• Examine the components of a flipped
classroom and varieties of those components.
• Discuss the research and benefits of the
flipped classroom model.
• Consider solutions to FAQ about the flipped
• Got Questions?
Suggestions for getting started…
• Join a PLC
• Become Flipped
The Flipped Classroom Defined
The Flip model is described as:
“teacher created videos and interactive
lessons, instruction that used to occur in class is
now accessed at home, in advance of class. Class
becomes the place to work through
problems, advance concepts, and engage in
collaborative learning. Most importantly, all
aspects of instruction can be rethought to best
maximize the scarcest learning resource-time”
“Founder” of the Flipped Classroom
Jon, along with Aaron Sams, is considered
a pioneer in the Flipped Class
Movement. He spent 24 years as a
middle and high school science teacher
before becoming the lead technology
facilitator for a school district in the
Chicago suburbs. Today Jon is dedicated
to writing, speaking and otherwise
promoting the flipped classroom
concept. Jon helped found the Flipped
Learning Network, a non-profit
organization which provides resources
and research about flipped learning.
Why did I flip?
Smallest class was 32 students
Changed the sequence of classes
No time! (43 minute classes)
Was he even here today?
Students weren’t turning in work, and just
weren’t getting it
• Too many kids in tutoring
How did I start?
• Spoke with admin.
• Took a technology survey
and established a student
• Sent a letter home to
• Got the students excited!
• Recorded for students that
• Recorded a lesson for a sub
• Modeled how to watch
• Changed the way I did test
• Flipped a full chapter!
What did the average day look like?
The day before:
• Students picked up the
• Students watched the video
• Students developed 2-3
questions about the
The next day:
• Students completed a
• Time to grade previous
day’s work and ask any last
• Practice time
• Students picked up new
notes when applicable
Did it work??? Yes!!
Benefits for students:
• Parent access to materials at home
• More time in class to explore concepts in depth
• More homework turned in- improved gradesimproved scores
• Students can ask questions to get the help they
• Students typically resistant are now engaged
• Teaches responsibility
Did it work??? Yes!!
Benefits for teacher:
• Individualized instruction- The teacher knows
the needs of every student
• Gives you back your scarcest resource…Time!
• Once it is done, it is done
• Transitioned to a facilitator more than a
Theirs or Mine?
Teacher Created Videos
• Students hear a familiar
• Content is aligned exactly to
• You control everything
• What I recommend
Videos created by others
• Different teaching
styles, voices, etc.
Academy, Knowmia, LearnZillio
n, Sophia, etc.
• Usually not aligned to Texas
• Dependent on other
servers, sites, etc
• Use for extra
Making a great video:
• Team Teach
• 1 minute per grade level
• What you would normally do for whole group
• Include places to reflect/practice
• Don’t be boring!
• Test it first!
• Make it so you can reuse it!
• Screenchomp (What I am using today)
• Other devices: Promethean
boards, Mobi, Mimio, Ladibug, some doc
cams, screen capture on your desktop
Where to put your videos
Create your own YouTube channel
Class website through the district
• What about students with no access?
– Burn DVDs- great 2nd year!
– Travel drives
– Keep devices in your room- set up a “viewing
– Provide access to a lab or library before/after
– Be understanding and flexible
• What if they don’t watch?
• How long are the videos?
– About 1 minute per grade level
– About 1 minute per year in age
– Keep it simple!