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Give it a Try - Flip Professional Development!

A recent Web 2.0 Classroom blog post discussed one of the hottest topics at ISTE was flipping the classroom. Aside from that buzz, Steven Anderson shares the concept of flipping staff development in his article. Anderson suggests using free social sites like Google Docs and Edmodo to start  your staff collaborating online. Atomic Learning has training for both of these (and more!) to train your staff efficiently and provide you more time for collaboration when you're face to face. As Anderson says, "Try the Faculty Flip" today!
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A recent Web 2.0 Classroom blog post discussed one of the hottest topics at ISTE was flipping the classroom. Aside from that buzz, Steven Anderson shares the concept of flipping staff development in his article.

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Anderson suggests using free social sites like Google Docs and Edmodo to start your staff collaborating online. Atomic Learning has training for both of these (and more!) to train your staff efficiently and provide you more time for collaboration when you're face to face.

As Anderson says, "Try the Faculty Flip" today!

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Have you been wanting to learn more about technology integration but had problems finding the time, or confused about where to start? Are you less-than-enthusiastic about boring professional development that doesn't seem related to what's happening in your classroom? Or do you understand the basics of technology integration, but you would like to see new ideas? Let Atomic Learning help!

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A recent article on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) website discusses how flipping your classroom can be an effective method in To Flip or Not to Flip: That is NOT the Question!If you're not sure how to start, Atomic Learning can help, check out the Effective Presentation Design Workshop if your students have a presentation opportunity in the future.

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The great news on the PD front—at least from the districts who presented at the second School CIO Summit Conference this June—is that we’ve moved far away from the days of drive-by PD in which socalled experts come in once a year to show teachers how to use product X and expect them to begin using it perfectly by the very next day.

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