Flipped Classrooms

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This course is designed to give participants a look into the inverted “flipped classroom.” Topics that will be covered include:

  • What is a flipped classroom?
  • What does a flipped classroom look like in practice?
  • What are the benefits of a flipped classroom?
  • What are some of the best resources and tools that can help me flip my classroom?


https://www.whizz.com/2014/07/09/flipped-classroom-personalised-learning/


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will know and understand:

  • the characteristics of a flipped classroom
  • the benefits of a flipped classroom
  • helpful resources to use in a flipped classroom environment

Needs Assessment

  • Instructional Problem

Students today did not exist in a world without the Internet, Google, YouTube, and other digital resources; however, many of their teachers did. This course is designed to be a professional development opportunity for teachers who want to transform their teaching methods and engage their students in a new, contemporary way.

  • What is to be Learned?

Participants will learn what a flipped classroom is and how to flip their own classrooms. To do this, participants will learn the key characteristics and elements of a flipped classroom, the benefits of a flipped classroom, and a few tools and resources that can be used to flip their classrooms.

  • The Learner

Although this course is designed specifically with high school teachers in mind, it could be modified for higher (college) or lower (middle school) level teachers.

  • Instructional Content

This course is designed to be 100% online. Learning will occur through discussions, reading articles, and watching videos.

  • Exploring the Instructional Problem

Participants will begin the course by looking at the traditional classroom model and turning it on its head. After going through the course, participants will be encouraged to flip their own classrooms using one of the recommended websites.

  • Goals of the Mini-Course

The goal of this mini-course is for participants to know and understand what a flipped classroom is and how to implement it.

Analysis of the Learner and Context

This course is designed specifically with high school teachers in mind, although it could be modified for higher (college) or lower (middle school) level teachers. Students today did not exist in a world without the Internet, Google, YouTube, and other digital resources; however, many of their teachers did. This course is designed to be a professional development opportunity for teachers who want to transform their teaching methods and engage their students in a new, contemporary way.

Performance Objectives

Participants will create a flipped classroom webpage applying the characteristics of a flipped classroom using one of the mini-course suggested sites.

Task Analysis/Sequencing

UNIT 1: What is a flipped classroom?
Participants will be able to:

  • identify key characteristics of a traditional classroom model based on outside knowledge
  • define the word flip based on outside knowledge
  • apply the definition of flip to the traditional classroom model to discover characteristics of the flipped classroom model
  • confirm characteristics of the flipped classroom model by watching a video on flipped classrooms

UNIT 2: What does a flipped classroom look like in practice?
Participants will be able to:

  • analyze the four key elements of a flipped classroom after reading an article about flipped classrooms

UNIT 3: What are the benefits of a flipped classroom?
Participants will be able to:

  • brainstorm two different benefits of flipped classrooms based on knowledge from UNIT 1 and UNIT 2
  • identify two more benefits of flipped classrooms based on a book excerpt on the benefits of flipped classrooms

UNIT 4: What are some of the best resources and tools that can help me flip my classroom?
Participants will be able to:

  • select applicable resources when provided with descriptions of various websites that could be used to integrate a flipped classroom model


Essential Prerequisites

Participants must be familiar with learning via the Internet.

Curriculum Map

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References and Resources

About Moodle. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://docs.moodle.org/34/en/About_Moodle

Bergmann, J., & Sams, A. (2012). Flip your classroom: reach every student in every class every day. Washington: ISTE. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/112060/chapters/Why-You-Should-Flip-Your-Classroom.aspx

Brame, C., (2013). Flipping the classroom. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved from http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/flipping-the-classroom/.

Definition of "flip" - English Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/flip

Edmodo. (2016, January 07). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UquZid_LHIQ

PBSNews. (2013, December 11). What a 'flipped' classroom looks like. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_p63W_2F_4

The Teacher’s Guide To Flipped Classrooms. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.edudemic.com/guides/flipped-classrooms-guide/

UTexasCTL. (2013). Flipping Your Class: What is a Flipped Class? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYBUJMmqsK4



Let's get startedUNIT 1: What is a flipped classroom?