“An intentional shift of content which helps move students back to the center of learning rather than the products of schooling.”
Flipped classrooms began when Woodland Park, Colorado –based teachers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann started using videos for students to watch at home to deliver lecture and direct instruction, while class time was spent on inquiry-based learning which would include what would traditionally be viewed as a student’s homework assignment. So, the “lecture” and “homework” components of the class are, well – flipped. They have since started a network of “flippers” from across the US and Canada through www.flippedclass.com, and are now starting to document their methods through a series of Professional Development segments for other teachers at www.flippedlearning.org.
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