In 2013, Teacher Professional development is more important than ever as schools work to improve academic performance while also hitting the moving targets of standards and technology during a time of reduced budgets.This presents a problem—one that technology has stepped up to fill.
The Flipped Classroom has garnered significant praise for its ability to rethink how the time of teachers and students is spent. The result? Personalized learning, student self-direction, and improved depth of knowledge. Flipped professional development takes the same approach as flipped classrooms, allowing educators to learn in authentic communities with access to the very latest digital resources and the author experts from Bena Kallick to Heidi Hayes Jacobs. And with the same approach as the flipped classroom, the results are equally powerful.
4 Benefits Of A Flipped Professional Development
1. A more personalized and dynamic learning experience
2. Improved long-term teacher capacity, which also improves face-to-face professional development
3. Expanded teacher professional learning networks for continued long-term effect
4. Reduced Cost for school and district budgets
Flipped PD is not merely a trend, but a powerful way to reconceive how teachers learn best—with peers, in authentic networks, in self-directed ways, and in persistent, always-on blended learning environments.