Flipping the Classroom The Third Unit: Assessment and Evaluation

Flipping the Classroom: Assessment and Evaluation


Introduction: If you have made it this far, I think we can safely assume that you are serious about flipping your classroom. That being said, I'm sure you are wondering, "Now that I have flipped my classroom, what am I supposed to do with all this class time?" While the bulk of this minicourse has been focused on what we do outside of the classroom, we will spend a little bit of time discussing the in-class possibilities. We will then establish a framework for evaluation of the minicourse and how we will assess your progress.
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Activity 1:

  • Remember all those neat catch phrases from college and professional development? Things like differentiation, project based learning, inquiry, student-centered, problem based learning, portfolios, collaboration and so on?
  • With flipping the classroom, you can explore and expand on any of these.
  • Just like any success application in the classroom, this will take careful time and planning.


ASSIGNMENT: In the discussion tab, provide a lesson plan of what you plan on doing with your students in class after they have studied the video at home. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Activity 2:


ASSIGNMENT: This your final summative assessment. This project will likely take a few weeks and is meant to fully test your knowledge on flipping the classroom.

  • Step 1: Provide an outline of a unit. Include the topics that will be taught and the objective you plan on meeting.
  • Step 2: Create a video lecture for each lesson. Remember that the videos should be no longer than 15 minutes. Also, provide a way that you will ensure that the students are viewing the lectures.
  • Step 3: Provide a detailed lesson plan for what you plan on doing in class considering the lectures will viewed at home.
  • Step 4: Give your students a pre-test and provide the results.
  • Step 5: Teach through your unit. Provide a summary of how each day went (no more than 3 or 4 sentences).
  • Step 6: Give your students a post-test and provide the results. Make sure to include a summary of the growth in student knowledge and how it compares to previous year(s) results (if available.)
  • Step 7: Provide a summary of your experience and whether flipping the classroom was successful.


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Activity 3:

I would like your feedback on this minicourse. Your suggestions and criticisms will be taken seriously.

Assignment: Answer the following questions in the discussion tab.

  • 1) What did you like about the minicourse?
  • 2) What did you dislike about the minicourse?
  • 3) Do you feel that you understand flipping the classroom?
  • 4) What improvements would you make to the minicourse?
  • 5) Do you have any comments?

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