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Flipped Classroom/Professional Development

Flipped Classroom/Professional Development

Author: Paula Dillon

In this lesson, you will learn how to

  1. Create a flipped lesson and post to Sophia
  2. Add videos, PDFs, HTML, and assessments to Sophia
  3. Respond to questions

Tutorial overview of Sophia and its components that builds upon our previous tutorial on screencasting and screen capture.

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Welcome Message

Welcome message to the tutorial

Source: Paula Dillon

My Reflections on the Flipped Classroom


Source: Erkens, Cassie, Marzano, Robert, and Haystead, Mark

Tour of

This is an overview of the features of that allow you to create flipped lessons for your classroom or professional development.

Source: Paula Dillon via screencast-o-matic

Flipped Professional Development

After writing my reflections on flipped classroom, I realized that I have been flipping professional development sessions for teachers for some time.  I began flipping when I started to work with teachers on technology integration in the classroom.  I began to realize that one session, even a hands-on session, was not sufficient for the adult learner or digital immigrant.  I began creating video tutorials and written, step-by-step cheat sheets that teachers could access before, during, and after a workshop.  In doing so, I realized that I was missing some important elements: connections to the research, examples and reflections of my own application and that of their peers, and selections of relevant articles and reading materials.  Since my first sessions, I have expanded my professional development sessions to include these elements.  

It is my hope that teachers will be able to pace their own learning with access to all of these resources organized for them in one place.  To that end, I have selected to create and house these tutorials and resource collections for professional development.  Feedback from my teachers has been positive.  They are able to preview and revisit each lesson.  If they are unable to attend, they are able to use the videos and resources to practice on their own time.  In the end, I am able to model the instructional strategies and technology integration that I would like to observe when visiting classrooms.

Paula Dillon


Source: Paula Dillon

Related Articles

1.  Creating a Paperless Class Using Google Drive (gClass Folders) by Edlisten Resources.  Article includes step by step directions and a video demonstration.

2.  Online Guides to Help Teachers Flip Their Classroom by Margo Pierce via The Journal

3.  Choreography of a Flipped Classroom by Julie Schell via Turn to Your Neighbor

4.  Formative Assessment is Foundational to Blended Learning by Michael Horn, Heather Staker via The Journal

5.  What's Going on in that Classroom?  Flipped Math Classroom Blogspot by Cliff Goodacre  

6.  Designing Your Flipped Mastery-Unit (Part I) by Tom Driscoll via Flipped History

7.  What is the Flipped Class?  by John Bergmann via Flipped-Learning


Source: Edlisten, Margo Pierce for The Journal, Juie Schell for Turn to Your Neighbor, Michael Horn and Heather Staker via The Journal, Cliff Goodacre Flipped Math Classroom Blogspot, Tom Driscoll via Flipped History, and John Bergmann via Flipped-Learning

Brian Bennett on the key principles of the Flipped Classroom

High School science teacher describes the principles of the flipped classroom and the impact of flipping the classroom on student achievement.

Source: Brian Bennett on Channel TechSmith via YouTube

Flipped Certification

Reminder, for a step-by step overview of how and why to flip your classroom take the certification course offered by Sophia.Org and Crystal Kirch