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TEDxNCSU - Katie Gimbar & Dr. Lodge McCammon - Flipping The Classroom With FIZZ

Katie Gimbar is an 8th grade Mathematics and Algebra I teacher at Durant Road Middle School in Raleigh, NC. A North Carolina State University graduate, she received a bachelors degree in middle school mathematics and science education in 2003. Her teaching certification is K- 6 and Middle Grades Math and Science (6-9). Gimbar is a Nationally Board certified teacher and currently is working with the Friday Institute for Education Innovation by implementing an innovative teaching method, known as "Flipping" the Classroom using FIZZ. The FIZZ method of teaching utilizes one-take videos and online publishing to remove the traditional lecture from the classroom to effectively engage and challenge students through differentiated lessons and collaborative learning. More information about Katie Gimbar's classroom can be found on her class website ( Lodge McCammon is a Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. His career in education began in 2003 at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he taught Civics and AP Economics. McCammon received a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2008 and continued his work here by developing innovative practices and sharing them with students, teachers and schools. He developed a teaching and professional development process is called FIZZ, which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated video and online publishing in the classroom to enhance standards based lessons. McCammon is also a studio composer who writes standards-based songs, with supporting materials, about advanced curriculum for K-12 classrooms. More information, user-generated videos, and songs can be found at Dr. Lodge McCammon's website ( TEDx, x = independently organized event.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx, event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance fro the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
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