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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

In response to all of the attention given to the flipped classroom, I proposed The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education in which the viewing of videos (often discussed on the primary focus of the flipped classroom) becomes a part of a larger cycle of learning based on an experiential cycle of learning. Universal Design for Learning has also been in the news lately as a new report Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Initiatives on the Move was released by the National Center on UDL, May, 2012. This post describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they naturally occur when a full cycle of learning, including ideas related to the flipped classroom, are used within the instructional process. Universal Design for Learning The UDL framework: Source: More about UDL can be found at: Some of the key findings of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Initiatives on the Move study:

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. A compiled resource page of the Flipped Classroom (with videos and links) can be found at The advantage of the flipped classroom is that the content, often the theoretical/lecture-based component of the lesson, becomes more easily accessed and controlled by the learner. It is important, though, not to be seduced by the messenger. The Flipped Classroom Model Experiential Engagement: The Activity Summary

The Learning Cycle: The Learning Cycle: A Comparison of Models of Strategies for Conceptual Reconstruction: A Review of the Literature Several pedagogical frameworks have been devised that center on conceptual reconstruction. Renner. Renner's analogy for this entire process is that of a guided tour where the guide, the teacher, points out all the sights to be observed and the learner is discouraged from taking any detour that, in the guide's view, is not productive. If we accept that each of us must develop the understandings we have about a concept for ourselves, then Renner suggests an alternative teaching model as more appropriate. 1) His initial concern is with pupils gaining experience and this becomes the first stage of his teaching model. 2) In the second stage, the learner is introduced to some appropriately–specific terminology in relation to the phenomenon being investigated. Karplus. 2) In the second phase of the Karplus model, the concept is introduced and explained. Driver . Erickson. Barnes.

Expansive Education Network | Bill Lucas's Blog Patently Silly - The Humor of Invention - presented by Daniel Wright The Flipped Class Manifest Photo: Document with Red Line by Dukeii (Editor's Note: The conversation and interest in the flipped class continues . . . From our very first post about this topic in January 2011 to date (3/30/13), The Daily Riff has received 250,000+ views to related posts which are linked below - extending to over 100 countries. Today's post is authored by eight notable advocates for the flipped classroom. Thanks goes to our guest post contributors, and of course, our avid readers. Disclosure: The Daily Riff is not financially affiliated in any way with the flipped class. - C.J. "The Flipped Classroom is an intentional shift of content which in turn helps move students back to the center of learning rather than the products of schooling." The Flipped Class Manifest The "Flipped Classroom" is a term that has recently taken root in education. What Does "Flip" Imply? "Flip" is a verb. What Do Classes Look Like? How Does a Flipped Classroom Fit into Instruction? Final Thoughts AuthorsBrian E.

Slow Education and the Concept of Process by Professor Maurice Holt - Slow Education There was a brief fashion, a few years ago, for education pundits to sit at the back of a school class for a whole day, moving from lesson to lesson and sampling a day’s schooling. The usual conclusion was that there were too many room changes, and some lessons were boring. But at least the basic idea was sound – to see what the actual process of schooling was like – that succession of encounters between student and teacher which constitutes the student’s experience of schooling, as opposed to Ofsted-style selection of miscellaneous lessons. You would think, therefore, that if the government wanted to improve schooling, it would focus on enhancing teachers’ professionalism. There’s only one problem: it doesn’t work. England is already in decline, compared with other European countries.

How to Choose the Right Learning Management System Published Online: June 11, 2013 Published in Print: June 12, 2013, as 7 Steps to Picking Your LMS Choosing a learning management system is one of the most costly and time-consuming decisions schools or districts must make as they expand their technological infrastructures. An LMS is a robust piece of software that provides an online portal for classrooms, serving administrative functions for educators and allowing students to view assignments, grades, and learning materials. Some can be used to deliver entire courses. Once an LMS is in place, it can be difficult and expensive to switch to a different one. Ed-tech experts say many schools and districts don't have a good understanding, however, of how to choose and evaluate the different systems available. 1. "You really need to be having a discussion about your overall program goals," says John Watson, the founder of the Durango, Colo. Kristy Murray, the director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, agrees. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

6 Resources on Flipping the Classroom There’s lots of discussion and experimentation on the topic of Flipping the Classroom. Here are 6 resources with links to other resources on the topic: Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams are award-winning teachers in Colorado who use the term, Mastery Learning to describe how they have ‘flipped’ their classrooms inside out. Instead of lecturing in class, they have created hundreds of vodcast videos which their students view for homework. Don’t use technology in the classroom, use it before and after, outside of the classtoom. A major roadblock or barrier to the implementation of this model is that many educators do not know what to do within the classroom, what to do with that “whatever they want to do” time. The Flipped Class: Myths Vs. A professional learning community for teachers using Vodcasting in the Classroom.

Doctoral Thesis | Russell Francis The Predicament of the Learner in the New Media Age: an investigation into the implications of media change for learning My doctoral thesis explores the shifting locus of agency for regulating and managing learning in an age in which a top-down culture industry model of education is being subverted and disrupted by an emergent web-based participatory culture. The work is informed by a wide-ranging review of the literature on young people’s informal use of new media and draws on the findings of three empirical studies. However, overall it works as a theory building exercise and aims to contribute towards sociocultural ways of thinking about learning and human development. This page provides an introduction to the original thesis. Thesis Abstract Structure and Content Introduction: The Predicament of the Learner Quick View Chapter 1: The Predicament of the Learner in the New Media Age: an overview of relevant traditions in the literature Quick View Chapter 5: The Learner as Designer Gee, J.

California University of Pennsylvania California University of Pennsylvania Master of Education - Secondary Education & Teacher Leadership The Challenge Imagine having more class time - how would you use it to improve student learning? You may think of ways to do better lectures, increase student involvement, or have more projects in your class. As you review the information on these pages about the Flipped Classroom, think of lessons or activities that you may use during class time to apply the knowledge that students learn by watching instructional videos at home. Note: In this topic, I have included a number of videos, links, and articles. Flipped Class Structure - perspective Introduction In the Flipped Classroom, teachers/instructors use instructional videos that students view at home. The Flipped Classroom model may be used in a variety of ways. A teacher may make a video of her lecture, then as homework, assign students to watch the videos. The Flipped Classroom is Born Select "Check Answer" to record your answer. 1. 2. or

MY FLIPPED CLASSROOM by Crystal Kirch on Prezi U Expect participative and collaborative learning Please read this and make a commitment to participate before you decide to take one of these courses! If we do it right, we're going to make magic happen: strangers all over the world will coalesce into a learning community in 5 weeks. But this result is not guaranteed. I've done this with 15, 30, 50 students who met with me for three hours a week, face-to-face, over ten and fifteen weeks, in addition to our social media work between class meetings. I know the subject matter and will introduce, frame it, engage in discussing it. You can't participate fully without having absorbed the texts -- or at least having run them through your mind once.