Flipped Classroom

Flipped & Blended Learning Resources


Click here to reflect on the YouTube video I shared with you via email yesterday.

Session Objectives:

  • To understand the advantages of flipped and blended learning and the differences between a flipped and traditional classroom.
  • Find and explore resources available for flipping your classroom.
  • Create a flipped lesson based on current coursework / skills / standards.

Basic Flipped Classroom Outline

  1. Students watch an instructional video the night before class.
  2. Give a formative assessment at the beginning of class.
  3. Homework becomes classwork/projects/ discussion so students have the teacher present to answer questions during their application of the lesson.
  4. End the class with another formative or summative assessment.

What do I need to keep in mind if I'm thinking about flipping my classroom?

  • Start small. Shift one lesson plan at first. Gradually increase it over time. You will need to work up to one or two flipped classes a week.
  • Give students as much advanced notice of the flip as you can.
  • Allow extra time/resources for students who may not have access.
  • Set your expectations high. If students know they are held accountable for it, they will meet the expectation.
  • Be creative with the types of programs you use, but keep in mind the RCS guidelines for internet use and social media.

It's YOUR turn now.

Design your own flipped lesson. Think baby steps!!

  • Think about a topic or standard you will be teaching NEXT week.
  • Search the video databases for a video that would work well.
  • Make a quick, short informal assessment to quiz student mastery of the content when they come to class the next day.
  • What remediation/enrichment assignment will the students work on in class the next day? Or what task or activity will the students complete during class time?
  • Go to the Flipped Classroom ClassNotebook, click on your section of the binder and got to "Class Notes" to brainstorm ideas.