After receiving lots of great feedback from the first 1:1 class for teachers, I realized I needed more time for teachers to apply what I was demonstrating. I set up the classes so we explored, practiced and applied. I flipped the APE (Thank you Bretzmann Group for the APE idea, Apply, Practice and Explore). However, I needed to add more apply to the lesson. So how do I flip an APE and provide the tools teachers need to step through a 1:1 initiative when teachers are not available to come to class? You use Hangouts and YouTube and break it down.
I began making 5-9 minute videos, each stressing that teachers Stop, Pause and Rewind. They SPAR it! The videos asked teachers to SPAR and take control of their own learning, the same way we ask students to do so in a flipped environment. Because this course is a two hour course, each class involved five to six of these videos and then time to practice. The most important part is that this method provides teachers the opportunity to access each section on their own time.
How did I do it? I used the Google Hangouts live broadcast to record each session and then shared my screen to walk teachers through each session. I never covered more than one topic per video so not to overwhelm the teachers viewing the lessons. I then went into YouTube and created play lists for each day. Finally I embedded the playlist link in my website to make it easier for teachers to follow. Once a week we will have live hangouts to assist teacher who have additional questions.
In reflecting back on this, I wondered if it is worth doing. Absolutely! Is it effective? I'll let you know.