@Grant Wiggins writes on flipping lectures http://tinyurl.com/mc9w8pw. In South Portland we’re flipping how to use a new lecture hall.
As part of the High School Renovation/Addition project, we just opened a new 144 seat Lecture Hall. Over the three years from concept to completion, thoughts around utilization of the Lecture Hall evolved. Originally the thought was to have a space for groups of students to hear presentations. In the first month that the South Portland High School “Lecture Hall” has been open, the following events have occurred.
Guest speakers – utilizing the space as originally conceived
Movie Screening for Diversity Week
School Board Meeting – televised to local access TV
City Council Meeting – televised to local access which focused on a large impact community issue
Staff meetings – for the first time all staff can sit comfortably where they can see the facilitator
Accuplacer testing – All 11th graders have participated in Accuplacer Math Testing to determine their readiness for college math.
Full Day Apple regional professional development day with breakout sessions
Student led Poetry Slam