Flipped Faculty Meetings
by J.P. Hale as presented at the 2014 TCEA Convention and from his blog.
"Take the time to model the same tools you want teachers using with their students.
This is a great coaching opportunity."
"Turn your ordinary, sometimes boring faculty meeting, into something special and engaging. In this session you will learn about the top digital tools for any school leader to use before, during and after faculty meetings to increase productivity, build collaboration, and make best use of face-to-face time.”
Padlet: http://padlet.com/wall/faculty2014 - This site has the thoughts and ideas of participants from that session.
Nearpod- This is a fantastic tool that will allow you to control the pace of the presentation on any device. It includes features such as importing existing .pdf and image files, adding websites for viewing and/or navigating independently, polls, quizzes, open-ended questions, drawing, audio, video, student-paced slideshows, and homework. Idea: Save your typical Powerpoint, Keynote, and word processing file as a .pdf file and upload it to Nearpod. Then add polls, quizzes, and drawings to get your staff interacting with the content. Assign additional slides for homework. Share the files as the faculty views the content through an iPad or laptop.
Socrative- Make a quiz on the fly or share a premade quiz. This tool includes multiple choice, true/false, and short answer quizzes. Quizzes can also be conducted like a game. Idea: As you are discussing various topics in your meeting, have a participant create a poll or quiz on the fly to collect data. http://www.socrative.com
Apollo- Mark up .pdf or image files, import creative commons images, record your markups and voice, and share content on multiple devices in real time. It also has the ability to conduct live quizzes or allow students to draw on the presentation. Idea: Share files with the staff to annotate and make suggestions for revisions or give a quiz on the next school event. http://apollo.atlaslearning.net
There are many videos available to share with faculty before, during or after a faculty meeting. These videos can help the faculty get in the right frame of mind to make your face-to-face meetings more meaningful and productive and serve as a reflection piece.