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The Flipped Classroom - How to
Turn Your Classroom Upside Down
Steve Virkstis – Teacher at Comstock Park High School
Flip Your Class
Turn Your Class Upside Down
Little About Me
• BS Chemistry, History, MEd 2nd Ed, MS Geosciences
• 13 years as a R&D chemist
• 5 years at GR Catholic C...
What Is A Flipped Class
• Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session,
while in-class tim...
It Is Not About The Video, Kinda
• The flipped class allows time for the teacher to help students with concepts,
problems,...
It Is Not About The Video, Kinda
• Students able to work at their own pace.
It Is Not About The Video, Kinda
• Multiple activities take place in the classroom.
It Is Not About The Video, Kinda
• Student homework now becomes viewing the lecture outside of class. This is
where you ge...
Statistics
• In 2012, 48% of teachers flipped at least one lesson, in 2014 it is up to 78%
• 96% of teachers who have flip...
More Statistics
• 9 out of 10 teachers noticed a positive change in student engagement since
flipping their classroom (up ...
How I Started
• Gas Law Video staring Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams
• Required Reading
Getting Started
• Hey I can do this-
Getting Started
• Showing videos in class- record a single topic of a unit and show the video in
class. Ask what students ...
Getting Started
• Communicate with your administrators
Getting Started
• Be comfortable with your content delivery method-
• What works for you- recorded PowerPoints, video your...
Getting Started
• Do not be afraid to try new things- bring in other staff, family members,
podcasts.
Getting Started
• Students will adjust.
Classroom Changes
• Teacher to facilitator- from “sage on the stage” to something different.
Classroom Changes
• Classroom much more “active”
Classroom Changes
• Complete rethinking on how the classroom should operate
• Whoa- I am out of my comfort zone!
Classroom Changes
• Students have greater responsibility for their own learning.
• This might be the most important shift ...
Classroom Changes
• Students at different places in the unit. Organization is the key- use of
Moodle or Google Classroom
Common Concerns
• Time
Common Concerns
• Parents- something completely new to parents. May be your biggest critics.
• Parent Video
Common Concerns
• Students- availability to technology.
• Note taking- I struggle here,
• Cornell-Interactive Notebook
Common Concerns
• Resources- student and teacher
• Constantly changing- recording options, video hosting sites, student
av...
Common Concerns
• Change- is never easy
• You can teach an old dog new tricks.
• Sophia
• Michigan Flipped Teaching
The Video
• Use your resources- students, family, other teachers-do not reinvent the
wheel!
The Video
• Length- 5min to 10 min. Your students will let you know if your lectures are
too long.
The Video
• Types of Videos-from your phone, Bamboo Tablet, Snagit, Camtasia, video
camera- what works for you.
The Video
• Editing- WeVideo, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Camtasia, PowerDirector
Examples
• Lake Effect Snow
• Kahn Type Video
• On Location
• Creative
The Flipped Classroom - How to
Turn Your Classroom Upside Down
Steve Virkstis – Teacher at Comstock Park High School
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  1. 1. The Flipped Classroom - How to Turn Your Classroom Upside Down Steve Virkstis – Teacher at Comstock Park High School
  2. 2. Flip Your Class Turn Your Class Upside Down
  3. 3. Little About Me • BS Chemistry, History, MEd 2nd Ed, MS Geosciences • 13 years as a R&D chemist • 5 years at GR Catholic Central HS • Last 18 years Comstock Park HS • Courses Taught- Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physical Science, Honors Physical Science, US History • Stand and deliver • Time for change
  4. 4. What Is A Flipped Class • Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions. The video lecture is often seen as the key ingredient. • Flipped Class Example
  5. 5. It Is Not About The Video, Kinda • The flipped class allows time for the teacher to help students with concepts, problems, questions in the classroom.
  6. 6. It Is Not About The Video, Kinda • Students able to work at their own pace.
  7. 7. It Is Not About The Video, Kinda • Multiple activities take place in the classroom.
  8. 8. It Is Not About The Video, Kinda • Student homework now becomes viewing the lecture outside of class. This is where you get to be creative!
  9. 9. Statistics • In 2012, 48% of teachers flipped at least one lesson, in 2014 it is up to 78% • 96% of teachers who have flipped a lesson would recommend that method to others • 46% of teachers researched have been teaching for more than 16 years, but are moving towards flipped classrooms • Source: http://www.learndash.com/interesting-flipped-classroom-statistics
  10. 10. More Statistics • 9 out of 10 teachers noticed a positive change in student engagement since flipping their classroom (up 80% from 2012) • 71% of teachers indicated that grades of their students have improved since implementing a flipped classroom strategy • Of the teachers who do not flip their classroom lessons, 89% said that they would be interested in learning more about the pedagogy • Source: http://www.learndash.com/interesting-flipped-classroom-statistics
  11. 11. How I Started • Gas Law Video staring Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams • Required Reading
  12. 12. Getting Started • Hey I can do this-
  13. 13. Getting Started • Showing videos in class- record a single topic of a unit and show the video in class. Ask what students think.
  14. 14. Getting Started • Communicate with your administrators
  15. 15. Getting Started • Be comfortable with your content delivery method- • What works for you- recorded PowerPoints, video your lectures in class, rival George Lucas
  16. 16. Getting Started • Do not be afraid to try new things- bring in other staff, family members, podcasts.
  17. 17. Getting Started • Students will adjust.
  18. 18. Classroom Changes • Teacher to facilitator- from “sage on the stage” to something different.
  19. 19. Classroom Changes • Classroom much more “active”
  20. 20. Classroom Changes • Complete rethinking on how the classroom should operate • Whoa- I am out of my comfort zone!
  21. 21. Classroom Changes • Students have greater responsibility for their own learning. • This might be the most important shift in the classroom.
  22. 22. Classroom Changes • Students at different places in the unit. Organization is the key- use of Moodle or Google Classroom
  23. 23. Common Concerns • Time
  24. 24. Common Concerns • Parents- something completely new to parents. May be your biggest critics. • Parent Video
  25. 25. Common Concerns • Students- availability to technology. • Note taking- I struggle here, • Cornell-Interactive Notebook
  26. 26. Common Concerns • Resources- student and teacher • Constantly changing- recording options, video hosting sites, student availability.
  27. 27. Common Concerns • Change- is never easy • You can teach an old dog new tricks. • Sophia • Michigan Flipped Teaching
  28. 28. The Video • Use your resources- students, family, other teachers-do not reinvent the wheel!
  29. 29. The Video • Length- 5min to 10 min. Your students will let you know if your lectures are too long.
  30. 30. The Video • Types of Videos-from your phone, Bamboo Tablet, Snagit, Camtasia, video camera- what works for you.
  31. 31. The Video • Editing- WeVideo, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Camtasia, PowerDirector
  32. 32. Examples • Lake Effect Snow • Kahn Type Video • On Location • Creative
  33. 33. The Flipped Classroom - How to Turn Your Classroom Upside Down Steve Virkstis – Teacher at Comstock Park High School Click here to provide feedback
  34. 34. Click here to register STEM in the Classroom Steve Virkstis – Teacher at Comstock Park High School Ebiri Nkugba – STEM Consultant at Kent ISD

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