The Flipped Classroom: 2012 Governor's Education Summit

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The Flipped Classroom: 2012 Governor's Education Summit

  1. 1. Khan and Beyond The Many Faces of the Flipped Classroom 2012 Governor’s Education SummitWednesday, May 2, 12
  2. 2. Dan Spencer Educational Technology Consultant for the Jackson County Intermediate School District Educator Emissary for Techsmith Corporation Michigan Center High School - Chemistry, Physics, and EngineeringWednesday, May 2, 12
  3. 3. Contact Information Dan Spencer Jackson County ISD Email: dan.spencer@jcisd.org Twitter: @runfardvs Website: DanielVSpencer.orgWednesday, May 2, 12
  4. 4. Where to go for more My Google Doc of Resources - bit.ly/spencerfc Flipped Classroom Network - flippedclass.com Ramsey Musallam - flipteaching.com Brian Bennett - brianbennett.org Jon Bergmann - flipped-learning.comWednesday, May 2, 12These are a few resources I share with teachers when I’m talking about the FlippedClassroom. The Google Doc is something I created and full of links to helpful articles andvideos about the FC, equipment needs, screencasting software options, hosting sites,learning management system options, misconceptions, issues to consider, and commonquestions/concerns. The Flipped Classroom Network is a social network of more than 4,000educators throughout the world, of all subject areas, and grade level who are sharing ideasand resources about the FC. Ramsey Musallam’s website flipteaching.com is a wonderfulresource for the science and pedagogy of the FC done right. Brian Bennett is a phenomenalFC teacher who reflects often about the good and bad of the FC in his blog. Jon Bergmann isone of the pioneers of the FC and shares his resources at flipped-learning.com.
  5. 5. Ferris Bueller’s Day OffWednesday, May 2, 12
  6. 6. Ferris Bueller’s Day OffWednesday, May 2, 12
  7. 7. Wednesday, May 2, 12These are some of my former students. They have a wide range of interests and abilities yetthey are all in the same class along with 20+ other students. How can I make sure they areall learning and getting the attention they need to succeed. “One size fits all” teaching isconvenient (and traditional) but it doesn’t work if we really want every student to besuccessful.
  8. 8. Their Expectations:Wednesday, May 2, 12I realized quickly when I became a teacher that not all my students learned the same way Idid. I also learned that my students had certain expectations of how they wanted to learn.1.) If what I teach isn’t relevant to them and their world they will tune me out. 2.) They wantto collaborate and create rather than regurgitate. 3.) They want access on their schedulewhether it be at 2:00PM or 2:00AM. 4.) They want choices in how they learn.
  9. 9. Salman Khan: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education 2011 TED TalkWednesday, May 2, 12This is a clip from Sal Khan’s TED Talk on using video in learning. The FC was around longbefore he talked about it and the example he gives is the FC at it’s most basic level but it’s agood explanation.
  10. 10. Salman Khan: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education 2011 TED TalkWednesday, May 2, 12This is a clip from Sal Khan’s TED Talk on using video in learning. The FC was around longbefore he talked about it and the example he gives is the FC at it’s most basic level but it’s agood explanation.
  11. 11. Disclaimer Khan Academy is a wonderful RESOURCE Khan Academy is not THE Flipped Classroom How does this improve valuable face-to- face time?Wednesday, May 2, 12It’s important to remember that while the Khan Academy is getting a lot of press (good andbad) lately, the KA is a wonderful resource but it is not THE flipped classroom. The FC at itsbest focuses on using technology to improve the face-to-face time teachers have with theirstudents.
  12. 12. What it Looks Like YouTube (Learning4Mastery) - The Flipped Mastery Classroom in ActionWednesday, May 2, 12This is a short video made by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams showing how their flippedclassrooms look. What kinds of things are happening? What kinds of things don’t you see?
  13. 13. What it Looks Like YouTube (Learning4Mastery) - The Flipped Mastery Classroom in ActionWednesday, May 2, 12This is a short video made by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams showing how their flippedclassrooms look. What kinds of things are happening? What kinds of things don’t you see?
  14. 14. A Student Perspective YouTube (bennettscience) - Flipclass VSSWednesday, May 2, 12This is a short video made by Brian Bennett where several of his students give theirperspective on the FC.
  15. 15. A Student Perspective YouTube (bennettscience) - Flipclass VSSWednesday, May 2, 12This is a short video made by Brian Bennett where several of his students give theirperspective on the FC.
  16. 16. vs.Wednesday, May 2, 12My classroom before the FC: I talk at all my students during class, they nod their head and Ithink they understand, they go home, get stuck, get frustrated, give up, and then we spendthe next class going over what they don’t understand.Why can’t I be available to my students when they need my help the most?My Flipped Class: Give students access to content so they can learn it on their schedule andat their pace. Spend class time helping students on the questions they have. Spend classtime on higher order thinking skills and doing the activities that are most effective forlearning.
  17. 17. Flipped Classroom “Done Right” Any time access to content “At Your Pace” content Choice and ownership of learning When do students need my help the most? Building relationships Does this really help them learn?Wednesday, May 2, 12Like all teaching methods there are effective and ineffective ways to do it. It’s important toremember that the FC “done right” focuses on: 1.) Giving students any time access tocontent, 2.) Giving students the ability to learn content in and out of class at their pace, 3.)Giving students choice and ownership of their learning, 4.) Structuring my teaching so I canbe available when my students need my help the most, 5.) Building relationships with mystudents through 1-on-1 time, and 6.) Using the best tools for the learning activity. If avideo doesn’t help them learn then don’t use it.
  18. 18. Flipped Classroom Spectrum Content Libraries The Flipped Classroom Flipped Mastery Beyond . . .Wednesday, May 2, 12The FC is dynamic and fluid which gives teachers the ability to mold it into something thatworks for their specific situation. I like to call it the FC “spectrum”. Each area builds uponthe previous one which allows teachers to take “baby steps” as needed.Content Libraries: Creating digital content of lectures, explanations, tutorials, etc and makingit available to students whenever they need it.Flipped Classroom: Rearranging where and when content is delivered so teachers can beaccessible to students when they need help the most and class time can be used for moreeffective learning activities.Flipped Mastery: When content is accessible any time and the teacher is available to help asneeded why would we expect all students to learn at the same pace. In mastery studentsadvance through the curriculum as they demonstrate understanding.Beyond: Student directed learning. Students know what they have to learn and then haveoptions for how to learn it and how to demonstrate that they understand.
  19. 19. Wednesday, May 2, 12MACUL has a wonderful resources called MI Learning that is free and open to all educators oniTunesU. Many MI teachers are already sharing their classroom content with others.
  20. 20. Flipped PD “On Demand” PD Allows for more coaching and one-on- one time with teachersWednesday, May 2, 12Now that I am the edtech consultant for Jackson County I’m using the FC in professionaldevelopment. Instead of wasting time doing ineffective group trainings where both theteachers and I leave frustrated because login and password problems wasted half the trainingtime, I create edtech related tutorials that teachers can access at any time. Then when we domeet together our focus in on using technology in the classroom rather than how to turn iton.
  21. 21. Misconception #1 “So you’re telling me I can put 50 kids in a computer lab and they can learn chemistry with your videos?”Wednesday, May 2, 12One of the biggest misconceptions about the FC is that a computer screen can replace ateacher. This couldn’t be farther from the truth and those who try to do it this way won’t seethe learning improvements they are expecting. There are things teachers do better thantechnology (building relationships, individualizing questions/comments/explanations,classroom management, etc) and there are things that technology does better than teachers(making content accessible 24/7, making content rewindable). The trick to the FC done rightis finding the intersection of what teachers does best and what technology does best.
  22. 22. Misconception #2 “I’ve done my work now I can grade papers during class.”Wednesday, May 2, 12This is not an excuse for being a lazy teacher. The key to effective FC is increase 1-on-1student/teacher time. Effective FC teachers are up and moving through their classrooms, notsitting at their desks.
  23. 23. Misconception #3 “This won’t work. Not all my kids have internet at home.”Wednesday, May 2, 12Access outside of school is a huge issue. We discovered that if you try to create a “one sizefits all” solution it won’t happen. So instead of one “silver bullet” we found several “silverBB’s” to give students access. For example, some kids have internet access at home so wedon’t have to worry about them. Some have a computer but no internet so we just saved thescreencasts onto USB drives that they would take home. Some students used their cellphones. Some students used iPods. We purchased iPods for students to check out asneeded. Some students watched videos on DVDs we burned.
  24. 24. Misconception #4 The Flipped Classroom will look the same regardless of subject area, grade level, or teacher. “There is no such thing as THE Flipped Classroom” - Aaron SamsWednesday, May 2, 12There is no one such thing as THE Flipped Classroom and we shouldn’t expect it to lookexactly the same in every situation. That’s a good thing! It can be modified to fit the needsof the teacher regardless of grade level or subject area.
  25. 25. Questions?Wednesday, May 2, 12
  26. 26. Contact Information Dan Spencer Jackson County ISD Email: dan.spencer@jcisd.org Twitter: @runfardvs Website: DanielVSpencer.orgWednesday, May 2, 12

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