Friday, November 23, 2012

November 28th HS PTA Coffee - We're Flipping the Meeting

Many of you have probably heard about "Flipping" instruction in the classroom and some of you have seen what this means for your son/daughter at home. This month we are going experiment with flipping the HS PTA Coffee. As I have mentioned in several Gazette posts the topic for the meeting is Graded as a Bold School. The idea of the Bold Schools comes from Will Richardson who will be presenting at the Innovate 2013 Conference.  Your assignment is to watch Will's video from TedxMelbourne (see below) and to read his short blog post on Bold Schools.

To start the discussion you can submit comments, here, on the blog. You don't even have to attend the meeting to participate in the conversation. The blog then serves as a tool for extending the conversation outside of the traditional PTA meeting. The learning doesn't only have to happen on Wednesday and you don't even need to be there to participate. This is one aspect of blended learning and the "Flipped Meeting".

Meeting Note: We'll be using laptops for part of the meeting so bring your laptop (we will also provide school laptops). Looking forward to learning together on Wednesday, November 28 from 8:30 - 10:00 am in room E12.


  1. I have been immersed, visiting your suggested places, Mr. Peterson, and learning for a while. I do look forward to participating in the coffee. Thank you so much for challenging us into the adventure of meaningful changes, transformation. Learning centered, inquiry based, authentic, connected, literate, relevant to the world we life in... Obrigada

  2. I also look forward to learning with parents on Wednesday. It will be good for the parents to gain a better understanding of some of the transformational ideas that we, as educators, are tackling now.

  3. Richard Livingstone said : " If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work."
    In my opinion, anything other than that, on the long run, academically and professionally, is completely irrelevant, as history keeps proving. Is Graded inspiring its children or just trying to prepare them to enter good colleges, hence, meeting its own mission goal, and establish benchmarks?

    I will, unfortunately, be unable to attend the meeting, but would love to learn the outcome.

    All the best, thank you,

    Carol Civita


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