Flipped Classroom

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Description

In this course, participants will understand the idea behind flipped classrooms and how they can integrate it into their own classroom curriculum. This approach has been defined as a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to hands-on exercises, projects, or discussions.  

Flipped (upside down) classrooms focus on active learning and student engagement giving the instructor a better opportunity to deal with mixed levels, student difficulties, and differentiated learning styles during the in-class time. 

By the end of this course, participants will have a full understanding of this new method and be able to confidently implement a “Flipped Classroom” lesson. 

Concept by: Iacopo Falciani

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Understand the components of a Flipped Classroom and how to successfully implement it in class; 
  • Confidently create ‘lectures’ via various media methods;
  • Guide students on an individual and group basis in class; 
  • Understand how to assess a Flipped Classroom project and create a lesson plan; 
  • Brainstorm ways in which this approach can be implemented cross-curricular or school-wide.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & intro to the Flipped Classroom

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.
  • Understanding what the Flipped Classroom is and looking it in detail;
  • Establishing ways in which it can be implemented;
  • Brainstorming your own project;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Creating material

  • Building ‘lectures’;
  • Understanding how to create videos for students and where to upload and store them;
  • Explore other Flipped Classroom teaching methods through blogs, messenger and other social media platforms.

Day 3 – Group work

  • Understanding how to manage group work;
  • Consulting with students and groups;
  • Creating rubrics and student portfolios.

Day 4 – Lesson plans

  • Creating a detailed Flipped Classroom lesson plan.

Day 5 – Brainstorm

  • Finishing up the lesson plan and assessment rubric;
  • Brainstorming cross-curricular or school wide Flipped Classroom learning in your school.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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