Flipped Classroom Leadership Briefing

Following previous BSF ICT Leadership briefing events on Blogging and Quadblogging for schools, and Student Digital Champions programmes, we are hosting another exciting and informative free session for Leicester’s school leaders.

Our briefings are free to attend, and designed to ensure school leaders are aware of and up to date with current, effective approaches to using technology to support learning, teaching and school community development. They provide expert introductions to selected topics.

The next briefing takes place on Thursday the 22 May, 16.00 to 17.10, at the City of Leicester College.

Educational Designer Denise Sweeney from the University of Leicester will be providing an introduction to Flipped Learning approaches, benefits and practicalities for schools.

Flipped classroom‘ is an overarching term for a range of teaching approaches where students gain exposure to new material outside of classes (typically through video) and then use class time to assimilate, discuss or apply that knowledge (through problem-solving, discussion, and debates).

Denise will be talking about how schools can make use of flipped classroom approaches. Her talk will cover:

  • What is the flipped classroom?
  • Who is doing it?
  • How does it work?
  • Why is it significant?
  • What are the downsides?
  • Where is it going?
  •  What are the implications for teaching and learning?

Many schools internationally are looking at Flipped Learning approaches – this session provides you with the opportunity to get up to speed with current thinking and practice, and to share your ideas and experiences if you are already taking this approach with other educators.

Attendance is free for Leicester school leaders and nominated staff. Please register for your place here.

Mark Ostler, from St Paul’s Catholic School in Leicester, has been trialing a flipped classroom approach, with support of an LCC BSF ICT Innovation grant award. He’s been reporting on the challenges and triumphs of the project in a series of blog posts:

Flipped Classroom – the project starts!

A Flipping Update – in this half-way post, Mark talks about the significant challenges of flipping the classroom.

Final Reflections – project wrap up, lessons learned, recommendations and next steps


About Josie Fraser

UK-based Social and Educational Technologist, currently working for Leicester City Council (Local Government) as ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital). I support schools across the city in making effective and innovative use of technology to support learning, teaching and whole school development.
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