Mauranda Comley

From KNILT

About me

Hi! My name is Mauranda Comley. I am 26 years old and live in Scotia, New York with my husband Dale and our dog Piper. I graduated from SUNY Oneonta in May 2013 and started teaching Family and Consumer Sciences at Canajoharie High School. I am enrolled at UAlbany for the fall 2016 semester taking courses for my Curriculum and Instructional Technology masters program.

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My Topic/Purpose

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.

Analysis of the Learner and Context

Learner Analysis

Learners in this mini course will be a variety of K-12 educators and preservice teachers who wish for a deeper understanding of a flipped classroom. Learners will have experiences with a variety of students in regards to their grades, demographics, and academic abilities. Learners will be welcomed to learning about a variety of flipped classroom styles and seeing their effectiveness with such lessons.

Context for Instruction

Participants in this course will be completing the mini-course completely online. Participants will need access to a computer and internet. Participants can do this in a place of their choosing. The instruction will be open for educators of all content areas.

Exploring Instructional Problems/Solutions

Participants in this mini-course will look at potential downfalls with flipped classroom lessons. The purpose of this is to prevent any problems or issues that come in their classroom through a proactive approach.

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

Upon successful completion of this mini-course, participants will be able to:

  • 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

Task Analysis

Pre-requites Curriculum content knowledge

Previous lesson plans

Lesson writing knowledge

Knowledge of students

Knowledge of resources

Assessment examples

Curriculum standards


Unit 1:Foundations of flipping the classroom

Lesson 1:

-Define flipping the classroom

-Define benefits of flipping the classroom

-Relate flipping the classroom to appropriate content in discipline area

Unit 2: Classroom Applications

Lesson 2:

-Examine examples of flipping the classroom

-Construct flipping the classroom

-Identify units in own discipline that would utilize flipping the classroom

Lesson 3:

-Identify downfalls associated with flipping the classroom

-Identify ways to prevent downfalls in their flipping the classroom lessons

Unit 3: Assessment with Flipping the Classroom

Lesson 4:

-Identify ways to assess students during flipping the classroom

-Survey ways to assess students

-Create rubrics, written exams or other means of assessment

Curriculum Map

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References and Resources

Seven things you should know about flipped classrooms. (2012). Educause, 1-2. Retrieved November 12, 2016, from https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7081.pdf