I am so very lucky that I have a colleague who is adventurous enough to take me and my crazy flipping ideas on. Robyn you are one in a million!The two of us have embarked on a team teaching odyssey. We are flipping our classes and teaching a film unit to three separate classes ranging from grade 9-12. We have taken the explore, flip, explain theory and applied to a software driven course, and mashed with a very interactive high energy drama course.
So far so good! I am currently editing my very unprofessional hand held documentary style recording of the first two days. I have since noticed that it looks like I do nothing as we only have video taken by me of Robyn. Oops! Fortunately you can see my flipped pieces on this website under the Media arts tab. I just have to say I have a whole new respect for the brilliance that is Robyn Sheppard. We have what should be a college professor of film teaching high school drama, how can it get any better?
The students have been a little shell shocked by the change of pace from a traditional learning environment. While reviewing the dailies, however, you can see that they are enjoying themselves and definitely learning. I think this is what it means to explore, then flip, and explain. I see how taking the procedure of film can be flipped .I am still working on how to make the procedure of editing more in line with our goal. The work continues.....