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Flipped Classroom

Flipped classroom model is based on the idea of flipping the 'traditional' class model of class work and homework - instead of teachers delivering content at school, and students practicing at home, teachers instead deliver content digitally at home, and students practice and engage with the content with the teacher at school. While this concept is based on the homework model, it can be modified to fit into a school day - whereby teachers deliver content to students at their own pace, and utilize class time to facilitate practice and provide immediate feedback.  Students then apply their knowledge in class, where they can receive support on an individual basis based on what students need.

How could this work at your school?
  • Set-up a "homework" block at the beginning or end of the day for students to watch INM videos. Teachers can easily create screencasts using "Screencastify" on their Chrome browser and upload them to Google Drive or YouTube. Many ReNEW teachers are utilizing programs like eduCanon, EdPuzzle, or Zaption to layer CFUs on top of the video, adding a new level of accountability and data collection to the INM process. (See examples under "Tools">"Intro to New Material.")
  • (For schools with take-home laptops) Provide INM videos to students to watch, take notes on, and answer questions about while at home. Teachers can then use data from the night before (either from programs like eduCanon or Google Forms) to better anticipate misunderstandings to focus on in class the following day, to group students based on needs, or to reteach a small part of the lesson before practice time.
  • The concept of flipped learning can be applied in small ways in your classrooms. The key is identifying ways of focusing class time on active, engaged learning and not on passive learning. By allowing students time to digest material on their own, teachers can focus on more collaboration, more at-bats, and more small-group instruction in class.

How does this personalize learning?
  • Pace - students can choose to move quickly or slowly through a lesson based on their understanding of the content by easily pausing and rewinding videos.
  • Application - students can receive individualized support during independent practice (in-class "homework") that otherwise would be limited to just checking right/wrong answers. More time is spent on how an individual applies their knowledge in the class setting.

  • VIDEO 2: Woodland Park High School science teacher discusses how he flipped his classroom to make class time focused on 'Active Learning'