Flipping the Classroom – Why and How

Presented by: Gareth Callan

Story – This presentation looks at the benefit of the flipped classroom model in education. It will introduce the concept of the flipped classroom and show how this can be achieved, primarily through the use of a range of ICT tools. Examples of possible tools will be given, along with ways that they can be introduced in the classroom to scaffold the transition. This should be of particular interest to teachers of students with devices, but can also be used by those who do not use devices in class daily.

Presenter Biography:

Gareth is a second level teacher of Music and Maths at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co Galway. He is interested in the development of teaching methodologies, and the integration of ICT into education. He has been listed as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2015. He previously worked in technical support for County Galway VEC schools, where he encountered a wide range of issues and attitudes towards the use of ICT in teaching and learning.