Join flipped classroom leaders for a fascinating panel on different methods of flipping the classroom. Which method would be best for you to implement? WSQ? Gamification? Game- based learning? Project-based learning? Genius Hour? Find out how to integrate hands-on activities in the classroom.
Purpose & objective
1. Educators who are interested in flipping their classroom will learn specific methods from experts and leaders in the field (WSQ, Genius Hour, Game based learning)
2. Educators will learn about the challenges (along with the solutions) of flipping the classroom
3. Educators will learn about the benefits to flipping your classroom
4. Educators will learn about the misconceptions about flipping the classroom
5. Educators will learn to flip the classroom across the disciplines (math, language, science)
Join flipped classroom leaders for a fascinating panel on different methods of flipping the classroom. Which method would be best for you to implement? WSQ? Gamification? Game Based Learning? Project-based learning? Genius Hour? Find out about ideas for integrating hands-on activities in the classroom.
Flipped classrooms have been a common trend in the past few years, with more educators adopting the model of flipping or blended learning. There are some misconceptions as to what flipping the classroom means. One of the misconceptions is that the goal of flipping the classroom is limited to watching a video at home instead of listening to a teacher’s lecture in class. In reality, this is only a small part of the method. The major goal of flipped classrooms is to allow more time in the classroom to be able to interact with students in a deeper and more meaningful way. It allows teachers to be less of a “performer” in the class and more of a facilitator of hands-on learning in the classroom. It also opens up opportunities for active learning since teachers have more interaction time in the classroom.
In this panel, three teachers from three different domains—who are each experts in flipping classroom and have been leaders in the field—will present their own methodology for flipping the classroom. Crystal Kirch is a high-school math teacher and a digital learning coach in Southern California. She established the WSQ method of flipping, which requires the students to come to the classroom ready for an in-depth interaction with Math concepts. Timonious Downing is a talented and gifted 7th grade English/languages arts teacher at Maryland. He has been flipping his classroom by integrating gamification. Brian Jones is a 7th grade science teacher; this year he created and implemented "Project Z," a 7th grade biology curriculum integrating STEM concepts and gamification incorporating a zombie theme.
During this panel we will discuss each method and how it addresses the challenges one faces when flipping his or her classroom: How to best engage the students with a video at home? What to do with the extra time in classroom? How to make sure students are prepared to interact in a deeper level of discussion? What is the WSQ method? How does one integrate gamification while flipping the classroom? What hands-on learning can you implement in the classroom? How do you manage the class? How does flipping facilitate in-depth learning? Does the term “flip your classroom” seem to be a barrier to some teachers, preventing them implementing it? How can flipping your classroom lead to building better relationships with students? Which tools can you use to flip your classroom? How can you best explain this method to the parents? And more!
Sophia and the Flipped Learning Network™ conducted an online survey on flipped learning in February 2014 that collected the responses of 2,358 teachers.
The last comprehensive review of flipped educators occurred in 2012 when the Flipped Learning Network™ and Sophia conducted surveys independent of each other. Here are some of their findings on the growth of flipped learning:
Two years ago, 73% of teachers recognized the term “Flipped Classroom”; in 2014 that is up to 96%. Two years ago, 48% of teachers had flipped a lesson; in 2014 that number increased to 78%. 96% of teachers who have flipped a lesson would recommend the method to other teachers. Roughly 9 out of 10 teachers noticed a positive change in student engagement since flipping their classrooms. This is up from 80% in the FLN 2012 survey and 85% in the Sophia 2012 survey.
Crystal Kirch is a contributing author to the book Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. (ISTE)