What is Flipped Learning?
- “Instruction moves from the group learning space (classroom) to the individual learning space (home), and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter." Citation: Flipped Learning Network (FLN). (2014) The Four Pillars of F-L-I-P.™
What is the difference between a Flipped Classroom and a Traditional Classroom?
- In a Traditional Classroom, the teacher is the primary source of information. Students divide their time between lecture, notes and practice. Then, they continue practicing new concepts at home without the support of their teacher, nor their classmates.
- In a Flipped Classroom, students receive direct instruction at home from a variety of sources (including, but not limited to, the teacher, videos, etc.). Students devote the whole class period to practicing new concepts with the support of the teacher, their classmates and eventually, independently.
What does the classroom look like?
- The classroom is active. Students will be communicating, reading and writing in Spanish.
- Students will work individually, in pairs, or in larger groups, depending on the activity.
What does the homework look like?
- The homework will be a lesson to present new material. It may be a video or worksheet, and students will have guided notes to complete.
- Video recordings should be less than five minutes, but students will likely pause the video to copy notes, or to repeat a concept. This empowers the student to take their time with the material, and not feel rushed because they’re the last one copying notes and the period ends in two minutes.
What is expected of the student?
- Students are expected to come to class prepared. This means they completed the lesson for homework and brought their notes to class.
What is expected of the teacher?
- I create lessons for students to learn new concepts. For some assignments, students may have the choice of watching the instructional video, or copying notes from a worksheet.
What are the benefits?
- Less time talking about Spanish (defining vocabulary, outlining grammar concepts), gives us more time to use Spanish in class.
- Lessons are always available for review.
- Parents, guardians and support teachers always have access to the lessons.