An Open and Connected Course for Faculty Development

Unit 3 - Intentional Content

Remember: English or Spanish is fine on all submissions.

Post your submissions to your own blog and upload your YouTube video. We recommend that you advertised your posts via Twitter with the hashtag #openflip and place a comment at the bottom of this page to generate traffic to your content.

Intentional Content

Remember: English or Spanish is fine on all submissions.

Now for the topic: Pillar of Flipping - Intentional Content

Flipped Learning Educators continually think about how they can
use the Flipped Learning model to help students develop conceptual
understanding, as well as procedural fluency. They determine what
they need to teach and what materials students should explore on their
own. Educators use Intentional Content to maximize classroom time in
order to adopt methods of student-centered, active learning
strategies, depending on grade level and subject matter.

Consider your current status on thoughts on the following three statements:

  • I prioritize concepts used in direct instruction for learners to access on their own.
  • I create and/or curate relevant content (typically videos) for my students.
  • I differentiate to make content accessible and relevant to all students.

Resources

  • http://flippedclass.com/five-mistakes-to-avoid/
  • http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teachers-are-learning-designers-andrew-miller
  • http://flippedclass.com/flipped-learning-toolkit-overcoming-common-hurdles/

Submission

This (and each of the assignments) is divided into three pieces. I divide them in order of importance (mostly) to our learning as a group.

  1. Discuss here PLEASE!  It is important to have our own reflections on the material but just as important for ourselves and our colleagues is to share our point of view and see those of others. You should at least have a summary of what your submission is.
  2. Post a short (60 seconds - 3 minutes) video screen capture/recording of your reflections on the topic. Please post to YouTube (you can leave it as 'unlisted' or make it public, your choice) and embed that inside your blog post
  3. Post a short essay (How long? Long enough, a single page even) of your thoughts on this to get them into written format. Video is great, but the written word creates a different type of reflection and also is much more amenable to searching. Please post this to your blog and also include in your blog the tag (or category) #Unit3

After Submission, Please Interact

This (and each of the assignments) is divided into three pieces. I divide them in order of importance (mostly) to our learning as a group.

  1. Discuss here PLEASE!  It is important to have our own reflections on the material but just as important for ourselves and our colleagues is to share our point of view and see those of others. You should at least have a summary of what your submission is.
  2. Also, feel free to start using Twitter for discussing with the participants in the course. Remember to use the hashtag #OpenFlip when posting so others in this course will see those posts go by in their Twitter Stream.

This Week's Activities

  • Details pending.

Questions?

If you have questions, contact Ken. The best mode is via Twitter by tagging Ken in a post (@ken_bauer) or sending a Twitter direct message (DM).  The other option is via email with kenbauer at gmail dot com.

CC BY 4.0 Unit 3 – Intentional Content by Ken Bauer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

1 Comment

  1. Frank on November 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for the Hangout on Air Ken and Caroline. It really helps to chat and explore the possibilities of teaching with other educators. Sometime we need gentle reminders that what we do needs to be intentional. What Carolina shared about getting a variety of material formats out to students really made me step back and appreciate what teachers do to meet student’s needs in a variety of different circumstances. For the most effective learning to take place, it really makes logical sense that content must be intentionally constructed and planned out. Thanks to both of you for sharing.

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