Reverse Classroom


"Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures (or those of other expert lecturers, including MIT professors and Salman Khan) 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."   Jonathan Martin, "The Flipped Classroom Advances: Developments in Reverse Learning and Instruction"

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Pre-Workshop Assignment:

This workshop models the reverse classroom concept which means you have homework before you come to class. Please carefully read the information below and prepare the materials you will need to bring with you to class. 

To get a better understanding of the reverse or flip classroom, read these blogs.
Why flip your classroom?  Watch these two short videos to find out.
The Khan Academy has thousands of short videos that may work for your classroom. Take a look at all of the subjects it covers and watch at least two videos of your choosing. Once you get to the web site, scroll down to see the lists of video titles.  Khan Academy  
Before you come to the workshop, decide what you want to do for your first reverse classroom experience with your students and what format will best deliver the information they will need.  Is it a demonstration on a SmartBoard? A PowerPoint with audio attached? A demo of something you show on your computer's desktop?  A video of you delivering content or instructions for what they will do in class next day? Explore the "Video Resources" and "Screencasting, SmartBoard, PowerPoint" pages linked in the SideBar on the left to see what the possibilities are.  
To give you more ideas, read "flipped classroom examples from Brad Rathgeber" in the Attachments section below. Brad is from Holton-Arms School and the Online School for Girls.  
What you MUST BRING to CLASS: 
  • Your laptop with a fully charged battery
  • The power cord for your laptop
  • Material that you want to present in a reverse classroom lesson
  • Make sure in advance that you can access either your class pages on the SFS web site, your Moodle pages, or your own website so you can post your work. Ask your tech director for help with this if you need it.
Workshop Activities: 
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