Morning Session: Flipping Your Staff Meeting
Develop the definition of a Flipped Staff Meeting, look at activities which work well presented through the Flipped model, and discover tools to implement.
- DO create videos for your staff to watch.
- DON'T record yourself talking for ten minutes. That's not innovative. Or creative. Recorded lecturing is just as boring as live lecturing.
- DO provide an agenda of bullet points to be covered.
- DON'T read directly from PowerPoint slides. Again, boring.
- DO make it fun. Add a soundtrack. Use a trailer template from iMovie. trailers. Go outside. Use PowToon. Personalize it. Put yourself in there.
- DON'T record yourself sitting in your office.
- DO offer questions and videos to review before the meeting and to be discussed during the meeting.
- A flipped meeting is NOT a substitute for a staff meeting so don't treat it like one. Be creative, be engaging, and have FUN!
- Oh, and podcasts are an option, too!
Afternoon Session: Online Assessments Toolkit
Want to truly prepare our students for the NGAs? Then start providing assignments and assessments that are "NGA-esque." While Eric Curts provided a literal plethora of helpful tools and resources today, here are my faves:
- Slideshow: "Creating Online Assessments with Google Forms" - Don't let the title fool you. View this slideshow to see some startling statistics about how students are faring on the NGAs and how they see things.
- Cool Tool: EdCite - This is THE tool I'll be sharing with our teachers. EdCite allows teachers to build NGA homework assignments on their own...and even allows them to pull from a vast library.