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Flipping Your Classroom: Deeper Understanding Through Reverse Instruction
Jeff Utecht, Educator/Author

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Allegro
Chicago, IL

When content is free and accessible to students anywhere and anytime how do we flip the instruction in our classroom to take advantage of anywhere anytime learning? This workshop will discuss the pedagogy behind reverse instruction along with examples of how teachers are flipping their classrooms to take advantage of the web and the resources it has to offer. Walk away with strategies you can start using tomorrow in your own classroom.

Participants will leave with:
  • A pedagogical understanding of Reverse Instruction
  • Quick techniques for flipping the classroom
  • Understanding how Reverse Instruction can lead to deeper student learning
This workshop is for 6th-12th grade educators and administrators.

Jeff Utecht highly recommends that participants bring a device that has Internet connectivity (laptop, iPad, smartphone, etc.) as this session will have hands-on technology based portions. ISACS will provide you with a wireless connection code for you to access the Internet in the meeting room.

Jeff Utecht is an international educator, educational technology consultant and author. He has worked internationally since 2002, in Saudi Arabia, China, and Thailand. Prior to that he worked in the US. Currently he is working as the high school technology and learning coordinator for the International School Bangkok. Additionally, Mr. Utecht has consulted for Web 2.0 companies on educational issues. He has been mentioned in several books on Web 2.0 and education and in his recent book, Reach, talks about using online communities and networks to create professional development opportunities for educators. He regularly shares his thoughts on education and technology on his blog, To learn more, visit

The workshop will take place in Chicago at the Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph Street. The Hotel Allegro is located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the busy theatre district in close proximity to the Art Institute and Navy Pier. It is also just minutes from Grant Park, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park and Chicago's beautiful lakefront that stretches for miles.
Hotel Allegro offers valet parking service.  Valet parking is $26 for 4-6 hours and $49 for over 6 hours with in and out privileges (rates are subject to change).  The self parking rate is $44 for over 6 hours. There are several lots within a few blocks of the hotel that offer less expensive daily parking.
Click here for directions and parking information for the Hotel Allegro.  
Hotel Reservations
ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hotel Allegro: $139/night plus tax (single or double occupancy). To make a reservation, call 1-800-KIMPTON and use Group Code: "ISACS" or click here to reserve a room online. Special discounted rates have been extended and are available until Monday, February 6, 2012. 
Registration Fee
$190 Member Fee
$240 Non Member Fee
First registrant pays full fee, each additional registrant receives a $20 discount
Workshop includes lunch
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 
Questions? Please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $190     Non-member Cost: $240


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