Go Beyond The FLIP: Stations Of Learning To Engage Your Students

Concurrent Session 1

Brief Abstract

What happens after the FLIP? The In-Class FLIP strategy enables educators to think differently about flipped learning in the classroom. By providing 'stations of learning,' students can take ownership of their learning, all at their own pace.

Presenters

Carolina R. Buitrago has been an EFL teacher for over 15 years. She holds a B.A. in ELT from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Colombia, a certificate in English from Mount Holyoke College in the US and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology and TESOL from the Universtiy of Manchester in the UK. She currently works as a full time professor at Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana -UNICA- and as a lecturer for the Master’s program in English Language Teaching for Autonomous Learning Environments at Universidad de La Sabana in Chía, Colombia. Carolina has spoken at different national and international conferences including COPEI in Ecuador, ELT conferences in Colombia, and TESOL International. She has also worked as an associate editor of the Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL). Carolina has co-written teacher training materials for the Ministry of Education in Colombia. Recently, the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Universidad de La Sabana won the BETT Education and Technology in Higher Education Award at the BETT LATAM Leadership Summit 2015 because of theproject: “Flipping English learning, improving our 21st Century Colombian learners’ outcomes through technology and autonomy” led by Carolina Rodriguez Buitrago and Juliana Diaz.

Extended Abstract

The In-Class FLIP strategy challenges educators to think differently about how they interact with students in the classroom or lecture hall. By developing 'stations of learning' students can then take what they learned in a video lesson at 'home' and apply it in various ways in the 'classroom.' The group-oriented 'stations' enables students to learn at their own pace and at the same time, lean on their peers for support.

Professors Carolina Buitrago and Martha Ramiriz are going beyond the FLIP. They'll provide 7 strategies to engage learning in the In-Class FLIP. The goal is to empower students and provide educators with various ways to engage student learning through technology. The In-Class FLIP can be used in K-12 and higher ed learning.

Both professors have revolutionized educators in their home country of Colombia and have spoken all over the world about flipped learning. The concept of 'In-Class' flipping is something they are passionate about and are currently co-authoring a book about this new concept.

They'll provide educators on how to introduce the In-Class FLIP to students, the strategies behind it and what technologies to use to engage learning.