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Flipped Classroom Model
BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. - Flipped classroom open houses kick off today in two countries, 20 states and over 30 cities and towns today. ABC2’s Sherrie Johnson visited Saint Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville, where teachers are also opening their doors to allow educators and others to see how flipped learning works today. Saint Paul’s School for Girls is hosting an open house for its Algebra I and II classes.
As a sophomore and junior at Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit, Dominique Moody was barely squeaking by, getting Ds in geometry and algebra. He was not alone: two years ago, the average failure rate was 61% at the financially disadvantaged school, where three quarters of its 570 students qualify for free lunches.
UNC's Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute is at the forefront of a growing trend in secondary education that's changing how many middle and high school students are learning. Three years ago, Jerry Overmyer, MAST's outreach coordinator, did a simple Google search for the latest ideas in education and technology.
By Mark Lawton email@example.com January 30, 2012 8:56PM West Leyden chemistry teacher Dalia Zygas talks to sophomore Ulises Covarrubias of Northlake about a graphing assignment during honors chemistry at the school . Students watch online video lectures at home and complete assignments in class. | Ryan Pagelow
by Greg Green , Special to CNN Editor’s note: Greg Green is the principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. I’m a principal at Clintondale High , a financially challenged school near Detroit.
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Jim Wilson/The New York Times Salman Khan in the offices of his company, Khan Academy, in Mountain View, Calif. His math lessons are popular on YouTube.
Classroom time is then used for answering student questions, helping with homework, and other activities that help students apply what they’ve learned. While there are some obvious drawbacks to this method, more and more teachers are trying it out. Many have found it to be quite successful in improving student grades and comprehension, though many caution it’s not right for every teacher or every classroom.
Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles.
Erin Scott Urban School students work in groups. By Kyle Palmer
<img alt="Matthew Carpenter, age 10, has completed 642 inverse trigonometry problems at KhanAcademy.org." src="/magazine/wp-content/images/19-08/ff_khan_f.jpg" title="Court Jones caricature of author Ben Austen" width="660" height="440" /> Matthew Carpenter, age 10, has completed 642 inverse trigonometry problems at KhanAcademy.org. Photo: Joe Pugliese
Personal narrative plays an important role in Mike Garver’s teaching style.