I love the flip. I do. And I realize by saying this I’m making a controversial statement. I believe if used judiciously, in the right context, the flip can free up valuable class time and provide the background knowledge that is fundamental for students to then go forward and wrestle with higher order thinking. Bottom line: it’s not always the right instructional choice, it’s only one tool in our educational repertoire. But it can be a powerful one.
Our faculty has been very active throughout the year implementing innovative teaching strategies and creating engaging projects that fit their IP21 (Individual Plan for 21st Century Teaching and Learning) professional goals.These goals are not mandated by the administration but selected by each teacher. Giving ownership to teachers to design their professional growth makes these goals relevant and meaningful to our teaching practice. So why not apply this same PD approach to designing our Professional Learning Day?