Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Tuesday Show - Teachers Becoming Their Own Khan Academy

Join me on Tuesday, December 4th, for a live discussion with Stacey Roshan, a high school math teacher at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. We're going to talk about the "flipped classroom," and drill down on one of my concerns about this model: the regular use in public discussion of phrases like "finding the best lecture on..." or "be taught from the best teachers." While I appreciate the incredible opportunities to learn from the amazing diversity of video recordings from teachers (and students!) all over the world, the idea of "the best" seems to diminish the significant importance of the relationships a teacher builds with his or her students, and also the understanding that comes to both the teacher and the student through the act of teaching.

Stacey will be joined by Shane Lovellette, a product manager at Techsmith. Together they will talk about the use of video and screen-capture to empower teachers and support students. This is not a paid or promotional event for Techsmith.

Date: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://www.futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recording:  A full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-12-04.1213.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and an audio recording is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/staceyroshan.mp3.

Having noticed the high levels of anxiety in her AP Calculus classroom, Stacey Roshan realized that the traditional teaching model does not provide the right tools for students to stay caught up and engaged with course materials. In 2010, after attending the Building Learning Communities conference, Stacey saw a demonstration of Camtasia Studio and immediately knew that she was looking at her answer – a way to reduce anxiety in her AP Calculus classroom by eliminating the traditional lecture on the board. She went home from the conference inspired and with a mission: to create a video for each of the lessons that she would have stood at the board teaching. That year, she didn't do a single traditional lecture. The results of the new classroom model were astounding: Stacey was able to dramatically decrease anxiety among her students, while increasing grades and AP test scores. In short, the flipped classroom has allowed Stacey to create a supportive, calm, inspiring classroom – a learning space where students can truly thrive. Stacey received her bachelor’s degree from NYU, where she studied economics, and her master’s degree from UVA, where she also studied economics. Prior to becoming a teacher, Stacey was an economic consultant.

Shane Lovellette is the product manager for Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac. Shane joined TechSmith in 2003 with over eight years of management and production experience in video and television. Shane holds a bachelor's degree in television, radio, and film production from Syracuse University and an MBA from Michigan State University. As the product manager for TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac, which allow teachers to record their lesson and deliver them to students outside of standard classroom walls, Shane works to tailor TechSmith offerings to best serve educators and students.  As a strong advocate of the flipped classroom model, Shane assists educators in implementing the use of technology in simple and practical ways both in and out of the classroom.  Shane believes that technology has the ability to empower teachers to be more effective at facilitating the learning process and support students through differentiated instruction.


  1. Nice webinar..Wish I could have seen Shane show some of the tools available to use in the classroom! How do we get a certificate indicating we were apart of the webinar?

  2. My interviews are more about thought-leadership than practical tools, but you were not alone in expressing an interest in the more practical. I'd suggest reaching out to either or both of the guests. And so sorry, I don't generate any certificates for participation...


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