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What happens when you flip an education conference? We’re about to find out

You’ve heard of the flipped classroom. Now comes the flipped conference. And, appropriately, it is being planned for those who want to learn more about blended learning.

About 300 educators are expected to attend the Colorado Blended and Online Learning Flipped conference this week. In a flipped classroom experience, students do much of the traditional instructional learning at home. When they arrive in class they’re prepared to have an engaged conversation or to take part in an activity reinforcing what they learned. The organizers of the “flipped” conference say participants will get a similar experience, with homework prescribed in advance of the Feb. 19 event in Aurora, Colorado. This is, in the words of those who created the conference, “unlike anything ever produced for the education industry.” Participants will get a week’s worth of information in one day, they said, because of the flipped set-up.

“The goal is for each attendee to experience a ‘flipped’ session, discuss new leadership issues, create curriculum and IT synergies, get professional development for blended and online learning and inspect up-and-coming industry dynamics like gamification,” LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Learning Counsel, said in a statement.

Because it’s a flipped-style conference, those of us at home can check out the materials even if we can’t get to Colorado. Want to see how? Continue reading at our Blended Learning newsletter. Or just subscribe right now.

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