Webinar with Alan November and Dr. Eric Mazur. This is a very special episode of our podcast series.
It’s an archived recording of our first of what we hope will be many live webinars complete with audience Q&A at the end. In this conversation, Alan talks again to Dr. Eric Mazur, Area Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University and 2011 Building Learning Communities Conference keynote speaker. Alan and Dr. Mazur revisit his work on flipped learning along with peer instruction that is guided by the questions and misconceptions students bring to class each day. Turning Learning on Its Head! Home. Flipped Classroom. Learning4mastery.com. Teacher Vodcasting and Flipped Classroom Network - A professional learning community for teachers using vodcasting in the classroom.
The Flipped Class: A New Paradigm in Education. Jonathan Bergann and Aaron Sams are two science teachers from Woodland Park, South Dakota who are leading a revolution in instruction called “The Flipped Class.”
Stated simply, their method involves flipping what happens in the classroom with what happens at home. Rather than lecture live, they make videos for their student to watch at home. Class time is spent working with students to better understand the material covered in the videos. Their motto is, “class is for conversation, not dissemination.” The method engages students to be independent learners. They make it clear that videos aren’t the “magic bullet.” About the Author: Ed Madison is a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, where he is completing his Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Society. Harvard Education Letter. Since she began ‘flipping’ lectures and homework assignments, high school science teacher Shelley Wright has noticed something: the number of students failing her course has dropped from the usual three to zero.
Departmental exam scores are higher, too. Wright, who teaches grades 10, 11, and 12 at Cornerstone Christian School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is one of a growing number of converts to the practice of inverting—or flipping—the daytime class lecture, on the one hand, and nighttime reading and problem-solving homework, on the other. When Wright teaches, she introduces a topic in class through activities or groupwork, and then asks students to watch a related lecture from the not-for-profit tutorial creator Khan Academy or from the TED conference website for homework. Instead of filing into the class the next day for a lecture, students are prepped to apply what they’ve learned. * Day 1 – Exploring: Students first explore the material with an activity building on prior knowledge. Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - FIZZ. Concluded in August, 2013.
The FIZZ method refers to the use of extraordinarily simple video recording techniques that educators can use to transform teaching and learning. This method can be used to successfully flip the classroom by having teachers film and reflect on their lecture content. These teacher-created videos give students the ability to watch the lecture outside of the classroom, freeing up class time that can be used to challenge students to think critically and creatively. FIZZ provides a more rigorous and relevant education for a new generation of learners.