Florence 1 Schools’ Remote PD Plan // Download the full story

Obtain the most recent Skilled Growth Success Story to learn the way Florence 1 Faculties utilized the flipped classroom mannequin to distant PD. 

During the last two years, Florence 1 Faculties has labored with a SMART Skilled Growth (PD) Specialist to supply SMART Board interactive show and SMART Studying Suite On-line PD alternatives to academics. Previous to the COVID-19 pandemic, PD periods occurred at every faculty, face-to-face. The sudden onset of distant studying as a result of pandemic introduced with it a way of PD urgency in order that academics might use SMART instruments most successfully with their distant college students. 

With greater than 650 elementary academics districtwide and just one SMART PD Specialist, Florence 1 needed to get inventive.

As educators, we all know that one option to implement blended studying is through the use of the flipped classroom mannequin, by which college students full studying assignments at house and apply that new studying throughout class the subsequent day. Leaders at Florence 1 Faculties requested:

What would occur if we utilized the flipped mannequin to SMART PD for all 13 elementary colleges, remotely? 

Florence 1’s know-how leaders and SMART’s PD Specialist created a brand new coaching program to reply that query.

This program included: 

  • a ‘flipped session’ video recorded by the PD Specialist, 
  • a mirrored image survey accomplished by academics after viewing the flipped session, and
  • a small group ‘reside session’ that allowed academics to check out the know-how with reside help from the PD Specialist.  

This system was a hit, with roughly 80% of academics finishing the flipped session and survey, a 99% trainer satisfaction score, and a “simply as efficient” or “simpler than face-to-face PD” score by nearly all of school-based know-how leaders.


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