As technology transforms the classroom, teaching is changing as well. When students head back to school this year, they may discover that monotonous lectures and mundane activities are a thing of the past when their teachers decide to flip the classroom. Educators across the globe will take a pledge to flip one lesson on Friday, Sept. 6, the first “Flipped Day”. Hundreds of educators from 10 countries have already taken the pledge to use this innovative model of instruction on that day.
In the Flipped Learning model, some or most of direct instruction is delivered outside the group learning space using video or other modes of delivery. Class time, then, is available for students to engage in hands-on learning, collaborate with their peers, and evaluate their progress and for teachers to provide one-on-one assistance, guidance and inspiration.
According to a survey conducted by the Speak Up National Research Project (Fall 2012), it is estimated that only three percent of the teachers in the U.S. know about or “do” flipped learning. However, 27 percent of principals indicated their teachers wanted to try it this year.
Hosted by the Flipped Learning Network, TechSmith, Pearson and the companies listed below, Flipped Day aims to increase awareness of this student-centered instructional model by asking teachers to take the pledge to flip one with the expectation this leads to further flipped units or an entire course.
Teachers can either create or curate a lesson on Flipped Day. FlippedLearning.org offers tutorials for creating videos as well as video lessons from companies and nonprofits that teachers can adapt to fit in their classrooms.
What: Flipped Day: A Global Initiative
When: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
Where: Classrooms Everywhere
Who: Educators across the globe
Take the pledge: http://www.flippedday.org
Turn-key lessons include:
- Project WET: Discover the Incredible Journey of Water in the Water Cycle
- Carolina Biological Supply Company: How Big is a Living Cell?
- PBS LearningMedia: Design and Build a Tangle-Free Headphone Holder
- Sophia Learning: The Study of Density
- WGBH: Internal and External Character Conflict
- Mackin Educational Resources: Computer Use & Policies
- eduCanon: Inference vs. Observation
- Channel One: National Youth Orchestra Ambassadors Program
- Knowmia: What is Temperature? Or Distance Formula
About the Flipped Learning Network
Founded in 2012, the mission of the Flipped Learning Network™ is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning. The goals of the FLN are to provide professional learning opportunities; conduct, collaborate and disseminate relevant research; and act as the clearinghouse for distributing promising practices for current and future “flipped” educators. The FLN’s online professional learning community has more than 12,000 members. For more information, visit http://www.flippedlearning.org .
Source: Press Release