Flipped Instruction

What is it and how is it used in the classroom?

What is Flipped Instruction?

Flipped Instruction is creating short videos of what would normally be taught in class and having the students watch them before coming to school the next day. This allows the teacher to spend more time helping the students better understand the content through the use of hands-on activities, student engagement, and technology.

How will Flipped Instruction be used in my class?

In my class, students will have a short video to watch at home. They can watch this video however many times needed. The student should take notes and write down any questions that may come up. The next day, we will discuss any questions and explain any thing that may need further clarification. Afterwards, students will have a list of activities, choosing at least three to complete, that will give them opportunities to dive further into the topic, deepening their understanding and knowledge of the content.

What about students with no internet or computer access at home?

At the start of class, time will be given for students who do not have internet or computer access to watch the video. From there, they can take whatever notes needed and write down any questions that arise.

How will the students be graded in relation to the flipped instruction?

Students will receive participation points for watching the videos prior to class. For the activities, the students will receive a 1-4 on each one that is completed and turned in. The students will have a list of what all needs to be included in each activity to receive each score, 4 being the highest. Towards the end of the quarter, I will take the average the total of the points they received to determine what letter grade they have earned.