Edudemic's Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 For the past few years, Edudemic has covered the rise of the flipped classroom and its subsequent evolution. Each year, we find that more teachers are testing this new learning strategy and creating new ways to improve current methods. While some teachers are trying it out for the first time this fall, others who used the flipped classroom method in 2013 are making changes to build on their lesson plans for the 2014-15 school year. Read this brief guide to learn why flipped learning is an increasingly popular choice, and review a few steps for teachers wanting to try it out. What Is a Flipped Classroom? Image via Flickr by flickingerbrad Studies have found that students K-12 are assigned an average of three hours of homework a day, but many parents question whether the quantity of work matches the quality of learning. Instead of banning homework completely, a growing trend in 2014 is the implementation of the flipped classroom. The Benefits of a Flipped Classroom How Can You Implement It?
Flip teaching Flip teaching or a flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teachers offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. This is also known as backwards classroom, flipped classroom, reverse teaching, and the Thayer Method." Traditional vs flipped teaching The traditional pattern of teaching has been to assign students to read textbooks and work on problem sets outside school, while listening to lectures and taking tests in class. "My AP Calculus class was a really anxious environment, it was weird trying to get through way too much material with not enough time. In flip teaching, the students first study the topic by themselves, typically using video lessons prepared by the teacher or third parties. Flipped classrooms free class time for hands-on work. Math
Home Evaluation of the Implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Teacher professional standards provide clarity and focus for what teachers need to know and be able to do in order to deliver high quality teaching and learning. World-class education systems have considered teacher professional standards as a policy mechanism to raise the status of the teaching profession by guiding teacher preparation, developing and retaining exemplary practitioners, and providing a framework for professional growth and development. Although schools and educational organisations in Australia have been using teacher standards as a framework for a variety of initiatives such as teacher performance and development, registration and certification, these standards have differed across jurisdictions. View Article... Case studies of student engagement View Article...
Why Blended Learning Is Better? Blended learning is a buzz word that’s been thrown around quite a bit lately and brings together the best of both classroom learning and elearning. In fact it seems to be the ideal solution all-around as it appeals to all learning styles, circumstances, needs and demands. It combines the support of classroom learning with the flexibility of elearning. Blended learning has been defined by Innosight Institute as “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path or pace.” Blended learning however largely depends on the technical resources with which the learning experience is delivered - these tools need to be up to date, reliable, and user-friendly in order to have a meaningful impact. So, why choose blended learning over elearning, or face-to-face? This great post on why blended learning works spells it all out. Application in the corporate setting Resources
Flipping the Classroom Printable Version “Flipping the classroom” has become something of a buzzword in the last several years, driven in part by high profile publications in The New York Times (Fitzpatrick, 2012); The Chronicle of Higher Education (Berrett, 2012); and Science (Mazur, 2009); In essence, “flipping the classroom” means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates. Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised)In terms of Bloom’s revised taxonomy (2001), this means that students are doing the lower levels of cognitive work (gaining knowledge and comprehension) outside of class, and focusing on the higher forms of cognitive work (application, analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation) in class, where they have the support of their peers and instructor. What is it? | Does it work? What is it? Flipped Classroom Inverted Classroom
VCAA Bulletin Online - VCE General Advice Private providers of VCE Dance Private providers intending to offer VCE Dance in 2014 need to be aware of the correct registration process. They must seek registration through the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), except where the private provider enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with a registered school. In addition, all private providers must receive authorisation from the VCAA to deliver the VCE. Full details of the registration and authorisation process can be found on the VCAA website. VCE state reviewers 2014−2015 The VCAA has revised the recruitment process for state reviewers for VCE studies. State reviewer positions for all VCE studies will be advertised every two years during October/November. If a state reviewer position is vacated during the two-year appointment, the position will be advertised in the VCAA Bulletin VCE, VCAL and VET in October/November of that year. Back to Top VCE Review and Implementation Systems Engineering – Monday 2 December
4 Pillars & 11 Indicators Of Flipped Learning 4 Pillars & 12 Standards Of Flipped Learning by Kari M. Arfstrom, Executive Director of the Flipped Learning Network Flipped Learning Defined 10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom, by Kelly Walsh, offered some insight. TeachThought has published numerous articles about flipped classroom in the recent past, so it’s only fitting that the Flipped Learning Network™ (FLN) share its latest resource about the definition of Flipped Learning. The governing board and key leaders of FLN, all experienced flipped educators, released a whitepaper today distinguishing between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning. While often defined simplistically as “school work at home and home work at school,” Flipped Learning is an approach that allows teachers to implement a methodology, or various methodologies, in their classrooms. 4 Pillars & 11 Standards Of Flipped Learning The Definition of Flipped Learning For a downloadable PDF of the definition, Pillars and Indicators, click here. Kari M.
Flip Your Classroom How flipping works for you Save time; stop repeating yourself Record re-usable video lessons, so you don't have to do it again next year. It's easy to make minor updates to perfect lessons over time once the initial recording is done. Let students take control of their learning Not all students learn at the same pace. Spend more time with students Build stronger student-teacher relationships, and promote higher level thinking. Other teachers are doing it, you can too Stacey Roshan found that the traditional classroom model wasn't cutting it for her AP students, so she flipped her class. Watch Stacey's Story Crystal Kirch started using videos as instructional tools in her class but soon realized the real value of flipping lectures was being able to spend more face-to-face time with students. Read Crystal's Story Tools You Can Use
Flipped-History Get the Lecture before You Even Arrive in Class Ignoring the advice of friends, Wilfrid Laurier University honours psychology student Sari Isenstein chose a second-year organic chemistry course as one of her electives. “Chemistry is not my forte and organic chemistry is one of the hardest courses offered at the university,” says Isenstein, 21, who graduates next year. She took the course in 2012 as a challenge, earning an A in the first semester and an A-minus in the second. She credits her professor, Stephen MacNeil, a recent convert to an innovative teaching method known as the “flipped” or “inverted” classroom. Instead of a traditional three-hour lecture, the professor prepares online video lectures, slide shows of core content and quizzes for students to work on before class – hence the flip. Flipping the classroom is labour intensive for the professor and puts the onus on students to be active learners, not passive note-takers. What’s prompting the interest in the new approach? For Dr. MacNeil’s Aha! Dr. “I was thankful for that.”
What is the Flipped Classroom? | Center for Teaching and Learning CTL is partnering with ITS to help implement the new Canvas LMS, creating the Canvas Training Center, a new online resource. more on Canvas... CTL administers a number of grant opportunities to develop and nurture promising innovations in undergraduate and graduate education. more on CIG... OnRamps is a blended-learning initiative that offers rigorous coursework and cross-disciplinary skill building to prepare high school and community college students for university-level success. more on OnRamps...
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