PD Day - April 29, 2013

PD Day - April 29, 2013


Create a lesson using the Flip Classroom Strategy

We will begin the day reviewing your assignment on the flipped classroom and discussing any questions that arise. Each teacher will create a flip classroom lesson using Sophia Learning, TED Ed, Khan academy, and/or the Explain Everything app in addition to creating a formative assessment to go along with the lesson using Google Forms and/or the Socrative app.

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Teaching for Tomorrow: Flipped Learning

"How students are learning is changing, just ask Aaron Sams, a Flipped Learning Pioneer. In Flipped Learning, students watch podcasts of their teacher's lectures on their own time and then spend their time in the classroom applying what they learned at home. This allows students to learn at their own pace with the ability to pause, rewind, or watch the lecture and instructions as many times as they want."

Source: "Teaching for Tomorrow: Flipped Learning." YouTube. GOODMagazine, 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. .

Flipping the Classroom - Simply Speaking

"You teach a course where you normally lecture to students during class time. They work on homework and group assignments during their own time. What if there were a way to do the lectures outside of class time so you could use class time to have students work on activities together? Welcome to Flipping the Classroom Simply Speaking."

Source: "Flipping the Classroom - Simply Speaking." YouTube. Penn State TLT, 18 Feb. 2012. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. .

7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms

"The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active learning, student engagement, hybrid course design, and course podcasting. The value of a flipped class is in the repurposing of class time into a workshop where students can inquire about lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities. Although implementing a flipped classroom places different demands on faculty and forces students to adjust their expectations, the model has the potential to bring about a distinctive shift in priorities—from merely covering material to working toward mastery of it."

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Source: "7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms." Educause. ELI Publication, 7 Feb. 2012. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. .