The Flipped Classroom
- 3 Credits
What is The Flipped Classroom Course for Teachers?
The Flipped Classroom is an independent study online course where students will investigate the pedagogical reasoning in comparing a traditional learning environment and “The Flipped Classroom” model. The flipped classroom reverses how class and home time are utilized. This online course will research the pros and cons of Flipping the Classroom which, at its most basic definition, means that students watch a video of the day's lesson while at home and work on problem sets, projects, and discussions during class time. In other words, traditional homework would be done during the school day where the student has access to the teacher's expertise and interaction with their peers while the lecture (lesson) would be watched at home. The course covers all the mechanics of making your videos, creating an online presence for your class, and the pedagogy behind the flipped classroom.
What Will You Learn in This PD course?
The flipped classroom model can be highly motivational, provide for very individualized (differentiated) instruction, increase problem-solving opportunities, provides for blended learning practices, and increases contact between teacher and student through more hands-on interactions. In this professional development course, students will learn to use innovative tools to formulate activities that enhance their teaching and interactions with their peers and students. Students will also learn to develop and design digital learning experiences to promote diverse learning styles and skills including assessment types. NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately.