Does it take time to flip you classroom? How does it work with Inquiry and PBL?
Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams have written this book to guide you to the flipped mastery level quicker. I really wish this had been available when I started.
There are stages that teachers go through as they make this transformation, and the shift may take 1-3 years for teachers, depending on their experience. It is most difficult for new teachers, while teachers with 10 or more years of experience often move to the flipped mastery level more quickly according to the book Flipped Learning , by Jonathon Bergman and Aaron Sams.
Creating the video lessons/lectures (or finding those that align to the textbook and the common core standards) takes time for any teacher, and locating the technology to build up their resources and the time to learn how to create and publish them requires ongoing training in the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model. “TPACK is the basis of good teaching with technology, and requires an understanding of the representation of concepts using technologies; pedagogical techniques that utilize technologies in constructive ways to teach content; knowledge of what makes concepts difficult or easy to learn and how technology can help redress some of the problems students face; knowledge of students’ prior knowledge and theories of epistemology; and how technologies can be utilized to build on existing knowledge and to develop new or strengthen old epistemologies” (Punya & Koehler, 2006, p. 1021).
Supporters of the flipped instructional model say that "students are doing the lower levels of cognitive work in terms of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy (gaining knowledge, vocabulary, and basic comprehension) outside of class, and focusing on the higher forms of cognitive work (application, analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation) in class with the support of peers and the instructor" (Brame, 2013, p. 1).
As technology has grown more available to students, with iPads, Chromebooks, and hand-held devices available in classrooms for student use, it is now easier for teachers to incorporate the flipped model. Many institutions have become technology schools or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) schools, and are investing monies to provide a 1:1 ratio of computers to students. This development has led to an increase of project-based learning PBL and challenge-based learning. Chen (2010) acknowledges that 21st century children are being raised with technology, and its use must be incorporated into modern classrooms.
Milton Chen spoke in my school district at the CUE conference. Have you ever heard of Edutopia.org? Very inspiring and motivational.
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