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“Flipping” Educational             Technology PD for             K-12 Educators                  Dan Spencer              ...
Thursday, April 4, 13   2
Thank You’s                 Merle                 Margaret                 My Wife RachelThursday, April 4, 13             3
Michigan Center HS           Chemistry/Physics Teacher           2004-2011           Jackson County ISD           Educatio...
Why Research PD?Thursday, April 4, 13         5
“Can you come in and show           my teachers how to use           Microsoft Office?”           [Local principal, one wee...
Take what I did in my            chemistry classroom and           apply it towards Professional                    Develo...
Thursday, April 4, 13   8
Layered Curriculum (2006)                 Choices = Ownership                 “You Choose” AssignmentsThursday, April 4, 1...
Flipped Classroom (2008)                 What is the best use of class time?                 Content available 24/7       ...
Project Based Learning (2010)                 Real world applications to classroom problemsThursday, April 4, 13          ...
. . . but what does this have           to do with PD?Thursday, April 4, 13                      12
Emphasis on Demonstrating           Understanding                 Common Core State Standards                 Next Generat...
Put teachers in a PD                        situation and we become                               our students.Thursday, A...
Thursday, April 4, 13   15
Teacher Survey Results                                            Jackson County Teacher Feedback                        A...
Free Response Results                              Category                      % Mentioned                    “It didn’t...
“It’s ineffective when I                 leaving feeling I can’t use it                       in my classroom”Thursday, Ap...
Hypothesis                 By shifting from a trainer-centered model                 of PD to a leaner-centered model,    ...
Research Based on the           Work of:                 Dr. Malcolm Knowles (Adult Learner Theory)                 Dr. Pu...
The Adult Learner                 Dr. Malcolm Knowles                        The Adult Learner: A Neglected Species (1990)...
Andragogy and the Adult Learner                                    Six Assumptions About Adult Learners:                  ...
TPACK                 Dr. Punya Mishra                        What Happens When Teachers Design Educational               ...
Dr. Punya MishraThursday, April 4, 13         24
Learning Activities                 Dr. Judy Harris                        Instructional Planning Activities Types as Vehi...
Flipped Classroom                 Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams                        Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student...
Most effective use of face-to-                                                  face time                                 ...
Dr. Ramsey MusallamThursday, April 4, 13        28
Learner-Centered PD                 Focus on classroom application                 Choices                 At their pace a...
“Can you do a training on                         PowerPoint?”Thursday, April 4, 13                           30
Instead . . .                 Pedagogical Focus - Creating engaging presentations                        Examples/Feedback...
Example                 Demo TED-Ed video                        Content videos and formative assessment?                 ...
“Flipping” PD ProjectThursday, April 4, 13              33
Demographics               • 70 K-12 TeachersThursday, April 4, 13                  34
Demographics               • Teacher BackgroundThursday, April 4, 13                  35
Demographics               • Training SettingsThursday, April 4, 13                   36
Training Topics                 Cell Phones (1)                 iPads (1)                 Screencasting (1)               ...
Pre-survey vs. Overall Post-           Training Feedback                                                                  ...
A Comparison                 Screencasting and the Flipped Classroom                 Trainings:                        Pin...
Pinconning Schools Training                 Two hours                 Computers weren’t working - Discussion and Demo     ...
Detroit School of Arts Training                 Two hours                 Project: Create a two minute screencast tutorial...
Jackson County ISD Training                 Screencasting and the Flipped Classroom                        Two Full Days  ...
Jackson County ISD Training                                                            “Flipped” PD Survey Results        ...
Comparing Training Results                 “This Was An Effective Use Of My Time”                                         ...
Comparing Training Results                  “I Can Use What I Learned Right Away”                                         ...
Conclusion                 The data suggests that teachers involved in “learner-                 centered” PD are more con...
Discussion                 Yes, they are more confident, but is it really making an                 impact in student learn...
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Flipping Educational Technology PD for K-12 Educators

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My Masters thesis defense on the effectiveness of flipped PD for educational technology trainings. Given August 2012 at Michigan State University.

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Flipping Educational Technology PD for K-12 Educators

  1. 1. “Flipping” Educational Technology PD for K-12 Educators Dan Spencer MSU DSME Thesis DefenseThursday, April 4, 13 1
  2. 2. Thursday, April 4, 13 2
  3. 3. Thank You’s Merle Margaret My Wife RachelThursday, April 4, 13 3
  4. 4. Michigan Center HS Chemistry/Physics Teacher 2004-2011 Jackson County ISD Educational Technology Coordinator 2011-PresentThursday, April 4, 13 4
  5. 5. Why Research PD?Thursday, April 4, 13 5
  6. 6. “Can you come in and show my teachers how to use Microsoft Office?” [Local principal, one week before school started]Thursday, April 4, 13 6
  7. 7. Take what I did in my chemistry classroom and apply it towards Professional DevelopmentThursday, April 4, 13 7
  8. 8. Thursday, April 4, 13 8
  9. 9. Layered Curriculum (2006) Choices = Ownership “You Choose” AssignmentsThursday, April 4, 13 9
  10. 10. Flipped Classroom (2008) What is the best use of class time? Content available 24/7 I’m available when they need me the most Learn at your own paceThursday, April 4, 13 10
  11. 11. Project Based Learning (2010) Real world applications to classroom problemsThursday, April 4, 13 11
  12. 12. . . . but what does this have to do with PD?Thursday, April 4, 13 12
  13. 13. Emphasis on Demonstrating Understanding Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)Thursday, April 4, 13 13
  14. 14. Put teachers in a PD situation and we become our students.Thursday, April 4, 13 14
  15. 15. Thursday, April 4, 13 15
  16. 16. Teacher Survey Results Jackson County Teacher Feedback Appropriate Training Time 46% Learned More Than I Knew Before 53% Practiced Using the Technology 51% Knew Where to Go With Questions 51% Effective Use of My Time 42% Able to Use Right Away 36% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%Thursday, April 4, 13 16
  17. 17. Free Response Results Category % Mentioned “It didn’t apply to my classroom” 36% “Didn’t get to try it” 24% “But how do I use it in my teaching?” 11% “I already knew it” . . . “I was lost” 11%Thursday, April 4, 13 17
  18. 18. “It’s ineffective when I leaving feeling I can’t use it in my classroom”Thursday, April 4, 13 18
  19. 19. Hypothesis By shifting from a trainer-centered model of PD to a leaner-centered model, participants (teachers) will be more confident to try using the tool in their teaching.Thursday, April 4, 13 19
  20. 20. Research Based on the Work of: Dr. Malcolm Knowles (Adult Learner Theory) Dr. Punya Mishra (TPACK) Dr. Judy Harris (Learning Activities) Jonathon Bergmann, Aaron Sams, and Dr. Ramsey Musallam (Flipped Classroom)Thursday, April 4, 13 20
  21. 21. The Adult Learner Dr. Malcolm Knowles The Adult Learner: A Neglected Species (1990) Andragogy in Action: Applying Modern Principles of Adult Education (1984)Thursday, April 4, 13 21
  22. 22. Andragogy and the Adult Learner Six Assumptions About Adult Learners: Need to Know Self Directed Learning Personal Experience Direction and Support Experiential Learning Dr. Malcolm Knowles Intrinsically motivated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLoPiHUZbEwThursday, April 4, 13 22
  23. 23. TPACK Dr. Punya Mishra What Happens When Teachers Design Educational Technology? A Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (2005) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Framework for Teacher Knowledge (2006)Thursday, April 4, 13 23
  24. 24. Dr. Punya MishraThursday, April 4, 13 24
  25. 25. Learning Activities Dr. Judy Harris Instructional Planning Activities Types as Vehicles for Curriculum-Based TPACK Development (2009) Teacher’s Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Learning Activity Types (2009) TPACK in Action: A Descriptive Study of Secondary Teachers’ Curriculum-Based, Technology-Related Instructional Planning (2011)Thursday, April 4, 13 25
  26. 26. Flipped Classroom Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day (2012) Dr. Ramsey Musallam Explore-Flip-Apply (2012)Thursday, April 4, 13 26
  27. 27. Most effective use of face-to- face time Accessible content Aaron Sams and Jonathon Bergmann At their own paceThursday, April 4, 13 27
  28. 28. Dr. Ramsey MusallamThursday, April 4, 13 28
  29. 29. Learner-Centered PD Focus on classroom application Choices At their pace and access to content Learn by doing projectsThursday, April 4, 13 29
  30. 30. “Can you do a training on PowerPoint?”Thursday, April 4, 13 30
  31. 31. Instead . . . Pedagogical Focus - Creating engaging presentations Examples/Feedback before and during training Choice of Tools (PPT, Google Pres., or Prezi) How-to screencasts and other resources “Learn by Doing” project(s)Thursday, April 4, 13 31
  32. 32. Example Demo TED-Ed video Content videos and formative assessment? Choices: TED-Ed or pen.io How-to screencasts Create a TED-Ed video of your own https://sites.google.com/site/fcpdexample/Thursday, April 4, 13 32
  33. 33. “Flipping” PD ProjectThursday, April 4, 13 33
  34. 34. Demographics • 70 K-12 TeachersThursday, April 4, 13 34
  35. 35. Demographics • Teacher BackgroundThursday, April 4, 13 35
  36. 36. Demographics • Training SettingsThursday, April 4, 13 36
  37. 37. Training Topics Cell Phones (1) iPads (1) Screencasting (1) Flipped Classroom (3)Thursday, April 4, 13 37
  38. 38. Pre-survey vs. Overall Post- Training Feedback 46% Appropriate Training Time 67% 53% Learned More Than I Knew Before 84% Practiced Using the Technology 51% 84% 51% Knew Where to Go With Questions 86% 42% Effective Use of My Time 93% 36% Able to Use Right Away 67% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Pre Survey Post TrainingThursday, April 4, 13 38
  39. 39. A Comparison Screencasting and the Flipped Classroom Trainings: Pinconning Schools Detroit School of Arts Jackson County ISDThursday, April 4, 13 39
  40. 40. Pinconning Schools Training Two hours Computers weren’t working - Discussion and Demo Only Effective Use of My Time 42% 81% 36% Able to Use Right Away 31% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Pre Survey PinconningThursday, April 4, 13 40
  41. 41. Detroit School of Arts Training Two hours Project: Create a two minute screencast tutorial for a subject you will teach next year using the program of your choice. Effective Use of My Time 42% 89% Able to Use Right Away 36% 56% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Pre Survey Detroit Academy of ArtsThursday, April 4, 13 41
  42. 42. Jackson County ISD Training Screencasting and the Flipped Classroom Two Full Days Project 1: Create a two minute screencast tutorial Project 2: Using the screencast from P1, create a TED-Ed lesson or pen.io page Project 3: Link the tutorial, TED-Ed lesson, or pen.io page to your classroom LMS, web page, blog, or wiki.Thursday, April 4, 13 42
  43. 43. Jackson County ISD Training “Flipped” PD Survey Results 42% Effective Use of My Time 95% 36% Able to Use Right Away 89% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Pre Survey Jackson County ISDThursday, April 4, 13 43
  44. 44. Comparing Training Results “This Was An Effective Use Of My Time” “Flipped” PD Survey Responses 42% Pre Survey 81% Pinconning Detroit Academy of Arts Jackson County ISD 89% 95% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%Thursday, April 4, 13 44
  45. 45. Comparing Training Results “I Can Use What I Learned Right Away” “Flipped” PD Survey Responses 36% 31% Pre Survey Pinconning Detroit Academy of Arts Jackson County ISD 56% 89% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%Thursday, April 4, 13 45
  46. 46. Conclusion The data suggests that teachers involved in “learner- centered” PD are more confident to try the tools they learned about in their teaching.Thursday, April 4, 13 46
  47. 47. Discussion Yes, they are more confident, but is it really making an impact in student learning? PD Models That Work: Showers and Joyce Kristin Daniels and Wayne Feller, Stillwater MN - flippedpd.orgThursday, April 4, 13 47

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