focus will be on the effective use of the class time that is made available.
It is expected that all participants in this workshop bring their own PC or Mac laptop, and have the authority to install software on it.
|Friday February 19th, 2016|
|9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)|
Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen St, Melbourne
|For Primary and Secondary Teacher and Teacher Aides All Year Levels|
About the Presenter
Andrew Douch is an independent education consultant and a teacher with 22 years classroom experience. Andrew began "flipping" his classroom back in 2005, long before the term "flipped classroom" was coined.
His use of educational technology, including those used to flip his classes, has won him numerous awards, including an Australian Government Award for Quality Schooling, the Victorian Education Excellence Award for Curriculum Innovation, the Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teacher of the Year and an IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Award.
His mantra is "You don't need to be very good with technology to do very good things with technology". Andrew's message is that in the second decade, teachers no longer need to be "tech-savvy" to transform their classrooms into thriving, connected, learning communities. Rather they need a willingness to question their 20th Century paradigms and rethink their roles as educators in a world where information is available on-demand and communication is instantaneous.
Do you own a Mac Computer? Check out this workshop by Andrew Douch.