An Open and Connected Course for Faculty Development

Unit 4 - Professional Educator

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.

Week 4 - Hangouts

Wednesday afternoon session cancelled. Sorry about that.

This Week's Videos

Professional Educator

Remember: English or Spanish is fine on all submissions.

Now for the topic: Pillar of Flipping - Professional Educator

The role of a Professional Educator is even more important, and often
more demanding, in a Flipped Classroom than in a traditional one.

During
 class time, they continually observe their students, providing them with
feedback relevant in the moment, and assessing their work.

Professional
 Educators are reflective in their practice, connect with each other to 
improve their instruction, accept constructive criticism, and tolerate 
controlled chaos in their classrooms.

While Professional Educators take
on less visibly prominent roles in a flipped classroom, they remain the
 essential ingredient that enables Flipped Learning to occur.

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

  • I make myself available to all students for individual, small group, and class feedback in real time as needed.

  • I conduct ongoing formative assessments during class time through observation and by recording data to inform future instruction.

  • I collaborate and reflect with other educators and take responsibility for transforming my practice.

Resources

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) #Unit4

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

    • Monday: The weekly assignment will be released as well as a short video about the week.
    • Tuesday-Sunday: Reflect on the content of the week and start publishing your blog post and video. Remember you can go back and edit blog post anytime and we encourage you to comment on other participant's blogs. Post earlier in the week to drive more traffic to your blog.
    • Wednesday (morning) (10am-10:30am) Our morning chat is scheduled (guests pending) to discuss the 4th pillar and whatever else you would like to talk about. See the links up at the top of the page. This will be recorded live (please participate in the chat and/or over Twitter) as well as archived for viewing later."
    • Thursday (evening): (7pm-7:30pm) Same idea as morning section, guests to be determined.
    • Friday: Office Hours, I am leaving this more open and not scheduled. You can always make an appointment to meet with Ken (in person or online) at https://kenbauer.youcanbook.me/
    • Sunday/Monday(noon): Post your weekly submission BEFORE noon on Monday of the previous week work. If you can post earlier that is even better to generate conversations.

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 4 – Professional Educator by Ken Bauer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

3 Comments

  1. Maria on February 25, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Cada semana creo que me he encontrado con el reto y la siguiente encuentro un reto mayor. Este no es que sea el mayor pero si representa un reto interesante y ciertamente “retador” valga la redundancia. Además del material y todo lo que hay detrás de un flipped classroom, como estoy yo preparado para el cambio? Como estoy actuando y colaborando? Hay mucho por hacer…. Por cierto me encanto el post de parenting, excelente y buena analogía!
    https://medium.com/@IjeomaOluo/parenting-advice-don-t-kill-them-177b00122ca8#.18dsg5xqv

  2. Ken Bauer on February 25, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    The link to Audrey’s article was broken but I have fixed it now!

  3. Irma Eraña on February 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Muy interesante el blog sobre la relación del juramento Hipocrático (los médicos) y los educadores. Se puede adaptar muy bien. Aunque también nace la cuestión de cuanto es tantito? cuanto es la responsabilidad del alumno y cuanto es la del profesor cuando no se logra el aprendizaje? Les estamos dándo o no más responsabilidad en la construcción de su aprendizaje o es sólo un decir? Nunca antes había reflexionado sobre esto. Tu que piensas?

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