The Flipped ELT Classroom


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Recent presentation on the Flipped Classroom and the modifications for making it work in the language classroom.
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  • Full resources on that link. A lifetime of Flipped Classroom reading and watching….
  • The hook. This lecture about seeing things differently.
  • See a mouse?
  • Play video. The flipped model is about imagining something different, imagining that learning happens not just in the presence of a teacher.
  • Read the poem. What does it mean to us as teachers. How much time have you stole from your students?
  • Is this familiar? What prevents us from using school time well, efficiently?
  • Basic definition. Opposite of traditional instruction in class and practice/application alone as homework (where often nobody there to help out).
  • Flipped Classroom. Students study in a self directed fashion. Then apply and get remedial help from the teacher in class.
  • Ask and then show the photo. In a flipped conference each presenter would pre record video lectures. We’d watch and learn at home and then come to the conference to chat/talk/debate with the presenter as our facilitator and guide. Applied learning, not passive pd.
  • Salman Khan popularizes the flipped classroom model. But he teaches math / physics which are content based subjects. Important differences when applying the flipped model to language learning (which we’ll discuss later).
  • The teacher focuses on the end and objective of education – creating independent learners. Technology is a tool that helps students gain access to that which once was the providence of “the expert” , the teacher.
  • Chris Anderson TED – sees video replacing text. Most important aspect of this revolution is that educators through video and delivery models can now differentiate. In the traditional classroom this was always just “pie in the sky” but now possible with IT.
  • Basic differences.
  • Our basic job description. Learning Engineers.
  • From Remembering: can the student recall or remember the information? define, duplicate, list, memorize, recall, repeat, reproduce state Understanding: can the student explain ideas or concepts? classify, describe, discuss, explain, identify, locate, recognize, report, select, translate, paraphrase Applying : can the student use the information in a new way? choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write. Analyzing : can the student distinguish between the different parts? appraise, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test. Evaluating : can the student justify a stand or decision? appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, value, evaluate Creating : can the student create new product or point of view?
  • Students do the heavy lifting by themselves or peer to peer. Then, we come together to learn as a community and practice the social aspects of language and communication.
  • Just turn your lesson plan upside down. The best part of the lesson for students, where they learn the most and enjoy the most is often cut short. The bell rings and the fun never starts. So just start there. If intervention/instruction is needed, teachers can do it in small groups while students continue practicing and using language.
  • Sports metaphor. Learning a language is a skill where the focus/time is on practice. Teaching and intervention (coaching) is very selective.
  • Discuss. What problems do you see with this model?
  • The Flipped ELT Classroom

    1. 1. The FlippedClassroom(in ELT)Click for more readingsClick for more readingshttp://teachers.schooloftefl.comFuture of Learning – Sugata Mitra
    2. 2. In case you want to tweet something.I prepared a couple in advance. 
    3. 3. gonnatonight’sfeelingdo itWooHoolet’sgood
    4. 4. Nasreddin Hodja
    5. 5. Schools Without Walls
    6. 6. Efficiency
    7. 7. The Traditional Classroom
    8. 8. The Flipped Classroom
    9. 9. A QuestionWhat would the flipped version of thisconference be like?
    10. 10. The Flipped Model Explained
    11. 11. The Premise / The Promise
    12. 12. Two Fundamental Conditions1. The Teacher is “out of the way”- a self directed learning focus2. Access to Technology (video)
    13. 13. A ComparisonLearner Autonomy Learner DependancyDifferentiated One size fits allAsynchronous SynchronousPerformance Based Knowledge BasedFacilitator model Authoritarian modelInductive DeductiveFlipped Traditional
    14. 14. Criticisms• What if students don’t do the homework?• Lack of access to technology• Teachers can’t make so many videos!• Still “stand and deliver” lecture based butjust delivered online and “fancied up”.• Teachers not skilled in using technology.
    15. 15. It’s about this!
    16. 16. A Story
    17. 17. Success!
    18. 18. The Flipped Classroom For ELTVideoClassroomSelfSocial
    19. 19. The Flipped ELT ClassroomLearning AcquisitionTeaching Practice
    20. 20. Practice by yourselfthenLearn together
    21. 21. Flip Your LessonsUpside Down Lesson DeliveryClass timeActivity. Why at the end?Instruction. Explanation.Skill WorkWhy not the activity first?Instruction only if needed atthe end or on the fly
    22. 22. Teacher video. An example.Self Introduction
    23. 23. Some Recommended Tools
    24. 24. Discussion
    25. 25. Watch | Learn |