As more mobile devices and technologies become available to teachers and students, school districts are looking for innovative teaching models to support teaching and learning. The Flipped Learning model uses a blended learning approach redefining classroom instruction and homework through the use and access of digital tools at home and in school. Using the Flipped Learning model, teachers are able to focus homework time on lower level thinking skills while applying higher level thinking skills to classroom time. This class will introduce participants to the Flipped Learning model, will explore digital tools to support the model, and allow opportunities to create lessons to begin implementing a Flipped Learning model.
- Research and define the Flipped Learning Model
- Identify strategies to implement a successful Flipped Learning environment
- Explore digital tools which support a Flipped Learning classroom environment
- Apply Flipped Learning strategies to instructional design
- What is Flipped Learning?
- The Flipped Classroom Model
- Infographic: 4 learning strategies for flipped learning
The Flipped Learning model is not defined by how a teacher produces video lectures or links to other content videos but rather how a teacher transforms a classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered. In the examples below you will explore some common questions to implement the Flipped Learning model in your classroom and hear strategies to overcome some of the challenges. Ultimately, there is no one right way to implement a Flipped Learning model classroom but using the recommendations presented below will help support your journey to transforming your teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered classroom. As you work through the examples below, think about the following questions:
How do space and time play a role in transforming your classroom?
What are some common challenges of the Flipped Learning model and strategies to overcome these challenges?
Is the Flipped Learning model for me?
How do I assess my students learning in a Flipped Learning model?
What role does Bloom’s Taxonomy play in the implementation of the Flipped Learning model?
Choose one of the following assignments to complete and submit as evidence that you have mastered the information and applications found in the course. Refer to the Choice Board Evaluation Rubric and the Guidelines for Submitting Your Assignment to ensure your evidence contains the necessary elements.
Choice 1: Digital Tools Evaluation Rubric
Create a digital tools evaluation rubric. A successful Flipped Learning model must transform the traditional teacher-led classroom into a blended learning environment where students have a voice and choice in the way they learn. As seen earlier in the “Flipped Learning Toolkit” video 4, digital tools must be utilized to support a more efficient and effective Flipped environment. But, what digital tools and resources are best for your classroom? Creating an Evaluation Rubric is a must for every teacher looking to implement technology successfully. This rubric will provide the teacher with criteria to evaluate, save and build their digital tool library. Please use the following link Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps to help design your rubric. Take note, a few of the examples are iPad based but can easily be applied to any digital tool. Every rubric is different for different teachers. Please look through the examples and considerations to help define and compose what your rubric will contain. Once complete please submit a link to your rubric.
Choice 2: Model Lesson Plan
Create a Flipped Learning model lesson plan. Using the lesson plan template provided, lesson plan template, please create and share a Flipped lesson you would like to try in your classroom. The lesson should be tailored to your classroom and subject area. All aspects of the lesson plan template must be addressed. Finally, after teaching the lesson write a reflection about the experience, what you learned, what you would change and your next steps. Once completed please submit a link to your lesson plan template.
Choice 3: Create a Video
Create a video of you teaching a Flipped Learning lesson. This is a good option for those who are already comfortable with the idea of the Flipped Learning model. The video must highlight the “in school” aspect of the Flipped model showcasing how your students make choices throughout the lesson. The video can be created using any video technology (WeVideo, Screencastify, etc.) and hosted on any video site including Youtube, Vimeo or Google Drive. Once completed please submit a link to your video.
- How has the Flipped Learning model changed how you plan to implement technology into your classroom in the future?
- What are your next steps in creating a student-centered learning environment?
- Exit Ticket – Show what you know!
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