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And the Flipped Classroom

And the Flipped Classroom

Mme-Dill - home Flipped Classroom – Real World Student Feedback Written by Linda Gutierrez As I do most years, I gave my students some reflection questions about our school year together. Since it was my first year of a totally flipped classroom, I was very curious to see what they’d have to say. I asked them about how they thought their learning and their confidence had changed. I asked about their favorites and least favorites and encouraged them to give me advice for changing things for next year. The most exciting thing for me is that 100% of the students said they loved this class and the way they were able to learn this year. “My confidence has change compared to the other years because I used to have to stay with the hole class, and if we had group projects I would have to do them with a group, I didn’t like that. “ i think that i have learned a lot this year. i know because i can do more stuff than i did when i started 6th grade. it has changed becuase i feel like i can teach some one what i know with out being wrong like other years.”

Foreign Language Resources from the Flip Class Conference 2012 | Reflipping the flipped The fifth annual flip class conference started yesterday, June 19th, and will continue and finalize today, June 20th. As you already know, I am in Ukraine at the moment and found it a bit difficult to attend the conference physically in Chicago, bummer! Fortunately, it is streamed live and so I am attending it on the “flip side” (as I saw someone calling it on Twiter). So, before we go on with the “Flip Class Stages“, I want to share these awesome Flip Conference 2012 goodies Since it’s keynote introduction, I have been frantically sharing tweets with ideas, resources, tools, best practices, flippers, etc. Preliminary messages The flip class conference this year has 24 presenters, compared to 8 from last year. Opening keynote session: “Student-driven Learning in the Flipped Classroom” Brian Bennett (@bennettscience) did an amazing job opening the conference. “Start the change with the physical space. Managing the Flipped Classroom Using Google Apps Flipping French: A Middle School Experience

The Flipped Class Revealed Editor's Note: This is Part 3 of 3 of The Flipped Class Series at The Daily Riff. You can start here, by reading this post, and go backwards and still understand what's going on in the conversation. Links to Part 1, "The Flipped Class: What it Is and What it is Not," and Part 2 - "Are You Ready to Flip?," and other related links can be found below. - C.J. Westerberg The Flipped Class What Does a Good One Look Like? "The classroom environment and learning culture play a large role in determining the best pedagogical strategy." by Brian Bennett, Jason Kern, April Gudenrath and Philip McIntosh The idea of the flipped class started with lecture and direct instruction being done at home via video and/or audio, and what was once considered homework is done in class. Now, it is becoming much more than that. A lot of flipped class discussions focus on moving away from a traditional lecture format. Discussions are led by the students where outside content is brought in and expanded.

4 Ways Flipping Forces Fundamental Change - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - edchat, edreform, flipped classroom Email Share June 14, 2012 - by Susan Lucille Davis 0 Email Share Photo Courtesy of Flickr: kkimpel I generally like the idea of turning things upside-down if only to see what happens as a result. Flip #1: When and where should learning happen? At its core, flipping the classroom forces us to question the who-what-where-when-and-why of what we do. Flip #2: Why are we lecturing anyway? Too many teachers have confessed to me that they lecture because that’s what they think teaching is, or they lecture because the students won’t read assigned textbook selections and they have to deliver the content somehow (ironically, transferring one boring method of delivery into another). So, why do we feel compelled to do something that we know we do – let’s admit it – rather badly? Flip #3: How can we partner with parents? Let’s face it. Flip #4: Why not be more transparent? Flipping the classroom forces us to reckon with this kind of completely naked exposure of our teaching selves.

Before We Flip Classrooms, Let's Rethink What We're Flipping To Integrated into their regular math classes, Globaloria students access online video tutorials and receive expert advice on how to build original educational video games about math topics. Photo credit: World Wide Workshop We're hearing a lot of talk about education in these back-to-school days, but a few conversations rise above the din. One such is the chatter about "flipped classrooms,"1 in which students listen to lectures at home and do homework at school. No doubt about it, online learning at every level for every purpose is the flavor of the moment, and everyone is scrambling to offer a feast. Before we pick up too much speed to stop, we need to consider the educational future we are aiming for in higher education, technical education, and especially in the early years of K-12 education, when it really counts. Instructionism vs. But think about it: they are using rather traditional instructional methods. There was transformation, but it was mainly around the edges. Notes

FlippedPD The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class I have been asked on a number of occasions what is the biggest hurdle that teachers need to overcome in order to flip their classrooms. In my experience, the number one hurdle is that teachers need to flip their thinking about class time. Stepping Back from an Old Model When teachers flip their classes, I believe they must ask one key question: What is the best use of class time? Why is this a big hurdle? My class was well structured, and I liked being in control of all that was happening. Teaching Learners I should provide some context for this experiment. So as I reluctantly gave up control, I was relieved to see students taking ownership for their learning. I realized in this encounter that maybe the best thing I am teaching students is how to be learners. Alternative Assessments Another way I flipped my thinking about learning was when I allowed students to demonstrate mastery of content by means of alternative assessments. My questions for you:

The foreign language flip class stages. Part 1 | Reflipping the flipped Looking back at the flipping and blending I have done in my Spanish class and refle cting on the process, I thought it would make things easier if you have a set of stages that you can follow to work on your flipped classes and to organize and pace yourselves more accurately. I know some will be using the summer to work on planning next year’s flipped class, so I hope this helps….Here it goes… The process of flipping a class consists primarily of four “stages”: The Harvesting Stage.The Washing, peeling, chopping Stage.The Let’s get cooking Stage.The Digesting Stage. Emilia’s foreign language flip class stages Taking it one stage at a time, let’s start with the “Harvesting Stage” The Harvesting Stage is where you will CYOFF (Create Your Own Flip Formula), which we already talked about in the post Behold the Foreign Language Class Formula. Ingredients:Flip class articles, blogs, videos, webinars, examples, tutorials, ideas. To recap: Flipped instruction (reverse instruction): Image Credit

Schools Provide Teachers with the Training Tools for Flipping the Classroom Equipping classrooms with technology is a good start, but schools also need to train teachers how to integrate those tools into their lessons and make learning more engaging for students. Teachers seem to be demanding it, in fact. According to CDW•G's Learn Now, Lecture Later report, 76 percent of high school IT professionals have received more teacher requests for help with technology integration and related professional development over the past two years. Colin Opseth, a teacher and director of information technology for elementary school students in California's Oro Grande School District, says the IT team provides training on everything from how to use different types of educational software to how to make the most of interactive whiteboards in the classroom. Michigan's Port Huron Area School District also invests in a variety of professional development opportunities.