Is “implementing the flipped classroom model” on your list of goals for 2014?
Whether it’s your first time teaching by this model or you’re just starting to investigate its possibilities, you may have a number of questions before you begin to put it to use in your own courses. What tools and assignments best suit and support this model? What if students registered for the course don’t have the tools they need to complete assignments or participate in the activities? What if students don’t listen to (or watch) your recorded lectures? And, now that you’re not lecturing in class as often (if at all), how do you use that extra hour of class time? You may also be wondering if this model suits your course material in the first place.
In a post at the Bentley University’s IMPACT blog titled “The Flipped Classroom” (which was later carried at the Huffington Post), Cengage Learning author Mark Frydenberg writes: ““The premise of a flipped classroom is simple: Instead of lecturing in class and giving homework at home, flip it: give the lectures at home, and do the homework in class.” Though he does caution that “it is not a ‘one size fits all’ model,” he notes a few benefits he’s observed: in addition to creating a more engaging and active learning experience for students, it “…models a business experience that prepares students for their careers.”
Would you like to learn from this experienced instructor and author? If so, then you’ll want to listen in on today’s featured webinar recording. Here, he discusses the techniques, challenges, and successes of teaching in a flipped classroom. He shares his observations, gathered from his own experiences in implementing and teaching via this model, of the tools and strategies that keep students engaged in class and motivate them on to increased levels of participation. You’ll gain ideas for creating a classroom experience that gives students a story to tell about the learning that goes on in the classroom, and you’ll also learn how you can add value to your podcast or video lectures to promote student learning. You’ll walk away better informed about the flipped classroom experience, and may feel more prepared to try it out for yourself.
View the recorded webinar, “Lessons Learned from Teaching in a Flipped Classroom.”
What are your best practices for teaching in the flipped classroom? Share them in the comments section.