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Wednesday, July 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Who Wouldn't Want To Clone Themselves?: A Case For No Homework in the Flipped Classroom

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The first question we get asked is always “How can you flip without homework?” This session answers that question: we use video to make instruction asynchronous, and available 24/7. We then use class time to do the things we used to only wish we could do. Instead of stopping a lecture to answer a phone or write a referral, we have found a way to clone ourselves. This has opened up a tremendous amount of time that can be spent in the business of teaching and learning. We found that the things we wanted to do more of - reading complex texts, writing conferences with every student, individualised instruction, projects that demonstrated mastery - could all fit into class once we moved instruction onto video and freed ourselves up to help students instead of standing up at the front lecturing.

This session will start with some basics of how our flipped classrooms operate without homework; then we will have a discussion about why we’ve adopted a no homework policy and how to apply that to other subjects and academic situations. We will share some best-practice research that helped move us into the “low to no homework” camp, and look at the ways in which teachers can transition to this kind of classroom.

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Cheryl Morris

Teacher, San Jose Middle School
Cheryl has been teaching for 13 years, mostly high school with a few years of 6th grade and one of 7th grade at the end. She is a PBS Digital Innovator, as well as a Google Certified Innovator. With her cross-country collaborative partner, Andrew Thomasson, she has been exploring flipped learning, student-centred education, inquiry, and project-based learning. Together they have taught about 20 different classes, and over 1500 students in... Read More →
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Andrew Thomasson

teacher, Forestview High School
Both Andrew and Cheryl have been teaching for over a decade, mostly in high school (though Cheryl made the jump down to 6th grade this year). They tried flipping separately before meeting during #flipcon12, and since then have been co-flipping cross-country. Together they have taught about 20 different classes, and over 1000 students in their collaborative flipped classrooms, and are always experimenting trying to find the best way to reach... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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