Kelowna hosts Flipped Classroom conference

Okanagan Mission Secondary School will host the inaugural Canadian Flipped Classroom Conference on June 21 and 22.

The Flipped Classroom is a teaching method introduced by Okanagan Mission Secondary teachers Graham Johnson, Carolyn Durley and Paul Janke, where  students watch a short lecture portion of the lesson outside of class which frees up time in class for rich student-centred learning activities.

Johnson, Durley, and Janke were recently awarded the Ken Spencer Award for innovation in teaching by the Canadian Education Association. The trio also received national media coverage for their Flipped Classroom idea.

The conference will feature 13 passionate educators who will share their expertise on the Flipped Classroom to 100 participants from across Western Canada. Sessions include: creating screencasts for students to watch online, activities to deepen student learning and mastery learning. Each participant will receive a free copy of Camtasia, a screencasting software from TechSmith, that allows educators to create personalized videos to meet their students needs.


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