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 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.
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.
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.