Welcome to my 21st Century Innovative Learning website. This site is dedicated to explaining the flipped model, combined with inductive teaching strategies (inquiry/discovery, problem, and project-based learning, also known as active learning strategies) for teachers, parents, educators, administrators, superintendents, and educational policy makers. My main emphasis is in mathematics education at the middle school level.
I want my capstone website to help people understand the new technologies and the flipped model, and how these tools lend themselves nicely to inquiry and blended learning environments, in order to decrease the achievement gap and increase performance for all children.
I share my own action research here, and my inspiration to flip my classroom - which freed up class time for inquiry/discovery, deeper problem-solving, and project-based learning, including various active-learning strategies.
I will also share resources for different activities and student work samples, as well as videos of some of the activities I used. These activities make learning fun for students, the way learning should be. Students are not spending class time listening to boring math lessons and taking notes, but are truly engaged in meaningful education instead.
These inductive/active-learning strategies provide richer learning experiences for students that will engage, motivate and empower them and allow them to have fun, while still achieving statistically significant growth in performance!
My goal is to help improve mathematics education at the middle-school level for all students, and this site will serve as a record of my methods, challenges, and successes.