The "flipped classroom" model shifts the current classroom paradigm so that lectures can be seen at home while homework activities are done in class. This is to allow more time for applying the knowledge and receiving more personal help from the instructor. Modern technology has sparked this new trend in education in which the flipped model transforms classrooms into laboratories or studios where class time is used for answering student questions/helping with homework plus other activities which help students apply what they’ve learned.
In EDUC 597 - Flippling the Classroom at the University of Indianapolis, teachers will develop the skills to flip their own classrooms while experiencing the flipped classroom model themselves. Focus areas will include a conceptual framework for the flipped classroom and strategies for ensuring that students engage in active learning within this model of teaching.Time will be blocked out for teachers to find content from a wide variety of sources across the disciplines, as well as teachers creating their own content.The flipped classroom isn’t just about bringing new technologies into classrooms; it’s about using that technology to transform the way students learn.
EDUC 597 is available for 3 credits, beginning Tuesday evening May 6, 2012 The course will continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:00-8:00 PM, until May 26, 2012. Registration information is available here: http://education.uindy.edu/ci/