The Flipped Mastery Classroom in Action. Learning4Mastery. The Flipped Classroom. Katie Gimbar's Flipped Classroom - FAQ. How Was Your First Full Year of Flipping? - FAQ - Katie Gimbar's Flipped Classroom. The Flipped Classroom: A Pedagogy for Differentiating Instruction and Teaching Essential Skills. July 31, 2012 by Scott Sterling Summer is almost over and some educators, when thinking about the upcoming school year, may be considering “flipping their classroom” as a new method for instruction of essential skills.
A flipped classroom is one in which the background learning of a particular topic or skill occurs outside of class time - utilizing technological tools like videos and podcasts to teach the essential skills. This leaves class time free to work collaboratively on the higher-order thinking needed to utilize these skills. In other words, class time is now free to spend working with the students because everyone has already received the background instruction that takes up so much time in the traditional classroom. The flip: Classwork at home, homework in class. Today, the 48-year-old helps teachers around the world “flip” their classrooms.
Last week, he was at Harvard Law School talking about the virtues of flipping. A book he and Sams wrote, “Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day,” is coming out in June, and Bergmann is planning the fifth annual conference on Flipped Learning this summer. He and Sams also are launching a nonprofit organization to train teachers in the concept. Why I Flipped My Classroom.