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The Teaching Paradigm Shift

The Teaching Paradigm Shift

Author: Crystal Kirch
Objective:
  1. Flipping your classroom requires a shift in traditional thinking about your role as a teacher and the design of your lessons. One of the major shifts in thinking is the growing importance of student-to-student interaction, while the teacher becomes more of a guide or facilitator in the learning process. By looking at a backwards design and SMART goals, you will be able to create specific learning objectives, meaningful formative and summative assessments, and engaging technology-based lessons for successful flipped teaching.

  2. Introduce the SMART model for objective writing

  3. Identify the difference between good and vague learning objectives

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of having order (mapping) to the learning objectives

  5. Write good, measurable learning objectives to incorporate into their flipped lesson on Sophia.org

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This lesson will discuss the paradigm shift that must occur in the teaching and delivery of flipped classroom lessons. You will be introduced to the first step of the Backwards Design lesson model, which will lead you to learning about and practicing writing SMART lesson objectives to add to the flipped lesson you are creating on Sophia.org.

Source: Created by Crystal Kirch using Camtasia for Mac

The Teaching Paradigm Shift

Slides to accompany the video lesson

Source: Created by Crystal Kirch using PowerPoint for Mac

How to add learning objectives to your Sophia.org tutorial

This short video lesson will show you how to create a new tutorial on Sophia.org and add learning objectives to your tutorial.

Before you move on...

  1. Have you considered how your teaching and delivery of lessons will shift due to the Flipped Classroom?
  2. Have you written your SMART objectives for your first flipped lesson on Sophia.org?
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    Cathy Melanson about 1 month ago

    I have had great success with flipping lessons when I follow the suggestions mentioned in these tutorials. Direct, short and sweet!

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      carolyn fruin answered about 1 month ago

      Great! Don't hesitate to ask questions or share ideas in our Teacher's Lounge. Our reader community is full of experience!

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    Keith Dolge 2 months ago

    I am a senior instructional designer for a large U.S. based telecom company and wonder if there are any others out there with similar backgrounds. We are moving to a flipped learning model for training our customer service agents, and I'm hoping for guidance on how to complete the flipped classroom certification project. All of the training I create is classified internal use only or restricted internal, so I cannot post actual lessons and assessments here. Please advise. Thanks.

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      carolyn fruin answered about 1 month ago

      If you create a group on Sophia and publish to the group, it is completely private. Only those people who have your group number can join and see what you have published. This is how many of our teachers with copyrighted curriculum can still provide materials for students in class outside of the building. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about how to do this. Cool thing is, you can collect data on activity as well if you'd like.

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    Hiraya BDC 3 months ago

    I've been flipping my lessons for my ESL classes for a few months now but feel that I still have to make them more cohesive and the goals,clearer and more specific. I've done some lessons where I've posted the lesson objectives but also feel that inductive learning would work well. Which do you think is better: stating the lesson objectives in the beginning or teaching inductively where the students figure out for themselves how things work before giving out the rules?

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      carolyn fruin answered about 1 month ago

      Its important that the lesson objectives are clear - but they don't need to give away the discovery. For example - Learning Target: I know when a chemical reaction has gone to completion. Then in the lesson, they participate in several learning opportunities where they run reactions and determine when it is complete and how they knew it was complete. Does that make sense? Inquiry learning can be very difficult to balance - but as you know, discovery learning lasts for a lifetime!

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    tracy mollock 3 months ago

    I am looking to try and flip a subject area, in first grade....do you think it is possible to flip in first grade?

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      Megan Parry-Jamieson answered 3 months ago

      With parent support, yes..... Think reading program, razkids, etc

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    Molly Toussant 5 months ago

    If I want to use something, like a clip from Brainpop, as part of my lesson, do I need special permission? How does using other people's material as part of my lesson work?

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      carolyn fruin answered 5 months ago

      If you are using private groups, its just like your other content that is kept off of the public domain. If brain pop is using a share code with you, then it can be embedded into any of your lessons. Let me know if you have other questions! email me through my profile

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    Mindy Kelley 5 months ago

    How does this method connect to the upcoming Microsoft National Teaching Website? This pilot program aims to become the Nation's teaching website for k-12, all inclusive of admin;services;;records;teaching;lesson plans; curriculum (both web based and teacher created) So what type of curriculum materials will be connected/linked/suggested and what types of adaptations for Sped needs will be made?

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      carolyn fruin answered 5 months ago

      Mindy, are you referring to http://www.microsoft.com/education/ww/partners-in-learning/Pages/index.aspx? I am not familiar with this website. I'd love to hear more about it. Thanks!

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    Michael Wertz 6 months ago

    How difficult is it to incorporate Sophia.org lessons into platforms like Blackboard?

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      carolyn fruin answered 6 months ago

      There is the capacity of embedding into anything that takes an HTML code. Otherwise, a link if fine. What will you be using it for? I might be able to help.

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    Megan Parry-Jamieson 6 months ago

    I'm softly flipping my class. I'm posting videos and articles to be read for the next day, and about 70% of the kids are staying with me, which means in class they're more deeply engaged in the active practice I have planned..... But our board is really pushing three part lessons and inquiry based learning, so I'm having trouble flipping a if chunk of stuff...

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    Josue Naranjo 6 months ago

    It seems like the smart model is versatile enough to be implemented in any context. Has anyone heard of a state, province, region, or country where it would not work?

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    Terri King 6 months ago

    My teaching and delivery of the lesson will be much different because I will be able to stay on track and not spend additional time with the main lesson portion but will be able to use that wasted time in a more productive manner.
    I teach third grade reading and writing so I am going to write SMART objectives for the teaching of non-fiction text features.

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