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Jason Kern<br />The Oakridge School<br />Flipping the Classroom<br />
Why should we flip?<br />Engage students using tools they like and are already attracted to (podcasts, videos etc.)<br />
Why should we flip?<br />Allow time for more classroom, discussion, exploration and cooperative learning<br />
Why should we flip?<br />Create a resource that can be revisited<br />
Why should we flip?<br />To help differentiate instruction<br />
What are the obstacles to flipping?<br />A philosophical shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” in the clas...
What are the obstacles to flipping?<br />Evaluate your class goals to build a base that allows for student exploration and...
What are the obstacles to flipping?<br />Be willing to try new things and evaluate your process<br />
What the kids said…<br />20 of the 21 seniors like the format of the class and suggested keeping it next year<br />Most th...
What the kids said…<br />“I liked the idea of listening to podcasts instead of a lecture in class. This made it easier to ...
What the kids said…<br />“actually understanding what was said during class”<br />“The constant ability to do work in clas...
What the kids said…<br />“The discussion and how much I ended up learning. Applying the concepts to real world issues help...
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Flipping the classroom

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Presentation about our first semester of flipping our economics class.

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Flipping the classroom

  1. 1. Jason Kern<br />The Oakridge School<br />Flipping the Classroom<br />
  2. 2. Why should we flip?<br />Engage students using tools they like and are already attracted to (podcasts, videos etc.)<br />
  3. 3. Why should we flip?<br />Allow time for more classroom, discussion, exploration and cooperative learning<br />
  4. 4. Why should we flip?<br />Create a resource that can be revisited<br />
  5. 5. Why should we flip?<br />To help differentiate instruction<br />
  6. 6. What are the obstacles to flipping?<br />A philosophical shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” in the classroom<br />
  7. 7. What are the obstacles to flipping?<br />Evaluate your class goals to build a base that allows for student exploration and ownership<br />
  8. 8. What are the obstacles to flipping?<br />Be willing to try new things and evaluate your process<br />
  9. 9. What the kids said…<br />20 of the 21 seniors like the format of the class and suggested keeping it next year<br />Most thought it would work best in English and History (probably because of our format)<br />Majority of students listened to 90% of the podcasts<br />18 of the 21 said the class discussions were much better or better than other classes<br />Most students found the blogging useful and commenting not as much<br />
  10. 10. What the kids said…<br />“I liked the idea of listening to podcasts instead of a lecture in class. This made it easier to discuss the information further.”<br />“the podcasts made it easier to take notes”<br />
  11. 11. What the kids said…<br />“actually understanding what was said during class”<br />“The constant ability to do work in class and ability to always look what ever you don’t know up”<br />
  12. 12. What the kids said…<br />“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.”<br />

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