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Varying Viewpoints of a Flipped Classroom


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Presented at ICG in Austin January 3, 2012

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Varying Viewpoints of a Flipped Classroom

  1. 1. <ul><li>JASON KERN </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>MIKE COBB </li></ul><ul><li>THE OAKRIDGE SCHOOL </li></ul>Varying Viewpoints From A Flipped Classroom 
  2. 2. Teachers Parents Students Administrators
  3. 3. What if?
  4. 4. Characteristics of Perfect classroom
  5. 5. Engagement Involved Collaboration Communication Feedback Expertise Competency Critical Thinking Content Mastery Hands On Learning Independence Higher Level Thinking Flexibility Differentiation Well rounded student Transparency Resources Relevancy Real World Scenarios Cooperation Artifacts Demonstrated Learning 24/7 Learning Assessable
  6. 6. Flipped Classrooms: Three Examples Middle School Math Middle School Science Upper School Economics
  7. 7. Why should we flip? <ul><li>Engage students using tools they like and are already attracted to (podcasts, videos, blogs, etc.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why should we flip? <ul><li>Allow time for more classroom, discussion, exploration and cooperative learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Create a resource that can be revisited </li></ul>Why should we flip?
  10. 10. Why should we flip? <ul><li>To help differentiate instruction </li></ul>
  11. 11. Yea, But?
  12. 12. Obstacles for a Flipped classroom
  13. 13. Time constraints Pressure from content Next step...grade, AP exams, etc. If it Ain’t broke... Technology Innovation Novelty Assessment Internet filtering lack of control New format Push back Long term Evidence homework tracking student performance Student motivation Tradition
  14. 14. What are the obstacles to flipping? <ul><li>A philosophical shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” in the classroom </li></ul>
  15. 15. What are the obstacles to flipping? <ul><li>Evaluate your class goals to build a base that allows for student exploration and ownership </li></ul>
  16. 16. What are the obstacles to flipping? <ul><li>Be willing to try new things and evaluate your process </li></ul>
  17. 17. What the Teachers said… <ul><li>“ Class time is regained, allowing more time for exploration, and hands-on activities” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students come in with the questions now rather than me sending them home with them.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. What the Parents said… <ul><li>“ It so nice to have the chance to see the material my child is learning and be more involved” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Having resources for my child and for me as a parent is invaluable.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. What the Administrators said… <ul><li>“ The transparency of a flipped classroom is extraordinary. You can see the learning occurring in each class.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The cooperation and collaboration that students learn is a key part of our role as educators.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. What the kids said… <ul><li>20 of the 21 seniors like the format of the class and suggested keeping it next year </li></ul><ul><li>Most thought it would work best in English and History (probably because of our format) </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of students listened to 90% of the podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>18 of the 21 said the class discussions were much better or better than other classes </li></ul><ul><li>Most students found the blogging useful and commenting not as much </li></ul>
  21. 21. What the kids said… <ul><li>“ I liked the idea of listening to podcasts instead of a lecture in class. This made it easier to discuss the information further.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ the podcasts made it easier to take notes” </li></ul><ul><li>“ actually understanding what was said during class” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The constant ability to do work in </li></ul><ul><li>class and ability to always look what </li></ul><ul><li>ever you don’t know up” </li></ul>
  22. 22. What the kids said… <ul><li>“ The discussion and how much I ended up learning. Applying the concepts to real world issues helped me remember them much better than if I would have just memorized from a book. Plus in the process I learned about a lot of things going on the world, which I really enjoyed.” </li></ul>
  23. 23. What tools are available to “Flip” your instruction?
  24. 24. How Can I Extend the Walls of My Classroom
  25. 25. How Can I Extend the Walls of My Classroom
  26. 26. How Can I Extend the Walls of My Classroom
  27. 27. Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>#flipclass </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>JASON KERN, </li></ul><ul><li>@jasonmkern </li></ul><ul><li>MIKE COBB </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>THE OAKRIDGE SCHOOL </li></ul>Varying Viewpoints From A Flipped Classroom