Today was a day filled with #STEM and #coding at #EdutechAU Masterclass.
Participants explored how STEM can engage and challenge students while implementing the Australian Curriculum (Science, Mathematics and Technologies).
The days was a ‘hands on’ approach with participants applying a design thinking approach to robotics, programming and STEM, examining related concepts to adapt and implement in their context.
See some below some of the resources and sharing from the day.
— Michael (@brbcycling) June 1, 2016
— Julia Boulton (julia_boulton) June 1, 2016
DESIGN THINKING AND CHALLENGES
Ideas in the making…. Just some thoughts
- Significant Challenges Impeding K-12 Ed Tech Adoption
- Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive
- Complex Thinking and Communication
- Integrating Personalized Learning
- Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve
- Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities
PS: This week I visited PIMPAMA STATE SECONDARY COLLEGE and saw their design thinking in action. Looking forward to seeing the next stage of their journey.
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FLIPPED LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In my twitter feed this morning, I came across this tweet about flipped learning for professional learning. This has great potential but obviously required innovative thinking and ability to adapt. I believe that this concept would be embraced by teachers!
— Tom Hopper (@7thGradeCMS) April 25, 2013
FYI – Flipped learning is not just about videos
My reflections on flipping the classroom
- Flipped learning requires intentional content
- Need to evaluate the content being taught
- Consider what needs to teacher directed and what can be student driven
- Need to change the culture of what is learning
- Does NOT have to be solely video delivery
- Requires flexibility, ability to be adaptive and access to resources
- Need to consider a variety of approaches (situational)
- Use the KISS principle – KEEP IT SHORT (rather than simple) in order to engage
Flipping Professional Development: No teacher bored in the background
DIGGO LINKS – FLIPPED LEARNING
The term Flipped Classroom has been a buzz word in education circles for a few years.
The potential for improving classroom practice and engagement is partly why there are many innovative teachers adopting these methods into their classroom practice.
See the links to resources to support your exploration.There are many examples of this being done successfully (with documentation of these journeys).
JSSALC diggo links Flipped Learning
21stedtech has an excellent collection of resources (research and practical examples).
Additionally, an infographic (for those who learn visually) explains the concept and impact succinctly. The statistics on improved student learning are mind blowing.
If you would like to try this with your class please let me know. Happy to support.