Have you Flipped PD Lately?
In our monthly Intel Teach Live Webinars, we often "Flip" the Professional Development by having participants attend our live webinar with followup activities held here in the Engage Community. These experiences are fun, engaging and allow participants to receive high quality professional development centered around 21st century skills partnered with rich online sharing.
Thinking about your past webinar experiences, what were some benefits of learning in this format? Have you ever considered designing your own webinar? If so, what would be some key elements you would include? Would you have guest presenters or would you be the featured presenter? Who would your target audience be? What logistics/guidelines would you need to consider? Finally, think about if flipping professional development would have an impact on teaching and learning in your district?
Finally, think about if flipping professional development would have an impact on teaching and learning in your district?
I am participating in a Connected Coaching course and our facilitator asks us to do some reading and discussions before the webinars. This is another way to flip the professional learning. We do the learning exercises before the webinar and then are prepared for a very rich discussion.
Our facilitator always has an entry activity that gets us engaged using the whiteboard. We've pulled up chairs (icons), added logs to a fire, etc... She also incorporates lots of great Web 2.0 tools into the session. We leave and come back as necessary.
What other great ideas does everyone have to keep the audience engaged?
I think new webinar tools like Google Hangouts will make webinars an integral part of instructional programs. I'd like to see a webinar on webinars in K-12 classrooms. Is anyone now using webinars to deliver instruction (either as the primary source of instruction or to enhance )? Anyone up to participating a Google Hangout?
Tom, did you attend the google air/hangout about CloudLock? It was quite interesting and it was held using google air/hangout. It seemed to work quite well.
You asked about webinar tools. Right now we use adobe connect for our live and recorded webinars to enhance our courses as well as to keep that close connection with our teachers. It seems to work quite well. What do you use in New York?
Today, I'm attending the Edmodocon webinar/conference. It has been a great experience so far. It is not about Edmodo but educators are sharing a vast amount of different resources.