Flip Your Classroom Workshop

This workshop is new... We are looking for feedback, so we're offering the workshop at no charge until November 2012.
Please contact +1 954 646 8246 for more information and scheduling.       Learn how to make digital portfolios

Have you heard about Eric Mazur’s Peer Instruction project?


The “Flipped Classroom” in North Carolina


Matt Blazek’s CD of Projects and Digital Portfolios


Learn more in 30 minutes with a workshop about “Flip Your Classroom.”

For information: 

954 646 8246




Steve McCrea, presenter


We’ve heard about the benefits of “differentiating lessons” and “personalizing and individualizing” the class work.

We’ve heard about engaging students by reducing “teacher talking time” and promoting discussions.  

There’s a new expression:  “Flip Your Classroom!”   A professor in North Carolina has popularized this concept.   

The “Flip Your Classroom” workshop can be tailored to a half-hour interactive session, followed by one-on-one weekly email and telephone interactions with teachers

The workshop’s format is flexible:

1.  FLEXIBLE GROUP SIZE:  I can interact with up to 20 participants.

2. COMPUTERS:  It will help if we have access to computers and internet, but it is not necessary.  

3.  MATERIALS:  Free ebooks and youtube videos.

4.  PREPARATION TIME:  Flexible.  I’ll work with your participants.  If they have no time before the workshop, we can quickly bring participants up to speed.

5.  TIME OF DAY:  Flexible.

6.  NUMBER OF MINUTES:  The basic information is delivered either before the workshop (via youtube or email) or in the workshop (15 minutes for the basic information).

7.  FORMAT of the WORKSHOP:  Highly interactive.  15 minutes of pre-workshop prep is helpful, usually at least one day ahead, including a short email exchange with participants.  Information is presented in module of 3 to 5 minutes followed by interaction between participants to transfer the information to long-term memory.  Stretching breaks are every 20 minutes and small group work is emphasized over a fully-guided presentation.

8.  FOLLOWUP:  New information takes multiple exposures to transfer from working memory to long-term memory.  We recommend a 2-7-30-90 followup.

Within 2 days:   short email exchange with each participant. 

7 days:  email or telephone call to check about applying the techniques

30 days:  optional video visit” where the participant makes a few photos of the changes made in the classroom (with feedback from the workshop presenter)

90 days:  optional email or phone call review.  What additional techniques can be added or reinforced?

To bring this innovative program to your school, call  954 646 8246      

The workshop is based on the book:  Let’s Lecture Less by Steve McCrea

Other workshops available:   “How to Start Using Digital Portfolios”


I decided to stop lecturing several years ago and my students have been active and engaged in class ever since.  But once in a while I slip back into that lecturing habit, and the minute I do, my students also slip back into that stupor that made me abandon the practice in the first place.

James Zull (2002)

The Art of Changing the Brain, page 127

Have you heard of the D3 Lab?  Dream it, Design it and Do it, coordinated by the New Learning Institute and described by Enrique Gonzalez on a 2012 youtube video:

More resources

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aGuLuipTwg  Why I flipped my classroom    Katie Gimbar   3 minutes

Lodge McCammon   Flipped Classroom  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PcSafUTNd8   1 minute

How to do it – tips  http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/pd/differentiationresources/fineprint

How to create more time in school   And create time for students to watch the video lectures   http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/pd/schooltransformation  2 minutes

2 minutes How to create meetings with groups of students ... Leading to presentations  http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/pd/differentiation

TV coverage of an algebra class    2 minutes  http://triangle.news14.com/content/connect_a_million_minds/636743/students-make-music-videos-to-learn-algebra


Blazek's CD of Projects

You can learn more here

Flipped Classroom Inservice Presentation

Other Resources

Turn To Your Neighbor

Peer Instruction Network

Mazur's Peer Instruction

Subpages (1): Matt Blazek's CD