December 9-11, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Center for STEM Education
  • George I. Sánchez Building (SZB), Room 324
  • 1912 Speedway
  • Austin, TX 78712-1608
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Eligible Attendees

Project Directors and Instructional Team Members for the Texas Regional Mathematics and Science Collaboratives. Two persons from each Collaborative may attend. This PDA is limited to 40 participants.


The flipped classroom has recently gained increased interest among K-12 educators as an effective instructional method for improving interaction and personalized contact time between students and teachers. At its core, flipped learning moves elements of teaching out of the classroom and into the homework space. With the emergence of new technologies, specifically the ability to record digitally narrated and annotated screencasts, instructional videos have become a common medium in flipped classrooms. These short lessons can be an excellent opportunity to effectively demonstrate complex concepts, illustrate and discuss strategies for teaching specific concepts, including lessons designed to support teacher learning.Not limited to digital video, a flipped classroom often harnesses different forms of instructional media both online and offline.

Over the three-day PDA, participants will

  • Engage in hands-on opportunities to create, edit, and share short flipped learning math and science lessons on the iPad and laptop computer
  • Have an opportunity to interact with a panel of experienced K-12 and higher education educators that have flipped their classrooms and discuss common myths of the flipped classroom
  • Discuss how providing student access to technology, instructional and classroom management strategies to consider, can increase productivity of the face to face class time
  • Consider effective practices and research on the use of flipped lessons

The materials and tools used during this PDA will be made available to Project Directors and their Instructional Team Members for the purpose of “turning around the training” for the teachers in their regions. Participants will also receive the book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams.

Certificates of Participation

Certificates with Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Participants should receive the certificate two to three weeks after the PDA. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.



Participants need to make their own arrangements for lodging. See document linked below for nearby hotels that usually offer the state rate for Austin.

Hotel List Document


Attendees should park in the Brazos Parking Garage. Attendees should bring parking passes to be validated for parking garage exit.


  • Cost:
    $45.00 per day for each participant.
    $135.00 total per participant for this 3-day workshop.
  • Registration fees cover lunch and training materials.
  • Payments are due before this event.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
  • Registration closes on November 23, 2013 or when the workshop is full.

Registration Payment

  • Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all necessary information to provide to business offices for credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
  • Checks for registration need to be made out to “The University of Texas at Austin.” Please send to the attention of Jeff Early along with the printed registration confirmation email.
  • Transportation expenses will be reimbursed. Reimbursement forms will be provided electronically after the event. All participants are responsible for their own lodging reservations and payments.
  • Proceeds may be used in general support of the College of Education.

Registration Instructions

Click the registration button below to register your attendance. You will be asked your name, email, and collaborative. If you are not the project director, you will need to enter your project director’s email as well. If you have multiple people attending, please fill out this form for each person that will be attending. You may need to quit and restart your browser to enter multiple people. If you need technical help with the registration page, send an email to the: TRC Web Team.


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