# Flipping the Classroom-MC

**Overview and Purpose**

Welcome to my mini-course! I trust that you will find this course beneficial for your current or future classroom. This course is designed to educate teachers on incorporating student based learning in the classroom by Flipping the Classroom. Teachers will learn the necessary tools to create a learning environment where they are able to watch students do the learning then teaching. In this pedagogical model, students come prepared with the knowledge already on the content then complete activities to enforce learning.

Questions that will be addressed:

What is Flipping the Classroom?

How can I incorporate Flipping the Classroom into my curriculum?

Why is Flipping the Classroom beneficial for students' learning?

What are some implications for this type of learning?

What are some potential downfalls for Flipping the Classroom?

**Needs Assessment**

**1. Instructional Problem**
In the classroom, many students are subjected to listening to lectures without retaining much information. Student engagement tends to be lacking in classrooms that are teacher centered, rather than student centered. Since students are expected to be simulated in the classroom, audible learning is simply not enough. Teacher's need to be trained how to incorporate multipleliteracies when teaching, a key component in Flipping the Classroom.

**2. What is to be Learned**

Current and future educators will learn how they can successfully incorporate Flipping the Classroom in their classes. Educators will learn how to successfully engage students by motivating them to learn content. Educators will learn how to incorporate multipleliteracies in their lessons and utilize resources.

**3. The Learners**

The learners will include current and future educators, K-12 grades. The information can be applied to any classroom regardless of size, resources, or socioeconomic status. All subject areas could benefit from this course.

**4. Context for Instruction**

Participants will primarily be working on a computer or laptop. Participants will need internet access to resources. Libraries will provide great resources for both the learners for this course and their students. All learners will be expected to be an active participant on this online course through discussions and sharing of work and ideas.

**5. Exploring the Instructional Problem and Solution**

Participants in this course will learn what Flipping the Classroom entails, how to properly incorporate a Flip the Classroom lesson, as well as potential pitfalls for Flipping the Classroom. Participants will learn the importance of incorporating mulitpleliteracies in order to expose students to the vast amount of resources around them. After learning about Flipping the Classroom, participants will engage on discussions about Flipping the Classroom which will allow brainstorming of ideas to incorporate in different classrooms.

**6. Goals of this Mini-Course**
Throughout this course, participants will become well versed in Flipping the Classroom. Participants will identify content in their discipline that would be most beneficial to incorporating Flipping the Classroom. Participants will learn how to incorporate multipleliteracies in their Flipping the Classroom lesson in order to create a solid learning experience for students. Finally, participants will learn how to access student learning with Flipping the Classroom. Participants will have a firm understanding of Flipping the Classroom to better shape their curriculum and overall learning experience for students.

**Performance Objectives & Learning Outcomes**

Pre-requites:

Curriculum content knowledge

Previous lesson plans

Lesson writing knowledge

Knowledge of students

Knowledge of resources

Assessment examples

Curriculum standards

Performance Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this mini-course, participants will have:

Have a deeper understanding of Flipping the Classroom

Identify curriculum content in which Flipping the Classroom lessons would be most useful

Explain the benefits of using Flipping the Classroom lessons

Create effective ways to use Flipping the Classroom lessons

Explain ways to asses student understanding when using Flipping the Classroom lessons

Participants will be able to answer the following questions:

1) What is a flipped classroom?

2) What potential downfalls do I predict could happen in a flipped classroom?

3)How can I help students reach mastery?

4) What type of assessment methods work best for a flipped classroom?

5) How can I use a flipped classroom lesson in my own classroom?

**Course Units**

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Unit 1: Foundations of Flipping the Classroom In this first unit, we will look at the foundations of flipping the classroom. Participants will explore how this can be used in their classroom. Benefits of flipped classrooms will be discussed. They will participate in a discussion on flipped classrooms. Participants will look at their own content area to explore and brainstorm how a flipped lesson would look in their own personal classroom.

Lesson One:Introduction to Flipping the Classroom

Unit 2:Classroom Applications of Flipping the Classroom In this second unit, the beginning stages of planning flipped classroom lessons will begin. Participants will identify activities and content to be learned. With the primary goal of completing their own lesson plan (done in lesson 3), students will focus in on a topic that would work in their classroom. Students will participant in a Google document where they will get ideas from one another. Students will receive feedback based on their activities and content they have typed out. Additionally, students will look at potential downfalls with a flipped lesson. By being proactive, teachers are less likely to have issues in their own classroom.

Lesson 2: Researching Examples and creating

Unit 3: Assessment and Flipping the Classroom In this third and final unit, participants will complete their own flipped classroom lesson. While completing their lesson, participants will be evaluating formative assessment in flipped classrooms. Participants will see how to check for mastery with students.

Lesson 3: Choosing Assessment Methods

**Extended Resources**

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