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8th Annual Flipped Learning Conference

Duren-professionalheadshot-1Duren Thompson, Instructional Technology MS student, has been selected as a featured presenter during the 8th Annual Flipped Learning Conference this July.

The conference, FlipCon2015, is a Flipped Learning Network (FLN) event. FLN explains their mission as providing educators with the skills and resources needed to successfully implement Flipped Learning. This is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction is moved from the group space to the individual learning environment and the group learning environment is transformed into a dynamic, interactive problem-solving space.

Thompson submitted a presentation proposal for FlipCon2015 titled “Learning Through Doing: Models for Flipped PD.” The presentation is an interactive demonstration focused on flipping professional development for educators. Participants will explore and discuss three models for training educators in the flipped learning approach piloted with adult literacy practitioners, and make connections from that project to their personal practice. After peer-review, the proposal submission was not only accepted, but also chosen as a featured session. This honor includes free registration, a larger audience, a highlight in the program, and streaming to all Virtual Conference attendees.

Thompson has been a professional developer for educators since 1997, with a heavy focus in distance, online, and technology enhanced learning since 2000. She is an advocate for interactive webinars and currently a master’s student in Instructional Technology and a Program Coordinator with with the Center for Literacy, Education, and Employment.