Presentation Title

Breaking Down Silos Through a Flipped Learning CoP

Streaming Media

Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

A small group of impassioned Hobart & William Smith staff and faculty have been meeting for three semesters in a new Community of Practice to understand what flipped learning is, network with faculty at other institutions, interrogate newly released standards, and share explorations within their own classes. Recognizing close alignment between flipped learning and the campus curriculum, formal outcomes have been established to strategically engage the campus further. This presentation will outline the process we took to evolve our own understanding of flipped learning, and offer practical suggestions for starting a flipped learning community of practice at your own campus.

Start Date

5-23-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

5-23-2019 10:15 AM

Description

Framework. For almost a decade, I've been on a journey to understand what the flipped model is and most recently, how Instructional Technologists can support teachers who are implementing this model in classrooms. After my own successes and failures with the flipped model, I sought out professional certifications through Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) in 2017 and completed their professional development program to serve as an International Faculty Member. During that year I had the privilege of collaborating globally and contributing to International Standards for Flipped Training. (FLGI Flipped Training Standards; Global Council of Peers). The experience of talking with flipped educators around the world, helped me see parallels with our own faculty needs at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I felt impassioned to bring together individuals on our own campus to share successes and challenges through a local Community of Practice (CoP).

Since that time a small group of impassioned staff and faculty have been meeting for three semesters to understand what flipped learning is, network with faculty at other institutions, interrogate newly released standards, and share explorations within their own classes. Finding value in these collaborations, and recognizing close alignment between flipped learning and the campus curriculum, formal outcomes have been established to strategically engage the campus further.

While flipped learning enables close faculty-student interactions through its student-centered pedagogy, implementation is not always easy. Sharing resources, current research, challenges, and triumphs is critical to the successful adoption of flipped learning.

The goal of this presentation is to outline the process we took to evolve our own understanding of flipped learning, and offer practical suggestions to the broader community for starting their own flipped learning CoP.

Outcomes. Participants who attend this presentation will leave with access to a document outlining seven practical suggestions for starting a flipped CoP that includes a list of online resources, as well as contact information to collaborate with our CoP.

Outline. As participants arrive, a poll will be open to share the adoption level of flipped learning within their organization. Participants will be encouraged to turn to a peer, share their answer and compare findings. The session will begin with an introduction to set the stage for context of how our Community of Practice began. What we’ve learned and what we have yet to learn will be highlighted through practical suggestions for getting started. An opportunity will be provided for questions and further sharing.

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May 23rd, 9:00 AM May 23rd, 10:15 AM

Breaking Down Silos Through a Flipped Learning CoP

A small group of impassioned Hobart & William Smith staff and faculty have been meeting for three semesters in a new Community of Practice to understand what flipped learning is, network with faculty at other institutions, interrogate newly released standards, and share explorations within their own classes. Recognizing close alignment between flipped learning and the campus curriculum, formal outcomes have been established to strategically engage the campus further. This presentation will outline the process we took to evolve our own understanding of flipped learning, and offer practical suggestions for starting a flipped learning community of practice at your own campus.