Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom
A Method to Improve Instruction and
Learning in the Classroom
First Developed by: Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams
from Woodland Park, Colorado
Today’s Presenters: Sheila Barker – Science Learning Leader
[Amarillo High]
Kim Brumley – AP/IB, P-AP Chemistry Teacher;
Chem Team Leader
Karen Copeland – Algebra I Teacher
Ann Ryan – AP/IB, US History; SS Dept. Head
Ronda Pomeroy – Digital Learning Leader
Involves: Quality Instructional Videos
Engaging Class Activities
Robust Assessments , Formative Assessments – feedback
More time for Differentiation – RTI
More time for inquiry and projects – incorporated into the learning
Aaron Sams Chemistry Class
Using the Model
at Amarillo High School
• Kim Brumley – and our Chemistry Team
• Ann Ryan – US History
• Karen Copeland – and our Algebra Team
• Some of our Middle Schools have also started
The Traditional Definition of a Flipped
• Where videos take the place of direct instruction
• This then allows students to get individual time in
class to work with their teacher on key learning
• It is called the flipped class because what used to
be class work (the “lecture”) is done at home via
teacher-created videos and what used to be
homework (assigned problems) is now done in
But….. It is much more than this.
The Flipped Classroom is NOT:
• A synonym for online videos. When most people
hear about the flipped class, all they think about
are the videos. It is the interaction and the
meaningful learning activities that occur during
the face-to-face time that is most important.
• About replacing teachers with videos.
• An online course.
• Students working without structure.
• Students spending the entire class staring at a
computer screen.
• Students working in isolation.
The Flipped Classroom is:
• A means to increase interaction and personalized CONTACT
TIME between students and teachers
• An environment where students take responsibility for their
own learning.
• A classroom where the teacher is not the “sage on the stage”,
but the “guide on the side”.
• A blending of direct instruction with constructivist learning.
• A classroom where students who are absent due to illness or
extra-curricular activities such as athletics or field-trips, don’t
get left behind.
• A class where content is permanently archived for review or
• A class where all students are engaged in their learning.
• A place where all students can get a personalized education.
• An opportunity to build stronger relationships with students.
Here is what you need to get started:
• Need Technology and Administration support
and Buy-in
• Financial support
• A way to record lessons or podcast – we use
Camtasia, elmo, video cameras, webcams,
Livescribe pens, projectors, computers in
room, and headsets.
• A place to store the lessons and deliver them
– we use Blackboard and Cisco Show and
Share video server, DVDs, portable stick
Need to:
• Share the Vision with counselors, parents and
the community - Communication
• Put aside time to produce the videos, develop
enriched activities for the classroom and
formative assessments
• Introduce to your students how to watch a
podcast and take notes
• Make the podcasts fun and visually appealing
• Keep podcasts under 10 minutes if possible
How to get started --1. Video your lesson and edit using Camtasia
2. Can use Elmo to capture image or write over an
exisitng Powerpoint. (can show pic-in-pic)
3. OR, sit in front of a webcam or camera and
record a lesson
4. OR, make a pencast using Livescribe pens
5. Keep it between 5 to 15 minutes in length
6. Render it and upload to a Video Server to share
or save to portable drives, DVDs, itunes
University, etc.
7. Make sure students know how to access it
8. Prepare the lesson that will occur in class
Want to Know More?
Visit these websites:
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H4RkudFzlc&feature=youtu.be
Aaron Sams flipped classroom
• http://k12blueprint.com/k12/blueprint/webinar_flipping.php
this link leads to the next one for the detailed webinar
• http://www.media.qualitytech.com/client/new_bay/2011_1101/36
1463/launch.htm A very detailed webinar explaining how it works
• http://vodcasting.ning.com/ ; http://flipped-learning.com/?p=245
• http://flippedclass.com
• http://chemicalsams.blogspot.com Aaron Sams blog
• http://www.k12blueprint.com
• http://k12blueprint.com/k12/blueprint/webinar_flipping.php
• http://thedailyriff.com Articles about the flipped classroom
• http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/how-the-flipped-classroom-isradically-transforming-learning-536.php
• A good IT person or Digital Learning Leader – Tech support
• Software:
MS Powerpoint, MS Word, Corcodoc.com, Awwapp.com
Smartboard, Snagit, Camtasia, Screencastomatic,
Livescribe, Moodle, Prezi
• Hardware:
Computers, headsets, Livescribe pens, webcam, external harddrives, video cameras, DVDs and burner, can also use iPads,
iPods, portable stick drives

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